1/27/11: Today’s Tips: Thursday
FILM: “Bullied” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Night Two if Q-Fest features this 40-minute documentary (narrated by Jane Lynch of “Glee”), which examines one student’s ordeal at the hands of anti-gay bullies. In addition, the evening will feature the screening of student films, as well as a special panel discussion on bullying identification and prevention by the Capital District Gay and Lesbian Community Council. 7:30pm. $9; students $7.
FILM: “Freedom Riders” @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. On the 50th anniversary, this documentary tells the powerful, harrowing and ultimately inspirational story of eight months in 1961 that changed America forever, when 400 black and white Americans risked their lives by traveling together on buses from Washington, DC through the deep south to New Orleans, deliberately violating the Jim Crow laws. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with producer Laurens Grant. 7:30pm. $8; students $5.
MUSIC: Richard Slade @ the Recital Hall at UAlbany’s Performing Arts Center, Albany. Accompanied by pianist Diane Guernsey, the tenor performs a unique, semi-staged performance of Schumann’s “Dichterliebe.” 7:30pm. $8; students and seniors $4. UPDATE: Concert postponed due to illness. New performance date TBA.