10/12/17: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

October 12th, 2017, 7:26 am by Greg

COMEDY: Tape Face @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. I don’t know what to say… 7:30pm. $27.

MUSIC: Brand X @ The Egg, Albany. The ’70s jazz fusion/prog rock pioneers have reunited, led by guitarist John Goodsall and bassist Percy Jones from the group’s heyday. They’re joined by Chris Clark on keyboards, Scott Weinberger on percussion and drummer Kenny Grahowski. 7:30pm. $36.

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MUSIC: The April Verch Band @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. April Verch step-dances, sings and fiddles with a fresh and feisty approach to deep North American traditions. She’s touring in support of her 11th album, The April Verch Anthology, with her band – bassist/clawhammer banjo player Cody Walters and guitarist Alex Rubin. With Ryanhood. 7pm. $22.

MUSIC: Charly Bliss @ The Linda, Albany. NYC guitar-fueled power-pop rumbles into town in support of their new album, Guppy. With Noods, Yucky Duster and Poppies. 8pm. $12.

TALK/FUNDRAISER: Kurt Andersen @ UAlbany Campus Center Ballroom, Albany. He’s the co-author of the Trump parody, “You Can’t Spell America Without Me,” and the author of the current New York Times bestseller, “Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500 Year History.” 7pm. $30 (includes admission for two and a copy of “Fantasyland”).

THEATER: “The Color Purple” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel transformed into the Tony Award winning stage musical revival. 1:30 & 8pm. Through Saturday, October 14.

MUSIC: Timeflies @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. 8pm. $28. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled…

THEATER: “John Ball’s In the Heat of the Night” @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The Circle Theatre Players present the regional premiere of the dramaric play adapted from Schenectady native John Ball’s novel, which was also the source material for the Oscar winning Best Picture movie celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. 8pm. $18; under age 18 $10. Through Sunday, October 15. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Honey Slider @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. The folk-rock/pop duo features Caity Gallagher and Alec Lewis. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Vetiver @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Vetiver is the nom-de-bande of San Francisco-based folk-rock singer-songwriter Andy Cabic. With Johnny Irion. 8pm.

DANCE: 10 Hairy Legs @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. The all-male repertory dance company performs as part of the In the Raw dance series. 7:30pm. $20; students & seniors $15.

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

THEATER: “Sex With Strangers” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Stephen Nachamie directs Laura Eason’s smart, digital-age dramedy about a pair of writers snowbound in a bed & breakfast. Starring Jenny Strassburg and Ben Williamson. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, October 15. GO HERE to read a review…

THEATER: “Lost Lake” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Imperfect strangers meet in this warm, touching and funny one-act written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner David Auburn. 7pm. $50. Through Sunday, October 22. GO HERE to read a review…

THEATER: “Gaslight” @ Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield. The story of a suavely handsome man who is slowly driving his wife to the brink of insanity by sowing seeds of doubt, memory loss and misperceptions. Directed by Louisa Proske. 7pm. Through Sunday, October 22. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Andy Frasco & The U.N. @ Colony, Woodstock. Los Angeles-based blues-rock band. 8pm. $15.

THEATER: “Cabaret” @ Russell Sage College’s Meader Little Theater, Troy. The classic Kander & Ebb music directed by Leigh Strimbeck. 7:30pm. $15; students & seniors $12. Through Sunday, October 15.

MUSIC: Jeanne O’Connor and Peg Delaney @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Always… Patsy Cline” @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Benita Zahn and Molly Rose McGrath star in the Park Playhouse production about one of country music’s most beloved artists and her friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger. Featuring many of Cline’s hits including “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Walking After Midnight” and others. 8pm. $24; kids 12 & under $15. Through Sunday, October 15.

THEATER: Confetti Fest XIII @ the Albany Masonic Temple, Albany. The 13th incarnation of Confetti Stage’s annual short play festival features five short plays. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, October 15.

FILM: “Iris” @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. A delightful collaboration among cultural royalty, legendary filmmaker Albert Maysles turned his camera on legendary fashion and design icon Iris Apfel in what would be his last film before his death in 2015. Panel discussion to follow the film. 6:30pm. FREE.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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