6/22/15: Today’s Top Tips: Monday

June 22nd, 2015, 8:00 am by Greg

FILM/DISCUSSION: “Ballin’ at the Graveyard” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. This Albany-based, Albany-produced documentary offers an up-close look at the unique culture and deep community bonds at the long-standing summer weekend pick-up basketball games at Albany’s Washington Park. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Jim Adkins @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. The frontman for Jimmy Eat World goes solo and acoustic. With Frank McGinnis (of Frankie & His Fingers). 8pm. $15.

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MUSIC: “Swingin’ Gershwin” @ Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield. led by tuba player-keyboardist Eli Newberger, jazz group Eli & the Hot Six team up with Rebecca Sullivan for a concert in support of their new album, Live: Contemporary Classic Jazz. 8pm. $35 & $45.

THEATER: “I Know I Came in Here for Something” @ Mac-Haydn Theatre, Chatham. The musical tale of four folks wandering through the mazes and amazements of middle age. 3 & 7:30pm. $25.

MUSIC: Joe Finn @ Speakeasy 518, Albany. 9pm.

MUSIC: Dan Stevens @ the Lion’s Den, Stockbridge. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Dino Cimino Quartet @ the Rotterdam Senior Citizens Center Lawn, Rotterdam. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

THEATER: “Thoreau or, Return to Walden” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. In the world premiere, playwright-actor David Adkins takes the stage as New England Transcendentalist, poet and philosopher as he battles with himself, with his own thirst for blood and for the soul of our American conscience. 7pm. $50. Through July 11. GO HERE for more info…

FILM: “The Godfather” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. “Leave the gun. Take the cannoli…” 3 & 7pm. $5.