12/4/13: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

MUSIC: Joseph Arthur @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. The singer-songwriter-poet-painter Joseph Arthur teams up with R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills and drummer Bill Dobrow for a concert in support of his brand new The Ballad of Boogie Christ Act 2, the second installment of his planned trilogy. With Caroline Rose. 7pm. $18.

MUSIC: The Chandler Travis Three-O @ Dogwood, Beacon. 8pm.

FILM: “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Examining Muhammad Ali’s lengthy legal battle for conscientious objector status during the Vietnam War, director Stephen Frears shot much of his film in Schenectady and Albany. Starring Christopher Plummer, Frank Langella and Benjamin Walker. 7pm. FREE.

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MUSIC: ARU @ 51 3rd Street, Troy. With All Gods Are Terrorists, Belltone Suicide, Grab Ass Cowboys/Sun Burdens collaboration and Fossils from the Sun. 8pm. Donation requested.

THEATER: “A Christmas Carol” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Michael Bush directs Broadway and Cap Rep fave Kevin McGuire star in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in Patrick Barlow’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic, at once funny and poignant. 2 & 7:30pm. $20-$60; $16 students. Through December 22.

MUSIC: Moonshine Holler @ the Lion’s Den at the Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge. Appalachian acoustic roots duo. 8pm. FREE.

FILM: “Muscle Shoals” @ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. Greg “Freddy” Camalier directed this new documentary about Muscle Shoals Sound Studio and Rick Hall, who overcame poverty and tragedy to bring black and white musicians together in Alabama’s cauldron of racial hostility to create music for the generations. Followed by a Skype interview with the director. 6:30pm. $10.

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

MUSIC: Williams College Small Jazz Ensembles @ Williams College’s the Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown. 7pm. FREE.

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