5/4/16: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

May 4th, 2016, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: BØRNS @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With Foreign Air. 8pm. $18.

EVENT: Les Paul’s Big Sound Experience @ the College of St. Rose, Albany. An interactive mobile museum and more dedicated to the music and many inventions of the guitar great. 12noon-8pm. FREE. Also on Thursday. GO HERE for more info…

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MUSIC: Les Paul Tribute Concert @ the College of St. Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts, Albany. St. Rose faculty members Paul Evoskevich, Matthew Finck, Andrew McKenna Lee and Sean McClowry perform Paul’s compositions, songs he made popular and new music inspired by his inventions and technical achievements. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Hamell On Trial @ the Low Beat, Albany. The verdict is in as Hamell wraps another weekly Wednesday happy hour residency. 6pm.

MUSIC: The Lustre Kings @ Lanie’s Cafe, Loudonville. Mark Gamsjager & Co. serve up primo rockabilly and swing.

MUSIC: Lost Radio Rounders @ Clarksville Historical Society at Clarksville Community Church, Clarksville. Performing their “Politics & Patriots” themed show. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Oddisee @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. In support of his new upcoming instrumental album, The Odd Tape, slated for release on May 13, a sonic diary of a day in the life of a Brooklyn artist as told through hip-hop, soul and jazz. 8pm. $7.

THEATER: “A Trip to Bountiful” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Join the inspiring pilgrimage to the small town of Bountiful, Texas with Carrie Watts, the charming, aging widow who escapes her controlling daughter-in-law and son’s three-room Houston apartment to visit her childhood home one last time. 2 & 7:30pm. $20-$55. Through Sunday, May 15.

MUSIC: Enemy Planes @ the Parish Public House, Albany. In support of their debut album Beta Lowdown. With Candy Ambulance and Bendt. 9pm.

MUSIC: SCCC Jazz Combos @ Schenectady County Community College’s Taylor Community Auditorium, Schenectady. Two student quintets perform music by Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter, Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Horace Silver and more. 7:30pm. FREE.

PARTICIPATORY DANCE/MUSIC: Wednesday Night Swing Dance @ 51 Third Street, Troy. Music by Troy jazz trio the Sheiks of Third Street. 7pm dance lesson; 8pm dance party. $10.

THEATER: “Building Bridges: The Hop-O-Nose Story & Music Project” @ the Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. young performers (ages 5-16) from Catskill offer a vibrant evening of singing, dancing and a play about how to live together in community. 6:30pm. FREE.

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

FILM: “Purple Rain” @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. Well, it’s better than “Under the Cherry Moon”… 9pm.