2/25/16: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: The Matt Flinner Trio @ The Linda, Albany. Celebrating their tenth anniversary together, mandolinist Matt Flinner, guitarist Ross Martin and bassist Eric Thorin cover a wide variety of acoustic musical styles – bluegrass, jazz and Celtic music influences all bubble up. Call it Americana music; or new acoustic; or chamber grass… Tonight they’ll be joined by special guest guitarist Frank Vignola. With host and opening act Michael Eck. 8pm.

TALK: Duane Michals @ Skidmore College’s Gannett Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. A talk by the renowned narrative photographer whose work is featured in the Tang Museum’s exhibition “Borrowed Light: Selections from the Jack Shear Collection.” 6pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Glengarry Glen Ross” @ Curtain Call Theatre, Latham. David Mamet at his best. 7:30m. $24. Through March 19.

MUSIC: Tom Hamilton’s American Babies @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Featuring Philadelphia-based songwriter, vocalist and guitarist Tom Hamilton, the upcoming album, An Epic Battle Between Light and Dark (due out on March 18 from the Royal Potato Family label) shifts between Americana, psych-tinged indie and vintage rock. With Bump. 9pm. $15.

FILM/MUSIC: “Disney FANTASIA – Live in Concert – On Tour” @ Proctors, Schenectady.Scene’s from two classic (and classical) animated feature films, “Fantasia” and “Fantasia 2000,” will be screened accompanied by a live concert by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ted Sperling. 7:30pm. $20-$65.

MUSIC: The Robert Cray Band @ the Calvin Theatre, Northampton. 40 years, 20 albums, thousands of shows, 5 Grammys, a suitcase full of W.C. Handy blues awards and induction into the Blues Hall of Fame. The numbers add up to a glorious night of the blues. With Johnny A. 8pm. $28.50 & $38.50.

MUSIC: Marc Cohn @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. The 1991 Best New Artist Grammy Award winner and singer of “Walking in Memphis” steps into the spotlight. 8pm. $40.

THEATER: 10×10 New Play Festival @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. A collection of 10 plays – each 10-minutes long – by 10 playwrights. 7:30pm. $15-30. Through Sunday, February 28. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Southern Belles @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. A high-octane mix of funky southern psychedelic rock ‘n’ roll. With Last Daze. 9:30pm. Pay what you want.

MUSIC: Gemineye @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Loose Noodle. 8pm.

MUSIC: Whitney Peyton @ River Street Pub, Troy. The Philly hip-hopster lands in the Collar City in support of her new album, Break the Frame. With Dom Pat, Greez Da Beast, Choppa Slim, more. 7pm. $10.

FILM: On Screen/Sound: No. 11 @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Alexander Kluge’s 1971 sci-fi film “Der Grosse Verhau (The Big Mess)” is the feature. With short works by Laure Prouvost, Sara Magenheimer and Tony Cokes. 7pm. $6.

MUSIC: Excision @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Canadian Dubstep DJ and music producer Jeff Abel brings his Paradox Tour. With Figure and Bear Grillz. Doors open at 7pm. $35.

MUSIC: Potsdam Brass Quintet @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. John Ellis and James Madeja (trumpets), Lauren Becker (horn), Mark Hartman (trombone) and Charles Guy (tuba) perform works by Fisher Tull, Tomaso Albinoni, Thom Ritter George, George Gershwin, Morley Calvert and Raymond Dempsey.
7:30pm. $20; $15 students & seniors.

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