5/4/15: Today’s Top Tips: Monday

MUSIC: William Tyler @ the Low Beat, Albany. You may know him as a member of Lambchop or Silver Jews. But the singer-songwriter-guitarist extraordinaire and Nashville native is also an acclaimed solo recording artist. In support of his latest album, Impossible Truth. With Century Plants and Andrew Joseph Weaver. 7:30pm. $10.GO HERE to win FREE tickets…

TALK: “Low Power to the People” @ Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. Author Christina Dunbar-Hester and low power radio activist Pete Tridish lead a celebration of the ground-breaking media democracy work by the Prometheus Radio Project — from its origins as a pirate broadcasting collective to its evolution into a potent force building and expanding access to new, licensed stations. 5-6:30pm community potluck dinner; 7pm talk.

FILM: “Blade Runner” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi-noir classic. 2:30, 5 & 7:30pm. $5.

MUSIC: Griffin House @ the Falcon, Marlboro. The Nashville-based pop-rocker singer songwriter rolls into town in support of his latest release, Songs for a Prisoner: Griffin House LIVE from Prison, a five-song EP. With Sam & Margot. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. Bluegrass on wry… with Kevin Maul sittin’ in. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Knuckle Puck @ Bogie’s, Albany. One of the finale shows before Bogie’s closes its doors for good… With Broken Field Runner, Firestarter, Routine. Doors open at 7pm. $15. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: The Late Regulars @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. 8pm. $5.

READING: Santiago Vizcaino @ UAlbany Science Library’s Room 340, Albany. The leading poet of Ecuador and award-winning translator of Latin American literature Alexis Levitin present a bilingual reading of their new book of poetry in English translation, “Destruction in the Afternoon.” 4:15pm. FREE.

THEATER ON FILM: “The Hard Problem” @ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard’s new play deals with a young psychology researcher at a brain science institute, who is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet: If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? 7pm. $15; $12 for ages 12 & under.

FILM: “An Honest Liar” @ the Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. One screening only. This fascinating film tells the story of the world-famous magician, escape artist and world-renowned enemy of deception, James “The Amazing” Randi. The film brings to life Randi’s intricate investigations that publicly exposed psychics, faith healers, and con-artists with quasi-religious fervor. With a Skype Q&A with the Amazing Randi following the screening. 6:30pm. $10.25.

FILM: “American Graffiti” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. George Lucas’ 1973, pre-“Star Wars” gem. 7pm.

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