9/27/10: Today’s Tips: Monday

MUSIC: Gurf Morlix @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. He’s an Americana music hero, having produced stellar albums for such A-listers as Lucinda Williams, Buddy Miller and Robert Earl Keen. But the Buffalo-born singer-songwriter is also an excellent performer in his own right, currently touring in support of his latest album, “Last Exit to Happyland.” 8pm. $10.

BURLESQUE: Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque @ Savannah’s, Albany. Nippertown’s retro burlesque/vaudeville mash-up performance celebrates its sixth anniversary tonight. That’s six years of putting it on – and taking it off. Guy Smiley hosts tonight’s celebratory shindig, which features Scooter Pie, Samara, Marie RaMoan, Madame Trixie, the Primalmatic Pryroaddicts, Lilly Allure, Bella Vendetta, Maxine de la Obscene, Jaye McBride and Mister James. 8 & 10pm. $8.

RADIO: “Cats & Dogs (Or Is It Dogs & Cats)” @ WEXT-FM. In honor of the Mohawk & Hudson River Humane Society’s upcoming Art Saves Animals reception and art auction on Thursday, Nippertown.com’s Greg Haymes hosts a two-hour special featuring songs about our fine, furry, four-legged friends. 6pm.

FILM: “Metropolis” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Fritz Lang’s classic 1927 sci-fi silent film like you’ve never seen it before – with 25 minutes of previous lost footage restored to the original masterpiece. Accompanied by organist Avery Tunningley on Goldie, Proctors’ mighty Wurlitzer organ. 7:30pm. $12; students and seniors $10.

READING: Poets Speak Loud @ McGeary’s, Albany. With Tess Collins at the helm and her staff behind the bar, McGeary’s is slowing reviving so many of those old Tess’ Lark Tavern traditions. Tonight marks the return of the poetry open mic night hosted by the always charming and delightful Mary Panza. Sign-up @ 7pm; readings begin at 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Abigail Washburn @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. The sublime world-music banjo gal – of the Sparrow Quartet and Uncle Earl – brings her Prelude Tour to Northampton with a batch of new musician-collaborators including Kai Welch, Rob Hecht, Jamie Dick and Jared Engel. With Hillsdale roots band Minivans opening the show. 7pm. $20.

FILM: The Manhattan Short Film Festival @ the Madison Theater, Albany. 12:10, 2:10, 4:10, 7:10 & 9:30pm. $8. Also at Space 360, Hudson. 6pm.

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