4/23/13: Today’s Tips: Tuesday

April 23rd, 2013, 8:09 am by Greg

THEATER: “Red” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Through the passionate eyes of the great American painter Mark Rothko, John Logan’s Tony Award-winning drama examines the tug of war between the worlds of art and commerce. Directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill and starring Kevin McGuire. 7:30pm. $20, $40, $50 & $60. Through Sunday, May 19.

MUSIC: The Heavy Pets @ the Bayou Cafe, Albany. With the Kollectiv. 9:30pm. $10.

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READING/FUNDRAISER: “Inside Out: Poems and Music from Prison” @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Cara Benson and Gordon Boyd co-host the third annual fundraiser for the Mt. McGregor Organ and Arts Fund. Featuring readings from Derek Anderson and Se├ín Dalpiaz, video footage of current participants from inside the prison and a panel discussion with the poets and Judith Brink of Prison Action Network. Proceeds benefit the weekly poetry class and other arts programming. 7pm. Suggested donation $25.

FILM: “Girl Rising” @ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins directed this inspiring and groundbreaking documentary that tells the stories of nine extraordinary girls from nine countries. One screening only. 7pm. $10.

MUSIC: Dillinger Escape Plan @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With the Faceless and Royal Thunder. 8pm. $17.

READING: “Read My Lipstick” @ Y Bar, Pittsfield. Leigh Strimbeck’s one-woman work-in-progress is full of stories and characters chockfull of wit, passion and conviction. Alternately funny and moving. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Tom Corrigan @ the Lion’s Den at the Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge. 8pm. FREE.