5/23/11: Today’s Tips: Monday

MUSIC: Cruudeuces @ Upstate Artists Guild, Albany. Thundering noisescapes. Century Plants team up with Burnt Hills drummer Phil Donnelly. Poet Bill Shute joins forces with Sandra Burgess and Parashi. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Rusty Belle @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Amherst-based trio promises “whiskey lullabies, blood ballads, busted bluegrass and folk-punk anthems.” With Szelrossa. 8pm. FREE.

BURLESQUE: Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque @ Savannah’s, Albany. Emcee Guy Smiley helms the monthly evening of tassles and vaudeville with P.J. Gonzalez, Majik Mark, Honey Cummings, Becienz, Erick James and the Forbidden Oddities Sideshow. 8 & 10pm. $10.

MUSIC: Hillfolk @ Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. Brenda Fisher (formerly of Begonia) and Nancy Crowther serve up some tasty folkabilly, along with a sampling of bluegrass and country & western tunes. 7pm. FREE.

READINGS: Poets Speak Loud @ McGeary’s, Albany. Open mic for poets. 7pm sign-up. 8pm readings.

MUSIC ON FILM: Philadelphia Orchestra @ Proctors, Schenectady. Charles Dutoit conducts Beethoven’s Ninth. 8pm. $18; seniors and students $16. Also 9:45am on Tuesday.

MUSIC: Michelle Stewart @ Quintessence, Albany. Italian classical violin. 7pm. FREE.

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