6/13/11: Today’s Tips: Monday

MUSIC: Holland Hopson @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. Fusing together his banjo with electronics, retro-futurist Hopson celebrates throws a record release party for his new CD, “Post & Beam.” The lineup also features Matthew Carefully and Century Plants. 8pm. $10 admission includes a copy of the new CD.

MUSIC: The Nelsonvillians @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. New Paltz-based underground rockers. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes & Blaze @ McGeary’s, Albany. Harkes – named Nippertown’s No. 1 singer-songwriter in last week’s Times Union Readers’ Poll – teams up with guitarist Blaze for their second-Monday-of-the-month residency at McGeary’s. 7:30pm. FREE.

THEATER ON FILM: “The Importance of Being Earnest” @ the Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. The Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony Award-winning production of the Oscar Wilde classic, starring and directed by Brian Bedford. 7pm. $15; 12 and under $12.

OPERA ON FILM: “Macbeth” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Verdi adds soaring music to Shakespeare’s Scottish play with Simon Keenlyside in the title role. From the Royal Opera House in London. 2:30 & 7pm. $25.

MUSIC: Monday Madness @ Villa Valenti Pub, Troy. Ralph Renna hosts as Junkhead’s Vinnie Corrodore plays solo acoustic. 7pm. FREE.

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