8/4/16: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

August 4th, 2016, 6:42 am by Greg

MUSIC: Big Thief @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. Adrianne Lenker’s lilting narratives are wrapped in a fuzzy guitar sound on this Brooklyn’s band’s recently released debut album, Masterpiece. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Alive at Five @ Tricentennial Park, Albany. Is it really possible? Is this really the last Alive at Five concert of the year? Well, yes it is, and the free concert series is wrapping it all up with veteran southern rockers (and huge Frank Frazetta fans) Molly Hatchet, still led by founding guitarist-vocalist Dave Hlubek. With Tumbleweed Highway. 5pm. FREE.

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MUSIC: Seth & the Moody Melix @ Barker Park, Troy. The trio of guitarist Seth Warden, fiddler Doug Moody and percussionist Brian Melick serve up an outdoor concert of toe-tapping music for the young ones. 11am. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: The Lustre Kings @ Schaghticoke Town Hall Gazebo, Melrose. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Riverboat Jazz Band @ Jay Street, Schenectady. The Jazz on Jay lunchtime concert series continues in a traditional vein… 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: The Philadelphia Orchestra @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Stéphane Denève conducts Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 and special guest violinist Sarah Chang for Sibelius’ Violin Concerto. 8pm.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: The Lounge Stage at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival @ Dodds Farm, Hillsdale. It’s the Falcon Ridge pre-fest celebration featuring Pesky J. Nixon, Peter Mulvey, Jesse Terry, the Sea the Sea, Spuyten Duyvil, George Woods, Joe Jencks, We’re About 9, Chelsea Berry, Annika Bennett, Reggie Harris, Rachael Kilgour and more. 5pm.

MUSIC: Don McGrory @ Naumkeag at Night, Stockbridge. Delta blues accompanied by Michael Eck and Steven Clyde of Ramblin Jug Stompers. 5pm. $10.

MUSIC: Old Trellis @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Sekanjabin @ The Falcon, Marlboro. An 11-piece international ensemble, infusing traditional Turkish music with rhythms and styles from around the world, re-imagined with not-so-traditional instrumentation. With Choban Elektrik, progessive-psychedelic-Balkan folk-rockers. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Inertia @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. 8:30pm. $5.

MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Clarinet Marmalade Trio @ the Twisted Vine Wine and Tap Bar, Delmar. 8pm.

THEATER: “A Night With Janis Joplin” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Kelly McIntyre stars as the electrifying blues-rock singer in the play written and directed by Randy Johnson. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, August 7.

MUSIC: Brian Patneaude Duo @ Speakeasy 518, Albany. The jazz saxman is joined by guitarist Matt Finck. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The New York Players @ the Crossings of Colonie, Loudonville. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

THEATER: “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” @ the First Congregational Church, Williamstown. Directed by Brandon Burns, the Starlight Stage Youth Theatre celebrates its 41st season with a stage adaptation of Douglas Adams’ sci-fi gem. 7pm. $10; $7 children. Through Saturday.

MUSIC: Thunder Ridge @ Dutchman’s Landing, Catskill. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: A Nautical Mile @ Rascals, Guilderland. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Union Fire Company #2 Marching Band @ Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: The Guilderland Town Band @ Guilderland Performing Arts Center at Tawasentha Park, Altamont. 7:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

FILM: “Eames: The Architect and the Painter” @ PS21, Chatham. Narrated by James Franco, this 2011 documentary explores the work of Charles and Ray Eames. 8:30pm. FREE.