MUSIC: Guitar Wars @ Revolution Hall, Troy: Eight of Nippertown’s finest stringed instrument players battle it out for top honors in the grand finale of the competition. Cheer on your fave. 7pm. Free.
MUSIC: Frank Jaklitsch and Friends @ the Irish Mist, Troy: Rousing Nippertown troubadour Jaklitsch is joined by members of the Fighting 86’s, the Lost Radio Rounders and other musical pals in a Christmas concert to benefit the Vineyard Community Church of Cohoes. 7pm. $5 suggested donation.
FILM: “Encounters at the End of the World” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy: Think it’s cold outside your window? Check out Werner Herzog‘s documentary about living in Antarctica. 7:30pm. $5.
MUSIC: The Blisterz, the Ameros, Cornbred, the Mysteios @ Jillian’s, Albany: Four rockin’ bands. No admission charge. Merry Christmas. 8pm. Free.
MUSIC: Al Haugen @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady: Jazz accordion? Yeah, jazz accordion! 7pm. Free.