10/19/15: Today’s Top Tips: Monday
MUSIC: Ramblin Jug Stompers @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. Bowtie, Cousin Clyde, Mister Eck and Wild Bill are back at their home base for their long-running third-Monday-of-the-month residency. “The doctor says give ’em jug band music, it seems to make ’em feel just fine…” 7pm. FREE.
MUSIC: In the Valley Below @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Crowd favorites at last month’s PearlPalooza, Jeffrey Jacob Mendel (vocals, guitar) and Angela Gail Mattson (vocals, keyboard) leads the California band in another free downtown show. 9pm. $15.
COMEDY: Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show @ Proctors, Schenectady. It’s a special edition of Proctors’ monthly comedy showcase with stand-up comedian Shane Mauss serves up his new show, “This is Your Shane on Drugs,” an hour-long set that controversially covers one of Mauss’ lifelong passions — psychedelics. 8pm. $20.
FILM: “Suffragette” @ the Crandell Theatre, Chatham. The seven-day FilmColumbia Festival kicks off with a shocking drama about the women’s rights movement in Britain in the early 1900s starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Meryl Streep and Anne-Marie Duff. Directed by Sarah Gavron. 5:30pm. $16.
FILM: “Mia Madre” @ the Crandell Theatre, Chatham. The FilmColumbia Festival’s opening night continues with director Nanni Moretti’s new dramedy starring John Turturro as a temperamental movie star driving director Margherita Buy crazy as she struggles to retain control of her movie. 8pm.
FILM/FUNDRAISER: “Schindler’s List” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The incredible true story of the enigmatic Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson), who saved the lives of more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust. A benefit screening for USC Shoah Foundation. 2:30 & 7pm. $5.
FILM: “My Fair Lady” @ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. In honor of its 50th anniversary, it’s a screening of the newly restored eight-time Academy Award-winning musical starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison. 7pm.