7/8/15: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

July 8th, 2015, 7:21 am by Greg

MUSIC: Marcia Ball @ Shepard Park, Lake George. The winner of the Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year at the recent Blues Music Awards rolls into town in support of her rollicking new album, The Tattooed Lady and the Alligator Man. 7:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: Super 400 @ the Green Island Bridge Parking Lot, Troy. The Rockin’ On the River concert series continues with Troy’s fave hometown power trio. With Blue Hand Luke. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

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MUSIC: Jeremy Kittel Band @ the Empire State Plaza at The Egg, Albany. The former Turtle Island String Quartet violinist conjures up a unique mix of jazz, Celtic and classical music. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: Kim Waters @ Empire State Plaza, Albany. Capital Concert Series goes “smooth jazz.” With Alex Bugnon and the Jazzy Four. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

DANCE: New York City Ballet @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. An all-American program featuring Interplay (Gould/Robbins), Western Symphony (Kay/Balanchine) and the Saratoga premiere of Rōdē,ō: Four Dance Episodes (Copland/Peck). 8pm.

MUSIC: Fritz’s Polka Band @ the Chalybeate Park Pavilion, Sharon Springs. Still the only polka band to ever play at a Woodstock festival… 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Clarinet Marmalade Trio @ East Greenbush Community Library, East Greenbush. Traditional New Orleans jazz. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: Washington County Line @ Freedom Park, Scotia. Bluegrass. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: One Night Stand @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 8:30pm. FREE.

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: The Mother Goose Jazz Quintet @ Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: Yek Koo @ Upstate Artists Guild, Albany. Another Albany Sonic Arts Collective show. With Gabie Strong and Chris Bassett’s solo project FZFG. 8pm. $5.

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

MUSIC: Triskele @ the North End Firehouse Lawn, Rensselaer. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

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

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: Jade @ the Pruyn House, Colonie. 7pm. $5; FREE for children age 12 and under.

One thought on “7/8/15: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday”

  1. Timothy Raab says:

    Irish Music & Dance at its best will be appearing tonight at Katie O’Byrne’s in downtown Schenectady!
    Acclaimed Irish fiddler, Tony DeMarco and Riverdance musician Tony Davoren will be providing a tradition Irish seisun from 8pm onwards. Lead dancers from “Lord of the Dance” will join in on the fun along with other Irish dancers from various shows. This is a special one-time event, so don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to experience “Riverdance” and “Lord of the Dance” talented performers together.
    For more information contact
    Katie O’Byrnes
    Erie Blvd, Schenectady, NY 12305
    (518) 395-5999

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