11/9/15: Today’s Top Tips: Monday

November 9th, 2015, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Festival of Praise @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The evening-long festival of contemporary gospel music features the award-winning artists Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin, Kim Burrell and Israel Houghton with a VIP chorus – led by Isaac Carree, Jessica Reedy and Zacardi Cortez – and a Chicago-based live band. 7pm. $45 & $55.

MUSIC: Melissa Ferrick @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. 7pm. $27.

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MUSIC: Dave Rawlings Machine @ the Calvin Theatre, Northampton. If you missed their fab show at The Egg in Albany on Saturday night, well, now you’ve got a second chance. 8pm. $35.

MUSIC: Kim Buckley & Rob West @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. 8pm. FREE.

OPEN MIC: Blue Monday Blues Jam @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. This week’s host is keyboardist-vocalist Mike Kelley. 8pm. FREE.

THEATER ON SCREEN: “Hamlet” @ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy, directed by Lyndsey Turner and produced by London’s National Theatre. 7pm. $15; $12 children age 12 & under.

FILM: “Fantasia” @ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. Yes, Disney’s 1940 classic. 7pm. $15: $12 children age 12 & under.