1/28/16: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

READING/MUSIC: Regrettable Tales and Redemptive Music @ Universal Preservation Hall, Saratoga Springs. Featuring the short short stories of Richard Lovrich accompanied by DJ Nate the Great. With the Dust Bowl Faeries, poet-singer D Colin and Canadian circus artist Aaron M. Marquise. 8pm. $15; $10 students.

MUSIC: Montana of 300 @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. 7:30pm. $25; $50 VIP.

MUSIC: Wintertide 2016 @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. It’s the pre-release showcase for the Sea the Sea’s new EP, In the Altogether. With Andrew James Mirabile and Cara May Gorman. 8pm. $12.

MUSIC: Rane Moore @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. The clarinetist performs solo, exploring the sonic range of her instrument. With an entirely improvised solo performance by cellist Okkyung Lee. 7:30pm. $18; $13 students & seniors.

COMEDY: Jeff Dunham @ the Times Union Center, Albany. The ventriloquist/stand-up comedian brings his Perfectly Unbalanced Tour to town. 7:30pm. $47.50.

MUSIC: Chris Carey & Mike O’Donnell @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 8pm.

MUSIC: Steve Candlen @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. 9:30pm. Pay what you want.

THEATER: “Naked Influence” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. It’s a world premiere! Suzanna Bradbeer’s play delves into into the world of strip clubs for a spellbinding tale about a charismatic exotic dancer who finds herself engulfed in a doomed relationship with a congressman. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, February 14.

MUSIC: Dead2Me @ Lanie’s Cafe, Loudonville. 6pm.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Mingle on the Avenue, Saratoga Springs. 6pm.

OPEN MIC: Open Mic Night @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm show. $3.

THEATER ON SCREEN: “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. London’s National Theatre production is directed by Josie Rourke (Coriolanus) with a cast that includes Michelle Dockery (“Downton Abbey”), Janet McTeer (“The White Queen”) and Dominic West (“The Wire”). 7pm. $17.

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