5/13/15: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

MUSIC: Ed Sheeran @ the Times Union Center, Albany. The 24-year-old singer-songwriter-hitmaker makes his Nippertown debut in support of his latest album, X. With Foy Vance. 7:30pm. $53.50 & $63.50.

MUSIC: The Orange @ the Low Beat, Albany. Yes, the Orange have reunited. They’re working on new material. And if you missed ’em at Tulip Fest, tonight you’ve got another chance. With Fire in the Radio. 5pm.

MUSIC: The Tallest Man on Earth @ the Calvin Theatre, Northampton. It’s the tour kick-off and CD release party for Dark Bird Is Home, and this time around Sweden’s TMOE is bringing along a band for the first time. With Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear. 8pm. $29.50 & $39.50.

MUSIC: Laura Cantrell @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. The acclaimed Nashville-born, New York City-based singer-songwriter showcases selections from her new album, No Way There From Here, which is out now on Thrift Shop Recordings. With Two Dark Birds. 7:30pm. $10.

MUSIC: The Ricochet Duo @ Proctors, Schenectady. Pianist Rose Chancler and marimba player Jane Boxall serve up their multimedia program “The Woodswoman Project: A Tribute to Anne LaBastille.” 7pm. $20.

MUSIC: Holly Near @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. The veteran singer-songwriter-activist is accompanied by pianist John Bucchino. With Nina Shalllman. 7pm. $30.

MUSIC: The Deadbeats @ the Low Beat, Albany. If it’s Wednesday, it must be the Deadbeats… 9:30pm.

FILM: “Roar” @ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. No animals were harmed in the making of this movie. 70 members of the cast and crew were. This unprecedented – and wholly unpredictable – action-adventure follows wildlife preservationist Hank (“The Exorcist” producer Noel Marshall in his sole and career-derailing turn as an actor and director), who lives harmoniously in Africa alongside a menagerie of 100+ wild animals. Followed by a Skype Q&A with actor John Marshall. 6:30pm. $10.25.

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