The Hyde Collection will celebrate Charlotte Hyde’s birthday with free admission and docent tours. @The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls | Tours at 10 and 11 AM and 1 and 2 PM| Free
Lofi alternative rock and noisemakers Roselove and Stephen Ferm are on their “last tour of the decade” through Troy with local avant-garde R&B artists NXNES.
@ Superior Merchandise Co., Troy | 7:30 PM | $5 suggested donation
Gallery Talk: The Schuyler Sisters & Their Circle
Explore the world of Albany’s Schuyler sisters: Angelica, Eliza, & Peggy with a museum-provided guide.The exhibit closes on Dec. 29 so get your Hamilton fix while you still can. @Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany | 1 PM | Free with museum admission
Enjoy specialty drinks, massages and holiday shopping.
@ LARAC, Glens Falls | 5 PM
Local MCs Dezmatic, JB!! AKA Dirty Moses, Mike Larry Draw, Juice Mega, Mike Arson and Oddy Gato perform at this showcase hosted by Emcee Graffiti.
@ The Low Beat, Albany | 8 PM
Get your last minute handmade gifts and explore the Arts Center.
@ Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy | Dec. 12-22
Pick up a Nipper shirt for your cousin and some locally-made chocolate for your aunt. Perhaps a hand-crafted pacifier for the latest addition to your family? WIth up to 30 vendors showing their wares your likely to find a locally-made product that allows you to cross someone off your shopping list.
@ Fort Orange General Store, Albany| 5-9 PM| Free
Celebrate Youth FX, the organization dedicated to empowering young people through filmmaking and digital media, and all they have accomplished over the past year.
@ Youth FX, Albany | 7 PM | $75-$100
Belle-Skinner, Ciarra Fragale, Melanie Alanna Glenn
Nostalgic indie singer-songwriter Belle-Skinner is back with more melancholy tunes for a cold winter’s night with Hudson Valley-based “glitzy” indie pop artist Ciarra Fragale and Rochester soloist Melanie Alanna Glenn.
@ Superior Merchandise Co., Troy | 7 PM | $5 suggested donation
“CHRISTMASTOWN” A Holiday Noir
Confetti Stage presents this film noir-inspired comedic thriller.
@ The Linda, Albany | 7:30 PM & Saturday, Dec. 14, 7:30 PM | $15
Musician Bob Halligan leads over 30 musicians, singers and dancers in a celebration of Ireland’s influence on Christmas music. @Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes | 9:30 PM | $25-$30
Haley Moley/ Pony in the Pancake
New wave rockers Haley Moley team up with surf pop dudes Pony in the Pancake to take over Unhihog. @Unihog, Hoosick Falls | 8 PM | Free
Get into the holiday spirit with ice skating, small plates, a pop up gift store by Fort Orange General store and sleigh rides. @ June Farms, West Sand Lake | 11 AM-4 PM | Free
David Neumann: Distances Smaller Than This Are Not Confirmed
Award-winning choreographer and theater artist David Neumann pairs with Marcella Murray to explore what constructive conversations about race might look like. Utilizing a talk show format the performance combines video, dance, personal histories and philosophy. @MASS MOCA, North Adams MA | 8 PM | $14 in advance, $23 day of.
Albany Symphony: The Magic of Christmas
The Albany Symphony Orchestra will play some of your favorite holiday tunes, carols and more. Santa Claus himself will make an appearance. @Palace Theatre, Albany | 3 PM | $55, $45, $30
Laveda, i feel okay, Chaz Monroe, Fear Not Ourselves Alone
Stripped down, intimate performances from shoegaze duo Laveda, Albany’s i feel okay (performing solo), “passionate glam punk” solo artist Chaz Monroe from Baltimore and “confessional art rock” punk crew FNOA from Queens.
@ Superior Merchandise Co., Troy | 6 PM | $5 suggested donation