2/18/16: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday


MUSIC: Styx @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. “Lady,” “Come Sail Away,” “Babe,” “The Best of Times,” “Too Much Time on My Hands,” “Show Me the Way,” “Don’t Let It End,” “Renegade,” “Boat on the River” and more, including, of course, “Mr. Roboto.” 7:30pm. $39.50, $49.50, $59.50 & $84.50.

MUSIC: Bang On a Can All-Stars @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. Performing works by Michael Gordon, Julia Wolfe, David Lang/Lou Reed, Steve Martland, Philip Glass and the world premiere of Brendon Randall-Myers’s “Changes, Stops, and Swells.” 6pm.

MUSIC: Jackie Greene @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The guitarist for the Black Crowes, Phil Lesh & Friends, WRG and Trigger Hippy brings his band to Hudson in support of his solo album, Back to Birth. If you missed him at The Egg last week, don’t make the same mistake again… With Hollis Brown. 8pm. $25 & $35.

MUSIC: Kurt Vile & the Violators @ Pearl Street Ballroom, Northampton. In support of his acclaimed album B’lieve I’m Goin’ Down… With Xylouris White. 8:30pm. $20.

MUSIC: The Blind Owl Band @ The Hangar, Troy. Playing their brand of “Adirondack Freight Train String Band Music.” With the Nellies. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Poison Idea @ the Fuze Box, Albany. Classic punk hardcore from Oregon. With Child Bite, Aggressive Response, Dialysis and Eternal Crimes. 7pm. $15.

MUSIC: Three Quarter North @ LT’s Grill, Niskayuna. 6pm.

MUSIC: Ornery Cuss @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Cold Sweats, Slowshine, Coupons and Giant Peach Hospital Corners. 8pm. $5. UPDATE: Ornery Cuss and Giant Peach will not be performing…

COMEDY: Ian Bagg @ the Funny Bone at Crossgates Mall, Guilderland. Fun fact: He’s the the only known comic to have worked for famed director/producer Judd Apatow and not become a multi-billionaire. 7:30pm. $17. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Buddha Clark @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. 9:30pm. Pay what you want.

MUSIC: Classic Rock Legacy @ Proctors, Schenectady. Performing the Who’s Quadrophenia and Who’s Next. 8pm. $25. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled.

MUSIC: Tadeusz Domanowski @ UAlbany’s Performing Arts Center, Albany. The pianist presents an all-Chopin including Scherzo no. 2 in B flat minor, op. 31; Sonata no. 2 in B flat minor, op. 35; Ballade no. 1 in G minor, op. 23; Nocturne in C minor, op. 48, no. 1; Nocturne in F sharp major, op. 15, no. 2 and Polonaise in A flat major, op. 53. 7pm. $8; $4 students & seniors.

THEATER: 10×10 New Play Festival @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. A collection of 10 plays – each 10-minutes long – by 10 playwrights. 7:30pm. $15-30. Through Sunday, February 28. GO HERE to read review…

OPEN MIC/POETRY: Third Thursday Poetry Reading @ the Social Justice Center, Albany. Brian Dorn is the featured poet at the monthly open mic hosted by Dan Wilcox. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm reading. $3.

THEATER: “Twelfth Night” @ Hudson Valley Community College’s Maureen Stapleton Theatre, Troy. Shakespeare & Company presents the touring production of the romantic comedy. 12noon.

OPEN MIC: Open Mic Night @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. 7pm. $3.

FILM: On Screen/Sound No. 10 @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Vocalization is the theme for the pairing of Clio Barnard’s “The Arbor” (utilizing the technique of “verbatim theater”) with Joyce Wieland’s “Pierre Vallières” (a “mouthscape”). 7pm. $6.

FILM: “Autism in Love” @ The Linda, Albany. Unfortunately, when it comes to romantic relationships, people with autism have a distinct disadvantage. Being plagued by this developmental disorder jeopardizes the core characteristics of a relationship – communication and social interaction. This documentary explores the innumerable instances of people with autism falling in love and having meaningful romantic relationships. 7pm.

FILM: “Frozen” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. School is out so bring the family a film everyone will enjoy with activities and games. 3pm.

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