3/6/18: Today’s Top Tips: Tuesday

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MUSIC: Bombay Rickey @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Praised as “a true treat for the adventurous ear” (TimeOut NY), the five-piece band boasts a unique sound evocative of 1960s movie soundscapes. The group plays both covers and original music that borrow equally from the worlds of surf rock, cumbia, spaghetti-Western, and Bollywood, balanced out with soaring operatic vocals. 7:30pm. $20. GO HERE for more info…

TALK: Joachim Frank @ New York State Museum’s Huxley Theater, Albany. A long-time UAlbany faculty member in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and founder of the field of single-particle cryo-electron microscopy, he shared the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Currently on faculty at Columbia University, Frank lived and worked in the Capital Region for more than three decades as a scientist, author, artist, poet and photographer. Among other things, he will discuss the relationship between creativity in the arts and the sciences. 7:30pm. FREE. Also, a conversation about a life in the arts and sciences at 4:15pm at UAlbany Life Sciences Research Building’s D’Ambra Auditorium, Albany. GO HERE for more info…

THEATER: “The Humans” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Play, the angst, anguish and amity of the American middle class are first coaxed – then shoved – into the light in this uproarious, hopeful, and heartbreaking play that takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. The cast is led by Richard Thomas (“The Waltons”) and Pamela Reed (“Parks and Recreation”) with the entire creative team from the Broadway production, including Tony Award-winning director Joe Mantello and including Tony Award-winning scenic designer David Zinn. 7:30pm. $20–$70. Through Sunday. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Big Soul Ensemble @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. Saxman Keith Pray brings his 21st century big band back for their monthly Van Dyck gig. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Aaron Carter @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. The former tween heatrthrob racked up four studio albums that went triple-platinum or better. Now at age 30, he’s back with his new album, Love, released in January. With alt-popster Amy Guess. 7pm. $20; VIP $65.

DANCE: Dublin Irish Dance Company @ The Egg, Albany. World champion step dancers, accompanied by an accomplished band of Celtic musicians, journey from rural Ireland to America where ancient Celtic melodies fuse with African rhythms, creating the foundation for tap dance and early roots music. 7pm. $34.

MUSIC: Layden & the Lion @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. The Louisiana band offers up a set of sonic powerhouse songs, blending gruff aggressive melodic music with Americana sensibilities. With NPK and A Judgmental Swarm of Bees.

MUSIC: Robert Levin @ Williams College’s Chapin Hall, Williamstown. The pianist presents an all-Mozart concert. 8pm. FREE.

OPEN MIC: Open Mic with Cameron & Ryder @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. 6pm sign-up; 7pm show. FREE.

PERFORMANCE: Nitty Gritty Poetry Slam @ the Low Beat, Albany. Open mic and poetry slam. 7pm.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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