7/6/11: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

July 6th, 2011, 9:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Ramblin Jug Stompers @ Saratoga Arts’ Dee Sarno Theater, Saratoga Springs. Nippertown’s premier jug band torchbearers team up with “Lonesome Val” Haynes (formerly of the Units/Fear of Strangers) for a very special concert in conjunction with the arts center’s knock-out art exhibition, “Impasse & MotionTen Photographers’ Journey Through Instants in Music,” curated by Andrzej Pilarczyk. 8pm. $12.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/ART: Stoptime Louis Armstrong Festival @ various locations, Saratoga Springs. Art exhibitions and installations, workshops, dance, storytelling, children’s activities and live music by Shape Shifting Shepherds and Horns On the Hudson. 4pm. FREE.

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THEATER: “Hello Dolly” @ Guilderland Performing Arts Center, Tawasentha Park, Guilderland. In a perfect tie-in with the Stoptime Louis Armstrong Festival, it’s opening night of the Family Players’ production of the hit Broadway musical. 7:30pm. $10. Through Sunday.

DANCE: The New York City Ballet @ the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. It’s Junior Ballerina Night at SPAC with a program that features “Serenade” (Tschaikovsky/Balanchine), “Valse Faintaisie” (Glinka/Balanchine), “Polyphonia” (Ligeti/Wheeldon) and “Magic Flute” (Drigo/Martins). 8pm. $26, $47, $54.50, $64.50, $72.50; lawn $20; kids 12 and under free on the lawn.

MUSIC: The Swing Docs @ Taste, Albany. Swingin’ sounds… 6pm. $5.

FREE MUSIC GALORE:
Hair of the Dog @ Hedley District Riverfront, Troy. Rockin’ On the River kicks up its heels with rousing Celtic music and more. 5pm. FREE.
The Chris O’Leary Band @ Shepard Park, Lake George. Vocalist-harmonicat O’Leary kicks off the Lake George Arts Project’s annual summer concert series with his first rate blues band. 7:30pm. FREE.
The Terry Gordon Quintet @ the Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar. 7pm. FREE.
The Brian Patneaude Quartet @ the Mowry Park Gazebo, Greenwich. 7pm. FREE.
The Peaceful Country Band @ East Greenbush Community Library, East Greenbush. 7pm. FREE.