8/6/18: Today’s Top Tips: Monday


MUSIC: SPAC on Stage @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. After emerging with the $100,000 Grand Prize at the 2017 M-Prize Competition, the largest prize for chamber music in the world, Russian Renaissance has firmly established itself as one of the most electrifying and exhilarating ensembles of today. Through stunning performances of everything from tango to folk to jazz, Russian Renaissance is redefining the possibilities of their traditional Russian folk instruments (balalaika, domra/domra alto, button accordion and balalaika contrabasso) and capturing the attention of audiences worldwide. 8pm. $40 & $50.

MUSIC: Ustad Shafaat Khan @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Ustad Khan returns to Bridge Street Theatre with an another outstanding performance of Indian classical music. This is a profound musical art form and Ustad Khan is incredibly talented, and is also a charming and articulate guide to understanding this age-old music. Performing with Sunder Venkatesan (tabla) and Rosa Lynda (tanpura/dance). 7:30pm. $20.

PARTICIPATORY READING: “Hiroshima” @ Townsend Park, Albany. A community reading of John Hersey’s “Hiroshima” on the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Those interested in reading can sign up to participate when they arrive. 11am. FREE.

MAGIC: The Magic Bar @ Wood Theater, Glens Falls. A one-of-a-kind entertainment experience where you’ll watch multiple close-up magicians as you travel around the room, grabbing drinks along the way. (Drinks not included in admission price.) 5:30 & 7:30pm. $30.

MUSIC: Wild Pink @ Colony, Woodstock. singer-songwriter John Ross leads the NYC band in support of their sophomore album, Yolk in the Fur. With Thunder Dreamer. 8pm. $12.

OPEN MIC: Open Mic Night @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm performances.

JAM SESSION: Blue Monday Blues Jam @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. Hosted by Scotty Mac. 8pm. FREE.

FILM: “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” @ South Pearl Street, Albany. The Bites Camera Action film series takes over the street in front of the Times Union Center. 6:30pm music & games; 7:30pm film. FREE.

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