8/16/12: Today’s Tips: Thursday
MUSIC: The Philadelphia Orchestra @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Cello great Yo-Yo Ma joins the orchestra and conductor David Robertson for Saints-Saens’ Cello Concerto and other works. 8pm.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Bella Terra Festival @ Gardner’s Farm, Stephentown. It’s Day One of the four-day music fest. Today’s bands include Jimkata, Zach Deputy, Dirty Paris, Malik B. & Mr. Green, Mentally Ill, Turtle Soup and lots more. Music officially starts at 2:30pm. More info here…
FILM: “The Queen of Versailles” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Director Lauren Greenfield’s documentary about a billionaire family and their financial challenges as they attempt to construct the biggest house in America in the wake of the economic crisis. 8pm. $7; students $5.
ARTS WALK: Third Thursday @ various locations, Pittsfield. 5-8pm. FREE.
FILM: “Meet the Fokkens” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Rob Schröder and Gabrielle Provaas’ documentary about Louise and Martine Fokkens, identical twin sisters, who have worked for 50 years in Amsterdam’s Red Light District. 6pm. $7; students $5.
ARTS WALK: Downtown Celebration @ various locations, North Adams. Music, dance, art exhibits, gymnastics exhibition, and more… 5:30-9pm. FREE.
READING: Third Thursday Poetry Reading @ the Social Justice Center, Albany. Long Island poet George Wallace is the featured reader. Hosted by Dan Wilcox, the evening includes an open mic for poets. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm reading. $3.
MUSIC: Stardust @ Siro’s, Saratoga Springs. 6:30pm. FREE.