7/30/15: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

July 30th, 2015, 7:57 am by Greg

MUSIC: RaeLynn @ Corning Preserve Boat Launch Parking Lot, Albany. It’s Country Night at Alive at Five. An alum of season two of NBC-TV’s “The Voice,” the country singer has covered the bases with her first two hits singles, “God Made Girls” and “For a Boy.” With Big Sky Country. 5pm. FREE. UPDATE: The Alive at Five show has been moved from Jennings Landing to the rain site due to weather reports. GO HERE for more info and the complete Alive at Five concert schedule…

MUSIC: Peter Yarrow @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. The celebration of the 50th anniversary of Medicare features speakers, cake and a performance by the legendary folksinger. 12noon. FREE.

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MUSIC: Joe Hill 100 Roadshow @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady. A stellar line-up of activist folk musicians Magpie, Joe Jencks, Charlie King and George Mann performs songs of justice and freedom as part of the nationwide tour honoring the life, music and legacy of the labor icon on the centenary of his execution. Longtime regional IWW member Greg Giorgio will host the show. 7pm. $22; $30 Gold Circle.

MUSIC: The Chronicles @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. It’s the Alive at Five after-party. 8pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Murder for Two” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Scott Schwartz directs the new musical murder mystery-comedy. 7:30pm. Through August 9.

MUSIC: Bradley Brookshire @ Hyde Hall, Cooperstown. The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival presents the harpsichordist in “The Goldberg Variations Demystified.” 7:30pm. $25; $15 students.

THEATER: “Spun: A Brother/Sister Rock Musical” @ Wood Theater, Glens Falls. The Adirondack Theater Festival continues its 21st season with the two-person rock musical directed by Chad Rabinovitz. 7:30pm. $32-$45. Through August 1.

MUSIC: Ben O’Shea’s Dadtet @ Jay Street, Schenectady. The Jazz on Jay concert series continues with trombonist Ben O’Shea leading the band – Brian Patneaude on tenor saxophone; Keith Pray on alto saxophone; Dave Gleason on piano; Mike Lawrence on bass; and Andy Hearn on drums – in a mix of straight ahead jazz and Latin-influenced music, including pieces written by Duke Ellington, Benny Carter and others. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule… UPDATE: This concert has been moved indoors to Proctors’ Robb Alley due to the threat of storms.

MUSIC: Dog on Fleas @ Barker Park, Troy. Led by Grammy Award-winning producer Dean Jones, Dog on Fleas have been making crazy original music for kids and families for 15 years, running the gamut from rock to calypso, swing to funk. 11am. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

MUSIC: Capital Underground Live @ Bombers, Troy. Ralph Renna hosts the weekly Local 518 music showcase, this week featuring Desafinado, Siobhan Hotaling and Metrohead. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Jump Daddies @ Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

MUSIC: JJ & the Impacts @ Schaghticoke Town Hall Lawn, Melrose. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

MUSIC: The Pipe Kings @ Crossings of Colonie, Loudonville. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

THEATER: “Romeo & Juliet” @ the First Street Common, Pittsfield. Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park’s timeless and tragic tale of star-crossed lovers stars 17-year-old Joey LaBrasca and 18-year-old Fiona Barnett-Mulligan. 8pm. FREE. Through August 2.

MUSIC: The Audiostars @ Guilderland Performing Arts Center at Tawasentha Park, Guilderland. 7:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

MUSIC: Bronte Roman @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Dusk Til Dawn @ Coeymans Landing Park, Coeymans. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete concert schedule…

MUSIC: Thunder Ridge @ Dutchmans Landing, Catskill. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete concert schedule…

MUSIC: Scotia Glenviille Community Band @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…