12/8/16: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

December 8th, 2016, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Albany Symphony Orchestra @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. With special guest cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Need we say more? 7:30pm. $50, $65 & $100.

MUSIC: Tauk @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. MYC-based four-piece dirty funk band. With Formula 5. 9:30pm. $15.

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MUSIC: The Marshall Tucker Band @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. Founding member and lead singer Doug Grey is still at the microphone for the classic southern rock band. Doors open at 7pm. $25. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

ART TALK: Michael Oatman @ the Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. The juror and curator of this year’s Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region exhibition (and one of Greater Nippertown’s most adventurous artists in his own right) will offer a gallery talk for Hyde Night Out. 6:30pm. $10.

MUSIC: Hotel Books @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Bad Seed Rising and Yellowteeth. 8pm.

THEATER: “Camelot” @ theREP, Albany. “In short, there’s simply not a more congenial spot. For happily ever aftering than here in Camelot…” The classic Lerner and Loewe musical stars Kevin McGuire as King Arthur. 7:30pm. $25-$65. Through December 24. GO HERE to read review…

THEATER: “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The stage musical based on the classic Rankin/Bass 1964 TV special. 7pm. $20-$60.

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

MUSIC: Banya Wali @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. The Skidmore student gamelan ensemble performs; followed by a reception. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: “Musica Humana/Musica Universalis” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Michael Century curates a concert and multimedia lecture on the scientific and spiritual dimensions of music and health. 4:30pm.

COMEDY: Mike Malone @ Funny Bone, Guilderland. 7:30pm. $12. Through Sunday.