1/25/12: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

THEATER: C. Ryder Cooley’s “Xmalia” @ MCLA’s Venable Gymnasium, North Adams. A haunting tragedy about extinction performed with taxidermy animals, aerial movement, video and song. As we wrote about an earlier performance of “Xmalia,” it’s “a wonderfully strange and utterly captivating evening to be sure. Describing it, however, is more than a bit challenging… A musical episode of Twilight Zone? An animal opera by the Incredible String Band? A surreal mash-up of Charlie Chaplin and Cirque du Soleil?” 7:30pm. $10. Related story.

XMALIA TRAILER Oct 2011 from Ryder Cooley on Vimeo.

MUSIC: Kat Johnson @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Emerging Artists Breakout. 7pm. $5.

MUSIC: Dangerous On Decaf @ the Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Deadbeats @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. 10pm.

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