6/14/12: Today’s Tips: Thursday
MUSIC: Bootsy Collins @ Riverfront Park, Albany. Did you catch him on “The Late Show with David Letterman” on Tuesday? Nobody this side of James Jamerson lays down the bottom-end funk foundation like Bootsy. And absolutely no one does it with his fashion flair. If you only go to one Alive at Five concert this summer, this is the one… With Garland Nelson & Soul Session. 5pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Drake @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Drake brings his Club Paradise Tour to SPAC. Festivities kick off with J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz and French Montana. 7pm. $39.75, $59.75 & $89.75; lawn $29.75.
THEATER ON FILM: “The Tempest” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The Stratford Shakespeare Festival production of the Shakespeare classic starring Academy Award winner Christopher Plummer as Prospero. 7:30pm. $18; students/children $10.
MUSIC/GRAND OPENING: Low ‘N Lonesome @ the Living Room, Saratoga Springs. Putnam Den owners Tiffany & Jonathan Albert open the doors to their brand spankin’ new Roaring ’20s speakeasy. Happy hour and food at 3pm. The blues ‘n’ ragtime duo of Phil Drum & Rob Adkins play from 7-9pm. ’20s & ’30s-styled costumes encouraged.
MUSIC: Al Haugen & Friends @ Jay Street, Schnectady. The free outdoor Jazz on Jay lunchtime concert series continues with the jazz accordion man. 12noon. FREE.
FILM: “Patience (After Sebald)” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Grant Gee’s richly textured offers a unique exploration of the work and influence of internationally acclaimed writer W.G. Sebald. 5:30pm. $7; students $5.
MUSIC: The Smulyan/Canterbury Quartet @ Flo’s Lark Tavern, Albany. Baritone sax vet Gary Smulyan teams up with young lion trumpeter Dylan Canterbury, while the rhythm section features bassist Otto Gardner and drummer Joe Barna. 7:30 & 9:15pm.
MUSIC: The McLovins @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Guitar wunderkind Jeff Howard left the fold late last year, but with the addition of new guitarists Atticus Kelly and Justin Berger, the McLovins are still gettin’ the love. With the Greys. 8pm.
FILM: “Promised Lands” @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. Susan Sontag’s 1974 documentary examines the ongoing Arab-Israeli conflict and the growing divisions within Jewish thought over the question of Palestinian sovereignty. 8pm.