2/12/13: Today’s Tips: Fat Tuesday

It’s Mardi Gras! Go here to watch live webcam streams from New Orleans. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

MUSIC: Frank Jaklitsch & Friends @ Cafe NOLA, Schenectady. The popular singer-songwriter will be joined by the acoustic blues duo of Holly & Evan, multi-instrumentalist Joe Pasko and others. 12noon.

MUSIC: Lost Radio Rounders @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The Music at Noon concert series continues with the acoustic duo performing selections from Carl Sandburg’s 1927 folk music collection “The American Songbag.” 12noon. FREE.

MUSIC: Frank Jaklitsch & Friends @ Hibernian Hall, Albany. The party continues! 6:30pm.

MUSIC: Big Gigantic @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With Kill Paris and Manic Focus. 8:30pm. $20.

TALK: “Philosophy and the Art of Dying” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Punk rocker-turned-philosopher Simon Critchley, author of “The Book of Dead Philosophers,” will recount anecdotes of philosophers’ deaths since antiquity that range from noble to ridiculous. 6pm. FREE. More info here…

FILM: “Disappearing Voices: The Decline of Black Radio” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. This controversial 2008 documentary directed by Tylon “U-Savior” Washington and narrated by Wayne Gillman (Air America, WBLS) takes an unprecedented look at the rise and fall of an art form unique to America – Black radio. It’s an exposé, a history lesson, a memoir and a source for solutions. Potluck dinner at 6:30pm; film at 7pm. $5.

MUSIC: Alash Ensemble @ the Parlor Room, Northampton. Tuvan throat singers. With Garth Stevenson and Annie Lynch. 7pm. $20.

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