3/14/13: Today’s Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: The Chandler Travis Three-O @ the Lion’s Den at the Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge. Perhaps the best of Travis’ many and varied combos, in support of their recently released debut album This is What Bears Look Like Underwater. 8pm. FREE. More info here…

MUSIC: Christopher Shaw @ Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls. The Adirondack singer, songwriter and storyteller has toured all over the U.S. and Europe for more than 25 years; made numerous appearances on PBS-TV and NPR; and recorded 10 albums. 7pm. FREE. More info here…

DISCUSSION/WORKSHOP: “Record Production from Start to Finish” @ Fuzz Records, Albany. Representatives from Cotton Hill Studios will discuss topics including how to prepare for a studio session, what to expect from a professional studio and the post-production process. With a Q&A session. 7pm. FREE. More info here…

MUSIC: Turkuaz @ Red Square, Albany. With the Chronicles. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: “The Penguin Club” @ the Fuze Box, Albany. Indie music dance party with DJ Mario Lemieux (aka Duncan from WEQX). With live music by Kite Person. 9:30pm.

READING: Nathan Englander @ UAlbany’s Lecture Center 7, Albany. The short story writer mines his Jewish heritage and Orthodox boyhood for pathos and humor of universal significance. Named one of “20 Writers for the 21st Century” in The New Yorker, his newest story collection is “What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, which received the Frank O’Connor Award (the world’s largest monetary short story prize). 8pm. FREE. Also a free seminar at UAlbany Performing Arts Center Recital Hall in Albany at 4:15pm.

MUSIC: Drive-By Truckers @ Calvin Theatre, Northampton. With the Whigs. 8pm. $25.

THEATER: “Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. 8pm. $27.50, $37.50 & $47.50. Through Saturday night.

MUSIC: Al Haugen @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. Accordion jazz. 7pm. FREE.

FILM: “Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. A documentary by Laura Archibald that chronicles the rich and powerful music scene in lower Manhattan from 1961-1973. 8pm. $7; students $5.

FILM: “A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Mark Kitchell’s documentary is a big-picture exploration of the environmental movement, spanning a half-century of grassroots and global activism. 6pm. $7; students $5.

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