4/13/16: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

April 13th, 2016, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Issues @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Atlanta metalcore. With Crown the Empire, One OK Rock and Night Versus. 7pm. $23.

FILM/MUSIC: Silent Film Spectacular @ Albany Public Library Main Branch, Albany. The month-long series continues as Local 518 musicians perform live, original scores to classic silent films every Wednesday in April. Tonight, it’s “Battleship Potemkin” with music by Matt Weston. 7pm. FREE.

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READING: Steven Millhauser @ RPI’s Biotechnology & Interdisciplinary Studies Building, Troy. The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and short story writer reads from his latest collection, “Voices in the Night.” 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Graham Parker Duo @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. GP has worked with guitarist Brinsley Schwarz since 1975 when they first met and rehearsed together in a band that became known as Graham Parker & the Rumour. And they’re together again tonight… With My Darling Clementine. 7pm. $30.

MUSIC: Hamell On Trial @ the Low Beat, Albany. His month-long Wednesday happy hour residency continues. You have been warned… 6pm.

MUSIC: Expire @ the Fuze Box, Albany. With Trife Life (record release party), Born Low and Artisan. 7pm. $12.

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.

READING/TALK: Augusten Burroughs @ Skidmore College’s Palamountain Hall, Saratoga Springs. The author of “Running with Scissors” comes to the Spa City in support of his latest memoir, “Lust & Wonder.” 7pm. $32 (1 book/1 seat); $39 (1 book/2 seats); $29 for students & seniors(1 seat/1 book).

MUSIC: St. Rose Jazz Ensemble @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

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

MUSIC: Carol Carroll’s All Stars @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. 7pm. $5.