9/25/14: Today’s Tips: Thursday
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Stefon Harris @ Proctors, Schenectady. The jazz vibes master (and Albany native) plays a homecoming benefit concert for the youth programs of the Schenectady Ring of Hope Boxing Club with a band featuring Linda Oh (bass), James Francis (piano), Jonathan Pinson (drums) and Elena Pinderhughes (flute). 7:30pm. $40 & $50.
READING/FUNDRAISER: “The Regrettable Lagniappe” @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. Writer-photographer-all around artist Richard Lovrich reads from his ever-growing collection of Tweet-able “very short stories,” accompanied by DJ Nate the Great. 7:30pm. FREE; donation encouraged.
ARTS WALK: DownStreet Art @ various locations, North Adams. New gallery exhibition openings; pop-up gallery closing receptions; musical, poetry and dance performances; community events; and the unveiling of a new site-specific installation by artist Jarvis Rockwell. Music by avant-garde-pop-punk-free jazz band the Leafies and Psychedelic Power trio Linear North. 3-9pm. FREE.
THEATER: “Character Man” @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. Drama Desk Award-winner Jim Brochu stars in a salute to the memorable character actors of Broadway, filled with hilarious backstage stories and touching personal recollections about Zero Mostel, Jack Gilford, Charles Nelson Riley, Jackie Gleason and more. With music by Meredith Willson, Kander & Ebb, Stephen Sondheim and others. 7:30pm.
DANCE: Wassa Pan Afrika Dance Ensemble @ Hudson Valley Community College’s Maureen Stapleton Theatre, Troy. 7:30pm. UPDATE: This performance has been cancelled…
MUSIC: Pat O’Shea & the Honest Men @ the Falcon, Marlboro. Former frontman for Levon Helm & the Barn Burners, the singer-songwriter-guitarist leads his own band, the Honest Men. With Stephen Clair & the Millionaires. 7pm. Donations encouraged.