12/17/13: Today’s Tips: Tuesday

THEATER: “A Christmas Carol” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Michael Bush directs Broadway and Cap Rep fave Kevin McGuire star in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in Patrick Barlow’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic, at once funny and poignant. 7:30pm. $20-$60; $16 students. Through December 22.

FILM: “Make the Yuletide Gay” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Olaf Gunnunderson is out-and-proud at college, but every time he goes home for the holidays he has to crawl back into the closet. This Christmas he keeps it together as his quirky, Midwestern parents try to set him up with his high school sweetheart Abby. Things are “normal” until Gunn’s boyfriend Nathan shows up unannounced. Will Gunn come out before the truth does? With an Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest. 7pm. $5.

MUSIC: MVP Free Noontime Organ Concert @ Proctors, Schenectady. Greg Klingler, Al Moser and Ed Goodemote play Goldie, the Mighty Wurlitzer. 12noon. FREE.

MUSIC: The Brian Patneaude Duo @ Speakeasy 518, Albany. 9pm. FREE.

SPOKEN WORD: Nitty Gritty Poetry Slam @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm open mic; 8pm slam. $5; $3 students.

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