8/16/17: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

August 16th, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Roosevelt Dime @ Empire State Plaza at The Egg, Albany. As part of the lunchtime Made in the Shade of The Egg concert series, the Brooklyn-based band plays a modern Americana mix steeped in Dixieland, blues, bluegrass and jug band music. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Ambrose Akinmusire @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. The award-winning trumpeter and his band wrap up EMPAC’s inaugural summer season with some forward-thinking jazz in support of their new album, A Rift in Decorum: Live at the Village Vanguard. 8pm. $18; $13 students & seniors. GO HERE to enter to win a pair of FREE tickets…

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MUSIC: Grizzly Bear @ BSP Kingston, Kingston. In support of their new album, Painted Ruins (slated for release on Friday), the bands kicks off a two-night stand. With Delicate Steve. 8:30pm. $48.

MUSIC: WEQX’s PearlPalooza Battle of the Bands @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. Four bands – Asa Morris & the Mess, Good Fiction, Front Business, Gordon St – battle it out for a slot on next month’s PearlPalooza. 8pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Philadelphia Orchestra @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Steven Reineke conducts the Sophisticated Ladies program with special guest vocalists Montego Glover, Capathia Jenkins and N’Kenge. 8pm.

MUSIC: Wild Adriatic @ Gaffney’s, Saratoga Springs. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Adam Ezra Group @ Shepard Park, Lake George. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

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.

FUNDRAISER: “A Taste of Sand Lake” @ Old Daley on Crooked Lake, Averill Park. A fundraiser for the Sand Lake Center for the Arts with food, drink, raffles and music by Peg & Bill Delaney. 6pm.

MUSIC: Hamell on Trial @ the Low Beat, Albany. The Wednesday August residency continues with the right man for the times… 7pm.

MUSIC: The Nellies @ River Park, Green Island. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: The Lustre Kings @ Chalybeate Park, Sharon Springs. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC/ART: salem2salem @ various locations, Salem. Live performance, visual art and cultural exchange featuring artists from the salem2salem residency program. 3pm concert at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church; art reception and exhibit at North Main Gallery at 4pm; 8pm open mic night at the Salem Tavern.

MUSIC: Of Good Nature @ Parish Public House, Albany. Rock/reggae band. With Oogee Wawa, C.K. Flach and the Ryan Leddick Trio. 8pm.

MUSIC: Nutria @ the Beer Diviner, Troy. New Orleans jazz. 7pm.

FESTIVAL: Downtown Celebration @ various locations, North Adams. North Adams. Performances by the JP Murphy Band, Terry A La Berry & Friends and Trio Candela. Magicians, balloon animals, hula hoops, games, giveaways and more. 5:30-9pm. FREE.

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 an evening of folk-rock and classic rock. 8:30pm.

MUSIC: Grand Central Station @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Marty Wendell @ Mowry Park, Greenwich. With the Bluebillies. 7pm.

MUSIC: The Zucchini Brothers @ Clifton Common, Clifton Park. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Morrighan’s Flight @ Coeymans Landing Gazebo, Ravena. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: On 3 @ Warrensburg Bandstand, Warrensburg. With Pat Sullivan. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

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

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

FILM: “Key Largo” @ West Capitol Park, Albany. Starring Bogie & Bacall. 8pm. 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…