3/6/14: Today’s Tips: Thursday
MUSIC: Imani Winds @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. North America’s premier wind quintet has collaborated with artists ranging from Yo-Yo Ma to Wayne Shorter. Their program at the Hall will include original works from the ensemble’s flutist Valerie Coleman, pieces from contemporary composers Karel Husa and Narang Prangcharoen, along with more traditional works like Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. 7:30pm. $20 & $28.
MUSIC: Capital Underground Live @ Bombers, Troy. It’s back… but at a new location. Ralph Renna hosts a weekly triple-bill of homegrown musical talent. Tonight featuring Apollo’s Creed, Gusto and Making the Stars Move. 8pm. FREE.
MUSIC: The Stephen Kellogg Band @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. After putting his band the Sixers on hiatus, the folk-rocker returns to Hudson on the final swing of his “All Love, Future’s Bright” tour with his new band, celebrating the release of his ninth studio album, Blunderstone Rookery. With Caroline Rose opening. 8pm. $18.
THEATER/COMEDY: The Apes Were Drinking Whiskey @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. A side-splitting synthesis of art forms. Improvisers will pull ideas from Peter Storey’s remarkable narrative poems, and perform a montage of scenes based on these suggestions. Rooted in the Armando style of long-form improv, in which performers pull suggestions from a guest monologist, the crazy Apes take the form to hilarious new heights by replacing the monologues with spoken-word poetry. 7:30pm. $10.