5/3/16: Today’s Top Tips: Tuesday

May 3rd, 2016, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Hellyeah @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. The headbangin’ favorites rattle the rafters in advance of the release of their fifth album, Unden!able. With Escape the Fate, New Year’s Day and From Ashes to New. 6:30pm. $23.

MUSIC: John Hiatt @ the Academy of Music, Northampton. An acoustic evening. With Rick Brantley. 7:30pm. $35-$45.

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MUSIC: Pierre Bensusan @ the Parlor Room, Northampton. The French-Algerian guitar virtuoso – last seen in the area at the Bridge Jazz Festival in February – returns to Greater Nippertown for more fretboard dazzlement. 7pm. $25. GO HERE to read a concert review…

TALK: Deepak Chopra @ Proctors, Schenectady. The author of more than 80 books addresses “The Future of Wellbeing” and practical ways to experience higher consciousness, transformation and healing. 7:30pm. $40-$90: $150 VIP, which includes a pre-show meet-and-greet.

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

THEATER: “A Trip to Bountiful” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Join the inspiring pilgrimage to the small town of Bountiful, Texas with Carrie Watts, the charming, aging widow who escapes her controlling daughter-in-law and son’s three-room Houston apartment to visit her childhood home one last time. 7:30pm. $20-$55. Through Sunday, May 15.

ARTIST TALK: Adam Frelin & Barbara Nelson @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. A discussion of their community art project, Breathing Lights – for two months street-facing windows of hundreds of vacant buildings in Schenectady, Albany and Troy will be illuminated. 6:30pm.

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