4/7/15: Today’s Top Tips: Tuesday

April 7th, 2015, 8:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Zappa Plays Zappa @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. Guitarist Dweezil Zappa celebrates the 10th anniversary of Zappa Plays Zappa with a concert of the music of his father, the legendary Frank Zappa, including a performance of the album One Size Fits All in its entirety in celebration of the disc’s 40th anniversary. 8pm. $34.50, $44.50 & $69.50. UPDATE: This concert is now officially sold out.

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

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TALK: “The Crusades of Cesar Chavez” @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. The author Miriam Pawel discusses Cesar Chavez, who founded a labor union, launched a movement and inspired a generation. Two decades after his death, Chavez remains the most celebrated Latino leader in U.S. history. 7pm. $10 suggested donation; $5 low income/students.

READING: Nitty Gritty Poetry Slam @ the Low Beat, Albany. With featured poets Sam Rush and Jed Crook. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm open mic; 8pm slam.

MUSIC: The Gryphon Trio @ Williams College’s Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown. Dedicated to pushing the boundaries of chamber music, violinist Annalee Patipatanakoon, cellist Roman Borys and pianist James Parker perform Haydn’s Trio in E Major, Shostakovich’s Trio No. 2 in E Minor, op. 67 and Schubert’s Trio No. 1 in B-flat Major for piano, violin and cello. 8pm. FREE.

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

MUSIC: The Silver Arrow Band @ the Parish Public House, Albany. 8pm. FREE.

TALK: “The Accidental City: Representing Algiers circa 1953” @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Sheila Crane, associate professor of architectural history at the University of Virginia, discusses her research on the history and theory of modern architecture and cities, especially in France and North Africa. She is currently working on a new book, “Inventing Informality,” which traces early attempts by architects and social scientists to document, visualize, theorize, and reorder the forms and conditions of accelerated urbanization during the long process of decolonization. 5:30pm. FREE.

TALK: Curt Breneman’s “Changing the World by Mining the Materials Genome” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. The dean of science at RPI will discuss the work of the Materials Genome Initiative, a project that brings together materials science and data science to facilitate the development of advanced materials. 12noon. FREE.