5/25/16: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

May 25th, 2016, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: AndersonPonty Band @ The Egg, Albany. Jon Anderson (the original lead vocalist of the legendary progressive rock pioneers Yes) teams up with Jean-Luc Ponty (the undisputed violin master of jazz fusion) to revisit their respective repertoires with innovative arrangements and virtuosic performances along with Jamie Glaser (guitar), Wally Minko (keyboards), Baron Browne (bass) and Rayford Griffin (drums). 7:30pm. $35 & $45.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Aaron Dessner @ Friends @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Aaron Dessner of indie-rock heroes The National hosts “Good Food for Hudson,” a benefit concert featuring Lisa Hannigan, Buke & Gase, Patrick Higgins and Dessner’s National bandmate Scott Devendorf, who will DJ a special set of tracks from the band’s Grateful Dead tribute album, Day of the Dead. 7pm.

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MUSIC: Florist @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. Former Nippertonians Emily Sprague, Rick Spataro and Jonnie Baker (now based in Brooklyn) teamed up with drummer Felix Walworth and together they recorded the charming new album The Birds Outside Sang. With Immaculate Heart and flower housewife. 8pm. $8.

MUSIC: Separated at Birth @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Featuring Tony Perrino, Joe Rocco, Rick Rourke, Lucas Ruedy and Jared Alpern, who’s headed for Tanzania tomorrow. 8:30pm. $10.

MUSIC: Jo Henley Trio @ the Mouzon House, Saratoga Springs. 7pm.

MUSIC: Primal Fear @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Led by singer Ralf Scheepers and Mat Sinner, Primal Fear has been leading the headbanging charge since their 1998 debut album. With Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody and Shadow Strike. 8pm. $30.

THEATER: “Presto Change-O” @ Barrington Stage Company’s St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield. The new musical by Eric Price and Joel Waggoner tells the story of three generations of magicians who find themselves under one roof for the first time in years. When the grandfather causes real magic to happen, they must confront their past mistakes and re-examine what it means to be a family. 7:30pm. Through Saturday, June 11. UPDATE: This performance is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: The Syracuse/Siegel Band @ Catskill Mountain Pizza Company, Woodstock. Bassist Rich Syracuse and drummer Jeff “Siege” Siegel are joined by saxman Brian Patneaude and keyboardist Pete Levin. 9pm.

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

MUSIC: David Kraai & Amy Laber @ Harmony Music, Woodstock. The country folk duo is joined by Fooch Fischetti on pedal steel and fiddle. 8:30pm. FREE.

OPEN MIC: The Acoustic Blues Open Mic & Jam @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Sataoga Acoustic Blues Society’s open mic is hosted by Sonny Speed with featured artist Robin O’Herin. 7pm sign-up. $5.

OPERA ON SCREEN: “La Cenerentola” @ Landmark Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. Rossini’s opera buffa of the “Cinderella” tale with mezzo-soprano Serena Malfi in the title role. 7pm. $15.