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Daily Choices: What to do on Friday, January 4

The first First Friday of the year, Monster Trucks (Vrooom!), and much more

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Art: The first First Friday of the year is tonight. Take part in the city-wide coordinated night of art openings from about 6 to 9 p.m. Find out what galleries are hosting receptions tonight by searching tonight’s date on our calendar at, or visit for more information.

Sports: Get rowdy at the Monster Jam Thunder Nationals, which kick off tonight at Blue Cross Arena (One War Memorial Square) at 7:30 p.m., and continue through Sunday. Tickets are $10-$40. For more info, call 800-745-3000 or 758-5300, or visit or

Music: Ring in the New Year with some musical resolutions, and Prime Time Funk has a bash the whole year in the making ready for you. Check out the Post-Holiday bash tonight at Taylor’s Nightclub (3300 Monroe Ave.) at 9 p.m.

Film: New films opening today include “Hyde Park on Hudson,” “The Impossible,” “Promised Land,” and “Texas Chainsaw 3D.” For more information on these films and the ones continuing this week, visit and check out our movies section under entertainment.

Music: Beatles fans, fear not, as there always seems to be a place in town where you can go to hear some of the Fab Four’s fabulous tunes. Tonight that spot is the Greece Athena High school (800 Long Pond Rd., 966-4281) as it presents A Beatles Spectacular, featuring the Greece Athena Middle & High School Orchestras and the Greece Concert Band. Music starts at 7:30 p.m., tickets run $5-$8.

Theater: Take in a performance of "War Terrier," A Jingoistic Fantasy by Spencer Christiano, presented by John Borek tonight at the MuCCC (142 Atlantic Ave.). The show goes on at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are pay-what-you-will, with a $6 suggested donation. For more information, call 244-0960 or visit

Music: Today’s someone’s birthday, and we don’t mean just any somebody, but a certain somebody you all have probably heard of. Head on down to Lovin Cup (300 Park Point Dr., tonight for David Bowie’s Birthday Bash, featuring Jenna Weintraub, Seth Faergolzia and many more. Music starts at 9 p.m., cover runs $3-$5.

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