5/21/15: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday


MUSIC: Bryan Thomas @ the Low Beat, Albany. Simply Nippertown’s finest singer-songwriter. With Dan Tedesco and the E Block. 8pm.

MUSIC: Steven Wilson @ The Egg, Albany. Perhaps best known as the lead guitarist/singer-songwriter for progressive rock band Porcupine Tree, he’s one of the most eclectic and prolific artists in rock music. He’s collaborated with Israeli superstar Aviv Geffen, Blackfield and Tim Bowness. And he lands at The Egg in support of his fourth solo album, Hand. Cannot. Erase. 8pm. $31.50 & $36.50.

EVENT: RASA: A Celebration of Indian Culture & Music @ Bethlehem High School, Delmar. The mother-and-son musical duo of renowned Indian classical musicians, Veena and Devesh Chandra, have worked with students from many different classes to present this multi-disciplinary project of music, art, cooking, history and culture. 6-8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Bombadils @ Cock ‘n Bull, Galway. Canadian Celtic folk-bluegrass quartet. 8pm.

MUSIC: Capital Underground Live @ Bombers Burrito Bar, Troy. Ralph Renna hosts to weekly Local 518 music showcase featuring Common Threads, the Tom Atkins Band and Collin Reynolds. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The DuPont Brothers @ Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls. The Burlington-based indie-folk duo of Zack and Sam DuPont. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Jay Collins & Group @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The Gregg Allman Band saxman has played on two Grammy Award-winning albums with Levon Helm and a platinum-selling DVD with the Allman Brothers Band. The man also features guitarist Aaron Lieberman of God Street Wine. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: Chestnut Grove @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. A folkin’ blues rock band from Pennsyltucky. With AM Bodega and Let’s Be Leonard. 8pm.

THEATER: “Butler” @ Barrington Stage Co.’s St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield. It’s the New England premiere of the uproariously funny, witty and very moving play based on actual events that changed the lives of over 10,000 slaves during the Civil War. 7:30pm. Through Saturday, June 13.

FILM: “The First Line” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. It’s the official premiere screening of the film starring Pantelis Kodogiannis. With a semi-formal reception at 5:30pm; 7pm film. $45.

READING: Third Thursday Poetry Reading @ the Social Justice Center, Albany. Hosted by Dab Wilcox with Barbara Ungar as the featured poet. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm reading. $3.

FILM: “Bag It” @ The Linda, Albany. Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minutes – single-use disposable bags that we mindlessly throw away. Where do the bags and other plastics end up? Follow Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world. 7pm.

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