12/21/14: Today’s Tips: Sunday
MUSIC: “Sing Solstice” @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady. Come laugh, sing and light a taper with Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie in concert to help chase away the darkness on the longest, blackest night of the year. With the Pokingbrook Morris Dancers. 7pm. $26 & $35.
MUSIC: Johnny Rabb & the Tichy Boys @ the Ale House, Troy. A rollickin’ rockin’ Christmas show featuring Rabb’s “Lucky for Christmas,” John Tichy’s classic “Daddy’s Drinkin’ Up Our Christmas” and plenty more. 9pm. $10.
MUSIC: Jewmongous @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Former Rockapella star Sean Altman brings his “Unkosher Comedy Songfest” to the Spa City’s illustrious coffeehouse. With acclaimed NYC comedic author and songstress Cynthia Kaplan. 7pm. $20.
ARTISTS TALK: Colin C. Boyd & Michael Oatman @ Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. The Tang Museum’s Ian Berry moderates a discussion with the two artists in conjunction with their joint exhibition “Abecedarius.” 1pm. FREE.
RADIO: Paul & Ted’s Xmas In Hell @ WEXT, 97.7FM. Paul Rapp and Ted Potrikus take a stroll through the Christmas song garbage dump looking for the worst Christmas songs – ever. Their past “Splatto Festival” Xmas shows on Great Barrington’s WBCR-LP are the stuff of legend. 10pm.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Melodies of Christmas @ Proctors, Schenectady. The annual holiday extravaganza features the Empire State Youth Orchestra and Youth Chorale with Grand Central Station, the McKrells, the Northeast Ballet and Orlando’s School of Dance. Proceeds benefit the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Albany Medical Center. 3pm. $15 & $25.
THEATER: “A Charlie Brown Christmas” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Park Playhouse presents the regional premiere of this classic holiday treasure live on stage with the whole Peanuts gang. Directed by Ashley Simone Kirchner. 3 & 7pm. $20; $10 kids.
THEATER: “The Secret Garden” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Last chance! Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved book comes to life in the Tony Award-winning musical about an orphan girl who transforms a dead and wasted garden into a paradise where hearts can grow and miracles can happen. Directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill. 2pm. $20-$65. Through Sunday, December 21.
THEATER: “A Christmas Carol” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Celebrate the timeless holiday tale with the whole family and revel in the joy and redemptive power of Christmas as told in Charles Dickens’ timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge. 2 & 7pm. $37; $27 children. Through Monday, December 22.
THEATER: “Chasing Charles” @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. A new play by J.J. Buechner about friendship set in Manhattan during the AIDS crisis, directed by Hollie Miller. Part of the Local Actors Guild of Saratoga’s New Play Festival. 7:30pm. $15.
DANCE ON FILM: Bolshoi Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. With choreography by Yuri Grigorovich featuring the Bolshoi principals, soloists and corps de ballet. 12:55pm. $25; $15 students.