2/2/16: Today’s Top Tips: Tuesday

February 2nd, 2016, 7:00 am by Greg

FILM: “Groundhog Day” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. The classic comedy stars Bill Murray. The classic comedy stars Bill Murray. The classic comedy stares Bill Murray. The classic comedy stars… 7pm. $9; $6 students.

MUSIC: Keith Pray’s Big Soul Ensemble @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. 21st century big band music. 8pm. FREE.

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MUSIC: Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys @ the Falcon, Marlboro. With Fat Tuesday just a week away, Mardi Gras season is in full swing, and it’s time for a little Cajun fais do-do. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Rayland Baxter @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. He grew up in Nashville; the son of steel player Bucky Baxter, whose career included a lengthy stint with Bob Dylan. The younger Baxter spent his formative years hanging with another kid whose dad was on the road a lot: Justin Townes Earle, son of Steve Earle. Rayland Baxter’s second album is Imaginary Man. With Margaret Glaspy. 7pm. $14.

THEATER: “Naked Influence” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. It’s a world premiere! Suzanna Bradbeer’s play delves into into the world of strip clubs for a spellbinding tale about a charismatic exotic dancer who finds herself engulfed in a doomed relationship with a congressman. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, February 14.

MUSIC: Candlebox Acoustic @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. It’s not the whole Seattle rock band unplugged – just the acoustic duo of Kevin Martin, the band’s co-founder and lead singer, and guitarist Adam Kury, who joined Candlebox in 2007. With Frank Palangi. 8pm. $27.50. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out.

ARTIST TALK: Ira Marcks @ the Opalka Gallery, Albany. Early illustration and comic art by Ira Marcks appeared in national publications and comic anthologies. For a time, he had a serialized comic in the Hugo Award-winning sci-fi/fantasy magazine, Weird Tales. When he’s not writing, drawing or playing music, he’s a freelance arts educator. 6:30pm.

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

READING/PERFORMANCE: The Nitty Gritty Poetry Slam @ the Low Beat, Albany. 7pm.