7/7/16: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

July 7th, 2016, 7:00 am by Greg
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Dylan Perrillo

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MUSIC: The Dylan Perrillo Orchestra @ Caffe Lena at The Barn, Schenectady. Caffe Lena in Schenectady? Yup, at the barn at Jack & Connie Hume’s homestead. Bring your picnic… 7pm. $20.

MUSIC: Ramblin Jug Stompers @ Barker Park, Troy. Bowtie, Cousin Clyde, Mister Eck and Wild Bill kick off the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall’s Kids’ Summer Series of concerts with a fun-for-the-whole-family concert featuring banjos, mandolins, washboards, guitars, kazoos and, of course, jugs. Bring the family for some down-home fun. 11am. FREE.

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OPERA: “Il Postino” @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. It’s opening night of Opera Saratoga’s production of Daniel Catán’s opera based on the novel by Antonio Skármeta and the award-winning film by Michael Radford.

MUSIC: Ten 27 @ Jay Street, Schenectady. The lunchtime Jazz on Jay concert series continues. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Annie & the Hedonists @ Guilderland Performing Arts Center at Tawasentha Park, Guilderland. Rootsy, swingin and eclectic. 7:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

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.

THEATER: “The Rose Tattoo” @ Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown. Obie Award-winner Trip Cullman directs Academy Award-winner Marisa Tomei in this new production of Pulitzer Prize-winner Tennessee Williams’ intoxicating comedy. 2 & 7:30pm. $40-$68. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: North & South Dakotas @ Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa. Americana. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Skidmore Jazz Institute Faculty Septet @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Jon Faddis (trumpet), Gary Smulyan (baritone saxophone), Michael Dease (trombone), Jeb Patton (piano), Paul Bollenback (guitar), David Wong (bass) and Kenny Washington (drums). 8pm. $8; $5 seniors; FREE students & children. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Dead2Me @ the Ale House, Troy. 7pm. FREE.

READING: New York State Summer Writers Institute Reading @ Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs. Featuring novelist-memoirist Paul Auster (“The New York Trilogy,” “The Brooklyn Follies”) and novelist Siri Hustvedt (“What I Loved,” “Shaking Woman,” “The Blazing World”). 8pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete reading series schedule…

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. 8pm. Through Saturday, July 9. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Skeeter Creek @ Schaghticoke Town Hall Gazebo, Melrose. The Schaghticoke Summer’s Eve concert series continues. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

THEATER: “Cost of Living” @ Williamstown Theatre Festival’s Nikos Stage, Williamstown. Obie Award-winner Jo Bonney directs the world premiere of Martyna Majok’s play about four very different people, in four very different circumstances, each trying to get by. Featuring Wendell Pierce, Gregg Mozgala, Katy Sullivan and Rebecca Naomi Jones. 2 & 7:30pm. $58. Through Sunday, July 10.

MUSIC: Society of Flying @ Dutchman’s Landing, Catskill. Classic rockers. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: The Georgie Wonders Orchestra @ the Crossings, Colonie. Big band swing. 6:30pm. FREE.

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. 3 & 7:30pm. Through Saturday, July 16. GO HERE to read review…