3/21/13: Today’s Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: Helen Reddy @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The incomparable Helen Reddy – singer of more than a dozen powerful Top 40 hits, including “I Am Woman”, “Delta Dawn,” “Angie Baby” and “Candle on the Water” – is touring for the first time since 2002. 8pm. $28 & $36.

MUSIC: Stick Men @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. The all-star prog-rock trio features King Crimson alum Tony Levin (Chapman stick, bass) and Pat Matelotto (drums) along with guitarist Markus Reuter as the celebrate the release of their new album Deep. Kicking off the 66th anniversary weekend of the Van Dyck. 7 & 9:30pm. $22.

MUSIC: Kenny Chesney @ the Times Union Center, Albany. The country music superstar brings his No Shoes Nation tour to town. With the Eli Young Band and Kacey Musgraves. 7pm. $40.50 & $78.

TALK: “Speaking So To Speak: A Lecture with Johannes Goebel” @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. The director of EMPAC at RPI discusses the manner in which words and art are bonded and yet separate. 7pm FREE.

READING: Kaya Oakes @ Hubbard Interfaith Sanctuary, Albany. With Albany native David Yezzi. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Gabriela Montero @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. The inventive, visionary pianist returns to the Spa City. 8pm. $8; seniors $5; children & students FREE.

THEATER ON FILM: “People” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. National Theatre of London’s production of Alan Bennett’s new play directed by Nicholas Hytner. 7pm. $22; children under 12 $15.

MUSIC: Aoife Clancy @ Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls. One of the Divas of Irish and contemporary folk music, she’s the daughter of Bobby Clancy of the legendary Clancy Brothers and a former member of Cherish the Ladies. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Titanics @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. In support of their new album Soft Treasure. With the Mercies. 8pm.

MUSIC: Lazy River Groove @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Featuring members of the High Peaks Band and friends. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Hit Men @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. 7:30pm. $24.50 & $39.50; VIP $44.50. More info here…

MUSIC: Foghorn Stringband @ the Parlor Room, Northampton. They call their sound “ass-kickin’ redneck stringband music.”7pm. $12.

MUSIC: The Savage Randys @ Red Square, Albany. With Dynamite Pleasure Chair and Safe Word. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: The Jody Shayne Trio @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

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