4/8/13: Today’s Tips: Monday

READING: Karen Russell @ Bard College Bertelsmann Campus Center’s Weis Cinema, Annandale-On-Hudson. Hot on the heels of the publication of her Pulitzer Prize-nominated debut novel “Swamplandia!,” the best-selling author reads from her new short story collection, “Vampires in the Lemon Grove.” 2:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Molly Durnin @ the Lion’s Den at the Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge. Fresh from her sparkling performance opening for the Waterboys at The Linda, the Grafton singer-songwriter has the night all to her own tonight. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Brazil On the Hudson @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Hudson” Brazilian percussionist Emilio Martins leads an all-star band featuring drummer Jeff “Siege” Siegel, pianist-organist Pete Levin, guitarist Ben Sher and bassist Rich Syracuse. 8pm. FREE.

PARTICIPATORY MUSIC: Ukulele Night @ the Moon & River Cafe, Schenectady. Ukemeister Ron Gordon leads the monthly ukefest. Sit in on the jam or just sit back and listen. 7pm. FREE.

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 first weekly 90-minute workshop session to learn more about the art of songwriting with Kate McDonnell. For all levels. 7pm. FREE.

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