4/5/10: Today’s Tips: Monday


CELEBRATION: Dyngus Day @ the Empire State Plaza’s South Concourse, Albany. It’s the annual Easter Monday celebration of all things Polish. You would know this if you grew up in Buffalo, which boasts the world’s biggest Dyngus Day party. It’s all about pussy willows, polkas and Polish Pride. Here in Nippertown, the Polish Community Center hosts Albany’s own Dyngus Day celebration. 10am-2pm. Free.

MUSIC: Blank Dogs, Wetdog, Dead Friend @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. It’s Dogs’ Night Out, as the elusive Blank Dogs shares the bill with female Brit trio Wetdog. Albany’s own Dead Friend also takes the stage. 8pm. $8.

EATS: Kay’s Pizza, Averill Park. It’s opening day! Yummmm… 5-11pm.

MUSIC: David Gray @ The Egg, Albany. The 41-year-old Brit singer-songwriter has been rolling along since the breakthrough success of his multi-platinum 1998 album, “White Ladders.” His latest is “Draw the Line” – and, no, it’s not an Aerosmith tribute album. 8pm. SOLD OUT.

FILM: “Trumbo” @ the Powell House Quaker Conference and Retreat Center, Old Chatham. Documentary about Dalton Trumbo, the champion of free speech and blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter (“Spartacus,” “Johnny Got His Gun,” “Papillon” and one of our all-time favorites, “Lonely Are the Brave”). 7pm. Free.

MUSIC: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys @ Tess’ Lark Tavern, Albany. Bluegrass, Americana and more as the Railroad Boys chug into Tess’ for their monthly gig. 7:30pm. Free.

FILM: “All About Eve” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Great script (by director Joseph Mankiewicz) and casting (Bette! Bette! Bette!) resulted in six Academy Awards – including Best Picture – for this witty and oh-so-cynical 1950 film about life in the theater. 7pm. $5; kids $3.

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