8/7/13: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

August 7th, 2013, 8:00 am by Greg

THEATER: Cirque Éloize @ Proctors, Schenectady. The Montreal performance troupe presents the North American premiere of “Cirkopolis,” combining the world of circus, dance and theater into one breathtaking show. 7pm. $20, $30, $40, $50 & $65. Through August 24.

MUSIC: Veena & Devesh Chandra @ The Empire State Plaza at The Egg, Albany. The Made in the Shade of The Egg concert series concludes with Indian classical music on sitar and tabla. 12noon. FREE.

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MUSIC: Hair of the Dog @ the Pruyn House, Latham. 7pm.

MUSIC: Philadelphia Orchestra @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs. It’s opening night of the orchestra’s annual summer residency. Conducted by Stéphane Denève with special guest violinist Gil Shaham. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Evens @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. The Evens are a Washington, D.C. indie-rock duo, formed in the fall of 2001, featuring guitarist-vocalist Ian MacKaye (of Fugazi, formerly of Minor Threat) and drummer-vocalist Amy Farina (formerly of The Warmers). 8pm. $6.

READING: Poetry Open Mic @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. With featured reader Joseph Bruchac, award-winning author of children’s books, poetry and novels, as well as a scholar of Native American culture. 7pm. $5.

FILM: “Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie” @ the Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. A one-night-only screening of the documentary about the Godfather of Trash TV, followed by a Q&A with co-director Jeremy Newberger. 7pm.

MUSIC: Astrograss @ Riverfront Park, Troy. Rockin’ on the River moves to Riverfront Park for the remainder of the summer concert series, starting tonight with the Brooklyn-based bluegrass band. With the Blind Owl Band. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Lisa Haley @ Shepard Park, Lake George. Louisiana’s award-winning fiddler, dancer, vocalist and songwriter brings her electric blue violin (named “Louie”) to America’s vacationland for an evening of Cajun, zydeco and Americana music, backed by Nippertown’s own Captain Squeeze & the Zydeco Moshers. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Tichy Boys with Johnny Rabb @ the Green Island Gazebo, Green Island. Rockabilly and more… 6pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Saratoga Chips” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Creative Place International presents the world premiere of Mary Jane Hansen’s new play with music that all comes together in an entertaining evening of history, comedy and music from Saratoga’s Victorian age. 8pm. $25. Through August 11.

MUSIC: Amphion String Quartet @ the Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. As art of the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, the Amphio String Quartet will be joined by flutist Linda Chesis and clarinetist Mingzhe Wang for selections by Beethoven, Haydn, Brahms and more. 7:30pm. $25; $15 for students aged 6-18.

MUSIC: Three Quarter North @ Chalybeate Park, Sharon Springs. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Groovestick @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Featuring members of Timbre Coup, Dirty Paris and Funk Evolution. Groovestick is new organ trio with a mind for jazz and fingers for funk. With Virginia’s Galaxy Dynamite. 9pm.

MUSIC: Moonshine Holler @ the Lion’s Den at the Red Lion, Stockbridge. Appalachian roots music duo. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Skeeter Creek @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 7pm. FREE.

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

MUSIC: After Midnight with Courtney Shayne @ North End Firehouse, Rensselaer. A tribute to Patsy Cline. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Andy the Music Man @ Clifton Common, Clifton Park. Children’s music. 7pm. FREE.

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

MUSIC: Champagne Jam @ Windsor Lake, North Adams. 6:30pm. FREE.