4/17/18: Today’s Top 10 Tips: Tuesday

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MUSIC: The Empire Jazz Orchestra @ Schenectady County Community College’s Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, Schenectady, After more than 30 years at the helm, founder and director Bill Meckley is leading the big band one last time through the songbags of Duke Ellington, Gil Evans, Dave Holland and the EJO’s own saxman Keith Pray. 8pm. $20; students $6. GO HERE to read an interview with Bill Meckley…

MUSIC: Edensong @ Savoy Taproom, Albany. The NYC-based neo-prog-rock quintet makes their Greater Nippertown debut. With Seaspan. 10pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Brit Floyd @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Oh, yeah, it’s time for this week’s Pink Floyd tribute band concert… 7:30pm. $39.50, $49.50, $54.50 & $64.50.

MUSIC: Banners @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Clarinet Marmalade Quartet @ St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Troy. Skip Parsons, clarinet; Tim Coakley, drums; Ron Hunt, piano; and Pete Toigo, bass whip up a lunchtime concert of New Orleans-rooted traditional jazz. 12noon. FREE.

THEATER: “Blithe Spirit” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. One highly spirited wife is fun, but two is fertile ground for this smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages from the witty pen of Noël Coward. Meet cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine (Gary Lindemann), re-married to Ruth (Brenny Rabine) but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira (Yvonne Perry), who has been conjured up by a visiting “happy medium,” one Madame Arcati (Eileen Schuyler). 7:30pm. Through Sunday, May 6. GO HERE to read a review…

READINGS: Sara Nović and Peter Golden @ New York State Museum’s Huxley Theater, Albany. Sara Nović, acclaimed first-time novelist, is a notable fig­ure in the American deaf community, founder of the deaf rights and culture website, REDEAFINED.com, and an elo­quent explainer of the riches of the deaf experience. Her debut novel, “Girl at War,” tells the story of a girl’s coming of age during the collapse of the former Yugoslavia. Peter Golden is the author of the new novel, “Nothing Is Forgotten,” about a young man from New Jersey who travels to Khrushchev’s Russia, where he discovers love and the long-buried secrets of his heritage. 7:30pm. FREE. ALSO a free craft talk at 4:15pm at UAlbany Science Library’s Standish Room, Albany.

TALK/MUSIC: Rochmon Record Club @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Chuck Vosganian’s monthly multimedia examination of a classic rock album focuses on Jimi Hendrix’s Smash Hits. 7pm. $5.

MUSIC: Gray Witch @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. Heartland goth folk. With Garrett Walters and NPK. 8:30pm. $7.

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

THEATER ON SCREEN: “Julius Caesar” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Shakespeare’s classic from London’s National Theatre, starring Ben Whishaw, Michelle Fairley, David Calder and David Morrissey. 2 & 6:30pm. $15.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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