12/10/17: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

December 10th, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: The Victor Wooten Trio @ The Egg, Albany. The bassist extraordinaire, founding member of Bela Fleck & the Flecktones and five-time Grammy Award winner is worth the price of admission all by himself. But he’s upping the ante with drummer Dennis Chambers and saxophonist Bob Franceschini for a spirited evening of jazz, funk and improvisational music. 7:30pm. $36.

MUSIC: Sexmob @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Slide trumpeter Steven Bernstein and his band – saxophonist Briggan Krauss, bassist Tony Scherr and drummer Kenny Wollesen – celebrate 20 years and the release of their new album, Cultural Capital. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

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MUSIC: The Empty Pockets @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The vibrant and tightly-tuned pop band from Chicago – hailed by Rolling Stone as “polished yet rootsy” – takes you on a rockin’ sleigh ride through the holiday classics you know and love, along with charming originals to put you in the holiday spirit. 7pm. $18.

MUSIC: The Blind Boys of Alabama @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. The legendary gospel greats raise their voices in a Christmas show, as well as songs from their vast catalog and selections from their new album, Almost Home. Joined by the Preservation Hall Legacy Horns. 7pm. $30, $52 & $67. GO HERE to read an interview…

FUNDRAISER: Cohoes Proud @ the Black Cat Ale House, Cohoes. A benefit event for those affected by the recent downtown fire. 11am-8pm with live music by Hit-N-Run and FM beginning at 5pm.

MUSIC: The McKrells @ Hubbard Hall, Cambridge. Kevin McKrell and company celebrate the season with their one-of-a-kind Christmas show. 4pm. $25; students $15.

MUSIC: Albany Symphony Orchestra @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. “1786: Mozart’s Miraculous Year” features “Marriage of Figaro, Overture and Selections,” “Piano Concerto No. 23” and “Piano Concerto No. 24.” 3pm.

MUSIC: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Holiday Concert @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. The Rensselaer Orchestra and the Rensselaer Concert Choir present a semi-staged version of Edvard Grieg’s “Peer Gynt” with the aid of puppets and live video projection. 3pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Philip B. Price @ the Parlor Room, Northampton. The lead singer for winterpills celebrates the release of 12 solo albums. 7pm. $13.

THEATER: “She Loves Me” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. The romantic musical is a Broadway classic with six Tony nominations garnered by its recent NYC revival. Directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, the show features a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock. 2pm. Through Sunday, December 24. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Holiday Concert @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. Music Program ensembles (Chorale, Chamber Singers, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra) are joined by student groups (Serendipity, Earth Tones, Pitch Please and Golden Chords) for a concert celebrating the season. 3pm. $6; students & seniors $3.

MUSIC: The Forgettable Four @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. A barbershop quartet formed by four prominent members of Greater Nippertown’s Electric City Chorus, the Forgettable Four have more than 80 years of a cappella experience, and despite their name, they are anything but forgettable. 2pm. $17.

THEATER: “Finding Neverland” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Last chance! Based on the Academy Award-winning film, the stage musical follows the relationship between playwright J.M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan, one of the most beloved stories of all time. Directed by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus. 2pm.

MUSIC: Janice Carissa @ Union College’s Memorial Chapel, Schenectady. The Indonesian pianist performs Beethoven’s “Sonata in F Minor, Op. 57, Appassionata” and Schubert’s “Four Impromptus, D. 899.” 3pm. FREE.

THEATER: “A Christmas Carol” @ Olde English Pub, Albany. The Collar City Players bring a staged reading of Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas story to the pubs of Greater Nippertown. 12noon. $10.

MUSIC: The Van Voris Trio @ Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar. The A Little Sunday Music concert series continues with well-known classics from the 17th-20th centuries performed by flutist John Van Voris, violinist Jodi Van Voris and cellist Laura Van Voris. 2pm. FREE.

THEATER: “As Bees in Honey Drown” @ Schenectady Civic Players, Schenectady. Last chance! Mark Stephens directs Douglas Carter Beane’s satirical comedy. 2:30pm. $20.

MUSIC: Robbie Dupree & Friends @ Colony, Woodstock. An array of his hit songs (“Steal Away,” “Hot Rod Hearts”) performed with Will Lee, Bette Susmann, Tony Pulizzi and Doug Yowell. 8pm. $25.

THEATER: “A Christmas Carol” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Celebrate a timeless holiday tradition with the community production for the whole family. 7pm. $38; age 16 & under $28. Through Friday, December 22.

MUSIC: Misfit Jazz @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Annie” @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. It’s opening night! The kids of the City Orphanage in their Hard-Knock Life try to escape the evil Miss Hannigan and find a better life. 2:30pm. $20; under age 18 $10. Through Sunday, December 17.

THEATER: “Miracle on 34th Street” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Last chance! The Classic Theater Guild’s production of the holiday favorite. 2pm. $20; students & seniors $19.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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