12/14/17: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

December 14th, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Eileen Ivers @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The fab fiddler and her band bring their annual “Joyful Christmas” concert back to the Hall. 7:30pm. $32 & $36.

MUSIC: Adam Ezra Group @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. They’ve won three New England Music Awards: Best Song in 2016, Album of the Year in 2012, and Band of the Year in 2013. 7pm. $20.

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MUSIC: Scotty McCreery @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Since winning Season 10 of “American Idol,” the talented twentysomething singer-songwriter has racked up album sales approaching three million, one Gold and three Platinum-certified singles and a pair of Top 10 hits. With Drew Baldridge. 8pm. $33.

MUSIC: Failure to Adapt @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Pop Roxx, Eric Lewis and Dustin Sawyer. 7:30pm.

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. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, December 24. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Jecco Duo @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Cloud Lifter @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 8pm.

MUSIC: Melodies of Christmas @ Proctors, Schenectady. Featuring the Empire State Youth Orchestra and Youth Chorale with special guests the Joey Thomas Big Band, Northeast Ballet and Orlando’s School of Dance. 7pm. $25 & $15. Through Sunday.

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: Latin Jazz Express @ The Falcon, Marlboro. This evening is devoted to the works of Tito Puente. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

THEATER: “American Soup” @ the National Museum of Dance, Saratoga Springs. Andy Warhol is back in Mary Jane Hansen’s a theatrical celebration of pop culture and the landmarks of history on the evolution of the American spirit, set to iconic music from the last 50 years. 7:30pm. $25; students $15. Through Saturday, December 23.

THEATER: “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Park Playhouse presents their holiday production. 7pm. $25; age 12 & under $15. Through Sunday.

FILM: “Just Imagine” @ the Madison Theater, Albany. The Pine Hills Film Colony presents the rarely seen 1930 musical-science-fiction treat, that (incredibly) predicts the future world of 1980, in which everyone worships a fat, indolent leader and pops pills. Sound familiar? 7pm. $10.

FILM: “The Great Silence” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Stunningly restored for its 50th anniversary, Sergio Corbucci’s 1968 film is widely considered among the very best and most influential Euro-Westerns ever made. 7pm. $9; students $6.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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