7/26/10: Today’s Tips: Monday

MUSIC: Judy Collins @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. From her early days as traditional folkie through her singer-songwriter years to her current cabaret queen status, Sweet Judy Blue Eyes has done it all with her trademark warm, yet crystalline voice. 7pm. $35, $48, $75.

MUSIC: Shadows Fall @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. Driven by everybody’s favorite Nippertown power drummer Jason Bittner, Shadows Fall pounds it out with co-headliners Chimiara and Winds of Plague and special guests Armor Column and Tides of Tangiers. (Related story: Five Firsts with Jason Bittner) 6:30pm. $15.

BURLESQUE: Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque @ Savannah’s, Albany. This month’s theme is emcee Guy Smiley’s tropical vacation, which can mean only one thing – coconuts. Featuring Rapture, Madame Trixie, Samra, Marie RaMoan, Jaye McBride, Lolita Massacre, Bayshenz, Primalmatic Pryroaddicts, Mike Sullivan, MadiSin, Lilly Allure. (Related story: Interview with Bing Bamboo Room’s Mr. James) 8 & 10pm. $8.

THEATER/COMEDY: “Theatresports Improvisation Tournament” @ New Stage Performing Arts Center, Pittsfield. It’s MOPCO vs. RBIT, as the Mop & Bucket Co. faces off in a friendly improv throwdown against the Royal Berkshire Improvisation Troupe. Judging the one-night-only evening of improvised theatrical mayhem will be playwright Daniel Klein, writer/Berkshire Living editor Seth Rogovoy and Pittsfield’s director of cultural development Megan Whilden. Proceeds raised will go towards WAM Theatre’s production of Sarah Ruhl’s “Melancholy Play,” to be performed at the New Stage Performing Arts Center in November. 7:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: Celtic Woman @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. The PBS-TV favorites played two nights at Proctors in Schenectady back in March, and now they bring their “Songs From the Heart” tour to the Spa City. 7:30pm. $39.50, $49.50, $69.50.

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