3/4/14: Today’s Tips: Tuesday (Mardi Gras)

It’s Mardi Gras! Laissez les bons temps rouler!

MUSIC: Keith Pray’s Big Soul Ensemble @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. Celebrating Woman’s History Month, the 21st century big band focuses on music by women composers, including Yuko Kishimoto, Erica Seguine and Peg Delaney. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Los Lobos @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Yes, they’re from East LA, not New Orleans, but Los Lobos sure do know how to throw a party. 8pm. $40, $55, $65 & $75.

TALK: Gloria Steinem @ Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ Church Street Center, North Adams. Kicking off Women’s History Month, the writer-lecturer-editor and feminist activist delivers the next Public Policy Lecture, “The Progression of Feminism: Where Are We Going?” 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Frank Jaklitsch @ Cafe NOLA, Schenectady. Let’s get the party started! 12noon.

MUSIC: Gaelic Storm @ The Egg, Albany. Since their performance in the 1997 blockbuster feature film “Titanic” catapulted the Irish music band to international acclaim, the band has remained one of the world’s foremost Celtic fusion groups. 7:30pm. $28.

MUSIC: Big Creek @ Cafe NOLA, Schenectady. And the party continues… 6:30pm.

TELEVISION: Phantogram @ “The Late Show With David Letterman” on WRGB-TV. 11:35pm.

MUSIC: Bring Me the Horizon @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Frontman Oli Sykes leads the British band in support of their fourth album, Sempiternal. With Of Mice and Men, Northlane and Issues. 7pm. $24. UPDATE: This show is officially sold out…

THEATER: “Middletown” @ the Black Box Studio at Skidmore College’s Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater, Saratoga Springs. Playwright Will Eno has created seemingly everyday characters with an extraordinary ability to articulate the deepest truths about being human: the clawing anxieties we cover up, the hopes and fears we cultivate, and the desperate need for connection with others. Directed by Daniel Shure. 8pm. $12 general admission; $8 students & seniors. Through Wednesday, March 5.

READING/PERFORMANCE: Nitty Gritty Poetry Slam @ the Low Beat, Albany. 7pm Sign-up; 7:30pm open mic; 8pm slam start. $5; $3 students.

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