3/19/14: Today’s Tips: Wednesday
DISCUSSION: “12 Years a Slave” @ Skidmore College’s Wilson Memorial Chapel, Saratoga Springs. Rachel Seligman, associate curator of the Tang Museum, hosts a panel on the book and the Academy Award-winning movie on the life of Solomon Northup. Learn more about the Saratoga Springs history behind the story. 7pm.
THEATER: “Gypsy: A Musical Fable” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany.”Everything’s Coming Up Roses…” Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill directs the classic musical based on the memoirs of famed stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, featuring a cast of 23 from Broadway star Mary Callanan to local TV personality Benita Zahn. 7:30pm. $20-$65. Through April 13.
ARTIST TALK: “Growing Neolifism” @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. Bio-artist, researcher and curator Oron Catts discusses his work with the Tissue Culture and Art Project. 7pm. $10 suggested donation; $5 students & low-income.
MUSIC: Mobile Deathcamp @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. It’s metal night! Guitarist Todd Evans (formerly known as Beefcake the Mighty dureing his six-year tenure with Gwar) leads his current band. With Satan Place, Dark Matter and Jesus Christ & the Hallucinogenic All-Stars. 9pm. $10; $15 if under 21.
THEATER ON FILM: “War Horse” @ Mahaiwe Perfoming Arts Center, Great Barrington. If you missed the stunning, live-in-person stage production at Proctors earlier this year, this might be the next best thing. 1pm. $25; $18 for students.