7/12/11: Today’s Tips: Tuesday

MUSIC: The Sweetback Sisters @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. The six-piece honky-tonk band comes roaring outta Brooklyn in support of their new CD, “Looking For a Fight.” 6pm. FREE.

CABARET: “Second Act Cabaret” @ the Wood Theater, Glens Falls. Gary Adler (composer and lyricist of “Altar Boyz”) and songwriter Phoebe Kreutz team up for an evening of laughter and toe-tapping music. 9:45pm. $20. Through Friday, July 15.

MUSIC: Americana Tuesdays @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Host band Dan Johnson & His Expert Sidemen welcome the Red Haired Strangers and the Pool Boys (featuring Andy Sink). 8pm. $5.

THEATER: “The Merchant of Venice” @ Congress Park, Saratoga Springs. It’s opening night of the Saratoga Shakespeare Company’s production of Willie the Shake’s classic tale of justice, vengeance and mercy, directed by William A. Finlay. 6pm. FREE. Through Sunday, July 24.

DANCE: The New York City Ballet @ the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. It’s already the second and final week of NYCB’s annual summer residency in the Spa City. Tonight it’s Emma Willard American Girl Night, and the program features “Circus Polka” (Stravinsky/Robbins), “Dances at a Gathering” (Chopin/Robbins) and “Thou Swell” (Rodgers & Kelly/Martins). 8pm. $26, $47, $54.50, $64.50, $72.50; lawn $20; kids 12 and under $5 on the lawn.

MUSIC: Underoath @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. Christian metalcore from Florida. With Times of Grace, Stray From the Path and Let Live. 7:30pm. $20.

FREE MUSIC GALORE:

Babik @ NBT Bank lawn, Canajoharie. The Music On Mainstreet concert series continues with the Gypsy jazz quartet. 7pm. FREE.

Ernie Williams @ Rogers’ Memorial Park, Bolton Landing. Adirondack favorites. Albany’s Ambassador of the blues heads to the North Country. 7:15pm. FREE.

The Stony Creek Band @ Stony Creek Town Park, Stony Creek. From local honky tonks to national television, the Adirondacks’ favorite band has done it all over the years. 7pm. FREE.

Meyers & Yonkers @ Riverfront Park, Rensselaer. 6pm. FREE.

Groove Therapy @ the Outdoor Entertainment Center, South Glens Falls. 6:30pm. FREE.

Wylder @ Brunswick Family Community Center, Brunswick. 6:30pm. FREE.

Mixed Company @ Cook Park, Colonie. 6:30pm. FREE.

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