10/29/15: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

October 29th, 2015, 7:00 am by Greg

Drawing of Mickey Hart by Charles H. Haymes

MUSIC: Ramblin Jug Stompers and Jill Hughes @ Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls. In conjunction with the photo exhibit, “A Transitional Interpretation: American Roots Music by Five Photographers,” Greater Nippertown’s fave jug band teams up with the fab jazz/soul/blues singers for a unique musical collaboration. 7pm. FREE.

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MUSIC: Dead & Company @ Times Union Center, Albany. Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir team up with John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti to kick off their maiden tour. 7pm. $50, $75 & $99.

MUSIC: Grace Potter @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The Vermont rocker rolls into town in support of her debut solo album, Midnight. With Rayland Baxter. 8pm. $38 & $48. GO HERE to read a new interview…

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys @ the Holiday Inn Express, Latham. The bluegrass faves play their annual benefit concert to honor the Father Peter G. Young Jr. Foundation. 7pm. $20.

MUSIC: A Jazz Tribute to Mike Wicks @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. The Local 518 jazz scene celebrates the life and music of bassist Mike Wicks, who died last December. Featuring performances by Alone Together: The Mollin-Clay Jazz Duo and the Michael Wicks Tribute Band, led by his son Gary Wicks on bass. Also a special listening party of never-before-heard Wicks’ music, as well as a jam session. 7pm. FREE; donations encouraged for the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: The Felice Brothers @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Longtime Helsinki favorites the Felice Brothers return to rip it up Catskill-rock style. 8pm. $22.

MUSIC: Joe Jackson @ the Academy of Music, Northampton. If you missed him in action at The Egg on Monday, well, now you’ve got another chance. 8pm. $48.50 & $58.50.

MUSIC: The Buena Vista Social Club @ the Calvin Theatre, Northampton. It’s the farewell tour for the Cuban all-star ensemble featuring Omara Portuondo, Eliades Ochoa, Guajiro Mirabal, Barbarito Torres and Jesus Aguaje Ramos. 8pm. $49.50, $59.50 & $79.50.

MUSIC: Gratefully Yours @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. One of several Dead & Company. after-parties. 10pm.

MUSIC: Knot Dead @ the Low Beat, Albany. Here’s another Dead & Company after-party. 10pm.

MUSIC: The Near Dead Experience @ City Beer Hall, Albany. Yes, it’s another Dead & Company after-party. 11:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: ShwizZ @ the Madison Theater, Albany. A melting pot of funk and prog rock. 8:30pm.

THEATER: “The Screwtape Letters” @ Proctors, Schenectady. A provocative and wickedly funny theatrical adaptation of the C.S. Lewis novel about spiritual warfare from a demon’s point of view. 8pm. $20-$55.

MUSIC: King Pariah @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Lock 9, Nidus, OD and Brian Michael. 7pm. $5 in costume; $10 without costume.

MUSIC: The New Deal @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. 9pm. $22. UPDATE: This show has been moved to Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs at 9pm on Sunday, November 8.