7/1/15: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

July 1st, 2015, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band @ Shepard Park, Lake George. Kicking off the Lake George Arts Project’s annual summer concert series, it’s the second generation accordionist-vocalist and his zydeco combo bringing the music of the great Clifton Chenier into the 21st century. 7:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: The Wiyos @ the Empire State Plaza at The Egg, Albany. Michael Farkas leads the acoustic music combo as they mine the timeless popularity of early swing, jazz, rural folk, old-time blues and Appalachian music. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

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MUSIC: Almost Queen @ Riverfront Park, Troy. Rockin’ On the River welcomes back the Queen tribute band. With Yellow Dog. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule… UPDATE: This show has been postponed due to weather concerns. New date TBA…

MUSIC: Swirlies @ the Half Moon, Hudson. Led by founding members Damon Tutunjian (guitar/vocals), Seana Carmody (guitar/vocals) and Andy Bernick (bass/keyboards), the ’90s American shoegaze icons celebrate their 25th anniversary. 8pm.

MUSIC: Three Quarter North @ Bethlehem Public Library Lawn, Delmar. The library’s summer Evenings on the Green concert series kicks off. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: Doc Orloff’s Blues Elixir @ the Chalybeate Park Pavilion, Sharon Springs. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

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

MUSIC: The Schmooze @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 8:30pm. FREE.

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…

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 to read review…

MUSIC: Comhaltas @ East Greenbush Community Library, East Greenbush. Traditional Irish music. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

FILM: “The Yes Men Are Revolting!” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. At a time when corporate forces have bought and sold democracy, the Yes Men – Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno – ask how we can effect real change… 3:30, 5:30 & 7:30pm. $5.

MUSIC: Winchester & Young @ the North End Fire House Lawn, Rensselaer. 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: Scotia-Glenville Pipe Band @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…