3/28/12: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Music Mobile’s 34th Anniversary Benefit Celebration @ The Linda, Albany. Fun, delicious food, spirited singing and lots of guests – including Paul Grondahl, William Kennedy & Friends (Stuart Freyer, Joseph Gagen, James Hart), Benita Zahn, Dr. MaryNell Morgan and others – salute Ruth Pelham and her marvelous, long-running program of youth music and education. 6pm. $75.

MUSIC: Asking Alexandria @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. Yes, the band will be up at SPAC on Tuesday, July 31 as part of the Rockstar Mayhem Fest, but do you really want to wait that long? We didn’t think so… With Trivium, I See Stars, Motionless in White and the Amity Affliction. 5:30pm. $25.

PERFORMANCE: “Hudson’s Finest: Remyx’d & Ready” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. A showcase of young local talent participating in four month-long workshop series focusing on the development of personal craft, stage knowledge, movement and showmanship. Featuring DaKid Rymxx, JB, Ifetayo Cobbins, DW Sleep and more. 7pm. $5 in advance; $10 at the door.

ART TALK: Jennifer & Kevin McCoy @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. The RPI alum discuss their current exhibit, “Index,” which opens on Monday. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Guster @ The Egg, Albany. A special acoustic performance by the Boston-based alt-popsters. 8pm. $27.50. UPDATE: This show is SOLD OUT.

MUSIC: Skip Parsons @ Capriccio Saratoga, Saratoga Springs. The traditional jazz clarinetist and pianist Rich Skrika play a concert for Clarinets for Conservation. 8pm. FREE.

DANCE/MUSIC: Micheal Flatley’s Lord of the Dance @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Sixteen years after the show was created and launched by Michael Flatley, “Lord of the Dance” is still enthralling crowds as the world’s highest grossing Irish dance show. 7:30pm. $29.50, $44.50 and $54.50.

TALK: Michael Kaiser @ Skidmore College’s Filene Recital Hall, Saratoga Springs. The president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, will deliver a talk “Great Art, Well Marketed: A Conversation with Michael Kaiser” about the artistic excellence and business acumen that have characterized his leadership of the Kennedy Center, as well as the current arts environment and career opportunities in the arts. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Misty Blues @ the Garage at the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Sassy, brassy singer Gina Coleman fronts the band that churns out its own brand of Berkshire blues. 9pm. $5.

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