5/9/11: Today’s Tips: Monday

MUSIC: Nat Baldwin @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. With Sam Rosen. 8pm. $5.

BALLAD & BEER: Chris Shaw & Bridget Ball @ Brown’s Brewing Company, Troy. In conjunction with the unveiling of a new brew – Brown’s Belgian Blonde Ale – the husband-and-wife-folk duo perform “The Ballad of Bolton’s Ending,” a tragic tale of the mysterious death (was it suicide or murder?) of brewer Samuel Bolton, Jr. – in his own brew vat. 6pm.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes & Blaze @ McGeary’s, Albany. 7:30pm. FREE.

PARTICIPATORY MUSIC: Ukulele Night @ the Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. Uke veteran Ron Gordon leads the festivities. Bring yer uke and join in. Or just sit and listen. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Shana Falana @ Club Helsinki Hudson, Hudson. With the Muffinman. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Cross Stitched Eyes @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. UPDATE: This show is cancelled.

MUSIC ON FILM: The Philadelphia Orchestra @ Proctors, Schenectady. Kurt Masur conducts Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 1 and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6. 6:30pm. $18; students & seniors $16. Also at Spectrum 8 Theatres in Albany at 7pm. $15; children 12 and under $12.

STORYTELLING: Margaret French @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. It’s a storytelling open mic with featured storyteller. 7pm. $3.

2 Responses to “5/9/11: Today’s Tips: Monday”

  1. Shane says:

    Is that the old Starlight Theater?

  2. Greg says:

    Yeah, Shane. I think you’re referring to Sebastien Barre’s fabulous b&w photograph of the old Starlite Music Theater in Latham that pops up in our rotating Artists Spotlight. The photo also adorns the cover of Barre’s excellent photo book, “The Unnoticed.” See more here… http://barre.me/

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