3/31/16: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday
MUSIC: The Truckley Howl @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. Led by John Blake (flute/guitar), formerly of Teada, the Truckley Howl are a new three-piece Irish traditional band also featuring Mairead Hurley (concertina) and Nathan Gourley (fiddle/guitar). 7:30pm.
COMEDY: David Cross @ the Calvin Theatre, Northampton. Form “Mr. Show” to “Arrested Development” to “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret” to “W/ Bob and David” to the stage of the Calvin… 8pm. $25, $35 & $45. GO HERE to read a recent review…
MUSIC: GX3+ @ the First Reformed Church of Bethlehem, Selkirk. As part of the Acoustic Doorways Concert Series, percussionist Brian Melick joins the guitar trio of Ray Andrews, Sten Isachsen and Maria Zemantauski. 7pm. Tickets are $10/$5.
TALK: A Conversation with Twyla Tharpe @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. On the heels of her dance company’s 50th anniversary season, hear the celebrated choreographer speak about her life’s work as a jumping off point for her recent book, “The Creative Habit.” 7pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Delta Deep @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. Featuring Phil Collen of Def Leppard and Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots, the band is a blend of blues and powerful soul music revisited. With Colorway. 7pm. $18.
MUSIC: Emel Mathlouthi @ MCLA’s Church Street Center, North Adams. A strident songstress whose intensity is cloaked in melliflous vocals, Emel Mathlouthi is also known for her role as a leading artist in the Arab Spring. Born in Tunis, she was shunned from her country’s official airwaves but rose to prominence through social media. 7:30pm. $12; $5 students.
THEATER: “The Lion King” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is helmed by director Julie Taymor, who brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. Also featuring the choreography of Garth Fagan and the music of Elton John and Tim Rice. 8pm. $20-$170. Through Sunday, April 17.
THEATER: “The Blue Sky Boys” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Deborah Brevoort’s play is an exhilarating romp through the creative minds of the maverick engineers who stopped at nothing to get a man to the moon and back. Directed by Gordon Greenberg. 7:30pm. $20, $30 & $50. Through Sunday, April 3.
READING: David Gelernter @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center’s Recital Hall, Albany. An expert in the fields of parallel computing, mirror worlds, artificial intelligence and cognitive thinking, the computer scientist-theorist-author talks about and reads from his new book, “The Tides of Mind,” a revolutionary explanation of the phenomenon of human consciousness. 8pm. FREE. Also a free seminar at 4:15pm.