5/10/16: Today’s Top Tips: Tuesday

THEATER: “Once” @ Proctors, Schenectady. It’s opening night! Based on the charming, Oscar-winning film of the same name and featuring the music of the Swell Season (Marketa Irglova and Glen Hansard), the acclaimed stage musical won eight Tony Awards (including Best Musical), as well as a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album. 7:30pm. $20-$80. Through Sunday.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Trace Adkins @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The booming country singer (including his latest hit, “Jesus and Jones”), actor (starring in the upcoming “Traded” with Kris Kristofferson) and reality TV star (2013 winner on “The All Star Celebrity Apprentice”) plays an acoustic benefit concert for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. With LoCash. 7pm. $25.

MUSIC: Findlay Cockrell @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The acclaimed classical pianist returns as usual for the final concert of the Music at Noon series. 12noon. FREE.

THEATER: “A Trip to Bountiful” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Join the inspiring pilgrimage to the small town of Bountiful, Texas with Carrie Watts, the charming, aging widow who escapes her controlling daughter-in-law and son’s three-room Houston apartment to visit her childhood home one last time. 7:30pm. $20-$55. Through Sunday (May 15).

OPEN MIC/COMEDY: The Low Beat Comedy Open Mic @ the Low Beat, Albany. Hosted by Carlilse Carey with featured comedian Dan Geurin. 7:30pm sign-up.

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