3/21/19: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

The Yardbirds

Photograph by Arnie Goodman

MUSIC: The Yardbirds @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. Founding drummer Jim McCarty leads the legendary British rock band that spawned the careers of future guitar gods Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. With Colorway. 7pm. $50. GO HERE to read our interview with Jim McCarty…

MUSIC: Super Dark Thursday @ Desperate Annie’s, Saratoga Springs. Featuring 6th Circle, Castle Black and Bear Bones. 9:30pm. FREE.

JAM SESSION: Blues ProJam #27 @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Sonny Rock leads the bimonthly jam session featuring dozens of professional musicians from the Hudson Valley. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Three Quarter North @ LT’s Grill, Niskayuna. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Science Man @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Golden Slugs, Spell Runner and Sinkcharmer. 8:30pm. $7.

THEATER: Urinetown @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Park Playhouse presents this musical send-up of big business, corruption and musical theater itself, as it imagines a world where everyone must use public toilets to do their private business. It’s hysterical and surprisingly poignant. 7pm. $27; students $17. Through Sunday, March 31.

OPEN MIC/POETRY: Third Thursday Poetry Night @ the Social Justice Center, Albany. Host Dan Wilcox welcomes poet Tom Bonville as tonight’s featured reader. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm readings. $3.

MUSIC: The Choir of Man @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. 90-minutes of indisputable joy. It’s a party. It’s a concert. It’s a pint-filled good time set in a real working pub that combines incredible harmonies, high-energy dance and live percussion with foot-stomping choreography. 7:30pm. $39.

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

OPEN MIC: Saratoga Acoustic Blues Society’s Open Mic & Jam Session @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm music. $5; students FREE.

FILM: “Ethiopiques” @ MASS MoCA’s Club B10, North Adams. The vibrant, 1960’s jazz-funk of Addis Ababa — nearly lost to the world — sprung from political turmoil and repression. This documentary film reveals the power of music to shift culture and lives. 7pm. $9; students $5.

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