8/31/17: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday
TALK: Awkwafina @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center’s Main Theater, Albany. She’s a rapper, comedian, television host, actress and author. She’s also a former UAlbany journalism student returning to campus to kick off the fall season of New York State Writers Institute events, engaging in discussion with The Times Union’s Steve Barnes about all manner of things, including the upcoming film “Ocean’s Eight,” in which she stars alongside Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling, Helena-Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway. 4:15pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Jenni Lyn @ the Cock n’ Bull, Galway. As a member of the award-winning, all-female bluesgrass band Della Mae, she’s graced the stage of Nashville’s beloved Ryman Auditorium, as well as festivals from Bonnaroo to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival to Cambridge Folk Fest. Tonight the vocalist-mandolinist plays an intimate show in support of her new solo album, Burn Another Candle. 7:30pm.
THEATER: “Awake” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Earlier this month theater artist Andrew Schneider served up two sold-out performances of his mindboggling, award-winning “YOUARENOWHERE” at EMPAC. Now he’s back with the world premiere of his follow-up. Be prepared for the unexpected. 7:30pm. $18; $13 students & seniors. Also at 7:30pm on Friday.
MUSIC: Tuba Skinny @ Colony, Woodstock. Drawing on a wide range of musical influences — from spirituals to Depression-era blues, from ragtime to traditional jazz — their sparkling sound evokes the rich musical heritage of their New Orleans home. 8pm. $15.
COMEDY/MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: An Evening of Comedy & Music @ The Linda, Albany. Comedy by Linda Lou with music by Chris & Courtney Blackwell and Drew McCabe. A benefit for the Saint Anne Institute Alumni Fund. 7:30pm. $25.
MUSIC: King Yellowman & the Sagittarius Band @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Following his show at Albany’s Alive at Five earlier this month, the king of dancehall reggae returns to Greater Nippertown. 8pm. $20, $30 & $40. GO HERE for photos from the Alive at Five concert…
FUNDRAISER/MUSIC: Summer Wrap Party @ the Barn at the Egremont Village, Egremont. It’s a Karaoke Lounge Evening featuring KJ Spizz with Ken DeLoreto, Michael Allen Lowe and Pops Peterson. 7pm. $5-$35.
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