2/12/14: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

TALK: An Evening with Khaled Hosseini @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. Khaled Hosseini, whose three novels have made him one of the best-selling authors of our time, visits Saratoga Springs as a special guest of Saratoga Reads, in celebration of the community reading program’s 10th year. The event will offer a discussion moderated by Joe Donahue, of “The Book Show” and “The Roundtable” on WAMC Northeast Public Radio, and will also include a Q&A session and book signing. 7pm. UPDATE: This event is officially sold out… UPDATE: This event has been postponed due to the author’s travel issues. New date TBA…

FILM: “Space Is the Place” @ Upstate Artists Guild, Albany. The trippy 1974 Sun Ra cult fave film fuses together elements of low budget sci fi, blaxploitation, radical race politics and, of course, cosmic free jazz. 7pm. $5.

MUSIC: Roberts/Wooley @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Already among the most well known musicians of their generations, Mariel Roberts (cello) and Nate Wooley (trumpet) have quickly developed international reputations for their dedication to the advancement of music. Wooley’s iconoclastic, expectation-defying playing and Roberts’ fearless technical prowess highlight why they are at the forefront of the jazz and classical musical worlds. Roberts and Wooley each will be presenting solo sets. 7:30pm.

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LECTURE/MUSIC: “She Loves You: The Beatles and New York” @ Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls. The multi-media lecture by Beatles scholar Gordon Thompson features historic film clips, recordings and photos, as well as live, solo piano performances of classic Beatles classic songs by Cole Broderick. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: M. Geddes Gengras @ Upstate Artists Guild, Albany. The internationally acclaimed synthesizer master – who played at the first Albany Sonic Arts Collective concert back in November, 2007 – returns for a solo set as well as a collaboration with Hudson’s Jeremy Kelly. 9pm. $5.

THEATER: “Black Boy” @ UAlbany’s Performing Arts Center, Albany. American Place Theatre returns with a verbatim adaptation of the first half of Richard Wright’s classic autobiography. Tarantino Smith stars in Wright’s dramatic journey from childhood innocence to adulthood in the Jim Crow South. 7:30pm. $20; $15 students & seniors.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Mio Vino Wine Bar & Bistro, Altamont. 6pm.

MUSIC: Pat Andreoli @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 6pm. FREE.

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