3/18/10: Today’s Tips: Thursday

ART EXHIBITION/RECEPTION: “Dancing on the Ceiling: Art & Zero Gravity” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. A group exhibit of contemporary art exploring weightlessness on earth – including works by Benjamin Bergmann, Denis Darzacq, Edith Dekyndt, Chris Doyle, Thom Kubli, William Forsythe, Julia Fullerton-Batten, Tomas Saraceno, Jane & Louise Wilson, and Xu Zhen. Free exhibition catalog while supplies last. Exhibit is open from 12noon-6pm daily through Saturday, April 10. 6pm. Free.

TALK/FILM: Douglas Trumbull @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. A talk by the special effects legend who has worked on such groundbreaking films as “Close Encounters,” “Star Trek” and “Blade Runner,” followed by a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece, “2001: A Space Odyssey” on EMPAC’s massive 56-foot screen. And yeah, Trumbull worked on that film, too. 7pm. Free.

MUSIC: The Disco Biscuits @ The Egg, Albany. The Philly-based electro-jam-groove combo spins into Nippertown to celebrate their new album, “Planet Anthem,” which was released on Tuesday. This is a rare general admission show at The Egg. Bring your dancing shoes. 8pm. $31. UPDATE: This show is SOLD OUT.

MUSIC: Orchard Lounge @ Jillian’s, Albany. It’s the official Disco Biscuits afterparty. Dirty Paris opens the show. 10pm. $15.

FILM/PANEL DISCUSSION: “A Sea Change” @ The Linda, Albany. The “Food For Thought: An Evening of Socially Relevant Cinema” series continues with this documentary that follows retired history teacher Sven Huseby on his quest to discover what’s behind the crisis that our oceans are facing. Huseby and director Barbara Ettinger will lead a panel discussion following the screening. 6pm. $6.

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