8/1/13: Today’s Tips: Thursday
MUSIC: The Original Wailers @
Jennings Landing, Albany. At this week’s Alive at Five concert, the legendary reggae band carries on the legacy of Bob Marley, led by guitarist Al Anderson. With Mirk. 5pm. FREE. UPDATE: Due to impending weather conditions, tonight’s concert has been moved – not to the originally announced rain site of the Palace Theatre, but rather to the old rain site of the Corning Preserve Boat Launch at Colonie & Water Streets, under the I-787 overpass.
DANCE: Momix @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs. The company will present its highly acclaimed production of “Botanica,” a visually spectacular performance that fuses elements of dance, theater and cinema to create spellbinding, larger-than-life images from the natural world. And prior to the performance SPAC will host an “Enchanted Family Night” pre-show from 6-8pm, free for all ticketholders. 8pm. $25 & $30; children & students $15.
FILM: “A Band Called Death” @ the Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. One screening only of Jeff Howlett and Mark Covino’s acclaimed documentary about the punk pioneering band Death. 7pm. $9.50; $7.75 seniors; $6.75 children.
MUSIC: New Kids On the Block @ the Times Union Center, Albany. They’re calling this in-the-round, boy-band flashback tour “The Package.” Get it? Nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more… With Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees. 7:30pm. $20, $29.50, $52.50, $72.50 & $92.50.
THEATER: “Inflatable Frankenstein” @ the Daniel Arts, Great Barrington. Closing out the inaugural season of Mass Live Arts, a new experimental theater festival in the Berkshires, is one of New York’s most tenacious ensembles, Radiohole, with their critically acclaimed “Inflatable Frankenstein.” 8pm. $35.
MUSIC: Rock ‘n’ Roll High School @ Oakwood Community Center’s Lower Parlor, Troy. A mid-summer dance with a throwback vibe evening featuring a live band – featuring members of Babe City, Aficionado, Sgt. Dunbar, Sea of Trees and RESTYS, to name a few – paying tribute to the spirit and energy of ’50s & ’60s rock and roll. Lots of loud horns, surf guitars and singing along. Vintage-inspired semi-formal attire encouraged. 8pm. $5.
MUSIC: The Preachers @ Dutchman’s Landing, Catskill. 7pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Dusk Til Dawn @ Coeymans Landing Park Gazebo, Coeymans. 6:30pm. FREE.