6/7/18: 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 1890’s Vienna, this new production reexamines the original hypocrisy and nihilism while deconstructing assumptions of gender and orientation. Sexy stuff… 8pm. $15; students and seniors $10. Through Saturday, June 9.

MUSIC: Amy Rigby @ HiLo, Catskill. She made a major impression with her solo debut album Diary of a Mod Housewife in 1996. Now she’s back with The Old Guys produced by her husband Wreckless Eric. It’s her first solo album in a dozen years, name-checking Philip Roth, Bob Dylan, Walter White, Robert Altman and more. 8pm.

MUSIC: Roy Book Binder @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The acoustic blues master returns. 7pm. $22.

MUSIC: Alive at Five @ Jennings Landing, Albany. The annual free concert series kicks off today with veteran hard-rockers Great White, led by founding guitarist Mark Kendall. Let’s hope they go easy on the pyro… With Joe Mansman & the Midnight Revival Band. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for the complete Alive at Five concert series…

MUSIC: Phil Vassar @ The Egg, Albany. With a career that has seen the release of eight albums, two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year trophies, Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year, countless hits as a singer and songwriter and a mantle full of awards, Phil Vassar performs music from his rich catalog that includes 10 Number 1s, 15 Top 10s and 26 Top 40s. 7:30pm. $28, $34 & $40.

MUSIC: Colleen Pratt & Friends @ Jay Street, Schenectady. The Jazz on Jay concert series kicks off at lunchtime with the veteran Local 518 jazz singer and a first-rate batch of music, including Cliff Lyons (saxman with Average White Band), Peg Delaney, Ed Tourge and Mark Foster. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for the complete Jazz on Jay concert series…

DANCE: National Ballet of Cuba @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. It’s the mid-run matinee of a three night stand. Based on a fairy tale about a peasant girl who falls in love with a dashing prince disguised as a commoner, “Giselle” follows its heroine through a haunting story of betrayal, heartbreak, forgiveness and redemption. 2pm.

MUSIC: Super 400 @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. The Troy power trio goes acoustic for a special intimate performance outdoors on the patio. 7:30pm. FREE.

FILM: “Santa Sangra” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Following the unique, cult films “El Topo” and “The Holy Mountain,” visionary director Alejandro Jodorowsky strikes again with this staggering odyssey of ecstasy, anguish, belief, blasphemy, beauty and madness. 7pm. $9; students & seniors $6.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Disc Jam Music Festival @ Gardner’s Farm, Stephentown. It’s Day One of the four-day jam band fest, and today’s line-up features Moon Hooch, Aqueous, Space Carnival, the G-Nome Project, Cousin Earth, Harsh Armadillo, the Mushroom Cloud, Funktional Flow and lots more on four stages. Today’s music starts at 1:30pm. Through Sunday. GO HERE for more info

MUSIC: Skeeter Creek @ Canal Square, Cohoes. The Rock the Block concert series kicks off with the contemporary country faves. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for the complete Rock the Block concert series schedule…

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. 3 & 7:30pm. Through Saturday, June 16.

MUSIC: A Million Yellow Flowers @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Fine Grain and Sean Jones. 8:30pm. $7.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

Is there an event that we may have overlooked? Just add it in the comment box below…

2 Comments
  1. Harry Palmer says

    The comment on Great White hoping “they go easy on the pyro” isn’t very funny. The loss of 100 lives in that tragic incident you are referring to at a club in Rhode Island in 2003 wasn’t a joke to be made light of.

  2. Toast says

    I agree with Harry. Not a good look for you.

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