4/20/17: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

April 20th, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Danny Barnes @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The roots music legend, founder of Bad Livers and recent winner of Steve Martin’s Prize for Excellence in Banjo is teaming up with two young creative voices of the acoustic world: mandolinist Joe K. Walsh and guitarist Grant Gordy. Expect some fretboard fireworks. 7pm. $22.

MUSIC: Black Violin @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The Florida duo of two classically trained string instrumentalists, Kevin Sylvester and Wilner Baptiste, blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music. 7:30pm. $20, $29, $34 & $39.

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MUSIC: Mother Goose Jazz Band @ Colonie Town Library, Colonie. 6:30pm. Saxman Josh Greenberg leads the jazz-for-kids band with special guest guitarist Chuck D’Aloia. Fun for the whole family. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: “Forward into Light” @ Crandall Public Library’s Folklife Center, Glens Falls. The Old Songs all-star production is a concert in story and song of the women’s suffrage movement in New York State. 7pm. FREE.

READING/PARADE: Lark Street Poetry Walk @ Lark Street, Albany. In conjunction with Albany Word Fest, Daniel Nester and his St. Rose students take a poetry parade from the CDTA bus stop at the Washington Avenue Armory and stroll down Lark Street, stopping to recite fave poems along the way. 7pm. FREE.

THEATER: “The Official Adventures of Kieron and Jade” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. The world premiere of the new comedy from Kieron Barry. Directed by John Sowle and starring Jason Guy and Bonita Jackson. 7:30pm. Tonight’s preview is pay-what-you-will. Through Sunday, April 30.

MUSIC: Kinky Friedman @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The cigar-chompin’, mystery-novel writin’ Texas troubadour (and would-be governor) slips into Woodstock. With Brian Molnar. 8:30pm. $25, $35 & $40.

TV ON STAGE: The Price Is Right Live @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Will your guess be the closest without going over? 7:30pm. $32.50, $42.50, $52.50 & $92.50. NOTE: If you want to register to play, sign-up begins at 4pm.

MUSIC: Cabinet @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Eastbound Jesus’ Adam Brockway. 9:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: Candy Ambulance @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Hospital Corners and Better Pills. Nice musical/medical combo – ambulance, hospital, pills. 8pm.

READING/OPEN MIC/POETRY: Third Thursday Poetry Night @ Albany Social Justice Center, Albany. In conjunction with the week-long Albany Word Fest. Kathleen McCoy is the featured poet. Dan Wilcox is the host. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm reading. $3.

MUSIC: Three Quarter North @ LT’s Grill, Niskayuna. 6:15pm.

DANCE: Dance Heginbotham @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. 7:30pm. $20; $15 students & seniors.

MUSIC: Cloud Lifter @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 8:30pm.

THEATER: “The Normal Heart” @ Curtain Call Theater, Latham. 7:30pm. $24. Through Sunday, April 30.

READING: Eric Fair @ NYS Museum’s Clark Auditorium, Albany. The Army veteran and nonfiction writer is the author of 2016’s “Consequence,” a memoir that recounts his experiences working in Iraq as an interrogator for a private contractor at Abu Ghraib prison in 2004. 8pm. FREE. Also, a free seminar at UAlbany Campus Center’s Room 375 at 4:15pm.

TALK/COMEDY: Hacksaw Jim Duggan @ the Comedy Works, Saratoga Springs. WWE Hall of Famer. 7:30pm. $20.

FILM: “My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Revealing a clandestine Italian resistance movement that helped save many Jews during the Shoah. 7pm. $5.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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