MUSIC: Trans Siberian Orchestra @ the Times Union Center, Albany. If that star of Bethlehem wasn’t enough to light your way, how about a couple of tractor trailers worth of arena rock lasers? 2:30 & 7:30pm. $25-$60.
MUSIC: Baird Hersey & Prana @ Upstate Films, Woodstock. It’s Hersey’s annual “A Moment of Peace” concert. He’ll be joined by Prana, featuring Peter Buettner, Amy Fradon, Julie Parisi, Kirsti Gholson, Julie Last, Julian Lines, Bruce Milner and Joe Veillette. 8:30pm. $11.
MUSIC: Jordan Loder & Friends @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. It’s an annual Berkshire bash and this year’s friends include Meg Hutchinson, Higher Organix and One Straw Revolution. 7pm. $25.
MUSIC: Freya @ Bogie’s, Albany. Earth Crisis pointman Karl Buechner leads his band Freya into Bogie’s for a post-Xmas metalcore moshpit. Also featuring The World We Knew, Ghost Ship, Hands Up! and Castle.