6/1/11: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

MUSIC: Frank Jaklitsch @ the Irish Mist, Troy. One of Nippertown’s best and most generous singer-songwriters hosts an investors’ showcase for his upcoming holiday album, “One Small Child.” The first set will feature the songs for the proposed album, followed by a later set of Jaklitsch’s most popular songs. He’s hoping to raise $1,500 to complete the financing of the upcoming album. 7pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Blood Type: Ragu” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Another opening, another show… Direct from an acclaimed off-Broadway run at the Actors Playhouse in NYC, this funny and poignant, one-man, Italian-American coming-of-age show written and performed by Frank Ingrasciotta and directed by Ted Sod celebrates its regional premiere. 7:30pm. $30, $45. Through Sunday, June 19.

MUSIC: Super 400 @ the Ruck, Troy. After a car crash and follow-up surgery, bassist Lori Friday is on the mend and getting back in the saddle – so to speak – with a mid-week try-out show before the band heads to Syracuse this weekend for a concert with Gregg Allman. 9:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Jeffrey Gaines @ Universal Preservation Hall, Saratoga Springs. An expressive, soulful, dynamic singer-songwriter, Gaines is probably still best known for his popular cover of Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes.” With the Oswego-based folk-pop quartet Closer Still. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Northern Water Snake @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. It’s an early-bird downstairs show with Matt Durfee & Friends and In Color. 6pm.

READING: Terry Bat-Sonja @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Carol Graser hosts the monthly open mic for poets with featured reader Bat-Sonja. Sign-up at 7pm; readings at 7:30pm. $3.

MUSIC: Capital Underground Live @ Savannah’s, Albany. Ralph Renna hosts the weekly local music showcase, this week featuring A Skin for Dancing In, the Outnumbered and Alchemy of Time. 8pm. FREE.

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