1/24/19: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: Jazz Is PHSH @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. The collective of prominent musicians from the jazz and jam scenes — including veterans of Santana, Funkadelic, the Dave Matthews Band, The Flecktones, the Sun Ra Arkestra, Snarky Puppy and more — have come together to reimagine the classic music of Phish in an instrumental, jazz-fusion setting. 7:30pm. $30.50

MUSIC: Camp Saint Helene @ OR Gallery & Tavern, Hudson. With Secrets of French Girls, a new dark-folk/fairytale trio featuring guitarist-songwriter Dennis Herbert, vocalist-accordionist Ryder Cooley and percussionist Greg Haymes. It’s a double debut of two new Hudson-based bands. 8pm. Donation encouraged.

MUSIC: Dwight & Nicole @ Caffe Lena, Sarratoga Springs. Deep souls, kind hearts, rocking beats. The Americana roots duo of Dwight and Nicole have rounded out their R&B harmonies and guitars with the addition of drummer Ezra Okland (formerly of Kat Wright), as heard on their much-anticipated new album Electric Lights. 7pm. $20.

THEATER: Monty Python’s Spamalot @ Proctors, Schenectady. Is it the Knights Who Sing “Ni”? You bet it is… 8pm. GO HERE for more info…

ARTIST TALK: Mark McCarty @ Union College’s Feigenbaum Center For Visual Arts, Schenectady. In conjunction with the photography exhibits “Donna Fitzgerald: Italy & Vietnam” and “Mark McCarty: Skin,” McCarty gives a talk at 3:30pm, followed by a reception at 4:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Fleshtones @ Colony, Woodstock. The garage rock gods invade Woodstock. With Gotham Rockets. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Dar Williams @ the Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. She’s been called “one of America’s very best singer-songwriters” by The New Yorker. She’s released ten studio albums and authored four books including her latest, “What I Found in a Thousand Towns.” With Girl Blue. 8pm. $35, $40 & $45; students $20.

MUSIC: Bobby Previte’s Blueprints @ HiLo, Catskill. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Super Dark Thursday @ River Street Pub, Troy. Featuring Huttch and the Lost Drones. 9:30pm. FREE.

DANCE: “Let ‘im Move You: This Is a Formation” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. A work-in-progress dance performance led by jumatatu m. poe and Jermone “Donte” Beacham. 7:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

READING: Steven Pinker @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. The neuroscientist and best-selling author of “Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress” kicks off the new semester of events for the New York State Writers Institute. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Vinny Michaels Band @ Parti Events & Banquet Hall, Troy. Doors open at 5pm. $10; VIP $40.

COMEDY: Bert Kreischer @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. The Body Shots World Tour lands in the Capital City for a two-night stand for the often-shirtless stand-up comedian. 8pm. $37.50. UPDATE: This show and Thursday’s show are both sold out…

MUSIC: The Jeanne O’Connor Jazz Trio @ Morton’s at Saratoga Casino, Saratoga Springs. The jazz singer is joined by keyboardist Scott Bassinson and bassist Pete Toigo. 6pm.

MUSIC: Half Step @ Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs. 9:30pm. Pay what you want.

GO HERE for the latest info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

Is there an event that we may have overlooked? Just add it in the comment box below…

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