11/17/16: Today’s Tops Tips: Thursday
MUSIC: Girls Guns & Glory @ the Low Beat, Albany. The Boston-based band showcases their rockabilly, old-school country and Americana influences on their new album, Love and Protest, released earlier this month. With Hawbuckees. 7:30pm. $6.
READING/POETRY OPEN MIC: Third Thursday Poetry Reading @ the Social Justice Center, Albany. Dan Wilcox hosts the monthly gathering with poet and frontwoman for the Schoemer Formation Karen Schoemer as the featured reader. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm reading. $3.
THEATER: “The Aluminum Show” @ Proctors, Schenectady. A magical, mystery-filled stage production combining visual theater, dance and humor into an exciting, multi-sensory experience, following one man’s incredible journey to a parallel universe-a futuristic planet made entirely of aluminum. 7:30pm. $20-$40.
MUSIC: 10,000 Maniacs @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Frontwoman and viola player Mary Ramsey leads the college-rock pioneers into town in support of their new live album, Playing Favorites. 8pm. $20, $35 & $45. GO HERE to read an interview with Mary Ramsey…
READING: Tracy Kidder @ Schenectady High School, Schenectady. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author reads from his latest book, “A Truck Full of Money,” details the story of tech entrepreneur Paul English, a young man who came of age and brilliance during the burgeoning computer age. 7pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Craig Campbell @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. The country chart-topper sings his hits “Keep Them Kisses Comin’,” “Outta My Head” and more. Doors open at 7pm for a pre-concert party with Kevin Richards. $25.
MUSIC: The Valley Jazz Collective @ Senate Garage, Kingston. It’s the launch of the Jazzstock series at a new venue, featuring vocalist Teri Roiger, bassist John Menegon, pianist Pete Levin, drummer Tony Jefferson, saxman Eric Person and trumpeter Chris Pasin. 7:30pm. $10.
THEATER: “Water by the Spoonful” @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. The Pulitzer Prize-winning
play by Quiara Alegría Hudes has a six-performance run directed by Kim Stauffer. 7pm. Through Sunday.
MUSIC: Liederabend @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. Students in the Music and German Departments collaborate on an evening of music that dates back to 19th century Germany. 7pm. FREE.