12/31/14: Today’s Tips: Wednesday (New Year’s Eve)

December 31st, 2014, 8:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: moe. @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. 8pm. $50.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/MORE: Saratoga First Night @ various venues, Saratoga Springs. Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys, Ramblin Jug Stompers, Graham Tichy, Bryan Thomas, Lee Shaw, the Orange, Bear Grass, Miss Tess & the Talkbacks, Jack Grace, the Lustre Kings, Rebel Darling, Party Boat and lots more. 6pm. $15.

MUSIC: Lee Fields & the Expressions @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. It’s an old-school, classic soul dance party. With DJ Giovanni di Mola. 9pm.

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MUSIC: Wild Adriatic @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With the North & South Dakotas. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Stellar Young @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With Northern Faces and Slaughterhouse Chorus. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Mister F @ Parish Public House. 1am. $15.

MUSIC: Mirk @ the Fuze Box, Albany. With Stoop Kids. 9pm. $40 (includes open bar).

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Modern Day Masquerade Ball @ Michael’s Banquet House, Latham. Music by Acoustic Trauma, Project Retro, Poor Dead Molly, Mike Campese and Deejay Opie. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Jason Neil Brett @ Parish Public House, Albany. 10pm. $10.

MUSIC: Bluz House Rockers @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. With the TS Ensemble. 9pm. $40.

BURLESQUE: Roxxi Tart’s 1920’s Burlesque Revue @ Ristorante Paradiso, Albany. Admission includes Italian tapas buffet, Champagne toast and noisemakers, as well as dance and musical numbers. 9pm. $40; $75 per couple.

MUSIC: The LTF Experience @ the Albany Barn, Albany. Music by DJ TGIF and DJ Phayda. 9pm. $40.

PERFORMANCE: The Old Fashioned Cirkus @ BSP, Kingston. The back room is open with live music by Bella’s Bartok, Caprice Rouge, Heart String’s Hot Club and more. With jugglers, unicyclists, burlesque, acrobatics, hoop dancers, photobooth. Plus electro-swing by Dr. SUDS after 12midnight. 9pm. $20.

MUSIC: Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra @ Jose Malone’s, Troy. With DJ Xtreme. 9pm. $40 includes buffet, champagne toast.

MUSIC: Amy & Leslie @ Mountain View Studio, Woodstock. Amy Fradon and Leslie Ritter team up with keyboardist Cathie Malach, guitarist Ken McGloin and percussionist Eric Parker for an early evening celebration of harmony. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Bobby Previte’s Voodoo Revue @ the Half Moon, Hudson. A New Year’s Eve benefit for radio station WGXC-FM. With DJ Marc Anthony Thompson. 10pm. $10.

MUSIC: Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers @ Levon Helm’s Barn, Woodstock. With special guest vocalist Cassandra Wilson. 9:30pm. $75 & $100.

MUSIC: Oobleck @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Doctor Magnum and the Assortment of Crayons. 9pm. $7.

MUSIC: Big Frank & The Bargain Bingers @ World of Beer at Crossgates Mall, Guilderland. 8pm.

COMEDY: First Night of Funny @ Proctors, Schenectady. Four comedians… 8pm. $40.

MUSIC: The Deadbeats @ the Low Beat, Albany. 9:30pm.

MUSIC: The Jazz Caravan @ Midtown Tap & Tea Room, Albany. Featuring guitarist Roger Noyes, bassist Tony Berman and drummer Jim Ketterer with guest vocalist Michelle Caminos. 6pm.

MUSIC: The Peg Delaney Quartet @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: The Stockade Kids @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. With Up All Night. 7:30pm. $109.95 (includes dinner, open bar at the Van Dyck and the Stockcade Inn).

MUSIC: The Franklin Micare Duo @ the Blu Stone Bistro, Albany. 9pm.

MUSIC: The Big Takeover @ the Falcon, Marlboro. With Goodnight Brother. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: The Marc Black Band @ Colony Cafe, Woodstock. 10pm. $15.

MUSIC: Jeanne O’Connor @ Panza’s Restaurant, Saratoga Lake. With Michael Panza and Azzaam Hameed. 7pm.

MUSIC: Bigger Boat @ the Lion’s Den at the Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Berkshire Bach Ensemble @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. Kenneth Cooper conducts the ensemble in their annual Bach at New Year program, “A Blast of Brass.” 6pm. $40, $65 & $85.

MUSIC: From the Heartland @ Cafe NOLA, Schenectady. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: The Legendary Losers @ Carney’s Tavern, Ballston Lake. 9pm.

MUSIC: Sonny & Perley @ La Serre, Albany. 7pm.

THEATER: New Year’s Eve Magic @ Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. Boston-based magician David Hall performs amazing magic. With refreshments. 11am. $15; $8 children.

FILM: “Fantastic Mr. Fox” @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. 2:30pm.