3/25/13: Today’s Tips: Monday

THEATER/FUNDRAISER: “Dear Liar” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. WNYT NewsChannel 13 anchors Jim Kambrich and Benita Zahn co-star in Jerome Kilty’s play about the decades-long affair between playwright George Bernard Shaw and the actress Mrs. Patrick (Stella) Campbell. Directed by Bob Goepfert. 7:30pm. $30.

MUSIC: The 1975 @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. British alt-rockers from Manchester on their debut U.S. tour. With Northern Faces. 8pm. FREE.

BURLESQUE: Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque @ the Bayou Cafe, Albany. this month’s special guest host Madame JuJu leads the Bing Bamboo Room Gang through their paces in “Easter Island Hop.” 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Blue Mondays with Matt Durfee @ Albany Public Library, Albany. The singer-songwriter-guitarist performs. 6pm. FREE.

WORKSHOP: Music Matters: Guitar 101 @ Albany Public Library, Albany. The third of four weekly 90-minute workshop sessions and guitar lessons. For all levels of guitarists. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Charlie Kniceley @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Arya Chowdhury @ the Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. 8pm. FREE.

FILM: “Giant” @ Proctors’ Mainstage, Schenectady. The sprawling 1956 epic starring Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean. 3 & 7:30pm. $5.

FILM: “The Deer Hunter” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Michael Cimino’s powerful 1978 film starring Robert Deniro, Christopher Walken and Meryl Streep. 3:30 & 7:30pm. $5.

FILM: “The Big Lebowski” @ Palace Theatre, Albany. The Coen Brothers’ 1998 cult classic should make for quite a run on white russians across the street at McGeary’s. 7pm. $5; children $3.

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