8/29/13: Today’s Tips: Thursday

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Music for the Mind: A Benefit for Suicide Prevention @ Revolution Hall, Troy. In memory of Gage Freeman, it’s a benefit concert for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention featuring music by Soul Sky, Knot Dead and the Mike McMann Band. 5pm. $25, including appetizers.

MUSIC: Physical Plant @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Florida-based band plays an eclectic blend of psychedelic rock drawing on such influences as Yes, Kansas, Vampire Weekend and Arcade Fire. Poughkeepsie psychedelic-folk quartet the Warp the Weft opens. 8pm. $7.

MUSIC: Capture the Crown @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. It’s the All Hype, All Night Tour. With Secrets, Ice Nine Kills, My Ticket Home and City in the Sea. 7pm. $14.

MUSIC: We B3 @ Jay Street, Schenectady. the lunchtime Jazz On Jay concert series continues with Michael Lamkin’s organ trio. 12noon. FREE.

MUSIC: 38 Special @ Vapor Nightclub, Saratoga Springs. More than 30 years and 15 albums later, the southern rockers are still rollin’… 9pm. $30. UPDATE: This concert is sold out.

ARTS WALK: Downstreet Art @ various locations, North Adams. Seven new art exhibition openings, as well as a one-day gallery installation, and a musical performance by Vermont Joy Parade, a seven-piece ensemble playing an eclectic blend of Americana, indie-rock, old-time, and country blues. 6-9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Chronicles @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. Oh, it’s gettin’ funky in here… 7:30pm.

MUSIC: The Drytown Drifters @ the Crossings, Colonie. Featuring Jeff Gonzalez. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: 18 Strings of Trouble @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With Hungry Dingo.

RADIO ON STAGE: “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” @ Tanglewood, Lenox. Hosted by Peter Sagal, the Peabody Award-winning, radio quiz show offers a fast-paced, irreverent look at the week’s news. Listeners call into the show from around the country to answer quirky quiz questions, presented by Mr. Sagal, a panel of featured humorists, and Official Judge and Scorekeeper Carl Kasell. 8pm. $21-$120.

MUSIC: Gabriele Tranchina @ Stephentown Memorial Library, Stephentown. German-born vocalist Gabriele Tranchina is musically at home in many styles – from jazz to world fusion to Latin to pop. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: Peg Delaney @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

FILM: Animation Festival @ Proctors, Schenectady. Today’s screenings include “Cinderella” (10am, 2pm); “Peter Pan” (12noon, 4pm); “From Up On Poppy Hill” (6pm); Oscar 2013 Nominated Short Films Animation (8pm). $5; $3 for age 17 and under; $25 for all-festival passes (good for all films through Saturday).

MUSIC: The Doc Scanlon Trio @ Provence Restaurant, Albany. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Chris Dollard @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Prentice Pilot @ the Lion’s Den, Stockbridge. Jazz standards. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Jennifer Lewis Bennett @ the Stockade Tavern, Kingston. The jazz singer teams up with Woodstock fave Tim Moore on piano and guitar, Rich Syracuse on upright bass and Craig Hazen on electric bass. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Rakish Paddy @ Coeymans Landing Park Gazebo, Coeymans. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Bentwood Rockers @ Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Thunder Ridge @ Dutchman’s Landing, Catskill. 7pm. FREE.

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

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