2/23/17: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

February 23rd, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Glen David Andrews @ the Parish Public House, Albany. The veteran Crescent City trombonist-vocalist kicks off the big Mardi Gras weekend in high gear. Laissez les bons temps rouler! 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Young the Giant @ the Palace Theater, Albany. The LA indie rockers take the stage in support of their latest album, Home of the Strange. With Lewis Del Mar. 8pm. $24.50, $27.50, $29.50 & $34.50.

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MUSIC: John Doe @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The co-founder of seminal California punk-rock band X fires up a solo concert featuring the psychedelic soul sound of his latest album, The Westerner. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: The McKrells @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Singer-songwriter Kevin McKrell is joined by John Kribs on guitar, Orion Kribs on mandolin, Arlin Greene on bass and Doug Moody on fiddle. 7pm. $20.

COMEDY: Bill Engvall @ Proctors, Schenectady. Grammy nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist, blue collar stand-up comedian and former “Dancing with the Stars” contestant steps into the Electric City spotlight. 8pm. $35-$65.

MUSIC: Joe Barna & Sketches of Influence @ Senate Garage, Kingston. The drummer-composer is accompanied by saxman Kenny McCabe, guitarist Mark Kleinhaut, pianist Dave Solazzo and bassist John Menegon. 7:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: TroyBoi @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. The producer takes his high-energy Mantra Tour to town. With Ekali and Morillo. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Dave Gutter @ Mean Max Brew Works, Glens Falls. The frontman for Rustic Overtones and Paranoid Social Club plays a rare solo acoustic show. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Budder @ the Low Beat, Albany. With the Solar Jypsys. 8pm.

THEATER: 10×10 New Play Festival @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. An evening of 10 plays, each just 10 minutes long. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, February 26.

DANCE: Modern Living @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. The multi-chapter project by choreographers Gerard & Kelly is being made in collaboration with L.A. Dance Project to explore themes of queer intimacy and domestic space within legacies of modernist architecture. 7pm. FREE.

COMEDY/FUNDRAISER: Ramon Garcia @ the Funny Bone, Guilderland. 7:30pm. $12. Also at 7pm Sunday.

COMEDY: Kevin Downey Jr. @ the Comedy Works, Saratoga Springs. 7:30pm. $10. Through Saturday.

MUSIC: Jeffrey Foucault @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. The On the Stage concert series continues with the singer-songwriter hailed by The New York Times as “contemporary and timeless.” 7:30pm. $25.

FILM: “Everybody Knows Elizabeth Murray” @ MASS MoCA’s Club B10, North Adams. A determined single mom with nothing but guts and talent, the visionary American artist Elizabeth Murray broke through notorious art world barriers to become one of the outstanding painters of our time. 7:30pm. $9; $5 students.

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