10/19/17: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

October 19th, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. The inaugural concert in the new Passport Series: Music Haven at Proctors. Nicknamed the Black Voice of Barlovento, she has become the carrier of a long tradition of nearly extinguished genres of black music in Venezuela and is now seen as an icon of Afro-Venezuelan music. Accompanied by the percussion and voice ensemble. 7:30pm. $25.

MUSIC: JJ Grey & Mofro @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. The southern-funk swamp-rockers roll into town in support of their latest release Ol’ Glory, a soulful blend of blues, rock, gospel and gritty R&B. With The Commonheart. 8pm. $28.

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THEATER: “New World Order” @ Russell Sage College’s James L Meader Little Theatre, Troy. The inaugural production by the new Troy Foundry Theatre ensemble features six short plays by Harold Pinter directed by David Girard. 8pm. Also at 8pm on Friday & Saturday.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: “Chicks With Picks” @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. 100.9 The Cat’s all-woman acoustic contemporary country concert features Lindsay Ell, Danielle Bradbury, Brooke Eden and Stephanie Quayle. 8pm. $20; VIP $35, with a portion of sales to benefit the American Cancer Society.

MUSIC: Average White Band @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. “Pick Up the Pieces,” “Cut the Cake” and the mighty horns of Fred Vignor and Cliff Lyons. 7pm. $55.

MUSIC: Eric Andersen & Friends @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The veteran singer-songwriter of such ’60s folk hits as “Violets of Dawn,” “Thirsty Boots” and “Come to My Bedside.” 8pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Cults @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Singer Madeline Follin leads the NYC indie popsters in support of their brand new album Offering. With Cullen Omori and Hideout. 9pm. $20.

MUSIC: Tim Connell & Cesar Garabini Duo @ Crandall Public Library Folklife Center, Glens Falls. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for the complete series schedule…

MUSIC: Mike Kelley @ Lanie’s Cafe, Loudonville. 6pm.

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: The Phil Allen Concert Jazz Band @ Troy Kitchen, Troy. 7pm. FREE.

DANCE: Festival of South African Dance @ Proctors, Schenectady. Direct from Johannesburg, these two dynamic crews – Gumboots and Real Actions Pantsula – share the stage for a pulsating, rhythm-filled evening of urban street dance. Featuring 20 dancers with live musicians. 8pm. $20–$40.

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

MUSIC: Jeremy James & the Villaineers @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Namoli Brennet. 8pm.

COMEDY: Morgan Miller @ The Garage, Pittsfield. 7:30pm. $5. GO HERE for more info…

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…

PERFORMANCE: A People’s History of Performance Art @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. This live series stages iconic photographs of performance artworks as tableaux vivants, turning actors into objects. 7:30pm. $3.

THEATER: “Let the Right One In” @ Skidmore College’s Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater, Saratoga Springs. Skidmore alum and Brooklyn-based director/choreographer Rebecca Marzalek-Kelly directs the national college premiere of this chilling and heart-wrenching play. 8pm. $12; students & seniors $8. Through Wednesday.

MUSIC: Bit Lip @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Nine Votes Short and Coffee Nap. 8:30pm.

OPEN MIC/POETRY: Third Thursday Poetry Night @ Social Justice Center, Albany. With host Dan Wilcox and featured poet Stuart Bartow. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm reading. $3.

MUSIC: Listening Party @ Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar. It’s like a book club, but for music. Bethlehem librarian Michael Farley facilitates the monthly discussion, which tonight focuses on the life and music of Maurice Ravel, a modern French composer whose music fused Spanish, jazz and Baroque influences. 7pm. FREE.

FILMS: Carlos Saura’s “Flamenco Trilogy” @ Hudson Valley Community College’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium, Troy. The three films – 1981’s “Blood Wedding” (11am), 1983’s “Carmen” (12:30pm) and 1986’s “El Amor Brujo” (2:30pm) – star and were choreographed by legendary dancer Antonio Gades. FREE.

FILM: “Bombshell” @ Skidmore College’s Gannett Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. A documentary about the little-known scientific genius of 1940s movie star Hedy Lamarr. Followed by a discussion with director Alexandra Dean. 4:30pm.

FILM: “West Side Story” @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Hey, didn’t that guy used to be in “Twin Peaks”? And that guy, too? 7pm. $5.

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…

One thought on “10/19/17: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday”

  1. Jeremy James says:

    Thanks for the mention!

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