APRIL 12: Today’s Top 10 Tips: Thursday

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MUSIC: Jason Eady @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. On his last two albums, Jason Eady earned major acclaim for his ahead-of-the-curve take on classic country, a bold departure from his earlier excursions into blues-infused Americana. Now with his sixth album, the Mississippi-bred singer-guitarist merges his distinct sensibilities into a stripped-down, roots-oriented sound that starkly showcases the gritty elegance of his songwriting. 8pm. $12.

MUSIC: Dan Navarro @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. With a career spanning decades and a dozen albums with Lowen & Navarro, 65-year-old singer-songwriter Dan Navarro has just released his first true studio-recorded solo album, Shed My Skin. With Jacob Johnson. 7pm. $24.

TALK: Marc Maron @ Williams College’s ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Williamstown. The stand-up comedian-actor-author-podcaster chats with Jeff Israel, assistant professor of religion, about Jews, comedy and the secular Jewish art of intimacy. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Live at the Jazz Bar @ SPAC’s Hall of Springs, Saratoga Springs. Golfstrom with special guest Peter Davis provide the live music for Ballroom Night. Diane Lachtrupp & Johnny Martinez will lead demonstrations on the waltz. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Emerald Rae @ Crandall Public Library’s Folklife Center, Glens Falls. The Live! Folklife Concert Series continues with the Boston-based roots musician. The powerhouse fiddler grew up in Cape Breton’s Scottish traditions and won the grand prize at the U.S. Scottish Fiddle Championship at the tender age of 18. 7pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Blithe Spirit” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. One highly spirited wife is fun, but two is fertile ground for this smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages from the witty pen of Noël Coward. Meet cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine (Gary Lindemann), re-married to Ruth (Brenny Rabine) but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira (Yvonne Perry), who has been conjured up by a visiting “happy medium,” one Madame Arcati (Eileen Schuyler). 7:30pm. Through Sunday, May 6.

ARTIST TALK: Nate Larson & Marni Shindelman @ the Opalka Gallery, Albany. The photographers – who collaboratively investigate the data tracks we amass through networked communication – discuss their art and creative process. 6:30pm. FREE.

READING: Paul Harding @ @ RPI Biotechnology & Interdisciplinary Studies Building’s CBIS Auditorium, Troy. The novelist received the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for “Tinkers,” a father-and-son story about itinerant peddlers in the backwoods of Maine. His second novel, “Enon,” is the story of one man’s enduring love for his daughter, and was named a best novel of the year by The Wall Street Journal and the American Library Association. The evening will feature a reading as well as the presentation of the McKinney Writing Contest Awards. 8pm. FREE

MUSIC: Magic Beans @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Colorado-based groovemeisters. With Let’s Be Leonard. 9:30pm. $15.

FILM/TALK: “Who the F**K Is That Guy? The Fabulous Life of Michael Alago” @ Hudson Valley Community College’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium, Troy. The 2017 documentary film traces the amazing career of a Puerto Rican kid from Brooklyn who was booking music for The Ritz in ’80s NYC at age 19. By 24, he was an A&R exec at Elektra when he signed an unknown California band called Metallica. The rest, as they say, is history. Alago will talk and conduct a Q&A following the screening. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Classic Albums Live @ Proctors, Schenectady. Performing Pink Floyd’s The Wall in its entirety. 8pm. $20-$30. And if that’s not your particular tribute band bag, try Moondance at The Linda in Albany (8pm, $20) or Storm Front at the Cool Insuring Arena’s Heritage Hall in Glens Falls (7pm. $15).

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