10/15/13: Today’s Tips: Tuesday

DANCE: “Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty: A Gothic Romance” @ Proctors, Schenectady. With a distinctive theatrical vision, Bourne has won Tony Awards as both choreographer and director, and he puts both skill sets to good use with a transformative production of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet. The haunting new scenario is a gothic tale for all ages; the traditional tale of good vs. evil and rebirth is turned upside-down, creating a supernatural love story that features ravishing stage sets, enthralling puppetry and, yes, vampires, too. 7:30pm. $20, $30, $40, $50 & $60. Through October 20.

MUSIC: The Peculiar Pretzelmen @ the Anchor, Kingston. The LA-based band conjures up a madman’s brew of rock, avant-Americana, pre-war blues and hammer & brimstone – a wicked concoction of both poison and antidote. With Gold Hope Duo. 9pm. $5.

MUSIC/WORKSHOP: Matt Durfee & Music Matters @ the Albany Public Library, Albany. Singer-songwriter-guitarist Durfee offers a free concert prior to the Music Matters Guitar Workshop taught by Tor Loney and Ben Himmelfarb. 6pm music; 7pm workshop. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: The Jonas Brothers @ the Palace Theater, Albany. Teen-pop stars launch their comeback. With Bonnie McKee. 8pm. $39.50, $59.50, $69.50 & $89.50. UPDATE: This concert has been cancelled.

MUSIC: The Empire Jazz Orchestra @ Schenectady County Community College’s Carl B. Taylor Community Auditorium, Schenectady. Big band performance of Duke Ellington’s “A Tone Parallel to Harlem” and more. 8pm. $20; $6 students.

THEATER: “Venus in Fur” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. It’s the regional premiere of David Ives’ sexy, funny, Tony Award-winning dramedy, directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill. 7:30pm. Tickets range from $20 to $60. Through October 20. GO HERE for more info…

SPOKEN WORD: Franny Choi @ yBar, Pittsfield. Presented by WordXWord in conjunction with Out in the Berkshires. With Aaron Samuels. 8pm. FREE.

SPOKEN WORD: Nitty Gritty Poetry Slam @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Oh, oh… it’s the annual Inappropriate Slam. Sign up at 7pm; open mic at 7:30pm; poetry slam at 8pm. $5; $3.00 students.

MUSIC: Open Jam @ Jose Malone’s, Troy. 7pm.

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