12/1/16: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday
MUSIC: John Gorka @ Caffe Lena at the Washington Inn, Saratoga Springs. The veteran singer-songwriter rolls into town in support of his new/old Red House Records album, Before Beginning: The Unreleased I Know – Nashville 1985. 7pm. $27.
TALK: TEDxAlbany @ Overit, Albany. Comedian Jaye McBride emcees the day-long program of 11 speakers, including Ric Orlando (New World Bistro), Mal Harrison (Museum of Sex), Sam Necrason (CommerceHub), and others. 9am-3:15pm. $75. Also on free live stream…
MUSIC: I Love the ’90s Tour @ Times Union Center, Albany. Jump in the musical Way-Back Machine with Vanilla Ice, Salt N Pepa with Spinderella, Rob Base, Color Me Badd, Coolio and Tone Loc. 7:30pm. $59, $75 & $99.
MUSIC: The Saratoga Springs Victorian Streetwalk @ various locations, Saratoga Springs. Christmas tree lighting, caroling, Santa Claus and entertainment by John & Orion Kribs, Drank the Gold, Betsy & the ByeGons, David Moore Irish Band, Sonny & Perley, Rich Bolton and of course Sax-O-Claus. 6-9pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Troy Chromatic Concerts presents the orchestra conducted by Matthew Halls with soloist Radovan Vlatkovic. 7:30pm. $45 & $55.
MUSIC: The Moth & the Flame @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. With Kaye (of San Fermin) and 888. 8pm. FREE.
PARTICIPATORY MUSIC: Unsilent Night @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Composer Phil Kline leads the street promenade in which the audience becomes the performer. Walk a carefully chosen route through North Adam city’s streets, and create a unique mobile sound sculpture which is different from every listener’s perspective. Meet in the MASS MoCA parking lot at 5:15pm; the walk starts at 5:30pm. FREE.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: John Davidson @ the BOOM Room, Pittsfield. The singer, Broadway and TV star returns for a fundraiser for the Berkshire Organization for Original Music. 6pm. Donations requested.
THEATER: “Camelot” @ theREP, Albany. “In short, there’s simply not a more congenial spot for happily ever-aftering than here in Camelot…” The classic Lerner and Loewe musical stars Kevin McGuire as King Arthur. 7:30pm. $25-$65. Through December 24.
ARTIST TALK: Laure Prouvost @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. The Turner Prize-winning French artist joins EMPAC curator Victoria Brooks to screen and discuss her work, centering on “Magic Electronics,” which integrated synched audio and moving lights into a gallery installation in order to animate and narrate the displayed objects. 7pm. FREE.
MUSIC: And the Kids @ The Garage, Pittsfield. Hailed as one of “the Western Mass. Indie Scene’s Brightest Creative Lights” by Pitchfork. 8pm. $12.
MUSIC: Hill Haints @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Chris Bassett, Haley Moley and Bare Mattress. 8pm. $3.
MUSIC: The Cat’s Acoustic Christmas @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Granger Smith, Trent Harmon, High Valley and Maddie & Tae. Doors open at 7pm.
MUSIC: Bucky Pizzarelli & Ed Laub Trio @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Jazz guitar great. 7pm. Donations encouraged.
MUSIC: Robin Kelsey @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. The dean of arts and humanities and professor of photography at Harvard University presents the lecture “Finding Remains: The Process of Discovery in Early Photography.” 3pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Cabinet @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Jamgrass faves. 8:30pm. $18.
COMEDY: Sorry Not Sorry @ Parish Public House, Albany. Improv sketch comedy. With the Crate of Apes Comedy Club. 8pm. FREE.
FILM: “Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict” @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. The 2015 documentary offers a glimpse into the world of a colorful character, famed art collector Peggy Guggenheim, who was not only ahead of her time but also helped define it. 6:30pm.
FILM: “One More Time With Feeling” @ the Landmark Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. It’s a documentary look at Skeleton Tree, the new, 16th studio album from Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. 7pm. $15.
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