MUSIC: Ramblin Jug Stompers @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. Jug Stompers favorites and a few jugified holiday tunes. With special guests, as well as readings and music from “Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas.” 7pm. FREE.
DISCUSSION: Marcia White @ Schenectady County Public Library, Schenectady. The president and executive director of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center discusses the history and future plans for the Spa City’s summertime amphitheater. 12noon. FREE.
READINGS: “Occupy the Word” @ Upstate Artists Guild, Albany. R.M. Engelhardt hosts the Saint Poem Reading Series special open open mic for poets who have poems, words they would like to share concerning politics, Wall Street and the current state of the world and America. Sign up at 7:30pm; readings at 8pm.
READINGS: BookMarks Readings @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. Curated by Marion Roach Smith, tonight’s group reading topic is “family and the holidays.” Plenty of material to mine there, eh? 7pm. FREE.