3/20/14: Today’s Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: Peggy Seeger @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady. The legendary folksinger, songwriter, activist, multi-instrumentalist, sister of American music icon Pete Seeger and herself a seminal figure on the British folk scene returns to Schenectady, performing in concert with her grandson Alex MacColl. 7pm. $28; $50 Gold Circle (includes reception).

MUSIC: Justin Townes Earle @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Americana music scion – the son of Steve Earle, who sold out his recent show at Club Helsinki – is an accomplished tunesmith in his own right, having earned the Song of the Year award at the 2011 Americana Music Awards. With Natalia Zukerman opening the show. 8pm. $25 & $35.

MUSIC: Pat Metheny Unity Group @ Proctors, Schenectady. The jazz guitar master brings his new band – featuring woodwind master Chris Potter, drummer Antonio Sanchez, bassist Ben Williams and multi-instrumentalist Giulio Carmassi — to town for their Nippertown debut. 8pm. $20, $35, $45, $55 & $70.

MUSIC: Ed Kowalczyk @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. The former frontman for the multi-platinum band Live brings his I Alone Acoustic tour to town. 8pm. $35.

MUSIC: Keb Mo @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. The three-time Grammy Award-winning bluesman returns to The Egg for a solo performance with his spirited mix of good-time country blues, soul, pop and a preview of his upcoming album, BLUESAmericana, due for release next month. 7:30pm. $34.50 & $44.50.

MUSIC: SWV @ Vapor Nightclub, Saratoga Springs. The Grammy nominated R&B trio returns… 9pm. $25.

MUSIC: Misled Youth @ the Low Beat, Albany. DC hardcore. With Arctic and Sex Scene. 8pm.

THEATER: “Gypsy: A Musical Fable” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany.”Everything’s Coming Up Roses…” Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill directs the classic musical based on the memoirs of famed stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, featuring a cast of 23 from Broadway star Mary Callanan to local TV personality Benita Zahn. 7:30pm. $20-$65. Through April 13.

MUSIC: I Made Lasmawan @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. A concert featuring the music of the Indonesian Islands of Bali and Java. 8pm. $8; $5 seniors; FREE students and children.

MUSIC: Mike Tamburo & John Lindaman @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. Pittsburgh musician Mike Tamburo – who plays hammered dulcimer, shahi baaja, gong, guitar, autoharp, swarmandal and a slew of effects – is inspired by American folk and minimalist music traditions as well as Indian classical music. With guitarist Alexander Turnquist. 8pm. $7.

MUSIC: Tropic Rhythm @ Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls. 7pm. FREE.

ARTIST TALK: “Art Education and the Education of the Artist” @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. A talk by art therapist, teacher and artist Ilene Spiewak on topics related to formal art education and the self-trained artist, in conjunction with the current exhibit, “Inside the Outside: Reconsidering Our Views about Art.” 5pm.

MUSIC: Capital Underground Live @ Bombers, Troy. Ralph Renna hosts Safeword, Above the Flood, Two Guys and Tony Louie. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Bucky Pizzarelli & Ed
Duo @ the Falcon, Marlboro. Guitar greats. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: The Stone Revival Band @ NaNola, Malta. 8pm.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Bobby T’s, Albany. Solo. 5pm. FREE.

READING: Third Thursday Poetry Reading @ the Social Justice Center, Albany. Poet Catherine Norr will be the featured reader. Hosted by Dan Wilcox. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm reading. $3.

FILM: “God Loves Uganda” @ WAMC-FM’s The Linda, Albany. A documentary exploring the role of the American evangelical movement in Uganda, where American missionaries have been credited with both creating schools and hospitals and promoting dangerous religious bigotry. 7pm.

MUSIC: Matty Finn @ Carney’s Tavern, Ballston Lake. 6pm.

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