4/28/15: Today’s Top Tips: Tuesday

April 28th, 2015, 8:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: The Used @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Led by singer Bert McCracken, the post-hardcore band invades Clifton Park in support of their newest album, Imaginary Enemy. With Every Time I Die, the Marmozets and the Eeries. 7pm. $28.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: The Emerson String Quartet @ Union College’s Memorial Chapel, Schenectady. Performing Bach’s Art of Fugue; Purcell/Britten’s Chaucony in G Minor; Britten’s Quartet No. 2 in C Major. 7:30pm. $40.

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THEATER: “Hamlet” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Directed by Kevin McGuire. “What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world, the paragon of animals — and yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust?” 7:30pm. $20-$60. Through Sunday, May 10.

FUNDRAISER: “Dessert Spectacular” @ Franklin Plaza, Troy. The 21st annual fundraiser for the Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley. The evening includes delectable desserts from all around Nippertown, live music by Shadowland, silent auction, wine pull, raffle, hors d’oeuvres tea and coffee. 5:30pm. $35; $10 students, seniors & fixed income.

MUSIC: Whitewater @ Power’s Inn & Pub, Clifton Park. 6pm.

THEATER: “An Afternoon of Short Plays” @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The Matinee Theatre Players perform Christopher Durang’s “Mrs. Sorken,” Joe Starzyk’s “The Book Group,” Lee Blessing’s “Fantasy Baseball” and more. With a delicious lunch from Crossroads American Grille included with admission. 12noon. $15.

FILM: “Pride” @ Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls. Bill Nighy and Imelda Staunton star in the true story of gay rights activists who raise money for striking miners in ’80s Great Britain. 2:30 & 6:30pm. FREE.

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

COMEDY: Low Down Comedy Open Mic @ the Low Beat, Albany. 7:30pm sign-up; 8pm laughs.