5/22/13: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

TALK: Jeremy Scahill @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. The award-winning investigative journalist discusses his new book, “Dirty Wars: The World Is A Battlefield,” an expose of the U.S. government’s ever-expanding covert wars. 7pm. $10; student/low income $5.

FILM: “Upstream Color” @ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. One screening only. Written, directed and produced by Shane Carruth – whose debut film, “Primer,” won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2004 Sundance Film festival – his second film examines a man and woman who are drawn together, entangled in the lifecycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives. 7pm. $9.50; seniors $7.75; children $6.75.

GALA: Hearing Loss Association of America, Albany Chapter 30th Anniversary Gala @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Hors d’oevres, desserts, champagne toast and a brief talk by honored guest, Grammy Award-winning composer Richard Einhorn. Performances include Einhorn’s music played by Musicians of Ma’alwyck, as well as a scene from Cap Rep’s upcoming play, Suzanne Bradbeer’s “The God Game,” performed by actors Yvonne Perry and Kent Burnham. 6-9pm. $20.

MUSIC: Shlomo Katz @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. A concert by the Israeli singer-songwriter and his band. 8pm. $30. Preceded at 5pm by an Israeli fair featuring food, wine, exhibits, videos and vendors.

MUSIC: An Evening of Emerging Singers @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Center for Song voice students make their way onto the performance scene. For most, it will be a night of firsts – whether it is their first night singing in front of their family, friends and strangers or their first time showcasing one of their original songs. Expect an engaging array of contemporary, folk, blues and indie rock music. 7:30pm. $10.

MUSIC: Steve Candlen @ American Glory, Hudson. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Brian Patneaude Duo @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: RNB @ the Lion’s Den at the Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge. Jeff Gonzales and Toni D. playing old country and acoustic blues. 8pm.

MUSIC: Blue Wilder @ the Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. 8pm. FREE.

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