10/7/14: Today’s Tips: Tuesday

October 7th, 2014, 8:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Hugh Masekela & Vusi Mahlasela @ The Egg, Albany. Two of South Africa’s true freedom fighters and renowned musical icons, jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela and the glorious singer Vusi “The Voice” Mahlasela celebrate the 20th anniversary of the end of apartheid with this very special concert. 7:30pm. $34.

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

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ARTISTS TALK: Mary Reid Kelley & Patrick Kelley @ UAlbany’s University Art Museum, Albany. In conjunction with their current exhibition, “Working Objects and Videos.” With the U.S. debut screening of of their video, “Swinburne’s Pasiphae.” 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

FILMS: “The First (and Probably Last) Annual Capital Region Feline Film and Video Festival for Humans” @ the Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. Albany native Mike Keegan and Jay Wertzler present a one-night-only big screen viewing of the best cat videos ever, including some local efforts. 7pm. GO HERE for more info…

THEATER: “Other Desert Cities” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Pultizer Prize-winning playwright Jon Robin Baitz’s comedy/drama about prodigal daughter Brooke Wyeth, who returns to her Palm Springs Desert home to celebrate the holidays after six years away and announces plans to publish her childhood memoir – complete with revelations of deep family secrets. Directed by Michael Bush. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, October 19.

READING/PERFORMANCE: Nitty Gritty Poetry Slam @ the Low Beat, Albany. With a special featured reading from Crystal Valentine, NYU’s current Grand Slam Champion. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm reading; 8pm slam. $5; $3 students.

OPEN MIC: Open Mic with Cameron & Ryder @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. 6:30pm sign-up; 7pm. show. FREE.