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.
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.