12/5/12: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

MUSIC: Dark Star Orchestra @ The Egg, Albany. The Grateful Dead tribute band – with Jeff Chimenti (Furthur, Phil and Friends, Ratdog) filling in for Rob Barracco on keys. 9pm. $29.25.

DISCUSSION: “Copyright & Intellectual Property For Artists” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Intellectual property lawyer, writer and musician Paul Rapp (you may know him better as F. Lee Harvey Blotto, drummer with pop parodyists Blotto) will discuss legal issues that typically confront the working artist including an overview of relevant aspects of copyright and contract law, and evolving issues with appropriation art, the internet and digital media. 6pm. FREE, but RSVP requested (584-4132).

TALK: Holland Cotter @ the College of St. Rose’s Saint Joseph Hall, Albany. The Pulitzer Prize-winning co-chief art critic for The New York Times serves up a take about Western art in the 21st century. 7pm. FREE.

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READING: Thom Francis @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. It’s the Caffe’s monthly Open Mic for Poets, and Francis is one of this month’s featured readers. Also featured Lynn Ciesielski. 7pm. $5.

MUSIC ON FILM: “Celebration Day” @ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. Led Zeppelin’s 2007 reunion concert captured on film. 7pm. $9.25; seniors $7.50; children $6.50.

MUSIC: Sonny & Perley @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 6pm. FREE.

BURLESQUE: The Foxy Trot Burlesque Show @ Flo’s Lark Tavern, Albany. Marie ReMoan leads her new monthly burlesque show. 7pm. $15.

MUSIC: Marty McDermott @ American Glory, Hudson. The Reverberators’ frontman serves up a solo acoustic set. 6pm.

READING: Jean Zimmerman @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. the author reads from her new novel, “The Orphanmaster,” a vivid recreation of the harsh reality of life in seventeenth-century Manhattan filled with mystery, romance, political intrigue and suspense. 7:30pm.

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