8/12/15: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

August 12th, 2015, 7:23 am by Greg

MUSIC: Psychedelic Furs @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Led by the distinctive voice of Richard Butler, the alt-rock hitmakers return with a line-up that features Tim Butler (bass), Rich Good (guitar), Mars Williams (saxophone), Amanda Kramer (keyboards) and Paul Garisto (drums). With Australian new-wave psych veterans the Church. 8pm. $28.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/FOOD: New York State Food Festival @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany. The array of nearly 100 food vendors opens up at 11am; the music starts at 5pm, featuring headliners Cracker with Gedeon Luke & the People and Soul Sky. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands…

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MUSIC: Cyrille Aimee @ Shepard Park, Lake George. The irresistibly charming French jazz singer (and winner of the Montreaux Jazz Festival and Sarah Vaughn Vocal Competitions) will lead her band in an evening of classic and contemporary standards. GO HERE for a recent review…

MUSIC: Rockin’ On the River @ Riverfront Park, Troy. Featuring Led Zeppelin tribute band Zoso. With Local 518 contest winners Two Guys. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete updated Rockin’ On the River concert schedule…

MUSIC: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys @ Chalybeate Park, Sharon Springs. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

MUSIC: String of Pearls @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Conjuring up the vintage vocal sounds of the Andrews Sisters and the Boswell Sisters, the vocal trio of Jeanne O’Connor, Sue Halloran and Holli Ross and accompanied by pianist Tony Regusis, bassist Pete Toigo and drummer Pete Sweeney. 7pm.

MUSIC: Hair of the Dog @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete Freedom Park concert schedule…

MUSIC: Silencio @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. A tribute to the works of David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti. 8:30pm. $10.

THEATER: Arm-of-the-Sea Theater @ Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Hudson. Performing “Hook, Line * Sinker: Fishing the Hudson River.” 1pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Philadelphia Orchestra @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. An all-Beethoven evening. 8pm.

DANCE: Ajkun Ballet Theatre @ the Empire State Plaza at The Egg, Albany. The contemporary dance company offers a peek behind the scenes of the process for creating their dance works including “America” and “A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream.” 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete Made in the Shade of The Egg Concert schedule…

MUSIC: Bluz House Rockers @ the Green Island Gazebo in River Park, Green Island. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete Green Island Gazebo concert schedule…

THEATER: “I Saw My Neighbor On the Train and I Didn’t Even Smile” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. It’s the world premiere of Suzanne Heathcote’s play, starring Keira Naughton as a hum-drum bookkeeper whose life is is forever altered by the arrival of her troubled niece. 7pm. $50. Through Saturday, August 15.

MUSIC: The Zucchini Brothers @ Clifton Common, Clifton Park. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Courtney Shayne @ North End Fire Station Lawn, Rensselaer. A tribute to Patsy Cline. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

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

MUSIC: Kluster @ Burbank Park, Pittsfield. An all-star funk affair. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

THEATER: “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune” @ the Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. The bewildering journey of finding love in the modern world sets the premise for Terrence McNally’s bittersweet comedy. Directed by Karen Allen. 7pm. $62. Through Saturday, August 22.

FILM: “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck” @ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. One screening only of what Rolling Stone calls “the most intimate rock doc ever. 6:30pm. $10.25.