2/1/17: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

February 1st, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

TALK: “Your Worst Deeds Do Not Define You” @ UAlbany Campus Center’s Ballroom, Albany. Shaka Senghor is the author of the memoir “Writing My Wrongs,” a New York Times bestseller that candidly recounts his life growing up in an abusive household in Detroit during the height of the ’80s crack epidemic, his 19-year incarceration for murder at the age of 19, and the tools he used to confront his past and construct his future. 7pm. FREE. Also a free reception at UAlbany Campus Center’s Patroon Room at 5:30pm.

TALK/DEMO: Kill the Overseer!: Playing the Rebel Slave in Videogames EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Sarah Juliet Lauro discusses how resistance to slavery is represented in video and computer games, profiling games that feature this narrative and demoing the art game Thralled, being developed by students at the University of Southern California. 10am-9pm demo at Evelyn’s Cafe; 7pm talk at EMPAC Theatre. FREE.

MUSIC: Roiger-Levin-Menegon Trio @ Annarella Ristorante, Saugerties. 6:30pm. FREE.

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THEATER: “Assisted Loving: Dating with My Dad” @ theREP, Albany. Gordon Greenberg directs the world premiere of New York Times writer Bob Morris’ poignant new comedy explores the world of contemporary digital dating later in life. 7:30pm. Through February 19.

MUSIC: The Deadbeats @ the Low Beat, Albany. If it’s Wednesday, it must be the Deadbeats… 10pm.

READING/OPEN MIC: Poetry Open Mic Night @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. With featured poets Carol H. Jewell and Allison Paster-Torres. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm readings. $5; free for students.

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