7/26/17: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

July 26th, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires @ Empire State Plaza, Albany. Super soul singer from Daptone Records. With West End Blend. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Kings of Leon @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. The Followill brothers and band rock SPAC in support of their latest album, Walls. With Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats. 7pm. $29.50, $49.50 & 79.50 reserved; $29.50 lawn.

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MUSIC: Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde @ Riverfront Park, Troy. Rockin’ on the River keeps on rolling along… With Girl Blue. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: C.J. Chenier & the Red-Hot Louisiana Band @ Shepard Park, Lake George. The son of the great Clifton Chenier carries on his zydeco legacy. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Detroit Rebellion @ the Low Beat, Albany. Featuring Jeff Toste and Micaiah Castro, the Providence-based blues/garage-rock duo heads into Greater Nippertown. With Hill Haints and Asa Morris & the Mess. 6pm. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: The LateShift @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. It’s the Rockin’ on the River after-party… 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Faster Pussycat @ Chrome, Waterford. Veteran Hollywood sleaze-rockers. With the Erotics and Ike’s Wasted World. 8pm. $20.

THEATER: “At Home at the Zoo” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Directed by Eric Hill, Edward Albee’s “At Home at the Zoo (Zoo Story)” joins Albee’s classic 1959 play, “The Zoo Story,” with its prequel, “Homelife” (2004) written 45 years later. 7pm. $52. Through Saturday, August 26.

READING: Joyce Carol Oates @ Skidmore College’s Davis Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. The NYS Summer Writers Institute’s reading series continues… 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Anne & Elizabeth @ Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield. 7pm. $20. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

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: Everyone Dies in the End @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. In support of their new album, The Space Between Spaces. With Chris Bassett and Road Cut. 8:30pm.

MUSIC: Alberta Crossroad @ Warrensburg Bandstand, Warrensburg. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Joey Pucci & the American Longboards @ River Park Gazebo, Green Island. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

THEATER: “Mamma Mia!” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. The smash hit jukebox musical is jam-packed with those sunny, irresistibly catchy songs of ABBA. Directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill. 2 & 7:30pm. Through Sunday, August 13.

MUSIC: Godmaker @ the Fuze Box, Albany. With Yoma, Hyborian, Grimer. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Shakespeare in the Alley @ Coeymans Landing Gazebo, Ravena. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

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

DANCE: Ajkun Ballet Theatre @ Empire State Plaza at The Egg, Albany. Mixing contemporary repertory and traditional ballets, including an excerpt from “Sleeping Beauty.” 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

THEATER: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” @ Congress Park, Saratoga Springs. Wesley Broulik directs the opening production of the Saratoga Shakespeare Company’s 2017 summer season. 6pm. FREE. Through July 29.

MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Clarinet Marmalade Trio @ East Greenbush Community Library, East Greenbush. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: The Broken @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. CD release party for Shattered to Pieces. With Aggressive Response, Panzram and Virtue Falls. 8pm. $5.

THEATER: Mettawee River Theatre’s “Before the Sun and Moon” @ PS21, Chatham. Drawn from an ancient Korean folktale, this magical story incorporates masks, puppets and other visual elements created by master puppeteer Ralph Lee. 8pm. $15; $5 children. GO HERE for more info…

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

MUSIC: Masters of Nostalgia @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. Dave Pedinotti leads an evening of folk-rock and classic rock. 8:30pm.

MUSIC: Mixed Company @ North End Firehouse Lawn, Rensselaer. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Shyne @ Burbank Park, Pittsfield. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

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

MUSIC: The Zucchini Brothers @ Shenantaha Creek Park, Malta. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Becca Frame & the Tall Boys @ Chalybeate Park, Sharon Springs. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: The Brave Brothers @ Windsor Lake, North Adams. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

THEATER: Let’s Get Cooking @ Clifton Common, Clifton Park. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

OPEN MIC: Saratoga Acoustic Blues Open Mic @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. 7pm. $5; FREE students.

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…