12/8/15: Today’s Top Tips: Tuesday

December 8th, 2015, 7:00 am by Greg

THEATER; “Matilda: The Musical” @ Proctors, Schenectady. It’s opening night! Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. 7:30pm. $20-$90. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Martha Davis & the Motels @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. Here’s a real blast from the past. Her voice is unique, unmistakable and timeless – The Los Angeles Times’ Robert Hilburn called her “arguably the most charismatic female performer in rock.” Tonight, she’ll serve up “Only the Lonely,” “Suddenly Last Summer,” “Total Control” and more, as we flashback to the ’80s. With Eddie Japan. 7pm. $25.

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MUSIC: Tedeschi Trucks Band @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. The Grammy Award-winning blues-rockers return to Greater Nippertown following their knock-out show at SPAC this summer. With Deva Mahal. 7:30pm. $65-$85. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out.

COMEDY: Trailer Park Boys @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Ricky, Julian and Bubbles are back on tour with the Dear Santa Claus Tour, but this time they’re not alone – Mr. Lahey and Randy will be there in all their drunken glory. 8pm. $40, $50 & $60.

MUSIC: The Acacia Strain @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. It’s the ‘Tune Low Die Slow’ Headline Tour. With Counterparts, Glass Cloud, Fit for an Autopsy and Kublai Khan. 7pm. $18.

MUSIC: Duo Davvero @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Violinist Hyun Jung Kim and pianist Claire-Chung Lim continue the Music @ Noon concert series. Bring your lunch. 12noon. FREE.

THEATER: “A Christmas Story: The Musical” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. The modern holiday classic about nine-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle – now with music and songs. 7:30pm. $20-$55. Through Sunday, December 27.

OPEN MIC/COMEDY: The Low Beat Comedy Open Mic @ the Low Beat, Albany. A Night of Awkward Hilarity hosted by James King with featured comics Luke Donovan and Carlisle Carey. 7:30pm sign-up; 8pm show.

ARTIST TALK: Fernando Orellana @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. The new media artist has collaborated with robots for over 20 years to make artwork. As a machine designer, a technologist and a user, Orellana has blurred the line between himself and machine in the creative process. 6:30pm.

OPEN MIC: Open Mic with Cameron and Ryder @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. 6:30pm sign-up; 7pm show.