3/19/14: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

DISCUSSION: “12 Years a Slave” @ Skidmore College’s Wilson Memorial Chapel, Saratoga Springs. Rachel Seligman, associate curator of the Tang Museum, hosts a panel on the book and the Academy Award-winning movie on the life of Solomon Northup. Learn more about the Saratoga Springs history behind the story. 7pm.

MUSIC: Reel Big Fish @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Let’s go ska-punkin’! With Suburban Legends and Beebs & Her Money Makers. 8pm. $18.

THEATER: “Gypsy: A Musical Fable” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany.”Everything’s Coming Up Roses…” Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill directs the classic musical based on the memoirs of famed stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, featuring a cast of 23 from Broadway star Mary Callanan to local TV personality Benita Zahn. 7:30pm. $20-$65. Through April 13.

ARTIST TALK: “Growing Neolifism” @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. Bio-artist, researcher and curator Oron Catts discusses his work with the Tissue Culture and Art Project. 7pm. $10 suggested donation; $5 students & low-income.

MUSIC: Mobile Deathcamp @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. It’s metal night! Guitarist Todd Evans (formerly known as Beefcake the Mighty dureing his six-year tenure with Gwar) leads his current band. With Satan Place, Dark Matter and Jesus Christ & the Hallucinogenic All-Stars. 9pm. $10; $15 if under 21.

MUSIC: Jeanne O’Connor @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. The jazz vocalist teams up with pianist Peg Delaney. 6pm.

TALK: “The Future of News: What’s in It for You?” @ MCLA’s Murdock Hall, North Adams. Featuring Kevin Moran, regional vice president of news for New England Newspapers Inc. 11am. FREE.

MUSIC: The Deadbeats @ the Low Beat, Albany. 10pm.

MUSIC: Arsonists Get All the Girls @ Bogies, Albany. And the Best Band Name of the Week award goes to… With the Last Ten Seconds of Life, Beyond the Shore, Seeker and Your Chance to Die. 7pm.

THEATER ON FILM: “War Horse” @ Mahaiwe Perfoming Arts Center, Great Barrington. If you missed the stunning, live-in-person stage production at Proctors earlier this year, this might be the next best thing. 1pm. $25; $18 for students.

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