12/20/10: Today’s Tips: Monday

MUSIC: Sean Rowe @ Club Helsinki Hudson, Hudson. Yes, the soulful singer-songwriter is the Next Big Thing to come out of the Nippertown music scene, as his album, “Magic,” is slated to be re-released on Anti- Records in February. All of which means that Rowe is gonna be touring out on the road for much of the upcoming year. Better catch him here while you can. With Les Bicyclettes Blanches. 8pm. FREE.

FULL LUNAR ECLIPSE: If the skies are clear tonight, watch the moon starting at around 1:30am as it passes through the Earth’s shadow. If you just want the highlights, totality is at 3:17am. Bonus for astronomy geeks: Count down the stages here.

FILM: “A Christmas Story” @ The Palace Theatre, Albany. “You’ll shoot your eye out!” 7pm. $5 | $3 Children

MUSIC: Ramblin Jug Stompers @ McGeary’s, Albany. Cousin Clyde, Bowtie, Mister Eck, Wild Bill and a bunch of special guests drop by for a some funky acoustic Americana. Expect to hear something from “Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas,” too. 7pm. FREE.

LECTURE/DISCUSSION: Jazz/Latino Salon: What is Latin Jazz? @ The Pine Hills Public Library, Albany. Dr. José E. Cruz hosts this program which combines spoken word, recorded music, music demonstration and video to explore the contributions that Latino musicians have made to the development of Latin jazz as well as jazz in general. 6pm. FREE.

COMEDY/MUSIC: Monday Night Madness @ the Villa Valenti Pub, Troy. Hosted by Ralph Renna of Capital Underground Live, the weekly showcase of stand-up comics and acoustic musicians this week features Bryan Burgess and Kristen Abrams. 7pm. FREE.

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