7/27/17: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

July 27th, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Marian Hill @ Corning Preserve Boat Launch Parking Lot, Albany. The Alive at Five concert series continues… With The Parlor. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info… UPDATE: Yes, the concert has been moved to the rain site…

COMEDY: John Mulaney @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The Emmy Award-winning writer and comedian most recently starred in the Broadway hit, “Oh, Hello on Broadway.” It’s now a hit Netflix show, too. Originally scheduled for The Egg, the show has been relocated to the Palace. 7 & 9:30pm. $25, $35 & $45.

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MUSIC: Phantogram @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. Yes, the homecoming show for Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter was originally slated for the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, but it’s been relocated to The Egg. Tickets are general admission. 8pm. $38.

MUSIC: Old Salt Union @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Inspired by Bill Monroe, Sam Bush and Del McCoury, along with jazz great Bill Evans and composer Danny Elfman, the Illinois band explores the jazz and blues roots of bluegrass. With Chris Kasper in support of his new album, O, the Fool. 7pm. $18.

MUSIC: Seth & the Moody Melix @ Barker Park, Troy. Kids music for the whole family. 11am. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Gabby Ellers @ Wolf Hollow Brewing, Glenville. 7pm.

MUSIC: Heard @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum Rooftop Patio, Saratoga Springs. The UpBeat on the Roof Concert Series continues with world music from Elizabeth Woodbury-Kasius and her splendid band. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Zae Biggz @ the Low Beat, Albany. CD release party for The Bad Guy. With Madness, Mike Arson, Juice Mega, Emcee Graffiti, Mic Lanny, JB aka Dirty Moses, more. 8pm. $10.

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

ARTS WALK: DownStreet Art @ various locations, North Adams. Art, fun, shopping, people-watching and music by Thread Ensemble, Matchstick Architects, Heart of Gold, Seth Brown, more… 5pm. FREE.

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

MUSIC: Danny V’s 52nd Street Band @ Dutchman’s Landing Park, Catskill. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

THEATER: “At Home at the Zoo” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Directed by Eric Hill, Edward Albee’s “At Home at the Zoo (Zoo Story)” joins Albee’s classic 1959 play, “The Zoo Story,” with its prequel, “Homelife” (2004) written 45 years later. 7pm. $52. Through Saturday, August 26.

READING: Jamaica Kincaid @ Skidmore College’s Davis Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. The NYS Summer Writers Institute’s reading series continues… With Henri Cole. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Hair of the Dog @ Canal Square, Cohoes. The Rock the Block concert series continues with Rick Bedrosian and the boys. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Peter Van Keuven Trio @ Jay Street, Schenectady. The Jazz on Jay lunchtime concert series continues… 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

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

THEATER: “Mamma Mia!” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. The smash hit jukebox musical is jam-packed with those sunny, irresistibly catchy songs of ABBA. Directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, August 13.

MUSIC: The Nuclears @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Human Host. 8:30pm.

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.

MUSIC: The Refrigerators @ Schaghticoke Town Hall Lawn, Melrose. With fireworks, too. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Joe’s Boys @ Niskayuna Town Hall Gazebo, Niskayuna. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

COMEDY: Cindy Kaza @ the Funny Bone, Guilderland. 7:30pm. $20.

THEATER: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” @ Congress Park, Saratoga Springs. Wesley Broulik directs the opening production of the Saratoga Shakespeare Company’s 2017 summer season. 6pm. FREE. Through July 29.

MUSIC: Sirsy @ Rivers Casino, Schenectady. 5pm.

MUSIC: Body & Soul @ the Crossings at Colonie, Loudonville. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Sonny & Perley @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

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…