9/17/15: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

September 17th, 2015, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Annie & the Hedonists @ the Crandall Library, Glens Falls. Led by the fabulous voice of Annie Rosen, the band serves up a wonderfully eclectic mix of acoustic blues, swingin’ vintage jazz and folk-roots Americana. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for the complete schedule of the free Live! Folklife Concert Series…

MUSIC: Little War Twins @ the Parish Public House, Albany. Straight outta Boston. With Band of Ghosts, ReaLation, the Further Unsound and A World for You. 9pm.

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PERFORMANCE?: “dotQuantum” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. As part of a series of academic activities on the RPI campus, Italian media-art collective Flatform presents a multimedia event that manipulates moving image, programmed light and objects to “see through” a static understanding of the world around us. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Vieux Farka Touré & Julia Easterlin @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. 8pm. $22 & $28. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled.

TALK: “Comics and the Art of Visual Communication” @ Skidmore College’s Gannett Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. The Fox-Adler Endowed Lecture features Scott McCloud, cartoonist and comic theorist. 5:15pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Mikaela Davis @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Have harp, will dazzle. Really. With Johnny Society. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

ART RECEPTION: Arts Attitudes @ Round Lake Auditorium, Round Lake. It’s the opening reception for the Malta League of Arts’ exhibit and sale of the work of 40 regional artists with featured artist Anne Diggory. Music by Elizabeth Woodbury-Kasius & Heard. 6-8:30pm. $20; $10 students; FREE children under age 12. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Bobby T’s Sports Grill, Albany. 5pm.

MUSIC: Toss the Feathers @ Public House 42, Albany. Providing the Celtic soundtrack for the Halfway-to-St. Patrick’s Day bash. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: Colleen Pratt & Friends @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Three Quarter North @ LT’s Grill, Niskayuna. 6:15pm. FREE.

FILM: “Amy” @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. The new Amy Winehouse documentary. 7:30pm. Also at 7:30pm on Friday & Sunday.

MUSIC: Teri Roiger @ SUNY New Paltz’s McKenna Theatre, New Paltz. The jazz singer and her band – pianist Wayne Hawkins, bassist John Menegon, drummer Jeff Siegel, guitarist Mark Dziuba, saxophonist Mike Lee and clarinetist Steve Gorn – celebrate the timeless music of Billie Holiday in her centennial year. 8pm. $8.

READING: Third Thursday Poetry Night @ the Social Justice Center, Albany. Open mic for poets hosted by Dan Wilcox. With featured poet Mike Jurkovic. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm readings. $3.

FILM: “Sustaining This Place” @ The Linda, Albany. Filmmaker Rik Scarce takes a look at sustainability entrepreneurs of all stripes, who are closing streets to traffic, constructing rooftop gardens 35 floors above the sidewalk and raising chickens and micro-greens in the heart of New York’s capital. 7pm. $8.