8/2/12: Today’s Tips: Thursday
MUSIC: The Philadelphia Orchestra @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet joins conductor Stéphane Denève for a Paris-themed evening, including Gershwin’s American in Paris and Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major. 8pm.
FILM: “LCD Soundsystem: Shut Up and Play the Hits” @ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. An encore screening of the concert/documentary film of LCD Soundsystem’s final show on April 2, 2011 at Madison Square Garden. 7pm. $10.
MUSIC: Lee Brice @ Riverfront Park, Albany. It’s country night at Alive at Five as the Nashville hitmaker comes to town in support of his new album, “Hard 2 Love.” With Wendy Owens & Renegade. 5pm. FREE.
PANEL DISCUSSION: “Lyrics First” @ Fuzz Records, Albany. Sponsored by the Albany Music Coalition, Deciphering Songs is a series of music and songwriting workshops/panel discussions. Featuring Eric Margan (the Red Lions), Eric Krans (the Parlor) and Jen O’Connor (the Parlor). 6:30pm. FREE.
FILM: “China Heavyweight” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Award-winning filmmaker Yung Chang (“Up the Yangtze”) returns to China for another riveting documentary on that country’s ever-changing economic landscape — this time through the lens of sports. 8pm. $7; students $5.
MUSIC: The Chris Dukes Band @ North Pearl Street, Albany. Alive at Five brings ’em downtown, and the post-Alive at Five party keeps ’em partying downtown. 8pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Flute Fest @ Otesaga Hotel, Cooperstown. The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival’s annual celebration of the flute features Guo-Liang Han of the China National Symphony Orchestra and Herik Wiese of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. 7:30pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Pulse @ Siro’s, Saratoga Springs. 6:30pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Slow Burn @ Dango’s, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. FREE.