6/29/17: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

June 29th, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: The Outlaws @ Jennings Landing in Corning Preserve, Albany. Alive at Five continues with the veteran southern rockers led by Henry Paul. With the Steppin Stones. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: The McKrells @ the Parting Glass Pub, Saratoga Springs. Singer-songwriter-bandleader Kevin McKrell and his new line-up of bandmates – John Kribs (guitar, vocals), Orion Kribs (mandolin), Doug Moody (fiddle), Arlen Greene (bass) and Brian Melick (percussion) – record their new album, My Big Old Broken Heart, live in concert. 7pm. $10 or $20 with a copy of the CD when it’s released and admission to the CD release party.

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MUSIC: Eastbound Jesus @ Brown’s Brewing Co., Troy. Brown’s Summer Sessions concert series continues with Greater Nippertown’s purveyors of “Northern Rock.” With Black Mountain Symphony. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

PANEL DISCUSSION: “Creative Classics” @ Albany Center Gallery, Albany. The Alt’s David King moderates a discussion on our creative community with Paul Grondahl, Willie Marlowe, Alex Waters and Kathleen Bowman. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Lustre Kings @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. Keepin’ Albany alive after Alive at Five… 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Crispell-Fonda-Sorgen Trio @ Senate Garage, Kingston. All-star jazz trio featuring Marilyn Crispell (piano), Joe Fonda (bass) and Harvey Sorgen (drums). 7:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: Skidmore Jazz All-Stars @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Jon Faddis (trumpet), Jimmy Greene (tenor saxophone), Michael Dease (trombone), Bill Cunliffe (piano), Vic Juris (guitar), Rufus Reid (bass) and Dennis Mackrel (drums). 8pm. $8; $5 seniors; free students and children.

MUSIC: The Northway @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Eric Lewis. 8pm.

THEATER: “Ragtime” @ Washington Park Lakehouse Stage, Albany. Based on E.L. Doctorow’s acclaimed novel, “Ragtime” is a soaring, epic, culturally-important musical chronicling the lives of three families from three different worlds at the start of the 20th Century in pursuit of the American Dream. 8pm. FREE, $16, $18 & $24. Through Saturday, July 29.

STORYTELLING: On the Fly @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The debut of a new monthly story slam event tackles the theme “Coincidence.” Author Eric Wybenga will host. Doors open and sign-up begins at 6pm.

MUSIC: Linda Harrison Quartet @ Jay Street, Schenectady. The Jazz on Jay lunchtime concert series continues with Linda Harrison on vocals, Bill Harrison on drums, Diane Geddes on keyboard and Dave Lambert on saxophone/clarinet. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

ARTS WALK: DownStreet Art @ various locations, North Adams. With performances by Nimble Circus Arts, Chad Tarves, Dane Christopher, Sandy McKnight and more. 5-8pm. FREE.

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: The Refrigerators @ 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: The Big Drops @ Parish Public House, Albany. In support of their brand new album, Time, Color. With Carl Daniels & the Black Box and Young Legs. 8pm.

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. GO HERE to read review…

DANCE: Mark Morris Dance Group @ Tanglewood’s Ozawa Hall, Lenox. “Lou 100: In Honor of the Divine Mr. Harrison.” 8pm. $22-$99.

COMEDY: Capone @ the Funny Bone, Guilderland. 7:30pm. $12. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: The Wheel @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. 9:30pm. Pay what you will…

MUSIC: Aquanett @ Guilderland Performing Arts Center, Guilderland. GPAC rocks to the sounds of the ’80s. 7:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

THEATER: “Moonlight and Magnolias” @ Oldcastle Theatre Company, Bennington. A slapstick comedy about the creation of the classic film, “Gone With the Wind.” 2 & 7:30pm. $19.50, $25 & $50. Through Sunday, July 9. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Ballston Spa Community Band @ Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

OPERA ON SCREEN: “Madame Butterfly” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. 7pm. $15.

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…