12/31/18: Today’s Top Tips: Monday (New Year’s Eve)

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/MORE: First Night Saratoga @ various locations, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Professor Louie & The Crowmatix, Sydney Worthley, Sawyer Fredericks, the Georgie Wonder Orchestra, Sirsy, Ramblin Jug Stompers, Bovine Social Club, the Lied To’s, Mike Campese, Mountain Mayhem, Big Fez & the Surfmatics, Flame and lots more. 6pm. $20; kids 12 & under FREE.

MUSIC: Lil Kim @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. With DJ Kenetic, DJ Supreme, DJ Siroc, DJ Show and DJ Tek. Doors open at 10pm. $35, $55, $85 & $105.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/MORE: First Night Bethlehem @ various locations, Delmar. Featuring Three Quarter North, the Nisky Dixie Cats, Wide Awake, Bad Jazz, Playin’ With Fire Band, Red Dirt Highway, Jim Snack, Aaron Davis, Andy the Music Man, more. 6:30pm. $15; kids ages 12-18 $5; kids under 12 FREE.

COMEDY: First Night of Funny @ Proctors, Schenectady. Featuring John DiCrosta, Patty Rossboro and Ray Harrington with host Dee Watson. 8pm. $40.

MUSIC: Angelina Valenti & Friends @ the Cock ‘n Bull, Galway. Also featuring Carolyn Shapiro, John Hubbs and Jon Patsie Stewart. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Chops ‘n Sauerkraut Trio @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. With Laura Hope & The Ark-Tones. 8pm. $25, $35 & $45.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ City Squire Ale House, Schenectady. 7pm.

MUSIC: Mike & Ike @ Kings Inn, Schenectady. Mike Trash of The Erotics and Ike Joseph of Ike’s Wasted World bash out sleazy acoustic rock. 8pm.

MUSIC: Songs to Amuse @ Steamer No. 10 Theater, Albany. Byron Nilsson and Malcolm Kogut return for their third New Year’s Eve appearance with a program titled “A Beast of a Year.” 7pm. $15.

MUSIC: Brian Patneaude Duo @ the Glass Tavern, Glenville. The saxman is joined by pianist Dave Payette. 7pm.

MUSIC: Forthlin Road @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Spring. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Chris Wells & the Silver Spaceship @ Colony, Woodstock. Featuring Jerry Marotta, Jennifer Maidman, Annie Whitehead, Jeremy Bass, Marta Waterman and more. 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: The Midnight Ramble Band @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. 9pm. $85 & $125. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

BURLESQUE: Roxxi Tart’s 1920’s Burlesque Revue @ the Hudson Harbor Steak & Seafood House, Albany. Enjoy a night of fun-filled, hi-jinx-infused hot burlesque from the golden age of jazz. 9pm. $60 includes buffet and champagne toast.

COMEDY: The First Night of Funny @ the Wood Theater, Glens Falls. Featuring Eddie Brill, Eric McMahon, Jay Lafarr and Frank Gentile. 7 & 9pm. $40.

MUSIC: The Ed Palermo Big Band @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The world’s zaniest big band presents “The Eddys” with guest host Napoleon Murphy Brock. With Ted Kooshian’s Standard Orbit Quartet. 9pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC: Chris O’Leary Band @ the Falcon Underground, Marlboro. Internationally touring blues band. 9pm. Donations encouraged.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: WGXC New Year’s Eve Benefit Bash @ the Half Moon, Hudson. The sixth annual benefit bash for community radio station WGXC kicks off with karaoke at 8pm, then high-energy funky old-school-ish dance band Blueberry at 10pm, followed by DJ Var at 12midnight. Sliding scale $10-$20.

COMEDY: The First Night of Funny @ The Egg, Albany, Featuring Matt Bergman, Sherry Davey and Mike Gaffney with host Nat Christiana. 8pm. $40.

MUSIC: First Night Oneonta @ the Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Featuring Alex Torres y Su Orquesta, Doreen & the Soul Survivors, Mike the Juggler, Cosmic Karma Fire, Jillian’s Dance Arts, Brian Miller Magic, Stanley Wade School of Dance, Donna Decker Ballet, Hill City Ice Queen & Friends, Elite Dance Academy, Pam West-Finkle, Harmony Martial Arts and lots more. Fireworks at 10pm. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Groovin’ @ the Albany Marriott, Albany. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: William Hale @ Gug’s, Glens Falls. With Candy Ambulance and Pencildive. 10pm.

MUSIC: Funk Evolution @ Rivers Casino & Resort Event Center, Schenectady. The horn-fueled party band ushers in the new year. 10pm. $50, includes two drink coupons and a small bites buffet.

MUSIC: New York Players @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. Doors open at 8:30pm. $30; VIP $75.

COMEDY: The First Night of Funny @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. Featuring Mike Speirs, Tina Diorgi and Kevin Downey Jr. with host William Hughes. 8pm. $40.

MUSIC: Berkshire Bach Society @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. The Bach at New Year’s celebration featuring Berkshire Bach Ensemble Director Eugene Drucker, founder of the Emerson String Quartet and a program of two Brandenburgs plus more festive concerti with “wind power” by Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, Telemann and Corelli. 6pm. $42-$88.

COMEDY: Carmen Lynch @ the Funny Bone, Guilderland. 7:30 & 10pm. $25.

COMEDY: Mike Gaffney @ the Upper Room, Albany. With Matt Bergman. 9:30pm. $20.

COMEDY: Frank Vignola @ Dawn’s Victory Sports Cafe, Albany. With Michael Raive. 9:15pm. $20.

COMEDY: New Year’s Eve Celebration @ Comedy Works, Saratoga Springs: Two comedians TBA. 8pm. $299 per couple includes dinner, four-hour open bar, comedy show, more. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: Jett Screamer @ Recovery Sports Grill, Rensselaer. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Gratefully Yours @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. With Deadgrass. Doors at 8pm. $30 & $40.

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