3/26/14: Today’s Tips: Wednesday
TALK: Marky Ramone @ Skidmore College’s Gannett Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. Hey! Ho! Let’s go! The longtime drummer for the Ramones gives a lecture? And maybe sells a few jars of his pasta sauce. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: The Irish Rovers @ The Egg, Albany. Their popular recordings “The Unicorn,” “Wasn’t That a Party” and “Drunken Sailor” helped ignite the popularity of traditional Irish music in North America. They’re making a stop at The Egg as part of their “Farewell to Rovin'” tour. 7:30pm. $34.
MUSIC: Rick Springfield @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. The veteran pop-rocker serves up “Jessie’s Girl,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “Affair of the Heart” and other hits as part of his first ever solo acoustic tour, sharing stories, songs and Q&A session as well. 7:30pm. $37.50, $47.50, $57.50 & $75.
THEATER: “Gypsy: A Musical Fable” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany.”Everything’s Coming Up Roses…” Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill directs the classic musical based on the memoirs of famed stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, featuring a cast of 23 from Broadway star Mary Callanan to local TV personality Benita Zahn. 2 & 7:30pm. $20-$65. Through April 13. GO HERE to read review…
PARTICIPATORY MUSIC: Saratoga Acoustic Blues Society’s Open Mic @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Hosted by Sonny Speed. Bring your guitar or other instrument and play some blues. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm music. $5.
MUSIC: SCCC Jazz Showcase @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. Featuring performances by the Schenectady County Community College Jazz Ensemble directed by Dr. William Meckley, as well as the five-piece Schenectady County Community College Jazz Combo directed by saxman Brian Patneaude. 7:30pm. FREE.