12/9/18 Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

MUSIC: Tony Trischka @ Cock ‘n Bull, Galway. One of the most influential banjo players on the planet today will be joined by multi-instrumentalist and shape-note singer Tim Eriksen, bassist Larry Cook, vocalist extraordinaire Phoebe Hunt and mandolinist Dominic Leslie for “Of a Winter’s Night,” his annual holiday tour. Dinner begins at 5:30pm; showtime 8pm. $80 includes all food and the performance.

MUSIC: Josh White Jr. @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The folksinger, activist and Tony Award-winning actor brings a message of peace and harmony with his holiday show. 7pm. $26.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Sally & James Taylor @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. James Taylor joins his daughter Sally and her band, the Larson Brothers, for an intimate, one-afternoon-only performance for 900 guests to benefit MASS MoCA’s arts education program. 3pm. $100, $250 & $350. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Horton’s Holiday Hayride @ Colony, Woodstock. The Reverend Horton Heat’s second annual Christmas tour makes a stop in Woodstock with a massive roots-rockin’ line-up that also features Junior Brown, The Blasters and Big Sandy. 7pm. $50.

MUSIC: Albany Pro Musica @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The chorus’ annual holiday concert is titled “The Many Moods of Christmas: Christmas Around the World,” featuring the traditional sounds of Christmas from across the globe as well as traditional holiday favorites. 3pm. $25-$55; students $15. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ the Saratoga Winery, Saratoga Springs. 3pm. FREE.

THEATER: Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Director Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill invites you to spend the holiday season with your favorite “Pride and Prejudice” characters, as they gather at Pemberley, the stately home of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy. 2pm. $22-$65. Through Sunday, December 23. GO HERE to read review…

COMEDY: Piff the Magic Dragon @ Proctors’s GE Theatre, Schenectady. A comedian/magician dressed in a dragon costume. Curious? 7:30pm. $40; VIP $65.

MUSIC: The Glens Falls Symphony @ Glens Falls High School Auditorium, Glens Falls. World class fiddler Hanneke Cassel, guitarist Keith Murphy and the Glens Falls Symphony Children’s Chorus join the orchestra in “A North Country Holiday,” showcasing Americana roots and Celtic harmonies with a festive holiday concert. 4pm. $25-$36; students $10.

DANCE: Albany Berkshire Ballet @ The Egg, Albany. Choreographed by Artistic Director Madeline Culpo, “The Nutcracker” brings the wonderment of timeless holiday magic. 1pm. $41; children $26.

THEATER: A Christmas Carol @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. A new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ immortal classic directed by Brian Sheldon and Melanie Douglas. 2:30pm. $18; under age 18 $10. Through Sunday, December 16. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: The Bernstein Bard Quartet @ The Falcon, Marlboro. A Sunday brunch performance of acoustic music of all styles and cultures. 11am. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Will Bernard Band @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The renowned jazz fusion guitarist played the Cohoes Music Hall last month as a member of John Medeski’s Mad Skillet. Tonight, he’s leading his own band. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

THEATER: Christmas in Oz @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Spendwood School of Dance and Gymnastics presents their annual benefit performance for the Cohoes Community Center. 2pm. $10, $12 & $15.

CABARET: Sherry Vine @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The drag legend and very naughty musical parodist brings her holiday-themed drag cabaret show to Hudson for an evening sponsored by GayHudson.com to benefit OutHudson. 8pm. $25.

THEATER: A Christmas Carol @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Charles Dickens’ timeless holiday classic celebrates the joy and redemptive power of Christmas. 2pm. $39; children age 16 & under $29. Through Saturday, December 22.

MUSIC: Reflections @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. A Grateful Dead music celebration. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: A Little Sunday Music @ the Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar. The concert series continues with Eric Roth, who will present a program of 19th century guitar music. 2pm. FREE.

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