1/21/16: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

January 21st, 2016, 7:40 am by Greg

MUSIC: What Moon Things @ the Low Beat, Albany. Formed in New Paltz and now based in Brooklyn, the band lands in Greater Nippertown in support of their new EP Space Jams, released just last month. With Dirty Dishes and Jouska. 7:30pm. $10.

MUSIC: Dead of Winter Jam @ The Garage, Pittsfield. The Rev Tor Band and their friends – including the Whiskey Treaty Roadshow, Rebel Alliance, the Picky Bastards, Misty Blues, Domino Theory, Who Are You and more – play their fifth annual concert tribute to the music of the Grateful Dead. 8pm. $12. GO HERE for more info…

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FILM: “Heart of a Dog” @ MASS MoCA’s Club B-10, North Adams. The first feature film in nearly 30 years from pioneering artist Laurie Anderson examines love and loss from her unique perspective. Followed by a Skype Q&A with Anderson following the screening. 7:30pm. $9; $5 students. GO HERE for more info…

THEATER: “Rogers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The Tony Award-winning musical from the creators of “South Pacific” and “The Sound of Music” will delight audiences with its contemporary take on the classic fairy tale. 1:30 & 8pm. $20-$80. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Bobby Previte & the Visitors @ the Half Moon, Hudson. 8pm.

MUSIC: Adrien Reju @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The singer-songwriter brings her eclectic original music – a blend of rock, soul, pop, folk and other influences – to her new hometown in support of her latest album, Strange Love & the Secret Language. With Elijah Wolf. 8pm. $12.

THEATER: Original One Act Play Festival @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The Circle Theatre Players present an evening of eight short plays by eight playwrights, directed by eight directors. Comedies, dramas, mysteries… It’s all a surprise. 7:30pm. $12; $8 under age 18. Through Sunday.

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

MUSIC: Chris Carey & Mike O’Donnell @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 8pm.

MUSIC: In Spite of Ourselves @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. 9:30pm. Pay what you want.

MUSIC: Raisinhead @ NaNola, Malta. 8pm.

READING: Third Thursday Poetry Night @ the Social Justice Center, Albany. Poetry open mic hosted by Dan Wilcox with featured poet Bunkong Tuon. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm reading. $3.

OPEN MIC: Open Mic Night @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm performance. $3.

OPEN MIC: Open Mic & Jam @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady. 6:45pm sign-up; 7pm performance. FREE.

FILM: “The Armor of Light” @ The Linda, Albany. The documentary film follows the journey of the Reverend Rob Schenck – Evangelical minister, anti-abortion activist and fixture on the political far right – trying to find the courage to preach about the growing toll of gun violence in America. 7pm. $8.