8/12/13: Today’s Tips: Monday

MUSIC: Songwriters Night @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. Host Caroline Motherjudge welcomes Michael Eck (Ramblin Jug Stompers, Lost Radio Rounders), Dale Haskell (Street Corner Holler) and Sten Isachsen (Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys) for a song-swap in the round. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Pine Hills String Band @ Dana Park, Albany. Old-timey string band music. 7pm. FREE.

FILM: “How to Make Money Selling Drugs” @ the Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. One screening only. A shockingly candid examination of how a street dealer can rise to cartel lord with relative ease, Matthew Cooke’s film is an insider’s guide to the violent but extremely lucrative drug industry. 6:45pm. $9.50; $7.75 seniors; $6.75 children. Followed by a panel discussion moderated by WAMC-FM’s Graeme McKenna featuring Kevin Jones (Director of NY Capital Region NORML) and Dr. Mitch Earleywine (Professor of Psychology at UAlbany and a member of NORML’s national board of directors.

MUSIC: The Bear Bones Project @ Elks Lodge lawn, Albany. A five-piece acoustic and electric jam band with spirited harmonies and tasteful guitar work, the band mixes covers of Americana, Bay Area, southern rock, reggae and R&B favorites with their own melodic originals. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The String Dusters @ Veteran’s Memorial Park, Athol. American Acoustic Music – a little bit of country, bluegrass and folk performed by Bill Healy (banjo, mandolin, guitar), Bert Wilson (bass), Corey Hough (guitar, mandolin) and Nick Barr (fiddle). 7pm. FREE.

FILM: “The Magnificent Ambersons” @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Orson Welles’ 1942 film starring Joseph Cotten and Agnes Moorhead follows the fortunes of a wealthy Midwestern family as they move from the era of sleigh rides to that of automobiles. 3pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Jeff Martell @ the Lion’s Den, Stockbridge. Acoustic funkadelic trip through the ’70s. 9pm. FREE.

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