10/4/16: Today’s Top Tips: Tuesday

October 4th, 2016, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Lake Street Dive @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Powerhouse singer Rachael Price’s voice resonates with the style and wisdom of Bonnie Raitt and Susan Tedeschi while the band expertly conjures up a captivating soundscape behind her. With Rubblebucket. 8pm. $30.

ARTIST TALK: Art Spiegelman @ Skidmore College’s Palamountain Hall, Saratoga Springs. The Pulitzer Prize winner’s lecture, “What the %@&*! Happened to Comics?” will explore the evolving perceptions of comics as a literary medium. 8pm. FREE.

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MUSIC: An Evening with Graham Nash @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Famer – with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies – rolls into town on his This Path Tonight Tour. 8pm. $69. $79 & $89.

ARTIST TALK: “Breathing Lights” @ UAlbany’s University Art Museum, Albany. Artist Adam Frelin, architect Barbara Nelson and project director Judie Gilmore offer an informal discussion of the innovative “Breathing Lights” project that aims to inspire solutions to the problem of urban blight. 7pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Disenchanted” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Poison apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ’em?! This sassy, subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical offers quite a different look at Disney’s fairy tale princesses. 7:30pm. $40. Through Sunday, October 9.

MUSIC: Keith Pray’s Big Soul Ensemble @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. Celebrating their 10th anniversary! It’s not every big band who can churn out a Mr. Bungle tune… 8pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Outside Mullingar” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. This charmer of a play by Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley whisks you away on a delightful journey to the farmlands of Ireland and the unlikely romance between two middle-aged neighbors. 7:30pm. $20-$55. Through Sunday, October 16. GO HERE to read review…

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

FILM: “The Godfather” @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Over-rated? Maybe. No, it’s not Brando’s best. Heck, it’s not even Coppel1a’s best really. But it is a damn fine film well-worthy of big screen viewage. 1 & 7pm. $5.

READING/PERFORMANCE: Nitty Gritty Poetry Slam @ the Low Beat, Albany. 7:30pm. $3 before 7:30pm; $5 thereafter.

MUSIC: Silver Arrow Band @ Parish Public House, Albany. 7pm. FREE.