12/11/10: Today’s Tips: Saturday
FILM/DISCUSSION: “Saint Misbehavin’: The Wavy Gravy Movie” @ Upstate Films, Woodstock. A look behind the make-up of the clown prince of the ’69 Woodstock festival (and the namesake of the popular Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor). There will be a Q&A discussion with Wavy Gravy and film director Michelle Esrick following the screening. 4pm. $15.
MUSIC: Williams Handbell Choir @ Williams College’s Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown. The six-member student handbell choir rings in a performance of music both old (Thomas Tallis) and new (Lady Gaga). 3pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Nowell Sing We Clear @ St. John’s Lutheran Church, Altamont. It’s time once again for the annual “Pageant of Mid-Winter Carols” from John Roberts, Tony Barrand, Fred Breunig and Andy Davis, presented by the folks from Old Songs. 3pm. $20; children $5.
COMEDY: Those Two Guys @ The Linda, Albany. Dave Cox and Pat Ferri fuse vaudeville and slapstick comedy with wild stunts in “Comedy for the New Depression.” Hosted by comedian Greg Aidala. 7pm. $20; students $15; children $12.
MUSIC: emma’s revolution @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady. The folk duo of Pat Humphries and Sandy O sing songs imbued with hope, warmth and the power of social change. 7:30pm. $20 in advance; $22 at the door.
MUSIC: “Mountain Snow and Mistletoe” @ The Egg, Albany. The husband-and-wife team of Christopher Shaw and Bridget Ball lead the Capital Region’s long-running holiday celebration of songs and stories and some zany antics from Kevin McKrell and Brian Melick, too. 8pm. $24. (Also at 2pm on Sunday)
MUSIC: Kid Koala’s “Space Cadet” @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Turntablist Kid Koala offers a sneak peek of his work-in-progress based on his newest graphic novel. The performance involves ceiling projections and an entire audience wearing headphones. 4 & 8pm. $13.
HOLIDAY FESTIVAL: 4th Annual Winter Wonderlark @ Lark Street, Albany. Pottery Smashing Event at El Loco, a Gingerbread Funshop at Upstate Artists, Ornament Workshop @ The Albany Art Room and, of course, the 5th Annual Santa Speedo Sprint, plus much more. Noon-5pm.
FILM: “Freeing Sylvia Baraldini” @ THe Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. A documentary on the life of the former political prisoner who was arrested by the FBI in 1982 and sentenced to 43 years in prison. A Q&A with filmmakers Margo Pelletier and Lisa Thomas will follow the screening.
MUSIC: Ian Carlton’s Rock & Roll Party @ the Ale House, Troy. It’s an all-star parade of roots-rockin’ featuring Tommy Love, Graham Tichy, Johnny Rabb, John Tichy, Scotty Mac and, of course, members of Rocky Velvet and Knyghts of Fuzz. 8pm.
THEATER: “Legally Blonde” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The 2001 movie starring Reese Witherspoon as the underestimated Elle Woods is transformed into a stage musical with music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin. One night only. 7:30pm. $28, $42, $52.
MUSIC: The Figgs @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. It’s a holiday homecoming show for the Spa City’s fave post-punk power-popsters as the celebrate the tenth anniversary of “Sucking in Stereo” by performing the album in its entirety. And much more, too. 9pm. $10.
MUSIC: The Joey Thomas Big Band @ The Egg, Albany. It’s “Christmas, Sinatra Style” as the Joey Thomas Big Band is joined by vocalists Bob Father and Mia Scirocco for a program of vintage songs of the season. 2pm. $35; seniors, veterans, students $31.50.
MUSIC: The Minivans @ Club Helsinki Hudson, Hudson. It’s a triple-bill evening of rockabilly, honky-tonk and rhythm & blues, also featuring Chops & Sauerkraut and J.P. Harris & the Tough Choices. 9pm. $12.
MUSIC: Wholesale Klezmer Band @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. They’re back for their annual Hannukkah celebration performing music and comedy in Yiddish and Ashkenazic Hebrew. 8pm. $16 in advance; $18 at the door.
MUSIC: “Capital Underground Live” @ Washington Avenue Armory, Albany. Featuring Bulletproof Messenger, Nidus, Cletus, the Garden Variety, Heroes and Martyrs, the Dirty Stayouts, Letchworth, Prospect Exit, Fort Rooster and the Museum Guards. That’s right – 10 bands. 2pm. $13.75.