8/28/13: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

MUSIC: Jim Kweskin Jug Band @ The Egg, Albany. They’re fun, they’re funky, and they sure can play, too. The ’60s premier jug band – featuring Jim Kweskin, Geoff and Maria Muldaur and banjo master Bill Keith – reunites for their 50th anniversary, and The Egg has snagged one of only four east coast dates. A must-see show… 7:30pm. $34.50.

MUSIC: Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez @ Shepard Park, Lake George. The gritty, platinum blonde Beehive Queen – who is the longtime vocalist with the “Saturday Night Live” Band, brings her band Rebel Montez to Vacationland USA for an evening of rollicking rock n’ soul to close out the Lake George Arts Project summer concert series. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Allman Brothers Band @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. With Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Steve Winwood. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: Almost Queen @ Riverfront Park, Troy. Yup, it’s a Queen tribute band. How did you guess? With Erin Harkes. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Harx @ the River Street Pub, Troy. Following her solo show at Riverfront Park, Erin Harkes heads down the street for the official debut of her new band. 8pm.

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FILM: Animation Festival @ Proctors, Schenectady. Today’s screenings include “Epic” (10am); “Gnomeo & Juliet” (12noon & 4pm); “Frankenweenie” (2 & 6pm); and “The Amazing Adventures of the Living Corpse” (8pm). $5; $3 for age 17 and under; $25 for all-festival passes (good for all films through Saturday).

PARTICIPATORY MUSIC: Acoustic Blues Jam @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Saratoga Acoustic Blues Society and the Capital Region Blues Network co-present their monthly jam session with host Sonny Speed. With SABSters Dave Scheffel & Ray Giguere. Sign-up at 7pm; music at 7:30pm. $5.

MUSIC: Groovestick @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. The new funk-minded organ trio features members of Timbre Coup, Dirty Paris and Funk Evolution. With the Edd. 9pm. $5.

MUSIC: Jody Shayne @ the Stockade Inn, Schenetady. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Grand Central Station @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Christopher John @ the Lion’s Den, Stockbridge. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The TS Ensemble @ the Green Island Gazebo, Green Island. 6pm. FREE.

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

FILM: “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany. Dreamworks’ 2012 animated film features the voices of Ben Stiller, Frances McDormand and David Schwimmer. 8pm. FREE.

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