MUSIC: Moonboot Lover @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. It’s Night Two of “Guthrie/Bell Productions’ Farewell to Valentine’s Old School Blowout Weekend.” With reggae faves Dr. Jah & the Love Prophets and a reunion of Subduing Mara. 9pm. $15.
MUSIC: Chris Webby @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. The rapper’s re-scheduled concert following last week’s snowstorm-induced postponement. With Bizzy Crook, AMJ, Dutch Mxster, Third Eye Visions and DJ Playground. 8pm. $20.
MUSIC/MORE: Kristmess Kook @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. It’s a wild holiday variety show hosted by Musty Chiffon and featuring a dozen A-list performers, including members of Human Sexual Response, the Replacements, the Zulus, Rasputina, Contrapposto, the Double D’s, Mother Fletcher and other bands. 8pm. $15.
MUSIC: The Figgs @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. The Figgs’ annual holiday homecoming stand heads to the Spa City. With the Charlie Watts Riots. 9pm. $10.
MUSIC: Sing Solstice! @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady. It’s the shortest day and the longest night of the year. Join Magpie and Kim & Reggie Harris as they chase away the darkness and celebrate the dawn of the season of light. The Pokingbrook Morris Dancers and special guest Scott Alarick open the evening. 7:30pm. $26; $35 Gold Circle.
DANCE: “The Nutcracker” @ The Egg, Albany. The Albany Berkshire Ballet performs the timeless, classic holiday ballet. 1:30 & 5:30pm. $38; $25 children.
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MUSIC: Todd Nelson’s TN3 @ 74 State, Albany. 8pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Holiday Folk Show @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Featuring the all-star gathhering of John Kirk & Trish Miller, David Kiphuth and Addie & Olin – Unleashed. 8pm. $22.
MUSIC/THEATER: “Christmas With the Rat Pack: Live at the Sands” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Have a cool yule and ring-a-ding-ding in the holiday season with this Vegas-styled tribute to the music of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin. 2 & 8pm. $20, $35, $45, $55 & $65. Through Sunday.
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. 3 & 8pm. $20-$60; $16 students. Through Sunday.
BURLESQUE: Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque @ the Grape and Growler, Latham. Hosted by Sabra Joi, the Bing Bamboo gang presents more than 15 spirited acts for their special Christmas gala. 8pm. $12.
MUSIC: Kevin McKrell & Brian Melick @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. A Christmas classic… 5 & 8pm. Through Sunday.
COMEDY: Comedy’s Best Kept Secret Tour: Holiday Edition @ Proctors, Schenectady. Featuring Michael Cannon, Dan Frigolette, Matt Richards, Matt Pavich and Wacky Chad. 8pm. $15.
MUSIC: Dead Horse Beat @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Kicking off the Saratoga SantaCon. 2pm. Admission is a minimum of two canned goods.
MUSIC: The Arch Stanton Quartet @ 9 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.
MUSIC: The Erotics @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. Have yourself and Erotics Christmas party… 9pm.
MUSIC: Beaked Whale @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With Pony in the Pancake and Party Boat. 8pm.
MUSIC: Ed Palermo Big Band @ the Falcon, Marlboro. This ain’t your typical big band, to be sure. Expect to hear a big blast of Frank Zappa music, as the band will be joined by special guest (and Mothers of Invention alum) Napoleon Murphy Brock. 7pm.
MUSIC: The Bushwick Gospel Singers @ the Half Moon, Hudson. 9pm. $5.
MUSIC: Off the Record @ the Backstage Pub & Grill, Schenectady. ’60s Futurist trio. 9pm. FREE.
THEATER: “A Christmas Carol” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Charles Dickens’ holiday classic adapted and directed by Eric Hill. 7pm. $35; $25 children 16 and under. Through December 29.
MUSIC: Brothers Past @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Electro-rock veterans. With Digital Dharma. 9:30pm. $15.
MUSIC: Jet Crash Billy @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 10pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Bets & Frets @ Jacob and Anthony’s, Saratoga Springs. It’s the duo of Betsy and Tom from Betsy & the ByeGons. 8pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Colleen Pratt & Friends @ Panza’s Restaurant, Ballston Lake. 7pm.