12/3/14: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

MUSIC: The Wailers @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Yes, they were Bob Marley’s band, and now bassist Aston “Family Man” Barrett leads the legendary reggae pioneers in a celebration of the 30th anniversary of their classic Legend, the best-selling reggae album of all time. 7:30pm. $30 & $50.

FILM: “The Throwaways” @ the Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. After screening at film festivals, colleges and theaters across the country, Albany-based filmmakers Bhawin Suchak and Ira McKinley bring their award-winning documentary – a timely and provocative look at the impact of mass incarceration and police brutality on black men in America – to the Spectrum for its one-night-only Albany premiere. Followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and community activists. 7pm. $10; $8.25 students; $8 seniors; $7.50 children.

THEATER: “The Secret Garden” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved book comes to life in the Tony Award-winning musical about an orphan girl who transforms a dead and wasted garden into a paradise where hearts can grow and miracles can happen. Directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill. 2 & 7:30pm. $20-$55. Through Sunday, December 21.

MUSIC: The Chinese Music Ensemble @ Williams College’s Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown. Williams’ newest music ensemble – composed of six talented music students and ensemble director Wang Guowei – present their debut performance. 4pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Vic Ruggiero @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. Best known as the frontman for ska torchbearers the Slackers for the past two decades, the piano man showcases his new album, This. 8pm. $12.

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

MUSIC: Williams Small Jazz Ensembles @ Williams College’s Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown. Talented student ensembles perform jazz standards, as well as songs by Herbie Hancock and Drake. 7pm. FREE.

FILM: “Ghost Town: The Hebron Story” @ Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. Local filmmaker Ellie Bernstein presents the premiere of her new film that examines Hebron — the West Bank’s most controversial city — and the historical relationship between Palestinians, settlers and the Israeli military. 7pm. $10; $5 student/low income.

MUSIC: The Silver Arrow Band @ the Parish Public House, Albany. 9pm. FREE.

TALK: “On the Notion of ‘Capture’: arché, techné, epistemé” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. What happens when one writes about or photographs another? In this lecture, celebrated artist and scholar Thomas Zummer speaks to the idea of “capturing” subjects in media. 7pm. FREE.

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