9/16/14: Today’s Tips: Tuesday

September 16th, 2014, 8:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Chris Isaak @ The Egg, Albany. Chris Isaak has wowed audiences worldwide with moody ballads like “Wicked Game” and rockers like “Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing.” Expect to hear the hits plus tunes from Beyond the Sun, his latest album paying tribute to the roots of rock n’ roll. 8pm. $59.50, $64.50 & $75.

MUSIC/TALK: Composer and Conductor in Conversation @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. David Lang, a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and the co-curator of the current exhibition “I was a double,” will engage in a discussion with David Alan Miller, the Grammy-winning music director of the Albany Symphony Orchestra. 6:30pm. FREE.

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THEATER ON FILM: “A Streetcar Named Desire” @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Tennessee Williams’s timeless masterpiece will be broadcast from London’s National Theatre. Starring Gillian Anderson as Blanche; Ben Foster as Stanley; and Vanessa Kirby as Stella. 2pm. $18; $15 students.

ARTIST TALK: Jaune Quick-to-See Smith @ Union College’s Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. 5pm. FREE.

READING/PERFORMANCE: Nitty Gritty Poetry Slam @ the Low Beat, Albany. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm open mic; 8pm slam. $5; $3 students.

MUSIC: The Matt Daniel Band @ Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield. 7pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Menopause the Musical” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Four women at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black-lace bra… and memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more. 7pm. $45, $50 & $55. Through Thursday.