7/10/14: Today’s Tips: Thursday
MUSIC: Lord Huron @ Jennings Landing, Albany. The captivating Los Angeles-based indie-folk-rockers make their Nippertown debut at Alive at Five to help WEXT-FM celebrate their seventh birthday. With MaryLeigh Roohan. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…
MUSIC: Skidmore Summer Jazz Institute Faculty Septet @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Bill Cunliffe, David Weiss, Dennis Mackrel, Adam Moezinia, Jimmy Greene, Mike Rodriguez and James Burton III. 8pm. $8; $5 seniors; FREE students and children. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…
MUSIC: Ten27 @ Jay Street, Schenectady. The Jazz on Jay concert series continues with the trio led by the marvelous cellist-bassist Monica Wilson-Roach. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…
FILM: “A Hard Day’s Night” @ the Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. Yes, Beatlemania 2K is sweeping Nippertown with recent performances by Paul, Ringo & John’s son. Now watch the original Fab Four in all its black & white glory. One screening only. 7pm.
MUSIC: Capital Underground Live @ Bombers, Troy. Ralph Renna hosts. Middle Grove, the Hapless Romantic and the Brother Ghost perform. 8pm. FREE.
THEATER: “Hands On a Hard Body” @ Washington Park’s Lakehouse Amphitheater, Albany. Park Playhouse takes a chance with a new musical theater work with music by Phish’s Trey Anastasio. Directed by Michael LoPorto. 8pm. FREE, $14, $16 & $22; $1 discount for youths & seniors. Through July 26.
DANCE: New York City Ballet @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. It’s a Thursday doubleheader. With Circus Polka (Stravinsky/Robbins), Walpurgisnacht Ballet (Gounod/Balanchine), Who Cares? (Gershwin/Balanchine) and new Justin Peck/Sufjan Stevens piece, Everywhere You Go at 2pm. Then it’s Vespro (Moretti/Bigonzetti), This Bitter Earth (Washington & Richter/Wheeldon), Todo Buenos Aires (Piazzolla/Martins), La Stravaganza (Vivaldi, Ficarra, Normandeau, Morand, Parmerud/Preljocaj) at 8pm.
THEATER: “A Little Night Music” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. One of Stephen Sondheim’s most beloved and award-winning musicals offers an amusing and farcical tale of unexpected liaisons, relentless desire and ill-fated heartbreak in the life of acclaimed actress, Desiree Armfeldt, played by renowned actress, vocalist and Berkshire native, Maureen O’Flynn. 2 & 8pm. $25, $45 & $65.
THEATER: The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful @ Berkshire Theatre Group’s Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. Charles Ludlam’s classic romp of a gothic spoof is directed by Aaron Mark, and stars Bill Bowers and Tom Hewitt. 8pm. $42, $52 & $62. Through July 19.