12/26/14: Today’s Tips: Friday (Boxing Day)

December 26th, 2014, 8:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Rebecca Martin @ the Falcon, Marlboro. The sublime singer-songwriter first made her name with Once Blue and has gone on to become an acclaimed jazz vocalist. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Racquette River Rounders @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Guitarist Danny Gotham and songwriter John Kribs play everything from traditional reels and jigs to Fats Waller, Elvis Presley and their own original music. Their Boxing Day show at Lena’s has become a cherished annual event. 8pm. $18. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out.

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THEATER: “Elf: The Broadway Musical” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The comic tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Based on the 2003 film “Elf,” the stage musical features songs by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (Tony nominees for “The Wedding Singer”). 2 & 8pm. $20, $35, $45, $55 & $65.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Bobby T’s Sports Grill, Albany. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Slowshine @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Better Pills and Russel the Leaf. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Half Step @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Acoustic Circus. 9:30pm. FREE; $5 if under age 21.

MUSIC: Seth’s Sauerkraut Revue @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. A mini-festival of regional Americana and honky-tonk performers hosted by “Sauerkraut” Seth Travins and featuring Pete Adams, Tony Kieraldo, Chris Neumann, Lukas Schwartz, Sasha Pearl, Jay “The Velvet Frog” Gerald, Seamus Maynard and Sebastian Douzal. The house band features Travins on guitar, Chops LaConte on bass and Slink Moss on drums. 9pm. $12.

MUSIC: “Shocka Khan’s Acoustic Circus” @ the Parish Public House, Albany. Holiday happy hour featuring the Pink Weeners, Acoustic Inc. and Hollerdaze Jacket. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Media Play EP Release Party @ the Fuze Box, Albany. Featuring Actuator, SMGs and more. Doors open at 9pm. $5.

MUSIC: Brian Patneaude Duo @ Athos, Guilderland. The saxman is joined by pianist Rob Lindquist. 7pm.

MUSIC: The Lindsey Webster Big Ass Band @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 9pm. $20.

MUSIC: Stone Temple Co-Pilots @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. With Let Go Daylight. 9:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Big Sky Country @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. Doors open at 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Kevin Green & Douglas Chilton @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Ace & Luke @ Cafe NOLA, Schenectady. The acoustic duo of Anthony Campoli and Luke Pascurella. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: Slam Allen @ the Colony Cafe, Woodstock. 9pm.

MUSIC: Big & Bigger @ the Tavern at the Williams Inn, Williamstown. Ragtime, Delta and original blues by Jeff Gonzales and Wanda Houston. 8pm.

MUSIC: Matty Finn @ Carney’s Tavern, Ballston Lake. 7pm.