6/28/17: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

June 28th, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Freddie McGregor @ Empire State Plaza, Albany. It’s Reggae Night! The internationally acclaimed Grammy-nominated singer has helped to shape reggae music with his conscious lyrics and Philly-soul style for more than 50 years. Equally adept as a romantic crooner or as an emissary of strong cultural messaging, his undeniable vocal ability can be heard on hits such as “Push Come to Shove,” “Africa Here I Come,” “I Was Born a Winner,” “Guantanamera,” “Big Ship, Lock Dem’ Down” and “Bangarang.” With Anthem Band. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: The Big Takeover @ the Empire State Plaza at The Egg, Albany. Jamaican reggae and ska spiked with American soul. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

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MUSIC: Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra @ Riverfront Park, Troy. Rockin’ on the River… with Latin spice. With Heard. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Funk Soul Brother Organ Trio @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Doornails @ Lanie’s Cafe, Loudonville. 6pm.

DANCE: Mark Morris Dance Group @ Tanglewood’s Ozawa Hall, Lenox. “Lou 100: In Honor of the Divine Mr. Harrison.” 8pm. $22-$99.

MUSIC: Clearance @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. Chicago lo-fi rockers. With Dryer and Another Michael. 8pm.

MUSIC: In Her Own Words @ the Fuze Box, Albany. With Story Untold, American Runaways and The Wildcard. Doors open at 6:30pm. $12.

MUSIC: The Screaming Orphans @ Freedom Park, Scotia. Celtic rockers. 7pm. 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. 2 & 7:30pm. $34-$45. Through Saturday, July 1.

COMEDY/FUNDRAISER: Comedy for a Cause @ Funny Bone, Guilderland. Benefit for Ronald McDonald House. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Dealt the Blues @ Adirondack Harley-Davidson, Broadalbin. 5pm. 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. GO HERE to read review…

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 rockers. 8:30pm.

***THEATER: “Moonlight and Magnolias” @ Oldcastle Theatre Company, Bennington. A slapstick comedy about the creation of the classic film, “Gone With the Wind.” 2 & 7:30pm. $19.50, $25 & $50. Through Sunday, July 9. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Hands of Time @ North End Firehouse lawn, Rensselaer. Oldies. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

OPEN MIC: The Acoustic Blues Open Mic & Jam @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Sonny Speed hosts. Featured performers are 2 Blue, the duo of Amy Ryan and Richard Green. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm music. $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…