4/13/15: Today’s Top Tips: Monday

April 13th, 2015, 8:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Portland Cello Project @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The repertoire of the Oregon-based mini-orchestra stretches from Bach to Taylor Swift, but tonight they’ll be focusing on music from their latest album, to e.s., a 12-song studio album paying homage to the music of the late alt-pop singer-songwriter Elliott Smith. 7pm. $27.

MUSIC: Martin & Eliza Carthy @ the Parlor Room, Northampton. The acclaimed father and daughter are both icons on the British folk music scene, and now they’re together in support of their long overdue debut duo album, The Moral of the Elephant. 7pm. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out.

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TALK: Tina Packer @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center’s Studio Theater, Albany. The theater director, actor, playwright and founding artistic director of Shakespeare & Co. in Lenox discusses the works of Shakespeare in conjunction with the publication of her new book, “Women of Will: The Feminine in Shakespeare’s Plays.” 8pm. FREE. Also a FREE seminar at UAlbany Campus Center’s Room 375 at 4:15pm.

MASTER CLASS/MUSIC: Auriel Scholar Master Class @ the College of Saint Rose’s Hubbard Interfaith Sanctuary, Albany. Auriel Camerata presents the inaugural master class with acclaimed performing and recording artist Maureen O’Flynn. Featuring mezzo soprano Jilian Reilly, tenor Joseph Badore and baritone Caleb Eick. 7pm. FREE.

FILM: Streetfilms Mini Festival @ the Madison Theater, Albany. A collection of nine short are short educational videos about sustainable transportation. 7pm. FREE.

OPEN MIC: Albany Word Fest’s Teen Open Mic @ Upstate Artists Guild, Albany. 6pm.

THEATER ON FILM: “King John” @ the Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. When the rule of a hedonistic and mercurial king is questioned, rebellion, assassination and excommunication ensue, culminating in the chilling attempt to commit an atrocity against a child, whose mother’s anguished grief cannot atone for her blinkered ambitions for her son. Directed by Tim Carroll, Shakespeare’s play stars Tom McCamus, Seana McKenna, Graham Abbey and Patricia Collins. 7pm. $15; $12 for ages 12 & under.

FILM: “The Grapes of Wrath” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Based on John Steinbeck’s novel, John Ford’s 1940 Depression-era drama follows the hopeful migration of workers from the Oklahoma dust bowl through their subsequent disillusionment upon reaching California, the “promised land.” Starring Oscar winner Henry Fonda. 2:30, 5 & 7:30pm. $5.