10/6/16: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

October 6th, 2016, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Calan @ Crandall Public Library’s Folklife Center, Glens Falls. These five musicians bring a fresh and vibrant sound to traditional Welsh music with their blend of accordion, fiddle, guitar, Welsh pipes, Welsh harp and percussive sound of the Welsh clogs. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Black Violin @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Violinist Kev Marcus and viola player Wil B. lead their band in an impressive mash-up of hip-hop and classical music. 7:30pm. $20, $29, $34 & $39. GO HERE to enter to win a pair of FREE TICKETS… UPDATE: This show has been postponed, as the band is in Miami, and, due to the effects of preparation in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew hitting Florida, will be unable to travel to Troy in time for the show. The concert has been re-scheduled for 7:30pm on Thursday, April 20…

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DISCUSSION: “Women in Art” @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. A panel discussion about issues facing women in the art world moderated by Opalka Director Elizabeth Greenberg and Julie Lohnes (curator at Union College), with Cevan Castle (Center for Parenting Artists), Carol Diehl (writer and editor at Art in America), Carrie Haddad (Carrie Haddad Gallery), Janet Riker (director of UAlbany’s University Art Museum) and Julie Torres (artist and curator). 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Lapalux @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Known for cinematic electronic dance music that plays to both the body and imagination, the London-based EDM star will depart from his routine club-style set to craft a special audio-visual spectacle. 8pm. $18; $13 students & seniors. GO HERE for more info… UPDATE: This performance has been postponed until further notice. No new date has been announced. Stay tuned…

MUSIC: Lost Radio Rounders @ Mabee Farm, Rotterdam Junction. Tom Lindsay and Michael Eck showcase selections from their new album of vintage presidential campaign songs, Politics & Patriots. 7pm. $5.

CIRCUS: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s Circus XTREME @ the Times Union Center, Albany. More clowns! 7pm. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Midge Ure @ Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. He palyed in Rich Kids (with Sex Pistol Glen Matlock), Visage, Thin Lizzy and Ultravox. And he formed Band Aid with Bob Geldof. With Eddie Japan. 7pm. $25.

MUSIC: Melvin Seals & JGB @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Celebrating the music of Jerry Garcia. With Cousin Earth. 9pm. $25. Also at 9pm on Friday.

MUSIC: Jonathan Edwards @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. “I’m gonna lay around the shanty, mama, and get a good buzz on…” 8pm. $40.

THEATER: “Outside Mullingar” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. This charmer of a play by Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley whisks you away on a delightful journey to the farmlands of Ireland and the unlikely romance between two middle-aged neighbors. 7:30pm. $20-$55. Through Sunday, October 16. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Jasper @ the Low Beat, Albany. With the Kindness and Factory Radio. 8pm.

MUSIC: Liv Cummins @ the BOOM Room, Pittsfield. With Sammy Brown and Sandy McKnight. 5pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Disenchanted” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Poison apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ’em?! This sassy, subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical offers quite a different look at Disney’s fairy tale princesses. 7:30pm. $40. Through Sunday, October 9.

MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Clarinet Marmalade Trio @ the Twisted Vine Wine & Tap Bar, Delmar. Jazzin’ things up… 8pm.

COMEDY: Sorry Not Sorry @ the Parish Public House, Albany. Improv sketch comedy. 8pm.

READING: Imbolo Mbue @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center’ Recital Hall, Albany. The young Cameroonian-American fiction writer is the author of the highly anticipated first novel, “Behold the Dreamers,” a riveting story about a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession of the 2000s upends the economy. 8pm. FREE. Also a free seminar at 4:15pm at UAlbany Campus Center’s Assembly Hall, Albany.

THEATER: “The Bakelite Masterpiece” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. The American premiere. It’s the end of World War II, and Holland is in chaos. The artist Van Meegeren is arrested. His crime? Selling a long-lost painting by the Dutch master Johannes Vermeer to the Nazi leader, Hermann Goering. 7pm. Through Sunday, October 23.

DISCUSSION: “The Impact of New Regulations to the Compassionate Care Act” @ Overit Studios, Albany. The Cannabis and Hemp Association presents a group of experts from various areas of the cannabis industry to discuss the current state of the industry, as well as the future possibilities and hurdles it will face. 7pm. $20.

MUSIC: Gross & Hart @ the Garden Bistro 24, Slingerlands. The acoustic rock duo of singer-songwriters Jim Gross and Dave Hart. 7pm.

MUSIC: Tommy Verrigni @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.