5/2/12: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

FILM: “PRICELE$$” @ the Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. An award winning documentary on how big money corrupts elections and politics in the US. Congressman Paul Tonko and the film’s director Steve Cowan will speak at the screening. 7pm. FREE.

COMEDY/THEATER: Mike Birbiglia’s “My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend” @ The Egg, Albany. The comedian shares a lifetime of romantic blunders and miscues that most adults would spend a lifetime trying to forget. Directed by Seth Barrish, this painfully honest journey finds Birbiglia struggling to find reason in an area where it may be impossible to find — love. 8pm. $35.

MUSIC: The Broken String Band @ the Ale House, Troy. They’re back for their first-Wednesday-of-the-month residency with this month’s special guests John Roberts and Lisa Preston. 7:30pm.

READINGS: Poetry Open Mic @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. With poet-novelist Djelloul Marbrook as the featured reader. Sign-up at 7pm; readings at 7:30pm. $3.

MUSIC: Lindsey Webster @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The soulful singer-songwriter and her band kick off their month-long Wednesday night residency. Tonight’s special guest is Jay Collins. 8pm. FREE.

READING: Harry Staley @ UAlbany Science Library’s Room 340, Albany. The poet and beloved UAlbany Professor Emeritus shares the podium with one of his former students, award-winning poet George Drew. 4:15pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Bryan McPherson @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With Henry’s Rifle and North Beach Deceiver. 6pm.

TALK: Lisa Cartwright + Christina Lammer: Empathography: The Art of Clinical Intimacy @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. A multimedia screening, performance and lecture exploring what the senses experience in the austere environment of surgery. 6pm. FREE.

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