8/21/13: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

MUSIC: Philadelphia Orchestra @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs. Béla Fleck, widely considered to be the premiere banjo player in the world and the winner of 15 Grammy Awards, performs the Saratoga premiere of his Concerto for Banjo – one of the first written for the instrument. 8pm.

MUSIC: Lake Street Dive @ Shepard Park, Lake George. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Nick Lowe @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Basher is back. Nick Lowe is a seriously influential producer (Elvis Costello, Graham Parker, Pretenders, the Damned), songwriter (“(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding,” “I Knew the Bride (When She Used to Rock ‘n’ Roll)”) and dynamic performer (“Cruel to Be Kind,” “So It Goes”). With Americana singer-songwriter Kim Richey. 8pm. $45.

MUSIC: Mookie Blaylock @ Riverfront Park, Troy. The Rockin’ on the River concert series continues with the Pearl Jam tribute band. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Lake George Music Festival @ Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lake George. World-premiere performance of “The Brightness of Light,” a new chamber work by Brendan Faegre, commissioned by Lake George Arts Project and Lake George Historical Association. 7pm.

THEATER: Cirque Éloize @ Proctors, Schenectady. The Montreal performance troupe presents the North American premiere of “Cirkopolis,” combining the world of circus, dance and theater into one breathtaking show. 7pm. $20, $30, $40, $50 & $65. Through August 24. Read review here…

MUSIC: Street Corner Holler @ Gaffney’s, Saratoga Springs. 8pm.

MUSIC: Sensemaya @ Barker Park, Troy. Pianist David Gleason leads the band through a special interactive family program featuring Latin jazz and funky salsa music. 12noon. FREE.

MUSIC: Washington County Line Bluegrass @ Mabee Farm, Rotterdam Junction. The Howlin’ at the Moon concert series continues. 7pm. $5.

MUSIC: BackBeat @ Green Island Gazebo, Green Island. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Molly Durnin @ Chalybeate Park, Sharon Springs. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Groovestick @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Featuring members of Timbre Coup, Dirty Paris and Funk Evolution, Groovestick is new funk-jazz organ trio. With Dirty Burg Hustle. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Refrigerators @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Oakes & Smith @ the Lion’s Den, Stockbridge. Soothing sounds of local folk-art duo. 9pm.

MUSIC: The East Coast Chamber Orchestra @ the Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. As part of the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, the 15-member strong ensemble, comprised of members of major orchestras, string quartets and Grammy Award-winners, will perform works by Mozart, Ravel, a 2013 commission by David Ludwig, and more. 7:30pm. $25; $15 for students ages 6-18.

MUSIC: Sonny & Perley @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: New York Players @ Taste, Albany. 7pm. $5.

FILM: “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany. Open Air Cinema screens the 1971 musical film, starring Gene Wilder in the title role. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Miss Guided @ Windsor Lake, North Adams. 6:30pm. FREE.

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