8/26/14: Today’s Tips: Tuesday

MUSIC: Motley Crue @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs. Their slogan is “All bad things must come to an end, but is it really the farewell tour for Tommy Lee and the bad boys of hair metal? With Alice Cooper and the Raskins. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Baby Gramps @ the BSP Lounge, Kingston. He plays beautifully “betwixt the cracks in the piano” a la Ornette Coleman, can scat the blues three notes at once, and has invented his own guitar technique he calls “scribbling.” Baby Gramps is an amalgamation of Mississippi John Hurt, Uncle Dave Macon, Charlie Patton, Blind Blake, Captain Beefheart, the Tuvan Throat Singers and Popeye. With the Gold Hope Duo. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Hair of the Dog @ Cook Park, Colonie. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info & complete schedule…

FAIR: The Fonda Fair @ Fonda Fairgrounds, Fonda. It’s Opening Day, and the fair goes on despite nearby flooding last week. Rodeo, demolition derby, amusement park rides, fried dough and lots more fun… Fair opens at 8am; midway at 12noon. $10; $2 children ages 6-11; FREE children under age 6.

MUSIC: Smokey Greene & the Green Brothers @ Town Park, Stony Creek. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of concerts…

MUSIC: Mike + Ruthy @ Clark Art Institute’s South Lawn, Williamstown. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of concerts…

MUSIC: Lara Tupper & Benny Kohn @ the Lion’s Den, Stockbridge. Warm jazz & pop. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The All Paul Show @ Brunswick Family Community Center, Troy. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. Wu Han (piano), Kristin Lee and Arnaud Sussmann (violins), Yura Lee and Richard O’Neill (violas), David Finckel and Paul Watkins (cellos) perform Beethoven’s Trio in E-flat major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 1, No. 1; Tsontakis’ KnickKnacks for Violin and Viola and Brahms’ Sextet No. 2 in G major for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Two Cellos, Op. 36. 8pm.

MUSIC: Betsy & the ByeGons @ Congress Park, Saratoga Springs. 7pm. FREE.

PARTICIPATORY MUSIC/ETC.: Open Mic with Cameron & Ryder @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. 6:30pm sign-up: 7pm show. FREE.

PARTICIPATORY MUSIC: Left of the Dial @ the Low Beat, Albany. It’s time for Punk Rock Karaoke. Nick Bisanz & the Q Krickets provide the live backing music, while you grab the microphone. No sensitive singer-songwriter stuff, please… 8pm.

FILM: “Dancing in Jaffa” @ Proctors, Schenectady. After decades abroad, renowned ballroom dancer Pierre Dulaine returns to his hometown of Jaffa, Israel, bringing his popular Dancing Classrooms program to three diverse schools where he teaches ballroom basics to the ethnically mixed population of children and selects the most focused dancers to train for a citywide competition, pairing Palestinians with Jews. 3:30, 5:30 & 7:30pm. Also at 3;30, 5:30 & 7:30pm on Wednesday.

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