2/15/12: Today’s Tips: Wednesday


PERFORMANCE: Lucky Dragons’ “Actual Reality” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. An audio-visual performance built around the results of an archive of Internet searches for the phrase “actual reality.” The acoustic sounds of musicians (and the audience) are analyzed and re-synthesized in real-time and then presented back for reply, creating a call-and-response. Along with the “real” performance, collected source material — video and audio from previous performances, rehearsals and incidental audio — is processed and layered on top, creating an endless loop of what is and what has been. Got it? 8pm. $18.

MUSIC: Ukulele Mike @ Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. Michael Eck is the big man with the little box, as he rolls out a variety of folk and blues gems on just four strings, ranging from Skip James to the Carter Family, from Pete Seeger to Tom Waits. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Pine Leaf Boys @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. Good-time Grammy Award-winning Cajun and Creole masters from Southwest Louisiana. 7pm. $15.

MUSIC: Capital Guitar Quartet @ Schenectady County Community College’s Taylor Auditorium, Schenectady. The premiere ensemble performance by the classical guitar foursome of Joel Brown, Brett Grigsby, Sten Isachsen and Paul Quigley. The jazz guitar duo Jim Wilson and Rob Cohen open. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: St. Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. 7:30pm. $40, $45.

FILM: “I Am Bruce Lee” @ the Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. A one-time-only encore screening of this documentary on the late martial arts master. 7pm. $9.25; seniors $7.50.

MUSIC: Chris Webby @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. The “There Goes the Neighborhood” tour lands in Clifton Park. With A.M.J. and Austin Watts. 7:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: The Tony Lee Thomas Band @ the Garage at Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. 9pm. $5.

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