3/9/16: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

March 9th, 2016, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Use Your Voice 2016: Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins & Anais Mitchell @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. One of the day’s premiere song crafters, Grammy Award-winner Patty Griffin brings the emotive power of her original music and soulful voice to the stage along with violinist and singer Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek and contemporary singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell for an evening of modern American folk music. On stage together. 7:30pm. $35, $40 & $45.

MUSIC: The Moth & the Flame @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Yes, they’re rolling back through Albany in support of their EP, Young and Unafraid. With Hard Soul. 8pm. $15.

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MUSIC: Roosevelt Collier @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. The pedal steel guitar player from the Lee Boys teams up keyboardist Eli Winderman and guitarist Rob Compa (both of Dopapod), as well as bassist Taylor Shell and drummer Michelangelo Carubba (both of Turkuaz). With Mister F. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Schenectady County Community College Jazz Ensembles Showcase @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. The evening will feature performances by Directed by William Meckley, the Schenectady County Community College Jazz Ensemble will perform, as well as two quintets under the direction of Brian Patneaude. 7:30pm. FREE.

TALK: “How the Arts Can Rebuild Communities” @ LARAC’s Lapham Gallery, Glens Falls. Tony Iadicicco, artist and Director of Albany Center Gallery,discusses how the arts and community can work together to create an engaging and unique place to live and the important role art plays in attaching people to a community. 7pm. FREE; donation appreciated.

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

THEATER: “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot” @ Skidmore College’s the Black Box Theater, Saratoga Springs. Last chance! Stephen Adly Guirgis’ play. 8pm.

MUSIC: The High Kings @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. Irish folk quartet. 7pm. $30.

MUSIC: Stephen Hough @ Williams College’s Chapin Hall, Williamstown. The acclaimed pianist performs with cellist Steven Isserlis in a program that includes “Waldesruhe,” op. 68, No. 5 by Antonin Dvorak; Ballade and Seranade for Cello and Piano, op. 3 by Josef Suk; Sonata in A minor for Arpeggione and Piano, D. 821 by Franz Schubert; Sonata for Cello and Piano, Left Hand, “Les Adieux” by Stephen Hough and Edvard Grieg’s Cello Sonata in A minor, Op. 36. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: University Concert Band @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center’s Arena Theater, Albany. From Sousa to Sinatra to “Jurassic Park” – in the round. 7pm. $6; $3 students & seniors.

OPEN MIC/STORYTELLING: Storytelling Open Mic Night @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. With featured storyteller Margaret French. 7pm sign-up. $5.