10/12/11: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

October 12th, 2011, 9:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers @ The Egg, Albany. Celebrating the release of their brand new album “Gift Horse,” which was just released yesterday, pop-rockers SK6ERS bring their Boys Only (Plus Girls) tour to town with Jon McLaughlin and Amy Lennard. 7pm. $22; students $18.

MUSIC: Hanson @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. There’s more to these guys than just “MmmmmBop.” Lots more… With Charlie Mars. 8pm. $28. UPDATE: Concert cancelled due to illness.

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MUSIC: The Joe Finn Trio @ The Arbor Hill Public Library, Albany. Jazz guitar threesome. 6pm. FREE.

ART TALK: Suzanne Anker @ RPI’s West Hall 112, Troy. The visual artist and theorist works with genetic imagery. 4pm. FREE.

FILM/TALK: “Born Into Brothels” with Zana Briski @ Skidmore College’s Gannett Auditorium at Palamountain Hall, Saratoga Springs. A discussion with the filmmaker will follow a screening of the Academy Award-winning documentary film. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC/PARTICIPATORY MUSIC: “Drone-A-Long” @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. Grab the soundmaker of your choice and join in the gathering led by Holland Hopson, making a hypnotic groove and meditative sonic art. Or just sit and listen… 7pn. FREE.

ART TALK: Ken Ragsdale and Ann Wolf @ Hudson Valley Community College’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium, Troy. In conjunction with the art exhibition “From the Center of Our World: Paintings and Photographs by Ann Wolf and Ken Ragsdale,” on view through Saturday, October 22. 7pm. FREE.

FILM: “Raising Renee” @ the UAlbany Performing Arts Center’s Recital Hall, Albany. Steven Ascher and Jeanne Jordan’s 2011 film is the story of acclaimed artist Beverly McIver and her promise to take care of her mentally disabled sister Renee when their mother dies. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC/RADIO: “Dancing On the Air” @ The Linda, Albany. Jay Ungar, Molly Mason and the Dancing On the Air Orchestra are back for their monthly live radio broadcast/concert. With special guests TBA. 8pm. $10. Or listen at WAMC-FM.

MUSIC: Frank Jaklitsch @ Katie O’Byrne’s, Schenectady. 7pm.