11/7/16: Today’s Top Tips: Monday

November 7th, 2016, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Jane Bunnett & Maqueque @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. The multiple Juno Award-winning soprano saxophonist brings her all-star band of young female Cuban musicians to town in support of their sophomore album, Oddara. 7pm. $15. GO HERE to win a pair of FREE tickets…

MUSIC: Folk’d Up Country @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. A pre-election mini-fest of experimental folk music, including noise-folk trio Powerdove, Brooklyn’s Ben Seretan, Greater Nippertown’s Matthew Carefully (with special guests Katie Hammon and Ian White), musician-performance artist Adam Tinkle and five-piece Skidmore band Test. 7pm. FREE.

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MUSIC: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. Come on down and wish the leader of the bluegrass band a (slightly) belated birthday. 7:30pm. FREE. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled…

MUSIC: Patrick Sweany @ Rustic Barn Pub, Troy. The blues-rocker with a deep soul influence has released six albums, including two produced by the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach. With the Greasy Fingers Band. 7pm. $10.

MUSIC: Fraternal Twin @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Pine Sheets and Another Michael. 7pm.

MUSIC: Monday Jazz: Modern Sounds @ Union College’s Emerson Auditorium, Schenectady. Tim Olsen leads a sextet in music of Wayne Shorter, Weather Report and Miles Davis. 1:50-2:55pm. FREE.

OPERA ON SCREEN: “Norma” @ Landmark Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. The Royal Opera House production of Bellini’s masterwork. 7pm. $15.

JAM SESSION: Blue Monday Blues Jam @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. 8pm. FREE.

FILM: “French Connection” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. “All right, Popeye’s here! Get your hands on your heads, get off the bar…” 7pm. $5.