4/1/15: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

MUSIC: Citizen Cope @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Fresh from a 10-night, sold-out run at the City Winery in NYC & Chicago, the singer-songwriter-DJ-producer serves up an intimate solo acoustic performance featuring his unique blending of soul, folk, blues, hip-hop, rock and R&B. 8pm. $26, $36 & $46.

MUSIC/READING: “Music & Poetry of the Extended Caribbean” @ UAlbany Humanties Building’s Room 354, Albany. A multimedia presentation by Bobby Sanabria and Elena Martínez: “James Reese Europe, the Latin Tinge & the Puerto Rican Connection” with poetry readings of the work of Clara Lair, Julia de Burgos and Tato Laviera. 3:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Zappa Plays Zappa @ the Calvin Theatre, Northampton. One Size Fits All 40th Anniversary Tour. 8pm. $28.50, $38.50 & $48.50; $72.50 VIP.

MUSIC: The Deadbeats @ the Low Beat, Albany. 9:30pm.

ARTISTS TALK: Melinda McDaniel and John McQueen @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. In conjunction with their joint exhibition, “Too,” the two award-winning artists discuss their unique artwork created from paper, twigs, cardboard and other found materials. 7pm. FREE.

READING: Poetry Open Mic @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. With featured readers Karen Skolfield and Bunkong Tuon. 7pm. $5.

BONUS INFO: Kay’s Pizza in Averill Park opens for the season at 4pm today.

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