12/15/14: Today’s Tips: Tuesday

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

MUSIC: MiWi La Lupa @ the Half Moon, Hudson. An original member of Red Baraat, the singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist previews his upcoming album, New Way Home, due out next month. 9pm.

MUSIC: Buckcherry @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Frontman Josh Todd, guitarist Keith Nelson and the band carry on the LA hard-rock tradition… With Charm City Devils, Frank Palangi and One Day Waiting. 7:30pm. $23.

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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. It’s the annual Dead Poet Slam… 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm open mic; 8pm slam. $5; $3 students.

FILM: “Scrooged” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. 7pm. The 1988 update on the classic Charles Dickens tale starring Bill Murray. 7pm. $5; $3 children.

FILM: “Red Lodge” @ Proctors, Schenectady. In director Richard Kramer’s indie Christmas film, Jordan (Joseph Kim) proposes to Dave (Richard Pierre-Lewis), his boyfriend of two years, expecting an enthusiastic YES! Instead he gets a “Can’t we just be in love?” Not the best response leading up to the days of Christmas when the couple is to spend Christmas with Jordan’s kooky Aunt Vanity. 7pm. $5.