3/21/18: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

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MUSIC: The Dixie Dregs @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. It’s the Dregs at The Egg. Over the course of 40 years and six Grammy nominations, the Dixie Dregs have released 11 commercial albums of original material, as well as a number of compilations and reissues. This is the reunion of the original bandmembers, including guitarist Steve Morse, drummer Rod Morgenstein, bassist Andy West, violinist Allen Sloan and keyboardist Steve Davidowski. 8pm. $39.50, $59.50 & $89.50.

MUSIC: Shovels & Rope @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. The duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst combines threads of traditional folk, country and rock, while taking their time and stretching out musically. The night will feature Shovels & Rope’s full musical set up, but will also find them performing deep cuts, as well as testing out new songs, telling stories in a way that is not usually possible in larger venues, and possibly even taking requests. 7:30pm. $34.

PERFORMANCE: “Stomp” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The international percussion sensation returns to Albany for the second of a two-night stand. From its beginnings as a street performance in the UK, “Stomp” has grown into an international sensation over the past 20 years, having performed in more than 50 countries and in front of more than 24 million people. 7:30pm. $39, $49 & $65.

MUSIC: Akina Yura @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. In combining the Romantic era with Japanese masterworks, the pianist’s concert program will introduce the works of Japanese composer Mutsuo Shishido (1929-2007) and explore the music that influenced him, including Chopin’s Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor. 7pm. $8; students & seniors $4.

MUSIC: Daisycutter @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Fiddler Sara Milonovich leads the band through an evening of downtown-upstate roots rock. 7pm. Donation encouraged.

MUSIC: The Lustre Kings @ Lanie’s Cafe, Loudonville. 6pm.

MUSIC: Schenectady County Community College’s Jazz Ensemble Showcase @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. 7:30pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Other Desert Cities” @ Schenectady Civic Playhouse, Schenectady. Jennifer Van Iderstyne directs Jon Robin Baitz’s play about a family gathering on Christmas. What long-hidden secrets will be revealed? 7:30pm. $20. Through Sunday, March 25.

MUSIC: Tim O’Shea & Friends @ Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar. Killarney’s Tim O’Shea and the Drank the Gold Duo get feet tapping with an afternoon of authentic Irish tunes, jigs, folk songs and more. 1pm. FREE.

TALK/VIDEO: “Staring Back at the Sun: Video Art from Israel, 1970-2012” @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. The two-night program traces the development of contemporary video practice in Israel and highlights work by artists who take an incisive, critical perspective towards the cultural and political landscape in Israel and beyond. 6pm. Also at 6pm on Thursday.

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. Hosted by the Schroon River String Band. 7pm.

JAM SESSION: Petey Hop’s Roots & Blues Sessions @ the Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 7pm. Donation encouraged.

FILM/TALK: “Free to Rock” @ Skidmore College’s Davis Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. Directed by four-time Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Jim Brown and narrated by Kiefer Sutherland, the documentary explores how rock & roll factored into the ending of the Cold War. Following the screening, executive producer Nick Binkle and Doug Yeager (author of the companion book) participate in a Q&A session. 7pm. FREE.

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