8/15/11: Today’s Tips: Monday

READING/MUSIC: William Giraldi & Sean Rowe @ The Lantern, Pittsfield. As part of the Word X Word Festival, acclaimed author Grimaldi reads from his brand-spankin’ new novel “Busy Monsters,” while Nippertown acoustic soulster Rowe does his smokey music thing. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Ramblin Jug Stompers @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. Fun and funky acoustic blues, bluesgrass, ragtime, country and who-knows-what with a variety of special guests. 7pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Mrs. Lincoln’s Seance” @ Barrington Stage Company’s Mainstage, Pittsfield. According to historians, Mary Todd Lincoln held séances at the White House. Hmmm… What if the mediums really could talk to the dead? That’s the premise of Mark St. Germain’s new play, which will receive a one-night-only staged reading at BSC. 7pm. FREE, reservations required.

MUSIC: The Chris Bergson Band @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Featuring keyboardist Bruce Katz and saxman Jay Collins (Both of the Gregg Allman Band). 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Brian Kehoe @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Musician/Catskill Village Trustee takes the stage. With the Landlines and Black Mountain Symphony. 8pm. FREE.

FILM: “Pelle the Conqueror” @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Max von Sydow stars as the peasant hero of Bille August’s classic 1987 film, an Academy Award winner as Best Foreign Film. 2pm. FREE with museum admission.

MUSIC: Brenda Fisher & Roger Allen @ Elks Club lawn, Albany. The Pine Hills Monday Summer Concert Series Continues… 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Sky Blue Boys @ Veteran’s Memorial Field, Athol. Country, folk, gospel and more…7pm. FREE.

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