8/28/14: Today’s Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: The Del McCoury Band @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Simply the best in bluegrass – from the traditional high lonesome mountain sound to covers from the songbags of the Lovin’ Spoonful and Richard Thompson. With the Grant Gordy Trio. 8pm. $35 & $55.

MUSIC: The Griswolds @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Led by singer-guitarist Christopher Whitehall, the Australian indie rock band lands in town in support of their new album Be Impressive. 8pm. $12.

MUSIC: Keith Pray’s Soul Jazz Revival @ Jay Street, Schenectady. The Jazz On Jay lunchtime concert series continues. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete concert schedule…

ARTIST TALK: Carrie Will @ Sages Colleges’ Opalka Gallery, Albany. The art photographer whose camera always seems to aim at the people and the relationships in her life, past and present. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Wild Adriatic @ Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete concert schedule…

MUSIC/TALK: Bear Grass @ A.E. Diver Memorial Library, Schaghticoke. Not just an ordinary concert, Katie Hammon and her bandmates offer an intimate evening of songs and the songs behind them. 7pm.

THEATER: “Tomorrow in the Battle” @ Stageworks/Hudson, Hudson. The drama by British playwright Kieron Barry had
its world premiere here in August, 2012 and was a smash hit. Now it’s back for a return engagement. 7:30pm. $24. Through August 31.

DISCUSSION/ARTIST TALK: Darren Waterston @ The Mount, Lenox. In conjunction with his current exhibit at MASS MoCA in North Adams, the artist joins the panel discussion, “The Artistic Lure of the Gilded Age.” 6pm. $20.

MUSIC: The Gil Evans Legacy All-Star Alumni Band @ the Falcon, Marlboro. An eight-piece band of players who were regulars in the Gil Evans Orchestra in the ’70s and ’80s – trumpeter Lew Soloff, saxman Alex Foster, French horn player John Clark, trombonist Tom “Bones” Malone, pianist Pete Levin, guitarist Dave Stryker, bassist Mark Egan and drummer Lenny White. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Bad Friends @ the Low Beat, Albany. With the Firs and Complicated Shirt. 8pm. $3.

THEATER: “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” @ Tanglewood, Lenox. NPR’s oddly informative weekly hour-long news quiz program is again live at Tanglewood. The Peabody Award-winning series offers a fast-paced, irreverent look at the week’s news, hosted by Peter Sagal along with judge and score-keeper Bill Kurtis. special guest Governor Deval Patrick. 8pm.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ The Mill, Round Lake. 8:30pm.

MUSIC: Capital Underground Live @ Bombers, Troy. Ralph Renna hosts. Featuring Groovestick. 8pm. FREE.

ARTS WALK: Downstreet Art @ various locations, North Adams. Lots of new art exhibits opening, fun, food, and live music by Eternal Crimes and Polysonic Joy. 6-9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Roz & the Rice Cakes @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. Balancing pop and art, the band’s brand new album, Need To Feed, is out now on Team Love Records. With Last Good Tooth.

MUSIC: Big & Bigger @ the Crossings of Colonie, Loudonville. Jeff Gonzales & Wanda Houston play ragtime, delta and original blues. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: Dennis D’Asaro @ Coeymans Landing Park, Ravena. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: Half Step @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. 9:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Whiskey City @ Noel Field, North Adams. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of concerts…

READING: Marie Gauthier @ the Good Purpose Gallery, Lee. With Brian Clements. 5:30pm.

FILM: “Blankets for Indians” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Ken Jacobs’ film is a stereoscopic study of water spurting from New York’s City Hall fountain with an intimately detailed portrait of a 2012 Occupy Wall Street march. . 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: eMC @ Parish Public House, Albany. With KIDS, JB!! a.k.a. Dirty Moses, DJ Nate Da Great & Stephen Struss, Elsphinx, DJ White Lotus, PJ Katz, more. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: The Prentice Pilot Quartet @ the Lion’s Den, Stockbridge. Jazz standards. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The HotRod Band @ Dutchmans Landing, Catskill. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete concert schedule…

MUSIC: Ruth Hellkamp @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

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

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