12/9/15: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

December 9th, 2015, 7:00 am by Greg

THEATER; “Matilda: The Musical” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. 7:30pm. $20-$90. Through Sunday.

THEATER: “A Christmas Story: The Musical” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. The modern holiday classic about nine-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle – now with music and songs. 2 & 7:30pm. $20-$55. Through Sunday, December 27.

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MUSIC: Krakauer & Tagg’s Breath and Hammer @ the Falcon, Marlboro. Clarinetist David Krakauer and pianist Kathleen Tagg have been performing for three years. Breath and Hammer is their latest genre-bending project. With Robt Sarazin Blake. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Mobile Deathcamp @ Trick Shot Billiards, Clifton Park. 8pm.

READING: Pine Hills Review Editors’ Reading @ the Low Beat, Albany. PHR editors will read their work & their favorite pieces from the journal. Readings by Samson Dikeman, Joshua Sheridan, Kimberly Daigle, Jacqueline Kirkpatrick, Alyssa Cohorn, Allison Paster-Torres, Amber O‚ÄôSullivan, Shawn Berman, Sarah Sherman, Daniel Nester and more… 7pm.

MUSIC: SCCC Jazz Combos @ Schenectady County Community College’s Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, Schenectady. Performing compositions by Horace Silver, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, Hank Mobley, Stanley Turrentine, Benny Golson, Tadd Dameron and more. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Moonshine Holler at Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield. The husband and wife duo of Paula Bradley and Bill Dillof performs old-style Appalachian songs. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Deadbeats @ the Low Beat, Albany. 10pm.

MUSIC: Williams Small Jazz Ensembles @ Williams College’s Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown. 7pm. FREE.