4/27/17: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: The Branford Marsalis Quartet with Kurt Elling @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The saxman of New Orleans’ Royal Family of Jazz and his band – Joey Calderazzo on piano, Eric Revis on bass and Justin Faulkner on drums – team up with the hippest of hipster vocalists for the Music Hall’s big gala concert. 7:30pm. $29, $49, $69 & $79.

MUSIC: Eleanor Ellis, Bill Ellis & Andy Cohen @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. A night of sublime acoustic blues. With former Nippertonian Joan Crane. 7pm. $24.

MUSIC: MOVE Music Fest @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. It’s the opening night of the three-night fest featuring Sawyer Fredericks, Jocelyn & Chris Arndt and C.K. Flach. 7pm. $20.

MUSIC: The Slocan Ramblers @ Crandall Public Library’s Folklife Center, Glens Falls. The young, award-winning Canadian bluegrass band features Frank Evans (banjo), Adrian Gross (mandolin), Darryl Poulsen (guitar) and Alastair Whitehead (bass). 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: The McKrells @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. Kevin McKrell and his latest crew rip it up. 7pm. $10.

ART/MUSIC: “What Do You Want To Say?” @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Artist Nancy Ostrovsky creates onstage paintings accompanied by a live soundtrack created by saxmen Joe McPhee and Joe Giardullo, along with bassist Michael Bisio and guitarist Billy Stein. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Bleak Little World @ the Low Beat, Albany. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Kitchen Dwellers @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Five piece, high energy psychedelic bluegrass band from Montana. With Let’s Be Leonard. 9:30pm. $15.

READING: Douglas Brinkley @ NYS Museum’s Clark Auditorium, Albany. The historian and best selling author has written numerous biographies of American presidents, politicians, and other newsmakers, and six of them have been selected as New York Times “Notable Books of the Year.” 8pm. FREE. Also a free seminar at UAlbany Campus Center’s Room 375 at 4:15pm.

THEATER: “The Normal Heart” @ Curtain Call Theater, Latham. 7:30pm. $24. Through Sunday, April 30.

COMEDY: Emma Willmann @ The Garage, Pittsfield. The Laugh Lounge comedy series continues with one of the “10 Funniest Women in New York,” according to Time Out New York. 7:30pm. $5.

COMEDY: Drew Lynch @ Funny Bone, Guilderland. 7:30pm. $12. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Cloud Lifter @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 8:30pm.

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

MUSIC: Dynamo @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Nashville-based fusion of jazz, rock and funk. 10pm. $5.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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