6/21/17: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

June 21st, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Sawyer Fredericks @ Freedom Park, Scotia. The Freedom Park concert series kicks off with a bang – the winner of NBC-TV’s “The Voice.” 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

CRUISE/FUNDRAISER: The Summer Solstice Sunset Cruise @ Shoreline Cruises’ SS Adirondac, Lake George. The two-hour fundraiser for the Lake George Arts Project features food from several area restaurants, a silent auction featuring seasonal items and dining certificates, a raffle and live music by Leah Woods. 6:30pm boarding; 7pm launch. $30.

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MUSIC: Alta Havana @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The richness and exuberance of traditional Cuban music and its many variations comes alive in the talented hands of Gerardo Contino (vocals), Itai Kriss (flute), Keisel Jimenez (percussion) and Jorge Gomez (keyboard/piano). 9pm. $17.

ART RECEPTION: “Makers” @ Albany Center Gallery, Albany. The opening reception for Richard Lovrich’s photography exhibit of 365 creative people from Greater Nippertown. 5-8pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Orkesta Mendoza @ Empire State Plaza at The Egg, Albany. The Made in the Shade of The Egg lunchtime concert series features the band’s “indie mambo” music performed with Latin percussion, accordion, brass and steel guitar. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Skeeter Creek @ Riverfront Park, Troy. Rockin’ On the River keeps on rollin’ along with Greater Nippertown’s most popular contemporary country band. With Anthony Fallacaro. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

THEATER: “Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat” @ Wood Theater, Glens Falls. An electronic pop musical by Nikko Benson & Benjamin Halstead. Directed by Marshall Pailet, the Adirondack Theatre Festival’s season-opening production turns up the volume on one of history’s most influential and controversial innovators, Nikola Tesla. 7:30pm. $34-$45. Through Saturday, July 1.

MUSIC: Missio @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. The Austin-based electronic duo of Matthew Brue and David Butler. With Irontom in support of their debut album, Partners. 9pm. $12.

MUSIC: Mike Kelley @ Lanie’s Cafe, Loudonville. 6pm.

MUSIC: Sime Gezus @ Troy Kitchen, Troy. With Young Ca$h, Scumbag Handbook and Bez Aloha. FREE.

THEATER: “Million Dollar Quartet” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. The Tony Award-winning jukebox musical delivers an evening of rock ‘n roll classics featuring Brycen Katolinsky (as Elvis Presley), Colin Summers (as Carl Perkins), Gabriel Aronson (as Jerry Lee Lewis) and Bill Sheets (as Johnny Cash). 2 & 7pm. $65. Through Saturday, July 15.

MUSIC: License to Groove @ Windsor Lake, North Adams. 6:30pm. FREE.

COMEDY: Sorry Not Sorry @ the Parish Public House, Albany. Improv sketch comedy troupe. 8pm. FREE.

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

MUSIC: 18 Strings of Trouble @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. Rockin’ on the River after-party featuring Smokin’ Herb Carter and Justin Donohue. 8pm. FREE.

COMEDY: Chicks Are Funny @ the Funny Bone, Guilderland. Erin Harkes hosts; Carolyn Castiglia headlines the all-female night of laughs. 7:30pm. $10.

MUSIC: Masters of Nostalgia @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 8:30pm.

JAM SESSION: Bluegrass Jam @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Led by mandolinist Alan Epstein. 7pm. $5; students FREE.

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…