2/21/18: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

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MUSIC: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy continues to revitalize the best of swing, classic jazz, ragtime and early rock & roll. 7:30pm. $36.

TALK: Randy Cohen’s “Person Place Thing” podcast live @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center’s Recital Hall, Albany. The comedy writer, newspaper columnist and UAlbany alum won three Emmy Awards for his writing on “Late Night with David Letterman” and another for his work on Michael Moore’s “TV Nation.” For 12 years he wrote “The Ethicist,” a weekly column for The New York Times Magazine. He is also the host and creator of the nationally syndicated “Person Place Thing” podcast, where guests talk about a single person, place and thing of personal importance. Tonight’s guest is the Pulitzer Prize winning author William Kennedy. 7pm. FREE. ALSO, a free craft talk on making podcasts at UAlbany Campus Center West Addition’s Multi-Use Room, Albany at 4:15pm.

THEATER: “Les Miserables” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. 7:30pm. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Etheric Currents @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. A new avant-jazz outfit bringing together five musicians from a diversity of musical backgrounds who are united by a love of improvisation. Guitarist Ryan Blotnick, saxophonist Jarrett Gilgore, drummer Otto Hauser, keyboard player Tyler Wood and bassist Scott Colberg have individually worked with a dazzling array of musicians, including Steven Bernstein, Lee Konitz, Triage, the Black Crowes, Jeff Tweedy, Tony Visconti, Bobby Previte, Meshell Ndegeocello, Devendra Banhart, Elvis Perkins, Sharon Van Etten, Vetive, Joan As Police Woman and the War on Drugs. 8pm. $10.

COMEDY: Chicks Are Funny @ the Funny Bone, Guilderland. Erin Harkes hosts the monthly all-female laugh session with Lindsay Lou headlining. With Dre Cerbin, Katie Boyle and Jennifer McMullen. 7:30pm. $10.

MUSIC: Mike Kelley @ Lanie’s Cafe, Loudonville. 6pm.

MUSIC: Ramblers Home Jug Band @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 8pm.

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

JAM SESSION: Bluegrass Jam @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. It’s the monthly bluegrass session hosted by the Schroon River String Band. 7pm.

FILM: “Frozen” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. “Let it go…” 1pm. $5.

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