12/22/17: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

December 22nd, 2017, 7:19 am by Greg

MUSIC: Eastbound Jesus @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. It’s Guthrie Bell Productions’ Christmas party. With Girl Blue and the Eastern Highs. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Ian Felice @ Colony, Woodstock. Formerly of the Felice Brothers, Ian Felice plays a solo show in support of his impressive debut album, In the Kingdom of Dreams. With Nick Panken of Spirit Family Reunion. 8pm. $20.

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MUSIC: The Lustre Kings’ Rockabilly Christmas @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. 9pm.

MUSIC: Johnny Rabb’s Rock & Roll Christmas Party @ Smith’s of Cohoes, Cohoes. Smith’s has re-opened and ready to rock.

MUSIC: Let’s Be Leonard @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. It’s Night One of two Very Leonard Christmas celebrations. 8pm. $18. Also at 8pm Saturday.

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

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: The Sounding Joy @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. Elizabeth Mitchell helms the annual all-star Christmas concert featuring Natalie Merchant, Amanda Palmer, Kate Pierson, Marco Benevento, Jay Collins, Gail Ann Dorsey, Amy Helm, Connor Kennedy and lots more. 8pm. $45 & $75. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: Holidelic @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The first night of a two-night stand of the holiday-funk spectacular led by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, producer, actor and dancer Everett Bradley. 9pm. Also at 9pm Saturday.

MUSIC: Petula Clark @ the Calvin Theatre, Northampton. “Downtown,” “Don’t Sleep in the Subway,” “I Know a Place,” “My Love,” “A Sign of the Times,” “I Couldn’t Live Without Your Love,” “Colour My World,” “This Is My Song”… The First Lady of the ’60s British Invasion returns to the spotlight. 8pm. $45.50, $55.50 & $75.50.

MUSIC: Pony in the Pancake @ the Low Beat, Albany. The annual PitP Holiday show with Richard Spataro, Haley Moley, Los Espejos and Electric Turtle. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Asa Morris & the Mess @ Mean Max Brew Works, Glens Falls. Celebrating the release of their new EP, LORD. With Dryer and Bren. 8pm. FREE.

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. 8pm. Through Sunday, December 24. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Joey Thomas Big Band @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. It’s “Christmas, Sinatra Style.” 8pm. $15.

THEATER: “A Christmas Carol” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Last chance! Celebrate a timeless holiday tradition with the community production for the whole family. 2pm. $38; age 16 & under $28.

MUSIC: Stephen Clair @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 7pm. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled…

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Towne Tavern, Averill Park. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Marty McDermott @ the Main Street Public House, Philmont. 8pm.

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.

MUSIC: The Refrigerators @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Kiss Revenge @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. With The Tradition. 9:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Carla Metz & Larry Acunto @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

THEATER: “A Garfield Christmas” @ Proctors, Schenectady. 8pm. $20-$40.

MUSIC: Phil Drum @ Thirsty Owl Outlet & Wine Garden, Saratoga Springs. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: The Wheel @ the Rustic Barn Pub, Troy. Ugly Sweater party and contest with prizes. 8pm.

MUSIC: Carolyn D @ the Eden Cafe, Loudonville. 7:30pm.

FILM: “It’s a Wonderful Life” @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. 7pm. FREE.

FILM: “It’s a Wonderful Life” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. 7pm. $5.