MUSIC: Jane Monheit & Mark O’Connor @ The Egg, Albany. The jazz singer and the all-purpose fiddler-violinist team up for “Home for the Holidays” – featuring music from Monheit’s album “Home” and O’Connor’s new “An Appalachian Christmas.” Accompanied by pianist Michael Kanan, bassist Neil Miner and drummer Rick Montalbano. 8pm. $29.50; VIP tix $60, $90 & $120 include a pre-concert reception.
MUSIC: The Jack Grace Band @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Jack Grace and his band aren’t just “country”; they’re old-school, hard-livin’, hard-lovin’, hard-drinkin’ honky-tonkers of the first degree. 9pm. $15.
MUSIC/MORE: Rat-A-Tat Tattoo & Music Expo @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. Two days of non-stop inkin’ and headbangin’. Sick of It All headlines today’s bash, which also features Brick By Brick, Maximum Penalty, the Last Stand, Concrete, All For Revenge, Dead Aces, Hands Up!, Crashing Funerals, Renewal of Faith, Sentries, Oh Boy, Deviant Loners, Black John Wayne, Exiled, Letchworth and the Harrowing. 1pm. $20. The fest continues on Sunday.
MUSIC: The New Moon Revue @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Tom Constanten (Grateful Dead, Jefferson Starship) with Gordon Stone and Reverend Tor. With Jerry Garcia Band tribute the Garcia Project.
MUSIC: Drumline Live @ Proctors, Schenectady. Marching bands march off the football field and onto the theatrical stage. 8pm. $20, $30, $35, $45 & $55.
MUSIC: The Marc Black Band @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The singer-songwriter brings his full-band attack (featuring Warren Bernhardt and Happy Traum, among others). With Amy Fradon. 9pm. $20.
OPERA ON FILM: “Satyagraha” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Philip Glass’ epic work starring Richard Croft as Gandhi. 1pm. $25; children under 12 $15. Also 1pm on Sunday.
MUSIC: The Singing Anchors @ The Cabaret at Fort Salem Theater, Salem. TV news personalities Jerry Gretzinger, Jessica Layton and Benita Zahn offer a seasonal celebration of songs and stories with “The Singing Anchors Go Holiday!” 5 & 8pm. $20 (includes $5 for coffee and dessert). UPDATE: The 8pm show is sold out.