8/22/12: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

MUSIC: Brave Combo @ Shepard Park, Lake George. The utterly unique, Texas-based polka/rock/worldbeat band founded in 1979 by guitarist/keyboardist/accordionist Carl Finch. 7:30pm. FREE. More info here…

MUSIC: The Dependents @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The sharp, young high school band from Fort Plain performs as part of the Emerging Artists Breakout series. 7pm. $5.

THEATER: “Satchmo at the Waldorf” @ Shakespeare & Company, Lenox. The New England premiere of Terry Teachout’s one-man play about the life of American music great Louis Armstrong. Directed by Gordon Edelstein and starring John Douglas Thompson. 7:30pm. Through September 16. More info here…

FILM: “First Position” @ Proctors, Schenectady. A documentary about six young dancers as they prepare for a chance to enter the world of professional ballet. 2:30, 5 & 7:30pm. $5.

CABARET: Billy Stritch @ the Mansion Inn of Saratoga, Rock City Falls. NYC jazz/cabaret star Billy Stritch pays musical tribute to the Velvet Fog – Mel Tormé. 8pm. $25; seniors $20; students $10. More info here…

MUSIC: Changes in Latitudes @ Green Island Bridge parking lot, Troy. It’s the pentultimate Rockin’ On the River concert featuring a Jimmy Buffett tribute band. 5pm.

MUSIC: Jody Shayne @ the Green Island Gazebo, Green Island. Sweet, sweet jazz… 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Marty Wendell @ the Recreation Field Pavilion, Warrensburg. 7pm. FREE.

DANCE: Jacob’s Pillow, Becket. At the Ted Shawn Theater, the 80th anniversary season concludes with a week of stunning works by the historic Joffrey Ballet performing to the music of Philip Glass and Sergei Rachmaninoff at 8pm. And at the Doris Duke Theater, Doug Elkins & Friends’ “Fräulein Maria,” offers a hilarious take on “The Sound of Music” set to the original film score at 8:15pm.

MUSIC: Moonshine Holler @ the Lion’s Den at the Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge. Appalachian roots music duo. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Grand Central Station @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 7pm. FREE.

FILM: “Tampopo” @ PS21, Chatham. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Cryin’ Out Loud @ Halfmoon Town Park, Halfmoon. Followed by fireworks. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Soul Be It @ Siro’s, Saratoga Springs. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Schmooze @ Dango’s, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. FREE.

  1. Lori says

    The students of the Troy Music Academy will be performing at Rockin’ on the River in Troy tonight at 5:00 – it’s a free show, we’re on before the Jimmy Buffet tribute act. These kids have been so excited to play a real stage – students of all ages, all styles of music.

  2. Eugene Forget says

    Went to Rockin’ on the River last night, to see Changes in Latitude.
    After seeing them at the Parrothead Festival at the Saratoga County Fair in June, I was hooked!
    Played a slightly different set in Troy, but still really good!
    The students from Troy Music Academy were very good, and made a nice lead-in for CIL.
    Lots of Parrotheads in the audience, and a lot of people having fun, on a great weather night!
    Overall I and the missus had a great time. I hope they will be back next year, looking forward to it!
    Kudos to Rockin’ on the River and the BID, they have a winner with these events!

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