10/17/17: Today’s Top Tips: Tuesday

October 17th, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

FILM: “Mansfield 66/67” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. This tabloid-driven, heady history lesson documents the last two years of movie goddess Jayne Mansfield’s life, and the rumors swirling around her untimely death. 3, 5 & 7pm. $5.

MUSIC: The Empire Jazz Orchestra @ Schenectady County Community College’s Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, Schenectady. The contemporary big band celebrates its 25th anniversary with a concert featuring the music of Gil Evans, Gerry Mulligan, Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington, Don Ellis and more. 8pm. $20; students $6.

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MUSIC: The Wailers @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Reggae greats are still steered by famed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett. With Dr. Jah & the Love Prophets. 8pm. $27 & $35.

MUSIC: Rebecca Penneys @ Williams College’s Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown. Piano recital featuring selections by Soler, Scarlatti, Brahms and Chopin, as well as ragtime songs by Williams Albright and William Bolcom. 8pm. FREE.

ARTIST TALK: Howard Ben Tré @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. The internationally recognized sculptor is known for his large-scale works for public and private spaces. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Carl Hackert & the Pacemakers @ Proctors, Schenectady. Vintage big band hits played on Goldie the Mighty Wurlitzer. 12noon. FREE.

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

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

MUSIC: Rochmon Record Club @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Chuck Vosganian digs deep and wide into a single groundbreaking album to create an entertaining, illuminating program of anecdotes, biographical and technical information and photos. Tonight it’s Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. 7pm. $5.

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