10/19/16: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

October 19th, 2016, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Bickram Ghosh’s Drums of India @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The internationally renowned tabla player leads the six-person ensemble as they explore the world of Indian percussion in an electrifying evening of drumming and vocalizing. 7:30pm. $30.

FILM/MUSIC: The Silent Film Spectacular @ the Albany Public Library, Albany. The 1929 silent film “Man with a Movie Camera” showcases urban life in a Russian city through the eyes of a cameraman. Buttfort – a three-piece ensemble that renders sensitive folk ballads submerged in chaotic experimental noise landscapes – performs their original soundtrack to the film. 7pm. FREE.

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MUSIC: Hamell on Trial @ the Low Beat, Albany. He’s baaaack… 7pm. $10.

COMEDY: Louis CK @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. 8pm. $50. UPDATE: This performance is officially sold out…

THEATER: “An American in Paris” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The touring production of the four-time Tony Award-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, launches with previews in Schenectady. 7:30pm. $25.75-$95.75. Through Friday, October 21.

MAGIC/MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Steven Brundage @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. As seen on “America’s Got Talent,” Saratoga’s own Rubic’s Cube magician will boggle your mind. With British family pop trio The Rua for an all-ages benefit for Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Northeastern NY. 6pm. $20.

MUSIC: Big Frank & the Bargain Bingers @ the Olde English Pub, Albany. 7pm.

READING: Rebecca Schumejda @ Restaurant Navona, Albany. The latest edition of Albany Poets Presents… a reading, interview & Q&A. 7pm.

MUSIC: Duncan Cumming & Melinda Cestaro @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. In a program of Music for Four Hands, the piano duo plays works by Mozart, Schubert, Fauré and Dvořák. 8pm. $8; $4 students & seniors.

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