12/30/12: Today’s Tips: Sunday
MUSIC: Jo Henley @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Bandleader-Schenectady native Andy Campolieto leads his Boston-based country-roots-rockin’ combo back to the Spa City’s legendary coffeehouse. 7pm. $17.
THEATER: Cirque Dreams Holidaze @ Proctors, Schenectady. Broadway director Neil Goldberg has concocted an extravaganza in which gingerbread men flip mid-air, toy soldiers march on thin wires, snowmen balance, penguins spin, puppets dance and reindeer soar. 2pm. $20, $40, $45 & $50.
OPERA ON FILM: “Aida” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The Metropolitan Opera presents Verdi’s classic drama starring Liudmyla Monastyrska as the enslaved Ethiopian princess caught in a love triangle with the heroic Radamès, sung by Roberto Alagna, and the proud Egyptian princess Amneris, sung by Olga Borodina. Fabio Luisi conducts. 12:55pm. $25; students $15.
FILM: “Celeste” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. A 1981 film written and directed by Percy Adlon that depicts the creative process of Marcel Proust and his relationship with his young French housekeeper, Celeste Albaret. 6pm. $7; students $5.
MUSIC: Gorilla Battle of the Bands @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Featuring the First Born Suns, Rigor Hill, Arc Storm, Wasted With the Lights Off, Autumn’s Last Fall, Glass Skeleton Death March and Twenty Six Pieces. 4:30pm. $10.
FILM: “Smashed” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Spouses Kate (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Charlie (Aaron Paul of “Breaking Bad”) have many things in common, including a love for alcohol. When she decides to clean up her act, they discover the answer to the big question: Can their marriage survive sobriety? Directed by James Ponsoldt. $7; students $5. 3pm.
MUSIC: The Berkshire Bach Ensemble @ Academy of Music, Northampton. Kenneth Cooper conducts Bach’s Brandenburgs #2 and #3, as well as some Handel and Vivaldi. With featured soloists Eugene Drucker and Joseph Silverstein. 3pm.