12/20/12: Today’s Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: MotherJudge & the Wheelbarrow Boys @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. Nippertown’s fave Americana alt-folk diva MotherJudge teams up with the upstart bluegrass duo of Mat Kane & Scott Hopkins. Oh, this sounds good… 8:30pm.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Melodies of Christmas @ Proctors, Schenectady. The annual holiday concert once again features the Empire State Orchestra & Youth Choral when it takes the stage for four performances beginning tonight. Joining in this year’s festivities will be special guests Big Medicine, Martha Gallagher, the Northeast Ballet and the Orlando School of Dance. 7pm. $15 & $25. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Murali Coryell Band @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. A last-minute booking of the fine Hudson Valley blues guitarist and his band. 9pm. FREE.

FILM: “Jules et Jim” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. It’s the 50th anniversary of legendary director François Truffaut’s early masterpiece – which has been hailed as one of the finest films ever made. Starring Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner and Henri Serre. 5:45pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: Running the River @ Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Colleen Pratt @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

FILM: “Dinner at Eight” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. George Cukor’s 1933 comedy of manners starring Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Jean Harlow, Lionel Barrymore, Lee Tracy, Edmund Lowe and Billie Burke. 8pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: The Big Takeover @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. DJ Roar hosts the End of the World party which also features Leonard Banks and Omerta. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: The Elements @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With Eureka Bird. 8pm.

FILM: “Happy” @ The Linda, Albany. What does it take to be happy? A wad of cash? An Italian sports car? How about enough plastic surgery to make you look like a Hollywood bombshell? This film by award-winning director Roko Belic attempts to answer that big question. 7pm. $6.

MUSIC: More Than Real @ Club Helsinki, Hudson.High-energy power trio. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: J Yager @ Prime at the Hilton, Clifton Park. 5:30pm.

READING: Marilyn McCabe @ the Social Justice Center, Albany. Dan Wilcox hosts the monthly Third Thursday Poetry Night. Open mike reading with award-winning poet Marilyn McCabe as the featured reader. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm reading. $3.

MUSIC: Kevin Green & Douglas Chilton @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

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