12/16/12: Today’s Tips: Sunday
MUSIC: “Mountain Snow & Mistletoe” @ The Egg, Albany. A down-home concert of holiday songs and stories with Christopher Shaw and Bridget Ball with the Mountain Snow Orchestra, featuring fiddler John Kirk, guitarist Kevin McKrell and percussionist Brian Melick. 2pm. $24.
DANCE: “The Nutcracker” @ The Egg, Albany. Visions of sugarplums! Choreographed by Madeline Cantarella Culpo, the performance spotlights area dance students alongside the Albany Berkshire Ballet professional company. 2:30 & 6:30pm. $25, $35.50, $37.50.
FILM: “Barrymore” @ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. Academy Award-winner Christopher Plummer stars as John Barrymore, one of the greatest Shakespearian actors of all time in this play by William Luce. With “Backstage with Barrymore,” a making-of documentary. 12noon. $15; students $12.
MUSIC: Malcolm Gets @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Helsinki On Broadway cabaret series continues with the Tony nominated actor-singer, perhaps best known for his featured role on the TV sitcom “Caroline in the City.” 7pm. $20 & $35.
THEATER: “Doctor Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog: A Musical by Joss Whedon.” 2pm. $10. Also 7pm Monday & Tuesday.
OPERA ON FILM: “Un Ballo In Maschera” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The Metropolitan Opera presents Verdi’s take of jealousy and vengeance starring Marcelo Álvarez, Sondra Radvanovsky and Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Conducted by Fabio Luisi. 12:55pm. $25; students $15.
FILM: “A Royal Affair” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. This film by Nikolaj Arcel is the true story of an ordinary man who wins the queen’s heart and starts a revolution – all centered on the intriguing love triangle between the ever more insane Danish King Christian VII (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard), the royal physician Struensee (Mads Mikkelsen) and the young Queen Caroline Mathilda (Alicia Vikander). 6pm. $7; students $5.
MUSIC: ID M Theft Able @ 24 Eagle Street, North Adams. With Crank Sturgeon and Wicked Rot. 7pm. $5.
MUSIC: Albany Pro Musica @ the Carondelet Hospitality Center, Latham. “A Winter Wonderland” is a festive program of inspired seasonal music embracing the secular and sacred aspects of Christmas, including some sing-along carols. 3pm. $25 & $35.