6/7/12: Today’s Tips: Thursday

DANCE: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Two-time Tony Award-winning choreographer Bill T. Jones presents landmark modern dance works “D-Man in the Waters,” “Spent Days Out Yonder” and “Continuous Replay.” With Arts Alfresco event from 6-8pm, and a pre-performance talk at 7:30pm. 8pm. $30; $25 with Saratoga ArtsFest Pass.

MUSIC: Dave Mason @ Riverfront Park, Albany. Alive at Five is here, kicking off with the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and fomer member of Traffic and Fleetwood Mac. With Emerald City. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: “A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Levon Helm” @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. A wailin’ musical tribute featuring the Felice Brothers, Elvis Perkins in Dearland, Ambrosia Parsley & the Elegant Too, A.C. Newman (of the New Pornographers), Diamond Doves and more. 8pm. $15.

FILM/MUSIC: “The Great Rock and Roll Swindle” @ the Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. The Sex Pistols star in director Julien Temple’s bizarre and hilarious 1980 fictional documentary that charts the rise and fall of punk’s most notorious band. Followed by a live performance by one-night-only punk band Jewey Rotten and the Goys. 7:30pm. $10; $7 with Saratoga ArtsFest Pass.

MUSIC: Matthew Carefully @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Ben KN. 9pm. FREE.

DANCE: Val Chmerokovsky @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. One of the dancing professionals on “Dancing With the Stars” drops into the Spa City to show off some fancy footwork and offer a meet & greet session. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Tom Healey Band @ Franklin’s Tower, Albany. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: The Paul Winter Sextet @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. Reuniting to celebrate their 50th anniversary are saxman Winter, pianist Warren Bernhardt, drummer Harold Jones and bassist Cecil McBee, along with trumpeter Marvin Stamm and baritone saxist Howard Johnson. 7:30pm. $20; VIP with post-show reception $50. More info here…

MUSIC: 4 Down @ Pearl Street, Albany. The post-Alive at Five street fest. 8pm.

FILM: “Pink Smoke Over the Vatican” @ the Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. A documentary about the courageous women who have undertaken the pathway to ordination in the Roman Catholic Priesthood as Roman Catholic Women Priests. The Rev. Jean Marchant will speak following the screening. 7pm. $10.

MUSIC: Matt McCabe & Rick Bolton @ the Olde Bryan Inn, Saratoga Springs. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Naia Kete @ the Garage, Pittsfield. As seen on “The Voice.” With ReBelle and Planned Partyhood. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: Pointblank @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With Maggot Brain and Charmboy. 8pm. $3.

MUSIC: The Pat Dicesare Trio @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

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