8/18/15: Today’s Top Tips: Tuesday

August 18th, 2015, 7:00 am by Greg

READING/MUSIC: “Saratoga Stories: Magic & Loss” @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. In celebration of Thomas Dimopoulos’ new book, the all-star event of stories and songs features singer-songwriters Michael Jerling, Bob Warren and Jeff Brisbin; poet Paul Pines; longtime Caffe Lena photographer and soundman Joe Deuel; Pete Donnelly of the Figgs; ZBS Foundation co-founder Tom Lopez; multiple Grammy Award-winning record producer and sound engineer Joel Moss; Bob Carlton & Brian Akey of the rock band Dryer; and, of course, writer Thomas Dimopoulos. 7pm. $12. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys @ Town Park, Stony Creek. Wry bluegrass… 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

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MUSIC: Get Up Jack @ the Brunswick Family Community Center Lawn, Troy. Celtic music. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

MUSIC: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. Pianist Wu Han and cellist David Finckel join the Escher String Quartet for the “Russian Twilight” program. 8pm.

MUSIC: Marty Wendell @ Onderdonk Park, East Greenbush. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

MUSIC: The Off Track Band @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. The father-and-son team of John & Orion Kribs leads the weekly Tuesday night party with lots of special guests.

THEATER: “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune” @ the Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. The bewildering journey of finding love in the modern world sets the premise for Terrence McNally’s bittersweet comedy. Directed by Karen Allen. 7pm. $62. Through Saturday, August 22.

READING/PERFORMANCE: Nitty Gritty Poetry Slam @ the Low Beat, Albany. It’s the Night of Champions featuring all of this year’s first place winners – Victorio, Poetyc Visionz, Brandon Williamson, Elizag, Eliza Ryan, Amani, Daniel Summerhill, L-Majesty, Midnight and D. Colin. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm open mic; 8pm slam. $5; $3 students.

MUSIC: The Rymanowski Brothers Orchestra @ Cook Park, Colonie. It’s polka time! 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete Cook Park concert schedule…

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