PERFORMANCE/MUSIC: Nicole Peyrafitte & the Trojans @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Poet, performance artist, jazz vocalist, painter and chef, too. with jazz guitarist George Muscatello and bassist Mike Bisio. 7pm. $14; student rush $5.
MUSIC: “An Nollaig: Irish Christmas with Eileen Ivers” @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. One of the founding members of Cherish the Ladies, she’s been called the
“Jimi Hendrix of the violin” by The New York Times. 3pm. $27, $32, $38; students and children $15.
FILM/MUSIC: “The Golem” @ Albany Public Library, Albany. The Silent Film Spectacular returns with a live, original score performed by Eric Halder (of Charmboy) and Troy Pohl (ex-Kamikaze Hearts) to accompany the 1920 silent film classic. 2pm. FREE.
MUSIC: “Melodies of Christmas” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The 32nd annual celebration of holiday music featuring the Empire State Orchestra and Youth Choral. With the McKrells, the Orlando School of Dance and more. 3pm. $25.
MUSIC: Baird Hersey & Prana @ Upstate Films, Woodstock. The nine-voice a cappella group makes peaceful music for the busy holiday season with their Winter Solstice Concert. Featuring Pete Buettner, Amy Fradon, Julie Parisi, Kirsti Gholson, Julie Last, Julian Lines, Bruce Milner and Joe Veillette. 1pm. $15.