12/22/18: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday
PARTICIPATORY MUSIC: Unsilent Night @ Warren Street, Hudson. Composer Phil Kline leads his “mobile sound sculpture” featuring an expansive chorus of boomboxes. Bring a boombox or smartphone with external speakers and gather at WGXC’s Hudson Studio (369 Warren Street) inside the First Presbyterian Church to join the parade through Hudson’s lesser traveled alleys and enclaves, and come away with a new experience of the city’s historic streetscape. 6:30pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Frank Vignola Hot Jazz Guitar Trio @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Jaw-dropping. No exageration. It’s not just their incendiary playing, it’s the way they laugh while they do it. It’s the way they wink at the audience and break out a little soft shoe shuffle while they play the sweetest, hottest jazz you’ll ever hear. Phenomenal entertainers; superb human beings. 8pm.
MUSIC: Ghosts of Hardcore Past @ the Low Beat and Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. The dual-venue celebration features Mystery Girl/Abyssmals, Girth Control, Panzram, YBOD, Dirt Church, Boxer Brown, After the Fall, B4BBQ, The Jagaloons, Persephone Pomme, more. Punk flea market at 7pm; music at $8. $10.
MUSIC: Ollabelle @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. Vocalists Fiona McBain and Amy Helm lead the reunion of the band taking early American gospel, folk and mountain music and dragging it into the future with the utmost respect and the utmost abandon. 8pm. $45 & $75.
MUSIC: The Bluebillies Old-Time Christmas Revue @ the Strand Theatre, Hudson Falls. The Bluebillies perform some of your favorite holiday classics, as well as some lesser known but fun and eclectic Christmas tunes, in their unique old-timey American style. With the Atkinson Family Bluegrass Band, Brain Medicine’s Clinton Hoffman, Elvis tribute artist Kevin Harder and Sax-O-Claus. 7pm. $12; $10 seniors; $5 students.
COMEDY: Comedy Christmas Spectacular @ Proctors’ Underground, Schenectady. With headliner Dan Frigolette in support of his debut comedy album, Naked and Amused: Comedy at a Nudist Colony. 7:30 & 9:30pm. $15.
MUSIC: Sweetback Sisters Country Christmas Sing-Along Spectacular! @ Academy of Music, Northampton. Kids show at 3pm ($10); 7pm ($12-$20).
MUSIC/RADIO ON STAGE: John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey: “Radio Deluxe” Live @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. Renowned jazz musicians John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey will record their syndicated American-songbook radio program, “Radio Deluxe,” live. Featuring special guests Maucha Adnet and Duduka Da Fonseca. 8pm. $35, $70, $95 & $110.
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…
THEATER: A Christmas Carol @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Last chance! Charles Dickens’ timeless holiday classic celebrates the joy and redemptive power of Christmas. 2 & 7pm. $39; children age 16 & under $29.
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