4/6/16: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

April 6th, 2016, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Mnozil Brass @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. One of the world’s premiere brass ensembles captivates with their blend of immense virtuosity and theatrical wit, as they play everything from folk to classical to jazz to pop. 8pm. $20, $27, $32 & $38.

FILM/MUSIC: The Silent Film Spectacular @ the Albany Public Library Main Branch, Albany. The kickoff of the spring season’s series finds Nelson Esposito Quintana (with special guest percussionist Bob Resnick) providing the live original improvised soundtrack for a screening of the 1913 British sci-fi film, “A Message From Mars.” 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

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MUSIC: BeauSoleil @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. The great Cajun fiddler Michael Doucet leads the sublime Louisiana band. 7pm. $23.

THEATER: “The Lion King” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is helmed by director Julie Taymor, who brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. Also featuring the choreography of Garth Fagan and the music of Elton John and Tim Rice. 7:30pm. $20-$170. Through Sunday, April 17.

FILM/TALK: “Marwencol” @ Skidmore College’s Davis Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. A fascinating documentary. After a vicious attacks leaves him brain-damaged and broke, Mark Hogancamp seeks recovery in a 1/6th scale World War II-era town he creates in his backyard. Followed by a Q&A with director Jeff Malmberg. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: Hamell On Trial @ the Low Beat, Albany. He’s back to kick off another month-long Wednesday happy hour residency. 6pm.

COMEDY: Giulia Rozzi @ The Garage, Pittsfield. the Laugh Lounges Series continues… 8pm. $15.

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

MUSIC: Orion Weiss & Anna Polonsky @ Williams College’s Chapin Hall, Williamstown. With a repertoire that is as dazzling as it is rare to experience live, they perform side-by-side piano duets on the Bösendorfer Imperial grand piano – Mozart’s Sonata in F major for four hands K. 497; Chopin’s Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major, Op. 47; Barber’s Souvenirs, Suite for Piano Four hands, Op. 28; and selections from Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances Op 46. 8pm. FREE.

OPEN MIC/POETRY: Poetry Open Mic Night @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. With featured poets Lisa Wiley and Peter Marcus. 7pm. $5.