3/10/11: Today’s Tips: Thursday


THEATER: Bread & Puppet Theater’s “The Decapitalization Cabaret” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Vermont’s politically charged yet poetic theater ensemble makes its annual spring tour stop at TSL with another grassroots production created and designed by founder Peter Schumann. 8pm. $10; children under 13 $5. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Thompson Square @ Proctors, Schenectady. Country music’s latest husband and wife duo Keifer and Shawna Thompson hit the spotlight in the latest show of WGNA’s Rising Star concert series. 7:30pm. $17.

READING: Maureen Dowd @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. The journalist, author and Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times political columnist takes the stage as part of the New York State Writers Institute’s Visiting Writers Series. 8pm. FREE.

FILM: onedotzero_adventures in motion @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Explorations of new forms and hybrids of moving image across motion graphics, short film, animation, music videos and more. Two different programs: “Extended Play 10” at 7pm; “Nightfall” at 9pm. $5 each.

MUSIC: Mao Say Fun @ Jillian’s, Albany. Conehead Buddha’s Chris Fisher and Terry Lynch come together again in a new combo that blends funk, ska, Latin, reggae and plenty of improvisation.

MUSIC: The Greg HopkinsDino Govoni Quintet @ Williams College’s ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Williamstown. An evening of contemporary and post-hard bop jazz with a tinge of Latin spice from trumpeter Hopkins and saxman Govoni. Rounding out the band are pianist Mark Shilansky, bassist Keala Kaumeheiwa and drummer Bob Gullotti. 8pm. FREE, but requires tickets. Call the box office at 413.597.2425.

MUSIC: The Al Haugen Trio @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. Jazz accordion? Oh yeah… 7pm. FREE.

THEATER: “A Streetcar Named Desire” @ Williams College’s ’62 Center for Theater and Dance, Williamstown. “Steeeellllllllllaaaaa!” 7:30pm. $3. Through Saturday.

MUSIC: Rick Rourke & Lost Wages @ Gaffney’s, Saratoga Springs. Dragging themselves out of winter hibernation, the roots-rockin’ combo steps back into the spotlight. 10pm.

MUSIC: Jamie Kent & the Options @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

STORYTELLING: Margaret French @ Crandall Library, Glens Falls. Storyteller and former Union College writing director French shares personal food stories from Canada, India, Brooklyn, among other places. In conjunction with the library Folklife Gallery exhibition, “Foodways: Documenting the Local,” on view through October. 7pm. FREE.

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