8/22/12: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

August 22nd, 2012, 9:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Brave Combo @ Shepard Park, Lake George. The utterly unique, Texas-based polka/rock/worldbeat band founded in 1979 by guitarist/keyboardist/accordionist Carl Finch. 7:30pm. FREE. More info here…

MUSIC: The Dependents @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The sharp, young high school band from Fort Plain performs as part of the Emerging Artists Breakout series. 7pm. $5.

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THEATER: “Satchmo at the Waldorf” @ Shakespeare & Company, Lenox. The New England premiere of Terry Teachout’s one-man play about the life of American music great Louis Armstrong. Directed by Gordon Edelstein and starring John Douglas Thompson. 7:30pm. Through September 16. More info here…

FILM: “First Position” @ Proctors, Schenectady. A documentary about six young dancers as they prepare for a chance to enter the world of professional ballet. 2:30, 5 & 7:30pm. $5.

CABARET: Billy Stritch @ the Mansion Inn of Saratoga, Rock City Falls. NYC jazz/cabaret star Billy Stritch pays musical tribute to the Velvet Fog – Mel Tormé. 8pm. $25; seniors $20; students $10. More info here…

MUSIC: Changes in Latitudes @ Green Island Bridge parking lot, Troy. It’s the pentultimate Rockin’ On the River concert featuring a Jimmy Buffett tribute band. 5pm.

MUSIC: Jody Shayne @ the Green Island Gazebo, Green Island. Sweet, sweet jazz… 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Marty Wendell @ the Recreation Field Pavilion, Warrensburg. 7pm. FREE.

DANCE: Jacob’s Pillow, Becket. At the Ted Shawn Theater, the 80th anniversary season concludes with a week of stunning works by the historic Joffrey Ballet performing to the music of Philip Glass and Sergei Rachmaninoff at 8pm. And at the Doris Duke Theater, Doug Elkins & Friends’ “Fräulein Maria,” offers a hilarious take on “The Sound of Music” set to the original film score at 8:15pm.

MUSIC: Moonshine Holler @ the Lion’s Den at the Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge. Appalachian roots music duo. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Grand Central Station @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 7pm. FREE.

FILM: “Tampopo” @ PS21, Chatham. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Cryin’ Out Loud @ Halfmoon Town Park, Halfmoon. Followed by fireworks. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Soul Be It @ Siro’s, Saratoga Springs. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Schmooze @ Dango’s, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. FREE.

2 thoughts on “8/22/12: Today’s Tips: Wednesday”

  1. Lori says:

    The students of the Troy Music Academy will be performing at Rockin’ on the River in Troy tonight at 5:00 – it’s a free show, we’re on before the Jimmy Buffet tribute act. These kids have been so excited to play a real stage – students of all ages, all styles of music.

  2. Eugene Forget says:

    Went to Rockin’ on the River last night, to see Changes in Latitude.
    After seeing them at the Parrothead Festival at the Saratoga County Fair in June, I was hooked!
    Played a slightly different set in Troy, but still really good!
    The students from Troy Music Academy were very good, and made a nice lead-in for CIL.
    Lots of Parrotheads in the audience, and a lot of people having fun, on a great weather night!
    Overall I and the missus had a great time. I hope they will be back next year, looking forward to it!
    Kudos to Rockin’ on the River and the BID, they have a winner with these events!

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