7/17/12: Today’s Tips: Tuesday

DANCE: New York City Ballet @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. The program includes Russian Seasons (Desyatnikov/Ratmansky), Sinfonia/Moves (Stravinsky/Martins) (Robbins) and Brahms-Schoenberg (Brahms orch. by Schoenberg/Balanchine). 8pm.

MUSIC: Graffiti6 @ Jillian’s, Albany. 8pm. $10.

FILM: “Blind Spot: Hitler’s Secretary” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. In this documentary, Traudl Junge describes on camera for the first time her experience working as one of Adolf Hilter’s private secretaries from 1942 until his suicide in 1945. Urged to tell her story by German author Melissa Muller, Junge made the film with Austrian director Andre Heller, some of whose Jewish family members died in Nazi death camps. 7:30pm.

FAIR: Saratoga County Fair @ Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa. It’s opening day for the 171st annual county fair featuring a demolition derby (7:30pm), the J. Collins Band (8pm), blues band Markellis Haskell Maul, kid’s band Seth & the Moody Melix, comedy juggler Matt Baker, chainsaw artist Brian Ruth, racing pigs and lots more. 9am-12midnight. $10. Through Sunday.

READING: Charles Simic @ Skidmore College’s Davis Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. The NYS Summer Writers Institute welcomes the former U.S. poet laureate and Pulitizer Prize winner. With Danzy Senna. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Stillhouse Rounders @ NBT Bank lawn, Canajoharie. Southern old-timey string-band music. 7pm. FREE.

READING: The Nitty Gritty Slam @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Poetry slam sign up at 7pm; open mic at 7:30pm; and the slam at 8pm. $5; students $3.

MUSIC: The Hilltown Ramblers @ Orsini Park, Altamont. 7pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Rent” @ Hudson River Music Hall, Hudson Falls. Rachel Seebode and Garrett West co-direct the Broadway Upstate production of Jonathan Larsen’s Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical. 7pm. $12. Through July 22.

MUSIC: Banjo Dan & the Mid-nite Plowboys @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Bluegrass from Dan Linder (banjo), Willy Linder (mandolin), Alan Davis (guitar), John Drake (bass) and Phil Bloch (fiddle). 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Arthur Holmes Blues Band @ VFW Hall, Great Barrington. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Cryin’ Out Loud @ Brunswick Family Community Center, Brunswick. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Code Blue @ Cook Park, Colonie. With Hallertau. 6:30pm. FREE.

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