12/26/14: Today’s Tips: Friday (Boxing Day)
MUSIC: Racquette River Rounders @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Guitarist Danny Gotham and songwriter John Kribs play everything from traditional reels and jigs to Fats Waller, Elvis Presley and their own original music. Their Boxing Day show at Lena’s has become a cherished annual event. 8pm. $18. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out.
THEATER: “Elf: The Broadway Musical” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The comic tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Based on the 2003 film “Elf,” the stage musical features songs by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (Tony nominees for “The Wedding Singer”). 2 & 8pm. $20, $35, $45, $55 & $65.
MUSIC: Seth’s Sauerkraut Revue @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. A mini-festival of regional Americana and honky-tonk performers hosted by “Sauerkraut” Seth Travins and featuring Pete Adams, Tony Kieraldo, Chris Neumann, Lukas Schwartz, Sasha Pearl, Jay “The Velvet Frog” Gerald, Seamus Maynard and Sebastian Douzal. The house band features Travins on guitar, Chops LaConte on bass and Slink Moss on drums. 9pm. $12.
MUSIC: Ace & Luke @ Cafe NOLA, Schenectady. The acoustic duo of Anthony Campoli and Luke Pascurella. 6:30pm.