12/21/13: Today’s Tips: Saturday
MUSIC: Moonboot Lover @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. It’s Night Two of “Guthrie/Bell Productions’ Farewell to Valentine’s Old School Blowout Weekend.” With reggae faves Dr. Jah & the Love Prophets and a reunion of Subduing Mara. 9pm. $15.
MUSIC: Chris Webby @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. The rapper’s re-scheduled concert following last week’s snowstorm-induced postponement. With Bizzy Crook, AMJ, Dutch Mxster, Third Eye Visions and DJ Playground. 8pm. $20.
MUSIC/MORE: Kristmess Kook @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. It’s a wild holiday variety show hosted by Musty Chiffon and featuring a dozen A-list performers, including members of Human Sexual Response, the Replacements, the Zulus, Rasputina, Contrapposto, the Double D’s, Mother Fletcher and other bands. 8pm. $15.
MUSIC: Sing Solstice! @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady. It’s the shortest day and the longest night of the year. Join Magpie and Kim & Reggie Harris as they chase away the darkness and celebrate the dawn of the season of light. The Pokingbrook Morris Dancers and special guest Scott Alarick open the evening. 7:30pm. $26; $35 Gold Circle.
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. 2 & 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. 3 & 8pm. $20-$60; $16 students. Through Sunday.
MUSIC: Ed Palermo Big Band @ the Falcon, Marlboro. This ain’t your typical big band, to be sure. Expect to hear a big blast of Frank Zappa music, as the band will be joined by special guest (and Mothers of Invention alum) Napoleon Murphy Brock. 7pm.
MUSIC: Off the Record @ the Backstage Pub & Grill, Schenectady. ’60s Futurist trio. 9pm. FREE.