7/24/13: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

MUSIC: Pentatonix @ The Egg, Albany. The a cappella vocal sensations and winners of season three of NBC-TV’s “The Sing-Off,” Pentatonix are taking instrument-free music far beyond the norm, pairing their intricate arrangements with cleverly re-imagined pop songs. 8pm. $30.

MUSIC: JD McPherson @ the Ale House, Troy. The rollicking honky tonker roars into the intimate Ale House. You can bet that this is gonna be a gen-u-ine roof-raiser… 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: The Skip Parsons Quartet @ the Empire State Plaza at The Egg, Albany. Traditional New Orleans jazz. 12noon. FREE.

MUSIC: Bret Michaels @ Empire State Plaza, Albany. The lead singer for Poison and reality TV show regular (most recently on “Celebrity Apprentice”), Michaels leads his other band onto the Plaza for a hard-rockin’, unskinny-boppin’ show at 7:30pm. With Stellar Young (6pm) and Hair Band Riot (5pm). FREE.

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MUSIC: Eddie Money @ Vapor Nightclub, Saratoga Springs. Yes, he’s back again with such hits as “Take Me Home Tonight,” “Two Tickets to Paradise” and “Baby Hold On.” 9pm. $30.

MUSIC: Exiles On River Street @ the Green Island Bridge parking lot, Troy. The Rockin’ on the River concert series continues with a Rolling Stones tribute band featuring Tommy Love and the Stone Revival Band. With Wild Adriatic. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Annie & the Hedonists @ Shepard Park, Lake George. 7:30pm. FREE.

DANCE: Aspen Ballet of Santa Fe @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs. Performing Overglow (Mendelssohn, Beethoven/Elo), Return to a Strange Land (Janacek/Kylián) and Square None (Noto, Sakamoto, Ross, Handel, Twin/De La Cruz). 8pm.

PARTICIPATORY MUSIC: Acoustic Blues Jam @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Sonny Speed hosts the second monthly blues jam co-Sponsored by Saratoga Acoustic Blues Society and the Capital Region Blues Network. Sign-up at 7pm. $5.

MUSIC: Sirsy @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 7pm. FREE.

READINGS: Charles Simic @ Skidmore College’s Davis Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. The NYS Summer Writers Institute readings continue with the Pulitzer Prize-winning former Poet Laureate. With Linda Spalding. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Captain Squeeze & the Zydeco Moshers @ the Green Island Gazebo, Green Island. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Azzaam Hameed & Annette Harris @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Rev Tor Trio @ Windsor Park, North Adams. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Hans Dirzuweit @ North End Firehouse, Rensselaer. 6pm. FREE.

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

MUSIC: Barnaby Bright @ Chalybeate Park, Sharon Springs. 7pm. FREE.

THEATER: Melvin the Magnificent @ Clifton Common, Clifton Park. Magic show. 7pm. FREE.

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