1/18/18: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

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MUSIC: Tracy Grammer @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. It’s the album release party for Grammer’s 11th album, Low Tide. With Jim Henry. 7pm. $22.

MUSIC: Bobby Previte’s “Blueprints” @ HiLo, Catskill. The jazz drummer-composer gathers together a group of free-thinking musicians. 8pm.

MUSIC: Hoot Owl Moon @ Wolf Hollow Brewing, Glenville. The acoustic duo of Rick Sacchetti and Courtney Marston. 7pm.

MUSIC: Phil Allen Concert Jazz Band @ Troy Kitchen, Troy. Big band jazz. 7pm. FREE.

THEATER: One Act Play Festival 2018 @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. It’s opening night! Eight short original plays by Greater Nippertown playwrights all based on the theme of “cold.” 8pm. $18; under age 18 $10. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Bellini’s, Loudonville. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Three Quarter North @ LT’s Grill, Niskayuna. 6:30pm.

THEATER: “Death of a King: A Live Theatrical Experience” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Tavis Smiley, broadcaster and best-selling author, teams up with jazz pianist Marcus Roberts in a multimedia tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 7:30pm. $25.75-$55.75. UPDATE: This performance has been cancelled…

COMEDY: Shane Torres @ The Garage, Pittsfield. The $5 Comedy Series continues. 7:30pm. $5.

MUSIC: Bare Mattress @ River Street Pub, Troy. With Haley Moley and Casual Decay. 9pm.

DISCUSSION: The Creative Economy: The Music Industry @ Overit, Albany. Panel discussion about the Greater Nippertown music industry with Chris Wienk, Joel Moss, Jesse Calhoun, David Tyo and Katie Cusack. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Colgate Resolutions @ Crandall Library, Glens Falls. Collegiate a cappella ensemble. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Cloud Lifter @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 8pm.

POETRY OPEN MIC: Third Thursday Poetry Night @ the Social Justice Center, Albany. Dan Wilcox hosts the evening with featured reader Mariah Barber. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm reading. $3.

MUSIC: George Krakat @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

FILM: “Trouble No More” @ Proctors’ The Addy, Schenectady. A showcase of Bob Dylan’s creative and spiritual mindset during his gospel era, from Slow Train Coming to Saved to Shot of Love. 7pm. $9; children, students & seniors $6. GO HERE for more info and the complete screening schedule…

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

Is there an event that we may have overlooked? Just add it in the comment box below…

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