1/28/10: Today’s Tips: Thursday

PERFORMANCE: Jeremy Wade‘s “there is no end to more” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Choreographer Wade’s playful solo spectacle delves into Japanese kawaii (cute) culture – mashing together a children’s TV show, dances, and animated drawings by manga illustrator Hiroki Otsuka. 8pm. $15/$10/$5. Also on Friday.

MUSIC/DISCUSSION: CRUMBS Nite Out @ The Linda, Albany. Hudson band Mother Fletcher plays a fusion of ska, rock and reggae. Followed by a discussion with producer, engineer and founder of Fresh Music Library, Wes Talbot. 7pm. Free.

ART EXHIBIT: Martin Benjamin‘s “Atomic Age” @ Siena College’s Yates Gallery, Loudonville. In conjunction with the publication of his book of the same name, “Atomic Age” is a 30-year retrospective of work by the award-winning photographer. Reception and artist talk will take place on Thursday, February 11. Exhibit runs through Friday, March 12. Free.

MUSIC: All the Leaves Are Brown @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Nope, not a Mamas & the Papas tribute band. All the Leaves are an alt country/roots/blues band, and they’ll be sharing the stage with A Sound Decision. 9pm.

ART OPENING: “The Amazing Acoustaphotophonogrammitron” @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams, Mass. Curated by Ven Voisey, this group exhibit of work straddles the line between visual art and music. Opening reception 5-7pm. Free. Exhibit runs through Sunday, March 21.

MUSIC: Jim Weider and PRoJECT PERCoLAToR @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, Mass. 7pm. Woodstock guitarslinger Weider (of the Band and the Levon Helm Band) leads his allstar ProJECT PERCoLAToR (featuring members of Steps Ahead, Santana, and Todd Rundgren’s band). 7pm. $18.

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