5/14/14: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

MUSIC: Luka Bloom @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. One of Ireland’s most respected contemporary folk artists. With Jenni Alpert. 7pm. $20.

MUSIC: The Sleepwalkers @ the Half Moon, Hudson. In support of their brannd new album, Lost My Mind in Stereo. With Party Boat in support of their new JetPack single. 8pm.

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

MUSIC: Lockland Brakes @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Eye and I. 6pm.

MUSIC: John Stowell & Mark Kleinhaut @ Speakeasy 518, Albany. Jazz guitar duo. 9pm.

THEATER: “The God Game” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. It’s the world premiere of Suzanne Bradbeer’s powerful, three-character play that tackles the topics of religion and politics head-on. The bold, thought-provoking play is directed by Kristin Coury and stars Yvonne Perry, Laurence Lau and Jeffrey Binder. 2 & 7:30pm. $20, $40 & $50. Through May 25.

THEATER: “Little Shop of Horrors” @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. 8pm.

MUSIC: Williams Small Jazz Ensembles @ Williams College’s Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown. 7pm. FREE.

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

TALK: “El Tema del Apolo: Latin Music in Harlem” @ Union College’s Emerson Auditorium, Schenectady. Jazz/Latino, Inc. presents a talk by Dr. Chris Washburne. 7pm. FREE.

FILM: “Next Goal Wins” @ the Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. A one-night-only screening. American Samoa, officially the worst soccer team on earth, hasn’t scored a goal in four years. Can Dutch coach Thomas Rongen make them internationally competitive? Followed by a Skype interview with Coach Rongen. 6:45pm. $10; $8 seniors; $7.50 children.

THEATER ON FILM: “King Lear” @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. The London National Theatre’s production. 2pm. $25; $18 students.

ON THIS DATE 30 YEARS AGO: May 14, 1984, Local 518 band Bambi Manor made their debut performance at Bogie’s in Albany.

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