12/14/18: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

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MUSIC: Donna the Buffalo @ the Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Led by Jeb Puryear (vocals, electric guitar) and Tara Nevins (vocals, fiddle, guitar, accordion, washboard), Donna the Buffalo is one of the most dynamic and determined Americana bands on today’s scene, continuously touring since 1989. With Olivia Quillio. 8pm. $27 & $32.

MUSIC: Mountain Snow Orchestra @ The Egg, Albany. Kevin McKrell, John Kirk and Brian Melick serve up a homespun holiday show with special guest Trish Miller. 8pm. $25.

EVENT/FUNDRAISER: Youth FX’s 10th Anniversary Celebration @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. Food, drinks, special screenings of new work by young filmmakers and music by DJ Trumaster and DJ Intell Hayesfield. Proceeds will support free programming for hundreds of young people each year. 7pm. $75, $125 & $250; 35 years old and under $35.

MUSIC: The Reverberators @ Valatie Bar & Grill, Valatie. Will they play their classic “Christmas in Albany”? 8pm.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: WinterWonderGrass @ Stratton Mountain Resort, Stratton. Day One of the three-day fest features Lindsay Lou, the Ghost of Paul Revere, Jeff Austin Band, The Infamous Stringdusters, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Saints & Liars, more. 1:45pm. $69. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Ana Egge @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter rolls into Saratoga Springs in support of her new album, White Tiger. 8pm. $22.

MUSIC: Felicia Collins’ Dance, MF, Dance! @ the Upper Room, Albany. Former David Letterman Band guitarist. 9pm. $20.

MUSIC: Jewel’s Handmade Holiday Tour @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The multi-platinum singer-songwriter is bringing along her family members Atz, Atz Lee and Nikos Kilcher to help celebrate the holidays. 8pm. $39.50, $49.50, $59.50, $69.50 & $89.50.

MUSIC: Sammy Miller & The Congregation @ Colony, Woodstock. Grammy nominated drummer (on Joey Alexander’s My Favorite Things for Best Instrumental Jazz Album) Sammy Miller has become known for his relentless focus on making music that feels good as a drummer, singer and bandleader. 8pm. $15.

THEATER: Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Director Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill invites you to spend the holiday season with your favorite “Pride and Prejudice” characters, as they gather at Pemberley, the stately home of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy. 8pm. $22-$65. Through Sunday, December 23. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Scott Sharrard @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The Gregg Allman Band guitarist and music director. With Adam Masterson. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: High Season @ the Falcon Underground, Marlboro. Jack Petruzzelli, founding member of the Fab Faux plays pop, blues, surf and more with Cameron Greider and Adam Bernstein. With Rootbrew. 8pm.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Melodies of Christmas @ Proctors, Schenectady. Featuring Professor Louie & The Crowmatix, Grand Central Station, Empire State Youth Orchestra & Youth Chorale, the Northeast Ballet and Orlando’s School of Dance. 7pm. $25 & $30. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Kiddbased Beats @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Hippie Grizzly and Shedboyz. 8pm.

MUSIC: Raw Land Family Jam @ the Low Beat, Albany. 6pm.

THEATER: A Christmas Carol @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. A new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ immortal classic directed by Brian Sheldon and Melanie Douglas. 8pm. $18; under age 18 $10. Through Sunday, December 16. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Triskele @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. Holiday show. 7pm.

THEATER: A Christmas Carol @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Charles Dickens’ timeless holiday classic celebrates the joy and redemptive power of Christmas. 7pm. $39; children age 16 & under $29. Through Saturday, December 22.

MUSIC: Reelin’ in the Years @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Steely Dan tribute band. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Neil ‘n Chris @ the Cock ‘n Bull, Galway. 7pm.

THEATER: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever @ Proctors’ The Addy, Schenectady. Adapted from the best-selling Young Adult book, this comedy tells the tale of a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant with a cast that includes the Herdman kids – probably the most inventively awful kids in history. 7pm. $20; students/seniors $18. Through Sunday.

ICE SHOW: Disney On Ice’s 100 Years of Magic @ Times Union Center, Albany. A cast of more than 50 of Disney’s unforgettable characters, including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, many Disney princesses and “Frozen” characters Anna, Elsa, and Olaf. 7pm. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Goblet @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. A night of headbangin’ metal. With Motor Lord and Ghost Walker. 8:30pm. $7.

MUSIC: Swimmer @ Parish Public House, Albany. The Burlington-based band calls their music “rotten roll.” 9pm.

MUSIC: Reverend Ronald Grant @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. An evening of sacred seasonal jazz. 8pm. FREE.

THEATER: Scrooge in Rouge: An English Music Hall Christmas Carol @ The Linda, Albany. Confetti Stage presents Ricky Graham’s bawdy holiday comedy. 7:30pm. $15; students $10. Also at 7:30pm Saturday.

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