10/26/16: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

October 26th, 2016, 8:20 am by Greg

MUSIC: Elvis Costello & the Imposters @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The Angry Young Man of New Wave-turned-jack-of-all-genres-singer-songwriter takes the spotlight will a focus on his 1982 gem of an album, Imperial Bedroom, but he’ll be playing selections from all through his dizzying eclectic career. 8pm. $49.50, $59.50, $69.50, $79.50 & $99.50.

MUSIC: Warsaw Philharmonic @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Under the direction of Jacek Kaspszyk, the orchestra performs Weinberg’s Polish Melodies No. 2, Op. 47; Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11; and Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 in C Minor Op. 68. With pianist Seong-Jin Cho. 7:30pm. $45 & $55.

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MUSIC: Elizabeth Cook @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The sassy country outlaw has performed at the Grand Ole Opry over four hundred times, hosts her own Sirius XM show on the Outlaw Country station, and has worked with everyone from Jason Isbell to Steve Earle to John Prine. With Derek Hoke. 8pm.

THEATER: “This Is Not a Test” @ Revolution Hall, Troy. Montreal-trained clown Aaron Marquise presents his first solo performance, a mix between theater and the French style of clowning, the tale of an isolated clown who finds shelter in a desolate theater. With only inanimate objects as his friends, he attempts to live out the end of times, trapped between the music of yesterday and the disaster of tomorrow. 7:30pm. $12.

COMEDY: Tracy Morgan @ Funny Bone, Guilderland. 7:30pm. $35 & $45. UPDATE: This performance is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: Hamell on Trial @ the Low Beat, Albany. He’s ferocious. He’s funny. He’s Hamell On Trial. 7pm. $10.

MUSIC: Tape Head @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Shredder and Beauty Queen. 8pm. $8.

MUSIC: Nicole Atkins @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. With Wolf!, featuring Scott Metzger of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead. 7:30pm. $15.

COMEDY: Anthony DeVito @ the Garage, Pittsfield. The Comedy Central comedian headlines the latest installment of the Laugh Lounge Series. 8pm. $15. NOTE: Dave Hill, who was originally slated to headline, will not be performing tonight…

MUSIC: Murali Coryell @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The blues guitarslinger and his band celebrate the release of their new CD, Mr. Senator. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

FILM/MUSIC: The Silent Film Spectacular @ the Albany Public Library, Albany. Three short, vintage, surrealist films – “L’Etoile de Mer,” “Le Retour a La Raison” and the infamous “Un Chien Andalou” – will be screened, accompanied by an original soundtrack performed live by Scum Couch. 7pm. FREE.

DANCE: Vertigo Dance Company @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. Internationally celebrated not only for their artistic innovation but also for their unwavering
commitment to the intersections of creativity, social responsibility and ecological sustainability, the Israeli dance company presents “Vertigo 20,” weaving together 20 years of the company’s creations. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Dopapod @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. 9pm. $20.

MUSIC: Music From China & Talujon Percussion @ Williams College’s Chapin Hall, Williamstown. Two NYC-based ensembles team up for a rare concert of contemporary music for percussion quartet and Chinese instruments, performing works by Zhou Long, Qu Xiao-Song, Xie Peng, Wang Guowei and a new composition by Harold Meltzer commissioned especially for the two ensembles. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Jeanne O’Connor Trio @ Mouzon House, Saratoga Springs. 6pm.

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