4/13/17: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

April 13th, 2017, 7:01 am by Greg

MUSIC: Dave Douglas & Frank Woeste @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The jazz trumpeter and pianist team up for Dada People, an album of music inspired by the Dada/surrealist artist Man Ray, accompanied by bassist Yasushi Yakamura and drummer Clarence Penn. 7:30pm. Tickets are pay-what-you-will. GO HERE to enter to win FREE TICKETS…

MUSIC/ART: “Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow” @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. The sound and vision of Sun Ra and beyond. With a live musical performance featuring the uber avant-garde sounds of Joe McPhee, Chris Corsano and Ephraim Asili. 8pm. FREE.

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MUSIC: Dan Navarro and Darden Smith @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. An ace paring of two gifted, do-right singer-songwriters with three decades of touring and recording under their belts. 7pm. $22.

MUSIC: The Felice Brothers @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Rollickin’ Catskill funk-rock. With Driftwood. 8pm. $25 & $30.

MUSIC: The Abyssmals @ the Low Beat, Albany. With the Rizzos and Rechorduroys. 8pm. $5.

THEATER: “Beautiful” @ Proctors, Schenectady. She’s one of the great pop songwriters of the Brill Building era, and there’s so much more to the music of Carole King than just her multi-platinum hit album Tapestry. 1:30 & 8pm. $20-$100. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Kane Brown @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. The breakout country vocalist’s self-titled debut album debuted No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and Top 10 on the Billboard 200. With LANco. $23. 8pm. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out, and no tickets will be available at the door…

MUSIC: Kaitlyn Raitz & Ben Plotnick @ Crandall Public Library’s Folklife Center, Glens Falls. Kaitlyn Raitz (cello, vocals) and Ben Plotnick (fiddle, vocals) fuse together folk, bluegrass and string-band music. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Rodeo Barons @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 8:30pm.

MUSIC: Blues Pro Jam @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The region’s top blues musicians – including Pat O’Shea, Vito Petroccitto, Jay Collins, Pat Perkinson and Sonny Rock – join together for an evening of jamming on the blues. Come and sit in or just listen. 8pm.

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

COMEDY: Damon Williams @ the Funny Bone, Guilderland. 7:30pm. $12. Through Saturday.

MUSIC: Showtime Goma & Nancy Feast @ the Half Moon Hudson, Hudson. The collaboration features music from two solo projects – Nancy Feast (Teeny Lieberson of the band TEEN) and Showtime Goma (Jen Goma of the band A Sunny Day in Glasgow). Two performers in conversation and collaboration, melding music and performance, figuring it all out before your very eyes. With Annie Bielski and Jennifer Vanilla. 8pm. $5.

READING: Ruth Gilligan @ the New York State Museum’s Huxley Theatre, Albany. The Irish author and journalist reads from “Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan” (2017), a novel based on the unknown history of the Jewish community in Ireland. 8pm. FREE. Also, a free seminar at 4:15pm at UAlbany Science Library’s Standish Room, Albany.

MUSIC: Phil Drum @ the Inn at Saratoga, Saratoga Springs. 6pm.

MUSIC: “Saratoga Sings of Art and Inspiration” @ the Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany. Opera Saratoga presents a program of music and songs inspires by works of art. 6pm. FREE.

FILM: “Beauty Is Embarrassing” @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. The funny, irreverent, joyful 2012 documentary about Wayne White, who found early success as one of the creators and designers on “Pee-wee’s Playhouse.” 6:30pm. FREE.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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