5/6/15: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday
MUSIC: Sawyer Fredericks @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Fultonville’s 16-year-old singer-songwriter-farmboy plays a free show to be filmed as part of an upcoming “homecoming” segment of NBC-TV’s “The Voice.” With Eastbound Jesus. Doors open at 6:30pm; 8pm showtime. FREE. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: “Tulip Mania Music Project” @ Albany Public Library, Albany. Local history leaps to life as Nippertown musicians – including Angela Bove, Henry’s Rifle and Accents – unearth the long-lost, 62-year-old Albany Tulip Festival song, “When Tulips Bloom Again,” and perform their own Albany-inspired original music. The library’s collection of Tulip Fest history will also be on display. 6pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Big Sean @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Will he be on the prowl after his break-up with Ariana Grande? Inquiring minds want to know… With Casey Veggies and Justine Skye. 8pm. $38. UPDATE: This is the re-scheduled date for the concert postponed from Sunday, April 12.
MUSIC: The John Abercrombie/Rob Scheps Quartet @ the Falcon, Marlboro. The premier of a new band featuring guitar great John Abercrombie, saxman Rob Scheps, bassist David Kingsnorth and drummer Eliot Zigmund. 7pm. Donations encouraged.
THEATER: “Hamlet” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Directed by Kevin McGuire. “What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world, the paragon of animals — and yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust?” 7:30pm. $20-$60. Through Saturday, May 16.
FILM: Youth FX Festival @ the Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. An evening of films from Grand Street Community Arts’ award-winning youth film program, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. 100% of the proceeds will go to the program. 6:30pm. $11; $7 students.
MUSIC: The Chinese Music Ensemble @ Williams College’s Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown. Five talented Williams College music students perform on the erhu, zheng, dizi, hulusi, liuqin, Chinese percussion and piano under the direction of Wang Guowei. 7pm. FREE.