8/26/15: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

August 26th, 2015, 7:28 am by Greg

MUSIC: Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience @ Shepard Park, Lake George. The zydeco master wraps up the 2015 season of the Lake George Arts Project’s 2015 Wednesday night concert series. 7:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: 5 Seconds of Summer @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Tickets for the Rock Out With Your Socks Out Tour 2015 went on sale more than a year ago, but now the Australian boy band finally makes their Nippertown debut. With Hey Violet. 7:30pm.

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COMEDY: Aziz Ansari @ the Comedy Works, Albany. Following eight – count ’em, 8 – sold-out shows in the past two days, the superstar comedian has added two more shows for tonight. 7 & 9pm. $40.

MUSIC: The Lustre Kings @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete Freedom Park concert schedule…

MUSIC/READING: “And So It Goes: the Characters and Chronicles of Kurt Vonnegut” @ the Albany Public Library, Albany. The Reading Music series welcomes Local 518 singer-songwriter Gail Sparlin. Part book discussion and part music performance, the event will be a unique opportunity to delve deeper into Vonnegut’s writing, while learning about the songwriting process from one of Albany’s finest singer-songwriters. 7pm. FREE.

COMEDY/FILM: “Be a Man” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. In this new comedic documentary, comedian Ray Harrington – raised by three women and facing the birth of his first child – realizes he has no idea what it takes to be a man, particularly in today’s confused — and confusing — fast-paced society. Along the way, Harrington sits with fellow comedians to discuss his wayward progress and what it takes, in their eyes, to be a man. With a live stand-up performance by Harrington prior to the screening and a Q&A session afterward. 7pm. $9; $6 students.

MUSIC: Big Fez & the Surfmatics @ River Park, Green Island. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete Green Island Gazebo concert series…

MUSIC: Kings of Nothing @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Awesome Yellow Planets and Routine. 6pm.

DANCE: Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company @ the Empire State Plaza at The Egg, Albany. The modern dance company wraps up the Made in the Shade of The Egg concert series and kicks off its 25th anniversary season. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

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

OPEN MIC: Saratoga Acoustic Blues Society’s Open Mic Night @ Caffé Lena, Saratoga Springs. Sonny Speed hosts the evening with featured performers Juan Becerra (of Memphis Moon and the Becerra Brothers) and Del Goldfarb. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm music. $5.

MUSIC: Madison Avenue @ Burbank Park, Pittsfield. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Flannel Dan & the Panhandle Band @ Windsor Lake, North Adams. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete Windsor Lake concert schedule…

FILM: “The Maltese Falcon” @ West Capitol Park, Albany. 8pm. FREE.