MUSIC: Badge @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. The North Country rockers reunite for their first gig in almost 30 years. They’re back together again for one show only, and they’ll celebrate the release of their long-overdue debut album, Playing in the Band, 1974-1984. 1pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Peter Rowan @ the Hangar, Troy. Oh, the stories he can tell… The veteran roots musician has played in bands with everyone from Bill Monroe to Jerry Garcia. With special guest Tibetan singer-songwriter Yungchen Lhamo. 8pm. $30.
MUSIC: Sean Rowe @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Troy-based singer-songwriter takes a break from the recording of his upcoming album, as he brings his guitar and his booming voice to Lena’s legendary stage. 7pm. $20.
THEATER: “We Will Rock You” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Two dozen songs by British classic rockers Queen woven into a hit-filled jukebox stage musical by British comedian Ben Elton. 2pm. $20, $40, $50, $60 & $70.
THEATER: “A Christmas Carol” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Michael Bush directs Broadway and Cap Rep fave Kevin McGuire star in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in Patrick Barlow’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic, at once funny and poignant. 2pm. $20-$60; $16 students. Through December 22.
MUSIC: Mary Verdi @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. It’s Christmas at the Colonial with Verdi’s nostalgic, family-friendly holiday show, featuring a sing-along of old favorites, dancing, a children’s choir, bell choir, a full band with strings and horns. With special guests Bobby Sweet and Ron Ramsey. 7pm. $20; $10 children 16 and under.
MUSIC: Blues Pro Jam @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Guitarist-vocalist Petey “Hop” Hopkinson leads the third Blues Pro Jam, featuring an all-star line-up featuring Kristen Capolino (guitar/vocals), Ross Rice (keys), Vince Leggiere (bass), Melissa Lovaglio (percussion) and Sonny Rock (drums). 6pm.
THEATER: “Don’t Dress for Dinner” @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The Circle Theatre Players present the saucy farce written by Mark Camoletti and directed by Sky Vogel. 2:30pm. $16; $10 students under 18. Through December 8.
FILM: “Muscle Shoals” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Greg “Freddy” Camalier directed this new documentary about Muscle Shoals Sound Studio and Rick Hall, who overcame poverty and tragedy to bring black and white musicians together in Alabama’s cauldron of racial hostility to create music for the generations. 3pm. $7; $5 students.
FILM: “To Live” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. In 1994, director Zhang Yimou animated the epic drama of modern China through the personal odyssey of Fugui (Ge You), a rich, heedless gambler who loses his family’s ancestral home in a game of dice, and is deserted by his wife, Jiazhen (Gong Le). 7:30pm.