2/8/18: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

February 8th, 2018, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Toby Walker @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The return of the acoustic blues torchbearer. 7pm. $18.

MUSIC: Alta Havana @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s Hall of Springs, Saratoga Springs. Latin Night kicks off the winter Live at the Jazz Bar series. 7pm dance lesson; 8pm music & dancing. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

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TALK: Emily Witt @ @ UAlbany Campus Center’s Room 375, Albany. The investigative journalist is the author of “Future Sex,” a first-hand investigation of the many varieties of sex and dating in 21st century America. In candid fashion, the 30-something author shares her search for love in a confusing world of dating apps, transient hook-ups and novel sexual cultures. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: LoFlash & Wiz Mack @ the Low Beat, Albany. With music by Var da Allstar. 8pm. $10.

COMEDY: Richie Redding @ The Garage, Pittsfield. The comedian and writer has performed at New York City’s top clubs, as well as the Barclay’s Center and Madison Square Garden. 7:30pm. $5.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ O’Slattery’s, Delmar. 7pm. FREE.

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

MUSIC: The Sullivan Fortner Trio @ Williams College’s Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown. The jazz pianist is joined by bassist Ryan Berg and drummer Jeremy Clemons. The trio has performed on many of the world’s most prestigious stages including Jazz at Lincoln Center, Newport Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Discover Jazz Festival, Tri-C Jazz Festival, Jazz Standard and the Gillmore Keyboard Festival. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: “Sweet Power” @ UAlbany’s Performing Arts Center, Albany. A joint concert of the Capital Trio and the Musicians of Ma’alwyck featuring violinists Hilary Cumming and Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz, violist Andrew Snow, cellist Petia Kassarova and pianist Duncan Cumming. 7:30pm. $8; students & seniors $4.

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. GO HERE to read review…

JAM SESSION: Blues Pro Jam @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The region’s top blues musicians join together for an evening of jamming on the blues. This time out, the core band will feature singer-guitarist Pat O’Shea, guitarist Petey Hop, saxophonist Andy Stahl, keyboardist Craig Keil, bassist Pat Perkinson and drummer Sonny Rock. 8pm.

FILM: “Cinema Paradiso” @ the Opalka Gallery, Albany. Kicking off the semester’s film series. 6:30pm. FREE.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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