7/11/17: Today’s Top Tips: Tuesday

July 11th, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: The Kyle Bourgault Band @ Brunswick Family Community Center lawn, Troy. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

THEATER: “Mamma Mia!” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. It’s opening night! The smash hit jukebox musical is jam-packed with those sunny, irresistibly catchy songs of ABBA. Directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, August 13.

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OPERA: “The Cradle Will Rock” @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. Opera Saratoga’s production of Marc Blitzstein’s jazzy allegory on corruption and corporate greed is both timely and timeless. 2pm. $50, $72.50 & $95.

DANCE: New York City Ballet @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. The company’s Saratoga summer residency continues with an All Robbins/Chopin program. 8pm. Pre-performance talk at 7pm.

MUSIC: Samantha Farrell @ Clark Art Institute lawn, Williamstown. The fab singer-songwriter combines jazz, folk, pop and more into her songs as she showcases selections from her latest album September Sun. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

READING: Honor Moore @ Skidmore College’s Davis Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. The NYS Summer Writers Institute’s reading series continues. With Rosanna Warren and Lloyd Schwartz. 8pm. FREE.

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

MUSIC: Moonshine Holler @ Orsini Park, Altamont. The roots duo of Bill Dillof and Paula Bradley kick off the Altamont Free Library’s summer concert series. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

THEATER: “Ragtime” @ Washington Park Lakehouse Stage, Albany. Based on E.L. Doctorow’s acclaimed novel, “Ragtime” is a soaring, epic, culturally-important musical chronicling the lives of three families from three different worlds at the start of the 20th Century in pursuit of the American Dream. 8pm. FREE, $16, $18 & $24. Through Saturday, July 29.

MUSIC: Decoda @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. The cutting-edge collective returns for its annual summer residency at the Skidmore Chamber Music Institute. 7:30pm. $8; $5 seniors; FREE for students & children.

MUSIC: Hot Club of Saratoga @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s Hall of Springs, Saratoga Springs. The first of SPAC’s new “Live at the Jazz Bar” series. 9:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Pink Martini @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. A stylish and sophisticated blend of jazz, classical and old-school pop, this eclectic “little orchestra” draws musical inspiration from all around the world. 8pm. $36-$101.

THEATER: “Million Dollar Quartet” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. The Tony Award-winning jukebox musical delivers an evening of rock ‘n roll classics featuring Brycen Katolinsky (as Elvis Presley), Colin Summers (as Carl Perkins), Gabriel Aronson (as Jerry Lee Lewis) and Bill Sheets (as Johnny Cash). 7pm. $65. Through Saturday, July 15. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Caroline Cotter @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. With Neha. 9pm.

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

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

THEATER: “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” @ Wood Theater, Glens Falls. Adirondack Theatre Festival hosts PB&J Cafe, a dinner theater for kids. 12noon. $15. Through Thursday, July 20.

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

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

FILM: “Kung Fu Panda” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Free popcorn, too. 1pm. FREE.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

Is there an event that we may have overlooked? Just add it in the comment box below…