12/31/11: Today’s Tips: Saturday (New Year’s Eve)

December 31st, 2011, 9:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Doug Kwalter @ Saratoga Springs Post Office, Saratoga Springs. The acclaimed Boston-based singer-songwriter entertains in the Spa City as part of Saratoga First Night. 6, 7 & 8pm. $15: kids under 5 free, includes 35 different venues and 70 performers.

MUSIC: Holly & Evan @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Acoustic blues duo playing as part of Saratoga First Night. With special guest harmonicat Ted Hennessy. 6, 8 & 10pm. $15: kids under 5 free, includes 35 different venues and 70 performers.

MUSIC: The Felice Brothers @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. With the Robots. 9pm. $35.

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COMEDY: “The First Night of Funny” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Featuring stand-up laugh-makers Paul Bond, Carole Montgomery, Johnny Rizzo and Jim David. 8pm. $24 until December 25; $29 after Christmas; $34 at the door.

MUSIC: Ramblin Jug Stompers @ St. Peter’s Parish Center, Saratoga Springs. Funky, acoustic back-porch tunes as part of Saratoga First Night. 6, 7 & 8pm. $15: kids under 5 free, includes 35 different venues and 70 performers.

MUSIC: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys @ Saratoga Senior Center, Saratoga Springs. Bluegrass, Americana and wry folk songs as part of Saratoga First Night. 6 & 7pm. $15: kids under 5 free, includes 35 different venues and 70 performers.

ARTS WALK/MUSIC/MORE: Saratoga First Night @ various locations, Saratoga Springs. 35 different venues and 70 performers, including the Tartan Terrors, the Fighting 86’s, Funk Evolution, the Lee Shaw Trio, the Zucchini Brothers and so much more. $15: kids under 5 free, includes 35 different venues and 70 performers.

MUSIC: Gathering Time and Fairview Avenue @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Bluegrass and folk music as part of Saratoga First Night. 6pm. $15: kids under 5 free, includes 35 different venues and 70 performers.

MUSIC: Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With Skeletons in the Piano, Jed Davis, Secret Release, Hawazin and the Slaughterhouse Chorus. The folks at SwordPaw and B3nson team up for a wailin’ New Year’s Eve shindig. 8pm. $10.

COMEDY: New Year’s Eve Comedy Blast @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Stand-up comedy from Killer Beaz, Corey Alexander, Bill Campbell and Keith Anthony. 8pm. $20, $25, $28 & $35.

MUSIC: Timbre Coup @ Red Square, Albany. Timbre Coup showcases selections from their upcoming album, “Knuckles & Valleys. With the sci-fi, middle eastern funk of Consider the Source. 9pm. $20.

MUSIC: Sirsy @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With MaryLeigh & the Fauves. 9pm. $10.

BURLESQUE: Burlesque Paradisio 1920’s Revue @ Ristorante Paradiso, Albany. Hosted by Miss Roxxi Tart with her beauties: Marie Re-Moan, Maxine de L’Obscene, Baby Dead Girl, Shirley Tramp, Scooter Pie and the Forbidden Oddities Sideshow. $25.

MUSIC: New Year’s Eve Early Family Party @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. A New Year’s Eve party for early birds featuring Uncle Rock & the Playthings. Festivities begin at 6pm; music at 7:30pm. The ball drops at 8:30pm. $10; kids $8.

MUSIC: The John Kribs Band @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 10pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Lindsey Webster Band @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. With Connor Kennedy. 10pm. $25.

MUSIC: The Schmooze @ Jillian’s, Albany. $10.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: The Catskill 45s @ the Kleinert James Arts Center, Woodstock. A dance party featuring Tony Fletcher, Josh Roy Brown, Nancy Howell, Mark Lerner, Lukas Lerner and Robert Burke Warren for the benefit of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild. 9pm. $30.