12/20/13: Today’s Tips: Friday
MUSIC: African Children’s Choir @ Proctors, Schenectady. A special holiday performance featuring traditional spirituals, gospel favorites and well-loved children’s songs, traditional spirituals and gospel favorites. 7pm. $30.
MUSIC: Holiday Folk Show @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Featuring the all-star gathhering of John Kirk & Trish Miller, David Kiphuth and Addie & Olin – Unleashed. 8pm. $20 in advance; $22 at the door. Also 8pm at Saturday.
MUSIC/THEATER: “Christmas With the Rat Pack: Live at the Sands” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Have a cool yule and ring-a-ding-ding in the holiday season with this Vegas-styled tribute to the music of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin. 8pm. $20, $35, $45, $55 & $65. Through Sunday.
THEATER: “A Christmas Carol” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Michael Bush directs Broadway and Cap Rep fave Kevin McGuire star in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in Patrick Barlow’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic, at once funny and poignant. 8pm. $20-$60; $16 students. Through December 22.
COMEDY: The Coffee & Comedy Show @ the Hudson River Coffee House, Albany. Hosted by Vernon Payne, the end-of-the-year laugh-fest will also feature Terrence Green, Shawn Gillie, Michael Gregg, Lee Stevens and Bobby Masi. 8:30pm. $5.
MUSIC: Rhett Tyler & Early Warning @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. The blues guitarslinger & his band will be opening for B.B. King at the Palace in the spring, but you can catch an intimate performance at the Van Dyck tonight. 8pm. $14.
MUSIC: Mark Soskin Trio featuring drummer Steve Smith @ the Falcon, Marlboro. With Gus Mancini, the Sultan of Sonic Soul. 7pm.