8/27/15: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

August 27th, 2015, 8:00 am by Greg

COMEDY: Kevin Hart @ the Times Union Center, Albany. The funnyman makes a downtown stop on his What Now? Tour. 8pm. $59.50 & $163.

COMEDY: Eddie Izzard @ Tanglewood, Lenox. It’s a battle royale between big-time laughmakers tonight: Eddie Izzard vs. Kevin Hart. 7pm. $54-$109.

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COMEDY: Ryan Hamilton @ Funny Bone at Crossgates Mall, Guilderland. With all the high-wattage comedy competition around town, it’s looking like a tough night to launch a new Nippertown comedy club… 7:30pm. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: The Lustre Kings @ Schaghticoke Town Hall Lawn, Melrose. Mark Gamsjager & the boys wrap up the 2015 Summer Concert Series… 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC; The Lonely Heartstring Band @ the Cock N’ Bull, Galway. Bluegrass. 8pm.

MUSIC: Sirsy @ Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa. Wrapping up the 2015 Concerts in the Park series… 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

ARTS WALK: Downstreet Art @ various locations, North Adams. 6-9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Jonah Smith @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. At his sweetest, award-winning singer-songwriter and 2014 contestant on “America’s Got Talent” Jonah Smith recalls Paul McCartney; at his grittiest, he reminds listeners of Tom Waits; and at his funkiest and jazziest he recalls fellow Syracuse native Martin Sexton. With Andy Stack, a long-time bandmate of Smith’s and a co-founder of Wye Oak. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Greyhounds @ Dutchman’s Landing, Catskill. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete 2015 Music in the Park concert schedule…

MUSIC: Jeff Gonzales & the 2-Bit Cowboys @ the Crossings of Colonie, Loudonville. Wrapping up the 2015 season of Concerts at the Crossings… 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Mike & the Monsters @ Coeymans Landing Park, Coeymans. Wrapping up the 2015 season of Evening On the Green concerts… 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Music by McIntosh @ Jay Street, Schenectady. Wrapping up the Jazz on Jay lunchtime concert series… 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Sediment Club @ the Half Moon, Hudson. A night of no wave and freak music. With Alien Trilogy, Painted Faces and DJ Lunar Moss. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: The Washington County Band @ the Georgi, Shushan. Come hear the nation’s oldest performing concert band outdoors in the Community Park. And the Salem Rotary will be scooping up ice cream for everyone. 7pm. FREE.

DANCE: Movement Story Hour @ Barker Park, Troy. Appropriate for all age levels, the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company’s workshop is designed to nurture the creative movement potential of each child. 11am. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Black August @ the Low Beat, Albany. 6pm.