1/9/12: Today's Tips: Monday
MUSIC: The Chris O’Leary Band @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The former lead vocalist and harmonicat with Levon Helm’s Barnburners, O’Leary leads his own powerhouse blues combo in support of their debut album, “Mr. Used to Be.” 8pm. FREE.
READINGS: Storytelling Open Mic @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. An open mic for storytellers with featured stories by Christie Keegan. 7pm. $3.
MUSIC: Ukulele Night @ the Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. Ron Gordon leads the monthly uke jam session. 7pm.
TALK: Dr. Sherri Lyons @ the Schenectady County Public Library, Schenectady. A discussion of the book “Harnessed: How Language and Music Mimicked Nature and Transformed Ape to Man” by Mark Changizi. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch. 12noon. FREE.
MUSIC: Erin Harkes & Blaze @ McGeary’s, Albany. 7:30pm. FREE.