11/11/15: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

November 11th, 2015, 7:13 am by Greg

MUSIC: Jonathan Richman @ the Low Beat, Albany. The Modern Lovers. “Roadrunner.” “There’s Something About Mary.” “Pablo Picasso.” “Buzz Buzz Buzz.” Accompanied by his trusty drummer Tommy Larkin. 6pm. $12.

MUSIC: Buddy Guy @ The Egg, Albany. The legendary Chicago blues icon and six-time Grammy Award winning artist will bring his electrifying show to the Hart Theatre in support of his new album, Born To Play Guitar. Singer-songwriter-drummer Tom Hambridge opens the show. 7:30pm. $35. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out.

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MUSIC: Yonder Mountain String Band @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. They ripped it up at Alive at Five this summer, and now they’re headed back to Greater Nippertown in support of their latest album, Black Sheep. With Henhouse Prowlers. 8pm. $30.

MUSIC: Tommy Castro & the Painkillers @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. The veteran blues-rocker rolls into town in support of his new Alligator Records album, Method to My Madness. 7pm. $20.

MUSIC: Korby Lenker @ the Cock ‘n Bull, Galway. The singer-songwriter has a new album on the horizon, Thousand Springs, and a new book, too. “Medium Hero.” With David Moss. 8pm.

DANCE: “Thinging: Dance and Translation and the Work of Anne Carson” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Through the articulation of his body, choreographer/dancer Silas Riener explores the potential of dance in describing “things.” Based on word histories, personal histories, and translational acts in poet, translator and essayist Anne Carson’s “Variations on the Right to Remain Silent,” “The Autobiography of Red” and “The Gender of Sound,” Riener resists the linguistic impetus to name in the effort to describe. 7pm. $6.

FILM: “Soldiers’ Sanctuary” @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The award-winning film tells a story of combat veterans healing the scars of war. 7pm. $10; $8 under age 18; FREE veterans.

PERFORMANCE: Alvin & the Chipmunks: Live On Stage @ Proctors, Schenectady. Performing hits by One Direction, Maroon 5, Carly Rae Jepsen, Elvis Presley and more, Alvin & Co. try to save the farm that hosted the Woodstock festival. 1 & 7pm. $20-$35.

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

MUSIC: Marc-André Hamelin @ Williams College’s Chapin Hall, Williamstown. The pianist plays Mozart’s Sonata in D Major, K. 576, Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit and more. 8pm. FREE.

FILM: “Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie” @ the Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. 7pm. $10.25. Also at 7pm on Monday.

OPEN MIC: Storytelling Open Mic @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. With featured storyteller Betty Cassidy. 7pm. $5.