7/21/10: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

DANCE: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company @ Jacob’s Pillow, Becket. Tony Award-winning choreographer Bill T. Jones leads his ensemble through “Serenade/The Proposition,” part of a trilogy of evening-length dances in celebration of the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. 8pm. $58-$63. Thru Sunday.

TELEVISION: “Merle Haggard: Learning to Live With Myself” @ WMHT-TV. A documentary tribute to the Hag and his music as part of the PBS-TV “American Masters” series. 9pm.

MUSIC: Albert Cummings @ Rockin’ on the River at the Hedley District, Troy. The world-class blues guitarslinger makes his home right here in Williamstown, so it’s sometimes easy to forget just how good he really is. 5pm. Free.

THEATER: “The Woman Who Fall From the Sky” @ Windsor Lake, North Adams. The Mettawee River Theater Company utilizes puppets to tell the great Iroquois tale of creation. 8pm. Free.

MUSIC: Counting Crows @ Mountain Park, Holyoke. They won’t be rolling in to SPAC until Monday, August 2, so if you’re a Counting Crows fan, this shebang is worth the trip. The Crows’ Traveling Circus and Medicine Show Tour finds them mixin’ & matchin’ onstage with Augustana and rapper NOTAR. The three bands are playing together: two at a time, one at a time and sometimes band members just mix it up for fun. 7pm. $35, $55, $65. Doors open at 5:30pm.

MUSIC: Cooperstown Chamber Music Festival’s ProAm Concert @ the Farmers’ Museum, Coopertown. Professional musicians Shirley Irek (piano), David Geber (cello) and Linda Chesis (flute) join forces with accomplished amateurs, including violinist Mark Ptashne (a molecular biologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center), pianist Bruce Harris (an attending neurosurgeon at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown), Jonathan Phillips (a principal scientist at Eastman Kodak Company) and Christen Sparago (a finalist in the National Flute Association High School Soloist Competition). The concert features works by Mozart, Brahms, Bach, and Durufle. 7:30pm. Free.

OPERA ON FILM: Puccini’s Turandot @ Time & Space Limited, Hudson. Directed by Franco Zeffirelli, the breathtaking Metropolitan Opera production features Maria Guleghina in the title role. Marcello Giordani sings Calàf, the prince who wins her love – and gets to sing “Nessun dorma.” 6:30pm. $15.

Red Molly @ Shepard Park, Lake George at 7:30pm
Cavanaugh & Kavanaugh @ Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar at 7pm
The Audiostars @ Freedom Park, Scotia at 7pm
John Root @ East Greenbush Community Library, East Greenbush at 7pm
Grind @ Burbank Park at Onota Lake, Pittsfield at 6pm
Gopher Broke @ the Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge at 8pm

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