12/31/18: Today’s Top Tips: Monday (New Year’s Eve)
FESTIVAL/MUSIC/MORE: First Night Saratoga @ various locations, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Professor Louie & The Crowmatix, Sydney Worthley, Sawyer Fredericks, the Georgie Wonder Orchestra, Sirsy, Ramblin Jug Stompers, Bovine Social Club, the Lied To’s, Mike Campese, Mountain Mayhem, Big Fez & the Surfmatics, Flame and lots more. 6pm. $20; kids 12 & under FREE.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC/MORE: First Night Bethlehem @ various locations, Delmar. Featuring Three Quarter North, the Nisky Dixie Cats, Wide Awake, Bad Jazz, Playin’ With Fire Band, Red Dirt Highway, Jim Snack, Aaron Davis, Andy the Music Man, more. 6:30pm. $15; kids ages 12-18 $5; kids under 12 FREE.
BURLESQUE: Roxxi Tart’s 1920’s Burlesque Revue @ the Hudson Harbor Steak & Seafood House, Albany. Enjoy a night of fun-filled, hi-jinx-infused hot burlesque from the golden age of jazz. 9pm. $60 includes buffet and champagne toast.
MUSIC: The Ed Palermo Big Band @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The world’s zaniest big band presents “The Eddys” with guest host Napoleon Murphy Brock. With Ted Kooshian’s Standard Orbit Quartet. 9pm. Donations encouraged.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: WGXC New Year’s Eve Benefit Bash @ the Half Moon, Hudson. The sixth annual benefit bash for community radio station WGXC kicks off with karaoke at 8pm, then high-energy funky old-school-ish dance band Blueberry at 10pm, followed by DJ Var at 12midnight. Sliding scale $10-$20.
MUSIC: First Night Oneonta @ the Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Featuring Alex Torres y Su Orquesta, Doreen & the Soul Survivors, Mike the Juggler, Cosmic Karma Fire, Jillian’s Dance Arts, Brian Miller Magic, Stanley Wade School of Dance, Donna Decker Ballet, Hill City Ice Queen & Friends, Elite Dance Academy, Pam West-Finkle, Harmony Martial Arts and lots more. Fireworks at 10pm. 5pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Berkshire Bach Society @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. The Bach at New Year’s celebration featuring Berkshire Bach Ensemble Director Eugene Drucker, founder of the Emerson String Quartet and a program of two Brandenburgs plus more festive concerti with “wind power” by Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, Telemann and Corelli. 6pm. $42-$88.
COMEDY: New Year’s Eve Celebration @ Comedy Works, Saratoga Springs: Two comedians TBA. 8pm. $299 per couple includes dinner, four-hour open bar, comedy show, more. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…
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