5/9/13: Today’s Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: Josh Ritter @ the Calvin Theatre, Northampton. With the Felice Brothers. A killer double-bill. 8pm. $28.50 & $38.50.

MUSIC: Bow Thayer & Perfect Trainwreck @ Brown’s Brewing Co., Troy. 8pm. FREE. More info here…

THEATER/MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: “Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. A recreation of a classic Vegas show with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Joey Bishop, this twice-postponed tribute concert has been turned into a benefit for the Palace. 7:30pm. $20, $39.50 & $49.50; VIP $100, includes ticket a swell as pre- and post-show receptions.

MUSIC: Separated at Birth @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Nippertown vet Tony Perrino and 16-year-old Jared Alpern lead the new rock band. With the Myles Mancuso Band. 8pm. $10.

THEATER: Shen Yun @ Proctors, Schenectady. Bringing to life 5,000 years of Chinese civilization through classical Chinese dance and music. 7:30pm. $50, $60, $80, $100, $110 & $120.

MUSIC: Insane Clown Posse @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. The Juggalo Jamboree rolls into town. Lock up your daughters and Faygo. With Moonshine Bandits and Kung Fu Vampire. 8pm. $30; or two tickets for $40.

MUSIC: Linear North @ the Hollow Kitchen + Bar (formerly the Bayou Cafe), Albany. With Skeletons in the Piano, the End Men and Henry’s Rifle. 8pm. $7. More info here…

MUSIC: The Big Takeover @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 8pm. $10.

FILM: “The Third Man” @ outdoors at EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Carol Reed’s classic 1949 film noir set in shadowy post-war Vienna stars Joseph Cotten, Orson Welles and Alida Valli. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Easy Ridin’ Papas @ the Lion’s Den at the Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge. 8pm. FREE.

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

FILM: “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. 7pm. $9; students $6.

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