9/10/15: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: BØRNS @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Indie pop singer-songwriter Garrett Borns – known by his stage name, BØRNS – makes his Nippertown debut in support of his new album, Dopamine. 9pm. $15.

THEATER: Tyler Perry’s “Madea on the Run” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Tyler Perry makes his Capital Region debut in his live stage play, “Madea On The Run” starring Tyler Perry. 7:30pm. $63-$88.

COMEDY: Erin Harkes @ Funny Bone at Crossgates Mall, Guilderland. It’s the new comedy club’s official grand opening. With Rich Williams, Jen McMullen, Chris O’Leary, Jim Felter. 7:30pm. $7.

MUSIC: TAUK @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. In support of their new 2-CD live album, Headroom. With Aqueous. 9pm. $15.

PARTICIPATORY THEATER: “The Extra People” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. World Premiere. Breaking down the imaginary fourth wall between actor and audience, Ant Hampton’s new production features groups of 15 audience members who will be led into the theater, where 15 more will already be present onstage. After half an hour, they will find themselves replacing those onstage, only to discover that another 15 have appeared in the seats they’ve left behind. 7-10pm. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Crazy Swedes @ the Low Beat, Albany. The instrumental jazz-rock fusion band features brothers Will Severin (guitar) and George Fortune (drums) with keyboardist Rob Lindquist and bassist Eric Schwanke. With Belle-Skinner. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Lucky Dutch @ the Parish Public House, Albany. Chicago-based blues-rock quartet. With Sly Fox & the Hustlers. 9pm.

MUSIC: Peaceful Country @ East Greenbush Community Library, East Greenbush. 7pm. FREE.

SEMINAR: Tom Junod @ UAlbany Science Library’s Standish Room, Albany. The award-winning journalist, UAlbany alum and writer-at-large for Esquire leads a seminar on magazine journalism. 4:15pm. FREE.

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