6/28/16: Today’s Top Tips: Tuesday

June 28th, 2016, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Ron Carter Trio @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. It’s the kick-off concert for the 2016 Skidmore Jazz Institute concert series. One of the most original, prolific and influential bassists in jazz, Grammy Award-winner Ron Carter leads his trio, which includes Donald Vega (piano) and Russell Malone (guitar). 8pm. $8; $5 seniors; FREE students & children.

MUSIC: The Refrigerators @ Brunswick Community Center lawn, Troy. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

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THEATER: “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” @ the Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. Tennessee Williams’ classic directed by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Auburn. 7pm. $62. Through Saturday, July 16.

MUSIC: Skeeter Creek @ Frank A. Leak Amphitheater for the Arts in Cook Park, Colonie. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule… UPDATE: this show has been postponed to 6:30pm on Wednesday (June 29) due to the threat of severe weather…

THEATER: “American Son” @ Barrington Stage Company’s Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, Pittsfield. Christopher Demos-Brown’s explosive new drama examines our nation’s racial divide through the eyes of an estranged, interracial couple. Over the course of one evening, the couple’s disparate backgrounds collide as they confront an unexpected crisis involving their son, the police and an abandoned car. 7pm. Through Saturday, July 9. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Yankee Doodle Band @ Schodack Town Park, Schodack. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

THEATER: “Kimberly Akimbo” @ Barrington Stage Company’s Blatt Center, Pittsfield. Starring Debra Jo Rupp (“That ’70s Show”) and set in the wilds of suburban New Jersey, David Lindsay-Adaire’s hilarious and heartrending play focuses on a teenager with a rare condition causing her body to age faster than normal… and her dysfunctional family. 7:30pm. Through Saturday, July 16. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Downstairs Work @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Stocksmile and the Solar Jypsys. 8pm. $8.

THEATER: “Fiorello!” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. What is a progressive politician? Look no further than Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning musical “Fiorello!,” a big-hearted look at Mayor LaGuardia and his battle for the people of New York City. Directed by Bob Moss. 7pm. $60. Through Saturday, July 23. GO HERE to read review…

OPEN MIC/COMEDY: The Low Beat Comedy Open Mic Night @ the Low Beat, Albany. 7:30pm sign-up; 8pm funny.