6/10/15: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

June 10th, 2015, 8:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Harry Connick Jr. @ The Egg, Albany. The pianist-singer-songwriter-actor-“American Idol” judge has been showered with awards and recognition for his live concerts and his recordings, as well as his achievements on television, the movies and the Broadway stage. Now he’s kicking off his summer tour with a two-night stand at The Egg. 7:30pm. $45, $55 & $75. Also at 7:30pm on Thursday. UPDATE: Tonight’s show has been cancelled due to illness. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Glen David Andrews @ the Empire State Plaza at The Egg, Albany. The acclaimed New Orleans trombonist-singer and his stellar band whip up an afternoon of Crescent City jazz, blues and gospel music in support of his award-winning CD, Redemption. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

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MUSIC: The Features @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany. Frontman Matthew Pelham leads the Nashville-based indie band as the Capital Concert Series continues with an alt-rock triple-header. With the Vaccines and Stellar Young. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: The BStreetBand @ the Green Island Bridge Parking Lot, Troy. The summer-long Rockin’ On the River concert series kicks off with a Bruce Springsteen tribute band. With Rich Ortiz. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

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

MUSIC: Arkells @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. At the 2015 Juno Awards, the Canadian rock quintet was named Group of the Year, and their album High Noon was honored as Rock Album of the Year. 8:30pm. $10.27.

MUSIC: Merchandise @ the Half Moon, Hudson. The Tampa-based band is “equal parts punk misanthropy, maudlin balladeering, fine art, low humor, classical study, psychedelic spacecasing, mad science and pop genius.” With Fireships, the new band from Honey Brothers founder Andrew Vladeck, in support of their new, self-titled debut album.

FILM/TALK: “Transamerica” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The first installment of the Pride Film Series. A pre-operative male-to-female transsexual (Felicity Huffman) takes an unexpected journey when she learns that she fathered a son, now a teenage runaway hustling on the streets of New York. Followed by a talk by Calpernia Addams, author, actress, musician and activist for transgender rights and issues. 7pm. $15; $10 students. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

THEATER: “Butler” @ Barrington Stage Co.’s St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield. It’s the New England premiere of the uproariously funny, witty and very moving play based on actual events that changed the lives of over 10,000 slaves during the Civil War. 7:30pm. Through Saturday. GO HERE to read review…

COMEDY: Mike Lawrence @ The Garage, Pittisfield. Berkshire Theatre Group presents the first installment of their Wednesday Night Comedy Series. With special guest Scott Chaplain and host Thomas Attila Lewis. This is an uncensored adult comedy show; must be ages 18 plus. 8pm. $12.

MUSIC: Brian Patneaude Duo @ Roux, Slingerlands. The saxman is joined by pianist Rob Lindquist. 6pm.

FILM: “The Search for Freedom” @ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. This inspiring, stunningly beautiful and fantastically exciting new film takes a look at the people who seek – and achieve – that feeling of total freedom, that feeling of living in the moment. It’s about the underlying motivation that drives people to do the most extreme activities – all wrapped in incredible action-packed footage. One screening only. Followed by a Skype Q&A with director Jon Long. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: The Sam Whedon Trio @ the Mouzon House, Saratoga Springs. 7pm.

MUSIC: The Deadbeats @ the Low Beat, Albany. If it’s Wednesday, it must be the Deadbeats… 10pm.