12/31/16: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday (New Year’s Eve)

December 31st, 2016, 7:00 am by Greg
(Clockwise from upper left: Hammell on Trial, Scott Sharrard, The Felice Brothers and Simi Stone)

(Clockwise from upper left: Hamell on Trial, Scott Sharrard, the Felice Brothers and Simi Stone)

Ah, New Year’s Eve… what to do?

MUSIC/COMEDY/MORE: First Night Saratoga featuring the Figgs, Wild Adriatic, Sirsy, Ramblin Jug Stompers, Darling Valley, the Living Roots Trio, Kevin McKrell, the Holly & Evan Band, Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra, Erin Harkes, lots more @ various locations, Saratoga Springs. More than 70 regional performing groups playing in 30 venues 6pm-12midnight. $20.

MUSIC: Scott Sharrard & Friends @ the Cock ‘n Bull, Galway. The guitarist and musical director of the Gregg Allman Band brings the blues-rockin’ musical fireworks to town. $95 with dinner; $30 show only.

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COMEDY: First Night of Funny (Clean & Clever) featuring Kelly MacFarland, Steve Caouette, Joe Bronzi and Jaye McBride @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. 7:30pm. $40.

COMEDY: First Night of Funny (Uncensored) featuring Kelly MacFarland, Steve Caouette, Joe Bronzi and Jaye McBride @ The Egg’s Hart Swyer, Albany. 8pm. $40.

MUSIC: Twiddle @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. With Aqueous and Soul Monde. 7:30pm. $44.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/MORE: First Night Bethlehem featuring Raisinhead, Andy the Music Man, Skip Parsons Riverboat Jazz Band, Playin’ with Fire, the Mendelssohn Club @ Four Corners, Delmar. With fireworks, ice sculpture, arts & crafts, face painting and a battle of the high school bands. 6:30pm. $15; $5 ages 12-18; FREE children under age 12.

MUSIC: The Felice Brothers @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. With Tony Touch, the Big Takeover, Lara Hope & the Arktones, Miss 360, Hudson Valley Circus Arts and more. 9pm. $34.35.

MUSIC: Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 9:30pm. $40.

MUSIC: Bach at New Year’s @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. Kenneth Cooper and the Berkshire Bach Ensemble perform “A Celebration of Brandenburgs.” 6pm. $41, $66 & $86. Also at 3pm Sunday at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

COMEDY: Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show featuring Joe List, Chris Lamberth and Greg Stone @ theREP, Albany. 9pm. $35.

MUSIC: Murali Coryell @ the New York Restaurant, Catskill. With the Chris Pasin Band. 8:30pm.

MUSIC: Hamell on Trial @ the Low Beat, Albany. 7pm.

MUSIC: Hot Cousin @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Victory Soul Orchestra, Matt McWatters and Rob Boss. 9pm. $7.

MUSIC: Mirk @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With Stellar Young. 9:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: Simi Stone @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Bringing her “Mountain Motown” sound to wrap up the year. With Pearl Aday (yeah, Meat Loaf’s daughter), Scott Ian (yeah, the guy from Anthrax) and Lisa Green (yeah, the co-founder of the Paul Green Acadamey will be performing Genesis’ “Supper’s Ready in its entirety). 9pm. $25 standing room only.

COMEDY/MUSIC: New Year’s Eve Celebration: Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show featuring Joe List, Chris Lamberth and Greg Stone followed by the Joey Thomas Big Band @ Proctors, Schenectady. 8pm. $60. UPDATE: This event is officially sold out…

MUSIC: Let’s Be Leonard @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Angels on the Fourth, Candy Ambulance, Paradox Saints and Tambourelli & Her Supertrips. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Bobby Previte’s Half Moon All Stars @ the Half Moon, Hudson. 10pm. $10 donation to WGVC community radio station.

BURLESQUE: Roxxi Tart’s 1920’s Burlesque Revue @ North Albany Rehearsal Studios, Albany. 8pm. $50; $90 per couple; $75 VIP.

MUSIC: The Chris Bergson Band featuring Ellis Hooks @ The Falcon, Marlboro. 9pm.

MUSIC: Amy Helm & the Handsome Strangers with special guests @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. 9pm. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: Amy Fradon & Leslie Ritter @ Mountain View Studio, Woodstock. Amy & Leslie reunite accompanied by Cathie Malach on keyboards, Ken McGloin on guitar and Eric Parker on percussion. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Enter the Haggis @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. 7 & 10pm. $30.

MUSIC: Art D’echo Trio @ the Ginger Man, Albany. 9pm.

COMEDY: Andrew Schulz @ Funny Bone, Guilderland. 7pm. $25. 10pm. $55.

COMEDY: Ray Harrington @ the Comedy Works, Saratoga Springs. With dinner, four-hour open bar, champagne toast, DJ and dancing. 8pm. $299 per couple.

MUSIC: Forthlin Road @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: The Henchmen @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 9:30pm.

COMEDY: Dee Watson @ Dawn’s Victory Sports Cafe, Albany. With Shawn Gillie, B. Burgess and Rich Williams. 8pm. $25; $45 w/dinner.

MUSIC: MPThree @ the Holiday Inn, Latham. With line dancing with Kevin Richards; music & more with Richie Phillips; trick roping by Jeff Reynolds. 6pm.

MUSIC: Knot Dead @ Parish Public House, Albany. 9pm. $12 in advance; $15 at the door.

MUSIC: New York Players @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. 8:30pm. $25 in advance; $30 at the door.

MUSIC: The Refrigerators @ the Albany Hilton, Albany. With Big Sky Country and DJ Tony Platinvm.

MUSIC: Soul Provider @ Rustic Barn Pub, Troy. 7pm. $10.

MUSIC: Groovin’ @ the Albany Marriott, Albany. 8pm dinner; 9pm show. $99.

MUSIC: Ubuntu @ Gaffney’s Restaurant, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: Sal Graziano @ Il Faro Restaurant & Bar, Albany. 5pm.

MUSIC: Randy Loren @ Dolce Vita Ristorante, Schenectady. With Elaine Williams, Carla Page and more. 7pm.