3/27/18: Today’s Top Tips: Tuesday

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TALK: Tyler Oakley @ UAlbany’s SEFCU Arena, Albany. YouTube guy and “pop culture phenomenon.” 7:30pm. FREE.

TALK: Archer Mayor and Rabi Musah @ UAlbany Life Sciences Research Building’s D’Ambra Auditorium, Albany. The talk is “Corpses, Blow Flies, and Post-Mortem Forensics.” Mystery meets chemistry… Archer Mayor, bestselling mystery author, has also worked for decades as a death investigator for Vermont’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and as a detective for the Windham County Sheriff’s Office. His Joe Gunther detective series, begun in 1988, has become one of the most critically acclaimed police procedural series being written today. Set partly in Albany, the 28th book in the series is 2017’s “Trace.” Rabi Musah is UAlbany Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Musah Research Lab, where she is pioneering a process to pinpoint a corpse’s time-of-death based on a chemical analysis of blow fly eggs. An expert in the scientific evaluation of folk medicine and medicinal plants, Musah has earned national media attention from PBS’s “NOVA,” The Huffington Post and New Scientist. And, yes, the evening will also feature a large number of live blow flies contained in a special cage. At the end of the event (in the name of science, education, and mystery fiction!) the flies will be fed raw liver, enabling the audience to observe their behavior. 7:30pm. FREE. Also a free talk about the craft of mystery writing with Archer Mayor at UAlbany Science Library’s Standish Room, Albany at 4:15pm.

MUSIC: The Dave Kitchen Jazz Trio @ Arthur’s Market, Schenectady. 7pm.

MUSIC: Columbia High School Concert, Symphonic and Jazz Bands @ Columbia High School, East Greenbush. Drummer and vibraphonist Michael Benedict will be the featured guest artist in a tribute to Lionel Hampton. 7pm. $3.

MUSIC: Jerry Vallens @ Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. 7pm.

FILM/TALK: “Point & Shoot” @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. A stunning portrait of how the ever-present cameras in our selfie society not only record our lives, but also craft who we become. Followed by a panel discussion. 6:30pm. FREE.

OPEN MIC/STORYTELLING: “Finding My Place” @ UAlbany Art Museum, Albany. Gregor Wynnyczuk hosts an open-mic storytelling event in conjunction with the exhibition “This Place,” centered on the theme of finding one’s place – whether it be geographically, or in relation to others. 5pm sign-up.

COMEDY OPEN MIC: Low Beat Comedy Open Mic Night @ the Low Beat, Albany. 7pm.

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

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