MUSIC: Mountain Snow & Mistletoe @ The Egg, Albany. Christopher Shaw & Bridget Ball lead their annual down-home concert of holiday songs and stories featuring the Mountain Snow Orchestra – fiddler John Kirk, guitarist Kevin McKrell and percussionist Brian Melick. 2pm. $24.
MUSIC: Mike Gordon @ The Egg, Albany. The Phish bassist brings his “other” band – featuring guitarist Scott Murawski, percussionist Craig Myers, keyboardist Tom Cleary and drummer Todd Isler – to town in support of his latest solo album, “Moss.” 8pm. $25.25.
MUSIC: “An Evening of Experimental Music” @ the soundBarn, Valatie. Forward-thinking music performed by Valerie Kuehne, Paul Pinto, Jeffrey Young, Century Plants and soundBarn. 8pm. Suggested donation $8; students $5.
ART RECEPTION: “Oscillations” @ RPI’s West Hall, Troy. RPI’s Electronic Arts Graduate Show features new works by Allison Berkoy, Heidi Boisvert, Alejandro Borsani, Sena Clara Creston, Anton Hand, Boryana Rossa and Joshua Thorson, ranging from experimental game design to animated installations. 4-7pm. FREE.
MUSIC: “Valley Rising” Compilation CD Release Party @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. Featuring Joshua Meltzer, Dave Dersham, Wolfman Conspiracy, Doug Ratner, the Watchmen, the Raft, Sandy Bailey, Infinite August, Lux Deluxe, Jamie Kent & the Options, the Sun Parade and Darlingside. 7pm. $15.
MUSIC: Bluegrass Jam @ the Ale House, Troy. Featuring Mike McMann and Marty Satalino. 6pm.
MUSIC: Spyro Gyra @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. Fuse it all together – jazz, Latin, pop, R&B, Brazilian, whatever… That’s what this Buffalo-bred band has done throughout its long musical career. Tonight, they’ll be mixing in some holiday favorites, too. 7pm. $45 & $60.