10/8/14: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

October 8th, 2014, 8:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Mike Barnett & Jake Jolliff @ the Ale House, Troy. Fab fiddler Mike Barnett (formerly of Northern Lights, the Deadly Gentlemen) teams up with mandolin master Jake Jolliff (of Joy Kills Sorrow, Yonder Mountain String Band) for an evening of high-flying bluegrass and other acoustic musics. 9pm. $10. GO HERE to enter to win FREE tickets…

FILM/MUSIC: “Faust” @ Albany Public Library, Albany. The annual Silent Film Spectacular series kicks off with director F.W. Murnau 1926 classic, which used innovative special effects in his interpretation of Goethe’s classic tale of good versus evil. Local 518’s Blacklight Lighthouse performs a live, original soundtrack created from loops and samples layered with acoustic and electronic instrumentation. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and complete schedule of films…

MUSIC: O’Death @ the Half Moon, Hudson. Kicking off their tour in support of their brand spankin’ new album, Out Of Hands We Go, a raw and primal set brimming over with songwriter Greg Jamie’s personal demons, rollickin’ banjo and a cracklin’ backdrop. With Last Good Tooth. 8pm.

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THEATER: “An Enemy of the People” @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. Arthur Miller’s poerful adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s play about one man’s brave struggle to do the right thing in the face of extreme social intolerance. Directed by Julianne Boyd. 7pm.

THEATER: “Other Desert Cities” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Pultizer Prize-winning playwright Jon Robin Baitz’s comedy/drama about prodigal daughter Brooke Wyeth, who returns to her Palm Springs Desert home to celebrate the holidays after six years away and announces plans to publish her childhood memoir – complete with revelations of deep family secrets. Directed by Michael Bush. 2 & 7:30pm. Through Sunday, October 19. GO HERE to read review…

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

MUSIC: The Tavern Jazz Band @ the Williams Inn Tavern, Williamstown. 7pm.