10/1/13: Today’s Tips: Tuesday

THEATER: “Venus in Fur” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. It’s opening night for the regional premiere of David Ives’ sexy, Tony Award-winning dramedy, directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill. 7:30pm. Tickets range from $20 to $60. With opening night pre-show music in the lobby by Ryder & Hazel with the Dust Bowl Faeries at 6:30pm. Through October 20. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Diana Krall @ Proctors, Schenectady. The Grammy Award-winning jazz singer-pianist returns to Proctors in support of her new album, Glad Rag Doll. 8pm. $30, $50, $65, $85 & $120.

MUSIC: Billy Joe Shaver @ the Ale House, Troy. The great Texas troubadour returns to the Collar City. 8pm. $30. GO HERE for more info…

READING: Lydia Davis @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center’s Recital Hall, Albany. The virtuoso award-winning short story writer and UAlbany English professor reads from her latest collection, “The Collected Stories.” 4:15pm. FREE.

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MUSIC/WORKSHOP: Matt Durfee & Music Matters @ the Albany Public Library, Albany. Singer-songwriter-guitarist Durfee offers a free concert prior to the Music Matters Guitar Workshop taught by Tor Loney and Ben Himmelfarb. 6pm music; 7pm workshop. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

TALK: “Art & Archive” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Through examples and an exchange with EMPAC director Johannes Goebel, artist in residence Laurie Anderson discusses the concrete steps she takes to archive her tapes, instruments, performances, texts, films, videos, drawings, sculptures and media — intangible and tangible. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Keith Pray’s Big Soul Ensemble @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. Big band music for the 21st century. 8pm. FREE.

SPOKEN WORD: Nitty Gritty Poetry Slam @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Sign up at 7pm; open mic at 7:30pm; poetry slam at 8pm. $5; $3.00 students.

MUSIC: Chief Keef @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With the Glo Gang, P. Muna, Selli Paper Plane and DJ Playground. 8pm. $22. UPDATE: This concert has been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts.

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