2/4/14: Today’s Tips: Tuesday

MUSIC: Keith Pray’s Big Soul Ensemble @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. 21st century big band. 8pm. FREE.

READING: Walter Mosley @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center’s Recital Hall, Albany. The best-selling author of more than 40 books is best known is best-known for a series of mystery novels set in Los Angeles featuring African American private investigator Easy Rawlins. With Frankie Y. Bailey, novelist and criminal justice scholar. 8pm. FREE. Also a free seminar at the Recital Hall at 4pm.

MUSIC: Josephine Foster & the Amigos @ the Half Moon, Hudson. With Fountainsun and Alexander Turnquist. 9pm. $10.

THEATER: “The Mountaintop” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Katori Hall’s play brings new humanity to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in the hours before his assassination at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. Directed by Nick Mangano, the dynamic drama stars Brandon Jones and Liz Morgan. 7:30pm. $20-$60; $16 students. Through Sunday, February 9. GO HERE to read review…

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

TALK: “Making Art with 3D Printers” @ the Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield. Digital fabrication techniques are quickly becoming affordable at a consumer level, but what exactly is 3D printing? See some real life examples of hi-tech works created using these processes by local artist Phil Webster. 7pm. FREE.

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