9/15/16: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

September 15th, 2016, 7:46 am by Greg

MUSIC: The Goodbye Girls @ the Cock ‘n Bull, Galway. These four young ladies will blow the barn apart with their contagious Americana, folk and bluegrass music. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: The Howling Hex @ the Low Beat, Albany. Ex-Royal Trux front man Neil Michael Hagerty’s wailing guitar outfit makes their Greater Nippertown debut. Hold onto your hats… 8pm. $15.

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TALK: Joyce Carol Oates @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center’s Main Theater, Albany. She’s written more that 160 books, and now the award-winning novelist, essayist, poet, playwright engages in a conversation with WAMC-FM’s Joe Donahue about “The Creative Life.” 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Bombadils @ Crandall Public Library’s Folklife Center, Glens Falls. Canadian maritimer Luke Fraser (guitar, mandolin, vocals) and prairie-girl Sarah Frank (fiddle, vocals) share their love of folk songs, fiddle tunes and the stories behind the music. Performing tonight as a trio with cello vixen Kaitlyn Raitz. 7pm. FREE.

THEATER: “The Tavern” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Steven Patterson directs George M. Cohan’s vintage melodrama as the first production on the Bridge Street Theatre’s new Mainstage. 7:30pm. Pay-what-you-will. Through Sunday, September 25.

MUSIC: The Guy Mendilow Ensemble @ Union College’s Memorial Chapel, Schenectady. The five-piece band performs the songs and stories of the Sephardic Jews. 7:30pm. $15.

THEATER: “American Son” @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. Christopher Demos-Brown’s explosive, award-winning drama examines our nation’s racial divide through the eyes of an estranged, interracial couple. Directed by Julianne Boyd, it had its world premiere at Barrington Stage earlier this summer, and now it’s back for an encore run. 7pm. $49. Through Sunday, September 25. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Hibernian Hall, Albany. 5:30pm.

MUSIC: The Nellies @ Mabee Farm Historic Site, Rotterdam Junction. Bluegrass, folk and Americana as the Howlin’ at the Moon concert series continues. With Flood Road. 7pm. $5.

MUSIC: The Greater Love Combo @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Andrew Wheeler and Paul Reepmeyer. 8pm. $7.

FILM: “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week, the Touring Years” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Ron Howard’s new Fab Four documentary on the big screen. 5 & 7:30pm. $5. Through Tuesday, September 20.

MUSIC: Daisyhead @ the Fuze Box, Albany. With Belle Noire, Only Sibling, Viewpoints, Off Road Minivan and American Runaways. 6:30pm. $10.

MUSIC: Connor Kennedy & Minstrel @ The Falcon, Marlboro. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

POETRY OPEN MIC/READING: Third Thursday Poetry Night @ the Social Justice Center, Albany. Dan Wilcox hosts the monthly open mic for poets. Tonight’s featured reader is Daniel B. Summerhill. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm reading. $3.

MUSIC: Half Step @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: EVO Trio @ Rascals, Guilderland. $5.

FILM: “The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble” @ Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown. 6:30pm. $5.

FILM: “The Princess Bride” @ Tricentennial Park, Albany. 7:45pm. FREE.