8/16/18: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

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MUSIC: The Larry Carlton Quartet @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The four-time Grammy Award winner (and 19-time nominee) is indisputably one of the all-time guitar greats with studio credits that include Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson, Sammy Davis Jr., Herb Alpert, Quincy Jones, Bobby Bland, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and dozens of others. 6:30 & 9:15pm. $77; VIP $122.

MUSIC: Evan Christopher @ Cock ‘n Bull, Galway. He combines virtuosity, immaculate taste and enthusiasm with a commitment to exploring the full range of possibilities in the New Orleans clarinet tradition. He led the New Orleans tricentennial celebration at SPAC’s Jazz Fest back in June, and now he’s returning to Greater Nippertown for a more intimate performance with pianist Eli Yaman. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Funk Night @ Parish Public House, Albany. Featuring Swatkins & the Positive Agenda and the John Gros Band. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: The Parlor @ River Street Pub, Troy. With Shana Falana, Hazytones and Sun Voyager. 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. 1pm. Through Friday, August 24.

MUSIC: Lost Radio Rounders @ New Lebanon Library, New Lebanon. The vintage Americana duo performs “Cowboy Songs & Frontier Ballads.” 6:30pm. FREE.

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

MUSIC: Barker Park Kids Summer Series @ Barker Park, Troy. The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall’s series features an interactive concert by Watch Reggie Run. 11am. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Philadelphia Orchestra @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts a program featuring Rossini’s “Overture to William Tell,” Mozart’s “Sinfonia concertante, K. 364, for violin, viola and orchestra” and Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.” 2pm.

TALK: Stephon Alexander @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. With the audience seated on stage, the theoretical physicist, cosmologist and jazz saxophonist discusses “The Jazz of Physics.” 8pm.

MUSIC: Three Quarter North @ LT’s Grill, 2305 Nott St., Niskayuna from about 6:30 to 8:30.

MUSIC: Jazz on Jay @ Jay Street, Schenectady. Featuring the Rob Aronstein Trio. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Battle of the Bands @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. Round Three finds Becoming a Ghost, Bendt, Talia Denis and Hubris Djinn competing for a slot at PearlPalooza. 8pm. FREE.

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

MUSIC: Phil Allen Concert Jazz Band @ Troy Kitchen, Troy. The little big band returns for its monthly Troy Kitchen gig in support of their debut album, North Greenbush Blues. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Piggly Wigglies @ Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs. Trombonist Bryan Brundige leads the vintage swing band. 8pm. FREE.

OPERA: Cunning Little Vixen @ Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown. Director E. Loren Meeker takes a fresh look at Janáček’s woodland fable about a forester, sung by Eric Owens, who stumbles upon a vixen cub and takes her home. Both have their assumptions about the world challenged. 7:30pm. Through Saturday, August 25.

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

FILM: “Deconstructing the Beatles’ Revolver @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. 2 & 7pm. $6. Also at 2 & 7pm on Tuesday.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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