9/1/16: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: Jeb Barry & the Pawn Shop Saints @ Boom Room, Pittsfield. It’s the grand opening of the new live music venue presented by the Berkshire Organization for Original Music. With Jesse Taylor Cole and Tom Corrigan. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Paddy Kilrain @ the Low Beat, Albany. She’s back! With Chelsea Takami, Francesca Shanks, Biota Fox and Triya Love. 7:30pm.

VIDEO/READING: Patricia L. Boyd & Anne Boyer @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. EMPAC kicks off its new fall season with a new video work by Boyd and a reading by poet Boyer. 7pm. $6.

MUSIC: Johnny Nicholas & Hellbent @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The veteran Austin bluesman and his band will be joined by special guest Cindy Cashdollar. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Gals Who Play Jazz @ Jay Street, Schenectady. The Jazz on Jay lunchtime concert series continues… 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

THEATER: “Broadway Bounty Hunter” @ Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield. Inspired by the exploitation movies of the ’70s, Joe Iconis’ new musical follows a 60-ish-year-old, down-on-her-luck actor (played by Annie Golden of the Shirts and “Orange Is the New Black”) as she’s asked to become a bounty hunter and capture a South American drug lord. 3 & 7:30pm. $52. Through Sunday, September 4. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Half Step @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. FREE.

COMEDY: Sorry Not Sorry @ Parish Public House, Albany. Improv comedy troupe. With Dollars to Donuts. 8pm. FREE.

RADIO ON STAGE: “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” @ Tanglewood, Lenox. NPR’s oddly informative weekly hour-long news quiz program is again live at Tanglewood. The Peabody Award-winning series offers a fast-paced, irreverent look at the week’s news, hosted by Peter Sagal along with judge and score-keeper Bill Kurtis. 8pm. $24-$120.

MUSIC: Lex Grey & the Urban Pioneers @ Dutchman’s Landing, Catskill. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Clarinet Marmalade Trio @ the Twisted Vine, Delmar. 8pm.

FILM: “Salt” @ Tricentennial Park, Albany. Outdoor film series continues… 7:45pm. FREE.

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