12/20/15: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

December 20th, 2015, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Bill Kirchen’s Honky Tonk Holiday Show @ The Hangar, Troy. The titan of the Telecaster puts some honky-tonkin’ in your holidays. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: The McKrells @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. yes, it’s the McKrells’ Christmas concert. 7pm. $15.

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MUSIC: Club d’Elf featuring John Medeski @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Boston-based, Moroccan-dosed dub-jazz collective is joined by MM&W keyboard master John Medeski and Grammy-winning producer-guitarist Danny Blume for a special all-ages holiday season show. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: “Holiday Folk Show” @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The annual Candlemas-Hanukkah-Ramadan-Solstice-Christmas-Kwanzaa-New Year-Boxing Day-Epiphany celebration featuring John Kirk, Trish Miller, David Kiphuth, Addie & Olin and new this year Sarah Milovovich. 3pm. $22.

MUSIC: Cameron Brown’s Birthday Bash @ The Falcon, Marlboro. the jazz bassist will be working on his birthday, but he’ll be surrounded by an all-star line-up of friends and world-class musicians, including Sheila Jordan, Joe Lovano, Billy Hart and Judi Silvano. 7pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Melodies of Christmas @ Proctors, Schenectady. Last chance! The Capital Region’s annual holiday extravaganza featuring the Empire State Youth Orchestra and Youth Chorale with special guests Grand Central Station, Marquise Productions and the Northeast Ballet. 3pm. $15 & $25.

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.

COMEDY: D.L. Hughley @ the Funny Bone at Crossgates Mall, Guilderland. 7:30 & 10pm. $30.

MUSIC: Albany Symphony Orchestra’s “William Tell & More” @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. With guest pianist Joyce Yang. Featuring Rossini’s William Tell Overture; the world premiere of Michael Torke’s Piano Concerto; and Schubert’s Symphony No. 9. 3pm.

MUSIC: The Costellos @ the Towne Crier, Beacon. With the Flurries. 7:30pm. $20.

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. 2 & 7pm. $37; $27 age 16 & under. Through Tuesday, December 22. GO HERE for more info…

THEATER: “A Charlie Brown Christmas” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Park Playhouse’s second annual holiday production. 2pm. $20; FREE children 12 & under.

ICE SHOW: “Disney on Ice: Let’s Celebrate” @ Times Union Center, Albany. 1 & 5pm. $18, $48 & $63.

THEATER: “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Last chance! 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.

FILM: “It’s a Wonderful Life” @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. The holiday classic to define all holiday classics, “It’s a Wonderful Life” is one of a handful of films worth an annual viewing. 7pm. FREE.