10/18/18: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: Kathy Mattea @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The country music/Americana singer has been hailed by The Washington Post as “one of Nashville’s finest song interpreters.” She’s racked up two Grammy Awards, four CMA Awards, four No. 1 country singles, and five gold albums…plus a platinum collection of her greatest hits. She’s returning to the Music Hall, this time in support of her latest album, Pretty Bird. 7:30pm. $29 & $34. GO HERE to win FREE TICKETS to the concert…

MUSIC: Elizabeth Cook @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The outlaw country singer is as sweet and sassy as she is smart. With Caleb Caudle. 7pm. $26.

MUSIC: Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves @ the Cock ‘n Bull, Galway. In this new duo, clawhammer banjo innovator Allison de Groot (from Molsky’s Mountain Drifters) and fiddler Tatiana Hargreaves (from the Laurie Lewis Band, Dave Rawlings Machine) join forces to explore the boundaries of Appalachian stringband music. 7:30pm. $10.

MUSIC: David Nail @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. He’s spent a decade leaving his unique mark on modern country music and reached a new creative peak with 2018’s Only This and Nothing More. He’s an artist following his muse, making music without rules or regulations. 9pm. $20. 7pm pre-party with Kevin Richards and special guest Julia Cole.

MUSIC: Phil Allen’s Concert Jazz Band @ Troy Kitchen, Troy. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Anti-Group @ SUNY New Paltz’s Parker Theatre, New Paltz. Adi Newton, leader of seminal UK post-punk/industrial/electronic group Clock DVA, will be performing under the guise of his experimental moniker, The Anti-Group. 8pm. $8.

FILM/MUSIC: “Resiliencia” @ Hudson Valley Community College’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium, Troy. Taina Asili and Gaetano Vaccaro premier the documentary they filmed in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. With a live musical performance and audience discussion. 12noon. FREE.

MUSIC: Bumpin Uglies @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With Victory Soul Orchestra. 9pm. $15.

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.

MUSIC: The Mamadou Kelly Band @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The Malian Afropopster and his band are joined by special guest steel guitarist Cindy Cashdollar. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: The Ed Cherry Organ Trio @ Senate Garage, Kingston. Jazzstock continues its monthly concert series with the swingin’ trio led by the former Dizzy Gillespie guitarist with organist Kyle Koehler and drummer Jason Tieman. 7:30pm. $25.

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

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Belllini’s, Latham. 6pm. FREE.

THEATER: 33 Variations @ Skidmore College’s Black Box Theater, Saratoga Springs. Marie Glotzbach directs Moises Kaufman’s play that simultaneously examines the creative process behind Beethoven’s “Diabelli Variations” and the journey of a musicologist to discover the meaning behind why Beethoven was compelled to write 33 distinct variations on a simple theme by a minor music publisher. 8pm. Through Saturday, October 20.

OPEN MIC/POETRY: Third Thursday Poetry Night @ the Social Justice Center, Albany. Dineen Carta will be the featured reader. Hosted by Dan Wilcox. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm readings. $3.

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…

MUSIC: Colleen Pratt @ Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

THEATER: Menopause: The Musical @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. In this musical parody set to classic tunes from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra and memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex, and more. 7:30pm. Through Sunday.

READING: Saratoga Arts’ Individual Artist Grant Reading @ the Arts Center Gallery, Saratoga Springs. Readings and conversations with Mary Kathryn Jablonski, Jay Rogoff and Patricia Nugent. 7pm. FREE.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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