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.
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.
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.
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.
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.