3/16/17: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

March 16th, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Cornmeal @ Parish Public House, Albany. A dynamic roots/Americana double-bill. With Yarn, led by Schenectady native Blake Christiana. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Hair of the Dog @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Start your St. Pat’s Day celebration a day early with Rick Bedrosian and the the boys. 8pm. $30.

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MUSIC: The New McKrells @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. Kevin McKrell is back with a fresh line-up of Greater Nippertown all-stars. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Milkweed @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Binghamton Americana trio of Joseph Alston, Jacqualine Colombo and Peter Lister blends bluegrass flatpicking, Chicago blues harmonica and east coast folk. 7pm. $17.

MUSIC: TobyMac @ the Times Union Center, Albany. Christian music superstar and seven time Grammy Award winner brings Hits Deep Tour to town featuring Matt Maher, Mandisa, Mac Powell (of Third Day), Capital Kings, Ryan Stevenson and Hollyn. 6:30pm. $15, $19.75, $28.75, $38.75 & $69.75.

MUSIC: Fellow Pynins @ Crandall Public Library’s Folklife Center, Glens Falls. The contemporary American roots and Appalachian-inspired folk duo of Dani Aubert and Ian Van Ornum sing original songs in vocal harmony backed with clawhammer banjo, mandolin, guitar and Irish bouzouki. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Ladysmith Black Mambazo @ Academy of Music, Northampton. If you missed the South African a cappella group at Skidmore, you’ll have another chance tonight. 7:30pm. $25-$45.

MUSIC: OG Maco @ the Low Beat, Albany. Atlanta hip-hopster. With Young Greatness and Levi Carter. 6pm. $20-$70. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled…

MUSIC: Big Irish @ Wolf Hollow Brewing Company, Glenville. Celtic music duo. 7pm.

THEATER: “Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. The true story of one of the worst opera “singers” of all time. Directed by Flo Hayle and starring Alison Davy. 7:30pm. Pay-what-you-will. Through Sunday, March 26. GO HERE for more info…

COMEDY: Kyle Ayers @ The Garage, Pittsfield. The NYC comedian-writer-actor was a Just for Laughs “New Face Comedian” in 2015. 7:30pm. $5.

MUSIC: Iron Cross @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. Washington, DC hardcorepunk. With Murderer’s Row and Agressive Response. 8:30pm. $10.

THEATER: “An Iliad” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare’s adaptation of Homer’s great epic tale fuses words and music in a spare, modern production starring David Barlow. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, April 2.

THEATER: “Into the Woods” @ Schenectady Light Opera Company, Schenectady. Director Brian Sheldon helms the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical that explores wishes, family, and the choices we make as told through familiar fairy tale characters by the Brothers Grimm. 8pm. $18-$28. Through Sunday, March 19.

COMEDY: Pete Dominick @ the Comedy Works, Saratoga Springs. 7:30pm. $10. Through Saturday.

READING/OPEN MIC: Third Thursday Poetry Reading @ the Social Justice Center, Albany. Poet Dawn Marar is the featured poet; Dan Wilcox is the host. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm readings. $3.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

Is there an event that we may have overlooked? Just add it in the comment box below…