1/18/16: Today’s Top Tips: Monday

January 18th, 2016, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Ramblin Jug Stompers @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. Vintage Americana from Cousin Clyde, Bowtie, Mister Eck and Wild Bill as they kick off the Mardi Gras season. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Guy Davis @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The celebrated country blues musician (and Broadway actor-director-writer) grew up in a Civil Rights household. His parents, Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis, two of America’s great actors, were lifelong activists and close allies of Rev. King, Malcolm X and Jesse Jackson. 7pm. $27.

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EVENT: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Memorial Observance @ the Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany. Speakers, video and dance presentations and music by Guy Davis, Dorinda Clark Cole, Monica Wilson Roach, Shuan Hern Lee, University of Buffalo Jazz Ensemble, more. 9:30am. FREE.

FILM: “Selma” @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Clark screens director Ava DuVernay’s Oscar nominated film starring David Oyelowo as King. 2pm. Free with $20 gallery admission.

MUSIC: Gin War @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Modern Lives, the Plastic Faction and Russel the Leaf. 7:30pm. $7.

FILM/DISCUSSION: “The Brothers: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in Albany” @ Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany. 1pm. FREE; FREE admission to the Institute all day.