3/8/18: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

Bob Warren and Joy MacKenzie
Tony Markellis, Joy MacKenzie & Bob Warren at the 2016 Caffe Lena InnVasion

Photograph by Joseph Deuel

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: InnVasion 2018: A Benefit for Caffè Lena @ Union Gables Inn, Saratoga Springs. Each of the rooms in the elegantly restored Victorian mansion becomes its own private, exquisitely intimate concert space featuring a diverse cornucopia of music by Dan Berggren, Chuck Lamb & Ria Curley, Renehan & Mastrianni, Alex Smith, The Bluebillies, Heard, Emma Larson, Girl Blue, the Schroon River String Band, Different Than Normal, the Rich Clements Band, Blind Crow, Golfstrom, Sonny Speed’s Stretching the Truth, Alan Epstein & Frank Orsini, Hui Cox & Laura Roth and J.P. Hubbs. 6:30pm. $60–$150.

MUSIC: Lyle Lovett and Shawn Colvin @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. An acoustic evening with a pair of Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriters sharing the stage, songs and stories. 7:30pm. $29, $49, $59 & $69.

MUSIC/READING: “Island Girl in a Rock & Roll World” @ Hudson Valley Community College’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium, Troy. June Millington, a Filipino American guitarist, songwriter, producer, educator and actress, may be best known as the lead guitarist and co-founder of Fanny, the first all-female rock band to release an album on a major label (Reprise). In 1986, Millington and Ann Hackler founded the not-for-profit Institute for the Musical Arts to support women and girls seeking careers in the music business. Millington will read from her autobiography, “Land of a Thousand Bridges: Island Girl in a Rock ‘n Roll World,” play songs and answer questions from the audience. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Ellen Arkbro @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. The Swedish composer will perform new work for electric guitar and algorithmic synthesis. 7:30pm. $18; students & seniors $13.

THEATER: “The Humans” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Play, the angst, anguish and amity of the American middle class are first coaxed – then shoved – into the light in this uproarious, hopeful, and heartbreaking play that takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. The cast is led by Richard Thomas (“The Waltons”) and Pamela Reed (“Parks and Recreation”) with the entire creative team from the Broadway production, including Tony Award-winning director Joe Mantello and including Tony Award-winning scenic designer David Zinn. 1:30 & 8pm. $20–$70. Through Sunday. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Matt & Kim @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. The Brooklyn indie electronic duo of Matt Johnson (vocals/keyboards) and Kim Schifino (drums). 9pm. $25. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC/PARTICIPATORY DANCE: Annie & the Hedonists @ SPAC’s Hall of Springs, Saratoga Springs.Another SPAC Jazz Bar swing dance. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ O’Slattery’s, Delmar. 7pm. FREE. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled…

THEATER: “Our Now” @ Social Justice Center, Albany. Creative Action Unlimited and the Solidarity Committee of the Capital Region offer a staged reading of a script written by the cast about their experiences with gender, race and class. 6pm. Pay what you can.

MUSIC: Sheiks of Third Street @ Elixir16Troy, Troy. 7pm.

MUSIC: Gestures & Sounds @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Ferriday and Nick Nigro (from The Abyssmals). 8:30pm.

MUSIC: Mia Scirocco & Cliff Brucker @ Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Naked @ Colony, Woodstock. Julia Nichols’ leads her band in an acoustic evening. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Beatles tribute show. 7:30pm. $20 & $35. UPDATE: This show has been postponed. New date TBA…

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

Is there an event that we may have overlooked? Just add it in the comment box below…

1 Comment
  1. tim says

    Erin harkes mentioned she won’t make it to her show tonight

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