11/29/11: Today’s Tips: Tuesday

THEATER: “The Addams Family” @ Proctors, Schenectady. “They’re creepy, and they’re kooky; mysterious and spooky; they’re altogether ooky…” It’s opening night as cartoonist Charles Addams’ macabre creations – Gomez, Morticia and the whole gang – break into song and dance Broadway style. 8pm. $20, $35, $45, $50, $60 & $70. Through Sunday, December 4.

MUSIC: The Naked & Famous @ Jillian’s, Albany.
The band took home five trophies earlier this year – Group of the Year, Album of the Year, Single of the Year, Video of the Year and Breakthrough Artist of the Year – at the New Zealand Music Awards back in their homeland. Tonight, WEQX-FM sponsors their free show with local faves Around The World and Back. Doors open at 7pm. FREE.

TALK: Dr. Helen Caldicott’s “If You Love This Planet” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The passionate advocate of citizen action to remedy the nuclear and environmental crises offers a timely lecture, followed by a Q&A session. 7:30pm. $10.

MUSIC: Advance Base @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Outta Chicago comes Owen Ashworth (ex-Casiotone for the Painfully Alone) and his new band. With Brent Gorton’s band Better Pills. 9pm.

MUSIC: The Priests @ The Egg, Albany. 7:30pm. $39.50, $49.50 & $59.50. UPDATE: Postponed to Saturday, May 5.

READING: Tom Perrotta @ UAlbany’s Campus Center Assembly Hall, Albany. As part of the NYS Writers Institute’s visiting writers series, the award-winning novelist reads from his new book, “The Leftovers,” which examines what happens to “good” people left behind after the rapture. 8pm. FREE.

FILM: “Sex in an Epidemic” @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. Directed by NYC-based filmmaker Jean Carlomusto, the documentary is an activist’s perspective on the history of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and its ongoing impact on the gay, Latino and African American communities. Incorporating interviews and media footage from the earliest days of the AIDS panic through the present, the film reminds us that, though the world has been living with the realities of HIV/AIDS for nearly 30 years, ignorance and prejudice about the disease must still be combatted. 7pm. $10 suggested donation; student/low income $5.

TALK: Michael Century @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. “Virtuality to Virtuosity, 1974-2011” is the third and final art history lecture in the “Detail View” series of talks. 12noon. FREE.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ the Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. With Matt Durfee. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Zeds Dead @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. The Toronto duo of DC & Hooks take you dubsteppin’… With DJ Prophet & DJ vs VJ. 8pm. $18.

MUSIC: The Eric Mintel Quartet @ the Hudson Opera House, Hudson. The keyboardist leads his foursome as they perform “Charlie Brown Jazz: The Music of Vince Guaraldi” and original songs. 7pm. $20.

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