11/14/13: Today’s Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: Joe Ely @ The Hangar, Troy. One of the finest Lone Star singer-songwriters to ever strum a guitar rambles into the Collar City for a long-overdue headline concert. 8pm. $25; tickets available at the Ale House and at the door. GO HERE to enter to win FREE tickets…

DANCE: Mark Morris Dance Group @ The Egg, Albany. Affectionately known as America’s dance company, the renowned Mark Morris Dance Group is acclaimed for its craftsmanship, ingenuity, humor and eclectic live music accompaniments – a feature of every performance since 1996 – as well as their ability to make classical music visible through dance. 6:30pm pre-performance talk in the lobby; 7:30pm performance. $38.

MUSIC: Elvis Costello @ Ulster Performing Arts Center, Kingston. After a stunning solo concert at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall last week, Costello heads down the Hudson and steps into the spotlight again. 8pm. $65 & $75. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Omar Sosa @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Cuban pianist brings his international Afri-Lectric Sextet – featuring trumpeter Joo Kraus and saxophonist Peter Apfelbaum – to town, performing a tribute to Miles Davis’s landmark album, Kind of Blue. 8pm. $30.

EVENT: TEDxAlbany @ Overit Media, Albany. A locally organized TED event featuring speakers who spark deep discussion and connection. Hosted by All Over Albany’s Greg Dahlmann, the day-long seminar features talks by Julien Smith, Errol Kolosine, Jon Bowermaster, Noel Hidalgo and many more. 9am-5pm. $90. Also FREE live streaming of the event.

THEATER: “Chronicles of Rose: Episode 2” @ Branch Gallery, North Adams. Puppeteer David Lane – in collaboration with Shawna Reiter and Jonathan Davis of Clunk Puppet Lab, as well as MCLA alum Jacqueline Coughlin – are back with the highly acclaimed second episode of their serial puppet drama. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Frank Glazer @ UAlbany’s Performing Arts Center, Albany. Having seemingly found the fountain of youth, this revered pianist at 98 years of age is still conducting a heavy concert schedule as artist-in-residence at Bates College and throughout the United States. A former long-time professor at the Eastman School of Music, he will perform a program of Haydn, Beethoven, Barber and Liszt. 7:30pm. $20; $15 students & seniors. UPDATE: This concert has been postponed due to injury.

MUSIC: GWAR @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Halloween ain’t over yet, not when GWAR comes to town. With White Chapel, Iron Reagan and A Band of Orcs. 7:30pm. $20.

MUSIC: The Blue Sky Boys @ the Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls. The Live! Folklife Concert Series continues with Banjo Dan & Willy Lindner (once members of the bluegrass band Banjo Dan & the Mid-nite Plowboys), who are two fellows with a mandolin and guitar reviving the country music tradition of brothers duets popular during the 1930s and ’40s. 7pm. FREE.

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

MUSIC: Mannheim Steamroller @ Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls. Chip Davis kicks off Nippertown’s 2013 Christmas concert season… 7pm. UPDATE: This concert has been cancelled…

MUSIC: The Graham Tichy Trio @ Lanie’s Cafe, Loudonville. 7pm.

MUSIC: Ray Mason @ Marketplace Cafe, Pittsfield. The roadhouse warrior and his trusty Silvertone guitar. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Wetbrain @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With After the Fall, Fucking Invincible and Aggressive Response. 8pm.

MUSIC: Spiritual Rez @ Red Square, Albany. It’s a reggae dance party. With Groovestick. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: The Al Haugen Trio @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. Jazz accordion. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: High Peaks Band @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. FREE.

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

THEATER ON FILM: “Fifty Years On Stage” @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. The National Theatre of London celebrates its 50th anniversary as Nicholas Hytner directs an evening of theatre with rare glimpses from the archive, featuring many of the original actors who have performed on the National’s stages over the past five decades. 2pm. $18.

FILM: “Ticket to Ride” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. It’s Warren Miller’s 64th film, the newest installment of the legendary film series, taking ski and snowboard fans on an action-packed journey to some of the world’s most exotic destinations, including Alaska’s Tordrillo Mountains, Switzerland’s Jungfrau, Montana’s Big Sky Country, Iceland’s Troll Peninsula, and beyond. 8pm. $23.

FILM: “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” @ the Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Set against the backdrop of 1970s Texas Hill Country, David Lowery’s film follows three characters who are on various sides of the law. 7:30pm. $7; $5 students. Also 7:30pm on Friday and 3pm on Sunday.

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