8/5/14: Today’s Tips: Tuesday

MUSIC: Boz Scaggs @ The Egg, Albany. Performing hits from throughout his career, as well as selections from his latest album Memphis. 8pm. $64.50, $69.50 & $99. UPDATE: This concert is officially sold out.

MUSIC: Kiss @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. OK, so who’s ready to rock and roll all night and party every day? With Def Leppard. 7:30pm. $52.50, $89.50 & $149.50 for reserved amphitheater seats; $29.50 for lawn general admission. GO HERE to read an interview with Paul Stanley of Kiss…

OPERA: “An American Tragedy” @ Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown. Blinded by ambition, a promising young man makes a series of unfortunate choices culminating in a mysterious death in the Adirondacks. Based on Theodore Dreiser’s novel and inspired by a sensational murder trial in Herkimer, Tobias Picker’s opera explores a small-town boy’s pursuit of his idealized dreams. Conducted by George Manahan and directed by Peter Kazaras. 1:30pm. $26, $55, $78, $95 & $115; $10, $15, $20 & $25 youth 18 & under.

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.

MUSIC: Keith Pray’s Big Soul Ensemble @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. Big band music for the 21st century. 8pm. FREE.

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MUSIC: David Dondero @ the Half Moon, Hudson. With Kyle White and Clements. 8pm.

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

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

MUSIC: Oxen of the Sun @ Clark Art Institute’s South Lawn, Williamstown. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of concerts…

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

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

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

FILM: “To Dance Like A Man” @ PS21, Chatham. Identical Cuban triplets Angel, César and Marcos, age 11, are passionate about becoming ballet dancers. Each wants the same thing: to be chosen for a role in an important ballet in Havana. Who will be chosen? Directed by Sylvie Collier. 8pm. FREE.

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