5/19/10: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

MUSIC: Lost Radio Rounders @ Crandall Library, Glens Falls. The acoustic duo of Tom Lindsay and Michael Eck celebrate the release of their new album “Acoustic Roadshow” with a free performance of historic American music – some gospel, blues, folk, country and more. 7pm. Free.

FILM: “Pirate Radio” @ Schenectady County Library, Schenectady. The Reels Film Series continues with the 2009 comedy about an illegal radio station off the coast of England in 1966. Directed by Richard Curtis, the film stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans. 12noon. Free. (also at 7pm Thursday)

MUSIC: Crooked Still @ Club Helsinki Hudson, Hudson. No, the new Hudson home of Club Helsinki still hasn’t “officially” opened its doors, but the club’s series of pre-opening Sound Check Events continues as the fab bluegrass chamber ensemble celebrates the release of their new CD, “Some Strange Country.” (Read review here.) Opening the show is young bluegrass phenom Sarah Jarosz. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Alice in Chains @ Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls. Who’d have thought that AiC could ever possibly come back after the 2002 death of drug-lovin’ lead singer Layne Staley? Well, here they come with a new album (“Black Gives Way to Blue”) and a new singer (William DuVall)… The Parlor Mob opens the show. 8pm. $40.

MUSIC: The Price/Trump Duo @ Upstate Artists Guild, Albany. The Buffalo-based drums ‘n’ guitar improvisational twosome comes to your state capitol to explore new-found sonic territories. With Kier Neuringer and Prayertown. 8pm. $5.

TALK: Financial Planning For Artists and Arts Professionals @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. Financial services professionals Michael Martin and Gregory Britton of MassMutual Financial Group will discuss financial planning and strategies to achieve your financial goals for the creative set. 6-8pm. Free, but reservations required; call 518. 584.4132 to reserve a spot.

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