3/10/10: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

MUSIC: That 1 Guy @ Red Square, Albany. 9pm. $12. I don’t even know how to begin to describe this, so just watch this video instead, and maybe you can figure it out:

MUSIC: Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned, Beware! The Other Head of Science, Rain in Spain @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. It’s fond hometown send-off for Sgt. Dunbar, who are headed back to SXSW in Austin. Their tour is slated to land in 10 states and Washington, DC. And Beware! is riding high on the release of their wild, wild “Big American Godzilla Party” CD. Guaranteed fun. 8pm.

POETRY/PERFORMANCE: Iyeoka Ivie Okoawo @ Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ Gallery 51, North Adams, Mass. The two-time National Poetry Slam finalist brings the poems and the passion. 7:30pm. $12.

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INSTALLATION: Chris Salter: Just Noticeable Difference @ EMPAC. Due to a sold-out run, this event has been extended through 6 PM on Friday March, 12. It’s an installation where visitors enter an environment of almost total darkness and silence but once inside find that the chamber emits micro-levels of visual, auditory, and tactile feedback that changes in response to their movements. And it’s free but reservations are required, so call the EMPAC box office today at 518.276.3921 to snap up a spot.

MUSIC: “Dancing On the Air” featuring Jay Unger & Molly Mason @ The Linda, Albany. Come on down to WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio and join in the fun with special guests fab fiddler Dylan Foley, concertina player David Paton, pianist-guitarist Susie Deane and the truly wonderful Nippertown faves Annie & the Hedonists. And if you can’t make it down in person, you can at least listen live on the radio.

TALK/NETWORKING: Face 2 Face @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. Nope, not long-overdue Elton John/Billy Joel concert. That’s tomorrow. This “Face 2 Face” is a networking event merging the arts community in real life and online. Meet Saratoga Arts members, facebook fans, visual artists, arts professionals and supporters of the arts. Mingle. Network. Oh, and did I mention free pizza and beer? RSVP required – call 518.584.4132. 6pm. Free.

MUSIC: George Kilbey Jr. & the Road Dogs @ the Ale House, Troy. Blistering roots and blues from Pinetop Perkins’ longtime guitarslinger. 8:30pm.

MUSIC: Aaron Civic @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The young Galway guitar wunderkind promises a night of all-original music as part of the Caffe’s Emerging Artist Breakout series. 7pm. $5.

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