8/3/17: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

August 3rd, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Lonely Heartstring Band @ Cock ‘n Bull, Galway. The members of the red-hot up-and-coming bluegrass band met at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. 5:30pm dinner; 7:30pm music. $50 for dinner and concert.

MUSIC: King Yellowman & the Sagittarius Band @ Corning Preserve’s Jennings Landing, Albany. It’s Reggae Night! And believe it or not, it’s also the last Alive at Five concert of the year, which means that summer is rapidly coming to a close. Enjoy it while you can… With Dr. Jah & the Love Prophets. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

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MUSIC: Heard @ Barker Park, Troy. Kid-friendly interactive world music. 11am. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Tim Olsen Quartet @ 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 Honey Dewdrops @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. the Virginia-based husband-and-wife roots music duo of Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish. 7pm. $18.

MUSIC: Great Mutations @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. The UpBeat on the Roof concert series continues as Mitchell Masterson, Ian White and Matthew Thouin showcase their brand new album, Victory Lap. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Philadelphia Orchestra @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Stéphane Denève conducts Day Two of the Russian Festival with guest pianist Conrad Tao. 8pm.

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.

MUSIC: Keith Pray’s Mohawk Brass Band @ the Crossings of Colonie, Loudonville. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Holly & Evan Band @ Saratoga Race Course Gazebo, Saratoga Springs. Happy birthday to Evan! 1pm.

MUSIC: Neil & Jess @ Wolf Hollow Brewing, Glenville. 7pm.

MUSIC: Bang on a Can @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Festival fellows perform works by guest composer George Lewis, a pioneer of electronic and interactive music. 4:30pm. FREE with museum admission.

MUSIC: Bang on a Can @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. A special concert with this year’s guest composer, Dutch master Louis Andriessen. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Bang on a Can @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. An after-hours session at the Chalet with spontaneous music with the fellows in the summer beer garden, which careens wildly from bluegrass to jazz to salsa to avant-ballads. 10pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Oklahoma!” @ Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical revolutionized the genre with its closely integrated book and score, in which a diverse assortment of individuals struggle to create lives for themselves in the newly settled Oklahoma Territory. Hit tunes include “People Will Say We’re in Love,” “I Cain’t Say No,” “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” and “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top.” 7:30m. Through August 22.

MUSIC: Backseat Bullets @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Drishti. 8pm.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ O’Slattery’s, Delmar. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Lake George Beach Club, Lake George. 12noon. FREE.

MUSIC: Hey Jude…The Tribute @ Schaghticoke Town Hall Lawn, Melrose. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Goose @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. 9:30pm. Pay what you want…

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: Joey Pucci & the American Longboards @ Dutchman’s Landing Park, Catskill. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Pitchfork Militia @ Colony, Woodstock. With Franz Nicolay. 8pm. $5.

THEATER: “The Winter’s Tale” @ Congress Park, Saratoga Springs. Elizabeth Carlson-Guerin directs the second production of the Saratoga Shakespeare Company’s 2017 summer season. 6pm. FREE. Through Saturday.

MUSIC: Shake Rattle & Roll Pianos @ Pearl Street Pub, Albany. 7:30pm.

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

MUSIC: Cryin’ Out Loud @ Canal Square, Cohoes. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

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

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

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…