7/16/14: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

MUSIC: Justin Timberlake @ the Times Union Center, Albany. Are you ready for JT? No, not James Taylor – that’s at SPAC on Saturday. We’re talking Justin Timberlake and his stylin’ 20/20 Experience Tour. 8pm. $48, $98 & $178.

MUSIC: Sarah McLachlan @ the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Singer, songwriter, two-time Grammy Award-winner and Lilith Fair founder returns for an amphitheater-only concert in support of her new album, Shine On. 8pm.

MUSIC: Annie & the Hedonists @ Empire State Plaza at The Egg, Albany. Interpreting the songs of the great female blues, jazz, country and folk singers. 12noon. FREE.

MUSIC: Eric Lindell @ Shepard Park, Lake George. New Orleans-based soul and R&B band. 7:30pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. The jukebox musical based on the many hit songs of Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller – including “”On Broadway, “Jailhouse Rock,” “Hound Dog,” “Why Do Fools Fall in Love?,” “Stand by Me” and “Love Potion #9” – is directed by Richard J. Hinds. 7:30pm. $20-$60. Through August 10.

MUSIC: Bang On a Can @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Pop-up gallery recitals at 1:30 & 4:30pm. FREE with museum admission.

READING: Danzy Senna @ Skidmore College’s Davis Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. The NYS Summer Writers Institute’s reading series continues… With Honor Moore. 8pm. FREE.

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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.

DANCE: Jacob’s Pillow, Becket. Ballet 2014 in the Ted Shawn Theatre features New York City Ballet principal dancer Daniel Ulbricht with a select ensemble of top ballet stars including Tyler Angle, Craig Hall, Robert Fairchild, Rebecca Krohn, Tiler Peck, Georgina Pazcoguin, Teresa Reichlen and others. 8pm. $45, $65 & $75. Plus Dorrance Dance is at the Doris Duke Theatre for two weeks featuring Michelle Dorrance and her phenomenal tap ensemble. 8:15pm. $22 & $45.

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

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: “Benefactors” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Berkshire Theatre Group presents Michael Frayn’s play about an architect who struggles to follow his dream of transforming the slums at Basuto Road into affordable mass-housing projects, while his firm pressures him to design McMansion-style apartments instead. Directed by Eric Hall. 7pm. $48. Through July 26.

MUSIC: Captain Squeeze & the Zydeco Moshers @ River Park’s Green Island Gazebo, Green Island. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: HmfO @ Green Island Bridge Parking Lot, Troy. A tribute to Hall & Oates. With opener Start Making Sense, a tribute to Talking Heads. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: The Audiostars @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Catskills Irish Arts Week @ various locations, East Durham. A celebration of Celtic culture, music, art, dance and more… Through Saturday.

READING: The Penny Readers @ LARAC’s Lapham Gallery, Glens Falls. Readings of short stories and poems. 6pm. FREE.

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

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

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

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

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

OPERA ON FILM: “Rigoletto” @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Giuseppe Verdi’s classic opera takes on a new twist in director Michael Meyer’s innovative rendition from the Metropolitan Opera. 12:55pm. $15; $12 students.

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