12/23/17: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

December 23rd, 2017, 7:30 am by Greg

PARTICIPATORY MUSIC: “Unsilent Night” @ various locations, Hudson. Composer Phil Kline leads his annual holiday parade through the streets of Hudson as the electronic soundscape is played by the audience on boomboxes and amplified phones carried through city streets. Meet at Hudson’s Public Square at Warren and Seventh streets at 7pm. FREE. Also broadcast live on WGXC 90.7-FM. GO HERE to find out how to participate…

MUSIC: The Ed Palermo Big Band Christmas Spectacular @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The craziest big band since Spike Jones… 8pm. Donations encouraged.

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MUSIC: John Pizzarelli Quartet @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. Pizzarelli & Co. team up with the sublime Catherine Russell for “Billie & Blue Eyes,” a musical tribute to the music of Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday. 8pm. $30-$100.

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.

MUSIC: Scotty Mac’s Rockshow @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. 9pm.

MUSIC: Sax O Claus @ NaNola, Malta. With Josh the Elf. 5:30pm.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: The Merry X-Mas Jam @ Trick Shot Billiards, Clifton Park. Featuring The Otherside with Acoustic Trauma and John Morse. 6pm. $5 minimum donation.

MUSIC: The McKrells @ the Parting Glass Pub, Saratoga Springs. It’s the annual Christmas show with Kevin McKrell & company. 3 & 7pm. $12.

MUSIC: Ghosts of Hardcore Past @ the Low Beat and Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. Two venues, 12 bands impersonating hardcore faves, one price. Bare Mattress as Fugazi, After the Fall as Dag Nasty, Eternal Crimes as the Cramps, Sugar Eater as the Dead Milkmen, more. 7:30pm. $8 with a mixtape for exchange; $10 without.

MUSIC: The Commander Cody Band @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. With Stewart James & the Memphis Flyers. 7pm. $20.

MUSIC: The Erotics @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. It’s the Nightmare Before Xmas. With Ike’s Wasted World, Blackcat Elliot and Frances Dean. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Let’s Be Leonard @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. It’s a Very Leonard Christmas celebration. 8pm. $18.

BURLESQUE: Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque @ Hudson Harbor Steak & Seafood House, Albany. “Twas the night before the night before Christmas” with host Evil Dan. Doors open at 7pm. $20.

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. 3 & 8pm. Through Sunday, December 24. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Kaitlyn Fay Trio @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. Holiday jazz show. 9pm.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Project 29 Pub & Filling Station, Broadalbin. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Nick Nigro @ the Low Beat, Albany. Holiday punk matinee. With Scotchka and the Backseat Bullets. 1pm. $4.

MUSIC: Sirsy @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 9:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Steal Your Peach Band @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. 10pm. $10.

THEATER: “American Soup” @ the National Museum of Dance, Saratoga Springs. Last chance! 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.

MUSIC: Big Sky Country @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Phil Drum @ Kraverie, Saratoga Springs. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: Jay Kline @ the Eden Cafe, Loudonville. A night of carols. 7pm.

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…