10/17/18: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday


FILM/MUSIC: Silent Film Spectacular @ Albany Public Library, Albany. Ryan Devine & Friends play a live, original soundtrack to the 1923 Buster Keaton silent film “The Three Ages.” 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete series schedule…

MUSIC: The Funky Dawgz Brass Band @ the Parish Public House, Albany. Phish after-party. 11pm. $20.

MUSIC: Phish @ Times Union Center, Albany. Trey Anastasio, Mike Gordon, Jon Fishman and Page McConnell conclude their two-night stand at the TUC. 7pm. $55, $75 & $85.

THEATER: The Glass Menagerie @ Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield. Julianne Boyd directs Tennessee Williams’ timeless classic American drama. 7pm. Through Sunday, October 21.

READING: No Borders, No Walls: Exploring Truth, Beauty and the Creative Self @ Hudson Valley Community College’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium, Troy. Award-winning author and poet Frank Gaspar will read from selected works, discuss the creative process and answer questions. 12noon. FREE.

MUSIC: WGNA’s Secret Star Acoustic Jam @ Proctors, Schenectady. It’s a mystery concert. Three of contemporary country music’s biggest stars share the stage, but no one knows who they will be until the spotlight hits them. 7pm. $20-$35. UPDATE: This concert is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: The Lustre Kings @ Lanie’s Cafe, Loudonville. Mark Gamsjager and the rockabilly boys swing into the Cafe… 6pm.

THEATER: 33 Variations @ Skidmore College’s Black Box Theater, Saratoga Springs. Marie Glotzbach directs Moises Kaufman’s play that simultaneously examines the creative process behind Beethoven’s “Diabelli Variations” and the journey of a musicologist to discover the meaning behind why Beethoven was compelled to write 33 distinct variations on a simple theme by a minor music publisher. 8pm. Through Saturday, October 20.

MUSIC: Sofi Tukker @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. The NYC duo of Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern. With Crush Club. 8pm. $20.

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

THEATER: Godspell @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. Karla Kash directs the student production of Stephen Schwartz’s breakthrough musical. 7pm. $25; students/seniors $22. Through Sunday.

SPOKEN WORD: Thom Francis @ Restaurant Navona, Albany. The Albany Poets Presents Series of poetry, spoken word, and conversation concludes local poet, performer, host and Albany Poets president Thom Francis. Mary Panza takes over as guest host. 7pm.

COMEDY: Rich Guzzi @ the Funny Bone, Guilderland. Comedy hypnosis. 7:30pm. $12.

THEATER: Menopause: The Musical @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. In this musical parody set to classic tunes from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra and memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more. 7:30pm. Through Sunday.

JAM SESSION: Bluegrass Jam Session @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Hosted by the Schroon River String Band. 7pm.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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