2/6/18: Today’s Top Tips: Tuesday

February 6th, 2018, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: The Chuck Lamb Trio @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The jazz piano trio is back for their monthly concert, joined by special guest saxman John Ellis. 7pm. $22.

THEATER: “Tense Vagina: An Actual Diagnosis” @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. Skidmore College alum Sara Juli returns with her one-woman show, a comedic movement/theater piece about motherhood and bladder control. 7:30pm. $20; students & seniors $15.

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MUSIC: Valerie June @ the Academy of Music, Northampton. She’s been hailed by The New York Times as one of America’s “most intriguing, fully formed new talents.” The New Yorker was captivated by her “unique, stunning voice,” while Rolling Stone dubbed her “unstoppable,” and NPR called her “an elemental talent born with the ability to rearrange the clouds themselves.” In support of her acclaimed new album, The Order of Time. With Sunny War. 7:30pm. $25 & $35. Also at The Egg in Albany at 7:30pm on Wednesday (February 7).

THEATER: “Paris Time” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Gordon Greenberg directs the world premiere of Steven Peterson’s dramatic thriller. A couple’s peace, a young woman’s life and a company’s fate are challenged by an anti-Semitic terrorist incident. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, February 18. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Keith Pray’s Big Soul Ensemble @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. The monthly big band blast! 8pm. FREE.

TALK: Jungjin Lee @ UAlbany Art Museum, Albany. Known for her laborious and handcrafted photographic work printed on handmade mulberry paper, the artist creates cross-cultural photographic landscapes which blend techniques and materials of Eastern and Western traditions of both painting and photography. For her work in the current exhibit, “This Place,” Lee travelled to Israel and the West Bank four times during 2010 and 2011, usually staying for about a month. 7pm. FREE.

TALK:Michele Norris @ UAlbany Campus Center Ballroom, Albany. The 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Keynote Speaker is the first African-American female host in the history of National Public Radio, serving as anchor of its flagship evening news program “All Things Considered” from 2002 to 2015. Previously, she served as an ABC News correspondent, winning both the Emmy and Peabody awards for her coverage of the 9/11 attacks. She is also the author of the memoir, “The Grace of Silence.” 7pm. FREE. With a reception in the Patroon Room from 5:30-6:45pm.

TALK: “Early Photography and Palestine” @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. A talk with Issam Nassar – Palestinian historian of photography in Palestine and the Middle East, professor of History at Illinois State University and a research fellow at the Institute for Palestine Studies. 6pm.

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

PERFORMANCE: Nitty Gritty Poetry Slam @ the Low Beat, Albany. Open mic and poetry slam. 7pm.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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