8/14/12: Today’s Tips: Tuesday

MUSIC: Cowboy Junkies @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The captivating Margo Timmins leads the band through an evening of languid, acid-washed blues in support of their latest album, “The Wilderness.” 8pm. $55.

MUSIC: John Brodeur @ the Lantern, Pittsfield. The Tiger Pop-ster steps into the spotlight as part of the WordXWord Festival. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Big Time Rush @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. TV teen popsters. With Cody Simpson. 7pm. $35, $45 & $65; lawn $20.

FAIR: Altamont Fair @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont. It’s opening day of the week-long fair including performances by Hollywood Racing Pigs, Sherman’s Lumberjack Show, Disc-Connected K9s, Sylvia’s Magic Trunk, the Hollywood Circus, and much more… Gates open at 10am; midway opens at 12noon. $15.

MUSIC: The Ebene Quartet @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $40 & $5.

FILM: “Woody Guthrie: Hard Travelin'” @ PS21, Chatham. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Drama State @ Red Square, Albany. With Love Robot, Young Alive and Street Lights at Midnight. 8pm. $7.

MUSIC: The Off Track Band @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 9:30pm.

MUSIC: Slow Burn @ Dango’s, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Carpe Diem String Quartet @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Performing Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Opus 80, and with guest pipa player Yihan Chen, “Five Seasons” by contemporary Chinese composer Lei Liang. 8pm. $25; students $20.

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