8/27/14: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

August 27th, 2014, 8:06 am by Greg

MUSIC: The Pine Leaf Boys @ Shepard Park, Lake George. It’s the last concert of the Lake George Arts Project’s Wednesday evening concert series, and it should be a wonderful, swamp-soaked night of Louisiana sounds. 7:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of concerts…

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

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MUSIC: “Reading Music” @ the Albany Public Library, Albany. An evening of songs, readings and discussion based on John Steinbeck’s classic novel, “East of Eden.” Featuring nearly a dozen brand-spankin’ new original songs penned by Matt Durfee and Michael Eck. 7pm. FREE.

FAIR: Columbia County Fair @ Columbia County Fairgrounds, Chatham. It’s opening day at the fair with plenty of midway rides, cotton candy, farm animals, demolition derby and fried dough. Gates open at 3pm. $10; Free children 12 & under.

MUSIC: Widowspeak @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. It’s a dream-pop mini fest. With Hand Habits and Sleepers Bells. 8pm. $15.

FAIR: Schaghticoke Fair @ the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, Schaghticoke. It’s opening day at the fair with plenty of midway rides, fried dough, a truck pull, farm animals, karaoke competition, zucchini brownies, dairy demonstrations and more. Gates open at 12noon. $5; Free children 13 & under.

THEATER: “Tomorrow in the Battle” @ Stageworks/Hudson, Hudson. 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.

COMEDY: Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show @ Underground at Proctors, Schenectady. Ahmed Bharoocha (of Comedy Central’s “Dead Kevin” web series) headlines. With Ethan Ullman and Thomas Attila Lewis. 8pm. $15.

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

MUSIC: Isa X @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. The sound and noise compositions of Dylan Hay from Brooklyn. With Painted Faces and Saviour Self. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Blue Machine @ the Ruck, Troy.

MUSIC: Rev Tor @ the Lion’s Den, Stockbridge. A different kind of solo acoustic show. 8pm. FREE.

DANCE: Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company @ Empire State Plaza at The Egg, Albany. Provocative and richly imagined modern dance choreography. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of concerts…

MUSIC: Gubbulidis @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. The Twiddle duo is back. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: ZOSO @ Riverfront Park, Troy. Rockin’ On the River pays tribute to Led Zeppelin. With the Troy Music Academy All-Stars. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of concerts…

MUSIC: The DeadBeats @ the Low Beat, Albany. The music of the Grateful Dead and more…

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

FESTIVAL/FUNDRAISER/MUSIC/ETC.: Wild BBQ @ Brown’s Walloomsac Brewery, Hoosick Falls. It’s an Evening With the Cabin Kings from the National Geographic Channel’s “Building Wild.” With music by Eastbound Jesus. 6-9pm. $10 admission to benefit the Agricultural Stewardship Association. UPDATE: This event is sold out.

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

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

FILM/DISCUSSION: “The Refugees of Shangri-La” @ the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. The documentary examines the story of the Bhutanese who have been exiled from their homes and are trying to make new lives. A Q&A session with the film’s directors, Doria Bramante and Markus Weinfurter, will follow the screening. 7pm. $7.50.