4/17/12: Today’s Tips: Tuesday

April 17th, 2012, 9:00 am by Greg

THEATER: “Memphis” @ Proctors, Schenectady. It’s opening night for the Tony Award-winning musical about the birth of rock ‘n’ roll and forbidden love. Music by Bon Jovi’s David Bryan. 8pm. $20, $35, $45, $50, $60 & $70. Through Sunday, April 22.

MUSIC: Empire Jazz Orchestra @ Schenectady County Community College’s Carl B. Taylor Auditoium, Schenectady. And evening of music by Clare Fischer under the direction of guest conductor Brent Fischer. 8pm. $20; students $6.

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PERFORMANCE/READING: Nitty Gritty Poetry Slam @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. A special Albany Word Fest edition. Sign-up at 7pm; open mic at 7:30pm; poetry slam at 8pm. $5; students $3.

MUSIC: The Empire Baroque @ the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center, Albany. 7:30pm. FREE.

FILM: “Farewell to Factory Towns?” @ Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ Murdock Hall, Room 218, North Adams. Written and directed by Dr. Maynard Seider, the documentary examines the problems faced by all former manufacturing centers, focusing on North Adams. 7pm. FREE with a non-perishable food item.

MAGIC: “The Magic of Bill Blagg LIVE!” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Stage magic and illusion. 2pm. $15.

MUSIC: Gals Who Play Jazz @ St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Troy. 12noon. FREE.

MUSIC: Bad Noids @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With Cancer and Pointblank. 8pm.