1/22/15: Today’s Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: The Parlor @ the Low Beat, Albany. They played Farm Aid at SPAC. They opened for Grammy nominated artists the Lumineers and shared the stage with acts such as Willy Mason, Deer Tick, Phantogram and Sharon Van Etten. Now Eric Krans and Jen O’Connor lead their band in support of their latest release, Ghost House. With Neighborhood of Make Believe and Slowshine. 7pm. $7.

MUSIC: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. The former frontman with Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin. With X Ambassadors. 8pm. $22.

MUSIC: The Downtown Shimmy @ the City Beer Hall, Albany. Led by keyboardist-vocalist Josh Fialkoff, the fired-up quintet is grounded in the American roots of folk, blues and gospel, but also pulls from the newer traditions leading to funk, R&B, and rock. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: “Spank: The Fifty Shades Parody” @ Proctors, Schenectady. It’s naughty. It’s funny. It’s a stage musical. 8pm. $20, $30, $45 & $60.

THEATER: “Tigers Be Still” @ Curtain Call Theatre, Latham. Carol Max directs the regional premiere of Kim Rosenstock’s quirky, endearing dark comedy that follows the misadventures of Sherry Wickman, an unemployed, overwhelmed art therapist hiding out in her childhood bed. 7:30pm. $24.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Lanie’s Cafe, Loudonville. 6pm.

MUSIC: Molly Durnin @ the Barrel Saloon, Albany. With Brian Tiernan. 8pm.

THEATER: “How Water Behaves” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. The world premiere of Sherry Kramer’s zany comedy about the tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive. Directed by Gordon Greenberg. 7:30pm. $20-$60.

COMEDY/FUNDRAISER: Comedy for a Cause @ Comedy Works, Albany. A fun-filled fundraiser for the Albany High School senior prom 2015. 6:30pm. $25.

MUSIC: The High Peaks Band @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Mammal Dap. 9:30pm. $5.

MUSIC: Jeff Gonzales @ the Lion’s Den at the Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge. Rockabilly, hillbilly rock n’ roll. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Bronte Roman @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Sylvia” @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The Circle Theatre Players present A.R. Gurney’s adult comedy, where nothing is as universal as loving your dog, but life at home becomes tense when she gnaws on a 22-year marriage. Directed by Joan Fuess. 8pm. $16; $10 under age 18. Through January 25.

FILM: “Art and Craft” @ MASS MoCA’s Club B-10, North Adams. The award-winning documentary focuses on Mark Landis, one of the most prolific art forgers in U.S. history. His impressive body of work spans 30 years, covering a wide range of painting styles and periods that includes 15th Century Icons, Picasso, and even Walt Disney. 7:30pm. $9; $5 students.

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

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