10/15/18: Today’s Top Tips: Monday

MUSIC/DANCE: NYS Performing Arts Presenters Showcase @ The Egg, Albany. It’s a performing arts smorgasbord, and you’ll be served a sample of live music by Maria Muldaur, Bobby Previte’s Blueprints Ensemble and Richie & Rosie, as well as performances by Garth Fagan Dance and Bridgman Packer Dance. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: A Night of Magic with Stephen Schwartz and Friends @ the College of St. Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts, Albany. The Oscar, Grammy and Tony Award-winning lyricist and composer is joined by Broadway veterans Liz Callaway and Michael McCorry Rose for a series of solos, duets and trios featuring songs from Schwartz’s hit his musicals, including Godspell, Pippin, Wicked and others. 6pm food and drinks; 7:30pm performance. All the funds raised by this event will support the School of the Performing Arts at Proctors and the Capital Repertory Theatre.

THEATER: Dark Day Mondays Free Reading Series @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. The Troy Foundry Theatre presents a reading of Wives’ Tale by Leah Barker (directed by Matthew Winning) and The Inquest by Roy Proctor (directed by KD McTeigue). 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Tony Sano ’87 Memorial Concert @ Schenectady County Community College’s Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, Schenectady. The guitar concert will raise funds for the Tony Sano Scholarship at SUNY Schenectady with performances by Sano’s former students Paul Quigley and Kevin Grudecki; his first classical guitar teacher Ray Andrews; and fellow colleagues Brett Wery, Joel Brown and Sten Isachsen. 7:30pm. $20.

MUSIC: Super Dark Monday @ Desperate Annie’s, Saratoga Springs. A night of experimental hip-hop featuring Oz Alone & Devin B, Mic Lanny & Elsphinx and Major Nino. 9:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Square Loop @ the Low Beat, Albany. Worcester punks. With Seller, Lemon of Choice and Backseat Bullets. 7pm.

ARTIST TALK: “Culture Now: Appreciate | Appropriate” @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. Moderated by Tang Curator-at-Large Isolde Brielmaier, the panel discussion will feature the artist Renee Cox, whose work is in the Tang collection; Matthew Morrison, Assistant Professor in the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts who has written about race, music, and appropriation; and Jessica Andrews, Teen Vogue Digital Fashion Editor, who has written about cultural appropriation, “Heavenly Bodies,” and the 2018 Met Gala. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Augusta Caso @ Williams College’s Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown. The mezzo-soprano Augusta Caso is joined by pianist Dmitry Glivinskiy for an evening of operatic selections. 8pm. FREE.

INSTALLATION: SlowMeDown @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Open throughout the 10YEARS Celebration, SlowMeDown is a moving-image installation by choreographer Maria Hassabi drawing on material from her live dance projects. 12noon-11:30pm. FREE. Through Sunday.

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