6/22/17: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

June 22nd, 2017, 7:35 am by Greg

MUSIC: Kaia Kater @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Where bluegrass meets Nina Simone. With a velvety tenor voice and spare banjo accompaniment, she makes songs for the here and now. 7pm. $20

MUSIC: Naughty by Nature @ Jennings Landing at the Corning Preserve, Albany. Alive at Five goes hip-hop. With JB aka Dirty Moses, DJ Trumastr and Paul Nice. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

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MUSIC: Evan Christopher & Eli Yamin @ the Cock ‘n Bull, Galway. The great New Orleans clarinetist teams up with the Harlem pianist for an evening of music by Jelly Roll Morton, Bud Powell and others. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Brass & Blues @ Jay Street, Schenectady. The Jazz on Jay lunchtime concert series welcomes Mark Tolstrup’s trio. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Big Thief @ BSP, Kingston. In support of their new album, Capacity. With Twain and the Brother Brothers. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Rustic Overtones @ Brown’s Brewing Co., Troy. The outside Summer Sessions series continues. With Angels on the Fourth and Candy Ambulance. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Stephen Clair & the Pushbacks @ Colony, Woodstock. Now based in Beacon, the former Albanian rocks the house with his band. With The Flurries. 8pm. $8.

MUSIC: The 3rd Annual Blues Benefit Jam @ Tavern at the A, Pittsfield. Hosted by Misty Blues, the jam is a tribute to Willie Dixon. Proceeds benefit the Berkshire Music School’s scholarship fund. Special guests include Jason Ennis, John Temple Zarvis, Jack Waldheim, Tony Lee Thomas, Wendy A. Walz, Tor Krautter, Tom Corrigan and more. $15. 7pm.

MUSIC: The Wallies @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. Alive after five… 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Lonely Heartstring Band @ the Cock ‘n Bull, Galway. 7:30pm. UPDATE: Postponed to Thursday, August 3.

MUSIC: Jett Screamer @ the Pearl Street Pub Patio, Albany. Alive after five… 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Dead Winter Carpenters @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock.California roots-rockin’ Americana. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Parkway Drive @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Australian metalcore. With the Word Alive and Wage War. 8pm. $28.

MUSIC: Comfy @ the Low Beat, Albany. With the Plastic Faction and Apostrophe S. 8pm.

MUSIC: Funk Evolution @ Canal Square, Cohoes. The Rock the Block concert series gets funky. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Knotbeats @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. A band mash-up of Knot Dead and the Deadbeats. 9:30pm.

THEATER: “Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat” @ Wood Theater, Glens Falls. An electronic pop musical by Nikko Benson & Benjamin Halstead. Directed by Marshall Pailet, the Adirondack Theatre Festival’s season-opening production turns up the volume on one of history’s most influential and controversial innovators, Nikola Tesla. 7:30pm. $34-$45. Through Saturday, July 1.

MUSIC: Cloud Lifter @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

DANCE: “Trevor” @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. The Stephen Petronio Company presents a solo dance by Nicholas Sciscione in the exhibition, “Janine Antoni & Stephen Petronio: Entangle.” 4:30pm. FREE. Also at 4:30pm on June 16 and at 7pm on June 22 (followed by a Q&A Stephen Petronio and Nicholas Sciscione).

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. $65. Through Saturday, July 15.

MUSIC: Guilderland Town Band @ Guilderland Performing Arts Center, Guilderland. 7:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

FILM: “Cousin Bobby” @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. Jonathan Demme’s long-unavailable 1992 film documentary. 8pm. Sliding scale from $5-$10; free for kids and teens.

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…