5/13/10: Today’s Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys @ the Schuyler Inn Hotel, Menands. A special benefit concert for Father Peter Young and his PYHIT Program to help the homeless. Gaudet has even written a song in tribute to Father Young for the occasion. Reception follows the performance. 7pm. $20 suggested donation.

MUSIC: “In C” @ Williams College’s Chapin Hall, Williamstown. Students, faculty and staff of Williams’ Music Department gather on the steps of Chapin Hall to perform Terry Riley’s minimalist masterwork, “In C.” The annual performance will be moved inside the hall if the weather doesn’t cooperate. 12noon. Free.

FILM: “Megunica” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. A prize-winning documentary of the film fest circuit, “Megunica” follows the Italian graffiti artist Blu through Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Argentina. Directed by Lorenzo Fonda, the result is an ebullient and unscripted film, mixing animation and cinema verité, which asks broad questions about art in the urban landscape and its transformative powers. 7:30pm. $5.

MUSIC: The Blisterz, Zombie Bomb, Robot Monster @ Jillian’s, Albany. Do the math: Three bands, free admission. Go here for more on Zombie Bomb. 8pm. Free.

MUSIC: Sister Hazel @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. They landed their one and only Top 20 hit, “All for You,” back in 1997, but the Florida rockers are still at, rolling into NL in support of their 2009 album, “Release.” With Rosi Golan and Maaze opening the show. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: The Dangerous Maybes @ Red Square, Albany. Binghamton indie rockers blow into Nippertown to share the stage with Robo-France 29 and Black Mountain Symphony. 9pm.

WORKSHOP/MUSIC: Bobby Rondinelli @ Waters Edge Lighthouse, Glenville. Yeah, you’ve heard him drum. After all, he’s played with Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Quiet Riot and Blue Oyster Cult. He’s the co-author of the book, “The Encyclopedia of Double Bass Drumming.” And he’s in Nippertown tonight to conduct a drum clinic sponsored by Drome Sound. 7pm. $5.

FILM: “Reservoir Dogs” @ Revolution Hall, Troy. Quentin Taratino’s 1992 gem of a jewelry heist flick with a colorful cast that includes Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Steve Buscemi and the ever-psychotic Michael Madson. You’ll never hear “Stuck in the Middle with You” the same way again. 8pm. $5.

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