7/9/10: Today’s Tips: Friday

DANCE: New York City Ballet @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Tonight’s program features “Divertimento No. 15” (Mozart/Balanchine), “Red Angels” (Einhorn/Dove), “Barber Violin Concerto” (Barber/Martins) and “Fancy Free” (Bernstein/Robbins). 8pm. $18-$72.50.

MUSIC: Minus the Bear @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. The Seattle indie rockers mix up pop and prog on their new album, “Omni,” released in May on Dangerbird Records. With Everest and Keepaway. 8pm. $18.

MUSIC: Jakob Dylan & Three Legs @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Dylan the Younger surges on in support of his latest album, “Women and Country.” We thought his show at The Egg in April was underwhelming, but your mileage may vary. NOTE: While Kelly Hogan is still onboard, Nora O’Connor has replaced Neko Case in the band. With the Erin Hobson Compact. 9pm. $40 (standing room).

TENNIS: The New York Buzz vs. the Washington Kastles @ Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls. Last week at this time Serena Williams was prepping for the finals at Wimbledon. Tonight, she’s in Glens Falls. Go figure. 7:30pm. $29, $45, $57, $75. Pre-game gala at 5:30pm ($75).

OPERA: “Tosca” @ Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown. It’s opening night of the 2010 season at the sublime Alice Busch Opera Theatre with Puccini’s classic conducted by David Angus and directed by Ned Canty. Lise Lindstrom sings the title role. Through Tuesday, August 24. 7:30pm. $66, $86, $106, $126.

COMEDY: Caroline Rhea @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Rhea has tried her hand at a wide range of TV show biz assignments – reality show host (“The Biggest Loser”), talk show host (“The Caroline Rhea Show”), comic actor (“Sabrina, the Teenage Witch”), game show regular (“Hollywood Squares”) and more. But stand-up comedy is at the heart of what she does best, as you can see for yourself tonight. With Tony Deyo. 8pm. $35.

MUSIC: The Devil Wears Prada @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Not the book. Not the movie. It’s the band. Playing a small club? Yeah. “We wanted to go back to our roots,” said Mike Hranica, “play little hole-in-the-wall places where fans can be right there in front of the stage, where we can hand someone a mic and really have the fans be an active part of the show, not behind a barrier ten feet away.” They’ll likely also be previewing tunes from their new disc, “Zombies EP,” which drops next month. With Miss May I and Your Demise. 8pm. $15. (Also on Saturday)

Tern Rounders @ the Midtown Tap and Tea Room, Albany at 7pm
The Stony Creek Band @ Smead Park, Hadley at 7pm
Fairview Avenue @ Emack & Bolio’s, Guilderland at 7pm
The Ernie Williams Band, Filming Ohio, more @ Schenectady County SummerNight, Schenectady at 5pm
The Lee Shaw Trio @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady at 7pm
The Tom Healey Band @ the Orchard Tavern, Albany at 7pm
Scientific Maps @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs at 7pm

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