8/27/14: Today’s Tips: Wednesday
MUSIC: The Pine Leaf Boys @ Shepard Park, Lake George. It’s the last concert of the Lake George Arts Project’s Wednesday evening concert series, and it should be a wonderful, swamp-soaked night of Louisiana sounds. 7:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of concerts…
MUSIC: “Reading Music” @ the Albany Public Library, Albany. An evening of songs, readings and discussion based on John Steinbeck’s classic novel, “East of Eden.” Featuring nearly a dozen brand-spankin’ new original songs penned by Matt Durfee and Michael Eck. 7pm. FREE.
FAIR: Columbia County Fair @ Columbia County Fairgrounds, Chatham. It’s opening day at the fair with plenty of midway rides, cotton candy, farm animals, demolition derby and fried dough. Gates open at 3pm. $10; Free children 12 & under.
FAIR: Schaghticoke Fair @ the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, Schaghticoke. It’s opening day at the fair with plenty of midway rides, fried dough, a truck pull, farm animals, karaoke competition, zucchini brownies, dairy demonstrations and more. Gates open at 12noon. $5; Free children 13 & under.
THEATER: “Tomorrow in the Battle” @ Stageworks/Hudson, Hudson. The drama by British playwright Kieron Barry had
its world premiere here in August, 2012 and was a smash hit. Now it’s back for a return engagement. 7:30pm. $24. Through August 31.
COMEDY: Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show @ Underground at Proctors, Schenectady. Ahmed Bharoocha (of Comedy Central’s “Dead Kevin” web series) headlines. With Ethan Ullman and Thomas Attila Lewis. 8pm. $15.
DANCE: Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company @ Empire State Plaza at The Egg, Albany. Provocative and richly imagined modern dance choreography. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of concerts…
FESTIVAL/FUNDRAISER/MUSIC/ETC.: Wild BBQ @ Brown’s Walloomsac Brewery, Hoosick Falls. It’s an Evening With the Cabin Kings from the National Geographic Channel’s “Building Wild.” With music by Eastbound Jesus. 6-9pm. $10 admission to benefit the Agricultural Stewardship Association. UPDATE: This event is sold out.
FILM/DISCUSSION: “The Refugees of Shangri-La” @ the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. The documentary examines the story of the Bhutanese who have been exiled from their homes and are trying to make new lives. A Q&A session with the film’s directors, Doria Bramante and Markus Weinfurter, will follow the screening. 7pm. $7.50.