7/19/18: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

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FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill. Day One of the four-day fest kicks off with Front Country, Daily & Vincent, the Hillbenders, Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, Lindsay Lou, Flatt Lonesome, Fireside Collective, Billy Strings, Dry Branch Fire Squad, Tony Trischka, Quickstep and more. Five stages. Music at 11am. $85. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Mile Twelve @ Music Haven, Schenectady. Acoustic music icon Tim O’Brien, knocked out by the young band’s effortless blend of traditional and modern bluegrass, says, “Mile Twelve is a group to watch in the coming decade.” With Honeysuckle. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Gaelynn Lea @ The Linda, Albany. The winner of NPR Music’s 2016 Tiny Desk Contest has been wowing crowds. Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys says, “Karen Dalton and Joanna Newsom melt together in the form of Gaelynn Lea and set about absolutely obliterating your heart.” 8pm. $12.

MUSIC: Alive at Five @ Corning Preserve’s Jennings Landing, Albany. It’s a good week to be a reggae fan in Greater Nippertown. Following Toots at the Empire State Plaza last night, Third World comes to the Corning Preserve. With Mixed Roots. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Jazz on Jay @ Jay Street, Schenectady. Featuring George Muscatello/Shiri Zorn Trio. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

DANCE: New York City Ballet @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. A Balanchine evening. But ballet fans, don’t blink or you’ll miss it. NYC Ballet’s summer residency at SPAC will last for just five days long. Romeo & Juliet at 2pm; SPAC Premieres: 21st Century Choreographers at 8pm. Through Saturday.

MUSIC: New York City Ballet Orchestra String Quartet @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Late night chamber music. 11pm. $22.

THEATER: As You Like It @ Congress Park, Saratoga Springs. Saratoga Shakespeare opens its 2018 summer season with the classic comedy directed by Elizabeth Carlson-Guerin. 6pm. FREE. Through July 28.

PERFORMANCE ART: Tim Youd’s 100 Novels Project @ the Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany. The 100 Novels Project is an ongoing performance art piece in which Tim Youd retypes novels from beginning to end in locations that play a central role in the novels. Employing the same make and model typewriter used by the author, he types each novel on a single sheet of paper, which is backed by an additional support sheet. The artist loads the two-ply paper through the typewriter repeatedly, until the entire novel has been retyped. Upon completion, the two pages are separated and mounted side by side as a framed diptych, recalling two pages of an open book with the words obscured. Youd will be re-typing “Ironweed” by Albany author William Kennedy. 10:30am-7:45pm. Through Saturday.

MUSIC: Patty Griffin @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. One of contemporary folk music’s greatest singer-songwriters, the two-time Grammy Award winner brings her rootsy, country- and gospel-influenced style to Hudson. 8pm. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: UpBeat on the Roof @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Wurliday. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Rechorduroys @ River Street Pub, Troy. With The Parlor, Dead Words and John Trudeau. 9:30pm. FREE.

THEATER: West Side Story @ Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown. Tony and Maria, Leonard Bernstein’s 20th-century incarnation of Romeo and Juliet, struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice. This production gets a hip, urban spin and features the original Jerome Robbins choreography in one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musicals of our time. 7:30pm. UPDATE: This performance is now officially sold out… Through Friday, August 24.

CABARET: Home Made Theater Cabaret @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. From Sondheim to Kander & Ebb this group of polished performers will share some of the best hits HMT has (or has not) done over the years. Joined by Val Lord on piano, this intimate evening will remind you what we all love about musicals. 7:30pm. $22.

THEATER: Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Take an exuberant ride on the rails, into the backwoods and onto the wide-open highway with the music of Johnny Cash! This remarkable life story features 31 foot-stompin’, emotionally-packed songs including “Country Boy,” “A Thing Called Love,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Daddy Sang Bass,” “Ring of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “I’ve Been Everywhere,” “A Boy Named Sue” and “Sunday Morning Coming Down.” 7:30pm. Through Sunday, August 12. GO HERE to read our review…

MUSIC: Concerts in the Park @ Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa. Featuring Girl Blue. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Barker Park Kids Summer Series @ Barker Park, Troy. Featuring Andy the Music Man. 11am. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Kinky Friedman @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The one-and-only Kinkster brings his Circus of Life Tour to Woodstock. 8pm. $35.

MUSIC: Murali Coryell @ Pearl Street Pub, Albany. The bluesman fires up an outdoor Alive st Five after-party. 8pm. FREE.

THEATER: The Revenge of the Space Pandas or Binky Rudich and the Two-Speed Clock @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. A retro sci-fi adventure-comedy written by David Mamet with kids in mind, but with plenty of sly, sarcastic, satirical humor for adults to guffaw over. 7:30pm. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Phil Allen Concert Jazz Band @ Troy Kitchen, Troy. 7pm.

MUSIC: Jammin’ at GPAC @ Tawasentha Park’s Guilderland Performing Arts Center, Guilderland. Featuring Beatles tribute band Hey Jude. 7:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

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

MUSIC: Concerts at the Crossings @ the Crossings of Colonie, Loudonville. Featuring The Audiostars. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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