7/21/15: Today’s Top Tips: Tuesday

July 21st, 2015, 7:00 am by Greg

DANCE: The National Ballet of China @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Featuring the Saratoga premiere of “The Peony Pavilion,” the internationally-acclaimed adaptation of a classic Chinese romantic tale. 8pm.

MUSIC: Daddy-O! @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. The Clark celebrates its 60th anniversary with music of the ’50s – rock and roll, rockabilly, doo-wop, R&B and even pop music with Robert Chandler on guitar, Bill Kirby on bass and teen rockabilly sensation Brenna Joyce on guitar and vocals. Free ice cream, too. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

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

THEATER: “Murder for Two” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Scott Schwartz directs the new musical murder mystery-comedy. 7:30pm. Through August 9.

MUSIC: Decoda Faculty Concert @ Skidmore’s Arthur Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Michael Mizrahi (piano), Claire Bryant (cello), Seth Baer (bassoon), Anna Elashvili and Owen Dalby (violin), James Austin Smith (oboe), Nathan Schram (viola) and Alicia Lee (clarinet). 7:30pm. $8; $5 seniors; FREE students & children.

MUSIC: Big Fez & the Surfmatics @ the Brunswick Family Community Center Lawn, Troy. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

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.

MUSIC: Storm Front @ NBT Bank Lawn, Canajoharie. A Billy Joel tribute band named after Joel’s album Storm Front with vocalist Michael O’Brien at the helm of the Albany-based band. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

MUSIC: The Big Easy Playboys @ Town Park, Stony Creek. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

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

OPEN MIC: Open Mic with Cameron & Ryder @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Sign-up at 6pm; show at 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The TS Ensemble @ Cook Park, Colonie. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

FILM: “The Lego Movie” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. 1pm. FREE.