11/1/16: Today’s Top Tips: Tuesday

MUSIC: Shonen Knife @ the Low Beat, Albany. Straight outta Osaka, Japan, Naoko Yamano leads the legendary garage-rockin’ band on their 35th anniversary tour. Will the Osaka Ramones show up, too? With Bare Mattress. 7:30pm. $18. GO HERE to read concert review…

MUSIC: Indigo Girls @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. Emily Saliers & Amy Ray released their 16th studio album, One Lost Day, in June. With Becky Warren. 8pm. $39.50, $49.50 & $75.

ARTIST TALK: “Chasing the Light” @ Skidmore College’s Davis Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. A storytelling event and slide show featuring legendary rock and roll photographer Jay Blakesberg. Followed by Q&A. 7pm. FREE.

COMEDY: Chris D’Elia @ the Funny Bone, Guilderland. The star of such NBC-TV sitcoms “Whitney” and “Undateable” brings his stand-up comedy to town. 7:30pm. $30 & $50. Also at 7:30pm on Wednesday.

MUSIC: Keith Pray’s Big Soul Ensemble @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. 21st century big band music. 8pm. FREE.

ARTIST TALK: JoAnne Carson @ UAlbany’s University Art Museum, Albany. The UAlbany Professor of Art, Guggenheim Fellow and exhibition artist discusses her work, as well as ideas that have emerged through her re-curation of works from the UAlbany Fine Arts Collection in the “Future Perfect” exhibition. 7pm. FREE.

READING: Howard Frank Mosher @ NYS Museum’s Huxley Theatre, Albany. The acclaimed Vermont novelist, whose latest book is 2015’s “God’s Kingdom,” has been compared to Richard Russo and Mark Twain. 8pm. FREE. Also a free seminar at UAlbany Campus Center’s Assembly Hall, Albany 4:15pm.

ARTIST TALK: Angela Washko @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. The acclaimed artist, writer and facilitator is devoted to creating new forums for discussions of feminism in the spaces most hostile toward it. 6:30pm. FREE.

TALK: David Kaczynski @ Skidmore College’s Gannett Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. The author of “Every Last Tie: The Story of the Unabomber and His Family,” based on his experiences as the brother who turned in Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, will discuss recovery from trauma, mental illness, the death penalty and forgiveness. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Empire State Youth Orchestra @ Proctors, Schenectady. Conductor Helen Cha-Pyo leads the orchestra in a program of works by Antonin Dvořák and Gustav Mahler. 1pm. FREE.

DISCUSSION: “Art After Democracy” @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. The informal gathering centers loosely on post-1989 art to consider the place of critical politics, theory, and the “post-socialist” condition. 5:30pm.

OPEN MIC: Open Mic with Cameron & Ryder @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. 6pm sign-up; 7pm performance. FREE.

FILM: “Singin’ in the Rain” @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Gene Kelly dances up a storm… 1 & 7pm. $5.

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