7/8/14: Today’s Tips: Tuesday

DANCE: New York City Ballet @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. It’s opening night of their five-day stand. Performing Raymonda Variations (Glazounov/Balanchine); Steadfast Tin Soldier (Bizet/Balanchine); Walpurgisnacht Ballet (Gounod/Balanchine); and Who Cares? (Gershwin/Balanchine). 8pm.

MUSIC: Grizfolk @ the Low Beat, Albany. It’s a party as our fave radio station WEXT-FM celebrates its seventh anniversary! With Party Boat. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: The Gary Smulyan Trio @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. The Skidmore Summer Jazz Institute concert series continues… Joining the baritone saxman are drummer Billy Drummond and bassist Ray Drummond. 8pm. $8; $5 seniors; FREE students and children.

MUSIC: Funk Evolution @ Brunswick Family Community Center, Troy. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

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

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THEATER: “A Little Night Music” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. One of Stephen Sondheim’s most beloved and award-winning musicals offers an amusing and farcical tale of unexpected liaisons, relentless desire and ill-fated heartbreak in the life of acclaimed actress, Desiree Armfeldt, played by renowned actress, vocalist and Berkshire native, Maureen O’Flynn. 8pm. $25, $45 & $65.

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

READING: Phillip Lopate @ Skidmore College’s Davis Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. The NYS Summer Writers Institute’s reading series continues… With Victoria Redel. 8pm. FREE.

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.

MUSIC: Tri-County Banjo Band @ Schodack Town Park, Schodack. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info & complete schedule…

FILM: “Havana, Havana!” @ PS21, Chatham, Introduced by the director, David Grubin’s documentary captures the soul and energy of African-Cuban drummers, guajira guitarists and the pulsing melodies of Cuban music, as Raul Paz brings together fellow musical stars for a concert in Havana. 8:30pm. FREE.

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