11/3/16: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

November 3rd, 2016, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. California kingpins of the contemporary swing revival scene. 7:30pm. $29 & $37. GO HERE to enter to win a pair of free tickets…

MUSIC: Ethel @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. The post-modern, indie-classical string quartet presents “Documerica,” a multimedia concert melding multiple-screen video projections with original music by some of today’s top composers. 7:30pm. $20; $15 students & seniors.

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FUNDRAISER: Work of Art @ Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany. Cocktail party, hors d’oeuvres, art auction and music by Peg & Bill Delaney. 5:30pm. $75.

MUSIC: Lost Radio Rounders @ Hudson Valley Community College Siek Campus Center’s Room 204, Troy. Michael Eck and Tom Lindsay perform their Politics & Patriots program, featuring vintage political campaign songs. 12noon. FREE.

MUSIC: Ben Sollee @ the Falcon, Marlboro. Folk-pop cellist. With Patrick Collins. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

COMEDY: Nick Di Paolo @ Comedy Works, Saratoga Springs. 8pm.

TALK: “We Can Talk About It Now: Working with The Band” @ Schenectady County Public Library, Schenectady. John Simon – the producer of The Band’s classic first two albums, Music from Big Pink and The Band – will discuss and demonstrate how the compositions, arrangements and instrumentation came together to create these monumental recordings. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Damien Jurado @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. With Big Thief. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: “One Story at a Time” @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. An hour-long concert of American vocal music by vocalists from Bard College’s prestigious Graduate Vocal Arts Program is paired with stories from the online sensation Humans of New York. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Drew Angus @ the BOOM Room, Pittsfield. The singer-songwriter was a finalist on the final season of “American Idol.” 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Dave Mason @ Academy of Music, Northampton. Alone Together Again Tour. 8pm. $37.50, $47.50 & $57.50; VIP $182.50.

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

THEATER: “Danny Dollar, Millionaire Extraordinaire” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. He’s just an ordinary kid, who also happens to have more odd jobs than you can count on two hands, who faithfully makes a trip to the bank every week to deposit his earnings into a savings account, and who’s knowledge of high finance and entrepreneurial skill would likely earn him a job at any reputable, big-time investment firm. 7pm. $10; $5 children & students.