5/15/12: Today’s Tips: Tuesday

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: “New Yorkers Against Fracking” @ The Egg, Albany. Co-hosted by award-winning actors Mark Ruffalo and Melissa Leo, this benefit concert features Medeski, Martin & Wood, Natalie Merchant, Citizen Cope, the Felice Brothers, Joan Osborne, Tracy Bonham, Toshi Reagon, Dan Zanes, Ida, the Horse Flies, Tamar-Kali, Carl Hancock-Rux, Meshell Ndegeocello, Marc Anthony Thompson, John Sebastian and the Ahkwesasne Women Singers. 7pm. $40, $150. NOTE: The pre-concert reception with Mark Ruffalo that was originally scheduled for 6pm has been cancelled.

THEATER: “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” @ Proctors, Schenectady. It’s opening night, as the classic love story comes to life on stage, based on the Disney animated film version. 8pm. $20, $30, $40, $50 & $65. Through Sunday, May 20.

MUSIC: Whitechapel @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. Yes, they’ll be at SPAC for the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest on Tuesday, July 31, but you don’t want to wait til then, do you? With Miss May I, After the Burial, the Plot in You and Within the Ruins. 6:30pm. $19.

MUSIC: Tameka Amar @ Jillian’s, Albany. It’s her debut EP release party! With DJ Show, Ceaz Sharpe, D’Mari, Shaliek Rivers, Neeco Piper, Mojavi, Zo Verbal. 8pm. FREE.

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

MUSIC: David Lindley @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. The legendary maxi-instrumenalist of El Rayo-X and trusty sidekick to Jackson Browne and Ry Cooder. With the Brattleboro duo String Band opening. 7pm. $25.

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