7/5/17: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

July 5th, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: The Adam Ezra Group @ Empire State Plaza at The Egg, Albany. Indie folk-rock band well known for its smart lyrics, tight musicianship and exciting live performances. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for the more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: The British Invasion Experience @ Riverfront Park, Troy. Rockin’ on the River continues with a tribute band performing the songs of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Who, the Zombies, etc. With Great Mutations. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

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MUSIC: Skidmore Jazz All-Stars @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. Featuring trumpeter Brandon Lee, saxman Dick Oatts, trombonist Michael Dease, pianist Bill Cunliffe, guitarist Peter Bernstein, bassist David Wong and drummer John Riley. 8pm. $8; $5 seniors; free for students and children. GO HERE for the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra @ Shepard Park, Lake George. For more than 30 years, the Amsterdam band has served up a mix of Afro-Caribbean rhythms, including salsa, merengue, cha-cha, bomba, plena and Latin jazz. 7pm. FREE.

DANCE: New York City Ballet @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Kicking off their Saratoga summer residency with an All American program, including the SPAC premiere of “The Times Are Racing.” 8pm. Pre-performance talk at 7pm.

COMEDY: Doug Stanhope @ Funny Bone, Guilderland. 7:30pm. $35.

MUSIC: Red Haired Strangers @ East Greenbush Community Library, East Greenbush. Americana and country blues. 7pm. FREE; reservations required.

THEATER: “Ragtime” @ Washington Park Lakehouse Stage, Albany. Based on E.L. Doctorow’s acclaimed novel, “Ragtime” is a soaring, epic, culturally-important musical chronicling the lives of three families from three different worlds at the start of the 20th Century in pursuit of the American Dream. 8pm. FREE, $16, $18 & $24. Through Saturday, July 29.

MUSIC: Keith Pray’s Big Soul Ensemble @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. Contemporary big band jazz. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Albany Symphony Orchestra @ Canal Harbor & Rotary Park, Little Falls. Music by Handel and Benjamin Wallace with American patriotic favorites. With the Mohawk Valley Choral Society. Followed by fireworks. 8pm. 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…

READING: Darryl Pinckney @ Skidmore College’s Davis Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. The NYS Summer Writers Institute reading series continues… With Joanna Scott. 8pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Downstairs” @ Dorset Theatre Festival, Dorset. Sibling actors Tyne Daly and Tim Daly appear together onstage for the first time in the world premiere by Theresa Rebeck. 2 & 7:30pm. Through Saturday. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Paradox Saints @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. Rockin’ on the River after-party. 8pm. FREE.

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

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

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

THEATER: “Big Babies” @ the Wood Theater, Glens Falls. Part of Adirondack Theatre Festival’s new play reading series, the play follows Marianne, who has found happiness as a surrogate mother for families looking to conceive. 7:30pm. $20. Also at 7:30pm Thursday.

MUSIC: Jigsaw Youth @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. NYC feminist punk-grunge. With Hate Club and E.I.S.H.A. 8:30pm.

MUSIC: Joey Pucci & the American Longboards @ Chalybeate Park, Sharon Springs. A vintage rock and roll beach party. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Accents @ River Park’s Green Island Gazebo, Green Island. 6pm. FREE.

THEATER: “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” @ Wood Theater, Glens Falls. Adirondack Theatre Festival hosts PB&J Cafe, a dinner theater for kids. 12noon. $15. Through Thursday, July 20.

MUSIC: Scotia-Glenville Pipe Band @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Casey & Spain @ Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Courtney Shayne @ North End Firehouse lawn, Rensselaer. Tribute to Patsy Cline. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Silver Arrow Band @ Parish Public House, Albany. 8pm. FREE.

OPEN MIC/POETRY: Poetry Open Mic Night @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Host Carol Graser welcomes featured poets David Eye and Richard Hoffman. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm readings. $5.

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…