1/22/14: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

January 22nd, 2014, 8:00 am by Greg

FILM: “The Great American Chicken Wing Hunt” @ the Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. One night only. Director Matt Reynolds’ award-winning documentary/comedy is all about Buffalo wings and the band of misfits who set out to find the world’s very best – including a number a test-tasting stops right here in Nippertown. Albany native and associate producer Melinda Person will be on hand to introduce the film, and director Matt Reynolds will hold a Q&A via Skype. 7pm. $10; $8.25 student; $8 senior; $7.50 child.

THEATER: “The Mountaintop” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Katori Hall’s play brings new humanity to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in the hours before his assassination at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. Directed by Nick Mangano, the dynamic drama stars Brandon Jones and Liz Morgan. 7:30pm. $20-$60; $16 students. Through Sunday, February 9.

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PARTICIPATORY MUSIC: Acoustic Blues Jam @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Host Sonny Speed leads the festivities sponsored by the Saratoga Acoustic Blues Society. 7pm. $5.

MUSIC: Break Science @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. In the wake of their latest Albany appearance – as part of Pretty Lights’ live band at the Times Union Center on Halloween – Break Science kick off their winter tour in support of their new album, Seven Bridges. With Paul Basic. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Carrie Rodriguez @ the Falcon, Marlboro. The multi-talented, Texas-born classically trained violinist-mandolinist-singer-songwriter delivers everything from dissonant rock fiddle solos to heartfelt ballads. With Luke Jacobs, a self-taught multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from northern Minnesota. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: The Gipsy Kings @ the Calvin Theatre, Northampton. The fabulous progressive music band (and 2014 Grammy nominees for Best World Music Album) celebrates their 25th anniversary, as well as their new album Savour Flamenco on Knitting Factory Records. 8pm. $39.50, $49.50 & $79.50.

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

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

FILM: Gary Oldman Double Feature @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. From a dirty cop to Beethoven – now, that’s what we call range… “Leon: The Professional” and “Immortal Beloved,” both from 1994. 7pm. FREE.