6/7/17: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

MUSIC: The New Breed Brass Band @ the Empire State Plaza at The Egg, Albany. The Made in the Shade of The Egg lunchtime concert series kicks off with a funky, modern take on New Orleans’ time-honored, second-line brass band tradition. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Almost Queen @ Riverfront Park, Troy. The Rockin’ on the River concert series kicks off with the Queen tribute band. With the Troy Music Academy All-Stars. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Hugh Brodie (1933-2017) Memorial Celebration Concert @ The Falcon, Marlboro. More than 20 musicians gather to celebrate the extraordinary life and music of saxophonist Hugh Brodie, who died in April. A short film about Brodie by Joe DiMaggio and JoAnne Kalish opens the evening. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Let Go Daylight @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. Rockin’ on the River after-party. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Lost Radio Rounders @ Clarksville Community Church, Clarksville. Performing “Blue Collar Blues: Songs of American Workers.” 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The New McKrells @ the Parting Glass Pub, Saratoga Springs. 7pm. $10.

THEATER: “Kunstler” @ Barrington Stage Company’s St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield. Jeff McCarthy stars in Jeffrey Sweet’s play about radical lawyer and civil rights activist William Kunstler. 7:30pm. Through Saturday, June 10. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Bob Warren & Joy MacKenzie @ Mouzon House, Saratoga Springs. With Scott Bassinson accompanying on piano. Oh, and by the way, it’s Bob’s birthday! 6pm.

READING: Stephen Petronio @ Skidmore College Dance Theater, Saratoga Springs. Dancer Stephen Petronio will read from his 2014 memoir “Confessions of a Motion Addict.” 7pm.

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

MUSIC: Masters of Nostalgia @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 8:30pm.

READING: Anna Quindlen @ Skidmore College’s Gannett Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. The novelist reads from “Miller’s Valley” and takes part in conversation with Isaac Pulver, director of the Saratoga Springs Public Library. 7pm.

OPEN MIC/POETRY: Poetry Open Mic Night @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. With featured poet Alifair Skebe. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm readings. $5.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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