12/31/17: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday (New Year’s Eve)

December 31st, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

FESTIVAL: First Night Saratoga @ various locations, Saratoga Springs. Music by Sawyer Fredericks, Professor Louie & the Crowmatix, Ramblin Jug Stompers, Jimy Graham, Brass & Blues, Sydney Worthley, Holly & Evan Band, Annie & the Hedonists, Bob Malone, Belle-Skinner and more in addition to comedy, magic and lots of fun. 30 venues throughout downtown and more than 70 different acts to see. Fireworks, too. 6pm. $20; children age 12 & under free with each adult. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Twiddle @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. It’s the second of the band’s two-night New Year’s Eve run, and they’ll be joined by the Giant Country Horns for three big sets. 8pm. $47.

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MUSIC: Glen David Andrews @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. It’s a New Orleans-styled New Year’s Eve with the acclaimed Big Easy vocalist-trombonist and his band mixing up a gumbo of jazz, rock, gospel, funk, soul and more. 9pm. $35 & $55.

MUSIC: Mirk @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With The LateShift. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: Amy Helm & Friends @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. 9pm. $50 & $80. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: The Chronicles @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. 9pm. $40.

MUSIC: The Commodores @ Rivers Casino’s Event Center, Schenectady. “Brick House,” “Easy,” “Three Times a Lady” and more… 11pm. $60, $100 & $120.

FESTIVAL: Bethlehem First Night @ various locations, Delmar. Kicking off with fireworks at 6:30pm at the Four Corners, the evening features performances by the Swing Docs, the Mendelssohn Club of Albany, Big Fez & the Surfmatics, Andy the Music Man, GB-five, Heard, Michael Benedict Jazz Vibes and Playin’ with Fire. $15; $5 for youths age 12-18; kids under 12 are FREE. GO HERE for more info…

COMEDY: First Night of Funny @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Featuring Eric McMahon, Joe Bronzi, Rich Williams, Shawn Gillie. 8pm. $40.

CABARET: Byron Nilsson & Malcolm Kogut @ Steamer No. 10 Theatre, Albany. You’ll hear songs by Randy Newman, Noel Coward, Flanders & Swann, Tom Lehrer and others, with an unlikely but compelling intrusion by Vladimir Nabokov. 7pm. $15. GO HERE for more info…

COMEDY: Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Liz Miele headlines with Justin Herman in support. 8pm. $20. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Anthill Annihilator @ the Low Beat, Albany. CD release party for their debut album, Ya Filthy Animal. With Jesse Zeltins. 8pm.

MUSIC: New Year’s Eve Countdown Celebration @ the intersection of Wall & North Front streets, Kingston. Live rockabilly from Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones followed by fireworks. 11pm. FREE.

MUSIC: North & South Dakotas @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. With Kevin Kinney. 8pm.

MUSIC: Soul Provider @ Rustic Barn Pub, Troy. 7pm dinner. $35.99 includes prime rib dinner; $10 music only.

MUSIC: Enter the Haggis @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. 7 & 10pm. $30.

MUSIC: Saints of Swing @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Jazz brunch. 11am. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: The Ed Palermo Big Band @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The delightfully zany big band swings and rocks into the new year. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

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

COMEDY: First Night of Funny (Uncensored) @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. Featuring Rich Vos, Paul Virzi, Brian Beaudoin, Jim Felter. 8:30pm. $40.

COMEDY: First Night of Funny @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. Featuring Wali Collins, Myq Kaplan, Max Dolcelli, Jaye McBride. 9pm. $40.

MUSIC: Forthlin Road @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 8pm.

COMEDY: New Years Eve Comedy Show & Dinner @ The Upper Room, Albany. Featuring Ray Harrington, James Camacho, Cody Montanye. 8pm dinner; 9:30pm show. $55 dinner & show; $18 show only.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ forged, Hudson Falls. 10pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Big Takeover @ Colony, Woodstock. With Los Thujones. 8pm. $40.

MUSIC: The Berkshire Bach Ensemble @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. The annual Bach at New Year’s program led by Eugene Drucker. 6pm. $42, $68 & $88.

COMEDY: First Night of Funny Uncensored @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Featuring Rich Vos, Paul Virzi, Brian Beaudoin, Jim Felter. 8pm. $40.

MUSIC: Hazeyy @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. 9pm. $5.

COMEDY: First Night of Funny @ Wood Theater, Glens Falls. Featuring Steve Caouette, Vinnie Mark, Tom Briscoe, Pat Dabiere. 8pm. $40.

MUSIC: The Age @ Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs. With DJ Intell Hayesfield. 10pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Rustic Spirit @ NaNola, Malta. 9:30pm.

COMEDY: First Night of Funny @ Proctors, Schenectady. Featuring Wali Collins, Myq Kaplan, Max Dolcelli, Jaye McBride . 8pm. $40.

MUSIC: Funk Evolution @ Rivers Casino’s Van Slyck’s, Schenectady. With Evolution X. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: New York Players @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. Doors open at 8:30pm. $30.

MUSIC: The Eves of Eden @ Eden Cafe, Loudonville. A Brazilian-themed New Years Eve celebration featuring some of Eden fave female entertainers. 6pm. $32 per person includes entertainment and all food and drink.

COMEDY: Vic DiBitetto @ The Funny Bone, Guilderland. 7pm $25-$50; 10pm $50-$60.

COMEDY: New Years Eve Package @ The Comedy Works, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Tom Briscoe, Steve Caouette. 8pm. $299 per couple includes dinner, four-hour open bar, show, more.

MUSIC: Hillbilly Sound Machine @ O’Malley’s Log Grill, South Glens Falls. 8pm.

COMEDY: First Night of Funny @ The Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Featuring Ross Bennett, Eddie Clark, Kevin Bartini, Jennifer McMullen. 8pm. $40.

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…