10/29/15: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday
Drawing of Mickey Hart by Charles H. Haymes
MUSIC: Ramblin Jug Stompers and Jill Hughes @ Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls. In conjunction with the photo exhibit, “A Transitional Interpretation: American Roots Music by Five Photographers,” Greater Nippertown’s fave jug band teams up with the fab jazz/soul/blues singers for a unique musical collaboration. 7pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Dead & Company @ Times Union Center, Albany. Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir team up with John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti to kick off their maiden tour. 7pm. $50, $75 & $99.
MUSIC: Grace Potter @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The Vermont rocker rolls into town in support of her debut solo album, Midnight. With Rayland Baxter. 8pm. $38 & $48. GO HERE to read a new interview…
MUSIC: A Jazz Tribute to Mike Wicks @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. The Local 518 jazz scene celebrates the life and music of bassist Mike Wicks, who died last December. Featuring performances by Alone Together: The Mollin-Clay Jazz Duo and the Michael Wicks Tribute Band, led by his son Gary Wicks on bass. Also a special listening party of never-before-heard Wicks’ music, as well as a jam session. 7pm. FREE; donations encouraged for the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: The Buena Vista Social Club @ the Calvin Theatre, Northampton. It’s the farewell tour for the Cuban all-star ensemble featuring Omara Portuondo, Eliades Ochoa, Guajiro Mirabal, Barbarito Torres and Jesus Aguaje Ramos. 8pm. $49.50, $59.50 & $79.50.
THEATER: “The Screwtape Letters” @ Proctors, Schenectady. A provocative and wickedly funny theatrical adaptation of the C.S. Lewis novel about spiritual warfare from a demon’s point of view. 8pm. $20-$55.