4/18/16: Today’s Top Tips: Monday

MUSIC: Dream Theater @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The prog-rockin’ virtuosos – John Petrucci (guitar), John Myung (bass), James LaBrie (vocals), Jordan Rudess (keyboards and continuum) and Mike Mangini (drums) – deliver a one-of-a-kind concert, performing the entirety of their new double concept album, The Astonishing, a tale of a retro-futurist post-apocalyptic dystopia. 7:30pm. $29.75, $39.75, $44.75, $49.75 & $59.75.

MUSIC: 7Horse @ the Low Beat, Albany. Formerly two-thirds of the ’90s band Dada (remember “Dizz Knee Land”?), the LA-based duo 7Horse returns to the Low Beat to celebrate the release of their new album, Livin’ in a Bitch of a World. With Odd Body. 7pm.

MUSIC: Ramblin Jug Stompers @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. Come on down and celebrate Mister Eck;s birthday> 7pm. FREE. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts…

MUSIC/TALK: Steve Gorn @ Union College’s Taylor Music Center, Schenectady. The Taylor Time series continues with “Luminous Ragas: A Concert of Indian Classical Music” featuring Steve Gorn on bansuri flute and Rob Morrison on tabla. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule…

TALK: Pam MacKinnon @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center’s Recital Hall, Albany. The Tony Award-winning director – the recent revivals of the Edward Albee classics, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and “A Delicate Balance” – delivers the 20th annual Burian Lecture. 8pm. Also a free seminar at 4:15pm.

READING: An Evening of Poetry and Prose @ Hudson River Coffee House, Albany. The week-long Albany Word Fest continues… Featuring Allen Parmenter, Daniel Nester, Heidi Pangratis and Brian Dorn. Hosted by Harvey Havel. 6:30pm. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule.

FILM: “Stop Making Sense” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Jonathan Demme’s classic 1984 concert film of Talking Heads. 7pm. $5; $3 kids. UPDATE: This film has been postponed to Monday, April 25 due to scheduling conflicts…

MUSIC: Miranda Cuckson & Nunc @ Williams College’s Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown. The violinist and her ensemble focus on the compositions of living composers. 8pm. FREE.

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