4/18/17: Today’s Top Tips: Tuesday

April 18th, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Anne Akiko Meyers @ EMPAC at RPI, Albany. The superstar violinist presents an evening featuring repertoire works by Ravel and Beethoven as well as new pieces by Jakub Ciupinski and Morten Lauridesen. Pianist Akira Aguchi will accompany. 8pm. $18; $13 students & seniors. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Empire Jazz Orchestra @ Schenectady County Community College’s Taylor Auditorium, Schenectady. Playing the music of Gerry Mulligan, Tadd Dameron/Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Carter, Phil Allen and others. With special guest trombonist-composer-arranger John Fedchock. 8pm. $20; $6 students.

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ARTIST TALK: Julie Casper Roth @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. The award-winning filmmaker and video artist is a 2008 NYFA Fellow in Video, a 2012 CAA Professional Development Fellowship recipient, and a two-time finalist for the Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab. 6:30pm. FREE.

READING: Nitty Gritty Poetry Slam: Haiku Battle @ the Low Beat, Albany. Albany Word Fest continues… 7:30pm. $3 before 7:30pm; $5 after. GO HERE for more info and the complete festival schedule of events…

MUSIC: Dave Kitchen Jazz Trio @ the Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. 7pm.

TALK/MUSIC: The Rochmon Record Club @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The listening party moves over to Caffe lena while Universal Preservation Hall is undergoing renovations. Tonight’s album is Jethro Tull’s classic Aqualung. 7pm. $5.

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

TALK: “Wilderness Urbanisms: Architecture, Landscape and Travel in Southern Asia” @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. A lecture by Clark Fellow Tamara Sears. 5:30pm. FREE.

JAM SESSION: Jazz Jam Session @ Arthur’s Market, Schenectady. Led by Dennis McCafferty. 7pm.

FILM: “The Love Witch” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Director Anna Biller’s film – starring Samantha Robinson as Elaine, the beautiful young witch who uses spells and magic to make men to fall in love with her – appeared on several prominent “Best of 2016” lists. 7pm. $9; $6 students.

FILM: “The Little Mermaid” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. School’s out. The kids are driving you crazy. What’s the solution? Disney on the BIG screen… 1pm. $5.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

Is there an event that we may have overlooked? Just add it in the comment box below…