6/15/11: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

MUSIC: Elizabeth Cook @ The Linda, Albany. The alt-country singer-songwriter and her band racked up rave reviews for their show at The Linda last November, and her latest album, “Welder,” has been earning her even more acclaim. 8pm. $17. NOTE: There’s still time to win a pair of FREE TIX to this show. Just go here…

OPERA ON FILM: “Madama Butterfly” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. An encore screening of Puccini’s classic from the Metropolitan Opera starring Marcello Giordani as Lieutenant Pinkerton and Patricia Racette in the title role. 6:30pm. $15; students $12.50. Also at the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown at 6:30pm. $17.

MUSIC: Michelle Shocked @ Colony Cafe, Woodstock. Shocked’s Roadworks 2011 Campfire Girl tour rolls into Woodstock tonight before heading up to Caffe Lena on Tuesday, June 21. $25.

MUSIC: 2Late @ the Pasta Factory, Latham. The folk duo celebrates the release of their third CD, “A Little 2Late.” 6-8pm.

MUSIC: Fairview Avenue @ Mabee Farm, Rotterdam. Part of the Howlin’ at the Moon Concert series. With Dan Johnson and Kyle Miller. 7pm. $2.

READINGS: “Journeys to Strange Places” @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. Eugene K. Garber reads from his new novel “O Amazonas Escuro,” and Wesley Brown reads a new short story “Women From Mars.” 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Capital Underground Live @ Savannah’s, Albany. Ralph Renna hosts an eclectic triple-bill showcase featuring Rodfatha, Love for the Masses and Aaron Civic. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Summer of Doug @ the Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Shania Twin @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. Donna Huber stars in the Shania Twain tribute act. 6 & 8pm. $20.

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