9/2/15: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

Video by Joel Patterson

MUSIC/ART: September in the City Arts Fair @ Tricentennial Park, Albany. It’s the kick-off of the weekly Wednesday lunchtime concert series and outdoor art exhibition. Today’s music provided by Two Guys, the indie folk duo of Eric Braymer and Ron Burris. 11:30am-2pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands…

BOOK EVENT: “Programming EMPAC: The First 4,158 Days” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. A celebration of the publication of the whopping 688-page tome chronicling all the events, projects and works developed and presented at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The book launch will feature drinks, snacks and copies of the book to browse and purchase. RPI President Shirley Ann Jackson and EMPAC Director Johannes Goebel will also speak about EMPAC’s founding and future visions. 6pm. FREE. Arrive between 5:30-6pm for a complimentary copy of the book.

FILM: “Tron” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. In Steven Lisberger’s 1982 cult-classic sci-fi film, a computer programmer (Jeff Bridges) is transported into a mainframe computer where he must survive gladiator-like video games in order to defeat the tyrannical Master Control Program. Projected on a 60-foot screen and presented in full stereo sound. 7pm. FREE.

READING/OPEN MIC: Poetry Open Mic @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. With featured readers Alan Catlin and Bruce Bennett. 7pm sign-up’ 7:30pm readings. $5.

MUSIC: The Deadbeats @ the Low Beat, Albany. If it’s Wednesday, it must be the Deadbeats… 10pm.

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