9/25/13: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

MUSIC/ART: September in the City Art Fair @ Tricentennial Park, Albany. Today’s fair is the final installment of the weekly lunchtime event featuring art exhibits by regional artists and live music. Today’s performer is singer-songwriter Zan Strumfeld. 11:30am-2pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: Jon Dee Graham @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. He’s a legendary guitarist-songwriter. He was named Austin Musician of the Year in 2006. And he’s a three-time inductee in the Austin Music Hall of Fame. Now he’s at Valentine’s for a happy hour performance, and you won’t want to miss it. With Mike June. 6pm. $10. WIN FREE TICKETS: We’re giving away a free pair of tickets for the show to the fourth person who leaves a comment below. To make it fair, comments on this post won’t be visible until we announce the winner later this afternoon. One comment per person, please, and be sure to leave your correct, working email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. Good luck.

THEATER: “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” @ Proctors, Schenectady. It’s a one-night-only performance of the stage musical – starring Todd Meredith and directed by Steve Steiner – featuring over 20 of Buddy Holly’s classic rock ‘n’ roll hits. 7:30pm. $20, $40, $45, $55 & $70.

COMEDY: Andrew Dice Clay @ The Egg, Albany. The Diceman cometh… 8:00pm. $49.75–$59.75.

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MUSIC: The Howlin’ Brothers @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Roots-Americana band in support of their recent album Howl, produced by Brendan Benson. With the Gold Hope Duo. 8pm. $10.

TALK: “Deconstructing Perception” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Skidmore College professor of psychology and neuroscience Flip Phillips tackles a series of questions about the nature of human perception: are the senses related, and how do they interact? What sort of “information” do we need to perceive our world? Can that information be decomposed into simpler, atomic parts? Does it need to be in order to be understood? 6pm. FREE.

PARTICIPATORY MUSIC: Acoustic Blues Open Mic @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Sonny Speed hosts the evening with featured act Jimy Graham. 7pm sign-up. $5.

MUSIC ON FILM: “Morrissey 25: Live” @ the Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. One screening only of the concert documentary featuring the former Smiths frontman performing at Hollywood High School in March, 2013. 7pm. $9.50; seniors $7.75; children $6.75.

MUSIC: Dino Cimino @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 6pm. FREE.

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

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