MUSIC/COMEDY: Jewmongous’ Holiday Comedy Songfest @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Celebrate the 2000th anniversary of Jesus Christ’s bar mitzvah with ex-Rockapella star Sean Altman’s super, semiticized comedy song concert with special guests Cynthia Kaplan and Mike Hunter. 7pm. $16 in advance; $18 at the door; $8 students.
MUSIC: Matt Wilson’s Christmas Tree-O @ the Falcon, Marlboro. Featuring Matt Wilson (drums, timpani, jingle bells), Jeff Lederer (soprano/tenor sax, clarinet, bass clarinet, piccolo, toy piano) and Paul Sikivie (bass). 7pm.
READING: Peter Aaron @ Barnes & Noble at Colonie Center, Albany. The music editor of Chronogram and member of punk pioneers the Chrome Cranks reads from his new book, “If You Like the Ramones…” 2pm. FREE.
MUSIC: “The Fourth Annual Spotty Dog Christmas Spectacular” @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. The latest edition of this emerging holiday tradition brings together local performers with a gonzo take on holiday songs. Brian Dewan, Liv Carrow and Louis Munroe (of Nature Films) will be joined by special guests. 7pm. $5.
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. 2pm. $20, $35, $45, $55 & $65.
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.