7/29/14: Today’s Tips: Tuesday

DANCE: Bolshoi Ballet @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming… Making their SPAC debut with a four-night stand of “Don Quixote.” 8pm.

MUSIC: Bang On a Can @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. MacArthur Prize-winning artist Ann Hamilton has created a series of wearable hand-made paper components in her artistic residency at Dieu Donné. With the help of BoC’s Mark Stewart and David Cossin, an ensemble of festival fellows will premiere a piece specially created to explore the sound vocabulary through body movements. 4:30pm.

MUSIC: Loren & Mark @ Town Park, Stony Creek. 7pm. FREE> GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of concerts…

OPERA: “Madame Butterfly” @ Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown. Conducted by Joseph Colaneri; directed by Francesca Zambello. Delicate and vulnerable yet possessed of a steely resolve, Puccini’s unforgettable heroine risks ostracization to be with her love, a handsome American naval officer. When he proves untrue, she unflinchingly chooses the only honorable path available to her. 1:30pm. $26, $55, $78, $95 & $115; $10, $15, $20 & $25 youth 18 & under.

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MUSIC: Grit n Whiskey @ Cook Park, Colonie. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info & complete schedule…

MUSIC: Misty Blues @ Clark Art Institute’s South Lawn, Williamstown. Paying homage to the older blues made popular by the bold and brassy women of its time, while still paying respect to classic male artists of the ’20s, ’30s and ’40s. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of concerts…

THEATER: “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. The jukebox musical based on the many hit songs of Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller – including “”On Broadway, “Jailhouse Rock,” “Hound Dog,” “Fools Fall in Love?,” “Stand by Me” and “Love Potion #9″ – is directed by Richard J. Hinds. 7:30pm. $20-$60. Through August 10. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: After Midnight with Courtney Shayne @ Brunswick Family Community Center, Troy. Tribute to Patsy Cline. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

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

FILM: Films of Georges Méliès @ PS21, Chatham. Screening 1902′s “A Trip to the Moon,” 1904′s “The Impossible Voyage,” 1906′s “Palace of the Arabian Nights” and 1911′s “Baron Munchausan’s Dream.” 8:30pm. FREE.

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