2/8/17: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

February 8th, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: International Guitar Night @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Guitars go gonzo… and global. Yes, there’s gonna be fretboard fireworks a’plenty tonight as Gypsy jazz legend Lulo Reinhardt hosts a concert that also features Italy’s innovative contemporary guitarist Luca Stricagnoli; the brilliant young Brazilian composer/performer Chrystian Dozza and India’s ground-breaking slide guitarist Debashish Bhattacharya. 7:30pm. $29.

MUSIC: Robinson & Rohe @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Liam Robinson served as a cast member in the Tony Award-winning play Warhorse and recently music directed the hit Off-Broadway folk opera Hadestown by songwriter Anaïs Mitchell. Jean Rohe’s songwriting has won accolades from the Independent Music Awards, ASCAP and the Montreux Jazz Festival vocal contest. 7pm. $18.

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MUSIC: Hamell On Trial @ the Low Beat, Albany. Bold, outspoken, controversial… Yes, we need him more now than ever… 7pm. $10.

MUSIC: The Matt Flinner Trio @ Wolf Hollow Brewing, Glenville. Mandolin master and band in support of their latest album Traveling Roots. 7pm dinner; 8pm show. $45 includes dinner.

MUSIC: Skillet @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Chart-topping rockers bring their Unleashed Tour to town. With Sick Puppies and Devour the Day. 7:30pm. $28.

MUSIC: Grand opening celebration @ Rivers Casino & Resort, Schenectady. At Van Slyke’s there’s music by Big Bang Baby (1pm), the Audiostars (6pm) and DJ Trumastr (10pm), as well as Dave Gleason at Dukes Chophouse at 5:30pm.

MUSIC: Parmalee @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. The country music band was originally slated to perform an acoustic show at Rascals, but the concert has been moved to a different Crossgates Mall venue. With Skeeter Creek. 8pm. $25.

THEATER: “Assisted Loving: Dating with My Dad” @ theREP, Albany. Gordon Greenberg directs the world premiere of New York Times writer Bob Morris’ poignant new comedy explores the world of contemporary digital dating later in life. 2 & 7:30pm. Through February 19.

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

READING: Darrell Laurant @ Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls. The author/journalist reads from “Inspiration Street: Two City Blocks That Helped Change America,” the story of a group of African Americans who lived on Pierce Street in Lynchberg, Virginia, after the Civil War. 7pm. FREE.

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

FILM: “Ghost in the Shell” @ Landmark Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. Mamoru Oshii’s 1995 film is simply one of the all-time classic sci-fi animes. Dubbed in English. 7:30pm. $15.

FILM: “The Tale of the Princess Kaguya” @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Kicking off Anime Wednesdays, a free four-part film series at the Clark, director Isao Takahata revisits Japan’s most famous folktale in this beautiful, hand-drawn masterwork which was nominated for a 2015 Oscar for Best Animated Feature. 6pm. FREE.

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