8/8/17: Today’s Top Tips: Tuesday

August 8th, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s Spa Little Theatre, Saratoga Springs. The Danish String Quartet – featuring Frederik Øland and Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen (violins), Asbjørn Nørgaard (viola) and Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin (cello) – and special guests perform Dvorák’s “Selected Slavonic Dances for Piano, Four Hands”; Sibelius’ “Suite in A major for Violin, Viola, and Cello”; Bartók’s “Quartet No. 1 for Strings, BB 52, Op. 7”; and Brahms’ “Quintet in F minor for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Op. 34.” 8pm. $40 & $45. GO HERE to win FREE tickets…

MUSIC: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys @ Cook Park, Colonie. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

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THEATER: “Oklahoma!” @ Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical revolutionized the genre with its closely integrated book and score, in which a diverse assortment of individuals struggle to create lives for themselves in the newly settled Oklahoma Territory. Hit tunes include “People Will Say We’re in Love,” “I Cain’t Say No,” “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” and “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top.” 1:30m. Through August 22.

MUSIC: Howlin’ on the Hudson @ Dutch Apple Cruises, Albany. Formula 5 entertains for the three-hour cruise. Departs from the dock at 7pm. $30. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert/cruise series schedule… UPDATE: This event has been cancelled…

THEATER: “Glitches in Reality” @ Wood Theater, Glens Falls. The close-up magic act featuring illusionist Simon Coronel, is being directed by Chad Rabinovitz as a part of Adirondack Theatre Festival’s 23rd summer season. 5:30 & 8pm. $40. Through August 12.

MUSIC: The Tichy Boys @ Brunswick Family Community Center Lawn, Troy. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

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

THEATER: “At Home at the Zoo” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Directed by Eric Hill, Edward Albee’s “At Home at the Zoo (Zoo Story)” joins Albee’s classic 1959 play, “The Zoo Story,” with its prequel, “Homelife” (2004) written 45 years later. 7pm. $52. Through Saturday, August 26.

MUSIC: Art D’echo Trio @ Orsini Park, Altamont. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Cryin’ Out Loud @ Congress Park, Saratoga Springs. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

THEATER: “Mamma Mia!” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. The smash hit jukebox musical is jam-packed with those sunny, irresistibly catchy songs of ABBA. Directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill. 8pm. Through Sunday, August 13.

MUSIC: The Caroga Lake Chamber Players @ NBT Bank Lawn, Canajoharie. Showcasing some of the world’s top young professional artists from the U.S. and abroad. Now in their sixth season, founder Kyle Price is proud to present these talented musicians. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: The Benjamin Franklin Band @ Onderdonk Park, East Greenbush. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Marty Wendell @ Park Pavilion, Lake Luzerne. 6:30pm.

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

COMEDY OPEN MIC: Low Beat Comedy Open Mic Night @ the Low Beat, Albany. Dick Williams is the featured comic for the monthly series’ third birthday bash. 8pm. FREE.

OPEN MIC: VIVA N.Y. Variety Night @ Rivers Casino, Schenectady. Hosted by Erin Harkes. 6pm. FREE.

OPERA ON SCREEN: “Otello” @ the Landmark Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi’s passionate retelling of Shakespeare’s great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. Soprano Maria Agresta is his Desdemona and baritone Marco Vratogna his nemesis Iago in a new production from the Royal Opera House directed by Olivier Award winner Keith Warner. 7pm. $15.

FILM: “Monsters Inc.” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. 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…