3/1/18: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

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MUSIC: Robbie Fulks @ The Linda, Albany. The singer-songwriter’s most recent release, 2017’s Upland Stories, earned year’s-best recognition from NPR and Rolling Stone among many others, as well as two Grammy nominations, for Best Folk Album and Best American Roots Song (“Alabama at Night”). With Zan Strumfeld. 8pm. $18.

MUSIC: Birds of Chicago @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Americana band led by husband-and-wife JT Nero and Allison Russell returns in support of their EP, American Flowers. 7pm. $26.

THEATER: “Underground Railroad Game” @ Williams College’s ’62 Center for Theatre & Dance, Williamstown. Named one of the Top 10 theater experiences of 2016 by The New York Times, the play is a vivid, piercing piece of experimental performance from the Philadelphia-based company Lightning Rod Special. Over its rapid-fire 75 minutes, the piece toes the line between sketch comedy show and excruciating American history lesson, set in a middle school classroom. 8pm. $10; students $3.

COMEDY: Comedy on Caroline @ Gaffney’s, Saratoga Springs. Featuring headliner Rich Williams. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Beijing Guitar Duo @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. Fretboards virtuosos Meng Su and Yameng Wang. 7pm. $8; seniors $5; students & children FREE.

MUSIC: Shannon McNally @ the Falcon, Marlboro. Cosmic American music from her latest album, Black Irish, and more.With Brett Hughes. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Andy Stack’s American Soup @ the Falcon Underground, Marlboro. American classics. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

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: Gabby Ellers @ Wolf Hollow Brewing, Glenville. 7pm.

MUSIC: Tommy Verrigni @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

THEATER: “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” @ the Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Park Playhouse continues its 30th anniversary season with a production of the funny and touching Tony Award-winning musical by William Finn, Rachel Sheinkin and Rebecca Feldman about a group of elementary and middle school students who come together for the County’s 25th annual spelling competition to decide which student will be sent to the National Bee in Washington, DC. Directed by Producing Artistic Director Owen Smith. 8pm. $25; students 18 & under $15. Through Sunday, March 11.

DANCE: “Carefree: Dancin’ with Fred and Ginger” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The tribute to the charismatic dance team of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers features the innovative staging of Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle, blending live dance on stage with original footage from their classic films, including “Top Hat” and “Swing Time.” 8pm. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled.

FILM: “Delores” @ Union College’s Reamer Auditorium, Schenectady. The documentary by Peter Bratt tells the story of Dolores Huerta, among the most important, yet least-known, activists in American history. Co-founder of the first farmworkers union with Cesar Chavez, she tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century. 6pm. FREE.

FILM: “I Am Not Your Negro” @ UAlbany’s Performing Arts Center, Albany. Based on the unfinished memoir, “Remember This House,” this Oscar-nominated documentary directed by Raoul Peck presents james Baldwin’s meditations on the history of racism in the U.S. and his perspectives on slain Civil Rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.12:15pm. FREE.

FILM: “Alien” @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. Ridley Scott’s 1979 film starring Sigourney Weaver. 7pm. $8

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  1. tim says

    That will be a lot of folks from Putnam County in Cohoes today.

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