3/2/17: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday
MUSIC: Slothrust @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Led by singer-guitarist Leah Wellbaum, the Brooklyn alt-rock trio rides into town in support of their new album, Everyone Else. With Ian Sweet. 9pm. $12.
MUSIC: Chad Eby @ Schenectady County Community College’s Taylor Auditorium, Schenectady. The saxophonist’s latest album, The Sweet Shel Suite: Music Inspired by Shel Silverstein, earned a four-star review from DownBeat. 7:30pm. FREE.
ARTIST TALK: Janine Antoni & Stephen Petronio @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. The visiting artist-scholars for the 2017 McCormack Endowed Visiting Artist-Scholar Residency at Skidmore College give a talk about their ongoing artistic collaboration and their exhibition “Entangle.” 5:30pm.
THEATER: “Fragments” @ Skidmore College’s Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater, Saratoga Springs. It’s opening night! Shea Leavis directs the play by the late Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Albee. 8pm. $12; $8 students & seniors. Through March 8.
FILM: “Cameraperson” @ the Opalka Gallery, Albany. Exposing her role behind the camera, Kirsten Johnson reaches into the vast trove of footage she has shot over decades around the world, and what emerges is a visually bold memoir. 6:30pm. FREE.
FILM: “Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Jack Black and Kyle Gass star in the hilariously over-the-top musical origin story of the greatest band of all time. 7pm. $9; $6 students.