10/6/15: Today’s Top Tips: Tuesday

October 6th, 2015, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Wynton Marsalis & the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra @ Proctors, Schenectady. The jazz trumpet icon leads the most prestigious contemporary big band in the land. 7:30pm. $20-$75.

MUSIC: An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Two chairs, two guitars, two great singer-songwriters. 8pm. $38, $58, $68 & $78. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

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MUSIC: “Albany Homicide Tales and Murder Ballads” @ Albany Public Library, Albany. Local 518 singer-songwriters Michael Eck, Henry’s Rifle, Zan Strumfeld, Kate McDonnell, Ryan Stewart, Matt Durfee, Tom McWatters, Peter Lavery and Steve Pastoriza perform original murder ballads they’ve written about real-life murder tales that occurred in Albany in the late 1800s and early 1900s. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Keith Pray’s Big Soul Ensemble @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. The saxman leads the Local 518’s 17-piece big band performing primarily original compositions and arrangements. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Jared Paul @ the Hudson River Coffee House, Albany. The acclaimed poet, journalist, activist, educator and spoken word artist celebrates the release of his debut hip-hop album, Get My Ghost. With Aquifer, Amani Olugbala and Nine Votes Short. 8pm.

MUSIC: Patty Griffin @ the Academy of Music, Northampton. The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter rolls into town in support of her brand new album, Servant of Love. 7:30pm. $35 & $45.

MUSIC: The Wood Brothers @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. It you missed ’em at the Upstate Concert Hall last weekend, well, now you get another chance to catch ’em live. In support of their brand new album, Paradise, recorded at Dan Auerbach’s East Eye Sound Studios. 8pm. $25.

THEATER: “4000 Miles” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Amy Herzog’s Obie Award-winning odd couple dramatic comedy kicks off the 2015-16 season at Cap Rep. He’s a millennial, 21, a ball of energy and contradictions still taking shape with every word he utters. She’s his grandmother, a Greenwich Village lefty, 70 years his senior, and cut from even older cloth, wise enough to know when to hold her tongue. Directed by Stephen Nachamie. 7:30pm. $20-$50.

MUSIC: The Silver Arrow Band @ the Parish Public House, Albany. 11:30am. FREE.

ARTIST TALK: Virginia Durruty @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. The Boston-based architect and art exhibition designer talks about the Opalka current exhibition “From Concept to Console: Art and Aesthetics in Video Game Design,” which she designed. 6:30pm.

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