4/5/16: Today’s Top Tips: Tuesday

April 5th, 2016, 7:00 am by Greg

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

MUSIC: Skizzy Mars @ Pearl Street, Northampton. After postponing twice, he finally arrives… With P-Lo. 8pm. $18.

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MUSIC: Bonnie Kane @ Upstate Artists Guild, Albany. Dedicated improvisor and electro acoustic pioneer, Bonnie Kane’s music lives equally in the avant-garde, hard core and psychedelic arenas. Integrating saxophone, flute, feedback and electronics. With Dei Xhrist and solo accordionist Patrick Stephenson. 8pm. $5.

THEATER: “The Lion King” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is helmed by director Julie Taymor, who brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. Also featuring the choreography of Garth Fagan and the music of Elton John and Tim Rice. 7:30pm. $20-$170. Through Sunday, April 17.

READING/MUSIC: Josh Rosenthal @ Rocket Number 9, Kingston. The former WCDB-FM Music Director and founder of Tompkins Square Records reads from his new book, “The Record Store of the Mind.” With music by guitarist Peter Walker. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Crystal Bowersox @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. An alum of Season 9 of “American Idol.” With Marshall Ruffin. 7pm. $25.

READING/PERFORMANCE: Nitty Gritty Poetry Slam @ the Low Beat, Albany. Featuring Daniel Summerhill and the Local 518’s DJ TGIF. 7pm sign-up.

ARTIST TALK: Isidro Blasco @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. Born in Madrid and living in New York for 20 years, the artist uses digital photography and common building materials to assemble three-dimensional constructions that reconstruct interior spaces and outdoor environments and explore vision and perception. 6:30pm.

TALK: “Undoing the Past: Recuperated Document and Uncertain History” @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Clark Fellow Julie Ault presents a talk on the state of her research project, Testing the Limits: Archiving the Private Journals of Theodore J. Kaczynski. In 2011, via an online auction of Kaczynski’s personal belongings, Ault obtained his journals and correspondence chronicling his life in the Montana wilderness as the Unabomber. 5:30pm. FREE.

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