11/9/17: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

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TALK: “A Celebration of The New Yorker Cartoons” @ the New York State Museum’s Huxley Theatre, Albany. Meet two of the iconic cartoonists of our age – Roz Chast (who has published more than a thousand cartoons in The New Yorker since 1978) and Bob Mankoff (who received 500 rejections before getting his first New Yorker cartoon published in 1977; he’s also served as The New Yorker’s cartoon editor for the past 20 years). Cartoons will be projected on a big screen. 8pm. FREE. ALSO: A free seminar at 4:15pm in UAlbany Science Library’s Standish Room.

MUSIC: King Crimson @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. Robert Fripp and company return to The Egg for a rare two-night stand of head-spinning music. 8pm. $49.50, $59.50 & $89.50.

MUSIC: Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Boston-based band rolls into the Caffe in support of her new Compass Records album California Calling. Expect original folk-pop songs, rearranged radio hits and a few traditional numbers. 7pm. $18.

MUSIC: Modern English @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Following their well-received slot in the ’80s-throwback RetroFutura show at the Times Union Center in August, the “I Melt With You” hitmakers are back in town. 9pm. $23.

MUSIC: Tiffany @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. Wow, Tiffany and Modern English are both in town tonight? What year is this, anyway? 9pm. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: Yonder Mountain String Band @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. Colorado neo-bluegrass-jam-band. With the Last Revel. Doors open at 7pm. $25.

DANCE: Ali Moini @ EMPAC @ RPI, Troy. Drawing on Persian cultural tradition, Iranian performance artist Ali Moini’s “My Paradoxical Knives” includes poetry by the 13th-century Sufi poet Rumi and movements reminiscent of the Sufi whirling dervish. UPDATE: The performance has been cancelled due to visa processing delays stemming from current federal immigration policy. Instead, EMPAC will present an installation of the set of “My Paradoxical Knives” and a Skype conversation with Moini and collaborator Fred Rodriguez at 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Jim Kweskin @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The leader of the great ’60s torchbearers, the Jim Kweskin Jug Band. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

THEATER: “Redwood Curtain” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. In Lanford Wilson’s drama, a 17-year-old Vietnamese-American piano prodigy, adopted in infancy by a wealthy California family, is obsessed with discovering the identity of her biological father, an American GI who abandoned her and her birth mother in Saigon. 7:30pm. $25; students age 21 & under $10. Through Sunday, November 12.

FILM/TALK: “As You Are” @ The Linda, Albany. Northeast Filmmakers Lab & Screening presents a screening of the Sundance award-winning movie filmed in Albany by director/co-writer and former Nippertonian Miles Joris-Peyrafitte. With a Q&A with members of the cast and crew. Industry mixer at 5:30pm; screening at 7pm. $25.

TALK: “Getting Beyond a Blind Date with Science” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Emmy Award-winning actor-director-writer and host of PBS-TV’s Scientific American Frontiers, Alan Alda discusses science and how it affects us all. 8pm. $30-$200.

MUSIC: The Basis @ the Low Beat, Albany. St. Rose bands take over the Low Beat. With Caribbean Crisis, Mark Manning and Sydney Schizzano. 7:30pm. $5.

FILM: “Don’t Break Down: A Film About Jawbreaker” @ Valatie Community Theater, Valatie. In 2007, 11 years after one of the most influential American punk bands, Jawbreaker, called it quits, the three members – Blake Schwarzenbach, Chris Bauermeister and Adam Pfahler – reconnected in a San Francisco recording studio to listen back to their albums, reminisce and even perform together. And a film crew was there to capture it all. 8:15pm. $10.

MUSIC: Craft Night @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With the Abyssmals and Blume. 8:30pm. $7.

MUSIC: Subtleties @ The Garage, Pittsfield. The alt-rock/pop-punk band celebrates the release of their new EP, It’s Always Winter Here. With Young Culture and Perfect Score. 7:30pm. $10.

OPERA ON SCREEN: “A Thousand Splendid Suns” @ the Hudson Area Library, Hudson. A screening of Act One of the work-in-progress opera set in war-torn Afghanistan by composer Sheila Silver. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Mountain Wave @ Colony, Woodstock. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: “The Choral Hour” @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. The University Chamber Singers and the University-Community Chorale present a shared program. 7:30pm. $6; students & seniors $3.

FILM: “That Night in Rio” @ the Madison Theater, Albany. The Pine Hills Film Colony presents the swankiest and most lovable of all the big Technicolor films starring Carmen Miranda. 7pm. $10.

FILM/TALK: “The Picture of Dorian Gray” @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. A screening of the 1945 adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s novel, followed by a conversation with Barbara Black, English professor, and Rebecca McNamara, the Tang Museum’s Mellon Collections Curator. 6pm. FREE

FILM: “Warren Miller’s Line of Descent” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. It’s all about skiing… 7:30pm. $24. Also at 7:30pm on Friday.

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