6/5/13: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

June 5th, 2013, 8:00 am by Greg

THEATER: “Billy Elliot the Musical” @ Proctors, Schenectady. A joyous celebration of one boy’s journey to make his dreams come true as a dancer, trading in his boxing gloves for ballet shoes. With music by Elton John, the musical won 10 Tony Awards. 7:30pm. $20, $40, $45, $50, $55, $60, $65, $70 & $75. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Marjorie Thompson @ the Lion’s Den, Stockbridge. Country blues. 8pm. FREE.

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READING: Poetry Open Mic @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. With featured readers Becky Harblin, Sue Jefts and M. LaFrance. 7pm. $5.

MUSIC: Barkeater @ the Ruck, Troy. 9pm.

MUSIC: The Doc Scanlon Trio @ Lanie’s Cafe, Loudonville. Bassist Doc Scanlon, guitarist Graham Tichy and trumpeter Randy Reinhart play swing jazz, jump blues and more. 7pm.

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

MUSIC: The Accents @ Taste, Albany. 7pm. $5.