10/20/15: Today’s Top Tips: Tuesday

October 20th, 2015, 7:00 am by Greg

THEATER: “Book of Mormon” @ Proctors, Schenectady. It’s opening night! Hailed by The New York Times as “the best musical of this century” and the winner of nine Tony Awards, “The Book of Mormon” is the blockbuster Broadway smash from “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone with Bobby Lopez, the Oscar-winning composer of “Avenue Q” and Disney’s “Frozen.” 7:30pm. $30-$130. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Peter Frampton @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. Following his summer co-headlining run with American rock legends Cheap Trick, Peter Frampton is back on the road, this time performing an acoustic-only set for the first time ever. Gordon Kennedy, Frampton’s longtime collaborator and co-producer of his Grammy Award-winning album Fingerprints, will join him on tour as well as an added special guest, Frampton’s son, singer and guitarist Julian Frampton. 8pm. $69.75, $79.75 & $99.75.

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MUSIC/READING: “A Beastiary” @ Bard College’s Bertelsmann Campus Center, Annandale-On-Hudson. Novelist and Bard literature professor Bradford Morrow teams up with acclaimed guitarist Alex Skolnick (of Testament) for a live collaborative performance of Morrow’s lyrical prose pieces about animals real and imaginary — from snake to mongoose, unicorn to whale, elephant to glugfish. Followed by a Q&A. 7:30pm. FREE.

FILMS: FilmColumbia Festival @ Crandell Theatre, Chatham. Today’s films include “Cemetery of Splendor” (12noon); “Jack of the Red Hearts” (2:30pm); “Louder Than Bombs” (5pm); “Rams” (7pm); and “45 Years” (8:45pm).

THEATER: “Julius Caesar” @ UAlbany’s UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. One night only. The American Shakespeare Center’s production of the Shakespeare classic. 7:30pm. $20; $15 students & seniors.

READING/PERFORMANCE: Nitty Gritty Poetry Slam @ the Low Beat, Albany. Co-hosted by Jayton and Amani with featured slamster D. Colin. 7pm open mic; $3 before 7:15pm; $5 after.

FILM: “This Changes Everything” @ the Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. Director Avi Lewis’ film is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. Inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller “This Changes Everything,” the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines. 6:30pm. $10.25.

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