10/13/15: Today’s Top Tips: Tuesday

October 13th, 2015, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Riverboat Jazz Band @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The once-a-month Music at Noon concert series kicks off with some Dixieland jazz. 12noon. FREE.

MUSIC: Emancipator Ensemble @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With Wax-tailor (solo set) and Yppah. 8pm. $22.

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MUSIC: Empire Jazz Orchestra @ Schenectady County Community College’s Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, Schenectady. Big band jazz featuring the music of Duke Ellington, Mary Lou Williams, Benny Carter, Jim Corigliano, Ornette Coleman and others. With vocalist Colleen Pratt. 8pm. $20; $6 students.

READING: Adam Johnson @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center’s Recital Hall, Albany. The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist reads from his new short story collection “Fortune Smiles.” 8pm. FREE. ALSO: A FREE seminar at the Recital Hall at 4:15pm.

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: Goat @ the Half Moon, Hudson. Japanese noise band. With the guitar-and-drums duo Kyozin Yueni Dekai. 8pm.

MUSIC: Julian Casablancas & the Voidz @ Pearl Street, Northampton. The acclaimed collaboration between the Strokes’ frontman Julian Casablancas, Nicholas Goossen and Warren Fu. With Craft Spells. 8:30pm. $30. UPDATE: This concert has been cancelled…

TALK: Jonathan Dordick @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. 12noon. FREE. UPDATE: This event has been cancelled…

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

OPEN MIC/COMEDY: Low Beat Comedy Night @ the Low Beat, Albany. Carlisle Carey hosts the evening with featured comic Rob Gavin/Gavin Robert. 7:30pm.