7/11/12: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

MUSIC: The Chandler Travis Philharmonic @ Shepard Park, Lake George. Yes, those musical maniacs are back for yet another Nippertown show. What is this? Their fourth Local 518 show this week? Yeah, it is. And you don’t wanna miss it… 7:30pm. FREE.

DANCE: New York City Ballet @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. It’s American Girl Night, and the program includes Jeu de Cartes (Stravinsky/Martins), In the Night (Chopin/Robbins) and Russian Seasons (Desyatnikov/Ratmansky). 8pm.

MUSIC: Ted Nugent @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Ze wango, ze tango! The Motor City Madnman returns… With Laura Wilde. 8pm. $27. NOTE: Enter to win FREE TIX here

PARTICIPATORY MUSIC: Music Mobile @ Central Park, Schenectady. Make musical instruments; sing and play along with Ruth Pelham and friends. 10am. FREE.

READING: Martin Willitts, Jr. @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Open mic for poets with featured readers Willitts and Jill Crammond. 7pm. $3.

MUSIC: 7 Bridges @ Green Island Bridge parking lot, Troy. Rockin’ On the River welcomes the Eagles tribute band. 5pm. FREE.

DANCE: Jacob’s Pillow, Becket. With live music by the Boston Camerata, the Tero Saarinen Company brings their Shakers-inspired production “Borrowed Light” to the Ted Shawn Theatre (at 8pm). Meanwhile, in the Doris Duke Theatre, “The Men Dancers: From the Horse’s Mouth” is a celebration of the Jacob’s Pillow 80th anniversary season, featuring stories and performances by some of the most outstanding male dancers of today (at 8:15pm). Both through Sunday.

MUSIC: Bellows @ the Spotty Dog Books & Ale, Hudson. Oliver Kalb leads the wobbling drums and weird orchestrations that defy the limitations of conventional pop and folk. With Sticklips. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: The Rogues @ Halfmoon Town Park, Halfmoon. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: GeoTrio @ Voorheesville Public Library, Voorheesville. The Caribbean world music trio features guitarist Crispin Catricala, vibraphonist Dave Casner and percussion virtuoso Brian Melick in a family-friendly concert. 6:30pm. FREE.

READING: Rosanna Warren @ Skidmore College’s Davis Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. NYS Summer Writers Institute welcomes the author of “Ghost in a Red Hat.” With Margot Livesey. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Misty Jazz Kats @ East Greenbush Community Library, East Greenbush. An evening of jazz, blues and more featuring vocalist Linda “Gigi” Harrison, drummer Bill Harrison, keyboardist Steven Sokal and bassist Bill Hoeprich. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Lindsey Webster Band @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The soulful singer and her band are back for another month-long, weekly Wednesday night residency with special guests at the fabled Woodstock venue. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Emeralds of July @ North End Firehouse, Rensselaer. After a week off for the Fourth of July holiday, the Rensselaer Music in the Park series is back. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Jade @ the Pruyn House Complex, Latham. 7pm. $5; children 12 and under FREE.

MUSIC: The Scotia-Glenville Pipe Band @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 7pm. FREE.

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