11/23/15: Today’s Top Tips: Monday
MUSIC: Shinedown & Breaking Benjamin @ the Times Union Center, Albany. Shinedown takes the stage in support of their new album Threat to Survival, while multi-platinum rockers Breaking Benjamin scored their first No. 1 album with their latest, Dark Before Dawn. With Sevendust. 7pm. $39.75 & $45.
ARTIST TALK: Alexander Ross @ UAlbany’s Boor Sculpture Studio, Albany. A lecture by the Great Barrington-based painter whose work will be included in a major exhibition that will take place July-December 2016 at the University Art Museum exploring the de-stabilizing impact of global climate change and our conflicted relationship to the natural world. 4:30pm. FREE.
FILM: “The Assassin” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien won Best Director honors at this year’s Cannes Film Festival with his wondrous, awe-inspiring take on the traditional martial arts film. 2:30, 5 & 7:30pm. Also at 2:30, 5 & 7:30pm Tuesday.