9/24/15: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

September 24th, 2015, 7:57 am by Greg

COMEDY: Barry Crimmins @ the Comedy Works, Albany. Comedian, political activist and the subject of “Call Me Lucky,” the new award-winning documentary by Bobcat Goldthwaite, Barry Crimmins steps into the Local 518 spotlight in person for a night of stand-up. 7:30pm. $20.

MUSIC: “Within 2” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. A performance by Lebanese electronic composer Tarek Atoui, who has composed music that can be appreciated by a hearing-impaired audience. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

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MUSIC: Dick Hensold @ the Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls. The leading Northumberian small piper in North America has performed for the past 20 years in England, Scotland, Japan, Canada and all across the United States. The concert will feature a variety of instruments and music from Cape Breton, Scotland, Scandinavia, both original and traditional. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Holly & Evan Band @ the Olde English Pub, Albany. Blues and more… 8pm.

MUSIC: Taina Asili y la Banda Rebelde @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Celebrating the first anniversary of their Fruit of Hope album. With Anneice Cousin of Beat*Shot Productions. 9pm. $10.

THEATER: “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The 2014 Tony Award-winner as Best Musical. The zany musical farce tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, an heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by — you guessed it — eliminating the eight pesky relatives who stand in his way. 1:30 & 8pm. $20-$80. Through Saturday.

MUSIC: Jaimeo Brown Transcendence @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The jazz drummer joins forces with saxman Jaleel Shaw and guitarist Chris Sholar. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

ARTS WALK: DownStreet Art @ various locations, North Adams. The final DownStreet Art of the season features permanent and pop-up gallery receptions, dance and music performances and community events. 6-9pm. FREE.

DANCE: Bridgman | Packer Dance @ DownStreet Art, North Adams. The dance company offers “Truck,” performed in the back of a 17-foot U-Haul truck. Acclaimed for their integration of choreography and video technology, Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer are Guggenheim Fellows in choreography. Over the course of the final DownStreet Art Thursday, four approximately 20-minute performances of TRUCK will occur between 7-9pm. FREE. GO HERE for more more info…

MUSIC: Spill @ the Low Beat, Albany. Philly funky punks. With T.S. & the Past Haunts, Blood of Spain and Bare Mattress. 7pm. $5.

TALK: Mark Allen @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. The 1993 Skidmore alum leads a discussion exploring ideas of art and social engagement in the current exhibition “Machine Project: The Platinum Collection (Live by Special Request).” 5:30pm.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Sonic Ascent @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Tim Lok Chan. 9:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Clarinet Marmalade Trio @ Tierra Coffee Roasters, Albany. 7pm.

READING: “Conjunctions” @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center’s Recital Hall, Albany. A celebration of Bard College’s innovative literary journal Conjunctions with a reading by Conjunctions editor Bradford Morrow, as well as contributing editors Ann Lauterbach and Peter Straub. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Big Sky Country @ Newberry Music Hall, Saratoga Springs. New recruit Rikk Anderson makes his debut with the band. 9pm. $5.

FILM: “Indie Game: The Movie” @ the Opalka Gallery, Albany. This 2012 Sundance award-winning documentary follows the underdogs of the video game industry, indie game developers, who sacrifice money, health and sanity to realize their lifelong dreams of sharing their visions with the world. 6:30pm.

TELEVISION: Big Grams @ “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” NBC-TV. Phantogram – featuring Local 518 faves Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter – return to late-night with the television debut of their new project, Big Grams, a collaboration with OutKast’s Big Boi. Big Grams’ self-titled debut CD is slated for release on Friday (September 25). 11:30pm. GO HERE for more info…

FILM: “16 Acres” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. A documentary chronicling the dramatic inside story of the monumental collision of interests at Ground Zero in the decade following 9/11. 7pm.