4/21/16: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: Beach Slang @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With Potty Mouth, Dyke Drama and Bare Mattress. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Amirtha Kidambi’s Elder Ones @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. The quartet performs the compositions of vocalist/harmonium player Amirtha Kidambi, drawing influence from both Indian Carnatic and Western classical training. With saxophonist Matt Nelson, bassist Brandon Lopez and drummer Max Jaffe, the band expands its influence to the realm of hip-hop and free improvisation. With the piano trio Longleash. 7:30pm. $18: $13 students & seniors.

MUSIC: Olivia Quillio @ Crandall Public Library’s Folklife Center, Glens Falls. The ever-charming singer-songwriter performs selections from her latest album, Get Down and Pray. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Matt Maguire @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. A concert by Local 518 singer-songwriter Matt Maguire to benefit the American Heart Association and Circles of Mercy. 7pm. $25.

TALK: Emily Nussbaum @ Skidmore College’s Palamountain Hall, Saratoga Springs. On Monday, she was honored with the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. Tonight the television critic for The New Yorker will give her first post-Pulitzer talk, discussing her time in journalism, the relationship between journalism and media and how online journalism is changing. Followed by a reception. 6:30pm. FREE.

THEATER: “A Day in a Life: Lucky Lindy” @ the Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. In Dick D. Zigun’s sideshow romp through the life of Charles A. Lindbergh, Molly Parker Myers and Steven Patterson play over 100 roles in this wacky (and ultimately moving) examination of the pleasures and pitfalls of celebrity. Directed by John Sowle. 7:30pm. $20; $10 under age 21. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Brian Jay @ the Low Beat, Albany. A showcase for the new Greater Nippertown record label, RoundTable Records. With King Jules and Devy Day. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Free Air @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. their residency run continues. With LovePort. 9:30pm. FREE.

TALK: Modern 3D Audio Technologies and the Relationship Between Sound and Space @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. The folks at EMPAC have just finished the construction of a nearly 500-channel audio system – a wave field synthesis system that is one of the most extensive systems of its kind in the world. Markus Noisternig, an audio researcher at the IRCAM in Paris, delivers a talk about it. 4pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Colleen Pratt & Friends @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

READING: Laura van den Berg @ NYS Museum’s Huxley Theatre, Albany. The award-winning author of two short story collections reads from her debut novel, “Find Me,” set in a post-apocalyptic America beset by a plague that erases memory. 8pm. Also a free seminar at UAlbany Science Library’s Standish Room, Albany at 4pm.

MUSIC: The Berkshire Symphony @ Williams College’s Chapin Hall, Williamstown. Featuring Claude Debussy’s *La Mer* and more… 8pm. FREE.

FILM: “How to Dance in Ohio” @ MASS MoCA’s Club B10, North Adams. Get to know three girls on the autism spectrum, as they prepare for the prom. 7:30pm. $9; $5 students.

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