3/1/12: Today’s Tips: Thursday


MUSIC: Dash Rip Rock @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Spin calls ’em “undeniably the South’s greatest rock band.” Raucous, righteous, go-for-the-throat, revved-up, three-piece rock ‘n’ roll straight outta New Orleans. With the College Farm. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Teitur @ The Linda, Albany. The multiple Danish Music Award-winning singer-songwriter makes his Nippertown debut. With Norwegian singer-songwriter Marit Larsen. 8pm. $17.

FILM: “Sing Your Song” @ MASS MoCA’s Club B-10, North Adams. Director Susanne Rostock’s intimate and inspiring look at the life and work of Harry Belafonte. 7:30pm. $9; students $5.

PANEL DISCUSSION: “The New Business of New Music” @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Columbia Arts Team presents a panel discussion and Q&A featuring WEXT-FM’s Chris Wienk, The Clubhouse recording studio owner Paul Antonell and film & TV music supervisor Suzanne Hilleary. 8pm. FREE. ALSO, a wine reception fundraiser prior to the panel discussion with music from singer-songwriter Darla Pietra. 7pm. $20.

THEATER: National Theatre of London LIVE Simulcast: “The Comedy of Errors” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Shakespeare’s furiously paced comedy will be staged in a contemporary world into which walk three prohibited foreigners who see everything for the first time. 7pm. $22 & $15. ALSO, at the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown at 2pm. ($25; students $23)

MUSIC: Lower Dens @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Smoky-voiced frontwoman Jana Hunter leads the Baltimore indie band to town previewing selections from their upcoming album, “Nootropics,” slated for release on May 1. With Alexander Turnquist. 8pm. $10.

FILM: “onedotzero: wow + flutter 11” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. The first of two sets of short films that forecast the future of moving image.. 7pm. $6.

FILM: “onedotzero: wavelength 11” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. The second of two sets of short films that forecast the future of moving image and serve up radical new takes in music video. 8:30pm. $6.

MUSIC: Empire State Youth Orchestra Wind Ensemble @ the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center, Albany. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Whiskey City @ the Garage at the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. The Berkshire-based country band showcases selections from their album, “Concrete Rodeo.” 9pm. $5.

TALK: Tim Rollins @ College of Saint Rose’s St. Joseph Hall Auditorium, Albany. The artist-activist-teacher offers a talk in conjunction with his exhibit at the Massry Gallery. 7pm. FREE.

READING: Shalom Auslander @ UAlbany Science Library’s Standish Room, Albany. The author, humorist and contributor to NPR’s “This American Life” reads from his newly published debut novel, “Hope: A Tragedy,” which tells the story of a troubled man who discovers an old woman who claims to be Anne Frank living in the attic of his upstate New York home. 8pm. FREE. Also, a seminar 4:15pm. FREE. UPDATE: Both of these events have been cancelled due to the snowstorm.

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