12/21/12: Today’s Tips: Friday

The Apocamix by eclecticmethod

OK, yesterday was the longest day of the year. And today marks the end of the world. Now let’s carry on…

MUSIC: The Figgs @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Yes, they’re back for their annual holiday rave-up. And they’re celebrating their new 25-song anthology CD. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: Gunther Weezul @ Trick Shots Billiards, Clifton Park. CD release party for Join Us. With Built for Battle, Seven Year Silence and Vessels. 8pm. $8.

MUSIC: Conehead Buddha @ the Bayou Cafe, Albany. It’s an End of the World Party. With John & Brittany. 9:30pm. $10.

MUSIC: Holiday Folk Show @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. It’s Nippertown’s only “Candlemas-Hanukkah-Ramadan-Solstice-Christmas-Kwanzaa-New Year-Boxing Day-Epiphany Event” featuring the husband-and-wife triple-header of John Kirk & Trish Miller, Linda Schrade & David Kiphuth and Addie Murray & Olin Boyle. 8pm. $15 in advance; $17 at the door; children under 13 $7.50. Also at 8pm on Saturday.

ARTS WALK: Art Night Schenectady @ various locations, Schenectady. Visual art, music, fun, food, shopping and more… 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Erotics @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. It’s the annual Nightmare Before X-Mas Show. With Long Island’s Midnight Mob as well as the Blisterz, Mordwolf and – yes, they’re back – Blackcat Elliot. 8pm.

MUSIC: Everett Bradley’s Holidelic: Snowglobe @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. It’s the return of the holiday funktacular – direct from Joe’s Pub in NYC. 9pm. $18.

MUSIC: Seth & the Moody Melix @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theatre, Saratoga Springs. Children’s holiday concert. 6:30pm. $10; ages 12 and under $5.

MUSIC: Terri Roben & Linda Hartman @ Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. 8pm. FREE; donations accepted.

MUSIC: The Audiostars @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. It’s Fan Appreciation Night. 9pm. FREE.

FILM: “Ninotchka” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Written by Billy Wilder and directed by Ernst Lubitsch, this 1939 classic stars Greta Garbo and Melvyn Douglas. 5:45pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: Fear of Flying @ the Bayou Cafe, Glenville. Nippertown’s premier powerhouse prog-rockers make an oh-so-rare live appearance. 9:30pm.

MUSIC: Solid Smoke @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 10pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes & Blaze @ Gaffney’s, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. FREE.

FILM: “The Lady Vanishes” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. From 1938, it’s Alfred Hitchcock’s most quick-witted and devilish comic thriller. 8pm. $7; students $5.

MUSIC: The Terry Gordon Quartet @ 9 Maple Avenue, Saraoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: Smittix @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With the Unknown. 9pm.

FILM: “It’s a Wonderful Life” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. On the big screen… 7pm. $5; children $3.

MUSIC: Walter Wright & Al Margolis @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. An evening of improvised, electro-acoustic music with Al Margolis (electronics, objects) and Walter Wright (electronics, percussion). Two solo sets and a duo. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: West Point Jazz Knights @ The Linda, Albany. 7pm. FREE. UPDATE: Standing room only.

MUSIC: Manhattan Project @ Red Square, Albany. With Convolved. 9pm. $11.

MUSIC: Jay Collins & the Kings County Band @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: The Jeanne O’Connor Trio @ Grappa ’72, Albany. 6:30pm.

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