1/27/10: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

MUSIC: Dr. Dog @ Revolution Hall, Troy. The Philly rock quintet dips back to the ’60s and ’70s for its musical influences. With the Growlers. 8:30pm. $14.

THEATER: “Hairspray” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The hit Broadway musical based on the 1988 film by the always outrageous John Waters won eight Tony Awards in 2003, including Best Musical. One night only. 7:30pm. $29.50-$59.50.

MEETING: The Albany Roots Music Society @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Postponed from last week, it’s an organizational meeting of some local fans getting together to support and promote all types of roots music from blues to bluegrass right here in Nippertown. Get in on the ground floor. 7pm. Free.

THEATER: “Edge” @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams, Mass. Marcy J. Savastano portrays the troubled poet Sylvia Plath in Paul Alexander’s intimate drama. 7:30pm.

ART: Public reception for “Material Witness” @ Albany International Airport Gallery. Drawings, photographs, study models and site-specific installations by Rensselaer students imagining new spatial and structural possibilities in found, discarded or recycled materials. 5:30-7:30pm. Free.

DANCE/ART Open Rehearsal for Stefanie Weber’s Creatures of Habitat @ Storefront Artist Project, Pittsfield, Mass. Led by multimedia artist, dancer and choreographer Stefanie Weber, Creatures of Habitat is completing a new performance piece, “habitat (de)fragmentation,” while in residence with the Storefront Artist Project in Pittsfield throughout January. 6:30-8pm. Free.

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