8/5/15: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday
MUSIC: Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys @ Shepard Park, Lake George. It’s time to get up and dance to a Cajun two-step or two with the Grammy Award-winning Louisiana band. 7:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…
MUSIC: Almost Queen @ Rockin’ On the River, Troy. In case you missed it, there’s been a shake-up in the concert schedule (GO HERE for all the details), but in short, Blues for Breakfast has been postponed and tonight’s show will feature the Queen tribute band in Riverfront Park. With Dead at 40. 5pm. FREE.
MUSIC: The Aristocrats @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Perhaps the hottest new band in instrumental rock/fusion today, guitarist Guthrie Govan (Steven Wilson, Asia/GPS), bassist Bryan Beller (Dethklok, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani) and drummer Marco Minnemann (Necrophagist, Adrian Belew, Steven Wilson, Joe Satriani) roar into Woodstock in support of their new album, Tres Caballeros. With the Travis Larson Band. 8pm.
MUSIC: The Jazzy Four @ the Empire State Plaza at The Egg, Albany. Led by saxman Jeff Nania the band serves up a steamy mix of jazz, funk and soul music. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete Made in the Shade of The Egg concert schedule…
THEATER: “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune” @ the Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. The bewildering journey of finding love in the modern world sets the premise for Terrence McNally’s bittersweet comedy. Directed by Karen Allen. 7pm. $62. Through Saturday, August 22.
THEATER: “I Saw My Neighbor On the Train and I Didn’t Even Smile” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. It’s the world premiere of Suzanne Heathcote’s play, starring Keira Naughton as a hum-drum bookkeeper whose life is is forever altered by the arrival of her troubled niece. 7pm. $50. Through Saturday, August 15.
MUSIC: J. Yager @ Newberry Music Hall, Saratoga Springs. The Audiostars’ frontman steps out for a solo show. 7pm. FREE. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled.
THEATER: “The Club” @ the Garage, Pittsfield. A musical excursion into the world of a private Edwardian men’s club, where men can be men and drink, play, smoke and talk about what’s always on their mind: women! Directed by Rocco Sisto and featuring Annette Miller and Maureen O’Flynn. 8pm. $30. Through Sunday, August 9.