3/30/17: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: Bryan Ferry @ Proctors, Schenectady. From his earliest recordings with Roxy Music at the beginning of the 1970s, the suave, charismatic Mr. Ferry has taken his place as one of the most iconic and innovative artists to emerge in popular music. With Judith Owen. Don’t. Miss. This. 8pm. $30-$90.

MUSIC: Eric Harland @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. One of jazz’s most dynamic and innovative drummer-composers is back in town with his band – pianist Taylor Eigsti and bassist Larry Grenadier. 8pm. $8; $5 seniors; free students & children.

MUSIC: Brother Sun @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The folk super-trio of Pat Wictor, Greg Greenway and Joe Jencks. 7pm. $24.

PERFORMANCE: Field @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Performer, writer and interactive-electronics artist Andrew Schneider completes a series of three development residencies at EMPAC with this work-in-progress showing of his new performance that picks up where his Obie Award-winning project Youarenowhere left off. 8pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Laney Jones & the Spirits @ the Crandall Public Library’s Folklife Center, Glens Falls. In just a few short years, she’s gone from rural Florida clubs to performing on PBS-TV alongside Alison Krauss. She’s earned raves from No Depression and Rolling Stone, and she’s won honors in esteemed competitions like John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the NewSong Contest. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Mike Kelley @ Lanie’s Cafe, Loudonville. 6pm.

MUSIC: Odd Body @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Good Hair and Joel Fisher. 8pm.

FILM: Youth FX Showcase @ Landmark Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. A one-night-only world premiere of 10 short films from Albany’s award-winning Youth FX program followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. 7pm. $10; $8 students.

MUSIC: Rocktopia @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. A fusion of classical music and classic rock – Rachmaninoff and Beethoven meet The Who and Styx – featuring five singers, a five-piece rock band, an orchestra and choir. 7:30pm. $45, $59 & $99.

THEATER: “An Iliad” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare’s adaptation of Homer’s great epic tale fuses words and music in a spare, modern production starring David Barlow. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, April 2.

THEATER: “They Built America: The Workers of the Erie Canal” @ Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany. A special hour-long performance by Capital Repertory Theatre commemorating the 200th anniversary of the groundbreaking of the incredible Erie Canal. 6pm. FREE.

THEATER: “REBEL/Sister” @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. It’s the world premiere of the new rock musical by Chad Larabee, Jonathan Michael Weber and Anna Ebbesen. Inspired by Sophocles’ “Antigone,” the musical follows two sisters as they find the courage to face a powerful opponent during a post-apocalyptic civil war. 7pm. $20; $15 students & seniors. Through Wednesday, April 5.

FILM: “Handmade Films” @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. Whole Grain: Experiments in Film and Video Series features short experimental films made without the use of a camera during the past 50 years. 7pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Wait Until Dark” @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. A Circle Theatre Players’ production directed by Val Gray. 8pm. $18; $10 under age 18. Through Sunday, April 2.

THEATER: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” @ Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar. Gaslight Theater Company’s production of the popular comedy, which uses just three actors and some clever parody to tell the Bard’s tales. 6:30pm. FREE. Through Saturday.

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