9/8/16: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday


MUSIC: Rock Hall Three for All @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Heart, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Cheap Trick – all recent Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees – team up for a classic rock show. 6:30pm. $35, $55, $75 & $95; $25 lawn.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Oldtone Roots Music Festival @ the Cool Whisper Farm, North Hillsdale. It’s Day One of the four-day fest featuring the Easy Ridin’ Papas, Bash Bish Bluegrass Band, the Downhill Strugglers, Tuba Skinny, Two Gun Man and Mail the Horse. 3:30pm. $25. GO HERE for more info and the complete festival schedule…

MUSIC: Magpie @ the Crandall Library’s Folklife Center, Glens Falls. The duo of Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner performs vintage blues, swing, country, folk classics and contemporary. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Dick Solberg @ the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, Gloversville. For 40 years, the Sun Mountain Fiddler has proven to be an all-around entertainer. 7pm. $15.

MUSIC: G-Nome Project @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Israel’s premier livetronica band. With Lord Electro. 9:30pm. $15.

COMEDY: Chris D’Elia @ the Academy of Music, Northampton. The star of such TV sitcoms as “Undateable” and “Whitney.” With Brian Glowacki. 8pm. $30, $35 & $55.

FILM: “Once More With Feeling” @ the Landmark Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. It’s the first-ever opportunity anyone will have to hear Skeleton Tree, the 16th studio album from Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Clarinet Marmalade @ East Greenbush Community Library, East Greenbush. Kickin’ it old school, jazz-wise… 7pm. FREE.

COMEDY: JT Habersaat @ the Low Beat, Albany. It’s the Altercation Punk Comedy Tour 2016 with Jay Chanoine, Jaye McBride, Jim Felter and Dirty Charley. 8pm.

MUSIC: Starseed @ the Boom Room, Pittsfield. With Sam Rosen. 5:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Moriah Formica @ Rascals, Guilderland. 5pm. FREE.

COMEDY: Chicks Are Funny @ the Funny Bone, Guilderland. Erin Harkes hosts an evening of female comedians with headliner Carolyn Castiglia. 7:30pm. $10.

MUSIC: Half Step @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. FREE.

FILM: “The Prison in Twelve Landscapes” @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. Brett Story’s documentary is a a cinematic journey through a series of landscapes across the USA where prisons do work and affect lives, from a California mountainside where female prisoners fight raging wildfires, to a Bronx warehouse full of goods destined for the state correctional system, to an Appalachian coal town betting its future on the promise of prison jobs. 8pm.

FILM: “Up” @ Tricentennial Park, Albany. 7:45pm. FREE.

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