4/16/13: Today’s Tips: Tuesday

MUSIC: Empire Jazz Orchestra @ Schenectady County Community College’s Carl Taylor Auditorium, Schenectady. The 19-piece big band will be joined by special guest artist trumpeter Claudio Roditi. 8pm. $20; students $6.

READING/PERFORMANCE: Nitty Gritty Poetry Slam @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. An Albany WordFest event. Albany’s poetry slam continues with open mic host Mojavi and slam master Thom Francis at the helm. This edition features the long-awaited Haiku Battle! 7pm. $5; students $3.

MUSIC: Tom Carroll @ the Lion’s Den at the Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge. 8pm. FREE.

OPERA ON FILM: “Eugene Onegin” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Tchaikovsky’s classic featuring Simon Keenlyside in the title role. 2 & 7pm. $20; ages 17 and under $16.

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