6/14/18: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

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MUSIC: Alive at Five @ Jennings Landing, Albany. Featuring The Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr. in support of his new solo album, Francis Trouble. With Dark Honey. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Lonnie Plaxico Group @ Senate Garage, Kingston. Jazzstock presents the acclaimed bassist with his band featuring guitarist Marvin Sewell, drummer Malik Washington and special guest vocalist Cassandra Wilson. Yes, Cassandra Wilson! 8pm. $40 & $60.

MUSIC: Valerie June @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. She mixes rural blues, Southern soul, back porch country, old-time gospel and Appalachian folk into a sonic stew she calls “organic moonshine roots music.” On stage her dynamic vocals are complemented by her skilled instrumentation on the acoustic guitar, banjo and lapsteel. 7pm. $42. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: Jazz On Jay @ Jay Street, Schenectady. Flamenco guitarist-composer Maria Zemantauski plays the lunchtime concert series. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Making Movies @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With Eastern Highs and the Flam Flams. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: Motionless in White @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. The Graveyard Shift Tour finally lands in Clifton Park, after being postponed from March. With Every Time I Die, Ice Nine Kills and the Plot in You. 7pm. $23.

MUSIC: Micah Schnabel & Shane Sweeney @ the Low Beat, Albany. Two from Two Cow Garage – solo and acoustic. 8pm. $6.

MUSIC: Old Trellis @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. Alive at Five after-party. 8:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Bobby Previte’s Blueprints @ HiLo, Catskill. 8pm.

MUSIC: Albert Lee & His Electric Band @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. The British guitar legend returns. With The Cryers. 7pm. $25.

MUSIC: The Dustin DeLuke Trio @ Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs. Joined by special guest saxman Jeff Nania. 8pm.

MUSIC: Tennis @ Colony, Woodstock. The Denver-based husband-and-wife duo Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley continue their extensive tour in celebration of their fourth album, Yours Conditionally, supporting such artists as Spoon, The Shins and Father John Misty. With American Film History. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Blues ProJam 24 @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The bimonthly jam welcomes all working musicians in the region to sit in for a freewheeling blues jam. This time out, the core band will feature vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Jay Collins, singer-bassist Ronnie Penque (of New Riders of the Purple Sage), guitarist Frank Daley, guitarist Chris Vitarello and drummer Sonny Rock. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Rock the Block @ Canal Square, Cohoes. Featuring the New York Players. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Concerts at the Gazebo @ Niskayuna Town Hall Gazebo, Niskayuna. Tunes by the Bill Lawrence Trio. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete 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. GO HERE to read review…

THEATER: Funny Girl @ the Mac-Hayden Theatre, Chatham. This classic musical – featuring such hits as “Don’t Rain on My Parade” and the always perfect “People” – is the story of beloved comedienne Fanny Brice (played by Lauren Palmeri) and her journey from the lower east side of New York to mega stardom. 2 & 8pm. Through Sunday. GO HERE to read review…

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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