10/3/17: Today’s Top Tips: Tuesday

October 3rd, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: The Chuck Lamb Trio @ Caffè Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Brubeck Brothers Quartet’s pianist is joined by bassist John Menegon, drummer Peter O’Brien and special guest guitarist Mike Moreno to kick off the new monthly Jazz at Caffe Lena series. 7pm. $22. GO HERE for more info…

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

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READING/TALK: Claire Messud @ Skidmore College’s Gannett Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. The acclaimed American novelist will receive an honorary Skidmore doctorate, read from and speak about her work, and participate in a Q&A session. 8pm.

MUSIC: Emily Ritz @ the Half Moon, Hudson. With Mariee Sioux. 8pm.

MUSIC: Human Travesty @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. Philadelphia singer-songwriter-mental health advocate. 8:30pm. $5.

READING: Madeleine Thien @ New York State Museum’s Huxley Theatre, Albany. With Peter Ho Davies. 8pm. FREE. Also a free seminar at UAlbany Science Library’s Standish Room, Albany at 4:15pm.

THEATER: “Sex With Strangers” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Stephen Nachamie directs Laura Eason’s smart, digital-age dramedy about a pair of writers snowbound in a bed & breakfast. Starring Jenny Strassburg and Ben Williamson. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, October 15. GO HERE to read a review…

MUSIC: The Silver Arrow Band @ Parish Public House, Albany. 8pm. FREE.

OPEN MIC: Open Mic Night @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. 6pm sign-up; 7pm show.

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

CONCERT ON FILM: “Pearl Jam Live at Wrigley Field: Let’s Play Two” @ the Landmark Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. 7pm. $15.

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…