8/1/17: Today’s Top Tips: Tuesday


MUSIC: Alabama Shakes @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. With Emily King. 8pm. $39.50, $49.50 & $62.50. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: One Republic @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. With Fitz & the Tantrums and James Arthur. 7pm. $36, $47.50, $79.50, $105 & $135; lawn $25.

MUSIC: Bang on a Can @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. The program is “Music from Central Asia” as musicians from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan perform on traditional instruments from their countries, including the chopo choor, rubab and dombra. 4:30pm. FREE with museum admission.

OPERA: “Xerxes” @ Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown. Countertenor John Holiday returns in the title role of one of the most brilliant scores in the Baroque repertory. History’s fierce Persian conqueror turns his attention to domestic affairs in a plot in which romantic attraction threatens to obliterate fraternal loyalty. 1:30pm. Through Friday, August 18.

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

MUSIC: Jerry Garcia Birthday Celebration @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. The evening will start with a book signing followed by a solo set by David Gans Grateful Dead archivist and “Grateful Dead Hour” host. Then Gans will be joined by Grateful Dead tribute band, Pearly Baker’s Best featuring drummer Vinnie Amico of moe. 7pm. $10.

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: Keith Pray’s Big Soul Ensemble @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. 21st century big band music. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Howlin’ on the Hudson @ Dutch Apple Cruises, Albany. It’s a three-hour Jerry Garcia Birthday Celebration/Concert/Cruise with Gratefully Yours. Leaves the dock at 7pm. $30. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert/cruise series schedule…

READING: Douglas Kearney @ Hudson Area Library, Hudson. With Harmony Holiday. 7pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Smart People” @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. In collaboration with Williamstown Theatre Festival, it’s a reading of the new play by Lydia R. Diamond. A post-reading discussion follows the reading. 5pm. FREE.

THEATER: “The Winter’s Tale” @ Congress Park, Saratoga Springs. Elizabeth Carlson-Guerin directs the second production of the Saratoga Shakespeare Company’s 2017 summer season. 6pm. FREE. Through Saturday.

MUSIC: Big Easy Playboys @ Stony Creek Town Park, Stony Creek. Captain Squeeze returns for some spicey Louisiana zydeco. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Chuck Lamb @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s Hall of Springs, Saratoga Springs. The Live at the Jazz Bar series continues… 9:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete 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. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, August 13.

MUSIC: Dyer Switch @ NBT Bank Lawn, Canajoharie. Kicking off the Music on Mainstreet concert series with a blast of bluegrass… 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Band of Gold @ Onderdonk Park, East Greenbush. 6pm. FREE.

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

DISCUSSION: “Story Time” @ Northshire Bookstore, Saratoga Springs. A panel discussion with authors and illustrators of children & young adult books – Bruce Hiscock, Marika McCoola and Jennifer Sattler – in conjunction with the art exhibit “Story Time” at the Courthouse Gallery in Lake George. 6pm.

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

PERFORMANCE: Nitty Gritty Poetry Slam @ the Low Beat, Albany. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm show. $3 before 7:30pm; $5 thereafter.

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

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

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  1. Ryan B says

    MUSIC ON SCREEN: Grateful Dead Meet Up 2017 @ Crossgates Regal 18. Meet up with friends and fellow Dead Heads for this special one-night event featuring the band’s complete, never-before-seen performance at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C. on 7/12/1989.

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