11/24/14: Today’s Tips: Monday


MUSIC: Mondays with Melora @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. It’s the first of a month-long Monday night residency led by Melora Creager (cello, banjo, vocals) of Rasputina and her all-star band featuring stand-up bassist Chops LaConte (the Lustre Kings), accordionist-ukulele player-musical saw-ster Ryder Cooley (Dust Bowl Faeries), pianist-vocalist Luis Mojica and drummer Timothy Oakley (Phantogram, the Mathematicians). Special guests may include singer-violinist Eszter Balint, Kiki *d and Wild Boy with Clare Felice. 8pm. $7.

MUSIC: Emmure @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Vocalist Frankie Palmeri and his bandmates lead the Eternal Enemies Tour. With Acacia Strain, Fit for a King, Kublai Khan, Sylar and Concrete. 6:30pm. $20.

MUSIC: Upstate @ the Falcon, Marlboro. Rebecca Martin (voice/guitar), Guillermo Klein (voice/piano) and Larry Grenadier (bass) continue their weekly Monday night residency with special guests Sara Serpa (vocals) and drummer Lee Falco. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

READING/OPEN MIC: Poets Speak Loud @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. Poetry open mic and featured readers Eliza Ryan, Gabriel Squailia, Melissa Quirk and Stan Spencer. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Saint Rose Chamber Jazz Ensemble @ College of St. Rose’s Massry Center, Albany. 8pm. FREE.

FILM: “Doctor Zhivago” @ Proctors, Schenectady. David Lean’s 1965 sweeping epic film is an exploration of the Russian Revolution as seen from the point of view of the intellectual, introspective title character (Omar Sharif). As the political landscape changes, and the Czarist regime comes to an end, Dr. Zhivago’s relationships reflect the political turmoil raging about him. Though he is married, the vagaries of war lead him to begin a love affair with the beautiful Lara (Julie Christie). 3 & 7pm. $5.

DISCUSSION: “Revisiting ‘The Birth of a Nation’: A Community Dialogue on Racial Progress” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. In the wake of Proctors’ screening of D.W. Griffith’s pioneering but controversial film last month, the theater hosts a public discussion about the film and its legacy, featuring filmmakers, producers, historians and sociologists connecting the film’s historical, provocative and racist depictions of African Americans to images in society, popular culture and the media today. 7pm. FREE.

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