10/5/11: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

October 5th, 2011, 8:39 am by Greg

MUSIC: Wye Oak @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. WCDB-FM is sponsoring the alt-folk-meets-indie rock Baltimore faves, who are headlining the show in support of their latest Merge Records album, “Civilian.” With Hilly Eye (featuring Amy Klein of Titus Andronicus) and the Red Lions. 8pm. $13.

THEATER: “The Best of Enemies” @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. The most acclaimed production on the Berkshires summer theater scene returns for an encore run. Written by Mark St. Germain and directed by Julianne Boyd, it’s about the unlikely friendship between a civil rights worker and a Ku Klux Klan leader in 1971. 7pm. $15-$40. Through Sunday, October 16.

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READING: Ian Frazier @ the UAlbany Performing Arts Center’s Recital Hall, Albany. The New York State Writers Institute hosts the humorist, travel author and staff writer for The New Yorker. 8pm. FREE. Also a seminar at the UAlbany Science Library’s Standish Room at 4:15pm. FREE.

KID STUFF: “Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! It’s Time to Dance” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The usual Gabba Gabba crew takes to the stage along with “Razzle Dazzle” fave Leslie Hall and hip-hop vet Biz Markie. 3 & 6pm. $29.50, $39.50.

MUSIC: Time Benders @ Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. Folk-rock trio. 8pm. FREE.

TALK: Dmitri Tymoczko @ the EMPAC Theater at RPI, Troy. The Princeton University author, composer and music theorist delivers the lecture, “Fools and Angels, Musicians and Geometers.” 2pm. FREE.

READING: Todd Fabozzi @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. It’s Poetry Open Mic Night with poet-percussionist Fabozzi as the featured reader. 7pm. $3.