7/11/13: Today’s Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: Satisfaction @ Riverfront Park, Albany. Alive at Five hosts the Rolling Stones tribute band. With Chris Dukes. 5pm. FREE. UPDATE: The concert will be held outdoors at Riverfront Park.

MUSIC: Cold War Kids @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. A short, acoustic, invite-only performance. 7pm. GO HERE to enter to win tickets; deadline 12noon today.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Camp Bisco @ Indian Lookout Country Club, Mariaville. Disco Biscuits’ annual three-day jam-band-meets-EDM throwdown kicks off today with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, STS9, Umphrey’s McGee, Rubblebucket, Dillon Francis and lots more on four stages. Music starts at 1:15pm.

MUSIC: NYC Ballet Musicians & Friends @ the Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Susan Walters (NYC Ballet piano soloist), cellist Eugene Moye, violist Lois Martin and violinists Laura Hamilton and Luellen Abdoo perform Brahms’ F-Minor Piano Quintet. 12noon. $5.

DANCE: New York City Ballet @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Performing Hallelujah Junction (Adams/Martins), Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux (Tchaikovsky/Balanchine), Barber Violin Concerto (Barber/Martins) and Stravinsky Violin Concerto (Stravinsky/Balanchine). 2pm.

DANCE: New York City Ballet @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Performing an all-Balanchine program featuring Serenade (Tchaikovsky), Violin Concerto (Stravinsky) and Theme and Variations (Tchaikovsky). 8pm.

MUSIC: Imagining John, Paul & George @ Guilderland Performing Arts Center at Tawasentha Park, Guilderland. Beatles tribute trio. Hey, where’s Ringo? 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Craig Harris & the Tailgaters @ the Mount, Lenox. Lift Ev’ry Voice presents “Struttin’ with Some Barbecue,” an evening of music and food. In addition to the virtuoso trombonist and his band, featured musicians include the Peter Primamore Quartet and the MCLA Allegrettos. Bring your own picnic or purchase food from Mad Jacks BBQ Restaurant and beer from Elm Brewing. 5-8pm.

MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Clarinet Marmalade @ Jay Street, Schenectady. The lunchtime Jazz on Jay concert series continues. 12noon. FREE.

MUSIC: Bow Thayer & Perfect Trainwreck @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. 9:30pm. $7 (includes free drink).

MUSIC: Street Corner Holler @ Druthers, Saratoga Springs.

MUSIC: Mirk @ Taste, Albany. 7pm. $5.

MUSIC: Tiki Bats @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With William Hale.

READINGS: Claire Messud @ Skidmore College’s Davis Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. The NYS Summer Writers Institute reading series continues… With Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jorie Graham. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Trish & the Rockers @ the Crossings, Colonie. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Peg Delaney @ Provence Restaurant, Albany. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: The Ponytails @ Dutchman’s Landing, Catskill. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Peter Tomlinson, Lou Pappas, & Steve Horowitz @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

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

MUSIC: The Four On the Floor Band @ Halfmoon Town Park, Halfmoon. 6:30pm. FREE.

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