12/15/18: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday
MUSIC: “Xmas Strings” @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. An acoustic holiday show featuring Michale Graves (formerly of The Misfits), Bad Mothers, Ike’s Wasted World, The Tradition. 3pm. $5 with $5 with non-perishable food donation.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: WinterWonderGrass @ Stratton Mountain Resort, Stratton. Day Two of the three-day fest features Upstate, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Fruition, Keller & The Keels, Grant Farm, the Kitchen Dwellers, Jon Stickly Trio, Jeff Austin Band, more. 1:45pm. $89. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Tony Trischka @ PS21, Chatham. Banjo master Tony Trischka and his band of extraordinary musicians put a warm spin on their highly textural and diverse holiday concert, “Of a Winter’s Night.” 7pm. $30; students $10.
MUSIC: Albany Symphony Orchestra @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Conductor David Alan Miller (who earned a Grammy nomination last week) leads the orchestra through Viennese Classics, featuring selections by Strauss, Bruckner and a world premiere by Benjamin Wallace. 7:30pm. Also at 3pm Sunday.
EVENT: Northampton Record Fair @ The Deuce, Northampton. Local and regional record dealers, from New York to Maine, are bringing out thousands of vinyl records and CDs for your digging pleasure. 35 tables of records and CDs. FREE admission 11am-5pm; $5 early bird admission at 9am.
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: Jocelyn & Chris Arndt @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. The sibling rockers and their band offer a sneak preview of their upcoming album, The Fun in the Fight, due for release in February. With Sly Fox & The Hustlers and El Modernist. 8pm. $15.
MUSIC: Emo Xmas Party @ Savoy Taproom, Albany. Featuring Terry Connell & Carl Daniels (of Summer Legs). 3pm.
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. 3 & 8pm. $22-$65. Through Sunday, December 23. GO HERE to read review…
MUSIC: Bernard Purdie & Friends @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The master drummer played on so many of Aretha Franklin’s hits, from “R.E.S.P.E.C.T.” to “Natural Woman” to the classic “Rock Steady.” Tonight he leads a tribute to the Queen of Soul. 8pm. Donations encouraged.
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: Holidelic @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, producer, actor and dancer Everett Bradley leads his annual holiday-funk spectacular – part dance party, part funk concert, part comedy show. 9pm. $25. Also at 8pm 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. 11am, 3 & 7pm. Through Sunday.
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. 2 & 7pm. $20; students/seniors $18. Through Sunday.
THEATER: A Christmas Carol @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Charles Dickens’ timeless holiday classic celebrates the joy and redemptive power of Christmas. 2 & 7pm. $39; children age 16 & under $29. Through Saturday, December 22.
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.
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