11/30/17: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday


MUSIC: Alsarah & the Nubatones @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Music Haven’s Passport Concert Series welcomes the East African retro-pop group from Brooklyn. 7:30pm. $25.

MUSIC: WGNA’s Jingle Jam 2017 @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Featuring John Turner and LoCash. 7pm. $23, $29 & $34.

MUSIC/ART: “Seeing the Invisible” @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. A unique musical experience in which celebrated composer-guitarist-singer-bandleader Howard Fishman and three members of his touring company — Osei Essed, Dina Maccabee and James Harrison Monaco — perform musical responses to photographs selected from the Tang collection. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Stephen Clair & the Pushbacks @ Colony, Woodstock. The former Albany singer-songwriter (now based in Beacon) plays selections from his new band’s self-titled album. With the Sweet Celementines. 8pm. $12.

MUSIC: Will Dailey @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The three-time winner of the Boston Music Award for Best Singer-Songwriter made his last Spa City performance in 2013 when SPAC hosted Farm Aid. His latest album, National Throat, has been met with stellar reviews, over eight million spins on Spotify, a Top 20 slot on Billboard’s Heat Seeker chart and Album of the Year honors from the Boston Music Awards, New England Music Awards and Improper Bostonian Magazine. 7pm. $20. GO HERE to enter to win a pair of FREE tickets…

MUSIC: Jazz at the Spring @ Spring Street Gallery, Saratoga Springs. Capital District Jazz’s inaugural concert series continues with the music of Lenny Tristano performed by the Siegel-Pittman Quartet, featuring saxman Adam Siegel, pianist Galen Pittman, bassist Stephanie Lozina and drummer Matt Neidbalski. 7:30pm. $20.

EVENT: Saratoga Victorian Streetwalk @ various locations, Saratoga Springs. Celebrate the magic of an old-fashioned Victorian holiday streetwalk with the Spa City’s 31st annual holiday event featuring a festival of trees, carolers and, of course, a Visit from Santa Claus. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Forest Park @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Agency and Pioneers. 8pm. $10.

THEATER: “Middletown” @ Hudson Valley Community College’s Maureen Stapleton Theatre, Troy. Roseanne Raneri directs the student production of Will Eno’s moving and witty play about the ways in which the lives of the inhabitants of Middletown intersect in strange and poignant ways. 7:30pm. FREE. Through Saturday.

READING: Hisham Matar @ UAlbany Campus Center Assembly Hall, Albany. The Libyan-American novelist and nonfiction writer received the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography for his memoir, “The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between,” an account of the author’s return to the Libya of his family’s origin and his search for his missing father. 8pm. FREE. Also a free seminar at UAlbany Science Library’s Standish Room at 4:15pm.

MUSIC: “Ain’t Wastin’ Time: A Berkshire Tribute to Gregg Allman” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Featuring Rev Tor’s Steal Your Peach Band & Friends. With guest performances by Sara Lee & Abe Guthrie, Beau Sasser of Kung Fu, Jen Durkin of Deep Banana Blackout, Gina Coleman, Ed Moran, Dan Broad, Ben Kohn, Jason Webster, Randy Cormier of Whiskey City, more. 7:30pm. $27.50.

THEATER: “She Loves Me” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. The romantic musical is a Broadway classic with six Tony nominations garnered by its recent NYC revival. Directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, the show features a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, December 24.

MUSIC: Steve Russ @ Wolf Hollow Brewing, Glenville. 7pm.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ O’Slattery’s, Delmar. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Brian Patneaude @ Speakeasy 518, Albany. 9pm.

THEATER: “Big Love” @ Skidmore College’s Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater, Saratoga Springs. Two-time Obie Award-winning playwright Charles L. Mee’s play fuses the ancient and the modern by bringing the plot of Aeschylus’ “The Suppliants” into the modern era. Directed by Carolyn Anderson. 8pm. $12; students & seniors $8. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: MPThree @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. With the Vinnie Saj Band. Doors open at 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Joe Carrick @ the Eden Cafe, Loudonville. 4:30pm.

FILM: “Other Uses” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Beatriz Santiago Muñoz’s film pays characteristic attention to the geometry, composition and cinematic potential of everyday, neglected landscapes. With “Post-Military Cinema.” 7pm. $6.

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