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10/28: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

MUSIC: Emeline Michel with Beverly Teixeira @ MCLA’s Church Street Center, North Adams, Mass.: Popular Haitian singer-songwriter Michel returns to MCLA in support of the latest of her nine albums, “Reine de Coeur.” 7:30pm. $12; students $5.

LECTURE: Max Brooks @ Sage College of Albany‘s Kahl Campus Center Gym, Albany: Son of the legendary Mel Brooks and author in his own right, Brooks delivers a lecture/reading/Q&A/book-signing of “The Zombie Survival Guide,” “World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War” and the new “Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks.” 9pm. $5.

MUSIC: The Michael Flower/Chris Corsano Duo with the Andy Crespo-Ron Schneiderman Duo @ Spring Street Gallery, Saratoga Springs. Drummer Chris Corsano has fueled the percussive drive for such forward-thinkers as Thurston Moore, Bjork and Nels Cline. Now he’s teaming up with Michael Flower on shaahi baaja (a kind of Japanese banjo). 7:30pm. $5.

FILM: “Art 21: Systems” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy: A special screening of the fourth episode from season five of the award-winning PBS-TV series, featuring Julie Mehretu, John Baldessari, Kimsooja and Allan McCollum. 7:30pm. Free.

FILM/MUSIC: “The Unknown” with Eric Halder @ Albany Public Library, Albany: For the final installment of the Silent Film Spectacular series, classically trained guitarist Eric Halder (of the Ashley Pond Band) performs his newly composed soundtrack to accompany the screening of 1927’s “The Unknown,” starring Lon Chaney and Joan Crawford. 7pm. Free.

MUSIC: Gregory Douglass @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs: Burlington, Vermont-based singer-songwriter Douglass returns to the Lena stage in support of his latest album, “Battler.” 7pm. $5.


Pretty scary, eh kids? Zombie Fighting Tips @ Sage College

Friday, October 23rd, 2009


Q. What is the best weapon for hand-to-hand combat with a zombie?

A. A Japanese samuri sword, if you can find a real one, otherwise, a machete. Firearms are okay but remember to shoot at the head, not the body.

Max Brooks author of “The Zombie Survival Guide” and “World War Z,” will be appearing at Kahl Gym at Sage College of Albany on Wednesday, October 28 at 9:00pm

Brooks has also written for “Saturday Night Live”, for which he won an Emmy. His new graphic novel “The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks” will be released in October of 09.

The lecture, at Kahl Gym, will begin at 9 pm followed by a question and answer session at 9:45 p.m., followed by a book signing at 10:15 p.m. Admission for Sage Students is free with student ID, and $5 for others.

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