8/15/12: Today’s Tips: Wednesday


MUSIC: Ramblin Jug Stompers @ Shepard Park, Lake George. Bringing the funky acoustic 78RPM sound into the digital age. 7:30pm. FREE.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/FOOD: Empire State Plaza Food Festival @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany. Featuring classic rockers Rare Earth, alt-rockers Tonic, Local 518 faves Alta Mira and more… 11am-9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Philadelphia Orchestra @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Violin virtuoso Joshua Bell joins the orchestra and conductor Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos for a program that features Fruhbeck’s “Brahms Fanfare” on Themes of the Fourth Symphony; Brahms’ Concerto for Violin; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. 8pm.

MUSIC: Sweet Soubrette @ Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Hudson. Dark, edgy love songs featuring the songwriting, vocals and ukulele of Ellia Bisker, in support of the recent four-song EP, “What’s My Desire?” With Lila Ices. 6pm. FREE.

FILM: “The Rolling Stones: Some Girls, Live in Texas” @ the Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. One screening only of Mick, Keith & the boys in concert in Fort Worth in 1978, cranking up such gems as “Honky Tonk Woman,” “Tumbling Dice,” “Brown Sugar,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “Miss You,” “Beast of Burden” and more. 7pm. $10.

THEATER: “August: Osage County” @ Shakespeare & Company, Lenox. A staged reading of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play, starring Karen Allen. 5pm. $15; students $5.

MUSIC: Blues for Breakfast @ Green Island Bridge parking lot, Troy. Rockin’ On the River welcomes the Grateful Dead tribute band. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Salt-N-Pepa @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. Female hip-hop pioneers Cheryl James and Sandy Denton (“Salt” and “Pepa,” respectively) will keep the dance floor hoppin’ with “Push It,” “Tramp,” “Shake Your Thang,” “Shoop,” “Whatta Man” and more. 9pm. $30.

THEATER: “Rent Hair” @ Copake Memorial Park Building, Copake. Columbia Arts Team offers staged reading of a new comedy by Sandy McKnight, about a musician who believes that an expensive toupee can help him fulfill all of his dreams. Directed by Liv Cummins. 7pm. $12: seniors & students $10.

MUSIC: Bonnie Logan & Vito Mamone @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. 7pm. $10.

DANCE: Jacob’s Pillow, Becket. Compagnie Käfig brings a sensational program showcasing astonishing acrobatic skills and virtuosity in a combination of athletic samba, hip-hop and capoeira dance styles to the Ted Shawn Theater at 8pm. Meanwhile, Liz Gerring Dance Company performs Gerring’s new work she dreams in code, an intensely physical and poetic dance that crisscrosses through space and time at the Doris Duke Theatre at 8:15. Both through Sunday.

MUSIC: The Refrigerators @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Captain Squeeze & the Zydeco Moshers @ Green Island Gazebo, Green Island. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: High Definition @ Siro’s, Saratoga Springs. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Crush @ Dango’s, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. FREE.

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  1. Jude Moran says

    Hey all you folks..

    Adela & Jude are an early alt folk band – ( we like to call it “Gothicana” ) – we’ll be coming thru Albany on August 29th – playing with some solid Albany bands, Dan Johnson & his expert sidemen, Tianics – and Evan Gavry & the Tin Stars. Over at Red Square –

    We’re hoping you’ll us out at ( http://www.adelaandjude.com ) – Adela plays an old Estey Pump organ, Jude plays kick & snare with his feet, while strumming guitars, banjos and stuff. links to music, video and all sorts on the site –

    Noticed you folks from my friend Sandy McKnight who I’ve drummed with, great songwriter!

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