READING: Storytelling Open Mic @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. With featured storyteller Kay Olan (aka Ionataiewas). 7pm. $3.
ART RECEPTION/MUSIC: “War: Material & Lies” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The closing reception for the group exhibit featuring the work of John Cooley, Ryder Cooley, Janet Cooper, Molly Fair, Jen Harris, Christine Heller, Linda Horn, Berta Leone, Claudia McNulty, Jack Millard, Peggy Reeves, Richard Selesnick, Peter Shumann, Ed Smith, Chris Stain, Earl Swanigan and more. Music by the Bard Jazz Trio. 6-8pm. FREE.
MUSIC: “Monday Jazz” @ Taylor Music Center’s Emerson Auditorium at Union College, Schenectady. The final of a four-concert series exploring the evolution of jazz, featuring Tim Olsen leading some of Nippertown’s top players. Today’s installment: Modern sounds. 3:05pm. FREE.