4/24/13: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

April 24th, 2013, 8:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: The Swedish Chamber Orchestra & Garrick Ohlsson @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Thomas Dausgaard conducts the orchestra and the pianist in the works of Beethoven and Brahms. 7:30pm. $40 & $45.

MUSIC: Skeletons in the Piano @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Skeletons go unplugged with a rare acoustic show in support of their brand-spankin’ new album Please Don’t Die… 7pm. $5.

MUSIC: Eric Krasno @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Last Friday, Soulive drummer Alan Evans brought his side-project trio to town. Now Soulive’s guitarist leads his side-project band, Chapter 2, in support of his debut solo album, Reminisce. 8pm. $30.

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MUSIC: REO Speedwagon @ Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls. With Styx and Ted Nugent. 7pm. $47, $57 & $72.

READING: James Lasdun @ UAlbany Science Library’s Standish Room, Albany. The newest book by the writer, “Give Me Everything You Have,” is a nonfiction account of his experience of being harassed and stalked by a former writing student. 4:15pm. FREE.

FILM: “Hava Nagila (The Movie)” @ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. It’s a Jewish staple that has transcended its origins and become a worldwide hit. Bob Dylan sang it. Elvis, too. Follow the infectious “Hava Nagila” on its fascinating journey from the shtetls of Eastern Europe to the suburbs of America in this hilarious and surprisingly deep film. 7pm. $9.50; seniors $7.75; children $6.75.

MUSIC: Cliff Brucker @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 6pm. FREE.