11/5/15: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday
MUSIC: Anna Nalick @ The Linda, Albany. Best known for her hit single “Breathe (2AM)” (which has sold nearly three million copies to date), Nalick has continued writing introspective, emotive and highly personal music. With Ryanhood. 8pm. $20.
MUSIC: Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. The Juno Award-winning Canadian banjo player and his band pay tribute to the work of song collector Alan Lomax. 7pm. $20; $10 children & students age 17 and under. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Ellis Delaney @ Caffe Lena On-the-Road at the Georgi on the Battenkill, Shushan. Minneapolis-based indie-pop singer-songwriter. 7pm. $14.
MUSIC: Blues Pro Jam @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The 13th Blues Pro Jam features special guest performers Tullie Brae, Lori Morris, Wyld Blu, Leigh Ann Stanton and Shelly Prior, backed by the Club Helsinki House Band, anchored by Sonny Rock (drums), Cameron Melville (Hammond B-3 organ), Petey Hop (guitars and vocals) and Vinny Leggiere (bass). 8pm. FREE.
THEATER: “Good Kids” @ UAlbany’s Performing Arts Center, Albany. The provocative new play by Naomi Iizuka is based on the 2012 Steubenville rape case. The play follows students in a school community that is driven by the success of its football team and saturated in Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. 7pm. $20; $15 students & seniors. Through Novemeber 14.
READING: Donald Antrim @ @ UAlbany Campus Center’s Assembly Hall, Albany. The 2013 MacArthur Fellow and frequent New Yorker contributor, has acquired a cult following for brilliant and wildly inventive fiction, including the novels, “The Verificationist” (2000) and “The Hundred Brothers” (1998). His newest story collection is “The Emerald Light in the Air” (2014). 4:15pm. FREE.
ARTIST TALK: Joanna Tam @ Hudson Valley Community College’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium, Troy. In conjunction with her exhibit, “American Studies,” an exhibition of videos, photographs and installations at the Teaching Gallery. Followed by a 4pm reception at the gallery. 3pm. FREE.
PANEL DISCUSSION: “Staging the Supernatural: How Live Theater Is and Always Has Been a Home for Genre Storytelling” @ Skidmore College’s JKB Theater, Saratoga Springs. A live panel moderated by Holly L. Derr and featuring professional artists who specialize in genre theater, including award-winning playwrights Mac Rogers, Andrea Hairston and Adam Szymkowicz; FX/Gore designer Stephanie Cox-Williams and New York-based theater artist Joan Jubett. 7pm. FREE.