10/27/16: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

October 27th, 2016, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Chris Smither @ Caffe Lena at the Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Veteran acoustic bluesman and so much more. 7pm. $30.

MUSIC: Carrie Underwood @ Times Union Center, Albany. The Storyteller Tour puts the “American Idol” winner-turned-country music superstar in the round. With Easton Corbin and the Swon Brothers. 7pm. $46 & $76.

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MUSIC: Lost Radio Rounders @ Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield. Their Politics & Patriots tour continues with vintage political campaign songs. 7pm. FREE.

COMEDY/FUNDRAISER: Comedy for the Kitties @ the Low Beat, Albany. The benefit for the Orange Street Cats Rescue features stand-up comics Jaye McBride, Blaze, Quentin Davis, Dre, Jerry Dymond, Danny Romanelli and Travis Stealey. Hosted by Carlisle Carey. 8pm. $5.

FILM/TALK: Barry Bostwick’s Rocky Horror Film Screening Party @ Proctors, Schenectady. A screening of “Rocky Horror Picture Show” followed by a live Q&A with the actor who played Brad. 7:30pm. $25-$85.50.

MUSIC: Will Evans & Rising Tide @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Led by the drummer/frontman of Barefoot Truth, the band – and the audience – are on stage for the latest installment of the On the Stage Concert Series. With the Whiskey Treaty Roadshow. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Sirsy @ Gaffney’s, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: David Wilcox @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Super singer-songwriter. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

FILM/TALK: “Herman’s House” @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. A testament to the transformative power of art, this 2013 documentary explores the friendship between the longest-serving prisoner in solitary confinement and an artist who reached out to him. Followed by a discussion led by Barbara Nelson, lead architect on the Breathing Lights project. 6:30pm. FREE.

FILM/ARTIST TALK: “Little Corn” and “Living On Earth” @ Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. The Berkshire premiere of two films by award-winning filmmaker Okin Khan about the art of Robert Hite, whose work is currently on exhibit at the museum, as well as at Hancock Shaker Village. 7pm. $7.50.

MUSIC: Peg Delaney @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. With Earl Davis. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Mia Scirocco Trio @ the Twisted Vine, Delmar. 7pm.

FILM: “Spare Parts” @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center’s Recital Hall, Albany. The 2013 film – directed by Sean McNamara and starring George Lopez, Jamie Lee Curtis, Marisa Tomei, Carlos PenaVega and José Julián – is based on the true story of four undocumented Hispanic high school students who enter a national robotics competition and take on teams from some of the country’s most prestigious universities. 7pm. FREE.