11/10/14: Today’s Tips: Monday
READING: Steven Millhauser @ Bard College’s Weis Cinema, Annandale-On-Hudson. The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of “Martin Dressler,” “The Knife Thrower” and other works, reads from his most recent short-story collection, “We Others: New and Selected Stories,” winner of the Story Prize and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 2:30pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams @ the Falcon, Marlboro. The multi-instrumentalist Larry Campbell – an alum of Bob Dylan and Levon Helm’s bands – and powerhouse vocalist Teresa Williams are joined by special guest keyboardist Bill Payne of Little Feat. 7pm. Donations encouraged. Also at 7pm Tuesday.
MUSIC: Mondays with Melora @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. It’s the first of a month-long Monday night residency led by Melora Creager (cello, banjo, vocals) of Rasputina and her all-star band featuring stand-up bassist Chops LaConte (the Lustre Kings), accordionist-ukulele player-musical saw-ster Ryder Cooley (Dust Bowl Faeries), pianist-vocalist Luis Mojica and drummer Timothy Oakley (Phantogram, the Mathematicians). Special guests may include singer-violinist Eszter Balint, Kiki *d and Wild Boy with Clare Felice. 8pm. $7.
READING: Fred Randall @ Schenectady County Public Library, Schenectady. The 98-year-old Schenectady native reads from his new book, “Keeping Time,” a story that chronicles his love affair with percussion, starting as a Depression-era kid who worked odd jobs and played gigs to put food on his family’s table. The book also explores the ups and downs of being a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. 12noon. FREE.
FILM: “A Streetcar Named Desire” @ Proctors, Schenectady. “Stella!” Elia Kazan’s classic 1951 film of Tennessee William’ Pulitzer Prize-winning drama earned Oscars for stars Vivien Leigh, Kim Hunter and Karl Malden, but ironically enough, not for Marlon Brando, who lost to Humphrey Bogart in “The African Queen.” 2:30, 5 & 7:30pm. $5.
MUSIC: “Latin America in Song” @ UAlbany’s Performing Arts Center, Albany. New York City-based soprano Patricia Cay and pianist Max Lifchitz perform art songs written during the 20th and 21st centuries by Ernesto Cordero (from Puerto Rico); Manuel M. Ponce (from México); Carlos Guastavino (from Argentina); and Heitor Villa-Lobos (from Brazil). 7pm. $8; $4 students & seniors.