7/6/16: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

July 6th, 2016, 7:14 am by Greg

MUSIC: The Blind Spots @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany. The Made in the Shade of The Egg lunchtime concert series continues. The electrifying lead vocals of Maddy Walsh soar over the roots rock sounds of vintage keyboards, electric guitar and rhythm section of the Blind Spots. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Beres Hammond @ Empire State Plaza, Albany. The reggae great is joined by DJ Inferno and the Harmony House Singers. With DJ Turbo and the Big Takeover. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

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MUSIC: Almost Queen @ Riverfront Park, Troy. Rockin’ on the River continues with the “Ultimate Queen Experience.” With Darling Valley (formerly Accents), the winner of the WVCR-FM “Play to Play” Contest. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: The Lustre Kings @ Freedom Park, Scotia. It’s rockin’ rockabilly time! 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Driftwood @ Shepard Park, Lake George. The popular Binghamton-based band has a rock n’ roll soul and a folk-art mind. 7:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

THEATER: “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” @ the Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. Tennessee Williams’ classic directed by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Auburn. 7pm. $62. Through Saturday, July 16.

THEATER: “The Rose Tattoo” @ Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown. Obie Award-winner Trip Cullman directs Academy Award-winner Marisa Tomei in this new production of Pulitzer Prize-winner Tennessee Williams’ intoxicating comedy. 7:30pm. $40-$68. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: GB5 @ Bethlehem Public Library Lawn, Delmar. The Evenings on the Green concert series kicks off with a performance by GB5, who will be playing popular hits from the 1960s on. 7pm. FREE.

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

READING: New York State Summer Writers Institute @ Skidmore College’s Palamountain Hall, Saratoga Springs. Featuring novelists Howard Norman (“The Bird Artist,” “The Museum Guard”) and Francine Prose (“Lovers at the Chameleon Club,” “Peggy Guggenheim”). 8pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete reading series schedule…

THEATER: “American Son” @ Barrington Stage Company’s Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, Pittsfield. Christopher Demos-Brown’s explosive new drama examines our nation’s racial divide through the eyes of an estranged, interracial couple. Over the course of one evening, the couple’s disparate backgrounds collide as they confront an unexpected crisis involving their son, the police and an abandoned car. 7pm. Through Saturday, July 9. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Sonny & Perley @ the East Greenbush Community Library, East Greenbush. Bassist Bobby Kendall joins the husband and wife jazz duo for an evening of “Brazilian Romance.” 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Bad Chaperones @ Chalybeate Springs Park, Sharon Springs. 6pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Cost of Living” @ Williamstown Theatre Festival’s Nikos Stage, Williamstown. Obie Award-winner Jo Bonney directs the world premiere of Martyna Majok’s play about four very different people, in four very different circumstances, each trying to get by. Featuring Wendell Pierce, Gregg Mozgala, Katy Sullivan and Rebecca Naomi Jones. 7:30pm. $58. Through Sunday, July 10.

MUSIC: Dusk til Dawn @ Coeymans Landing Park Gazebo, Ravena. 6pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Kimberly Akimbo” @ Barrington Stage Company’s Blatt Center, Pittsfield. Starring Debra Jo Rupp (“That ’70s Show”) and set in the wilds of suburban New Jersey, David Lindsay-Adaire’s hilarious and heartrending play focuses on a teenager with a rare condition causing her body to age faster than normal… and her dysfunctional family. 7:30pm. Through Saturday, July 16. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: The All Paul Show @ North End Firehouse Lawn, Rensselaer. Beatles/McCartney tribute band. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: The Accents @ River Park, Green Island. 6pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Fiorello!” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. What is a progressive politician? Look no further than Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning musical “Fiorello!,” a big-hearted look at Mayor LaGuardia and his battle for the people of New York City. Directed by Bob Moss. 7pm. $60. Through Saturday, July 23. GO HERE to read review…