MUSIC: The Canadian Guitar Quartet @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. The Canadian Guitar Quartet has earned recognition in television shows, magazines, and more as one of the best guitar ensembles in the world. 7pm. $8; $5 seniors; FREE students and children.
FESTIVAL: Victorian Stroll @ various locations, Troy. 11am-5pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Holidelic @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The brainchild of Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, producer, actor and dancer Everett Bradley, the show – part booty-shakin’ dance party, part outrageous R&B concert, part comedy show – fuels the yuletide season with funk and fun. 8pm.
MUSIC: The Zucchini Brothers @ The Egg, Albany. It’s their fun-filled, family-friendly holiday rock show. 3pm. $12 for children; FREE for adults when accompanied by a child (one adult per child, please).
MUSIC: Tif Ginn @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. One half of the Ginn Sisters and a member of Fred Eaglesmith’s Traveling Show. 7pm. $18 in advance; $20 at the door. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled.
MUSIC: The Singing Anchors @ Fort Salem Theater, Salem. Television news anchors Jerry Gretzinger, Jessica Layton and Benita Zahn join forces once again around the microphone for their annual holiday concert. 2pm. $25 (includes $6 credit toward coffee and dessert).
DANCE: Northeast Ballet’s Annual “Nutcracker” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Under the artistic direction of Darlene Myers, New York City Ballet dancers Lauren Lovette and Gonzalo Garcia star in the annual holiday ballet classic. 2pm. $20-$50.
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: Goblin @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. An exceptionally rare performance by the progressive rockers and masters of Italian horror film soundtracks. With Zombi. 8pm. $25. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled.
DANCE: Albany Berkshire Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Choreography by Artistic Director Madeline Cantarella Culpo, with sets and scenery designed by Carl Sprague, and costumes designed by Rita Watson and Victile Donahue. 1:30 & 4:30pm. $26, $34 & $40; children $19.50, $26 & $28.
FILM/MUSIC: “Beyond Iconic” @ Upstate Theatre, Rhinebeck. A documentary on legendary photographer Dennis Stock. Followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Hanna Sawka. 1pm. Followed at 3pm by a performance next door at Liberty by bassist John Menegon and vocalist Teri Roiger, who scored the film.
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.
FILM: “Wadjda” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Haifaa Al-Mansour’s 2012 film is not only the first feature film to be shot entirely in Saudi Arabia, but also the first feature film made by a female Saudi filmmaker. Wadjda (Waad Mohammed) is an 11-year-old Saudi girl who passes a green bicycle in a store window every day on her way to school. She is determined to one day own that bicycle so she can race against her friend Abdullah (Abdullrahman Algohani). 7:30pm.