2/20/14: Today’s Tips: Thursday
MUSIC: Mark Mulcahy @ the BSP Lounge, Kingston. Yes, he’s the guy who sang “The Adventures of Pete & Pete” theme. He led the bands Polaris and the influential Miracle Legion. And he’s got a marvelous new album, Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You, that was released last year. With Frank Bango. 8pm. $12.
COMEDY: Jim Jefferies @ The Egg, Albany. The Australian creator and star of “Legit,” an edgy original comedy series that returned to FXX for a second season last month brings his new stand-up show “Day Streaming” to town. 8pm. $37.50.
THEATER: “Sister Act” @ Proctors, Schenectady. After witnessing a murder, a disco diva is hidden away in a convent for her own protection. Hijinx ensue, and soon she’s a nun on the run. The 2011 Tony-nominated musical is based on the 1992 film. 1:30 & 8pm. $20-$75. Through Sunday.
MUSIC: Big Head Todd & the Monsters @ the Calvin Theatre, Northampton. A staple on the original H.O.R.D.E. tours, Big Head Todd & the Monsters are one of the true grandfathers (well, maybe really cool uncles) of the modern day jam scene. With special guests Hazel Miller and Ronnie Baker Brooks. 8pm. $25 & $35.
MUSIC: KJ Denhert @ the Falcon, Marlboro. The guitarist-songwriter calls her music “Urban Folk and Jazz.” Her voice is powerful, her lyrics full of intelligent insight, and her musicianship is impeccable. Her eclectic yet unified performances reach out to audiences without compromising her music and beliefs. With Geoff Gallante. 7pm. Donations encouraged.
MUSIC: “Carnival of the Animals” @ the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. The Berkshire Music School performs the Camille Saint-Saëns classic in concert. 1pm. $15; $8 children; FREE children 3 and under. Ticket price includes museum admission.
FILMS: “Short Films of George Lucas and Arthur Lipsett” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Lipsett’s short films include “Very Nice, Very Nice” (1961), “21-87” (1963), “Free Fall” (1964) and “A Trip Down Memory Lane” (1965), followed by George Lucas’ 1967 student film, “Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB.” 7:30pm. $6.
FILM:: “When I Walk” @ MASS MoCA’s Club B-10, North Adams. Seven years after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Jason DaSilva brings us a harrowing but optimistic portrait of his physical decline. In the end, he reminds us of the importance of silliness and the breathtaking beauty in fleeting moments. Followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker. 7:30pm. $9; $5 students.
FILM: “Nothing Like Chocolate” @ The Linda, Albany. Deep in the rain forests of Grenada, anarchist chocolate-maker Mott Green operates an unusual chocolate factory that turns out delicious creations unknown to a world saturated with industrially produced cocoa. Narrated by Susan Sarandon, this documentary tells the story of Green, as he pursues his unique vision to create the best chocolate in the world, from scratch. 7pm. $8.