6/15/17: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

June 15th, 2017, 7:16 am by Greg

MUSIC: Average White Band @ Jennings Landing at the Corning Preserve, Albany. Come on down to Alive at Five and cut the cake… with Greater Nippertown homeboy Cliff Lyons on the sax attack. With the Victory Soul Orchestra. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Joe K. Walsh & Sweet Loam @ the Cock ‘n Bull Restaurant, Galway. The mandolin master is joined by fiddler John Mailander, guitarist Lincoln Meyers and bass player Steve Roy. 7pm. $15.

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MUSIC: The Selwyn Birchwood Band @ the Pearl Street Pub (outdoors), Albany. The visionary young blues star roars into town to keep Albany Alive After Five, celebrating the release of his sophomore album Pick Your Poison on Alligator Records. 8pm. FREE. GO HERE to read a new interview…

MUSIC: Sean McCann @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Canadian singer-songwriter and former member of the Great Big Sea rolls into town in support of his latest album, You Know I Love You. 7pm. $20.

MUSIC/DISCUSSION: “Illuminate Albany” @ the Fuze Box, Albany. Improvisational jazz by KBT3 featuring Kirk Knuffle, Michael Bisio and Tani Tabbal. Also The Alt editor David Howard King interviews SPAC’s new president & CEO Elizabeth Sobol. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Sir Sly @ Brown’s Brewing Co., Troy. vocalist Landon Jacobs leads the California indie popsters. With Trapdoor Social and Good Fiction. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Micah Schnabel @ the Low Beat, Albany. The Two Cow Garage singer-guitarist returns for a solo show. With Dave Graham. 8pm.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Mountain Jam @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter. It’s Day One of the four-day fest featuring the Big Takeover, Murali Coryell, the National Reserve, Marco Benevento and Sinkane. Music starts at 6:15pm. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands for the fest…

MUSIC: Stephen Kellogg & the South, West, North, East @ The Egg, Albany. Kellogg’s Americana-tinged, sometimes folk, often rock, occasionally pop. With Native Run. 7:30pm. $28.

MUSIC: June Jays @ Jay Street, Schenectady. The lunchtime Jazz on Jay concert series rolls on… 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Grand Central Station @ Canal Square, Cohoes. The Rock the Block concert series continues. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Lil Uzi Vert @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With Bibi Bourelly. 8pm. $38. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out. UPDATE: This concert has been postponed to Thursday, August 17…

THEATER: “Million Dollar Quartet” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. The Tony Award-winning jukebox musical delivers an evening of rock ‘n roll classics featuring Brycen Katolinsky (as Elvis Presley), Colin Summers (as Carl Perkins), Gabriel Aronson (as Jerry Lee Lewis) and Bill Sheets (as Johnny Cash). 7pm. $55. Through Saturday, July 15.

MUSIC: The Happy Together Tour @ the Calvin Theatre, Northampton. Featuring the Turtles, the Association, the Box Tops, the Cowsills, Chuck Negron, Ron Dante… 7pm. $49.50 & $65.50.

MUSIC: Mark Donato @ Colony, Woodstock. With Sweet Clementines. 9pm. $8.

STREET FESTIVAL: Upstreet Pittsfield’s 3rd Thursday @ North Street, Pittsfield. This month’s theme is Health. 5-8pm. FREE.

DANCE: Stephen Petronio Company @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. Performance, with discussion to follow, co-sponsored by Stewart’s Signature Series. 7:30pm. $15; $7 students & seniors.

MUSIC: Half Step @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. 10pm. Pay what you want.

DANCE: Jonah Bokaer @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. A performance of the immersive work Occupant, a trio for three dancers performed by Tal Adler-Arieli, Sara Procopio and Betti Rollo. With the Jonah Bokaer solo, Study For Occupant. Minimal and mesmerizing, these works were inspired by the Edward Albee play of the same name. 8pm. $15 & $25. Also at 8pm on Friday & Saturday.

THEATER: “Taffeta Memories” @ Cook Park, Colonie. Take a spin back to America of Happier Days with the musical tale of the reunion of the sister singing group, the Taffetas. Directed by Michael C. Mensching with musical direction by Alex Malsan. 7:30pm. FREE. Through Sunday.

READING/OPEN MIC: Third Thursday Poetry Reading @ the Social Justice Center, Albany. Dan Wilcox hosts. With featured poet Jordan Smith. 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…