Weekend Roundup

The holiday season has slammed into high gear, so there’s lots ‘n’ lots of cool stuff going on around town to coax you out of hibernation.

And with the unusually mild temperatures, you don’t have to worry about things like snow emergency alternate side parking, do you?

If you’re shopping, avoid the hassle of the malls – buy art, buy local, buy handmade…

First Friday arts walk @ various locations, Albany (FREE)
Johnny Rabb‘s Christmas Dance @ the Polish American Club, Cohoes
“Melodies of Christmas” featuring the McKrells, Stefon Harris @ Proctors, Schenectady (also Saturday, Sunday)
The Boston Celtics, the Hoborchestra, Littlefoot triple CD release party @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany
Driftwood, Whoa Nelly @ the Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady (FREE)
Symphonic Winds, the Opus Zero Band @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, Mass. (FREE)
Fiery Furnaces @ Bard College Campus Center, Annandale-On-Hudson
Jim Breuer @ The Egg, Albany
The Danny Kalb Trio @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
Max Creek, the McLovins @ Revolution Hall, Troy
3 @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock
Chunky Move‘s “Glow” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy

Hudson Winter Walk @ Warren Street, Hudson (FREE)
The Neighborhoods, John Powhida International Airport, the Charlie Watts Riots @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany
Alta Mira CD release party with Railbird, Matt Durfee, Matthew Loiacono @ Revolution Hall, Troy
Josh Ritter @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy
“World Music Extravaganza” featuring Ramblin Jug Stompers, more @ Savoica Lounge, Hudson (FREE)
Arlo Guthrie @ Shakespeare & Company‘s Founders Theatre, Lenox, Mass.
Bill Kirchen & John Tichy‘s “Honky Tonk Holiday” @ The Linda, Albany
John Prine, Iris DeMent @ the Calvin Theatre, Northampton, Mass. (SOLD OUT)
the subdudes @ The Egg, Albany
Screening of “Captured” with My Survival Kit, Armfee, Black Tie Operation @ Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy UPDATE: Due to a scheduling snafu no bands are playing; just the film
The Ameros, Nixon’s Spirit, D.E.A.D. Stuff, the Rejects, more @ Bogie’s, Albany
Rough Francis with Short Dark Strangers, Peace Creeps @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany
All Time Low with We the Kings, Hey Monday, the Friday Night Boys @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park (SOLD OUT)

Troy Victorian Stroll @ various locations, Troy (FREE)
Chocolate Expo & Holiday Gift Market @ New York State Museum, Albany (FREE)
The Sippy Cups @ The Egg, Albany (FREE)
Kim Simmonds @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
Over the Rhine, Vienna Teng @ The Egg, Albany
God’s Trombones, Voices of Unity @ MCLA Church Street Center, North Adams, Mass.

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