7/10/18: Today’s Top Tips: Tuesday

The Empire Jazz Orchestra with leader Bill Meckley
Founder-director Bill Meckley leads the Empire Jazz Orchestra one last time tonight at Music Haven.

Photograph by Rudy Lu

MUSIC: Empire Jazz Orchestra @ Music Haven, Schenectady. Founder-director William Meckley conducts the 18-piece big band one last time with guest soloists Cliff Brucker (vibes), Leo Russo (tenor sax), Vito Speranza (trumpet) and Colleen Pratt (vocals). 7pm. FREE.

THEATER: Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. It’s opening night! Take an exuberant ride on the rails, into the backwoods and onto the wide-open highway with the music of Johnny Cash! This remarkable life story features 31 foot-stompin’, emotionally-packed songs including “Country Boy,” “A Thing Called Love,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Daddy Sang Bass,” “Ring of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “I’ve Been Everywhere,” “A Boy Named Sue” and “Sunday Morning Coming Down.” 7:30pm. Through Sunday, August 12.

MUSIC: JAZZ at Caffe Lena @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Jazz pianist Chuck Lamb teams up with this month’s special guest, Brazilian guitarist Diego Figueiredo. 7pm. $22.

MUSIC: Brunswick Summer Concerts @ Brunswick Family Community Center lawn, Troy. Featuring the Tichy Boys, superb father-and-son rockabilly and more. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

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. 7:30pm. Through Saturday, July 14.

MUSIC: Okkyung Lee & Markus Noisternig @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Cello improvisations utilizing spatial audio. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: East Coast Soul @ Clark Art Institute’s lawn, Williamstown. East Coast Soul is a Boston-based collective of music ensembles founded in 2009. With soaring vocals and a carefully curated repertoire spanning ’60s soul and Motown all the way up to current hits. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Tuesday Nights in the Park @ Cook Park, Colonie. Featuring Celtic band Triskele. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Music in the Park @ Stony Creek Town Park, Stony Creek. Featuring the delightfully eclectic Annie & the Hedonists. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

THEATER: StarStruck: A Cosmic Circus @ Mettabee Farm & Arts, Hillsdale. 6pm. Also at 6pm on Wednesday.

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

COMEDY OPEN MIC: Low Beat Comedy Open Mic Night @ the Low Beat, Albany. 7pm.

FILM: “Yellow Submarine” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. In celebration of its 50th anniversary, George Dunning’s psychedelic animated classic has been recently restored frame-by-frame. 7pm. Also at 7pm Wednesday.

FILM: “Coco” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Free popcorn, too. 1pm. FREE.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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