7/1/18: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

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MUSIC: Ry Cooder featuring The Hamiltones @ Tanglewood, Lenox. Musician, songwriter, film score composer and record producer, Ry Cooder is a multi-instrumentalist best known for his slide guitar work. He ranked eighth on Rolling Stone’s list of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” With 14-time Grammy award winner Emmylou Harris and Hayley Sabella. 2:30pm. $27-$99.

MUSIC: Caffe Lena @ SPAC @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s Wood Stage. Saratoga Springs. Featuring the Martha Redbone Roots Project, Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius & Heard and the Quinton Cain Quintet. 12noon. FREE.

MUSIC: The Todd Coolman Quartet @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The acclaimed jazz bassist and director of the Skidmore Jazz Institute leads an all-star quartet featuring Dave Liebman on saxophone, Dennis Mackrel on drums and Vic Juris on guitar. 7pm. $27.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: The American Music Festival for the Lake @ Wood Park, Lake George. Day Two of the fest features Woodstock’s Amy Helm, Boston’s Girls Guns & Glory and Greater Nippertown’s own Raisinhead. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

THEATER: The Sound Inside @ Williamston Theatre Festival’s Nikos Stage, Williamstown. Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony Award winner Mary-Louise Parker stars in this world premiere drama by Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Rapp, directed by David Cromer. 2 & 7pm. Through Sunday, July 8.

OPERA: The Merry Widow @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. Opera Saratoga’s 2018 summer season kicks off with Franz Lehár’s popular operetta. 2pm. $50, $72.50 & $95. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

THEATER: The Closet @ Williamstown Theater Festival, Williamstown. Tony Award winner and Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Matthew Broderick stars in this world premiere comedy by Douglas Carter Beane, directed by Mark Brokaw. 2pm. Through Saturday, July 14.

DANCE: Urban Bush Women @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Lumberyard Contemporary Performing Arts isn’t waiting for its new home to be finished to present its inaugural summer season. Instead, the dance organization kicks off its 2018 season at Club Helsinki with a three-night stand of the world premiere performance of Scat!, a dance-driven musical that takes place in a fictional nightclub. 7pm. $35.

THEATER: The Royal Family of Broadway @ Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield. The world premiere of a brilliant musical comedy by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin is a masterful love letter to the Great White Way set in the 1920s and loosely based on the legendary Barrymores. 3pm. Through Saturday, July 7. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: The Legendary Characters @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

THEATER: Morning After Grace @ Shakespeare & Company, Lenox. Regge Life directs the New England premiere of Carey Crim’s hilarious, heartwarming and unconventional new comedy that tackles love, loss and second chances. 3pm. Through Sunday, July 15. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: TS Quartet @ Rivers Casino & Hotel’s Van Slyck’s, Schenectady. The Live Jazz Sundays concert series continues. 5pm. FREE.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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