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.
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.