11/12/12: Today’s Tips: Monday

November 12th, 2012, 9:00 am by Greg

TELEVISION: “Brunswick” @ WMHT-TV. Local 518 director Nate Simms’ documentary film about land-use issues in Rensselaer County makes its broadcast premiere. Soundtrack by Matthew Carefully. 10pm.

MUSIC: Civil Twilight @ the Bayou Cafe, Albany. With Northern Faces. The South African alt-rock trio returns to town for a free concert in support of their sophomore album, “Holy Weather.” 7:30pm. FREE.

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THEATER: “Des Moines” @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, Albany. A staged reading of Denis Johnson’s new play-in-progress. Followed by commentary and Q&A with the playwright. 7pm. FREE. Also, free seminar at 4:15pm at UAlbany Campus Center Assembly Hall.

MUSIC: MaMbo KiKongo @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Latin percussionist Carlos Valdez leads the firey Latin funk band. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes & Blaze @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. 7:30pm. FREE. UPDATE: Tonight’s show will start at 6:30pm, an hour earlier than usual.

MUSIC: Bernarda Fink @ Union College’s Memorial Chapel, Schenectady. The Argentine mezzo-soprano performs Schumann, Dvorak and Mahler accompanied by pianist Anthony Spiri. 8pm. $25.