4/18/18: Today’s Top 10 Tips: Wednesday

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MUSIC: Quinn Sullivan @ the Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. At age 19, the guitar prodigy has already had a decade-long career, sharing the stage with many of his heroes including Buddy Guy, Carlos Santana and B.B. King. He has performed on concert and festival dates throughout the United States, including Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival. His third studio album, Midnight Highway (produced by multi-Grammy winner Tom Hambridge), was released last year. With The Age. 8pm. $25 & $35.

MUSIC: Hawktail @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Mandolinist Dominick Leslie has joined with the trio formerly known as Haas Kowert Tice (fiddler Brittany Haas, bassist Paul Kowert and guitarist Jordan Tice) to become a new acoustic roots-music supergroup called Hawktail. Between the four of them, they have played with Punch Brothers, David Rawlings, Crooked Still and the “Prairie Home Companion” House Band. Together, they make a brand of ecstatic, rootsy, dynamic chamber music. 8pm.

MUSIC: Midori @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. A leading concert violinist for over 30 years, Midori regularly transfixes audiences around the world, bringing together graceful precision and intimate expression that allows the listening public to not just hear music but to be personally moved by it. 7:30pm. $35 & $75; VIP $250 includes pre-show dinner at Castle Street Cafe, a post-show reception, more.

READING: D. Colin @ Restaurant Navona, Albany. As part of Albany Word Fest, the Greater Nippertown poet, writer, artist and performer shares her work and then offers a Q&A session about life, inspirations, writing and more. 7pm.

MUSIC: Hawthorne Heights @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. Hitting the mal in advance of their new album, Bad Frequencies, due out April 27. With Hotel Books, Sienna Skies and Heavy Things opening. 6pm. $20.

COMEDY: Dylan Brody @ the Comedy Works, Saratoga Springs. With Chris O’Leary. 7:30pm. $20.

THEATER: “Blithe Spirit” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. One highly spirited wife is fun, but two is fertile ground for this smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages from the witty pen of Noël Coward. Meet cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine (Gary Lindemann), re-married to Ruth (Brenny Rabine) but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira (Yvonne Perry), who has been conjured up by a visiting “happy medium,” one Madame Arcati (Eileen Schuyler). 2 & 7:30pm. Through Sunday, May 6. GO HERE to read a review…

MUSIC: Capital Trio @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. The Youth Movement Festival continues with “Old and New,” a concert program featuring violinist Hilary Walther Cumming, cellist Şölen Dikener and pianist Duncan Cumming performing works by Locatelli and Dvořák, as well as the world premiere of David Walther’s “The Grandfather Clock.” Student guest Dara Ribis will join them on viola for Beethoven’s Piano Quartet in E flat major, opus 16. 7:30pm. $8; students & seniors $4.

MUSIC: Jackie Bristow @ The Lodge, Woodstock. The New Zealand songbird makes her Greater Nippertown debut with Australian musician and longtime collaborator Mark Punch. 8pm. $5.

TALK: National Columnists Day: Local Columnists Share Their Journeys in Journalism @ Troy Public Library, Troy. A panel discussion with Chris Churchill, Amy Halloran and Don Rittner. 6pm. FREE

MUSIC: The Lustre Kings @ Lanie’s Cafe, Loudonville. Swinging with rockabilly cat Mark Gamsjager and his band. 6pm. FREE.

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