4/15/13: Today’s Tips: Monday

MUSIC: Ramblin Jug Stompers @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. Jug, washboard, mandolin, banjo, guitar and, of course, kazoos. 7pm. FREE.

FILM: “American Graffiti” @ Proctors’ Mainstage, Schenectady. 2:30, 5 & 7:30pm. $5.

PERFORMANCE/READING/MUSIC: Sister Spit – Next Generation @ the Pride Center of the Capital Region, Albany. The San Francisco-based troupe of butch gamblers, cranky mermaids, psychic hairdressers, accordion-wielding songstresses, punk-obsessed teens, post-apocalyptic heroes and more invade Nippertown. Welcome! 7:30pm. $8.

MUSIC: Blue Mondays with Matt Durfee @ Albany Public Library, Albany. The singer-songwriter-guitarist performs. 6pm. FREE.

WORKSHOP: Music Matters: Songwriting 101 @ Albany Public Library, Albany. The final weekly 90-minute workshop session to learn more about the art of songwriting with Kate McDonnell. For all levels. 7pm. FREE.

READING: Poets Against Fracking @ UAG Gallery, Albany. This WordFest event features Binghamton’s Band of Bards featuring J. Barrett Wolf, Michael Foldes, Roger Hecht, Mario Moroni, Emily Vogel and John Weil. With an open mic session. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Jonny Monster Band @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. New Paltz-based rock-blues power trio. 8pm. FREE.

TALK: Scott M. Sassa @ College of Saint Rose’s St. Joseph Hall, Albany. The president of Hearst Entertainment and Syndication discusses the revolution in communications and culture driven by emerging media. 4pm. FREE.

FILM: “Platoon” @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. 2:30, 5 & 7:30pm. $5.

READING: Etgar Keret @ Bard College’s Weis Cinema, Annandale-On-Hudson. The Israeli author and filmmaker reads from his recent work “Suddenly, a Knock on the Door,” as well as from “The Girl on the Fridge,” which contains his earliest stories. A Q&A and book-signing will follow. 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Rakish Paddy @ the Lion’s Den at the Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge. Celtic folk. 8pm. FREE.

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