12/27/14: Today’s Tips: Saturday
MUSIC: John Pizzarelli & Jane Monheit @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. A music celebration of the season featuring two of the most gifted of the younger generation interpreters of the Great American Songbook, performing as a captivating vocal duo. 8pm. $25, $60, $80 & $100.
COMEDY: “Comedy’s Best Kept Secret Tour” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Comedians Dan Frigolette, Matt Richards, Erik Anker, Stone & Stone and Vladimir Caamano with special guests Ethan Ullman and Sam Gorenstein. 8pm. $15.
MUSIC: “The Ghost of Hardcore Past” @ Pauly’s Hotel and the Low Beat, Albany. The headbangin’ tradition continues as Local 518 bands pay tribute to the pioneers – After the Fall does the Offspring; Long Legs does X Ray Spex; Sugar Eater does the Ramones; the Mysteios do Elvis Costello & the Attractions; Boxer Brown does the Buzzcocks, etc. 6pm.
MUSIC: The Weight @ Levon Helm’s Barn, Woodstock. A pre-New Year’s Eve show celebrating the timeless music of the Band with Jim Weider, Randy Ciarlante, Marty Grebb, Byron Isaacs and Brian Mitchell. 8pm. $45 & $60. UPDATE: This show is officially sold out…
MUSIC: Bruce Katz Band @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The keyboardist and three-time Blues Music Award nominee Bruce Katz bring his organ-drenched blues-rock band – also featuring guitarist Chris Vitorello and drummer Ralph Rosen to Club Helsinki in support of his new CD Homecoming. 9pm. $20.
MUSIC: Guy Davis @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. A master of transporting his audience to a creaking front porch, Davis stomps his way through songs ranging from soulful and moaning blues classics to playful and bouncy folk. Opener Suitcase Junket is a one-of-a-kind beautiful one-man-band. 8pm. $24. UPDATE: This show is 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, $25, $45, $55, $65 & $75.
MUSIC: The Arch Stanton Quartet @ 9 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs. The band – guitarist Roger Noyes, trumpeter Terry Gordon, bassist Chris Macchia and drummer Steven Partyka – was named to J Hunter’s list of Top 10 Concerts of the Year. 9pm.
MUSIC: Oakes & Smith @ the Whitney Center for the Arts, Pittsfield. The Berkshire-based folk duo celebrates the warmth and spirit of the holiday season. Joining the duo will be pianist Zack Cross and guitarist Justin Hillman. 7:30pm. $15.
MUSIC: Rich Vinette Quartet @ the Tavern at the Williams Inn, Williamstown. Jazz and more… 8pm.
TELEVISION ON FILM: “Downton Abbey” @ the Crandall Theatre, Chatham. It’s a sneak preview screening of the first episode of season five of “Downton Abbey,” which won’t be broadcast until Sunday, January 4. 4pm. FREE; reservations available by contacting WMHT at 518-880-3400 or email@example.com.