12/31/12: Today’s Tips: Monday (New Year’s Eve)
FESTIVAL: First Night Saratoga @ various locations, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Ramblin Jug Stompers, Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys, Holly & Evan, the Tartan Terrors, Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra, the Lee Shaw Trio, Good for Her, Professor Louie & the Crowmatix, the Wheelbarrow Boys, Red Haired Strangers and lots more. 6pm. $15 for admission to all events.
MUSIC: The Assortment of Crayons (12midnight) @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With the Greys (11pm); Dynamite Pleasure Chair (10pm); Mime Choir (9pm). Free draft from 8-9pm; Champagne at 12midnight.
BURLESQUE: Burlesque Paradiso 1920’s Revue @ Ristorante Paradiso, Albany. Miss Roxxie Tart hosts the repeal-of-prohibition-themed bash. Buffet at 9pm; show at 10pm; Champagne toast at 12midnight. $33.
MUSIC: The Berkshire Bach Ensemble @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. Kenneth Cooper conducts Bach’s Brandenburgs #2 and #3, as well as some Handel and Vivaldi. With featured soloists Eugene Drucker and Joseph Silverstein. 6pm.
MUSIC: The Connor Kennedy Band @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. With Amy Helm, Simi Stone, Lindsey Webster, Patrick Carlin and other special guests. 10pm. DJ dance party at 1am. $25 (includes a Champagne toast at 12midnight).