7/6/15: Today’s Top Tips: Monday

July 6th, 2015, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Amanda Palmer @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Provocative, irreverent, controversial and wildly creative, the former voice of the cabaret-punk band Dresden Dolls is a fearless singer-songwriter-performer. 8pm. $25.

OPERA: “Dido and Aeneas” @ National Museum of Dance Lawn, Saratoga Springs. Opera Saratoga goes outdoors for the production of Purcell’s opera starring mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano as Dido. 8:15pm.

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CABARET: Songwriters Cabaret @ Barrington Stage Company’s Mr. Finn’s Cabaret, Pittsfield. Kate Chadwick charms with “Turn Out,” a musical look at the life of a ballet dancer, while John Blaylock captivates with his look at the humorous holidays. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. Bluegrass on wry… 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Kurt Travis @ the Low Beat, Albany. The former lead vocalist from Dance Gavin Dance. With Adventurers and In Angles. 7pm.

THEATER: “Deathtrap” @ BTG’s Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. Ira Levin’s Tony-nominated comedy-thriller stars Gregg Edelman, Alison Fraser, Eric Hill, Tom Pecinka and Debra Jo Rupp. 7pm. $62. Through July 25.

READING: NYS Summer Writers Institute Reading @ Skidmore College’s Davis Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. Poetry reading by Carolyn Forche and fiction reading by Victoria Redel. 8pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: Misty Jazz Project @ Rotterdam Senior Citizens Center Lawn, Rotterdam. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

THEATER: “Thoreau or, Return to Walden” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. In the world premiere, playwright-actor David Adkins takes the stage as New England Transcendentalist, poet and philosopher as he battles with himself, with his own thirst for blood and for the soul of our American conscience. 7pm. $50. Through July 11. GO HERE for more info…