12/18/15: Today’s Top Tips: Friday
MUSIC: “Be the Light: Songs for the Christmas Season” @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. Featuring the Jamcrackers, the folk trio of Peggy Lynn, Dan Berggren and Dan Duggan. 8pm. $20; $5 for children 12 and under.
MUSIC: Hot Cousin @ the Low Beat, Albany. It’s “Hot Cousin: The Rock Awakens – Star Wars Happy Hour Birthday Bash” – a very special “Star Wars”-themed celebration. And it’s band bassist Charlie Monroe’s birthday, too. With birthday cupcakes and a “Star Wars” costume contest. 6pm. GO HERE to win FREE tickets…
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Melodies of Christmas @ Proctors, Schenectady. The Capital Region’s annual holiday extravaganza featuring the Empire State Youth Orchestra and Youth Chorale with special guests Grand Central Station, Marquise Productions and the Northeast Ballet. 7pm. $15 & $25. Through Sunday.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: The Sounding Joy 2015 @ Levon Helm Studio, Woodstock. Elizabeth Mitchell helms an all-star benefit holiday concert for Maddie’s Mark featuring Christmas songs from the Ruth Crawford Seeger songbook. Featuring Kate Pierson, Low, Marco Benevento, Cindy Cashdollar, Gail Ann Dorsey, Amy Helm, Connor Kennedy and more. 8pm. $35 & $60.
THEATER: “A Christmas Story: The Musical” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. The modern holiday classic about nine-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle – now with music and songs. 8pm. $20-$55. Through Sunday, December 27.
THEATER: “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)” @ The Linda, Albany. Confetti Stage presents Michael Carleton, James FitzGerald and John K. Alvarez’s madcap romp through the tales of the holiday season. Directed by Barbara Davis-Dickman. 7:30pm. $15.
THEATER: “A Christmas Carol” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. It’s Berkshire Theatre Group’s 10th annual community production of the Charles Dickens classic co-directed by Eric Hill and Travis G. Daly. 7pm. $37; $27 age 16 & under. Through Tuesday, December 22. GO HERE for more info…
THEATER: “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Directed by John Trainor, the Circle Theatre Players present Neil Simon’s comedy about Barney Cashman, a 47-year-old faithful husband who tries to keep the 1960’s sexual revolution from passing him by. 8pm. $18; $10 under age 18. Through Sunday, December 20.