11/10/11: Today’s Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: “Benny Goodman: A Carnegie Hall Tribute” @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The 16-piece Brooks Tegler Orchestra recreates the historic concert as a benefit for the Capital Region Coalition to End Homelessness. 7:30pm. $30, $35, $39.

DANCE: “Gypsy Fire” @ The Egg, Albany. Compañia Flamenca José Porcel offers a dazzling display of flamenco dance and live music. 8pm. $24.

MUSIC: Blood On the Dance Floor @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. The oh-so-controversial electro-popsters have called called “the most vile music band in human history,” as well as things far worse. With Angel Spit, New Years Day & the Black Ships. 7pm. $14. UPDATE: Cancelled due to an injury to one of the members.

MUSIC: MC Frontalot @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. The Brooklyn nerdcore hip-hop hero declares himself to be “the world’s 579th greatest rapper.” With Brandon Patton and the Summit. 8pm. $15.

THEATER: “Man of La Mancha” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. The show doesn’t officially open until next Tuesday, and the previews don’t start until tomorrow, but if you want to be the first to catch Kevin McGuire in the title role of this time-honored musical, call Bob Paeglow at 518.689.0282, and grab a ticket to tonight’s pre-preview benefit performance for Koinonia Primary Care in Albany’s West Hill neighborhood. 7:30pm. $75 suggested donation; $100 per couple (but all donations are appreciated); students $25.

MUSIC: Otis Grove @ the Garage at the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. The Boston-based organ trio brings their original mix of rock and funk to town. 9pm. FREE.

FILM: “The Mill & the Cross” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. A film based on painter Pieter Bruegel’s epic masterpiece “The Way To Calvary,” which depicts the story of Christ’s Passion set in Flanders under brutal Spanish occupation in the year 1564. Starring Rutger Hauer as Bruegel, Michael York as art collector Nicholas Jonghelinck and Charlotte Rampling as the Virgin Mary. 5:30pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: The Richie Furay Band @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. Buffalo Springfield. Poco. The Souther Hillman Furay Band. Yeah, the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer pretty much helped invent the template for the whole country-rock movement. With the Lonesome Brothers. 7pm. $30.

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

MUSIC: M.R. Poulopoulos @ Tierra Coffee Roasters, Albany. One-half of Palatypus… and much more. 8pm.

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