2/15/18: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday


MUSIC: Time for Three @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The genre-jumpin’ trio — violinists Nick Kendall and Charles Yang with bassist Ranaan Meyer – transcends traditional classification, with elements of classical, country western, gypsy and jazz idioms forming a blend all its own. 7:30pm. $34.

MUSIC: “Music for the Long Emergency” @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. Berlin’s new music mavericks Stargaze join forces with the brooding pop of Poliça to create a new evening-length work. A new work by Daniel Wohl will open the show. 8pm. $25 & $35; students $10.

MUSIC: “All the Love Tour” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. CMT Next Women of Country presents headliner Sara Evans with RaeLynn and Kalie Shorr. 8pm. $34.50, $39.50, $49.50, $59.50 & $69.50.

EVENT: Hot 99.1 Listeners Choice Awards Ceremony @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With performances by DJ Show, DJ Biz, DJ Supreme, the Ryan O Shay Experience, DJ King Bully and DJ of the Year DJ Ketchup. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Loudon Wainwright III @ Colony, Woodstock. American songwriter, Grammy Award-winning folksinger, actor and author. With Brian Dewan. 8pm. $30.

THEATER: “U R Here” @ Wood Theater, Glens Falls. Written and directed by Toni Anderson-Sommo, it’s the world premiere of a new comedy about a cast of characters at Jitters’ Java cafe who believe they may find the answers to life’s dilemmas on a new social media site. Benita Zahn stars in the fundraiser for the theater. 8pm. $25. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: The Academic @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Irish indie foursome. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: The Williams Jazz Faculty Band @ Williams College’s Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown. Saxophonist Kris Allen, bassist Avery Sharpe, drummer Conor Meehan, trombonist Sarah Politz and vocalist Samirah Evans are joined by a host of special guest student pianists to perform new original music inspired by George Washington Carver, a tribute to the late Roswell Rudd and classic jazz compositions associated with Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Wayne Shorter. 8pm. FREE.

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

THEATER: 10×10 New Play Festival @ Barrington Stage Co.’s St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield. The seventh annual fest featuring 10 10-minute plays by 10 playwrights.7:30pm. Through Sunday, March 4.

MUSIC: Jallie the Giver @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Jay Sway, Daddy Dak, Aebudis, Professortheproflexer, Drac. 8pm.

MUSIC: Mia Scirocco Trio @ Johnny’s Pizza Bar, Schenectady. 6pm.

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

THEATER: “Paris Time” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Gordon Greenberg directs the world premiere of Steven Peterson’s dramatic thriller. A couple’s peace, a young woman’s life and a company’s fate are challenged by an anti-Semitic terrorist incident. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, February 18. GO HERE to read review…

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

MUSIC: Hot Club of Saratoga @ Mouzon House, Saratoga Springs. 6pm.

MUSIC: Funk Night @ Parish Public House, Albany. Featuring guitarist Rob Compa (Dopapod), bassist-organist Beau Sasser (Kung Fu), drummer Adrian Tramontano (Kung Fu) and guitarist Justin Henricks (Wurliday). 9pm.

MUSIC: Warren Sieme @ Wolf Hollow Brewing, Glenville. 7pm.

OPEN MIC/READING: Third Thursday Poetry Night @ Social Justice Center, Albany. Dan Wilcox hosts with Bunkong Tuon as the featured reader. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm reading. $3.

MUSIC: Rev Tor’s Dead of Winter Jam @ The Garage, Pittsfield. The music of the Grateful Dead performed by host Rev Tor’s Steal Your Peach Band with special guest performances by the Picky Bastards, Gina Coleman, Melissa Brinton, Tom Corrigan, Matt Mervis, Mike Wood and more. 8pm. $15.

STORYTELLING: Immigrant Stories @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Stories of love… 6:30pm. FREE.

TALK: “The Laundress in the Landscape” @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Alexis Goodin, curatorial research associate, discusses Jean-Léon Gérôme’s late-1800s oil painting, “Fellah Women Drawing Water,” notable for the artist’s depiction of daily life in the Near East and as part of a larger body of works depicting laundresses across art history. 12noon. FREE with gallery admission.

FILM: “Selma” @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. The award-winning 2014 drama. 7pm.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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