7/9/14: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

MUSIC: Maxwell @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The mysterious super soul man returns, promising some new tunes from his long-overdue upcoming album, Summers, originally slated for release in 2010. With British soul stirrer Daley. 8pm. $40, $50, $60, $70 & $100.

MUSIC: Old Man Markley @ Empire State Plaza at The Egg, Albany. Folk and bluegrass with a rock ‘n roll attitude from Johnny Carey (vocals, guitar), Annie DeTemple (autoharp, vocals), Joey Garibaldi (bass, vocals), Jeff Fuller (drums), Ryan Markley (washboard), John Rosen (banjo) and Katie Weed (fiddle) who meld elements of bluegrass and punk-rock. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys @ Shepard Park, Lake George. The Local 518 bluegrass faves are gearing up for their Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival appearance next week. 7:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

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

DANCE: New York City Ballet @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. It’s Day Two of their five-day stand. Performing “Who Cares?,” “Glass Pieces” and the new Justin Peck/Sufjan Stevens piece “Everywhere You Go.” 8pm.

MUSIC: Broods @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. New Zealand brother-and-sister pop duo. With Bear Grass. 7pm. $2.

THEATER: “Hands On a Hard Body” @ Washington Park’s Lakehouse Amphitheater, Albany. Park Playhouse takes a chance with a new musical theater work with music by Phish’s Trey Anastasio. Directed by Michael LoPorto. 8pm. FREE, $14, $16 & $22; $1 discount for youths & seniors. Through July 26.

MUSIC: Adrenalize @ Green Island Bridge Parking Lot, Troy. Rockin’ On the River’s tribute band parade continues with a musical homage to Def Leppard. With Second Heat. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

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READING: James Longenbach @ Skidmore College’s Davis Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. The NYS Summer Writers Institute’s reading series continues… With Joanna Scott. 8pm. FREE.

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.

THEATER: “Romeo and Juliet” @ LARAC’s Lapham Gallery, Glens Falls. This Hubbard Hall Shakespeare Tour performance promises to offer a fast-paced rendition of Shakespeare’s most popular and beloved play, directed by David Andrew Snider. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Elephant Wrecking Ball @ Red Square, Albany. Boston-based trio featuring bass, drums and trombone… With Dr. Magnum. 9pm.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ the Trojan Hotel and Taproom, Troy. The Rockin’ on the River after-party. 8pm.

DANCE: Jacob’s Pillow @ Becket. The Dance Theatre of Harlem in the Ted Shawn Theatre at 8pm. ($39, $59, $69 & $75); Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group’s “Moses(es)” in the Doris Duke Theatre at 8:15pm. $22 & $38. GO HERE for more info…

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

MUSIC: Joey Pucci & the American Longboards @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

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

MUSIC: The New York Players @ Taste, Albany. 7pm. $5.

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

MUSIC: The Rymanowski Brothers Orchestra @ River Park’s Green Island Gazebo, Green Island. It’s polka time! 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: Bruce Mandel @ Windsor Lake, North Adams. With Miss Guided. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: Working Class @ North End Firehouse, Rensselaer. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

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