11/7/13: Today’s Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: Joshua Redman Quartet @ The Egg, Albany. The charismatic, soulful super-saxman returns with his band – pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Gregory Hutchinson – to perform music from his latest album Walking Shadows, which ranges from jazz standards to Bach, the Beatles, John Mayer and originals. 8pm. $34.50.

MUSIC: Omaha Diner @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The repertoire of the jazz super-group – featuring guitarist Charlie Hunter, trumpeter Steven Bernstein, saxophonist Skerik and drummer Bobby Previte – consists solely of No. 1 pop hits, so you might hear their singular interpretations of chart-toppers by artists ranging from Beyoncé to Roy Orbison, from Three Dog Night to Lady Gaga, from the Dave Clark Five to Adele. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Jake Moon @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Caroline Corrigan’s new band grabs the spotlight in support of their new EP, The Servant Girl. With Pony in the Pancake. 8pm.

MUSIC: Celebration of Rhythm @ Proctors, Schenectady. A dynamic, drum-filled double-bill featuring Abenaki Nation and Drums of Ghana, led by Zorkie Nelson. 7:30pm. $15.

THEATER: “Hello, Dolly!” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The enduring Tony Award-winning Broadway classic live on stage for one night only starring two-time Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Sally Struthers as the strong-willed matchmaker. 8pm. $20-$75.

TALK: 2013 Empire State Archives and History Award Program @ The Egg, Albany. An engaging evening of conversation between Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dr. James McPherson and nationally prominent Lincoln Scholar Harold Holzer as they discuss Dr. McPherson career of distinction as one of this nation’s foremost chroniclers of the past. 7pm. $10.

THEATER: “Othello” @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center’s Main Theater, Albany. The American Shakespeare Center serves up Shakespeare’s magnificently complex study of extremes, with his most loving and trusting leading man facing off against his most conniving and ruthless villain in a dangerous dance of deceit and revenge. With Fernando Lamberty as Othello and Rick Blunt as Iago. 7:30pm. $20; $15 students & seniors.

MUSIC: Daniel Higgs @ the Half Moon, Hudson. With Arborea. 9pm. $7.

READING: “The Literary Life Where You Find It: An Evening with William Kennedy & Elisa Albert” @ Stair Gallery, Hudson. The two writers will read from recently published fiction and essays on themes of Place and Displacement within the Literary Culture, and choosing where best to house one’s valuable creative time and energy. 6pm.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Footsy Magoo’s, Troy. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Who Are You @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. The Who tribute band offers a multimedia performance of music from “Tommy.” 7:30pm. $23.

WORKSHOP: “The Art of Creating Your Website” @ IS183 Art School of the Berkshires, Stockbridge. Josh Field takes participants through the process of creating their own websites. 6pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight” @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. It’s opening night of the Berkshire premiere of Lauren Gunderson’s play, which has been hailed as “fiercely inquisitive and joyfully sexy” (The San Francisco Chronicle) and “an evening of humor and heartbreak” (BroadwayWorld). 7:30pm. $10-$25. Through Sunday, November 24.

MUSIC: The Silver Arrow Band @ Red Square, Albany. Party & wedding band. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Tommy Verrigni Trio @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

FILM: “Dipso” @ the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. It’s the Berkshire premiere of Theodore Collatos’ award-winning film “Dipso,” shot by two-time Emmy Award-winning cinematographer Thomas Lowe in the Berkshires. Named “Best Film” at the Athens Film & Video Festival, “Dipso” follows Tommy, recently released from prison, as he tries to follow his dream of being a stand-up comedian while rebuilding his life and re-connecting with his ex-girlfriend and two brothers. 7pm. Through Monday.

MUSIC: GRiZ @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. The Detroit native pumps up his EDM with funky rhythms and jazzy melodic beats, and his own live saxophone in celebration of his new sophomore album, Rebel Era. With Marvel Years and the Floozies. 8:30pm. $20.

MUSIC: SPIV:UK @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Kevin Wayne & the Retrobilleze @ Aaron’s Irish Pub, Gloversville. Roots-rock and classic country. 8:30pm.

FILM: “The Spectacular Now” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. James Ponsoldt’s disarmingly tender teenage romance. 7:30pm. $7; $5 students. Also 7:30pm on Friday & 3pm on Sunday.

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