12/6/16: Today’s Top Tips: Tuesday

December 6th, 2016, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Turkuaz @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Nine-piece Brooklyn-based powerfunk combo. With the New Mastersounds. 9pm. $20.

MUSIC: Tory Lanez @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. The hit-making singer-rapper rolls into town in support of his album, I Told You. With Jacquees, Kranium, Kurt Rockmore and DJ VeeCee. 8pm. $24.

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

MUSIC: Lost Radio Rounders @ Wyman Osterhout Community Center, Voorheesville. The New Scotland Historical Association presents Tom Lindsay and Michael Eck singing their “Politics & Patriots” with a focus on Presidential candidates with ties to New York State. 7:30pm. FREE.

DANCE: The Hip-Hop Nutcracker @ Proctors, Schenectady. A holiday mash-up for the whole family. Visually bold and exciting, it’s a re-imagining of Tchaikovsky’s classic score with explosive hip-hop choreography – along with rap pioneer Kurtis Blow. 7:30pm.

READING/TALK: Joann S. Lublin @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and management news editor for The Wall Street Journal reads from and discusses her new book, “Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World.” 8pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Camelot” @ theREP, Albany. “In short, there’s simply not a more congenial spot. For happily ever aftering than here in Camelot…” The classic Lerner and Loewe musical stars Kevin McGuire as King Arthur. 7:30pm. $25-$65. Through December 24. GO HERE to read review…

ARTIST TALK: Caroline Ramersdorfer @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. In conjunction with her exhibit, “Gravity & Light,” the artist speaks on her work in the final lecture of the fall series. 6:30pm.

TALK: Radley Horton @ UAlbany’s University Art Museum, Albany. The Associate Research Scientist at the Center for Climate Systems Research at Columbia University discusses climate change, heat waves and the impacts on health to residents of New York City, the Northeast and the US. 4pm.

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

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

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

FILM: “White Christmas” @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Irving Berlin music sung by Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Danny Kaye and Vera-Ellen. 1 & 7pm. $5.