12/4/12: Today’s Tips: Tuesday

MUSIC: Billy Joe Shaver @ the Ale House, Troy. Yes, the one and only Billy Joe Shaver, the original country music outlaw. In your face in the intimate Ale House. Yeow! More info here… 8pm. $30.

MUSIC: Carrie Underwood @ the Times Union Center, Albany. The “American Idol” winner and country superstar brings her Blown Away tour to town. With Hunter Hayes. 7:30pm. $43.50, $53.50 & $63.50.

FILM: “The Battery” @ the Foundry, Cohoes. The monthly Foundry Film + Video Series continues with Jeremy Gardner’s feature-length zombie movie filmed in 15 days with a budget of only $6,000. Featuring the soundtrack music of the Parlor. 6:30pm; followed by Q&A with the director. $2.

FUNDRAISER/MUSIC: Explore the Night @ Longfellows Restaurant, Saratoga Springs. The fall fundraising gala with the Saratoga Arts Center featuring great food, conversation and the hot blues of Collette & the Mudcats. 5:30pm. $75; $35 for those under 35.

MUSIC: Keith Pray’s Big Soul Ensemble @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. Modern-day big band sounds. 8pm. FREE.

FILM: “United in Anger: A History of ACT UP” @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. Before there was Occupy Wall Street or the Arab Spring, there was ACT UP… the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power. Twenty five years ago, filmmaker Jim Hubbard began his documentary about the incredible grassroots fight against AIDS and the U.S. government. Hubbard will discuss the film and ACT UP following the screening. A pot-luck dinner with Hubbard will take place at 6pm; bring something to share. Screening at 7pm. $10 suggested donation; $5 student/low income.

MUSIC: Zs @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. The avant garde trio features Sam Hillmer (tenor saxophone), Patrick Higgins (guitar/electronics) and Greg Fox (drums). With Brooklyn’s Ava Luna. The concert will conclude with an ensemble performance of Terry Riley’s minimalist masterpiece “In C.” 9pm. $5.

READING/PERFORMANCE: Nitty Gritty Poetry Slam @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With featured poet Influence from New Haven. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm open mic; 8pm slam. $5; students $3.

MUSIC: The Doc Scanlon Trio @ Jose Malone’s, Troy. 7pm. FREE.

DANCE ON FILM: “The Pharaoh’s Daughter” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Performed by the Bolshoi Ballet. 2 & 7pm. $15; ages 17 & under $10.

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