12/14/12: Today’s Tips: Friday

MUSIC: The Chronicles @ the Bayou Cafe, Albany. It’s the release party for their long-awaited debut CD. With Mr. Breakdown. 8pm. $12.

MUSIC: Blue Factory @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. The Poestenkill rockers celebrate the release of their sophomore CD, Primates, Drunks and Cowboys on Kranepool Records a special happy hour extravaganza. 6pm. $10 (includes copy of the new CD).

MUSIC: Martina McBride @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The country music star presents her “Joy of Christmas” concert. 7:30pm. $50.50, $70.50 & $80.50.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: “Jingle Shelves” @ Saratoga Music Hall, Saratoga Springs. A benefit for the Franklin Community Center Food Shelf featuring Bridgette Guerrette, Vontus, the Dependents and the UniqHorns. 6:30pm. Admission is a non-perishable food item(s).

READING: “Time to Talk: Poets Raise Their Voices” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Poets from around the region add their voices to the issues surrounding mass incarceration, poverty, justice, and moving on. Poets include Derick Anderson, Ifatayo Cobbins, Sharon Cobbins, Cedrick Fulton, Maurice Hassel, Alexis Marie and Melvin Williams. 6:30pm. $7.50 suggested donation.

MUSIC: Shadowland @ McIntyre’s, Watervliet. 8pm.

THEATER: “A Chorus Line” @ Proctors, Schenectady. “One singular sensation…” 8pm. $20, $35, $50, $55 & $65. Also 2 & 8pm Saturday and 2pm Sunday.

MUSIC: Grainbelt @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs.
A beer-battered, twang ‘n’ roll holiday show led by Howe Glassman and his gang of roots-rockers. 8pm. $16.

FILM: “Chasing Ice” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Director Jeff Orlowski and acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog explore the Earth’s evolving climate change at the Arctic. 8pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: The McKrells @ Finnbar’s Pub, Troy. Yes, it’s the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party. 7pm.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Winter Solstice Concert @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. A benefit for the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild with Happy Traum & Friends (including John Sebastian, Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams, Amy Helm, Byron Isaacs, Abby Newton and Paul Rishell & Annie Raines). 8pm. Only $25 standing room tickets are still available.

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MUSIC: The Nellies @ Brunswick Barbeque and Brew, Brunswick. Americana-bluegrass with a rootsy, happy twist and fine harmonies, featuring Karen Ann Gilpin, Peggy Lecuyer, Gene Lemme, Peter Bearup & Kevin Maul. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Jack Grace Band @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. 9pm. $12.

THEATER: “Vincent” @ Barrington Stage, Pittsfield. The Starry Night Theatre Company presents Leonard Nimoy’s one-man play about the artist Vincent Van Gogh, directed by Brant Pope; starring James Briggs. $30. Through December 30.

MUSIC: Jody Shayne @ Athos, Albany. The jazz vocalist will accompanied by pianist Scott Bassinson, bassist Russ Brooks and drummer Hal Miller. 7pm.

MUSIC: The Garcia Project @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. 10pm. $8.

MUSIC: The Reverberators @ Pinhead Susan’s, Schenectady. 9pm.

MUSIC: Nick Millevoi @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. Utilizing drones, extreme volume and unique tunings, Millevoi celebrates the release of his new solo guitar album, In White Sky. With saxman Keir Neuringer and Hudson’s own World Lines. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: 3MinutePop! @ Empire State Plaza Ice Skating Rink, Albany. 6-8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Doc Scanlon Hot 4 @ Club Helsinki Upstairs, Hudson. Swing dance. $25 for intermediate dance workshop (7pm) & dance (9pm); $15 for beginner lesson (8:30pm) and dance ($9).

MUSIC: The Tom Healey Band @ Franklin’s Tower, Albany. 7pm.

MUSIC: Rebecca Angel @ More Bread & Jam, Cohoes. 7pm.

MUSIC: Moonshine Holler @ Dream Away Lodge, Becket. Old-time Americana and roots music duo. 8:30pm. FREE; donations suggested.

MUSIC: The 7th Squeeze @ American Glory, Hudson. 8:30pm.

MUSIC: Off The Record @ the Allen Street Pub, Albany. ’60s futurist rock-pop trio. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Mundo Nuevo @ Carmen’s Cafe, Troy. Cuban jazz. 6 & 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Boston Camerata @ Union College’s Memorial Chapel, Schenectady. Medieval holiday program. 8pm. $25.

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