2/28/17: Today’s Top Tips: Fat Tuesday

February 28th, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

It’s Mardi Gras! Laissez les bons temps rouler!

MUSIC: Colony House @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. The indie rock foursome rolls into town in support of their latest album, Only the Lonely. With Deep Sea Diver. 8pm. $15.

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MUSIC: Hartley’s Encore @ Parish Public House, Albany. Funkin’ up the place with a Mardi Gras party. Featuring Hartley’s Horns – Jeff Nania and Phil Chow – for the second set of the night. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Stephanie Brown @ Schenectady County Community College’s Taylor Auditorium, Schenectady. The pianist has performed as a soloist at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall and the Kennedy Center. She has also performed at the White House and has appeared with the New York Philharmonic and the San Francisco Symphony. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Jecco @ Aperitivo Bistro, Schenectady. Jazz/funk piano & sax duo featuring Lecco Morris & Jeff Nania. 5:30pm.

MUSIC: The Dave Kitchen Trio @ Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. 7pm.

ARTIST TALK: Nina Roefaro Lomeo @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. The artist/designer is best known for her hands-on work with detailed and large-scale projects across New York City and the East Coast. Her signature work focuses on interior-architecture and furniture design. 6:30pm. FREE.

THEATER: “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” @ Sage College’s Schacht Fine Arts Center, Troy. Celese Raspanti’s concentration camp drama is directed by Leigh Strimbeck. 10am. $15. Through Sunday.

COMEDY/OPEN MIC: Low Beat Comedy Open Mic Night @ the Low Beat, Albany. Sean Reid takes over as guest host. 7:30pm sign-up; 8pm laughs.

OPEN MIC: Club Helsinki Open Mic Night @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. 6pm sign-up; 7pm performances. FREE.

OPERA ON SCREEN: “Il Trovatore” @ Landmark Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. The Royal Opera presents Verdi’s tragic masterpiece, a harrowing tale of love, revenge and war full of spine-tingling arias and powerful chorus numbers including the world famous “Anvil Chorus.” 7pm. $15.