11/5/13: Today’s Tips: Tuesday

November 5th, 2013, 8:00 am by Greg

READING/PERFORMANCE: Nitty Gritty Poetry Slam @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With special guest poet-slammers Eirean Bradley and Leah Noble Davidson. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm open mic; 8pm slam. $5; $3 students.

MUSIC: Born Ruffians @ Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. Canadian indie-rock trio in support of their new album, Birthmarks. With the Sun Parade. 7pm. $15.

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

DISCUSSION: “Capturing Your Art Today for the Audiences of the Future” @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. MCLA Director Jonathan Secor moderates a panel of guest speakers – including Norton Owen (director of preservation at Jacob’s Pillow), Jamie Choquette (owner of Berkshire Sound and Lighting), Colby Dix (sound engineer for Northern Tracks Recording Studio) and Kevin Kennefick (Bella Baby Photography) – discussing the importance of creating a digital copy of your art work to ensure that it is safe, and to stand as a record of one’s greater body of work. 6pm. FREE.