5/31/18: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

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THEATER: La Ronde @ the Frear House, Troy. Troy Foundry Theatre presents a site-specific adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler’s controversial play directed by Brenna Geffers, who has been hailed for her immersive theater direction. Originally written and banned in 1890s Vienna, this new production reexamines the original hypocrisy and nihilism while deconstructing assumptions of gender and orientation. 8pm. $15; students and seniors $10. Through Saturday, June 9.

MUSIC: Sean McCann @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter, JUNO Award nominee and mental health advocate is a founding member of multi-platinum folk group Great Big Sea. In 2017, he released his fifth solo album, There’s a Place, and now he’s taking his music and his message on the road and returning to his traditional music roots with his first solo U.S. tour. 7pm. $20.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: The LakeGeorge.com Elvis Festival @ Lake George Forum, Lake George. “The ’68 Comeback Concert” is the follow up to Elvis ’56, presenting the next chapter in Elvis’ life by taking the audience on a journey from the King’s enlistment to his return to musical dominance in 1968. This concert stars Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists Dwight Icenhower and Jay Dupuis, backed by the Change of Habit tribute band. With an opening set of ’50s music by Riley Jenkins. 8pm.

THEATER: Typhoid Mary @ Barrington Stage Company’ St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield. Matthew Penn directs Mark St. Germain’s searing drama about Mary Mallon (aka Typhoid Mary) and the controversy surrounding her steadfast conviction in her beliefs. The play not only examines the woman behind the myths, but also explores the battle between science and religion. 7:30pm. Through Saturday, June 16.

READING: “Song of Myself” @ the Robert Burns Statue in Washington Park, Albany. A community reading of the poem to celebrate the birthday of the quintessential American poet, Walt Whitman. Sign up to read or just come and listen. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Moon Worship @ River Street Pub, Troy. With Chemical Bags, Nighttime and Ukulele Hayley. 9:30pm. FREE.

FESTIVAL/FILM: Berkshire International Film Festival @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. The opening night of the fest features a screening of “American Animals” directed by award-winning British director Bart Layton. 6pm. $20. The fest runs through Sunday.

THEATER: On Your Feet! @ Proctors, Schenectady. The musical true-life tale of Emilio & Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine, who broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything. 1:30 & 8pm. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Bobby Messano Trio @ The Falcon, Marlboro. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Snack Cat @ the Falcon Underground, Marlboro. A soul-rock-jazz-blues-funk collective lead by guitarist Aleksi Glick. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Arthur Falbush & the CDJ All-Stars @ Spring Street Gallery, Saratoga Springs. An evening of hard-driving swing and familiar melodies from Arthur Falbush (trumpet), Keith Pray (saxophone), Scott Bassinson (piano), Lou Smaldone (bass) and Bob Halek (drums). 7:30pm. $20. UPDATE: This concert has been cancelled…

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Lake George Beach Club, Lake George. 1pm. FREE.

COMEDY: Tony Rock @ the Funny Bone, Guilderland. Yes, he’s Chris Rock’s younger brother… 7:30pm. $20. Through Sunday.

OPEN MIC: Women Are Making Music Open Mic @ the Low Beat, Albany. Hosted by Deb Cavanaugh and Nikilee Suto. 7pm. $5.

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