11/23/15: Today’s Top Tips: Monday

November 23rd, 2015, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Shinedown & Breaking Benjamin @ the Times Union Center, Albany. Shinedown takes the stage in support of their new album Threat to Survival, while multi-platinum rockers Breaking Benjamin scored their first No. 1 album with their latest, Dark Before Dawn. With Sevendust. 7pm. $39.75 & $45.

MUSiC: Surfer Blood @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. In support of their third album 1000 Palms, released earlier this year on Joyful Noise Records. With The Lighthouse and the Whaler. 7:30pm. $15.

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MUSIC: Arlo Guthrie @ the Guthrie Center at the Old Trinity Church, Great Barrington. 8pm. $75. UPDATE: This show (and Tuesday’s show) is now officially sold out.

ARTIST TALK: Alexander Ross @ UAlbany’s Boor Sculpture Studio, Albany. A lecture by the Great Barrington-based painter whose work will be included in a major exhibition that will take place July-December 2016 at the University Art Museum exploring the de-stabilizing impact of global climate change and our conflicted relationship to the natural world. 4:30pm. FREE.

OPEN MIC: Blue Monday Blues Jam @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. Hosted by Billy Harrison. 8pm.

FILM: “The Assassin” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien won Best Director honors at this year’s Cannes Film Festival with his wondrous, awe-inspiring take on the traditional martial arts film. 2:30, 5 & 7:30pm. Also at 2:30, 5 & 7:30pm Tuesday.