10/20/16: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

October 20th, 2016, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: The Record Company @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. The Los Angeles-based rock-and-soul trio brings their Off the Ground Tour to town. With Muddy Magnolias. 9pm. $17.

MUSIC: Chicago / Earth Wind & Fire @ the Times Union Center, Albany. Again… 7:30pm. $39.50, $49.50, $79.50 & $99.50. UPDATE: This concert has been cancelled.

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OPEN MIC/READING: Third Thursday Poetry Night @ the Social Justice Center, Albany. Charlie Rossiter – a founding member of the poetry performance group 3 Guys from Albany – will be the featured poet. Hosted by Dan Wilcox, another member of the 3 Guys from Albany. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm reading. 3pm.

MUSIC: John Doyle @ Caffe Lena at Universal Preservation Hall, Saratoga Springs. The spectacular Irish guitarist and singer will be accompanied by leading Celtic fiddler Colin Farrell. 7pm. $24.

THEATER: “Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Steven Patterson stars in a one-man performance directed by John Sowle. 7:30pm. $20; $10 is under age 21. Through Sunday, October 23. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: The Havana Cuba All-Stars @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. The band of Cuba’s greatest and most prominent musicians performs “Cuban Nights” on their inaugural U.S. tour. 8pm. $25, $50 & $65. GO HERE for more info…

THEATER: “An American in Paris” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The touring production of the four-time Tony Award-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, launches with previews in Schenectady. 1:30 & 8pm. $25.75-$95.75. Through Friday, October 21.

MUSIC: Sam Moss @ Crandall Public Library’s Folklife Center, Glens Falls. The Boston-based songwriter and string player rambles through all of the rich and various offshoots of Americana. 7pm. FREE.

THEATER: “The Trump Card” @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. Hailed as “the master storyteller” and “one of the finest solo performers of his generation” by The New York Times, monologuist Mike Daisey takes on Donald J. Trump. 8pm. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Blue Slate @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Bluem. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Nothing But Thieves @ Lucky Strike Social’s Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. British alt-rockers. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Tim Keegan @ Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, Mayfield. Acclaimed Irish tenor who sang for many years with the Foothills Trio and more recently with the Inter-Mountain Trio. 7pm. $15.

COMEDY: Liz Russo @ Comedy Works, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Attila @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. It’s the Chaos Tour. (Of course it is…) With Chelsea Grin, Emmure and Sylar. 7:30pm. $20.

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. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Three Quarter North @ LT’s Grill, Niskayuna. 6:15pm.

MUSIC: Rob Beaulieu & Drew Costa @ Twisted Vine, Delmar. 8pm.

MUSIC: Gross & Hart @ Garden Bistro 24, Slingerlands. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Completely Different @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

FILM: “Milk” @ The Linda, Albany. Through an intimate and artistic lens, Noemi Weis’ film brings a universal perspective on the politics, commercialization and controversies surrounding birth and infant feeding. 7pm. $8.