6/17/15: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday


MUSIC: Craig Wayne Boyd @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany. The country singer and winner of the seventh season of NBC-TV’s “The Voice” hit No. 1 on the charts with his rendition of Johnny Cash’s “Walk the Line” and his single “My Baby’s Got a Smile on Her Face” debuted at No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart. With the Chris Dukes Band. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info… GO HERE for a complete schedule…

MUSIC: Bhi Bhiman @ the Empire State Plaza at The Egg, Albany. You may remember him as the opening act for Rhiannon Giddens at The Egg back in April. With a unique voice and lyrical style that has drawn comparisons to everyone from Woody Guthrie to Rodriguez to Nina Simone, Bhi Bhiman and his band play music from his new album Rhythm & Reason. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: Who’s Bad @ Riverfront Park, Troy. Michael Jackson tribute band returns to Rockin’ On the River. With the LateShift. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

COMEDY: Daniel Tosh @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The stand-up comedian brings his Great Nor’easter Tour of 2015 to town. 7 & 9:30pm. $49.50, $59.50 & $69.50. GO HERE for more info…

THEATER: “Kinky Boots” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The six-time Tony Award-winning musical by Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein musical follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Together, the unlikely pair discovers that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world. 7:30pm. $25-$90. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Less Than Jake @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. It’s a ska-punk throwdown with co-headliners Reel Big Fish. With opening act Ballyhoo. 7:30pm. $23.

DANCE: Lar Lubovitch Dance Company @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. One of America’s most versatile, popular and highly acclaimed choreographers brings his singular musicality, rhapsodic style and sophisticated formal structures to town, including “Coltrane’s Favorite Things” and the 2012 work “Transparent Things” set to Debussy’s String Quartet in G Minor. 8pm.

FILM: Found Footage Festival’s Salute to Weirdos @ Proctors, Schenectady. Hosted by Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett, the acclaimed touring showcase of odd and hilarious found videos brings its new show to town. 7pm. $9.

MUSIC: Funk Evolution @ Freedom Park, Scotia. The summer concert season at Freedom Park kicks off with some funky stuff… 7pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Time Stands Still” @ Oldcastle Theatre Company, Bennington. Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Donald Margulies’ searing story of an heroic female journalist wounded covering the war in Iraq. Can you be a dispassionate, uninvolved observer of horrific events, recording them for posterity and still keep a sense of right and wrong? 7:30pm. $37; $10 students. GO HERE to read review…

FILM: “GG Allin: Live and Pissed” @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. The notorious Mr. Allin live from 1988 caps off the triple-bill. With “The Cramps: Live at Napa State Mental Hospital” (1981) and “Meatloaf: To Hell and Back” (2000). 7pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Man of La Mancha” @ Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield. Director Julianne Boyd puts a fresh spin of the musical tale about tilting at windmills and dreaming the impossible dream, starring Jeff McCarthy. 2 & 7pm. Through Saturday, July 11.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ the Trojan Hotel, Troy. The Rockin’ On the River after-party. 8pm.

MUSIC: Gabi @ the Half Moon, Hudson. With Pecas. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Deadbeats @ the Low Beat, Albany. If it’s Wednesday, it must be the Deadbeats… 10pm.

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