6/24/15: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

June 24th, 2015, 7:56 am by Greg

MUSIC: Colin Hay @ The Egg, Albany. Familiar to millions as the front man, songwriter and vocalist of pop sensation Men at Work (“Down Under,” “Overkill,” “Who Can it Be Now?”), Colin Hay has since gone on to release 11 critically-acclaimed solo albums, including the highly successful Man at Work, and performs one of the most engaging one-man shows. 7:30pm. $34.

MUSIC: Johnny Rabb & the Unmasked Amigos @ the Ruck, Troy. 9pm.

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MUSIC: The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With Titanics. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: GX3+ @ the Empire State Plaza at The Egg, Albany. The newly formed trio of Maria Zemantauski, Sten Isaachsen and Ray Andrews performs innovative arrangements of bluegrass, classical and flamenco music on guitar, mandolin, banjo, guilele and percussion. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: Maxi Priest @ Empire State Plaza, Albany. It’s Reggae Night. With Morgan Heritage and Jemere Morgan. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: Skeeter Creek @ Green Island Bridge Parking Lot, Troy. It’s Country Night. With the Troy Music Academy All Stars. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: Celtic Woman @ Proctors, Schenectady. Led by original member Mairead Nesbitt, the 15-member multi-platinum Irish music sensation celebrates their tenth anniversary. Featuring Irish dancers, bagpipers and a full band playing an array of traditional Celtic instruments. 7pm. $48-$108.

FESTIVAL: Harley Rendezvous Classic @ Indian Lookout Country Club, Pattersonville. Featuring Audio Vault at 8pm. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

DANCE: Jacobs Pillow, Becket. It’s the kick-off to the fest’s 83rd season. Featuring Ballet BC in the Ted Shawn Theatre at 8pm, and New York Theatre Ballet’s production of “Cinderella” in the Doris Duke Theatre at 8:15pm. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Fast Company @ North End Firehouse Lawn, Rensselaer. It’s oldies night. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

THEATER: “Man of La Mancha” @ Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield. Director Julianne Boyd puts a fresh spin of the musical tale about tilting at windmills and dreaming the impossible dream, starring Jeff McCarthy. 2 & 7pm. Through Saturday, July 11. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Rattlesnake @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. The Rockin’ On the River after-party. 8:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Red Molly @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The powerhouse Americana vocal trio – Laurie MacAllister (bass), Abbie Gardner (Dobro) and Molly Venter (guitar) – returns to the Caffe for a rare nid-week two-night stand. 7pm. $27. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out.

MUSIC: Bob Warren & Joy McKenzie @ Mouzon House, Saratoga Springs. 7pm.

THEATER: “Shining City” @ Barrington Stage Company’s Blatt Center, Pittsfield. Actor Mark H. Dold (stunning in last year’s production of “Breaking the Code”) returns in Conor McPherson’s drama about a Dubliner who seeks help from a counselor after claiming to have seen the ghost of his recently deceased wife. As their sessions unfold, secrets are exposed in this thriller where a simple tale turns out to be anything but. 7:30pm. Through July 11. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ the Trojan Hotel, Troy. 8pm.

MUSIC: Mark Kleinhaut @ Speakeasy 518, Albany. Jazz guitar. 9pm.

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

THEATER: “Thoreau or, Return to Walden” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. In the world premiere, playwright-actor David Adkins takes the stage as New England Transcendentalist, poet and philosopher as he battles with himself, with his own thirst for blood and for the soul of our American conscience. 7pm. $50. Through July 11. GO HERE for more info…

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

FILM: “The Yes Men Are Revolting” @ the Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. For the last 20 years, notorious activists the Yes Men (Mike Bonanno and Andy Bichlbaum) have staged outrageous hoaxes to hijack public dialogue worldwide about the issues of the day. In their third documentary, they take on their biggest challenge yet – climate change. Bonanno will be in attendance. 6:30pm. $10.25.

THEATER ON FILM: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Julie Taymor’s imaginative production of the classic Shakespeare comedy. 3 & 7:30pm. $15; $10 students.

THEATER: The Puppet People @ Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar. Mark Carrigan and Michelle Smith-Carrigan perform “The Wizard of Oz.” 2 & 6pm. FREE.