12/2/14: Today’s Tips: Tuesday

December 2nd, 2014, 8:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band @ the Times Union Center, Albany. Veteran Detroit heartland rocker brings his Ride Out Tour to town. With the J. Geils Band. 8pm. $49.50 & $69.50. GO HERE to read an interview with J. Geils Band’s Peter Wolf…

FUNDRAISER: Saratoga Arts Soiree @ Longfellow’s Restaurant, Saratoga Springs. The Saratoga Arts’s annual winter fundraiser featuring great food, conversation, a silent auction live music by Holly & Evan and the presentation of the third annual
Community Arts Leadership Award. 5:30pm. $50; $35 if under age 35.

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

MUSIC: Zach Deputy @ Parish Public House, Albany. The singer-songwriter returns with his self-described “island-infused drums ‘n bass gospel ninja soul” sound. With M.R. Poulopoulos. 9pm. $17.

THEATER: “The Secret Garden” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved book comes to life in the Tony Award-winning musical about an orphan girl who transforms a dead and wasted garden into a paradise where hearts can grow and miracles can happen. Directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill. 7:30pm. $20-$55. Through Sunday, December 21.

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

READING: Joseph O’Neill @ UAlbany Campus Center’s Assembly Hall, Albany. The author reads from his new novel, “The Dog,” the story of a luckless middle-aged man who flees New York City after a traumatic break-up with his long-term girlfriend in order to take a job as the household manager of a rich and capricious family in Dubai. 8pm. FREE. Also a free seminar at 4:15pm at UAlbany Science Library’s Standish Room.

MUSIC: The Blow @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. Founder Khaela Maricich teams up with producer-performance artist Melissa Dyne. With Wave Sleep Wave. 9pm. $10.