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.

MUSIC: The Kennedys @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The husband-and-wife team of Pete & Maura Kennedy bring their ever-evolving alt-folk-rock, country twang and psych-pop back to town. 8pm. $18.

MUSIC: Miller & the Other Sinners @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. Capital Region Blues Networks’ holiday party. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Coal Palace Kings @ Chatham Brewing, Chatham. 8pm.

MUSIC: Pink Talking Fish @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Annie in the Water. 9:30pm. $20.

MUSIC: Sawyer Fredericks @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. The teenage folk-blues singer-songwriter won Season 8 of NBC-TV’s “The Voice.” With Sydney Worthley.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: “Thy Toys Be Done” @ Chrome, Waterford. Featuring Thy Will Be Done, Goblet, Incontinence, Straight Through Sanity, Of Moirai and Last Pharoah. 6pm. $10 plus a new toy; or $20.

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: Sun Natives @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Jessica Rabbit Syndrome and Rechorduroys. 8pm.

MUSIC: Hot Cousin @ the Low Beat, Albany. Happy hour. 6pm.

MUSIC: Broadside @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Virginia pop-punks. 8:30pm. $14.

MUSIC: The Lustre Kings @ Saratoga Savoy, Saratoga Springs. The Diamond Dance. 7:30pm.

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: Mary Scholz @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. The LA singer-songwriter is joined by guitarist Zachary Ross. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Hartley’s Encore @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 9pm. 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.

MUSIC: The Dave Fisk Trio @ Speakeasy 518, Albany. The tenor saxman is joined by bassist Pete Toigo and vibraphonist Michael Benedict. 9pm.

MUSIC: 2Blue @ S&S Farm Brewery, Nassau. 6pm. FREE.

COMEDY: Mark Normand @ the Funny Bone, Guilderland. 7:30 & 10pm. $15.

MUSIC: Mendelssohn Club @ The Egg, Albany. The men’s chorus is joined by the Tamarac Select Elementary Chorus and Adirondack Bones Trombone Quartet for their annual holiday concert. 7:30pm. $20.

MUSIC: Black Pyramid @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Dirt Church and Stoker. 8:30pm. $10.

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: Marty McDermott @ Chicken Run, Windham. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: Kevin Green & Douglas Chilton @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm FREE.

THEATER: “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Park Playhouse presents their holiday production. 7pm. $25; age 12 & under $15. Through Sunday.

COMEDY: Sean Donnelly @ Colony, Woodstock. With Tim Dillon. 8pm. $15.

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.

MUSIC: Wylder @ Rustic Barn Pub, Troy. 9pm.

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.

MUSIC: Phil Drum @ the Diamond Club Grill at the Embassy Suites, Saratoga Springs. 7pm.

PARTICIPATORY FILM: “The Christmas Rocky Horror Picture Show” @ the Madison Theater, Albany. With the Kids of Albany shadowcast. 8 & 12midnight. $10. With prop kits for $4.

THEATER: “A Tuna Christmas” @ The Linda, Albany. J.J. Buechner directs Confetti Stage’s holiday production. 7:30pm. Also at 7:30pm Saturday.

MUSIC: Grand Central Station @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. FREE.

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