9/27/18: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers @ The Linda, Albany. The second generation accordionist and zydeco great (the son of Rockin’ Dopsie) wowed the crowd at the Music Haven this summer, and now they’re back in Greater Nippertown once again. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Amy Helm @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. The generation Woodstock singer-songwriter (the daughter of Levon Helm & Libby Titus) steps into the spotlight in support of her new sophomore solo album, This Too Shall Light. With the National Reserve. 8pm. $25, $30 & $35.

MUSIC: The Devon Allman Project @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The second generation blues-rock guitarist (the son of Gregg Allman) teams up second generation guitarslinger Duane Betts (the son of Dickey Betts). 8pm. $35 & $55.

MUSIC: 1964 @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Yup, they’re a Beatles tribute band. 7:30pm. $29 & $34.

ARTIST TALK: Mark McCarty @ Albany Center Gallery, Albany. The acclaimed veteran photographer discusses the work in his exhibit “Then & Now,” currently on view at the gallery. 6pm.

MUSIC: “Beehives and Broadcasting” @ RadioRadioX, Waterford. The new internet radio station invites you to come and see their studios and performance space with live music by Off the Record. Free snacks. Cash beer and wine bar. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Beppe Gambetta @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. An Italian instrumentalist whose music encompasses American bluegrass and European folk influences, Beppe Gambetta has earned a reputation as one of the world’s finest flatpicking guitarists. 7pm. $24.

THEATER: “Catastrophe Carnivale: An Evening of Beckett Shorts” @ the Gasholder Building, Troy. The envelope-pushing Troy Foundry Theatre kicks off its sophomore season with Krapp’s Last Tape and a handful of others short plays – Act Without Words I & II, Catastrophe, Come and Go and Play – from the pen of Samuel Beckett. 8pm. $18; seniors $15; students $10. Through September 30.

WORKSHOP: Music Industry Workshop @ Catskill Community Center, Catskill. Planet Arts Managing Director/Producer Thomas Bellino and Greg Knowles, musician, producer and creator of the music industry curriculum at the Juilliard School offer emerging and established musicians tools that will help them navigate the ever changing musical landscape. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Edmar Castenada & Grégoire Maret Duo @ The Falcon, Marlboro. World renowned jazz harpist and harmonica player. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

THEATER: Grant and Twain @ PS21, Chatham. Playwright Elizabeth Diggs examines the remarkable friendship between Ulysses Grant and Mark Twain. 8pm. $35. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Red Canna Trio @ Hudson Valley Community College’s Maureen Stapleton Theatre, Troy. The chamber jazz trio plays original compositions and arrangements of pianist-composer Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius and other modern composers. Joining Woodbury Kasius are the violinist Mitsuko Suzuki, bassist Bobby Kendall and special guest vocalist Shari Seidman Parslow. 12noon. FREE.

MUSIC: Jazz at the Spring @ Spring Street Gallery, Saratoga Springs. Capital District Jazz Ltd.’s fall concert season kicks off with the Giroux Brothers Quintet led by saxophonist Nate Giroux and trombonist Tyler Giroux. 7:30pm. $20.

MUSIC: The High Kings @ The Egg, Albany. The acclaimed Celtic quartet returns. 7:30pm. $34.50.

MUSIC: Imar @ Crandall Public Library’s Folklife Center, Glens Falls. The Live! Folklife Concert Series presents the veteran rockabilly-country-gospel singer Marty Wendell. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

THEATER: The Royale @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Inspired by the true story of trailblazing boxer Jack Johnson, the drama bristles with the thrilling rapid-fire dialogue and rhythmic punctuation of playwright Marco Ramirez (Netflix’s “Daredevil,” “Orange Is the New Black”). This powerhouse play brings to explosive life the ultimate fight for a man’s place in history. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, October 14.

MUSIC: Chris Lightcap @ Colony, Woodstock. In support of his new debut album, Superette, the bassist-composer brings his band of the same name to Woodstock along with special guests guitarist Nels Cline and keyboardist John Medeski. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Ginuwine @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. “Pony,” the daring first single from his multi-platinum album The Bachelor, peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks for two weeks in late 1996, and reached number six on Billboard’s Hot 100. 9pm. $30.

MUSIC: The Mutineers @ the Low Beat, Albany. The Oregon-based rock duo of drummer Merry Young and guitarist Brian Mathusek make a stop on their Portland to Portland Tour. With Dankwolf and The Normanskillers. 8pm.

ART/MUSIC: September in the City Art Fair @ DiNapoli Park, Albany. A midday showcase for local art, music and culture. With music by Girl Power. 11:30am. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete band schedule…

THEATER: Biloxi Blues @ Curtain Call Theatre, Latham. Dan Ventresca directs the second in Neil Simon’s coming-of-age trilogy. This play follows the adventures of Eugene Jerome when he joins the Army near the end of WWII and learns about life and love. 7:30pm. Through Saturday, October 13.

FILM: “Hairy Who and the Chicago Imagists” @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. Leslie Buchbinder’s 2014 documentary about the mid-1960s, Chicago-based collective of young, wild artists known as the Imagists. 6pm. FREE.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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