7/2/14: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

MUSIC: Birds of Chicago @ Empire State Plaza at The Egg, Albany. Led by JT Nero and Allison Russell, BoC is a roots music collaborative performing a soulful mix of folk, country, rhythm & blues. They turned in a great performance opening for the Carolina Chocolate Drops back in April, and now they’re back for more. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: Super 400 @ Green Island Bridge Parking Lot, Troy. The Rockin’ On the River concert series finally rocks with some original homegrown rock ‘n’ roll. With Wild Adriatic. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: Everyone Orchestra @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Getting a jump on Phish Week in the Spa City, it’s the all-star jam band featuring Al Schnier and Vinnie Amico (of moe.) with Todd Sloops (Kung Fu), Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastassio Band), Nate Edgar (John Brown’s Body) and Nicholas Cassarino. 9pm. $20.

THEATER: “Working on a Special Day” @ Barrington Stage Co.’s St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield. The New England premiere of an unexpected love story between an overworked housewife and a mysterious bachelor directed by and starring Ana Graham and Antonio Vega. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: No Outlet @ Shepard Park, Lake George. All-star acoustic roots trio featuring Kevin Maul, Tony Markellis and Dale Haskell. With George Fletcher’s Foldin’ Money. 7:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

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MUSIC: Keir Neuringer @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. Solo saxophone. With Nathan McLaughlin and Saviour Self. 8pm. $5.

READING: Frank Bidart @ Skidmore College’s Davis Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. The NYS Summer Writers Institute continues… With Jim Shepard. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Say Anything @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. In support of their brand new album, Hebrews. With the Front Bottoms, the So So Glows and You Blew It. 7pm. $21.

THEATER: “Kiss Me, Kate” @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. Joe Calarco directs the classic Shakespeare meets Cole Porter romp. 2 & 7pm. Through July 12.

DANCE: Jacob’s Pillow, Becket. Hubbard Street Dance Chicago @ the Ted Shawn Theatre (8pm. $39, $59, $69 & $75); Compagnia TPO’s “Bleu!” @ the Doris Duke Theatre (4:15 & 8:15pm. $28; $10 youth). Both through Sunday.

THEATER: The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful @ Berkshire Theatre Group’s Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. Charles Ludlam’s classic romp of a gothic spoof is directed by Aaron Mark, and stars Bill Bowers and Tom Hewitt. 7pm. $42, $52 & $62. Through July 19.

MUSIC: The Deadbeats @ the Low Beat, Albany. 10pm.

MUSIC: The Matchstick Architects @ Windsor Lake, North Adams. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: Marty Wendell @ Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: Two Broads With Alotta Sound @ the North End Firehouse, Rensselaer. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: The Katsura Band @ East Greenbush Community Library, East Greenbush. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

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

MUSIC: Scotia-Glenville Pipe Band @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

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