7/26/12: Today’s Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: Smash Mouth @ Riverfront Park, Albany. “Walkin’ On the Sun.” “All Star.” “Then the Morning Comes.” It’s ’90s flashback time at Alive at Five! With the Dylan Emmet Band. 5pm. FREE. UPDATE: Due to the threat of severe storms, tonight’s Alive at Five concert will be held at the Times Union Center.

MUSIC: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys @ Dynamite Hill Recreation Area, Chestertown. 7pm. FREE.

THEATER: “The Elephant Man” @ Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown. Scott Ellis directs Bernard Pomerance’s play. Starring Bradley Cooper and Patricia Clarkson. 2 & 7:30pm. $45. SOLD OUT.

MUSIC: Street Corner Holler @ Veterans’ Memorial Centre Park, Cobleskill. The Music on the Green concert series whips up the blues. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Collette & the Mudcats @ Waterford Public Library, Waterford. This is the final show of the 2012 Backlot Music Series, and it’s all about the blues. With barbecue from McGreivey’s. 6pm. FREE. UPDATE: Cancelled due the threat of storms.

FILM: “The Day He Arrives” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Sang-soo Hong’s heartbreaking and hilarious film of repeating patterns and circumstance is a meditation on relationships, filmmaking and the unknowable forces that govern our lives. 5:30pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: Nat Phipps’ Allstars @ Jay Street, Schenectady. The lunchtime Jazz On Jay concert series continues… 12noon. FREE. UPDATE: Today’s Jazz on Jay concert has been moved to Robb Alley at Proctors in Schenectady due to the weather.

COMEDY/THEATER: The Mop & Bucket Co. @ the Adelphi Hotel, Saratoga Springs. Improv comedy troupe kicks off its weekly summer residency in the Spa City. 8:30 & 10pm. $10.

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

ARTS WALK: Downstreet Art @ various locations, North Adams. 6-9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Missy Raines & the New Hip @ Woodstock Village Green, Woodstock. 12noon. FREE.

FILM: “Elena” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Russian filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev’s gripping, modern twist of the classic film noir thriller as the winner of Cannes’ Special Jury Prize. With music by Philip Glass. 7:30pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: MaryLeigh & the Fauves @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Mike Tash. 9pm. FREE.

DANCE: Paul Taylor Dance Company @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. 8pm. $22, $52 & $67. Through Saturday.

MUSIC: Richard Barone @ the BSP Lounge, Kingston. The former frontman for the Bongos (and author of the memoir “Frontman: Surviving the Rock Star Myth”) has collaborated with everyone from Pete Seeger to Lou Reed, from Liza Minnelli to Tiny Tim. With Liana Gabel. 9:30pm. $5.

MUSIC: The Nellies @ Schaghticoke Town Hall Gazebo, Schaghticoke. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: 3 Minute Pop! @ Guilderland Performing Arts Center, Guilderland. 7:30pm. FREE.

READING: Rick Moody @ Skidmore College’s Davis Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. The NYS Summer Writers Institute continues its reading series. With Francine Prose. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Brian Patneaude Duo @ the Point, Albany. The saxman is joined by former Sarah Pedinotti Band keyboardist Dave Payette. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Colleen Pratt @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Scotia-Glenville Community Band @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 7pm. FREE.

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