10/21/15: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday


Happy Back to the Future Day!

FILMS: “Back to the Future I & II” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Celebrate Back to the Future Day with the double-feature screening of “Back to the Future” and “Back to the Future Part II.” 7pm. $9; $6 students.

MUSIC: Strange Wilds @ the Low Beat, Albany. The Northwestern trio taps into grunge’s collective unconscious with their new debut Sub Pop album, Strange Concepts – loud, sneering happy hour music. With Better Pills. 6pm.

MUSIC: Coleman Hell @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. The Canadian singer-songwriter’s hit single “2 Heads” fuses hip-hop, electronic and pop music. With Mirk. Doors open at 7pm. FREE.

FILM/MUSIC: Silent Film Spectacular @ Albany Public Library, Albany. The 1927 silents film “The Unknown” (a criminal on the run from the law hides in a circus and pursues the ringmaster’s daughter) is accompanied by a new original soundtrack composed and perfoirmed live by Clank. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule…

MUSIC: Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band @ the Academy of Music, Northampton. The laterary-minded singer-songwriter brings along his band to celebrate the release of his new album, Sermon On the Rocks. With Bhi Bhiman. 7:30pm. $30 & $35.

THEATER: “Book of Mormon” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Hailed by The New York Times as “the best musical of this century” and the winner of nine Tony Awards, “The Book of Mormon” is the blockbuster Broadway smash from “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone with Bobby Lopez, the Oscar-winning composer of “Avenue Q” and Disney’s “Frozen.” 7:30pm. $30-$130. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Kinky Friedman @ Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. The stogie-waving, black-hat-wearing Texas Jewboy singer-storyteller-Tequila purveyor-animal rescuer-author rambles into town in support of his new album, The Loneliest Man I Ever Met – his first album in 40 years. With Brian Molnar. 7pm. $25.

FILMS: FilmColumbia Festival @ the Crandell Theatre, Chatham. Today’s featured films include “Three Obsessions” (12noon); “Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists” (2:30pm); “The Strange Eyes of Dr. Meyes” (4:30pm); “Monsoon” (6:30pm); “The Lady in the Van” (8:30pm).

MUSIC: Black Tide @ Trick Shots Billiards, Clifton Park. Miami-based metal band in support of their new album, Chasing Shadows. With Murder F.M. 9:30pm.

MUSIC: “Music My Teacher Taught Me” @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. UAlbany faculty member Duncan Cumming performs a solo piano concert in tribute to Cumming’s mentor and teacher Frank Glazer (1915-2015). Featuring Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata and Chopin’s Heroic Polonaise as well as works by Mozart, Schubert and Brahms. 7pm. $8; $4 students & seniors.

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

WORKSHOP: Sonny Speed’s Songwriting Workshop @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. 7pm. $5.

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