10/11/18: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: Formosa Quartet @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Kicking off EMPAC’s 10YEARS Celebration, the Formosa foursome will lead their adventurous audience on a musical journey through all four EMPAC performance venues, playing classical repertoire selected to match the unique architectural acoustics of each space. 7pm. $18; students/seniors $13. GO HERE to win a pair of FREE TICKETS…

MUSIC: Johnny Irion @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Best known for his folk explorations with his wife Sarah Lee Guthrie, Johnny Irion rolls into the Caffe to celebrate the release of his debut solo album, Driving Friend. 7pm. $18.

MUSIC: The Moth & The Flame @ Brown’s Brewing Co., Troy. A free outdoor concert to kick off the weekend a bit early. With Greater Nippertown favorites The Parlor. 6pm. FREE.

BURLESQUE: SuicideGirls’ Blackheart Burlesque @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Tattoos, piercings, brightly colored hair – the SuicideGirls embrace the notion of beauty outside the traditional norms. 8pm. $30, $50 $ 75.

THEATER: Driving Miss Daisy @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Lora Lee Ecobelli, Paul Carter and Tony Pallone star in Alfred Uhry’s heart-warming 1988 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama directed by Flo Hayle. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, October 21.

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. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Maivish @ the Crandall Public Library’s Folklife Center, Glens Falls. American fiddler Jaige Trudel and British born guitarist Adam Broome gather traditions from the British Isles, Ireland and America, with a mix of original compositions, for performances infused with lush vocal harmonies, inspired interplay and captivating spirit. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for the complete concert series schedule…

THEATER: The Glass Menagerie @ Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield. Julianne Boyd directs Tennessee Williams’ timeless classic American drama. 7pm. Through Sunday, October 21.

MUSIC: Alturas Duo @ HVCC Bulmer Telecommunications Center, Troy. Guitarist Scott Hill and viola player Carlos Boltes play classical and South American music. 12noon. FREE.

THEATER: Anastasia @ Proctors, Schenectady. Travel from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. With a book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens with direction by Tony Award-winner Darko Tresnjak. 1:30 & 8pm. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Melvin Seals & JGB @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. The keyboardist carries on the musical legacy of the Jerry Garcia Band. 7:30pm. $39. With Rev Tor solo in The Garage at 6pm.

THEATER: Our Town @ Russell Sage College’s Schacht Fine Arts Center Theatre, Troy. Eileen Schuyler directs Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. 10am. $15. Through Sunday.

COMEDY: Rory Albanese @ the Comedy Works, Saratoga Springs. The stand-up comedian and executive producer is also a nine-time Emmy Award-winning comedy writer with “The Daily Show” from 1999-2013. 7:30pm. $10

THEATER: Naked @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Eric Hill directs Nicholas Wright’s new version of Luigi Pirandello’s play which follows the story of a woman, in the midst of questioning her existence, as the men around her impose their view of her into the world. 7pm. $52. Through Sunday, October 28. GO HERE to read review…

ARTIST TALK: Eleazar Hernández @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. Hernádez, Sage professor of Graphic + Media Design, is a creative director, designer, illustrator and author who recently relocated to the area from San Antonio. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: “Art Songs from Latin America” @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. Guest vocalists Celia Castro and Mario Arévalo will join UAlbany pianist Max Lifchitz. 7pm. $10; students/seniors $5.

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: “Ruckus Shorts: The Short Films of Red Grooms” @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. A screening of four short films – “Fat Feet,” “Shoot the Moon,” “Ruckus Shorts” and “Hippodrome Hardware” – by artist Red Grooms, whose work is featured in the current exhibit, “3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964-1980.” 6pm. FREE.

THEATER: A Murder Is Announced @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Circle Theatre Players kick off their new season with the Agatha Christie mystery full of twists and turns. Directed by Paul Trela. 8pm. $18; under age 18 $10. Through Sunday, October 14.

COMEDY: Pauly Shore @ the Funny Bone, Guilderland. Yes, he’s still around… 7:30pm. $25.

THEATER: Always… Patsy Cline @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Playhouse Stage Company presents Benita Zahn, Molly Rose McGrath and a six-piece country music band for the jukebox musical based on the music and life of the great country singer. 8pm. $27. Through Sunday, October 14.

FILM: Found Footage Festival @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Hosts Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (“Late Show with David Letterman”) take audience on a guided tour of their all-time favorite VHS finds, from the curiously-produced industrial training video to the forsaken home movie donated to Goodwill. 8pm. $15.

THEATER: Confetti Fest 14 @ Albany Masonic Lodge, Albany. Confetti Stage presents its annual short play festival showcasing Greater Nippertown playwrights. 7:30pm. $15; Through Sunday, October 14.

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

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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