8/20/14: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

MUSIC: David T. Carter & Maury Rosenberg @ Peint O’ Gwrw, Chatham. Australian singer-songwriter Carter (of the Trailer Park Rangers) teams up with Rosenberg (founding member of Hypnotic Clambake) for a wildly eclectic show. 8:30pm.

MUSIC: Almost Queen @ Riverfront Park, Troy. Rockin’ On the River welcomes back the a Queen tribute band. With opener Vito 3. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of concerts…

MUSIC: Taj Mahal @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Grammy Award-winning, multi-talented bluesman is a pioneer of world music, blending American blues with global roots music representing virtually every corner of the world – West Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, the Hawaiian islands more. 8pm. $75 & $85.

MUSIC: Philadelphia Orchestra @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs. Conductor and violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman joins the orchestra for a program that features Bach’s A minor Violin Concerto, Weber’s Oberon Overture and Brahms’ Symphony No. 1. 8pm.

MUSIC: Signature Brass Quintet Empire State Plaza at The Egg, Albany. Classical, ragtime, pops and Americana on trombone, horn, tuba and trumpets. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of concerts…

MUSIC: Skeeter Creek @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of concerts…

MUSIC: The Out of Control Rhythm & Blues Band @ Shepard Park, Lake George. 7:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of concerts…

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THEATER: “Tomorrow in the Battle” @ Stageworks/Hudson, Hudson. It’s opening night! The drama by British playwright Kieron Barry had its world premiere here in August, 2012 and was a smash hit. Now it’s back for a return engagement. 7:30pm. $24. Through August 31.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ the Trojan Hotel, Troy. It’s the Rockin’ On the River after-party. 8pm.

MUSIC: Oobleck @ the Ruck, Troy. It’s gettin’ mighty funky in here… 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Rock Bottom @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Emerging Arists Breakout series continues with the Saratoga teen trio of blues-rockers led by guitarist-vocalist Drew Vanderhorn. 7pm. $5.

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

MUSIC: Gubbulidis @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs.

MUSIC: The Zucchini Brothers @ Clifton Common, Clifton Park. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of performances…

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

MUSIC: Three Easy Pieces @ River Park’s Green Island Gazebo, Green Island. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: Tom Corrigan @ Windsor Lake, North Adams. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of concerts…

FILM: AnimationFest @ Proctors, Schenectady. Today’s features include “The Pirate Fairy” (10am), “The Lego Movie” (12noon), “Ernest & Celestine” (2pm), “Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher” (4pm), the Oscar Nominated Short Films 2014: Animation (6pm); Steamboy (8pm).

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