3/15/18: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

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MUSIC: Lunasa @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. The acclaimed acoustic Irish band will be joined by special guest vocalist Natalie Merchant, who also sings on the band’s new album, Cas, their first studio recording in seven years. With the American roots duo banjoist Richie Stearns and fiddler Rosie Newton opening the show. 7:30pm. $34.50.

MUSIC: The Honey Dewdrops @ the Cock ‘N Bull, Galway. Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish are celebrating their 9th year of touring full time as The Honey Dewdrops. 7:30pm. $10.

MUSIC: Miguel @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. In support of his fourth studio album, War & Leisure, the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter heads to Clifton Park following his recent appearance singing the Oscar-winning song “Remember Me,” from Coco at the Academy Awards. With SiR and Nonchalant Savant. 8pm. $42.50.

MUSIC: Tony Furtado @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Acclaimed banjo and slide guitar player. 7pm. $22. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Kitchen Ceili @ Crandall Public Library’s Folklife Center, Glens Falls. Featuring George Wilson on fiddle, banjo and vocals; Dora Hast on tin whistle and recorders; and Stan Scott on guitar, mandolin, banjo, and vocals, the trio serves up healthy portions of driving reels and lilting jigs and hornpipes, as well as stately waltzes, slow airs and old and new songs of emigrants, soldiers, lovers, lawyers and computer programmers from both sides of the Atlantic. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Gatherers @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. The New Jersey rockers land in Greater Nippertown in advance of their upcoming album due out this summer on Equal Vision Records. With Druse and Crafter. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Ace $upreme @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Loflash and Var da Allstar. Doors open at 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Field Sleeper @ River Street Pub, Troy. Ohio-based folk-dronester. With Fire Letters and Casual Decay. 9pm.

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

MUSIC: Stu Hamm @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The electric bass virtuoso plays a solo show, expanding the range of his instrument. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

TALK: “HERsterical: A Woman’s Guide to Stand-up Comedy” @ Hudson Valley Community College’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium, Troy. In addition to her job as one of Greater Nippertown’s most popular singer-songwriter, Erin Harkes has also been doing stand-up comedy for the past five years. 12noon. FREE.

COMEDY: Damien Lemon @ the Funny Bone, Guilderland. With Erin Harkes. 7:30pm. $10. Through Sunday.

THEATER: “Curtains” @ Schenectady Light Opera, Schenectady. Directed by Adam M. Coons, the musical mystery “whodunit” follows the story of a theater as they cope with a murder on opening night. Chaos and comedy ensue… 8pm. $22-$28. Through Sunday, March 18.

MUSIC: Matthew O’Neill @ Colony, Woodstock. With Hulder. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Azzaam Hameed & Annette Harris @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

COMEDY: JR De Guzman @ The Garage, Pittsfield. Combining music and comedy, JR serenades the audience into laughter with songs, jokes and stories of traveling the world, life after college, and family. 7:30pm. $5.

MUSIC: Cassatt String Quartet @ Williams College’s Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown. The program features String Quartet op. 74 “Harp” in E flat major by Beethoven; the String Quartet “Culai” by Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin; and, joined by pianist Doris Stevenson for Antonin Dvorak’s Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, op. 81. 8pm. FREE.

OPEN MIC/POETRY: Third Thursday Poetry @ the Social Justice Center, Albany. Hosted by Dan Wilcox with featured poet Nancy Dunlop. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm readings. $3.

FILM: “The Big Lebowski” @ The Linda, Albany. Another Coen Brothers gem. A slacker known to his friends as “The Dude” gets mixed up in a convoluted kidnapping plot with an eccentric millionaire whose name he shares. 2, 4:30 & 7pm.

FILM: “A Night at the Opera” @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. The Marx Brothers rum amok in high society. 7pm. $8.

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