10/25/18: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: Bettye LaVette @ Gateway City Arts, Holyoke. Quite possibly the greatest soul singer alive today… 8pm. $35.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Vusi Mahlasela @ The Egg, Albany. The Sanctuary for Independent Media presents the acclaimed South African vocalist and his band in concert at The Egg to benefit the community radio station WOOC 105.3FM. 7:30pm. $29.50.

MUSIC: Fred Eaglesmith & Tif Ginn @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Acclaimed Canadian singer, songwriter and rock ‘n roll bandleader, Fred Eaglesmith is a genuine iconoclast, old-time showman and true original with 19 albums to his name. 7pm. $24.

MUSIC: Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. The guitar master and five-time Grammy nominee brings his band to town for an evening of nouveau flamenco and more. 8pm. $35-$55.

MUSIC: “Ways to Freedom” @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. A concert dedicated to themes of freedom performed by UAlbany vocalist Kyra Gaunt and UAlbany pianist Bob Gluck along with guest artists, bassist Christopher Dean Sullivan and drummer Tani Tabbal. 7pm. $10; students/seniors $5.

THEATER: A Bronx Tale @ Proctors, Schenectady. The Broadway musical directed by Robert De Niro and Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s- where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. 1:30 & 8pm. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Stimmerman @ River Street Pub, Troy. NYC post-punks. With Austin’s BUHU (celebrating the release of their debut studio album Tenets) and Silica Angel. 9:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Art D’echo Trio @ the Spring Street Gallery, Saratoga Springs. Capital District Jazz’s Jazz at the Spring concert series continues with David Gleason (piano), Mike Lawrence (bass) and Pete Sweeney (drums). 7:30pm. $20.

WORKSHOP: “Recording 101+” @ the Catskill Community Center, Catskill. Producer Scott Petito offers an informative workshop focused on the recording process. From Garage Band to Logic and ProTools; beginner to advanced, you’ll learn tips on how to get the best results for your recording project. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Julien & Epstein @ Crandall Public Library Folklife Center, Glens Falls. Mandolin players/teachers extraordinaire, Michigan-based Don Julin and the Local 518’s own Alan Epstein join forces for an evening showcasing the many worlds of the mandolin. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Narrow North @ the Low Beat, Albany. 8pm.

THEATER/COMEDY: Say Yes to Distress @ Mopco Improv Theater, Schenectady. SY2D takes the stage for the very first time with “The Holidaze,” seasonally themed improv to help you cope with the impending demands of the upcoming holidays. 7:30pm. $5.

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…

TALK/MUSIC: Rochmon Record Club Listening Party @ The Linda, Albany. Chuck Vosganian serves up an in-depth, multimedia examination of The Beatles’ album, Revolver. 7:30pm. $10.

TALK: Stephen Lang @ NYS Education Building’s Chancellors Hall, Albany. The award-winning stage, television and film actor, writer and producer will receive the 2018 Empire State Archives and History Award from the NYS Archives Partnership Trust. Lang will discuss his career as an actor and history enthusiast with nationally prominent Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer. 7pm. $25; students/veterans $15.

THEATER: Beau Jest @ Congregation Beth Israel, Schenectady. Classic Theater Guild presents James Sherman’s comedy, directed by John Birchler. 7:30pm. $20; students/seniors/vets $18. Through Sunday, November 4.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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