5/8/18: Today’s Top Tips: Tuesday

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MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: William Close & the Earth Harp Collective @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. A benefit concert featuring the internationally renowned ensemble and the Earth Harp — an instrument invented and created by William Close. The Earth Harp’s giant strings will run from the stage out over the audience, transforming the Palace into an instrument and allowing the audience to experience the music literally from within the instrument. The New York Times says, “It’s like sitting inside a giant cello.” A benefit for Albany Medical Center and St. Peter’s Hospital. 8pm. $38, $48 & $58.

MUSIC: Chuck Lamb Trio @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The piano trio’s monthly Jazz at Caffe Lena concert series continues with special guests saxophonist John Ellis. 7pm. $22.

MUSIC: Findlay Cockrell @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Pianist Findlay Cockrell wraps up the Music@Noon series with soprano Corine Salon and violinist Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz performing music by Edvard Grieg. 12noon. FREE.

READING/ART: Master of Fine Arts Thesis Event @ UAlbany Art Museum, Albany. Artist and MFA candidate Darian Longmire activates his installation with a live sound collage performance, while writer and PhD candidate Laurin Jefferson will open the event with a sci-fi themed short reading. Refreshments and pizza will be served. 5pm.

MUSIC: We Were Sharks @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. Canadian pop-punk band. With Boys of Fall, Rival Town, Perfect Score, The Northway and Nice Try Kid. 7pm. $15.

THEATER: Three Ring Revenge! Or Cirque D’Slay @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The Matinee Theater Players present a madcap murder mystery written by Karleen Hayden. 1pm. $10.

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

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

OPEN MIC: Open Mic Night @ Eden Cafe, Loudonville. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm performances.

OPERA ON SCREEN: “Macbeth” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 production of Verdi’s opera for The Royal Opera is richly hued, shot through with black, red and gold. The witches – imagined by designer Anthony Ward as strange, scarlet-turbaned creatures – are ever-present agents of fate. Lloyd depicts the Macbeths’ childlessness as the dark sadness lurking behind their terrible deeds. The Royal Opera’s production uses Verdi’s 1865 Paris revision of the opera, which includes Lady Macbeth’s riveting aria “La luce langue.” 2 & 6:30pm.

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