12/15/17: Today’s Top Tips: Friday
MUSIC: The Gibson Brothers @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Eric & Leigh Gibson, their award-winning bluegrass band and friends play their annual North Country Christmas Show. 7:30pm. $30; VIP $75.
MUSIC: The Mountain Snow Orchestra @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. Kevin McKrell, John Kirk and Brian Melick have been bringing Christmas cheer to audiences for years as the “orchestra” for the annual Mountain Snow & Mistletoe Show, and now they’re back as headliners. With the McKrells. 8pm. $28.
MUSIC: The Chaser Band Reunion @ River Street Pub, Troy. Yes, it’s reunion time with a one-night-only gathering of all original members – Rod Choppy (guitar), Mark Larose (drum, guitar), Mike Powers (bass), Bobby Zampino (keyboards) and Chris Busone (guitar, vocals). 8pm.
MUSIC: Valerie June @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. The Memphis-based Americana singer-songwriter plays a solo show in support of her acclaimed 2017 album, The Order of Time. 8pm. $35 & $55. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…
ART/MUSIC: “Albany Rocks: The Works of Amy Modesti” @ Eden Cafe, Loudonville. It’s the opening reception for the photographer and occasional Nippertown contributor, who is serving up an exhibit of her concert and club photography. With music by Randall Mauger, Keller & McGowan, John Cehowski, Jim Billings and more. 7:30-9:30pm. The exhibit runs through Friday, November 29.
THEATER: “She Loves Me” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. The romantic musical is a Broadway classic with six Tony nominations garnered by its recent NYC revival. Directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, the show features a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock. 8pm. Through Sunday, December 24. GO HERE to read review…
MUSIC: The Decoda Ensemble @ Bethesda Episcopal Church, Saratoga Springs. Sponsored by SPAC, the culmination of a week-long songwriting workshop at the Saratoga Independent School is a concert with the students featuring a new collaboratively composed song and Wynton Marsalis’ “A Fiddler’s Tale Suite.” 7pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Melodies of Christmas @ Proctors, Schenectady. Featuring the Empire State Youth Orchestra and Youth Chorale with special guests the Joey Thomas Big Band, Northeast Ballet and Orlando’s School of Dance. 7pm. $25 & $15. Through Sunday.
BURLESQUE: Pop Culture Provocateurs Burlesque Revue @ The Fuze Box, Albany. Scooter Pie hosts the evening’s festivities featuring Persephone Pomme, Immodesty Rose, Lady Mabuhay, Noelle Reign, Teasy Roosevelt and Lillian Bustle Burlesque. 9pm. $12.
THEATER: “A Christmas Carol” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Celebrate a timeless holiday tradition with the community production for the whole family. 7pm. $38; age 16 & under $28. Through Friday, December 22.
MUSIC/PARTICIPATORY DANCE: Albany Shindig! @ First Congregational Church, Albany. The hybrid
concert-community dance series continues with a Winter Solstice Celebration featuring Colin McCoy & Alan Thomson. 7pm.
THEATER: “American Soup” @ the National Museum of Dance, Saratoga Springs. Andy Warhol is back in Mary Jane Hansen’s a theatrical celebration of pop culture and the landmarks of history on the evolution of the American spirit, set to iconic music from the last 50 years. 7:30pm. $25; students $15. Through Saturday, December 23.
GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…
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