12/12/13: Today’s Tips: Thursday

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Melodies of Christmas @ Proctors, Schenectady. A holiday extravaganza featuring the Empire State Youth Orchestra & Youth Chorale with special guests Everest Rising, Amy Platt & Randy Crafton and the Northeast Ballet. 7pm. $15 & $25.

MUSIC: The Sweetback Sisters @ the MCLA Church Street Center, North Adams. The annual holiday concert gets a honky tonk makeover as the Sweetback Sisters bring their infectious country swing sound and contagious charm for a rollicking retro sing-along of songs for the season. 7:30pm. $10; $5 students.

COMEDY: The Trailer Park Boys’ “Dear Santa Claus” Tour @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Ricky, Julian and Bubbles are back with a brand new live show, but this time they are not alone… Mr. Lahey and Randy will be there in all their festive, drunken, holiday glory. 8pm. $40, $50 & $60.

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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. 7:30pm. $20-$60; $16 students. Through December 22.

THEATER: “White Christmas” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The Classic Theatre Guild’s production directed by Ed Bablin and brimming over with Irving Berlin’s classic songs. 7:30pm. $18.50; $15.50 seniors & students. Through Sunday, December 15.

MUSIC: Cats Don’t Have Souls @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With Nixon’s Spirit and the Ameros. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: The Peg Delaney Trio @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Moonshine Holler @ Dream Away Lodge, Becket. Old-timey Americana roots music duo play fiddle, banjo, guitar and harmonica. 8:30pm. FREE.

THEATER ON FILM: “The Habit of Art” @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Alan Bennett’s highly acclaimed play, is directed by Nicholas Hytner. Starring Richard Griffiths as W.H. Auden. 2pm. $18.

FILM: “Enough Said” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Nicole Holofcener’s 2013 insightful comedy humorously explores the mess that often comes with getting involved again. Eva (Julia Louis Dreyfus) is a divorcée and single parent who enjoys her work as a masseuse but is dreading her daughter’s impending departure for college. She meets Albert (James Gandolfini in his last role), who is sweet and funny and also facing an empty nest. And their romance blossoms. 7:30pm. Also 7:30pm on 
Friday and 3pm on Sunday.

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