3/2/17: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: Slothrust @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Led by singer-guitarist Leah Wellbaum, the Brooklyn alt-rock trio rides into town in support of their new album, Everyone Else. With Ian Sweet. 9pm. $12.

MUSIC: Chad Eby @ Schenectady County Community College’s Taylor Auditorium, Schenectady. The saxophonist’s latest album, The Sweet Shel Suite: Music Inspired by Shel Silverstein, earned a four-star review from DownBeat. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Bombadils @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The chamber folk duo of young Canadian musicians Luke Fraser from the Maritimes and prairie-girl Sarah Frank. 7pm. $18.

MUSIC: The Josh Abbott Band @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Texas country band. 7pm. $15. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled due to a family health emergency…

THEATER: “Wicked” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The hit Broadway musical looks at what happened in the Land of Oz before Dorothy arrived. 1:30 & 7:30pm. $38-$153. Through Sunday, March 12.

MUSIC: Rodeo Barons @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: Jody Radez @ Wolf Hollow Brewing, Glenville. 7pm.

MUSIC: Lucky Peterson @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The blues organ master showcases his new album, Tribute to Jimmy Smith. With Nalani & Sarina. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

COMEDY: Ted Alexandro @ the Comedy Works, Saratoga Springs. 7:30pm. $10. Through Saturday.

ARTIST TALK: Janine Antoni & Stephen Petronio @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. The visiting artist-scholars for the 2017 McCormack Endowed Visiting Artist-Scholar Residency at Skidmore College give a talk about their ongoing artistic collaboration and their exhibition “Entangle.” 5:30pm.

MUSIC: David Kraai @ Keegan Ales, Kingston. 7pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Fragments” @ Skidmore College’s Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater, Saratoga Springs. It’s opening night! Shea Leavis directs the play by the late Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Albee. 8pm. $12; $8 students & seniors. Through March 8.

THEATER: “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” @ Sage College’s Schacht Fine Arts Center, Troy. Celese Raspanti’s concentration camp drama is directed by Leigh Strimbeck. 10am. $15. Through Sunday.

FILM: “Cameraperson” @ the Opalka Gallery, Albany. Exposing her role behind the camera, Kirsten Johnson reaches into the vast trove of footage she has shot over decades around the world, and what emerges is a visually bold memoir. 6:30pm. FREE.

FILM: “Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Jack Black and Kyle Gass star in the hilariously over-the-top musical origin story of the greatest band of all time. 7pm. $9; $6 students.

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