12/13/18: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: Ghost @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. A week ago, the band earned a pair of Grammy nominations – Best Rock Song and Best Rock Album. Tonight A Pale Tour Named Death lands in downtown Albany. 8pm. $39.75 & $79.50.

MUSIC: Bright Dog Red @ Jupiter Hall, Albany. It’s a homecoming concert in support of their debut Ropeadope Records album, Means to an End, as the improvising collective fuses free improvisation, electronica, jazz, hip hop and more. With labelmate Adam Ahuja, who has been described as “Mahavishnu Orchestra meets Digable Planets.” 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: The Ballroom Thieves @ the College of St. Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts, Albany. After being postponed by last month’s snowstorm, the Boston-based trio – Calin “Callie” Peters (vocals, cello), Martin Earley (guitar, vocals) and Devin Mauch (percussion, vocals) – makes good on a re-scheduled date. With Odetta Hartman opening the show. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Griffin House @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. An amber smooth voice with subtle grit, driving guitar and an unassuming stage presence create the backdrop for his deliciously catchy and utterly personal original songs on his latest album, So On and So Forth. 7pm. $27.

MUSIC: The Plimsouls @ Colony, Woodstock. Guitarist Eddie Munoz leads the classic power popsters in a Holiday Spectacular concert. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Melodies of Christmas @ Proctors, Schenectady. Featuring Professor Louie & The Crowmatix, Grand Central Station, Empire State Youth Orchestra & Youth Chorale, the Northeast Ballet and Orlando’s School of Dance. 7pm. $25 & $30. Through Sunday.

THEATER: Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Director Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill invites you to spend the holiday season with your favorite “Pride and Prejudice” characters, as they gather at Pemberley, the stately home of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy. 7:30pm. $22-$65. Through Sunday, December 23. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Peanut Gallery Jazz Band @ Rivers Casino & Resort Event Center, Schenectady. Jazzy holiday dinner show. 7pm. $30 includes a three-course dinner.

MUSIC: Live at the Jazz Bar @ SPAC’s Hall of Springs, Saratoga Springs. Swing Dance Night with Annie & The Hedonists. 7pm dance lessons; 7:30pm dance. FREE.

MUSIC: Funk Night Christmas Ugly Sweater Party @ Parish Public House, Albany. Featuring Hayley Jane, Beau Sasser, Chris DeAngelis, Justin Henricks, Bryan Brundige and Phil Chow. 9pm. $15; $10 with a toy for the Jam for Tots drive.

ICE SHOW: Disney On Ice’s 100 Years of Magic @ Times Union Center, Albany. A cast of more than 50 of Disney’s unforgettable characters, including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, many Disney princesses and “Frozen” characters Anna, Elsa, and Olaf. 7pm. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Lee DeWyze @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Indie alt-rocker and 2010 “American Idol” winner. With Frank Viele. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ the Across the Street Pub, Albany. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The CAT’s Acoustic Christmas Concert @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. Featuring up-and-coming contemporary country singers Morgan Evans, the James Barker Band, Abby Anderson and Seth Ennis. 8pm. By invite only.

THEATER: A Christmas Carol @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. A new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ immortal classic directed by Brian Sheldon and Melanie Douglas. 8pm. $18; under age 18 $10. Through Sunday, December 16. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Lyn Hardy & the Catskill Corral @ the Falcon Underground, Marlboro. Classic country music. 8pm. Donation encouraged.

THEATER: A Christmas Carol @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Charles Dickens’ timeless holiday classic celebrates the joy and redemptive power of Christmas. 7pm. $39; children age 16 & under $29. Through Saturday, December 22.

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