9/14/17: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

September 14th, 2017, 7:13 am by Greg

THEATER/DANCE: iLuminate @ Proctors, Schenectady. After dazzling sold-out audiences around the world with its “mesmerizing” (“Good Morning America”), “eye-popping” (Time Out) and “stunning” (Broadway.com) displays of visual and musical amazement, iLuminate — named the “Best new act in America” by “America’s Got Talent” — comes to Schenectady. 8pm. $20-$45. Also at 8pm Friday.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: “Satellites of Love” @ Oakwood Community Center, Troy. A benefit for Greater Nippertown musician Jason Martin featuring Bear Grass, Walking X-Ray, the Machine That Wouldn’t Die and Ragliacci. 6:30pm. $10-$20 suggested donation.

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THEATER: “How to Pray” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Directed by John Sowle, Michelle Carter’s quirky comedy stars Susan Slotoroff, Morgan Hooper and Steven Patterson. 7:30pm. Pay what you will. Through Sunday, September 24.

MUSIC: Emma Larson @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Philadelphia singer-songwriter and Skidmore College student performs for Skidmore Night. 7pm. $5; students FREE.

READING: Tyehimba Jess @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center’s Main Theater, Albany. New York State Writers Institute presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose sophomore collection, “Olio,” celebrates the unrecorded and largely unknown Black musicians and orators of the 19th and early 20th centuries. 7pm. FREE. Also a free seminar at 4:15pm at UAlbany PAC’s Recital Hall.

MUSIC/ART: September in the City Arts Fair @ DiNapoli Park, Albany. Featuring music by Alex Smith. 11:30am. FREE.

MUSIC: Cloud Lifter @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 8pm.

THEATER: “Kunstler” @ Barrington Stage Company’s St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield. Jeff McCarthy stars in Jeffrey Sweet’s play about radical lawyer and civil rights activist William Kunstler. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, September 24. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Fuel @ King Neptune’s Pub, Lake George. Brett Scallions and the boys are back. 8pm. $30 & $50.

CABARET: Christine Pedi @ Mansion Inn, Saratoga Springs. An evening of impersonations and song. 6pm. $60 & $75 dinner and show.

MUSIC: Convictions @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. Aggressive worship band. 8pm.

MUSIC: Fine Grain @ the Low Beat, Albany. 8pm.

MUSIC: Spaghetti Eastern Music @ Colony, Woodstock. The solo project of NYC & Saugerties-based guitarist-keyboardist-vocalist Sal Cataldi. With Orr*Colletti*Shamir. 8pm. $5.

CABARET/FUNDRAISER: “Unfiltered: Between Me and Us” @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Upstage Productions presents a cabaret to benefit Upstage’s fall 2017 production. 8pm. $20. Also at 8pm on Friday.

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…