8/13/18: Today’s Top Tips: Monday

MUSIC: SPAC On Stage @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Featuring the Nu Deco Ensemble, a Miami-based virtuosic and eclectic chamber orchestra group designed for the 21st century. Through exciting and adventurous classical music performances, Nu Deco Ensemble presents various styles of music, art, and media collaborations in both traditional and alternative venues. 8pm. $40 & $50.

MUSIC: Melissa Manchester @ Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield. The Grammy Award-winning singer serves up “The Platinum Standard,” a tribute to such great male singers as including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Johnny Mathis. 8pm. $40, $45 & $75.

MUSIC: “American Idol Live” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The Top seven 2018 AI contestants – Cade, Caleb, Catie, Gabby, Jurnee, Maddie and Michael – plus Season 8 AI winner Kris Allen. With Forever in Your Mind. 8pm $29.50, $39.50, $49.50, $59.50 & $89.50.

MUSIC: Bruiser & Bicycle @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Floral Print, Truth Club and Apostrophe S. 7pm. $7.

MUSIC: Voodoo Orchestra @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Drummer-composer Bobby Previte and his band explore the music of Miles Davis’ classic Bitches Brew. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Whiskey Shivers @ Colony, Woodstock. The Washington Post describes their sound as “apocalyptic Americana,” while NPR has hailed their “frenetic bluegrass” and “punk spirit.” With Rain and Left. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Russel the Leaf @ Desperate Annie’s, Saratoga Springs. Philly-based bedroom pop. With Addie Pray, Hamilton Craig and GriffBot. 9:30pm. FREE.

OPEN MIC: Open Mic Night @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm performances.

FILM: “Guardians of the Galaxy” @ South Pearl Street, Albany. The Bites Camera Action film series takes over the street in front of the Times Union Center. 6:30pm music & games; 7:30pm film. FREE. UPDATE: Postponed to Monday, August 27…

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