2/22/18: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: Tom Paxton & the DonJuans @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The legendarysinger-songwriter returns to Lena’s legendary stage for the first time in 24 years. He’ll have Grammy-winners John Vezner and Don Henry playing with him. 7pm. $57.

MUSIC: Mike Musillami & Rich Syracuse @ Spring Street Gallery, Saratoga Springs. Capital District Jazz presents the guitar-and-bass duo in a CD release concert for Bird Calls, featuring adventurous interpretations of the iconic music of Charles Mingus. 7:30pm. $20.

MUSIC: Jerrod Niemann @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. Nashville hitmaker from “Lover, Lover” to “God Made a Woman.” 7pm.

MUSIC: Tal National @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The West African band pumps out high energy rock and roll on their latest album, Zoy Zoy, recorded in Niamey, Niger’s capital. With Common Tongue. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

THEATER: “Othello” @ Hudson Valley Community College Siek Campus Center’s Maureen Stapleton Theatre, Troy. Shakespeare & Company caps it ninth annual week-long residency with a 90-minute performance of Shakespeare’s tragic take of Othello, a powerful general of the Venetian army, whose life and marriage are ruined by a conniving, deceitful and envious soldier, named lago. 12noon. FREE.

THEATER: “Les Miserables” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. 1:30 & 8pm. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Bezaloha @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Zae, Stakk Citi, Mic Lanny, T Cutta, SwagSplah, Surf Mobb, Clare Promise, Gee. 7:30pm.

THEATER: 10×10 New Play Festival @ Barrington Stage Co.’s St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield. The seventh annual fest featuring 10 10-minute plays by 10 playwrights. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, March 4.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ O’Slattery’s, Delmar. 7pm. FREE.

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

MUSIC: VCTMS @ Chrome, Waterford. With Regime, Somewhere to Call Home, Deadland and Adhara. 7pm. $10.

ARTIST TALK: Alicia Ross @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. The artist explores female identity through photo, video, installation and fiber art. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: Brian Patneaude & Rob Lindquist @ Speakeasy 518, Albany. 9pm.

MUSIC: Hot Club of Saratoga @ Mouzon House, Saratoga Springs. 6pm.

MUSIC: The Big Galut(e) @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. The quintet – Robin Seletsky, Sasha Margolis, Michael Leopold, Mark Rubinstein and Richard Sosinsky – plays traditional Yiddish tunes, Hungarian dances, Klezmer originals and music by Gershwin and Rodgers & Hammerstein. 7:30pm. $20; students & seniors $15.

THEATER ON FILM: “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. 7pm. Also at 2pm on Tuesday.

FILM: “The Illinois Parables” and Five Short Films @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. Experimental filmmaker and professor at University of Illinois at Chicago, Deborah Stratman screens and discusses her work. Followed by a discussion with Skidmore faculty member Cecilia Maldorondo. 6pm. FREE.

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