8/31/11: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

MUSIC: Yuko Kishimoto @ First Reformed Church of Schenectady. Celebrating the release of her debut CD, “Songbook” on the Planet Arts label, the composer-pianist is joined by saxman Lee Russo, bassist John Menegon and drummer Conor Meehan. 7pm. $10; children under 15 $5. UPDATE: This performance was on, then off, now on once again, as there were a number of Hurricane Irene-related issues to deal with. But the concert will go on as scheduled, and admission is now FREE. Related story.

MUSIC: Reggie’s Red Hot Feetwarmers @ Daisy Baker’s, Troy. Don “Reggie” Dworkin and his hot-footed trad jazz combo celebrate the release of their new CD, “Live in Shanghai,” recorded in China this spring. 8pm. $15 includes beginners’ swing dance lesson, as well as a $5 discount on the new CD. Related story.

FAIR: Schaghticoke Fair @ the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, Schaghticoke. 12noon-10pm. Rising Star Talent Contest, fried dough, truck pull, fried dough, midway rides and fried dough. $5; children 13 and under FREE.

FAIR: Columbia County Fair @ Columbia County Fairgrounds, Chatham. Demolition derby, fried dough, 4-H rabbit show, fried dough, racing pigs, fried dough, midway rides, fried dough, Columbia County’s Got Talent (Senior Division), fried dough. 3-11pm. $10; children 12 and under FREE.

MUSIC: Mulebone @ Shepard Park, Lake George. The roots-blues duo of guitar master Hugh Pool and and flutist-/multi-instrumentalist John Ragusa (formerly of Nippertown’s Not Necessarily the Blues) showcase selections from their recently released third album, “Bluesville Sessions.” 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Carnival of Madness Tour @ the Times Union Center, Albany. Head-bangin’ metal at rock recession relief prices featuring Theory of a Deadman, Alter Bridge, Black Stone Cherry, Adelitas Way and Emphatic. 6pm. Formerly $31, tix are now just $13.

THEATER: “The Birthday Boy” @ Berkshire Theatre Festival, Stockbridge. It’s opening night (and the world premiere) of Chris Newbound’s play about marriage, life and growing older. Directed by Wes Grantom. 7pm. $39.

MUSIC: Stone Revival Band @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Featuring moe. drummer Vinnie Amico as he prepares for the moe.down marathon this weekend. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Kristy Lee @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Acoustic soul-roots singer-guitarist from Alabama. 8pm. $10.

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