2/1/18: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

February 1st, 2018, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Driftwood @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Hailing from Binghamton, Driftwood’s music incorporates folk, old-time, country, punk and rock. They obey only two rules: they use bluegrass instruments, and they play straight from the heart. 7pm. $26.

MUSIC: Peggy & the Delivery Boys @ the Cock ‘N Bull, Galway. Featuring Peggy Lecuyer on mandolin/vocals, Ted Hennessey on harmonica/vocals, Peter Bearup on guitar/vocals, Kevin Maul on dobro/vocals and the mighty Gene Lemme on the upright bass. 7:30pm. $10.

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COMEDY: Erin Harkes @ Gaffney’s, Saratoga Springs. She puts down her guitar and goes for the laughs. With Jim Felter, Dre Cerbin and host Dan Geurin. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Mike DeAngelis @ Wolf Hollow Brewing, Glenville. The member of Get Up Jack and the Standard Clams plays a solo gig. 7pm.

MUSIC: Grass Is Dead @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Yes, they’re a bluegrass band that plays the music of the Grateful Dead. How did you guess? With Dustin Sawyer. 9pm. $12.

MUSIC: Brandon Lay @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. Up and coming country music singer. Rolling Stone called him “a country-rock version of Bruce Springsteen with twang.” With Russell Dickerson. 8pm.

THEATER: “Paris Time” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Gordon Greenberg directs the world premiere of Steven Peterson’s dramatic thriller. A couple’s peace, a young woman’s life and a company’s fate are challenged by an anti-Semitic terrorist incident. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, February 18.

MUSIC: Aggressive Response @ River Street Pub, Troy. With Moon Worship and Apostrophe S. 9pm.

THEATER: “The Bodyguard” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Grammy nominee and multi-platinum R&B/pop recording artist Deborah Cox stars as Rachel Marron in the musical based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar nominated film and adapted for the stage by Academy Award-winner Alexander Dinelaris (“Birdman”). 1:30 & 8pm. $20–$85. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Molly Durnin @ Thistle & Mirth, Pittsfield. 7pm.

THEATER: “An Inspector Calls” @ Schenectady Civic Players, Schenectady. Patrick White directs J.B. Priestley’s classic drama. 7:30pm. $20. Through Sunday, February 4. GO HERE for more info…

FILM: “Groundhog Day” @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. It’s a day early, but Bill Murray still rocks it. 7pm.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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