7/13/16: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

July 13th, 2016, 7:06 am by Greg

MUSIC: Tedeschi Trucks Band @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Is the Wheels of Soul Tour the best SPAC show of the summer? Could be… With Los Lobos and the North Mississippi Allstars. 7pm.

MUSIC: NRBQ @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Bandmembers have come and gone over the past half century, but the dizzyingly eclectic omni-pop band is still rolling along with madcap keyboardist Terry Adams at the helm. 8pm.

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MUSIC: Eastbound Jesus @ Riverfront Park, Troy. Bringin’ the Northern Rock to Rockin’ on the River… With the North & South Dakotas. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Red Haired Strangers @ Bethlehem Public Library Lawn, Delmar. Country blues. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

COMEDY: Jim Gaffigan @ the Times Union Center, Albany. The stand-up comedian and actor with the strong dad brand step into the TUC spotlight. 8pm. $36.75 & $46.75.

MUSIC: Professor Louie & the Crowmatix @ Shepard Park, Lake George. The veteran Woodstock band pays tribute to The Band with the addition of the Kingston Rock of Ages Horns. 7pm FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Blood Sweat & Tears @ Empire State Plaza, Albany. No, there aren’t any original members left in the horn-fueled rock band. Yes, that’s “American Idol” runner-up Bo Bice on lead vocals. With Super 400. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: The Good Time Charlies @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. The Band tribute band plays the Rockin’ on the River after-party. 8:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Gather Rounders @ Empire State Plaza, Albany. The Made in the Shade of The Egg series continues with the string band that tastefully blends traditional and progressive folk and bluegrass into a lush mix of sweet harmonies, inventive picking and tight grooves. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Kevin McKrell @ Coeysmans Landing Park, Coeymans. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Dread Resistors @ Malta Community Center Lawn, Malta. Five-piece reggae band. 6pm. FREE.

THEATER: “A Night With Janis Joplin” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Kelly McIntyre stars as the electrifying blues-rock singer in the play written and directed by Randy Johnson. 2 & 7:30pm. Through Sunday, August 7.

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.

MUSIC: Diva & the Dirty Boys @ North End Firehouse Lawn, Rensselaer. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

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: Erin Harkes @ Romo’s Pizza, Glenmont. 6pm.

MUSIC: Awolnation @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. With Finish Ticket and Irontom. 8pm. $35.

THEATER: “Comedy of Manors” @ Wood Theater, Glens Falls. It’s opening night! “Downton Abbey” meets “Noises Off.” Adirondack Theatre Festival presents a laugh-a-minute farce of stately proportions. 7:30pm. $32, $38 & $45. Through Friday, July 22.

MUSIC: Bluz House Rockers @ River Park, Green Island. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

THEATER: “Little Shop of Horrors” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. “Feeeeed meee…” 7pm. $25, $50 & $65. Through Saturday, July 23. GO HERE to read the review…

MUSIC: Three Quarter North @ Chalybeate Spring Park, Sharon Springs. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Screaming Orphans @ Freedom Park, Scotia. Irish all-sister band. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

THEATER: “Chicago” @ Washington Park Lakehouse, Albany. Park Playhouse presents the Kander & Ebb musical about murderers Roxy Hart and Velma Kelly, who try to turn crime into fame. 8pm. FREE-$24. Through Saturday, July 30.

MUSIC: Marty Wendell & His Tour Band @ East Greenbush Community Library, East Greenbush. He’s been a shining light in country and rockabilly music for decades. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

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 Spurs USA @ Windsor Lake, North Adams. Country music kickin’ it old school. 6:30pm. FREE.

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

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…

TALK: “Fiddler on the Roof: Bringing a Lost World to Life” @ The Sembrich, Bolton Landing. A multimedia program by Broadway expert John Kenrick employing rare performance clips and fascinating behind-the-scenes stories. 1:30pm. $20.