1/31/19: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: Pete Donnelly Combo @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Ya think you know what the Figgsman is all about? Well, give a listen to his latest album, Phases of the Moon, and think again. 7pm. $22.

MUSIC: Daddy Long Legs @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. The kings of boppin’ blooz-trash and rollickin’ boogie woogie invade the Collar City. With The Televisionaires and an EP release performance by Slik Nik & the Tex’s Playboys. 7pm. $10.

MUSIC: Jill Sobule @ the Parlor Room, Northampton. One of the most under-rated singer-songwriters on the contemporary scene takes the stage in support of her latest album, Nostalgia Kills. With Zack Dupont. 7pm. $20.

ARTIST TALK: “A Decolonial Atlas: Strategies in Contemporary Art of the Americas” @ Union College’s Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. Artists Pablo Helguera and Martine Gutierrez join a discussion with the exhibition curator, Pilar Tompkins Rivas. 5pm. FREE.

TELEVISION: “More Than Words: The Photography of Newsman Bob Paley” @ WMHT-TV. The broadcast premiere director Mary Paley’s homage to her father, the late Bob Paley, a photographer for Albany’s Knickerbocker News from 1946 to 1974, who was frequently described as a poet with a camera. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Leni Stern African Trio @ The Falcon, Marlboro. International jazz guitar legend’s African ensemble. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Lyn Hardy & the Catskill Corral @ The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. Classic country with veteran players. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

TALK: “National Geographic: A View from Above” @ Proctors, Schenectady. A multimedia talk by NASA astronaut Terry Virts. 7:30pm. $20-$40.

MUSIC: Tavo Carbone @ HiLo, Catskill. Kicking off an extensive solo acoustic tour in support of his new studio album Narcissyphus, an elaborately produced song-opus featuring a soundscape of cellos, piano, organs, glockenspiel and a wide variety of percussion (including a power drill, dog leash, cheese grater). With Kate Mullins. 8pm.

MUSIC: Belle-Skinner @ Or Gallery & Tavern, Hudson. With Alex P. Wernquest. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

THEATER: Red Maple @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. A dinner party. Two couples. Old friends all. What could go wrong? Greater Nippertown playwright David Bunce’s comedy is a love story for empty nesters, directed by Margaret E. Hall. This is its world premiere. 7:30pm. $22-$57. Through Sunday, February 17. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Thrice @ Upstate Concert Hall, clifton Park. In support of their new album, Palms. With Trench and Joe Mansman & the Midnight Revival Band. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: “Jazz at the Spring” @ Spring Street Gallery, Saratoga Springs. Capital District Jazz presents the Jeanine Ouderkirk Trio as the next installment of its concert series. Scott Bassison and Lou Smaldone join vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Jeanine Ouderkirk. 7:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ O’Slattery’s, Delmar. Solo acoustic show. 7pm. FREE.

FILM/READING: Short Shadows: A life that is only circulations @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Alongside a reading by poet Juliana Spahr, the program features two films made almost five decades apart, Joyce Wieland’s “Sailboat” (1965) and the Otolith Group’s “I See Infinite Distance Between Any Point and Another” (2012). Both films operate at the boundary between language and image, framed by the sea as a visual, poetic, and structural metaphor for exile, longing, and global circulatory connection. 7pm. $6.

MUSIC: Super Dark Thursday @ River Street Pub, Troy. Featuring Bare Mattress, Triya Love and Madeline Darby. 9:30pm. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled…River Street Pub

MUSIC: Agave Flat Tops @ the Olde English Pub, Albany. Tex-Mex and Americana trio. 7pm.

TALK/MUSIC: Rochmon Record Club Listening Party @ WAMC’s The Linda, Albany. Chuck Vosganian leads a multimedia examination of The Doors’ classic self-titled debut album. 7:30pm. $10.

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