5/5/16: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday
MUSIC: Nik Bartsch’s Mobile @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Ritual groove music. Minimalist jazz-funk. Acoustic trance. The hypnotic Swiss quartet is playing only three U.S. dates on this tour, and this is one of ’em. 8pm. $18; $13 students & seniors.
COMEDY: Amy Schumer @ the Times Union Center, Albany. The comedian-actress has been having a massive career surge – consider that just three years ago she was playing The Egg… with fewer than 1,000 seats. 8pm. $39, $59 & $125.
EVENT: Les Paul’s Big Sound Experience @ the College of St. Rose, Albany. An interactive mobile museum and more dedicated to the music and many inventions of the guitar great. 12noon-8pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…
THEATER: “A Trip to Bountiful” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Join the inspiring pilgrimage to the small town of Bountiful, Texas with Carrie Watts, the charming, aging widow who escapes her controlling daughter-in-law and son’s three-room Houston apartment to visit her childhood home one last time. 7:30pm. $20-$55. Through Sunday, May 15.
FILM: “What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy” @ the Opalka Gallery, Albany. A poignant exploration of the relationship between two men, both children of high-ranking Nazi officials, who possess starkly contrasting attitudes toward their fathers. 6:30pm.