12/11/10: Today’s Tips: Saturday

MUSIC: Enter the Haggis @ Jillian’s, Albany. The Canadian Celtic rockers return. With Adam Ezra. 9:30pm. $17 in advance; $20 at the door.

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: Cute Is What We Aim For @ Pearl Street, Northampton. With Gone By Daylight, Phone Calls From Home, Arrows Over Athens and Nine-30. 7pm. $12 in advance; $14 at the door.

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: Andy Cooney @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The Irish American Heritage Museum presents Andy Cooney’s “A Classic Irish Christmas” concert. 7:30pm. $29, $34.

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.

OPEN HOUSE: Holiday Open House @ Thistle Hill Weavers, Cherry Valley. Tours of the textile mill and holiday shopping. Read our preview here. 9am-4pm. FREE.

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.

OPEN HOUSE: Holiday Open House @ Thistle Hill Weavers, Cherry Valley. Tours of the textile mill and holiday shopping. Read our preview here. FREE.

COMEDY/MUSIC: Fifth Annual Holiday Train Wreck @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. With Gilles Malkine and Mikhail Horowitz. 8pm. $20.

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