12/13/15: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

December 13th, 2015, 8:48 am by Greg

MUSIC: Music for Mark Wilken @ Best Western Inn, Cobleskill. The local music veteran of such bands as the A.D.’s, Tilted Edge, Mambo-X, Hole in the Wall Gang, Crash Course and others, is celebrated with a day of music by his friends and former bandmates. 2pm.

MUSIC: Trans-Siberian Orchestra @ Times Union Center, Albany. Nothing says “peace on earth” better than a couple of hours of progressive arena-rock slathered with a non-stop array of lazer lights. This year’s show features The Ghosts of Christmas Eve and other TSO hits. 3 & 7:30pm. $46.50, $56.50, $66.50 & $76.50.

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MUSIC: The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Playing such classics as “In the Mood,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “A String of Pearls,” “Moonlight Serenade” and “Tuxedo Junction,” the Glenn Miller Orchestra remains one of the most sought after big band in the land, more than 70 years after the bandleader disappeared over the English Channel on a flight from London to Paris. 3pm. $28 & $34.

MUSIC: “Mountain Snow & Mistletoe” @ The Egg, Albany. All good things must come to an end, and after 25 years of performing their cozy, homespun holiday show, Christopher Shaw and Bridget Ball are calling it quits after this weekend’s set of shows. With long-time Mt. Snow pals John Kirk, Kevin McKrell and Brian Melick as the Mountain Snow Orchestra, and special guests Tony Markellis and Trish Miller. 2pm. $25. GO HERE for an interview with Chris Shaw… UPDATE: Both shows are now officially sold out.

MUSIC: Tall Heights @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Boston-based harmony-heavy folk duo returns to the Caffe in support of their new EP, Holding On, Holding Out. 7pm. $18.

MUSIC: Dustin Lynch @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. The country singer of such hits as “Cowboys and Angels,” “She Cranks My Tractor,” “Where It’s At (Yep, Yep)” and “Hell of a Night” heads into town. With Chris Lane and Tyler Rich. 7:30pm. $28.

CABARET: Hedda Lettuce’s “Lettuce Rejoice!” @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The self-described “world’s first and premiere eco-friendly drag queen” and six-time Drag Queen of the Year award-winner from HX Magazine brings her annual holiday show to town. 8pm. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: The Phil Allen/Michael Benedict Concert Jazz Band @ the Lark Tavern, Albany. 12-piece big band jazz with some holiday favorites. 7pm.

THEATER; “Matilda: The Musical” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Last chance! 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. 2pm. $20-$90.

MUSIC: Dick Solberg & the Sun Mountain Band @ the Lion’s Den at the Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge. The return of the Sun Mountain Fiddler.

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. 2pm. $20-$55. Through Sunday, December 27.

THEATER: “Good Night Moon” & “The Runaway Bunny” @ The Egg, Albany. Adapted from Margaret Wise Brown’s 60-year-old classic, “Good Night Moon” is a celebration of familiar nighttime rituals. Endearing animal puppets, stunning scenic effects and evocative music in both plays have earned international recognition for Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia. 3pm. $15; adult in free when accompanied by a child.

THEATER: “A Christmas Carol” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. It’s Berkshire Theatre Group’s 10th annual community production of the Charles Dickens classic co-directed by Eric Hill and Travis G. Daly. 2pm. $37; $27 age 16 & under. Through Tuesday, December 22. GO HERE for more info…

THEATER: “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Directed by John Trainor, the Circle Theatre Players present Neil Simon’s comedy about Barney Cashman, a 47-year-old faithful husband who tries to keep the 1960’s sexual revolution from passing him by. 2:30pm. $18; $10 under age 18. Through Sunday, December 20.