1/29/13: Today’s Tips: Tuesday

THEATER: “The Pillowman” @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Channel Z Theater presents Martin McDonagh’s bold, dark comedy about a hapless writer living in a police state who is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a number of bizarre child murders occurring in his town. Directed by Irma Zehr. 7:30pm. $15; students & seniors $12. Through Tuesday, February 5.

MUSIC: For Today @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With Memphis May Fire, the Word Alive, Upon a Burning Body and Gideon. 6:35pm. $20.

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

MUSIC: Acoustic Bear Bones Project @ Jose Malone’s, Troy. 7pm.

MUSIC: Summer of Bootsy @ the Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. It’s what you get when you mash up Summer of Doug with Uncle Bootsy… 8pm.

READING/PERFORMANCE: WxW Winter Invitational Poetry Slam @ yBar, Pittsfield. Slam with a twist – the spoken word equivalent of an obstacle course with competing wordsmiths facing a different challenge revealed just prior to each round. Hosted by poet Melissa Quirk. 8pm. FREE.

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