10/13/16: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

October 13th, 2016, 7:15 am by Greg

MUSIC: Fantastic Negrito @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. The neo-bluesman returns to Greater Nippertown in support of his new album, The Last Days of Oakland. With Bryan Thomas. 8pm. $26 & $32. GO HERE to win free tickets…

MUSIC: Peter Case @ the Low Beat, Albany. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of his self-titled solo debut album. 7pm. $15.

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MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Chicks With Picks @ Rascals, Guilderland. The all-acoustic show features Jana Kramer (“Dancing with the Stars”), Lauren Alaina (“American Idol”), Olivia Lane and Runaway Jane. 8pm. $25.

THEATER: “Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Steven Patterson stars in a one-man performance directed by John Sowle. 7:30pm. Pay what you will. Through October 23.

MUSIC: Chris Dukes @ the Hangar on the Hudson. With Melli Rose and Jeff Garrison. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Switchfoot @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. The Looking for America Tour. With Relient K. 7:30pm. $33.

MUSIC: Cloud Lifter @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. The duo of Chris Carey and Mike O’Donnell. 8pm.

MUSIC: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Celebrating the release of their new album, Make It Better. With Annie in the Water. 9:30pm. $16.

MUSIC: Cricket Blue @ Crandall Public Library’s Folklife Center, Glens Falls. The Vermont-based folk duo of Laura Heaberlin and Taylor Smith. 7pm. FREE.

FILM: “Return of the Electric Love, Take II” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Hudson-based artist Ephraim Asili screens and discusses his optically printed 35mm film which was made from found footage of Kung Fu movies. 7pm. $6.

MUSIC: Red Dog Run @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Led by the Horseflies banjoman Richie Stearns. With the Dupont Brothers. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: The Bird Dogs @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Brothers Dylan and Zachary Zmed pay tribute to the music of the Everly Brothers. 8pm. $20 & $35.

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.

MUSIC: iamdynamite @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. With Hard Soul and the LateShift. Doors open at 7pm. FREE.

COMEDY: Paul Virzi @ Comedy Works, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Nathan Farrell Trio @ Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield. The young alto saxman plays the Jazz Prodigy concert of the Pittsfield CityJazz Festival. 7pm. FREE.

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: Erin Harkes @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm.

THEATER: “Unnecessary Farce” @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The Circle Theatre Players present a funny, laugh-out-loud, zany comedy directed by Cheryl Charbonneau. 8pm. $18; $10 if under age 18. Through Sunday, October 16.

MUSIC: Marty McDermott @ Cave Mountain Brewing Co., Windham. The Reverberators frontman goes solo. 8pm.

THEATER: Confetti Fest 12 ­@ Albany Masonic Temple, Albany. Five original short, one-act plays written by local playwrights – Kate Carter, Val Kavanaugh, Julie Demers, Amy Sarah Lamena and Steve Henel. 7:30pm. $15; $10​ students. Through Sunday, October 16. 

MUSIC: Deb Cavanaugh @ Garden Bistro 24, Delmar. With Chrys Ballerano, more. 6pm.