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…

MUSIC: The Lustre Kings @ the Hangar On the Hudson, Troy. It’s a Cinco De Mayo celebration with Mark Gamsjager and the boys. 7pm. $10.

MUSIC: Marc Berger @ Crandall Public Library’s Folklife Center, Glens Falls. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: OTEP @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. It’s the Generation Doom Tour. With September Mourning, Through Fire and Doll Skin. 6:30pm. $30. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled…

MUSIC: The Sheepdogs @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Juno Award-winning Saskatoon rockers roll into town in support of their new album (their fifth), Future Nostalgia. 9pm. $18.

MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Clarinet Marmalade Trio @ the Twisted Vine Wine & Tap Bar, Delmar. Skip Parsons (reeds), Richard Downs (bass) and Crick Diefendorf (banjo) jazz things up. 7pm.

EVENT/MUSIC: Local Indie Music Mixer @ the Low Beat, Albany. Learn more about WCAA-LP, Community Arts Albany Radio. With music by Making the Stars Move. 8pm.

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.

MUSIC: Free Air @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Jiggawaltz and Rickett Pass. 9:30pm. FREE.

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.

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