8/17/17: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

August 17th, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Jesse Terry @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. With the Young Novelists. 7pm. $18.

MUSIC: Ramblin Jug Stompers @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum Rooftop, Saratoga Springs. It’s a roots-music ruckus. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

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MUSIC: Philadelphia Orchestra @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Day One of the French Festival featuring guest cellist Stéphane Tétreault. 8pm.

CABARET: Kyle Dean Massey @ the Mansion Inn, Saratoga Springs. The star of Broadway shows Wicked, Pippin and Xanadu and the TV show “Nashville” brings his cabaret act to the Supper Club Cabaret. $60, which includes dinner (6pm) and the show (8pm).

MUSIC: TajMo @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. Two of America’s foremost purveyors of good-time blues – Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ – join forces. 7:30pm. $49, $59 & $74. UPDATE: This concert is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: Dick Dale @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. At age 80, the undisputed King of the Surf Guitar is still at it, twangin’ with the best of ’em. Cowabunga, dude! With SPF-4. 7pm. $40.

DANCE: “Until:” Unity @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Shirley & Akilah Edgerton and Youth Alive, a dance group focused on empowering youth of color in the Pittsfield region, join clarinetist Paul Green, vocalist Wanda Houston, tubist Eli Newberger and members of the Berkshire Jewish Community in a musical tribute to Nick Cave’s exhibit, “Until.” 5:30pm. FREE; reservations required.

MUSIC: Lil Uzi Vert @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. 8pm. UPDATE: This show show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. “We’re havin’ a party…” 8pm. $30 & $50.

MUSIC: The Holly & Evan Band @ the Olde English Pub, Albany. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Giroux Brothers @ Jay Street, Schenectady. The lunchtime Jazz on Jay concert series continues. 12noon. 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.

PARTICIPATORY ART WORKSHOP: Arts Center of the Capital Region @ Barker Park, Troy. A fun-filled, interactive workshop making twirling sculptures to hang in the park. 11am. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: The Capitalist Kids @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. Austin power pop. With the Steadfast Son and the Kings of Nothing. 8:30pm. $7.

ARTS WALK: 3rd Thursday @ North Street, Pittsfield. The family friendly event fills the street with music, performance, food and community activities. 5-8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Big Fez & the Surfmatics @ Schaghticoke Town Hall Lawn, Melrose. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Every Enemy Alive @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Virtue Falls and Strike Against All. 8pm.

MUSIC: Jeff Gonzales & the 2-Bit Cowboys @ the Crossings of Colonie, Loudonville. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Goose @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. The funk-folk band’s August residency continues… 9:30pm. Pay what you want…

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

MUSIC: Royal Khaoz @ Colony, Woodstock. Formed in the Bronx by Jamaican natives, the band brings their own brand of reggae fusion to Woodstock. 8pm. $12.

OPEN MIC/POETRY: Third Thursday Poetry Reading @ Social Justice Center, Albany. With featured poet Teresa Costa. Hosted by Dan Wilcox. 7pm sign-up; 7:30 reading. $3.

MUSIC: Thunder Ridge @ Dutchman’s Landing Park, Catskill. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

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

FILM: “I Am the Blues” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Featuring interviews and performances with many of the genre’s luminaries including recent Grammy winner Bobby Rush. Raw and true to the bone, the film is at its best when profiling musicians who enjoyed only fleeting fame and success. 7pm. $5. Also at 2, 4:30 & 7pm. on Friday.

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…