12/21/17: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

December 21st, 2017, 7:06 am by Greg

MUSIC: Ezekiel’s Wheels @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Award-winning klezmer band. 7pm. $22.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: We Band Together: A Tribute to Sue @ Vapor, Saratoga. A benefit concert for the family of Local 518 country music fan Sue Bogucki – voted Fan of the Year in 2016 & ’17 at the North Country Music Awards – who died unexpectedly last month. Hosted by Kevin Richards and featuring Big Sky Country, Skeeter Creek, Moonshine Junkies, the Jason Wicks Band, Vinny Saj Band and the Back 40 Band featuring Mark Pierre. 7pm. $20.

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MUSIC: Mike Kelley @ Lanie’s Cafe, Loudonville. Greater Nippertown’s MVP? 6pm. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: International Snoopi @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Paris Napoleon, Gee, Nod-E Icon, Bez Ahola, 8:30pm. $10.

MUSIC: The McKrells @ the Parting Glass Pub, Saratoga Springs. The first of four Christmas shows with Kevin McKrell & company. 7:30pm. $12.

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: Phil Allen Concert Jazz Band @ Troy Kitchen, Troy. 12-piece big band. 7pm. FREE.

READING/OPEN MIC: Third Thursday Poetry Reading @ the Social Justice Center, Albany. The reading celebrates its 20th anniversary. Dan Wilcox hosts with featured reader Nancy Dunlop and a special holiday visit from Sanity Clause. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm readings. $3.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ O’Slattery’s, Delmar. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Three Quarter North @ LT’s Grill, Niskayuna. 6:30pm. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled due to illness…

DANCE: “Carol of the King” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Irish dance Christmas spectacular. 7:30pm.

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

MUSIC: Colleen Pratt @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

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: Sonny & Perley @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

Is there an event that we may have overlooked? Just add it in the comment box below…