12/29/17: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

December 29th, 2017, 8:17 am by Greg

MUSIC: NRBQ @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. Terry Adams & The Q return to close out the year in freewheelin’ fashion. 8pm. $25.

CABARET/FUNDRAISER: The Skivvies @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley are the adult-rated musical comedy act performing stripped-down mash-ups of pop songs and show tunes almost in the raw. Proceeds from this event will benefit Animalkind, Hudson’s cat rescue center. 8pm. $25 & $60.

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MUSIC: Miss Tess @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. 5pm. FREE. UPDATE: There is no Troy Night Out this month…

MUSIC: Gang of Thieves @ Rustic Barn Pub, Troy. With the Balkun Brothers and the Greasy Fingers Band. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Dark Honey @ River Street Pub, Troy. With Hasty Page and Carl Daniels. Doors open at 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Love Port @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Hazelfuck and Hubris Djinn. 8pm.

MUSIC: Start Making Sense @ the Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Talking Heads tribute band. 8pm. $22 & $27.

THEATER: WWE Live @ the Times Union Center, Albany. Roman Reigns vs. John Cena! 7:30pm. $23, $33, $48, $58, $78, $103.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ the Desmond Hotel, Albany. 4:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ Bentley’s, Malta. 8:30pm. FREE. NY

MUSIC: Michael Benedict Jazz Vibes Quartet @ 9 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs. The vibraphonist is joined by organist Jon LeRoy, saxman Dave Fisk and drummer Mark Foster. 9pm.

MUSIC/PARTICIPATORY DANCE: The Lucky Five @ The Linda, Albany. Swing dance. Lessons at 7pm; Music at 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: The Marc Black Band @ Colony, Woodstock. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Playin’ With Fire Trio @ O’Slattery’s, Delmar. 7pm.

MUSIC: Miss Rene Bailey @ The Falcon, Marlboro. CD release party for The Old Songs. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Fred Zepplin @ the Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Vice @ Kings Inn, Schenectady. With Ike’s Wasted World. 7pm. $5.

MUSIC: Bronte Roman @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Knot Dead @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Wylder @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Eden’s Original Song Contest @ the Eden Cafe, Loudonville. Vote for the performer with the best original song. 7:30pm. 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…