2/24/14: Today’s Tips: Monday

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Concert for Don & Victoria Armstrong @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Now living in Arizona, the longtime Saratoga residents and Caffe regulars won’t be making their annual homecoming trek, as Victoria battles cancer. Instead, it’s a benefit for them hosted by Joe & Jesse Bruchac, featuring performances by Huxtable, Christensen & Hood, Frank Wakefield, Michael Jerling & Bob Warren, George Ward, Rick & Sharon Bolton and John Kribs. 7pm. $15 minimum donation.

MUSIC: Tab Benoit @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. The Louisiana bluesman takes over the spotlight as the Iron Horse – which opened its doors for the first time on February 24, 1979 – celebrates its 35th anniversary. 7pm. $30.

WORKSHOP/MUSIC: Music Matters: Hip Hop @ Albany Public Library, Albany. Led by veteran Local 518 emcee Sev Statik, this is the second of six hour-long sessions for anyone interested in learning the various musical aspects of hip hop, including tips and tricks to make your own beats and rhymes. No experience is necessary. Open to all ages. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Warhols Woodshed @ the Low Beat, Albany. Velvet Underground/Lou Reed tribute. 8pm.

MUSIC: Russel the Leaf @ College of Saint Rose’s Jack’s Place, Albany. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Popa Chubby & Friends @ the Falcon, Marlboro. The blues-rockin’ guitarslinger wraps up his month-long Monday night “Road Rot” Residency at the Falcon with drummer Adam Nussbaum, keyboardist Dave Keys and special guests each week. 7pm. Donations encouraged. GO HERE for more info…

READING: Bennett Sims @ Bard College’s Reem-Kayden Center, Annandale-On-Hudson. Sims received the 2014 Bard Fiction Prize for his debut novel, “A Questionable Shape,” a penetrating story set in Baton Rouge, about a son looking for his undead father. This ain’t no traditional zombie narrative… 7pm. FREE.

THEATER ON FILM: “Coriolanus” @ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. As part of the National Theatre Live series, Josie Rourke directs Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, with Tom Hiddleston in the title role. 7pm. $15; $12 for ages 12 and under.

FILM: “Duck Soup” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Sublime Marx Brothers mayhem. Rufus T. Firefly is named president of Freedonia. Hijinks ensue. 3, 4:30, 6 & 7:30pm. $5.

FILM: “Labyrinth” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. David Bowie meets Monty Python’s Terry Jones meets Jim Henson’s puppets. 7pm. $5; $3 children.

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