1/18/17: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

January 18th, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Pat Metheny @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. One of the day’s most popular, eclectic and innovative guitarists, Pat Metheny has won 20 Grammy Awards in 12 different categories to accompany his three gold records and his accolades as “Best Jazz Guitarist” in polls for nearly four decades. Recently inducted into the Downbeat Hall of Fame as its youngest member, Metheny will perform a range of music from throughout his career accompanied by bassist Linda Oh, pianist Gwilym Simcock and drummer Antonio Sanchez. 7:30pm. $35 & $40.

ART OPENING: Albany Center Gallery Members’ Show @ Albany Center Gallery, Albany. ACG celebrates its 40th anniversary with the grand opening of the new ACG exhibit space and the members show featuring the work of more than 175 regional artists. 5pm. FREE.

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COMEDY/MUSIC: Stephen Lynch @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. Is he a comedian who plays the guitar? Or is he a funny musician? Either way, you’re gonna be laughing… 8pm. $35.

JAM SESSION: Monthly Bluegrass Jam @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The monthly third Wednesday session is led by mandolinist Alan Epstein. 7pm. $5.

MUSIC: The VeeVees @ Parish Public House, Albany. Fresh from the recently wrapped-up season 11 of NBC-TV’s “The Voice,” the wailin’ Sophia Urista fronts the Brooklyn-based rockers in their Greater Nippertown debut. 8pm. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled…

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

MUSIC: Roiger-Levin-Menegon Trio @ Annarella Ristorante, Saugerties. 6:30pm. FREE.

Is there an event that we overlooked? Add it to the comment box below…