MUSIC: Bill Kirchen @ the Ale House, Troy. The twangmaster of the Telecaster is back with a rousing Christmas show in support of his new album, Bill Kirchen’s Honky Tonk Holiday, featuring such gems as “Truckin’ Trees for Christmas,” “Silent Surfin’ Night” and that all-time classic “Daddy’s Drinkin’ Up our Christmas.” With very special guests John Tichy and Mark Gamsjager. 8pm. $15.
MUSIC: Shtreiml @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. A high-octane mix of not-so-traditional Eastern-European Jewish, Turkish music and blues-rock, led by harmonica innovator Jason Rosenblatt. With world renowned Turkish oud player and vocalist Ismail Fencioglu. 7pm. $16; ages 12 and under $13.