4/19/18: Today’s Top 15 Tips: Thursday

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MUSIC: The Sea The Sea @ the Crandall Public Library’s Folklife Center, Glens Falls. Led by Chuck & Mira Costa, the indie folk-pop quartet is simply one of Greater Nippertown’s best bets – not just for tonight, but for anytime. 7pm. FREE.

READING: Salman Rushdie @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. He’s widely recognized as a leading figure of world literature. His 1981 novel, “Midnight’s Children,” received not only the Booker Prize, but also the 1993 Booker of Bookers and the 2008 Best of the Booker, selected from all 41 winners since the prize’s inception in 1969. His new novel is The New York Times bestseller, “The Golden House,” a parable of contemporary America set against the backdrop of current American culture and politics. 7:30pm. FREE. ALSO: a free craft talk at UAlbany’s Lecture Center 25, Albany at 4:15pm.

MUSIC: Darden Smith @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The veteran Austin-based singer-songwriter and creative director of SongwritingWith:Soliders takes the hallowed Caffe stage. 7pm. $24.

MUSIC: Kim Richey @ The Linda, Albany. The two-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter is a storyteller; a weaver of emotions and a tugger of heartstrings. Tender, poetic and aching with life’s truths, her songs transport you to her world, where words paint pictures and melodies touch the soul. With New Zealand songbird Jackie Bristow, accompanied by Australian Mark Punch. 8pm.

EVENT: “Gender Neutral” Exhibition Opening @ National Museum of Dance, Saratoga Springs. The opening reception for the bold new exhibit that explores the history of non-traditional gender roles in dance from the eighteenth century to the present day. The centerpiece of the exhibition is the internationally renowned Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, who will be in attendance. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Melissa Greener @ the Cock ‘N Bull, Galway. The acclaimed singer-songwriter will likely preview selections from her upcoming fifth album, The Fallow Year, a collection of songs addressing mental health issues produced by Malcolm Burn. 8pm.

MUSIC: Sean Rowe @ The Green, North Adams. Terrific Troy troubadour. 8pm. $15.

COMEDY: Gabriel Iglesias @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Fluffy brings his One Show Fits All World Tour to town. 8pm. $43, $58 & $78.

MUSIC: Bob Gluck & Kyra Gaunt @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. The electronic musician and the vocalist are joined by drummer Tani Tabbal and bassoonist/bassist David Katz for an evening of jazz improvisations. 7pm. $8; students & seniors $4. ALSO: An open rehearsal at 3pm with free admission.

MUSIC: Steven Wilson @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. Best known as the guitarist-singer-songwriter for the progressive rock band Porcupine Tree, one of the most eclectic and prolific artists in rock music is slated to return to The Egg to kick off the North American leg of his To the Bone Tour. 8pm. $35, $47.50 & $59.50.

MUSIC: Bobby Previte’s Blueprints @ HiLo, Catskill. The adventurous jazz drummer continues to push the envelope. 8pm.

MUSIC: Cults @ Colony, Woodstock. New York duo of Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion and the band released their latest album Offering last year via Sinderlyn. It’s the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2013 album Static. With Spliffs. 8pm. $20.

FILM/FUNDRAISING: Youth FX Short Films @ Landmark Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. The award-winning teen filmmaking program showcases their short films. Followed by Q&A with the casts and crews. Proceeds benefit the 2018 Youth FX summer programs. 7pm. $10; students $8. Also at 7pm on Tuesday, April 24.

MUSIC: The Cadillac Three @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. The Nashville trio heads into town in support of their album, Legacy. With Sam Grow. 8pm. $20.

OPEN MIC/POETRY: Third Thursday Poetry Night @ Social Justice Center, Albany. W.D. Clarke will be the featured reader with Thom Francis stepping in as the guest host as the Albany Word Fest continues. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm readings. $3.

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  1. MattyC says

    Perpetual Groove after a two year hiatus at the newly-renamed Putnam Place in Saratoga. 9 pm.

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