5/18/11: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

VISUAL ART: Art Museum Day @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. The Clark joins the national observance of Art Museum Day with a day-long program of offerings, including a full day of special curator-led talks exploring the many facets of the Clark’s collection. 10am-5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Paula Cole @ the Wood Theater, Glens Falls. A year ago, Cole was the headliner at Troy’s free River Street Festival. (Read our review here.) Since then, she’s released her latest album, “Ithaca.” 8pm. $48.

MUSIC: Alter Bridge @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. With Black Stone Cherry and Like A Storm. Yeah, you could call ’em Creed-minus-Scott Stapp. 7:30pm. $20 in advance; $22 day of on sale

FILM: Charlie Chaplin Film Fest @ Proctors, Schenectady. “The Kid” & “A Dog’s Life” at 2pm; “The Great Dictator” at 4:45pm; “Monsieur Verdoux” at 7:15pm. $6 each.

MUSIC: Zeta @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Caffe’s Emerging Artist Breakout series continues with the Saratoga teen duo of vocalist-guitarist Austin Palmisano and drummer Adrian Spekert. 7:30pm. $5.

MUSIC: Jody Radez @ Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. Acoustic blues. 8pm. FREE.

TALK: “Dancing to Music” @ Bard College’s Fisher Center Theater Two, Annandale-on-Hudson. Award-winning choreographer Bill T. Jones traces the lineage of “Spent Days Out Yonder,” as he discusses pure musical exploration in his work. The lecture will include a showing of the piece, accompanied by students of the Bard College Conservatory of Music. 7pm.

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