10/9/13: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

FILM/MUSIC: “The Lodger” @ the Albany Public Library, Albany. Alfred Hitchcock’s 1927 silent film about a landlady who suspects that her tenant is a serial killer will be accompanied by a live, original score by a one-time-only Local 518 supergroup featuring Ryan Slowey, Meg Duffy, Sean Fortune, Chris Jordan and Tommy Krebs. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: The Bobs @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The delightfully twisted a cappella quartet is not only celebrating their 30th anniversary, but also the release of their new album Biographies, which pays musical tribute to the likes of Andy Kaufman, Julia Child, Lord Buckley, Clarence Birdseye, Johnny Ramone, Nikola Tesla, Hedy Lamarr and others. 7pm. $24. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Engelbert Humperdinck @ Proctors, Schenectady. It’s Hump Day with Humperdinck. Yes, the veteran romantic crooner cancelled his Palace Theatre concert two years ago, but it looks like he’ll make it to town this time around. We may even a virtual sneak peek of his upcoming duets album featuring everyone from Elton John, Smokey Robinson and Willie Nelson to – wait for it – Kiss’ Gene Simmons. 8pm. $20, $30, $40, $50 & $65.

MUSIC: Dave Mason @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Sure you know his songs like “Feelin’ Alright,” “We Just Disagree,” “Can’t Stop Worrying, Can’t Stop Loving.” But did you know that Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason performed on the Rolling Stones’ Beggar’s Banquet, George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass, Wings’ Venus and Mars and Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Ladyland? 7:30pm. $25, $35 & $45.

TALK/DISCUSSION: “William Rowley: Journalism and Social Justice” @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center’s Recital Hall, Albany. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of UAlbany’s Journalism Program, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and founder of the New York State Writers Institute William Kennedy delivers a lecture on the former editor of The Knickerbocker News and Professor of English at the University, who founded the Journalism Program in 1973. 4pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Venus in Fur” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. It’s the regional premiere of David Ives’ sexy, funny, Tony Award-winning dramedy, directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill. 2 & 7:30pm. Tickets range from $20 to $60. Through October 20. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Lee Shaw @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. Jazz piano queen. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Nellies @ Lanie’s Cafe, Loudonville. Rollinkin’ roots music. 6pm.

MUSIC: Moonshine Holler @ the Lion’s Den at the Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge. Berkshire-based roots music duo. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Marty McDermott @ American Glory BBQ, Hudson. A solo outing by the Reverberators’ frontman. 6pm.

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