11/15/11: Today’s Tips: Tuesday

THEATER: “Man of La Mancha” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. It’s opening night of the classic musical about Don Quixote, tilting at windmills and the Impossible Dream. Starring Kevin McGuire. 7:30pm. $40, $50, $60.

MUSIC: Furthur @ Times Union Center, Albany. Phil Lesh, Bob Weir and their band carry on the Grateful Dead tradition. 7pm. $45 & $55.

COMEDY: The Wham City Comedy Tour @ 51 3rd Street, Troy. Guerilla comedy troupe from Baltimore, featuring Adam Endres, A Funny Clown, Alan Resnick, April Camlin, Ben O’Brien, Connor Kizer, Ellie Beziat, Erin Gleeson, Mason Ross, Peter O’Connell, Robby Rackleff and – in a non-musical appearance – Dan Deacon. 8pm. $10 suggested donation.

MUSIC: Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. 7pm. $20. UPDATE: Cancelled due to scheduling conflict.

TALK/ART: George O’Connor @ Hudson Valley Community College’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium, Troy. The graphic novelist discusses his creative process and publication of his graphic novels, “Journey Into Mohawk Country,” “Ball Peen Hammer” and “The Olympians.” 12noon. FREE.

READING: Isabel Wilkerson @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist reads from “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration,” a sweeping history of the movement of Blacks from the former slave states to the cities of the industrial North during the first half of the twentieth century. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Anonymous Fig Leafs @ the Happy Cappuccino, Schenectady. It’s the official grand opening of a new Jay St. business. Music starts at 7pm.

READING/PERFORMANCE: Nitty Gritty Slam @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Poetry slam! Open mic at 7:30pm; slam at 8pm. $5; students $3.

MUSIC: The Deadbeats @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. No, it’s not Wednesday night already, but the Grateful Dead tribute band cranks it up for a Furthur after-party a day earlier than their weekly Wednesday gig at Valentine’s. 11pm.

THEATER/MUSIC: “Water Is Rising: Music and Dance Amid Climate Change” @ the MCLA Church Street Center Auditorium, North Adams. A performance by 36 singers, dancers and musicians from the Pacific Islands of Kiribati, Tokelau and Tuvala harness the power of performance art in an impassioned plea for global awareness and social change, as the waters around their islands continue to rise at alarming rates due to global warming. 7:30pm. $10.

MUSIC: Charles Jones & Andrew Krystopolski @ Proctors, Schenectady. Organ recital featuring Goldie. 12noon. FREE.

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