10/27/10: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

MUSIC: OK Go @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. Yes, they’re back again. Less than six months since their headlining performance at Albany’s Tulip Festival, the music video virtuosos are returning to Nippertown on the heels of their unplugged performance at NYC’s Guggenheim Museum last weekend at the opening of the YouTube Play exhibition. Those Darlins and Eytan & the Embassy open the show. 8pm. $17. (Related stories: Latest video, OK Go Goes to the Dogs; Concert review with photos of OK Go at Tulip Fest; The View From the Stage)

THEATER: “Cactus Flower” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. It’s opening night for a revival of the ’60s vintage Broadway farce about the fear of commitment. Written by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Abe Burrows and directed by Michael Bush. 7:30pm. $16-$45. (Through Sunday, November 14)

MUSIC: Alberta Cross @ the Kleinert/James Arts Center, Woodstock. The blues-flecked rockers unplug for an acoustic evening to benefit the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild. With the Connor Kennedy Band. 7:30pm. $20, $35.

FILM/MUSIC: “The Cat and the Canary” @ the Albany Public Library, Albany. In the second installment of the “Silent Film Spectacular” series, Charmboy’s Eric Halder, Sarah Clark and Scott Smith perform a new, original soundtrack to accompany Paul Leni’s creepy 1927 mystery, “The Cat and the Canary.” 7pm. FREE. PS – Is Charmboy finally getting ready to release their debut album? Could be…

THEATER: “Cheaper to Keep Her” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. A one-night-only performance of Je’Caryous Johnson’s musical stage play starring actress Vivica A. Fox and soul singer-talk show host Brian McKnight. 8pm. $32.50, $37.50.

MUSIC: 4Troops @ The Egg, Albany. The vocal quartet first made a name for themselves while in the military, singing pop and country songs for soldiers overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now that they’re all out of the service, they have recorded an album, taped a PBS-TV special and are performing at military bases and concert halls around the world. 7:30pm. $29.50.

VIDEO/ART: “Paradox Rules” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. A screening of eight short narrative video art pieces by Joshua Thorson. 8pm. FREE.

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