7/1/14: Today’s Tips: Tuesday

July 1st, 2014, 7:50 am by Greg

MUSIC: Rufus Reid Quintet @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. Skidmore Summer Jazz Institute presents the veteran jazz bassist and his band – Steve Allee (piano), Duduka DaFonseca (drums), Mike Rodriguez (trumpet) and Tia Fuller (alto saxophone). 8pm. $8; $5 seniors; FREE students and children.

MUSIC: The Lustre Kings @ Brunswick Family Community Center, Troy. Rockabilly and swing kingpins. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: Bernice @ the Half Moon, Hudson. Toronto-based indie band led by Robin Dann. With Devon Sproule. 8pm.

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MUSIC: The Hallertau Band @ Cook Park, Colonie. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info & complete schedule…

READING: Francine Prose @ Skidmore College’s Davis Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. The NYS Summer Writers Institute continues… With Nicholas Delbanco. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Big Takeover @ Riverfront Park, Beacon. Bring a blanket, and have a picnic, or just come to “Shake It.” 6pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Kiss Me, Kate” @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. Joe Calarco directs the classic Shakespeare meets Cole Porter romp. 7pm. Through July 12.

MUSIC: The Yankee Doodle Band @ Schodack Town Park, Schodack. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info & complete schedule…

THEATER: The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful @ Berkshire Theatre Group’s Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. Charles Ludlam’s classic romp of a gothic spoof is directed by Aaron Mark, and stars Bill Bowers and Tom Hewitt. 8pm. $42, $52 & $62. Through July 19.

PARTICIPATORY MUSIC/ETC.: Open Mic with Cameron & Ryder @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. 6:30pm sign-up; 7pm show. FREE.

THEATER: “Working on a Special Day” @ Barrington Stage Co.’s St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield. The New England premiere of an unexpected love story between an overworked housewife and a mysterious bachelor directed by and starring Ana Graham and Antonio Vega. 7:30pm.

READING: Nitty Gritty Poetry Slam @ the Low Beat, Albany. 7pm open mic sign-up; 7:30pm open mic; 8pm slam. $5; $3 students.

COMEDY/THEATER: “Spontaneous Broadway” @ Wood Theater, Glens Falls. Improv sketch comedy from the Mop & Bucket Co. 7:30pm. $15 & $30. Through Thursday.

FILM: “Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel” @ PS21, Chatham. This documentary by Vreeland’s grandson’s wife, captures her life through her own voice and persona. 8:30pm. FREE.