12/14/14: Today’s Tips: Sunday

December 14th, 2014, 8:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: The Brad Mehldau Trio @ The Egg, Albany. The sublime pianist is joined by bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jeff Ballard for an evening of jazz that’s both lyrical and adventurous. 7:30pm. $29.50.

MUSIC: Anne Hills & Michael Smith @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady. A musical match made in heaven, these two excellent folk artists first discovered their synergy in Chicago’s thriving arts scene, and their rapport continues to intensify with every season. 7pm. $28 & $35.

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EVENT: Medieval Yuletide Revels @ Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady‘s Whisperdome, Schenectady. A rollicking medieval celebration of the Winter Solstice – with period costumes, processionals, music, dance and a Mummer’s play. Joining in the festivities will be the Society’s choirs, the Berkshire Brass Quartet and the Pokingbrook Morris Dancers. With magic and juggling by Seano. 7pm. $15 suggested donation; $5 children.

MUSIC: Cymbals Eat Guitars @ the Low Beat, Albany. In support of their recently released their third album Lose on Barsuk Records. With Alex G and What Moon Things. 8:30pm. $14. UPDATE: Due to health issues, this show has been cancelled.

MUSIC: Kevin Maul + Peter Bearup @ the Ale House, Troy. Americana. with special guest Tim Wechgelear on vocals, guitar, fiddle, mandolin. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: The Zucchini Brothers @ The Egg, Albany. Ever since The Egg commissioned, the Local 518’s fave kids music band to compose new holiday songs in 2003, Jack, Steve & Sam have made their December concert an annual tradition. 2pm. $12 children; free for adults accompanied by a child.

MUSIC: The Figiel Brothers Polka Band @ Polish Community Center, Albany. A Christmas celebration. With Tony’s Polka Band. 2pm. $15.

THEATER: “The Secret Garden” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved book comes to life in the Tony Award-winning musical about an orphan girl who transforms a dead and wasted garden into a paradise where hearts can grow and miracles can happen. Directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill. 2pm. $20-$65. Through Sunday, December 21.

MUSIC: A Winter’s Eve with Dan Berggren & Ed Lowman @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Sing choruses, hear stories, smell the fresh balsam, and warm your heart as we approach the solstice. Dan and Ed will feature “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” by Dylan Thomas, along with original songs. Dan is a tradition-based songsmith with a rich voice & fine guitar. Lowman is a premiere North Country fiddler. 7pm. $18.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: The Albany Gay Men’s Chorus @ the First Reformed Church of Hudson, Hudson. Singing their holiday program, “Christmas Bells Are Ringing.” 3pm. $12; $9 students; FREE under age 12.

MUSIC: Sun Mountain Fiddler Band @ the Lion’s Den at the Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge. Local 518 Americana keeping your spirits high. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: breath, song @ Hudson Opera House, Hudson. It’s a cross-cultural collaboration between Turkish vocalist Nihan Devecioglu and shakuhachi master Jeffrey Lependorf. 4pm. $20. UPDATE: This performance has been cancelled.

MUSIC: Albany Pro Musica @ the Carondelet Hospitality Center, Latham. As APM Artistic Director José Daniel Flores-Caraballo explains, “It’s the Christmas story told through carols from various cultures and traditions.” With members of the Musicians of Ma’alwyck. 3pm. $25 & $35; $10 students.

THEATER: “A Christmas Carol” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Celebrate the timeless holiday tale with the whole family and revel in the joy and redemptive power of Christmas as told in Charles Dickens’ timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge. 2pm. $37; $27 children. Through Monday, December 22.

THEATER: “Life in 3D” @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. A new play written and directed by Christina Asselin about a recently single woman finding love again and her mother accepting her daughter’s lifestyle. Part of the Local Actors Guild of Saratoga’s New Play Festival. 7:30pm. $15.

THEATER ON FILM: “John” @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. DV8 Physical Theatre brings their powerful new production to London’s National Theatre, depicting real-life stories in movement and spoken word to create an intense and moving theatrical experience. 3pm. $17.

FILM: “Ellsworth Kelly: Fragments” @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. In conjunction with the current exhibition “Monet | Kelly,” the Clark hosts a free screening of the hour-long documentary. 3pm. FREE.