5/3/17: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

May 3rd, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: David Dondero @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. In 2006, NPR’s “All Songs Considered” named him one of the “10 Best Living Songwriters” alongside Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and Tom Waits. Really… With Matt Durfee. 8:30pm. $8.

MUSIC: Rakeem Miles @ the Madison Theater, Albany. An evening of alternative hip-hop from the Baltimore rapper. With DJ Tall Matt. 7pm. $10.

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MUSIC: Secret Star Acoustic Jam @ Proctors, Schenectady. Four country music stars take the stage for some stripped-down acoustic performances. Who are they? You’ll have to go to find out… 7pm. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

TALK ON SCREEN: “Deconstructing the Beatles: Rubber Soul @ the Landmark Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. Composer-producer Scott Freiman walks Beatles fans through the creation of the 1965 album. Learn the stories behind the creation of “Norwegian Wood,” “In My Life,” “Nowhere Man” and other classic Beatles songs in an educational journey into the creative process of the recording sessions. 7pm. $15.

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

MUSIC: Masters of Nostalgia @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. Dave Pedinotti leads the classic rock combo in their weekly Wednesday night stand. 8:30pm.

MUSIC: The Chinese Music Ensemble @ Williams College’s Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown. Musical director Wang Guowei leads the ensemble in a program titled “Starry Night.” 7pm. FREE.

OPEN MIC/READING: Poetry Open Mic Night @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. With featured poets Kate McNairy and Bernadette Mayer. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm reading begins. $5.

THEATER ON SCREEN: “Hedda Gabler” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. The National Theatre’s production of Henrik Ibsen’s classic drama, starring Ruth Wilson in the title role. 2 & 6:30pm. $15.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

Is there an event that we may have overlooked? Just add it in the comment box below…