6/26/13: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

June 26th, 2013, 8:08 am by Greg

MUSIC: The Zombies @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany. Original bandmembers Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent lead the British Invasion vets through their hits “She’s Not There,” “Tell Her No,” “Time of the Season” and more. With London rockers Et Tu Brute and Local 518 band Hard Soul. 5pm. FREE. UPDATE: It’s outdoors – rain or shine.

DANCE: The Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company @ the Empire State Plaza at The Egg, Albany. The Egg’s resident dance company launches the new Made in the Shade of The Egg weekly outdoor lunchtime performance series. Rain or shine. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for full schedule…

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MUSIC: Goo Goo Dolls @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Hmmm… Remember the days when the Goo Goos used to play at 288 Lark? With Matchbox Twenty and Kate Earl. 7pm. $30, $49, $69 & $95; general lawn admission $25.

MUSIC: Os Mutantes @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Direct from the Solid Sound Festival, the influential Brazilian psychedelic rock band rolls into Woodstock in support of their new album Fool Metal Jack, sung primarily in English. With Tuff Sunshine and Blueberry. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Start Making Sense @ the Green Island Bridge parking lot, Troy. The Talking Heads tribute band takes over the stage as the second installment in the Rockin’ on the River concert series. With Barkeater. 5pm. FREE. UPDATE: It’s outdoors – rain or shine.

THEATER: “Animals Crackers” @ the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown. Hooray for Captain Spaulding! It’s the Marx Brothers’ musical on stage. 7:30pm. Through July 13.

MUSIC: Paradox @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. It’s Punk Rock Happy Hour. With Neutron Rats and Bad Friends.

THEATER: “American Hero” @ Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown. The world premiere of Bess Wohl’s new comedy. Directed by Leigh Silverman. 7:30pm. Through July 7.

PARTICIPATORY MUSIC: Acoustic Blues Jam @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Co-sponsored by Saratoga Acoustic Blues Society & Capital Region Blues Network, the jam session is hosted by Sonny Speed. 7pm. $5.

MUSIC: Doc Scanlon Duo @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Chris Piquette @ the Lion’s Den, Stockbridge. A young singer with a big bag of tunes. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Deadbeats @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. 10pm.

MUSIC: The Scotia-Glenville Pipe Band @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Misty Blues @ Windsor Lake, North Adams. 6;30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: New York Players @ Taste, Albany. 7pm. $5.