Events in Hudson February 26 to March 3, 2015

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All phone numbers are in area code 518 unless otherwise indicated.

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.  

Thursday-Sunday, February 26-March 1

Films at TSL:

Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter – …the inspiring and largely unknown story of Martha Hill, a woman whose life was defined by her love for dance, and who successfully fought against great odds to establish modern dance as a legitimate art form in America….

Ballet 422 – A documentary that takes you from first rehearsal to world premiere of a new ballet created for the New York City Ballet by 25-year-old, up-and-coming choreographer Justin Peck

Marx Reloaded – “…a cultural documentary that examines the relevance of German socialist and philosopher Karl Marx’s ideas for understanding the global economic and financial crisis.”

Awake: The Life of Yogananda – About an Indian Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s

> The Third Man – “…a legendary tale of love, deception, and murder….that only grows in stature as the years pass.”

Children of Paradise – “…widely considered one of the greatest French films of all time.” – In French with English subtitles

> Information and schedule at 822-8100 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Friday, February 27

Artists & Friends Community Potluck Dinner to celebrate the artist community and share artwork in “a supportive, encouraging environment” – There will be five to eight  5-minute artist presentations – Information by e-mail to chales@halesart.com – Potluck dinner at 6 pm (bring a dish to share) and slide share at 7 pm – Parish Hall, Hudson First Presbyterian Church, 369 Warren Street at Fourth Street

WGXC Fourth Anniversary Cocktail Party – The evening will honor Alan Skerrett, whose contributions to the station as advisor and programmer since the beginning are jubilee-worthy! – Proceeds support WGXC 90.7FM, the community radio station serving Greene & Columbia Counties – Information and tickets at 828-0290 or www.wgxc.org – 6 to 9 pm – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

 Lady Moon & The Eclipse provide dinner music – Information at 822-8938 – 7 pm – Swoon Kitchenbar, 340 Warren Street

Saturday, February 28

Hudson Winter Farmers Market – The winter market will be open Saturdays through the end of April – Some 20 vendors are selling a surprising array of prepared foods, baked goods, winter vegetables, meats, flowers, cheeses and more – 10 am to 1 pm – Parish Hall, Christ Church Episcopal, Union & East Court Streets

 Exhibition Opening –The Beauty of Black – A community art show presented by the Staley B. Keith Social Justice Center – Information by e-mail to pgbasiesla@gmail.com or at 215-237-0825 –12 noon to 7 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

 HD Screening of the Stratford Festival’s production of William Shakespeare’s King Lear – Information and reservations at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – 1 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Lady Moon & The Eclipse plus King Holiday and special guests – Information at 828-1562 –8  pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

 Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabin Fever Cabaret  This “for adults only” monthly wintertime tradition features a variety of circus, theatre, comedy and musical entertainers – This month’s line-up includes Kendra Greaves, a contortionist on aerial rope, hometown superhero Brianna Clements with fantastic hula hoop manipulations, and Mr. Pennygraff’s death-defying sword swallowing, while the Fly By Night duo brings juggling, physical comedy, and oddball novelty to the mix – Live music with original tunes by Robert Cowie – “…an intimately-scaled but grandly imagined variety spectacle.” – (A family-oriented matinee will be offered on Sunday, March 29.) – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Snowshoe Walk at Olana – A guided snowshoe walk on Olana’s  scenic carriage drives, led by environmental educator Fran Martino – Perfect for beginners and families – Bring your own snowshoes or borrow a pair from Olana – Snowshoe supply is limited, so register by Thursday! – Information and registration at 828-1872 – 1 pm to 3 pm – Wagon House Education Center, Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G, Greenport

Exhibition Opening – Art and Soul Abstractions – To honor Black History Month at RPI – Featuring works by Lamerol Gatewood and Reginald Madison – On view through March 31 – Information at 755-3356 or dudell2020@gmail.com – 2:30 pm to 6 pm – Shelnutt Gallery, RPI Union, 15th Street & Sage Avenue, Troy

Candlelight Concert featuring Jazz Quartet Sha’ar – “A fusion of global jazz sounds with a Jewish sensibility” – Drummer/percussionist David Freeman, guitarist Oren Neiman, Ivan Barenboim on clarinet and bass clarinet, and bassist Doug Drewes – Reservations by e-mail to  info@artomi.org – 6:30 pm – Visitors Center, Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

Sunday, March 1

Community Supported Agriculture (C.S.A.) Fair – Hudson River Exchange, in collaboration with Hudson Valley Farmers, presents its second C.S.A. Fair –  Twenty-two farms offering seasonal shares in the bounty of the season are participating. The Fair allows attendees to shop the various shares, from fruits and vegetables and herbal wellness to meat and dairy products.  CSAs are vital to independent farms and help them to plan the season ahead and pay for salaries and equipment.  CSA buyers can find the shares that best fit their schedules, convenience of location for pick-ups, and type of agricultural products they would prefer.  Truck Pizza will be serving brick oven pizza topped with local farm ingredients.  Publication Studios will be on hand with their handmade publications related to food and farming.  There will be creative activities for children as well – Information at media@hudsonriverexchange.com – 11 am to 2 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

The  North Mississippi Allstars & Anders Osborne present N.M.O. (the North Mississippi Osbornes), “…pairing the Southern blues-rock approach of the North Mississippi Allstars with Anders Osborne’s unique brand of New Orleans soul to make for a new American roots fusion…”—Visit www.nmallstars.com and www.andersosborne.com – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Farm On! Sunday Supper to benefit the Farm On! Foundation – In partnership with Organic Farmers & Chefs of the Hudson Valley – Ticket price includes a Chef’s Farm to Table plated dinner, specialty cocktails, beer, wine, sparkling wine & dessert – Silent and live auctions –  Information at 329-FARM – Tickets at www.farmon.info – Cocktail reception from 4 pm to 4:30 pm, Dinner from 4:30 pm to 6 pm – Terrapin, 6426 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck

Next Tuesday, March 3

Charlie Parr – A critically acclaimed songwriter from Minnesota – With the release of the album “1922,” he boomed onto the folk scene with extensive tours of the US, Europe and Australia – He now has 12 full length albums under his belt.  – Information at 828-1562 –7 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

March Match – Trixie Starr presides over Hudson’s version of the 60s-70’s classic TV show, Match Game – Winners take home Trixie’s cookies – Information at 301-4398 – 8 to 10 pm – (pm) Wine Bar, 119 Warren Street

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Events in Hudson, February 19 to February 22, 2015

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All phone numbers are in area code 518 unless otherwise indicated.

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.  

Thursday-Sunday, February 19-22

Films at TSL:

Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter – …the inspiring and largely unknown story of Martha Hill, a woman whose life was defined by her love for dance, and who successfully fought against great odds to establish modern dance as a legitimate art form in America….

Point & Shoot – A documentary that follows a timid 26-year-old with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, who left home in Baltimore in 2006 and set off on a self-described “crash course in manhood.”

20,000 Days on Earth – A fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international cultural icon Nick Cave

The Lady Vanishes – “In Alfred Hitchcock’s most quick-witted and devilish comic thriller, the beautiful Margaret Lockwood, traveling across Europe by train, meets a charming spinster (Dame May Whitty) who then seems to disappear into thin air.”

> The Third Man – “…a legendary tale of love, deception, and murder….that only grows in stature as the years pass.”

Rocco & His Brothers – Luchino Visconti’s operatic masterpiece tells the story of the Parondis, a poor family from a village in southern Italy who come to Milan seeking a better life.

> Information and schedule at 822-8100 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Friday, February 20

“Black Lives Matter”  Potluck & Discussion – The Staley B. Keith Social Justice Center talks with the community about the Black Lives Matter movement currently taking place – 5 pm – Promise Neighborhood office, 6 South Second Street

 HWM Wine Tasting – Sample tastings from David Bowler – Information at 828-6411 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341½ Warren Street

Remembering Lincoln –  Congressman Chris Gibson speaks about President Abraham Lincoln as a complex historical figure worthy of our close study – This is the kickoff event for the Lincoln Funeral Train Commemoration in Columbia County – The Commemoration marks the 150thanniversary of the assassination of President Lincoln and the journey of the train carrying his body and that of his son from Washington, DC to Springfield Illinois, making a brief stop in Hudson and other stations along the way – The talk will be followed by a reception – Information at www.facebook.com/LincolnFuneralTrain2015  — 6 to 8 pm – Ichabod Crane Central School, High School Auditorium, 2910 Route 9, Valatie

Friday-Saturday, February 20-21

Kids Book Sale & Magic Show – Thousands of children’s books at bargain prices including picture books, early reader books, chapter books, and a large selection of titles for teens – Includes both hardcovers and paperbacks, plus movies, games and music – Sponsored by The Friends of the Hudson Area Library – Friday 1 to 4 pmSaturday 10 am to 2 pm – Magician Michael Runak will perform magic tricks, illusions and balloon sculpting from 11 am to 1 pm on Saturday – Information at 828-1792 or www.hudsonarealibrary.org – Hudson Area Library, 400 State Street

Saturday, February 21

Hudson Winter Farmers Market – The winter market will be open Saturdays through the end of April – Some 20 vendors are selling a surprising array of prepared foods, baked goods, winter vegetables, meats, cheeses and more – 10 am to 1 pm – Parish Hall, Christ Church Episcopal, Union & East Court Streets

 Two Auctions:  Objets de Vertu, Silver and Jewelry followed by an Exposition Auction featuring English, Continental and American furniture, art, decorations, textiles, and an offering of Chinese and Japanese furniture and decorations – Online catalogue at www.stairgalleries,com – Information at 751-1000 – 11 am – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

 HD Screening of a double bill of The Metropolitan Opera productions of Peter Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and Bela Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle – Information and reservations at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – 12:30 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Diamond Opera Theater inaugurates a new concert series called Voices at Christ Church with Wanderlust, An Evening of Adventurous Music featuring mezzo-soprano Mary Deyerle Hack and baritone Martin Mansfield, accompanied by pianist Noah Palmer – The concert includes songs by Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, Johannes Brahms, and Gustav Mahler, as well as a song from Mitch Leigh’s Man of La Mancha and a little-known song by Stephen Sondheim – Information at 828-4047 or 822-1438 – 5 pm – Christ Church Episcopal, East Court Street at Union Street

Exhibition Opening – Caprices – A solo exhibition of Bruno Pasquier-Desvignes’ sculptures made from recycled and found materials, such as cardboard boxes, wire hangers and plastic bottles.  For his animation film, The Song of Roland, he used corks and toothpicks, and he filled Grand Central Station in New York City and the Centro Cultural Borges in Buenos Aires with his musical bicycle sculptures – Bruno created IntegrArte, a program of social integration that recycles the discards of the world into art and inspires the young, the old, the rich and the poor in the discovery of their own creativity and sense of community.  He directed the program in Chile, Peru, and Argentina, then brought it to Hudson, NY and to his native France. The exhibition is curated by the award-winning illustrator and animator, R.O. Blechman – On view through March 29 – Information at 822-1438 or www.hudsonoperahouse.org – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Chances with Wolves performs – Information at 828-1562 – 9 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Mirror Visions Ensemble sings its way to far-flung destinations, real and imagined, through travel songs by Barber, Berlioz, Blangini, Duparc, Haydn, Poulenc, Schwartz, Hugo Wolf and various commissioned works – The poetry of Baudelaire, Joyce and Metastasio is also featured, as well as the correspondence of Paul Bourget, Henry James, and Edna St. Vincent Millay – Information at www.roejanlibrary.org or 325-4101 – 5 pm – Roeliff-Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale (1 mile south of the Route 22/23 intersection)

Sunday, February 22

Closing Reception for Vilma Mare Baltic Style’s Queen of Serpents: Myth Interfaces Routine – Lithuanian fashion designer Vilma Mare explores contemporary meanings through a lens of Baltic mythology – She will give an artist talk explaining how her purpose today is distinct from fashion design and an industry perspective, but rather, it is to bring wise and meaningful semantics to the clothes we wear and save ourselves from fruitless beautification.  Vilma will discuss the importance of portraying the studious cultural history of ethnic minorities who observed and valued above all the powers of nature – Information at www.mcdarisfineart.com or 917-992-4726 – 2 to 4 pm – McDaris Fine Art, 623 Warren Street

Mavis Staples – The Staple Singers, led by Roebuck “Pops” Staples, began as a folk-gospel group in the early 1950s and achieved critical and commercial success in the late 1950s and early 1960s – They became identified with the Civil Rights Movement owing to Pops’ close friendship with Dr. Martin Luther King – Mavis Staples began making solo recordings in the late 1960s.  She is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, and a National Heritage Fellowship Award recipient, and was named by Rolling Stone as one of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time.” – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

The Academy Awards Ceremony on the Big Screen at the Dot – Information at 828-3657 – Red Dot, 319 Warren Street

 

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Events in Hudson, February 9 to February 17, 2015

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All phone numbers are in area code 518 unless otherwise indicated.

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.   

Monday, February 9

Press Conference – Congressman Chris Gibson announces plans for the Lincoln Funeral Train Commemoration events to take place in the City of Hudson and the Town of Stuyvesant on and around April 25 of this year.  April 25 marks the 150th anniversary of the journey of the train carrying the body of President Abraham Lincoln and that of his son from Washington DC to Springfield, Illinois.  The train made a brief stop in the City of Hudson. – Information at 828-7217 – 11:30 am or 12 noon (Time depends on incoming trains.  If the weather is bad, call the Mayor’s Aide at 828-7217 to find out if the press conference has been cancelled) – Amtrak Station, Front Street

Monday-Thursday, February 9-12

Films at Fairview Cinema 3:

Foxcatcher – Nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Actor, Steve Carell; Best Supporting Actor, Mark Ruffalo; and Best Director, Bennett Miller

The Imitation Game – Nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director

Birdman Nominated for nine Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor

> Information and schedule at www.fairviewcinema3.com or 828-1900 – Fairview Cinema 3, Fairview Plaza, 160 Fairview Avenue (Route 9), Greenport

Thursday-Sunday, February 12-15

Films at TSL:

A Tale of Winter – A 1992 Eric Rohmer film that tells the story of a young couple who meet while on holiday and fall deeply in love – In French with English subtitles

> Beloved Sisters – Depicts the unconventional romance between two devoted aristocratic sisters and a rebellious poet – Takes place in the late eighteenth century – In German with English subtitles

Human Capital – The lives of a well-to-do family intertwine with those of a family struggling to keep their comfortable middle class life – This taut character study deconstructs the typical linear narrative – In Italian with English subtitles

Oscar Shorts: Live Action – An opportunity to see nominated films prior to the 87th Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, February 22

Oscar Shorts: Animation – An opportunity to see nominated films prior to the 87th Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, February 22

Oscar Short: Documentary - An opportunity to see nominated films prior to the 87th Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, February 22

Modern Times- Charlie Chaplin’s last outing as the Little Tramp, puts the iconic character to work as a giddily inept factory employee

> Information and schedule at 822-8100 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Friday, February 13

HWM Wine Tasting – Sample VIAS Italian Wine – Information at 828-6411 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 ½ Warren Street

The Voodoo Orchestra North The orchestra, led by legendary jazz drummer, improviser and composer Bobby Previte, has been presenting a regular series of performances devoted to exploring the music of Miles Davis’s eternal electric jazz-funk masterpiece, “Bitches Brew.”  The work, released in 1970, was hailed as “one of the greatest works of the twentieth century,” and has “changed the entire landscape of not only jazz but rock, funk, soul, and pop as well.” – Information at www.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Friday-Sunday, February 13-15

WGXC Pop-Up Shop Opening – A selection of handmade goods organized by Elizabeth Powell of Local are offered, with 25% of sales benefitting  the community radio station WGXC 90.7 FM – The selection includes jewelry, ceramics, paintings, books, clothing, kitchenware, furniture, accessories and children’s clothing –– An opening reception on Friday features a wine and chocolate tasting from Verdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar and a performance by artist/cellist Tianna Kennedy and friendsimprovising to the music of Jantar – On Sunday, “In the Cut” with DJ Effie will be broadcast live from the shop from 12 noon to 2 pm – Information at 697-7400 or www.wgxc.org – Friday opening from 6 to 8 pm; Shop hours are Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm and Sunday from 12 noon to 4 Pm – WGXC Pop-Up Shop, 117 Warren Street

The Actors’ Ensemble’s workshop production of  Washington Square,  adapted from Henry James’ 1880 novel – Directed by Craig Mathers and starring Ted Pugh, Fern Sloan, Bethany Caputo and Chris Smith – No reservations accepted – First-come, first-served – Information at  www.spencertownacademy.org or 392-3693 – Friday and Saturday at 7 pm and Sunday at 2 pm – Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

Saturday-Sunday, February 14-15

Sweetheart Wine Trail Passport Special – Explore six family-owned farms and businesses and taste their hand-crafted wines and spirits – Purchase the Trail Passport at the first location you visit, and use it all along the way – Information and the wine trail map at www.hudsonberkshireexperience.com – 11 am to 4 pm  – Passport locations include Brookview Station Winery, Castleton, (Closed on Sunday); Furnace Brook Winery, Richmond, MA; Harvest Spirits, Valatie;  Hudson-Chatham Winery, Ghent; Hudson Valley Distillery, Clermont; and Tousey Winery, Germantown

Saturday, February 14

Love Love – A Valentine’s Day Happening/Art Opening showcasing Sarah Berney’s series of paintings centering on “Love and the everythingness of the letter ‘E’” – DJ Abel Ramirez will be serving his amazing Valentine cookies – On view Friday through Sunday both this weekend and next – Information at 917-494-8780 – Happening/Opening from 6 to 9 this Saturday –  Steve & Abel’s, 554 Warren Street

Hudson Winter Farmers Market – The winter market will be open each Saturday through the month of April – Some 20 vendors are expected – Note later start time – 10 am to 1 pm – Parish Hall, Christ Church Episcopal, Union & East Court Streets

Live in HD—a double bill of The Metropolitan Opera productions of Peter Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and Bela Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle – Information and reservations at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – 12:30 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Exhibition Opening – Love Show – Small works by established and emerging local and regional artists including Hudson High School and Hawthorne Valley School artists – All work for sale at $150 or less – Reception will also feature music and refreshments – On view through March 29 – Information at 303-6446 or by e-mail to gallery.at.46@gmail.com – 5 to 8 pm – Gallery@46, 46 Green Street Studios

Dumpling Dinner – A four-course dinner of Japanese/French flavors wrapped in delectable dumplings prepared by guest chef Marja Simpson – Dinner is preceded by a demonstration of dumpling making. The dinner will highlight surf and turf dumpling creations and the chef’s infamous chocolate dessert dumplings – Wines selected by Hudson Wine Merchants – Space is limited – Reservations and information at www.valleyvariety.com or 828-0033 – 6:30 to 9:30 pm – Valley Variety, 705 Warren Street

 Dan Tepfer’s Goldberg Variations/Variations  Presented by Classics on Hudson – Dan Tepfer is a New York-based pianist and composer and a formidable jazz musician on the international stage.  With this solo project, he approaches J.S. Bach’s masterpiece with his own improvisations – “This is no stunt, but a fresh musical exploration.  Mr. Tepfer invites you to hear this masterpiece through his ears.  I bet Bach would recognize a kindred spirit in Mr. Tepfer.”—Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times – Followed by a post-performance reception – Proceeds to benefit Classics on Hudson – Reservations and information at 822-1438 or www.hudsonoperahouse.org – 7 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

 Nicole Atkins – This Brooklyn-based indie-rock singer-songwriter, blends pop-fueled hooks and moody introspection in songs that veer from rootsy to classic to psychedelic – She has been featured on National Public Radio and in The Wall Street Journal, as well as in Relax and Paste magazines – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 Kook Love – with DJs Musty Chiffon and Slink Moss and Special Guest Girlgantua Jones – Cash prizes for Best in Red – Information at 828-1562 or www.facebook.com/pages/The-Half-Moon  — 10 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Friends of Clermont Valentine’s Dinners – Cocktails in the mansion at Clermont followed by dinners in private homes – This is a Sold Out event, but your name can be placed on a waiting list by calling 537-6622 or by e-mail to fofc@gtel.net – 5:30 pm – Clermont State Historic Site, 87 Clermont Avenue, off 9G, Germantown

Sunday, February 15

Community Supported Agriculture (C.S.A.) Fair – Hudson River Exchange, in collaboration with Hudson Valley Farmers, presents its first C.S.A. Fair –  Twenty-two farms offering seasonal shares in the bounty of the season are participating  – The Fair allows attendees to shop the various shares, from fruits and vegetables and herbal wellness to meat and dairy products – CSAs are vital to independent farms and help them to plan the season ahead and pay for salaries and equipment – CSA buyers can find the shares that best fit their schedules, convenience of location for pick-ups, and represent the type of agricultural products they would prefer – Truck Pizza will be serving brick oven pizza topped with local farm ingredients.  On February 15Tessa Edick of FarmOn will be signing copies of her new book, Hudson Valley Food & Farming: Why Didn’t Anyone Ever Tell Me That? and Publication Studios will be on hand with their handmade publications related to food and farming.  There will be creative activities for children as well – A second fair will take place on March 1 at the Opera House – Information at media@hudsonriverexchange.com – 11 am to 2 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Thomas Cole National Historic Site Sunday Salon – Artist Thomas Nozkowski, known for richly colored, improvisational abstract paintings, will give a talk in conjunction with the exhibition of contemporary art to open in May at the Thomas Cole site and at Olana – Nozkowski is the first of three artists to speak in this year’s series.  During his career, he has had 70 one-person shows.  His work is in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art, among many others. – The talk is followed by a reception – Information at www.thomascole.org or 943-7465 – 2 pm – Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill  (The Salons are held at Temple Israel, next door to the Thomas Cole site)

18th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count – Join fellow birders and expert Larry Federman of Audubon NY to identify and count birds at feeders, and collect data for a nationwide survey – Binoculars and bird guides will be provided, or bring your own – Dress in warm layers – Information at www.clctrust.org/events/ or 392-5252 – 9 am – Ooms Conservation Area at Sutherland Pond, Main Parking Area, 480 Rock City Road, Chatham

Next Tuesday, February 17

Old House Project – An illustrated talk presented by Tom Moreland and Michael Rebic about the Austerlitz Historical Society’s project to document old houses in Austerlitz – The project attempts to document any existing house that appears on the 1888 map of the town.  There are presently 160 such houses out of the 350 shown on the map, with the oldest dating to about 1760.  The end result will be a book, which will also cover other aspects of the history of Austerlitz – Sponsored by the Columbia County Historical Society Volunteers – Information at 758-9265 or e-mail to director@cchsny.org – 2 pm – The McNary Center, 6 Sylvester Street, Kinderhook

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Events in Hudson NY, February 2 to February 9, 2015

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All phone numbers are in area code 518 unless otherwise indicated.

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Monday-Thursday, February 2-5

Films at Fairview Cinema 3:

Foxcatcher – Nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Actor, Steve Carell; Best Supporting Actor, Mark Ruffalo; and Best Director, Bennett Miller

Into the Woods – Nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Supporting Actress, Meryl Streep – Last screening Thursday, February 5

The Imitation Game – Nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director

Birdman - Nominated for nine Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor – Opens Friday, February 6

> Information and schedule at www.fairviewcinema3.com or 828-1900 – Fairview Cinema 3, Fairview Plaza, 160 Fairview Avenue (Route 9), Greenport

Thursday, February 5

Enjoy drinks and repartee with Tim Federle, author of Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist and Hickory Daiquiri Dock: Cocktails with a Nursery Rhyme Twist Both books combine classics with witty humor and delicious drink recipes.  Federle, who describes himself as “a pun-slinging guru of drinking,” is a Broadway actor who has received several awards for his cocktail books.  Federle will offer samples of drinks such as “Eeny, Martini, Miny, Mo” and “One Flew Over the Cosmo’s Nest” during this informal evening of story-telling over cocktails.  The event is free with 20% of proceeds from all book and cocktail sales benefiting the campaign for the new Hudson Area Library – There is no admission fee, but attendees are asked to RSVP to 828-1792 or by e-mail to info@HudsonArealibrary.org – 6 to 8 pm – Café Le Perche, 230 Warren Street (Café Le Perche will be open for dinner following the party, but reservations are required by calling 822-1850)

 Projam #9 – A night of the region’s best blues musicians – including Slam Allen, Petey Hop, Bruce Katz, Rick Knapp, Sonny Rock, and some fifty Hudson Valley pro touring musicians sitting in  – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Thursday-Sunday, February 5-8

Films at TSL:

A Tale of Winter – A 1992 Eric Rohmer film that tells the story of a young couple who meet while on holiday and fall deeply in love – In French with English subtitles

> Beloved Sisters – Depicts the unconventional romance between two devoted aristocratic sisters and a rebellious poet – Takes place in the late eighteenth century – In German with English subtitles

Human Capital – The lives of a well-to-do family intertwine with those of a family struggling to keep their comfortable middle class life – This taut character study deconstructs the typical linear narrative – In Italian with English subtitles

Oscar Shorts: Live Action – An opportunity to see nominated films prior to the 87th Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, February 22

Oscar Shorts: Animation – An opportunity to see nominated films prior to the 87th Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, February 22

Modern Times- Charlie Chaplin’s last outing as the Little Tramp, puts the iconic character to work as a giddily inept factory employee

> Information and schedule at 822-8100 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Friday, February 6

Barnstar, an all-star collective of bluegrass and roots-music talent, has chosen to celebrate the release of its new album, “Sit Down! Get Up! Get Out!,” at Helsinki – “Barnstar forges its own brand of song-based bluegrass, gloriously harmonized and raucously played.”  Listen at www.wearebarnstar.com – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 SmashCrashBash!! – The Mystery Lights & Pony in the Pancake – This is the 15th installment of a monthly rock ‘n’ roll-themed party featuring live performances by the tops in totally rockin’, hand-picked touring bands and DJs spinning the best in punk, garage, vintage glam, rock ‘n’ roll, and old-school R&B for your dancing and screaming pleasure – The Mystery Lights are Brooklyn-based while Pony in the Pancake are upstate faves – DJing are Lunar Moss (WGXC’s “Lunar Moss Radio Show”) and Peter Aaron (the Chrome Cranks, WGXC’s “The P.A. System”)  – Information at 828-1562 – 9 pm doors  – The Half Moon, 48 South Front  Street

Friday-Sunday, February 6-8

The Ghent Playhouse presents Heroes, Tom Stoppard’s translation of the French comedy Les Vent des Pupliers by Gerald Sibleyras – At a French retirement home for ex-servicemen, three WWI veterans spend their days sharing past glories, irritating each other and gossiping about unbearable fellow “inmates.” – Directed by Cathy Lee-Visscher – Runs on weekends through February 8 – Information and reservations at 1-800-838-3006 or www.ghentplayhouse.org – Fri/Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm – Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Road, Ghent

Saturday, February 7

Hudson Winter Farmers Market – The winter market reopens this Saturday and continues each Saturday through the month of April – Some 20 vendors are expected – Note later start time – 10 am to 1 pm – Parish Hall, Christ Church Episcopal, Union & East Court Streets

 Mah Jongg:  The Art of the Game – A book discussion and signing with authors Ann M. Israel and Gregg Swain, and photographer Michel Arnaud – Learn the beautiful and ancient game of Mah Jongg, enjoy tea and refreshments, and join in the discussion.  Books available for purchase and signing – Information at 697-0909 or www.tkhomeandgarden.com – 12 noon to 4 pm – TK Home & Garden, Second Floor, 441 Warren Street

HD screening of The Metropolitan Opera production of Offenbach’s Les Contes D’Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann) – Information and reservations at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org– 12:55 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

The History Room Committee of the Hudson Area Library welcomes Arthur Smith as guest speaker in the Hudson Area Library’s Local History Speaker Series – Smith will offer a presentation discussing the history of the Hudson Masonic Lodge – Smith is a Hudson native who was active in the lodge and became Master in 1960, a post he held five more times.  In 1986 he was appointed District Deputy Grand Master.  He celebrates 62 years of continuous membership this year – Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis – Information at www.hudsonarealibrary.org or 828-1792 – 3 pm – Hudson Area Library, 400 State Street

Exhibition Opening – Black and Blue: Recent work by Peggy Reeves – Gallery artists’ work also on display  – Exhibition on view through February 22 – Information at www.510warrenstgallery.com or 822-0510 – 3 to 6 pm – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510  Warren Street

 Wine & Chocolate Tasting – Be prepared for Valentine’s Day – Taste chocolates from the award-winning artisanal chocolate maker, Oliver Kita, with complimentary wines from Fairview Wines and Spirits – Information at www.VerdigrisTea.com or 828-3139 – 5 to 7 pm – Verdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar, 135 Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening – Compositions – The Hudson debut exhibition of abstract painter Drew Boughton, from Los Angeles via Toronto – On view through Spring – Information at www.frgobjectsanddesign.com or 483-9109 – 6 to 8 pm – FRG Objects & Design/Art, 217 Warren Street, Second Floor

 Exhibition Opening – Red/Valentine  Artworks by eleven artists – On view through March 7 – Information at www.conceptohudson.com – 6 to 8 pm – Concepto Hudson, 741 Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening – Thomas Micchelli:  Bacchantes and Bivalves – Two bodies of work are presented and both represent a concern with the dualities that play out in the creative act—the self-conscious and the instinctual, the rational and the irrational – The Bacchantes derives from the play by Euripides as well as its adaptation by the Performance Group in 1969.  The Bivalves was first shown in Bushwick in 2011. – On view through March 1 – Information at art@johndavisgallery.com or 828-5907 – 6 to 8 pm – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

 Winter Blast – Food, drink. dancing, and a silent auction – Music by The Holmes Brothers – Snow or shine – To support Columbia Memorial Hospital and Kaaterskill Care Skilled Nursing & Rehab – Information at 828-8239 – 6:30 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 Botanica with DJ Effie Asili & Guest DJ Fulathela – Vinyl Healing and Good Vibes – Soul, Funk, Afro, Latin, Disco, Boogie, Reggae – Information at 828-1562 –10 pm until – The Half Moon, 48 South Front  Street

87th Annual Churchtown Firehouse Wild Game Dinner – Tickets include beverages, dinner, dessert, door prizes and entry to the gaming hall – Games of chance, gun and sporting goods raffles, door prizes and a wonderful eclectic wild game feast – Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation and the Churchtown Fire Company Youth Fund – Information and tickets by e-mail to preu313@yahoo.com or 851-9766 – Doors open at 3:30 pm, hors d’oeuvres at 4 pm, dinner at 5:30 pm – Churchtown Firehouse, Route 27, Churchtown

Alan Devoe Bird Club bird walk to look for shrikes and hawks – Children welcome if accompanies by an adult – Information at 249-4711 – Meet at 9 am – Lindenwald parking lot, Route 9H

Winter’s Silver Lining – The heights and depths of the woodwind family in a musical program that spans the centuries – Gili Sharett, bassoon; Ronald Feldman, cello; Eugenia Zukerman, flute; Gili Melamed-Lev, piano; and Sheila Silver, guest composer – Reservations and Information at 392-2760 or www.camphillghent.org  – 3 pm – Culture Hall, Camphill Ghent, 2542 Route 66, Chatham

Deep Air Art Series: Human Ecologies/Changing Landscapes with visual artist Tanya Marcuse and poet Peter Lamborn Wilson – Curated by artist/poet Lee Gough – In this series, visual artists are paired with poets who both create works that at once reflect, reject and/or extend themes explored directly by Frederick Church and his contemporaries. – Artist presentations will be followed by Q&A, conversation and refreshments – Snow date February 8 – Information and tickets at www.olana.org or 828-1872 – 3 to 5 pm – Wagon House Education Center,  Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G,, Greenport

Sunday, February 8

Glen David Andrews brings his jazzy, horn-laced New Orleans funk and soul band back to Helsinki for an afternoon gospel brunch – Andrews is a member of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame and has played himself on three seasons of HBO’s “Treme.” –  Chef Hugh Horner will draw on his cache of family recipes to create a Southern Grandma-inspired all-you-can-eat buffet featuring low country, Appalachian, Creole and Delta cuisine  – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 12 noon to 4 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Bird Call Identification – Biologist, writer, and local farmer Will Yandik will acquaint participants with the behavior and song calls of resident and visiting winter birds – 1 pm – The program is weather dependent and will take place either at Borden’s Pond Conservation Area, 1628 Route 203, Ghent, or in CLC’s office, 49 Main Street, Chatham – Confirm the location by contacting either 392-5252 or www.clctrust.org

Next Monday, February 9

Press Conference – Congressman Chris Gibson announces plans for the Lincoln Funeral Train Commemoration events to take place in the City of Hudson and the Town of Stuyvesant on and around April 25 of this year.  April 25 marks the 150th anniversary of the journey of the train carrying the body of President Abraham Lincoln and that of his son from Washington DC to Springfield, Illinois.  The train made a brief stop in the City of Hudson. – Information at 828-7217 – 12 noon – Amtrak Station, Front Street

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Events in Hudson NY, January 26 to February 3, 2015

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All phone numbers are in area code 518 unless otherwise indicated.

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.   

Monday, January 26

Rounds! Rounds! Rounds! – “Not your grandmother’s ‘Frere Jacques’” – Last in the series of community sings led by Sheri Bauer Mayorga – Singers of all levels are welcome – Information at 392-6121 – 7 to 9 pm – Chatham Brewing, 59 Main Street, Chatham

Monday-Thursday, January 26-29

Films at Fairview Cinema 3:

Foxcatcher – Nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Actor, Steve Carell; Best Supporting Actor, Mark Ruffalo; and Best Director, Bennett Miller

Into the Woods – Nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Supporting Actress, Meryl Streep

The Imitation Game – Nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director

> Coming Attraction:  Opening on Friday, January 30 – Birdman – Nominated for nine Academy Awards including Best Picture, and Best Actor, Michael Keaton

> Information and schedule at www.fairviewcinema3.com or 828-1900 – Fairview Cinema 3, Fairview Plaza, 160 Fairview Avenue (Route 9), Greenport

Tuesday-Wednesday, January 27-28

Taste of India is now serving Indian food at the Half Moon every Tuesday and Wednesday night  – Information at 828-1562 – 6 pm to 12 midnight – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Wednesday, January 28

Tasting Dinner – Vanderbilt House is hosting guest chefs to showcase their talents and cuisine – This Wednesday chef Tyler Cluthe will prepare a seven-course tasting menu, from soup to dessert – Vegetarian choices available – Information and reservations at 672-9993 – Vanderbilt House, 161 Main Street, Philmont

Thursday-Sunday, January 29-February 1

Films at TSL:

The Humbling – The story of an aging, suicidal stage actor (played by Al Pacino) and his struggles to find passion for life again.  Also stars Kyra Sedgwick, Charles Grodin, and Dianne Wiest

> Awake: The Life of Yogananda – About an Indian Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s

The Better Angels – Sheds new light on the formative years of Abraham Lincoln and the two women who molded him into one of the most revered men in American history – Feature debut of producer Terrence Malick’s longtime protégé, A. J. Edwards

Oscar Shorts: Animation and Oscar Shorts: Live Action – An opportunity to see nominated films prior to the 87th Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, February 22

> Information and schedule at 822-8100 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Friday-Sunday, January 30-February 1

Exhibition Viewing – Interventions II – Isidro Blasco, an award-winning artist and Art Omi alumni, invites 14 artists to apply their artistic processes and ideas to his new State Street home before he begins renovation – The exhibition will “investigate how the architectural elements of a house might turn out differently from what is generally accepted as normal,”  says Blasco – Participating artists include Beth Campbell, Clare Churchouse, Andrew Dupond, Max Goldfarb, Laetitia Hussain, Mala Iqbal, Laura King, Tom Kotik, Jaime Munarriz, Ivan Navarro, Ruby Palmer, Karina Skivirsky, Grace Sullivan, and Dannielle Tegeder – On view Friday-Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm with a reception on Saturday at 1 pm – 257 State Street (corner of Third Street)

The Ghent Playhouse presents Heroes, Tom Stoppard’s translation of the French comedy Les Vent des Pupliers by Gerald Sibleyras – At a French retirement home for ex-servicemen, three WWI veterans spend their days sharing past glories, irritating each other and gossiping about unbearable fellow “inmates.” – Directed by Cathy Lee-Visscher – Runs on weekends through February 8 – Information and reservations at 1-800-838-3006 or www.ghentplayhouse.org – Fri/Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm – Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Road, Ghent

Saturday, January 31

Live simulcast of The Metropolitan Opera production of Offenbach’s Les Contes D’Hoffmann   – Information and reservations at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – 12:55 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

 Postponed from last weekend:  Margaret Roach, author of the oft-praised website, A Way to Garden, presents a lecture on Starting from Seed. The best flower, vegetable and herb gardens start with seeds and choosing the right varieties from sources that match your garden conditions – Roach will demystify the politics and the practicalities to get participants growing with confidence – The talk will be followed by Q&A – Participants will receive a seed-starting calendar and succession-sowing schedules – Turtle Tree Seeds and Hudson Valley Seed Library will be on hand with their offerings – Come at 2:30 or stay after the lecture to shop for seeds – Refreshments from Olde Hudson and Verdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar – Proceeds benefit the new Hudson Area Library campaign – Information and reservations at www.Armory.HudsonAreaLibrary.org – 3 to 5 pm – Solaris/Camphill Hudson, 360 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – On and Off the Wall – Annual Columbia County Council on the Arts sculpture show featuring CCCA members’ three-dimensional works that are freestanding, wall mounted, relief or assemblage – Juried by Chatham sculptor John Cooley – On view through March 21 – Information at www.artscolumbia.org or 671-6213 – 5 to 7 pm – Columbia County Council on the Arts, 209 Warren Street

Spencertown Revels – Annual mid-winter movable feast – Starts with cocktails and hors d’oeurves at the Academy, then guests move to one of more than a dozen dinners hosted by friends of the Academy – Dinner tickets are sold out; tickets to the cocktail hour are available at the door – Information at 392-3693 or www.spencertownacademy.org – 5:30 pm – Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

 Exhibition Opening – Cityscapes – A group show of urban scenes in oil, acrylic, works on paper, and watercolor – Featuring works by Margaret Crenson, Darshan Russell, Arthur Hammer, Robert Goldstrom, Dan Rupe, Scott Nelson Foster, Paul Chojnowski, Joseph Maresca, Richard Merkin, Bill Sullivan, Edward Avedisian, and Patty Neal – On view through March 8 – Information at www.carriehaddadgallery.com or 828-1915 – Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street

Next Tuesday, February 3

Trixie Starr presides over Hudson’s version of the 60s-70’s classic TV show, Match Game – Winners take home Trixie’s cookies – Information at 301-4398 – 8 to 10 pm – (pm) Wine Bar, 119 Warren Street

Half Waif and Liam Singer – Half Waif kicks off its February 2015 tour at The Half Moon – Joined by Liam Singer, “the night promises to be steeped in dark & dreamy sounds and otherworldly atmospheres.” – Information at 828-1562 or www.facebook.com/pages/The-Half-Moon — 8 pmThe Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

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Events in Hudson NY, January 19 to January 26, 2015

ELLEN’S PICKS

All phone numbers are in area code 518 unless otherwise indicated.

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.   

Monday, January 19

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday Observed

Barside Manner presents Lefty’s Lounge—A Hudson Speakeasy celebrating an important day in prohibition history – Featuring prohibition era cocktails created and served by mixologist  Kat Dunn and stride piano jazz by Tony Kieraldo – For more information and to RSVP go to email at leftysloungehudson@gmail.com – Basic information at www.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 6:30 pm – Ballroom, Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Animal Tracking Walk – Join environmental educator Justin Wexler to look for signs of wildlife and learn how different species adapt to winter’s cold weather and limited food supply – If snow cover allows, snowshoes will be used – Dress in weather appropriate layers – Information and registration at www.clctrust.org/events or contact Sara Hart at 392-5252, ext. 214 – 10 am to 12 noon – Hand Hollow Conservation Area, 387 Gale Hill Road, New Lebanon

 

Wednesday, January 21

House Concert – Featuring the Schoemer Formation plus Nate Smallwood Solo and the Nate/Destefano Duo – 8 pm – Ryan LaPointe, Second Floor, 533 Warren Street

 

Thursday, January 22

Hudson River Historic Boat Restoration & Sailing Society Fifth Annual Reunion & Annual Meeting – Hear plans for the coming year – Information by e-mail to Louise Bliss at leb32438@verizon.net – 6:30 pm – Back Room, Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

 

Live simulcast of The National Theatre of London’s production of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island – A story of “murder, money and mutiny” that starts on a dark and stormy night – (Also shown on Saturday – See below.) – Information and reservations at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – 7 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

 

Thursday-Sunday, January 22-25

Movies at TSL:

The Humbling – The story of an aging, suicidal stage actor (played by Al Pacino) and his struggles to find passion for life again.  Also stars Kyra Sedgwick, Charles Grodin, and Dianne Wiest

Little Accidents – A boy goes missing in a town already devastated by a fatal mining accident

> Awake: The Life of Yogananda  About an Indian Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s

Actress – A film about starring in the movie of your life.

> Information and schedule at 822-8100 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

 

Friday, January 23

Friday Tasting – First HWM Tasting of 2015 – Features selections from David Bowler, a top New York-based importer focusing on naturally made small batch wines – Eat, drink, learn and chat.  Information at www.hudsonwinemerchants.com or 828-6411 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 ½ Warren Street

 

Kevin Morby and Widowspeak – Information at 828-1562 or www.facebook.com/pages/The-Half-Moon — 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

 

Friday-Sunday, January 23-25

The Ghent Playhouse presents Heroes, Tom Stoppard’s translation of the French comedy Les Vent des Pupliers by Gerald Sibleyras – At a French retirement home for ex-servicemen, three WWI veterans spend their days sharing past glories, irritating each other and gossiping about unbearable fellow “inmates.” – Directed by Cathy Lee-Visscher – Runs on weekends through February 8 – Information and reservations at 1-800-838-3006 or www.ghentplayhouse.org – Fri/Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm – Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Road, Ghent

 

Saturday, January 24

HD screening of The Metropolitan Opera production of Franz Lehar’s The Merry Widow starring Renee Fleming – New staging by Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman – Information and reservations at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – 12:55 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

 

Margaret Roach, author of the oft-praised website, A Way to Garden, presents a lecture on Starting from SeedThe best flower, vegetable and herb gardens start with seeds and choosing the right varieties from sources that match your garden conditions – Roach will demystify the politics and the practicalities to get participants growing with confidence – The talk will be followed by Q&A – Participants will receive a seed-starting calendar and succession-sowing schedules – Turtle Tree Seeds and Hudson Valley Seed Librarywill be on hand with their offerings – Come at 2:30 or stay after the lecture to shop for seeds – Refreshments from Olde Hudson and Verdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar – Proceeds benefit the new Hudson Area Library campaign – Information and reservations at www.Armory.HudsonAreaLibrary.org – 3 to 5 pm – Solaris/Camphill Hudson, 360 Warren Street

 

Exhibition Opening – John Cleater: Rafter – On view through March 22 – Information at www.thompsongirouxgallery.com or 392-3336 – 4 to 6 pm – Thompson Giroux Gallery, 57 Main Street, Chatham

 

Live simulcast of The National Theatre of London’s production of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island – A story of “murder, money and mutiny” that starts on a dark and stormy night – (Also shown on Thursday – See above.) – Information and reservations at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – 5 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

 

Author’s Reading and Book Signing – Author Philip Gefter reads from Wagstaff: Before and After Mapplethorpe, his biography of Sam Wagstaff, the legendary curator, collector, and patron of the arts, who emerges as a cultural visionary in this groundbreaking book – Gefter, who wrote about photography on staff at The New York Times, captures Wagstaff’s indelible influence on the world of late-20th-century art. – Books available for purchase and signing – Information at www.hudsonoperahouse.org or 822-1438 – 5 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

 

On and Off the Wall – Annual Columbia County Council on the Arts sculpture show featuring CCCA members’ three-dimensional works that are freestanding, wall mounted, relief or assemblage – Juried by Chatham sculptor John Cooley – On view through March 21 – Information at www.artscolumbia.org or 671-6213 – 5 to 7 pm – Columbia County Council on the Arts, 209 Warren Street

 

Two simultaneous Exhibition Openings at Retrospective Gallery’s two gallery spaces:

>Space Machine – New works by Guillame Gelot, in which the artist expands on a series of grid paintings that explicitly explore units of measurement as content – 711 Warren Street

>Badaude: Industry, Too – New work by Keith J. Varadi – 727 Warren Street

Both exhibitions on view through March 1 – Both exhibitions from 6 to 8 pm – Information at www.retrospectivegallery.com or 828-2288

 

Exhibition Opening – The Musical Box: John Newman & Cary Smith; Evie Falci & Robert Otto Epstein – The exhibition features two pairings of artists – On view through March 8 – Information at www.baileygallery.com or 828-6680 – 6 to 8 pm – Jeff Bailey Gallery/Hudson, 127 Warren Street

 

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabin Fever Cabaret – Hosted by Ringmistress Philomena with Kinko the Clown, the Winter Cabaret features a variety of acts including trapeze, contortion, acrobatic balance, sword swallowing, juggling, physical comedy, and oddball novelty turns from the worlds of circus, theatre, and comedy.  Bindlestiff’s unique style reflects deep roots in NYC’s underground club scene, nods to political street theater, and a steady respect for the traditions of American popular entertainment and illegitimate theatre.  The Winter Cabaret is for grown-ups only.  (A family-oriented matinee is offered on March 29.)  Audience members dressed in costume will receive a discounted admission.  The cabaret will be presented once a month during the winter months – Information at www.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 

Dance Party with beats provided by DJ T-Bone – Information at 828-1562 or www.facebook.com/pages/The-Half-Moon — 10 pm to 2 am– The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Artist Talk – Joan Linder will speak about her work in the exhibition Drawn Home, currently on view at Omi – The exhibition features large wall drawings and oversized accordion style books depicting domestic interiors of three generations of the artist’s family – Also on view is Documents, consisting of 100 pieces of Linder’s mail and press clippings, meticulously recreated in pen and ink – Information at www.artomi.org or 392-4747 – 1 pm – Charles B. Benenson Gallery, Omi Visitors Center, Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

House Concert – The Broad Street Chamber Players – Elizabeth Chinery, flute; David Smith, piano; and Jay Shulman, cello perform works of Handel, Haydn and Lefevbre – Presented by the New Claverack Free Library – Information and reservations by e-mail to newbuilding@claveracklibrary.org or pay at the door – 5 pm – A private home at 6163 Route 9H, Claverack (opposite the Claverack Post Office)

 

Sunday, January 25

HD screening of The Bolshoi Ballet production of Swan Lake – “A…universal and enchanting masterpiece of love, deception and drama….” –- Information and reservations at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – 12:55 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Community Music Space presents the Young Performers Showcase – The Community Music Space, located at the Chocolate Factory in Red Hook, is an artistic educational center that provides a voice for music and acting in the Hudson Valley.  The school’s goal is to prepare people to live a musical life. Groups from the school perform extensively in the community from festivals to public venues and street fairs, as well as at this annual showcase. – Information at www.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 6 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 

Author’s Reading – Joanne Dobson reads from her new historical novel, The Kashmiri Shawl.  The novel is set in the nineteenth century in an India in violent rebellion and an America on the verge of the Civil War.  The novel follows the epic journey of Anna Wheeler from her life as a missionary wife in India to the streets of New York City in search of her daughter – Followed by Q & A – Information at www.chathambookstore.com or 392-3005 – 2 to 4 pm – Chatham Bookstore, 27 Main Street, Chatham

 

Monday, January 26

Rounds! Rounds! Rounds! – “Not your grandmother’s Frere Jacques” –  One of a series of community sings led by Sheri Bauer Mayorga – Peter Schickele (aka P.D.Q. Bach) has shared several of his unpublished rounds for these sessions.  Among them is “Say John,” a tribute to John Lennon – Singers of all levels are welcome – Information at 392-6121 – 7 to 9 pm – Chatham Brewing, 59 Main Street, Chatham

 

 

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Events in Hudson NY, January 13 to January 19, 2015

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All phone numbers are in area code 518 unless otherwise indicated.

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.   

Tuesday, January 13

Partners Restoring the Hudson invites the public to an Information Session about the Hudson River Comprehensive Restoration Plan—A Plan to Restore and Revitalize the Hudson River – This session is part of a regional planning process that will improve habitat conditions and community resilience along the Hudson River Estuary and in its shoreline communities.  The Partners include not-for-profit organizations and academic institutions, working in consultation with state and federal agencies to create a comprehensive, federally-recognized plan for the region – Information and registration at www.thehudsonweshare.org/events –Two sessions – 4 pm to 5:30 pm and 6 pm to 7:30 pm – Columbia-Greene Community College, Greenport

Wednesday, January 14

How to Repair our World - Thomas L. Friedman in conversation with Dov Seldman discuss the challenges facing leaders in today’s complex, interdependent world – Part of  92Y Live, providing educational and cultural programs streamed live from the 92nd Street YMHA in New York City to community organizations across the country.  Audience members will be able to pose questions to the featured speakers – Limited seating – First-come, first-served – Information and registration at www.92ylive.eventbrite.com or call 828-6848 – 8 pm – Congregation Anshe Emeth, 240 Joslen Boulevard

Thursday, January 15

Hudson FORWARD General Meeting – 7 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Thursday-Sunday, January 15-18

Movies at TSL:

The Better Angels – Sheds new light on the formative years of Abraham Lincoln and the two women who molded him into one of the most revered men in American history – Feature debut of producer Terrence Malick’s longtime protégé, A. J. Edwards

A Coffee in Berlin – This film swept the 2013 German Oscar Awards – Paints a day in the life of Niko, a twenty-something college dropout going nowhere fast. – In German with English subtitles

Little Accidents – A boy goes missing in a town already devastated by a fatal mining accident

Tokyo Story – An aging couple journeys from their rural village to visit their two married children in bustling, postwar Tokyo – “One of the greatest of all Japanese films.”

Awake: The Life of Yogananda – About an Indian Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s

If You Don’t, I Will – A couple contemplates the strength and meaning of their commitment to each other – In French with English subtitles

Actress – A film about starring in the movie of your life.

> Information and schedule at 822-8100 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Friday, January 16

Lille Kartofler Figurentheatre from Germany presents Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs- The beloved classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale comes alive with life-sized puppets by the German puppeteer Matthais Kuchta, a master storyteller who leads the story and captivates his audience – The performance marks the company’s fifth engagement at the Opera House and its final U.S. tour – Before we say goodbye to a beloved favorite, join Sleepy, Happy, Doc, Dopey, Sneezy, Bashful, and Grumpy for an evening of magic and entertainment for the whole family – Information and reservations at  822-1438 or www.hudsonoperahouse.org – 6:00 pm –  John L. Edwards Primary School, State Street (behind the Hudson Area Library at 400 State Street)

Winter Exposition Auction – English, Continental, & American furniture, decorations and textiles – On-line catalogue at www.stairgalleries.com – Information at 751-1000 – Preview: Tuesday through Thursday from 10 am to 5 pmFriday from 10 am; Auction at 6 pm – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

 Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds – The Sexual Reptiles open – “…what you get when you cross Amy Winehouse and Tina Turner with Mick Jagger and a dose of the Squirrel Nut Zippers.  Its big-city grit and down-home sweetness together with a bit of Americana.” – “…a soul-funk dance party” – Information at www.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Saturday, January 17

Live simulcast of The Metropolitan Opera production of Franz Lehar’s The Merry Widow starring Renee Fleming – New staging by Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman – Information and reservations at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – 12:55 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Hudson Pride Foundation Film Screening – The Times of Harvey Milk (1984) – “A devastatingly skillful and emotionally compelling documentary, The Times of Harvey Milk charts the political rise and brutal slaying of the first openly gay city official in the United States.…” – Directed by Rob Epstein – Information at www.hudsonoperahouse.org –or 822-1438 – 1:00 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening – The 18th Annual Columbia County Council on the Arts Juried Art Show – To celebrate the diversity and quality of the work being produced by Columbia County and regional artists – Curated by photographer Jack Shear, director of the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation and a long-time resident of Columbia County – On view through February 15 – Snow date is Saturday, January 24 – Information at www.artscolumbia.org or 671-6213 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

 Sugar free Chocolate Tasting – Try sugar free chocolate varieties such as Coco Polo, Mariebell and Tumbador – “This is the best sugar free chocolate I’ve ever tasted.  It’s sweetened with natural stevia,” says best-selling author and healthy living expert Sophie Uliano.  The chocolates will be paired with wines from Fairview Wines & Spirits – Information at 828-3139 or www.VerdigrisTea.com – 5 to 7 pm – Verdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar, 135 Warren Street

ZSoloSZ – Featuring New York avant-garde heavyweights Patrick Higgins, Greg Fox, and Sam Hillmer – Three unique sets of mastermind experimental works from some of New York City’s most acclaimed out-music practitioners – Followed by a DJ After Party – Information at 828-1562 or www.facebook.com/pages/The-Half-Moon  — 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Sunday, January 18

A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Annual community observance presented by the Hudson Interfaith Council – Music by the Hudson High School Choir and the Shiloh Baptist Church Youth Choirs – 6 pm – Shiloh Baptist Church, 14 Warren Street

Monday, January 19

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday Observed

Animal Tracking Walk – Join environmental educator Justin Wexler to look for signs of wildlife and learn how different species adapt to winter’s cold weather and limited food supply – If snow cover allows, snowshoes will be used – Dress in weather appropriate layers – Information and registration at www.clctrust.org/events or contact Sara Hart at 392-5252, ext. 214 – 10 am to 12 noon – Hand Hollow Conservation Area, 387 Gale Hill Road, New Lebanon

 

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Events in Hudson NY, December 27 to January 6, 2015

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All phone numbers are in area code 518 unless otherwise indicated.

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

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Saturday, December 27

Bruner and Hallam are closing their gallery on Upper Columbia Street with a one-day showing of new works by David Dew Bruner and a closing party – Stop by to say farewell to this wonderful space – Information at 914-466-4857 – 3 to 9 pm – Bruner/Hallam, 876 Columbia Street

 Bruce Katz Band– Katz has toured and recorded with the Greg Allman Band, Delbert McClinton, Maria Muldaur, and Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters, among numerous others.  Visit www.brucekatzband.com – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Saturday-Sunday, December 27-28

Clermont Holiday Open House – The mansion’s spectacular rooms are lavishly decorated for the holidays – Cookies and wassail will be served – Information at 537-4240 – 11 am to 3 pm – Clermont State Historic Site, 87 Clermont Avenue, Germantown

This Weekend at the Movies–Saturday-Sunday, December 27-28

Times & Space, Ltd.:

> National Gallery – A Frederick Wiseman film that takes the audience behind the scenes of a London institution

>Awake: The Life of Yogananda – About an Indian Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s

> Zero Motivation – A dark comedy portraying the power struggles of three female secretaries at a remote army base in the Israeli desert.

Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation – Barcelona’s La Sagrada Familia is a unique and fascinating architectural project conceived by Antoni Gaudi in the late 19th century.  Now, more than 125 years after construction began, the basilica remains unfinished.

> Information and schedule at 822-8100 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

At the Movies Through January 1 (check with theaters)

Fairview Cinema 3:

Whiplash – A musical drama – Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival

> Annie – An all-new take on the Broadway play

Night at the Museum 3: Secret of the Tomb – Starring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Mickey Rooney, Ricky Gervais, and Robin Williams in his final movie appearance

> Information and schedule at 828-1900 or www.FairviewCinema3.com – Fairview Cinema 3, 160 Fairview Avenue (Route 9), Greenport

Crandell Theatre:

Night at the Museum 3: Secret of the Tomb – Starring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Mickey Rooney, Ricky Gervais, and Robin Williams in his final movie appearance

Downton Abbey – WMHT and the Chatham Film Club join forces to present a free preview of the Season 5 premier episode of this Masterpiece Theatre run-away TV hit – RSVP! – Saturday at 4 pm – Doors open at 3:45 for non-members

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night  An Iranian vampire movie – Sunday at 4 pm

> Information and schedule at 392-3331 – Crandell Theatre, 46-48 Main Street, Chatham

Movieplex 8 (The Octoplex):

The Interview – A political comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco

> Other movies too numerous to mention

> Information and schedule at 822-1049 – Movieplex 8, 350 Fairview Avenue (Route 9), Greenport

OUT AND ABOUT

Follow Swallow – Swallow, the popular caffeine emporium on Warren Street, is moving from 433 Warren down the street to 357 Warren (formerly Sorted.)  The closing will take place at 12 noon on Tuesday, December 30, giving the regulars time to have their morning coffee.  Swallow promises to reopen at 357 Warren ASAP.

Tuesday, December 30 through 

Rounds! Rounds! Rounds! – “Not your grandmother’s Frere Jacques” –  One of a series of community sings led by Sheri Bauer Mayorga – Singers of all levels are welcome – Information at 392-6121 – 7 to 9 pm – Chatham Brewing, 59 Main Street, Chatham

Wednesday, December 31

First Annual Hudsonian Ball Drop Ceremony – Hudson’s own count-down to the New Year –  The ball drop is preceded by a street festival hosted by Jerry “What the What?” Dymond – An opening prayer, “words of wisdom” from Mayor William Hallenbeck, Jr., live music by DJ Spice and Last Name Landin of WGXC’s “New Line Radio,” spoken word by Ifetayo, and various other performers – Dance performances curated by Elena Mosley – 8 pm to 12 midnight – Entrance to Promenade Hill Park, Warren Street from First Street to Front Street

 Lee Fields & The Expressions with DJ Gio – A New Year’s Eve dance party with Lee Fields and The Expressions’ old-school soul and R&B – Fields’ gritty voice—one part church and one part bedroom—and the Expressions’ classic sound can’t help but bring the listener back to the heyday of soul, when James Brown, Al Green, Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, and Stevie Wonder ruled the roost – Information at 828-4800 orwww.helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

The Voodoo Revue – WGXC 90.7FM and The Half Moon present a line-up of mostly local talent gathered by Bobby Previte – Musicians include Arone Dyer (voice), Tony Kieraldo (keys), Otto Hauser (drums), Jonathan Talbott (violin), Terence Murran (bass), and special guest from Vienna, Fabian Rucker (sax).  After midnight Marc Anthony Thompson (The Honeygun Power Hour) will DJ until the wee hours – Fancy and fanciful dress is strongly encouraged – Food available from Gracie’s Food Truck, rolling over from Catskill with scratch-made American classics – To benefit community radio station WGXC 90.7 FM – Broadcast live from WGXC 90.7 FM or streamed live on www.wgxc.org – Information at 828-1562 orwww.facebook.com/pages/The-Half-Moon  — 9 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Sheila Dee & The Dazzlers – A musical theatre/dinner event with song, live music, and standup comedy – Champagne cocktail and five course dinner will be served – Information at www.vanderbilt-house.com – Reservations at 627-9993 – Cocktails at 6 pm, dinner at 7 pm – The Vanderbilt House, 161 Main Street, Philmont

 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

35th Annual New Year’s Day Auction – Features the partial unreserved contents of the J. Turndorf “Dr. Love” 18th-century tavern in Millbrook, NY, an 18th-century Upper Saddle River, NJ Dutch home, and several handpicked estates from the tri-state area – Online catalog at www.copakeauction.com – Call 329-1142 or e-mailinfo@copakeauction.com for seat reservations (suggested) – Previews throughWednesday, December 31 from 11 am to 5 pm and Thursday, January 1 from 10 am through 11:45 am – Storm date is January 3 – Information at 329-1142 orwww.copakeauction.com –  Auction at 12 noon – Copake Auction, 266 Route 7A, Copake

 

Friday, January 2, 2015

Sarah Borges and Girls Guns & Glory are two avatars of Boston’s thriving roots-rock scene.  Both artists mine early rock ’n’ roll styles as well as their roots and tributaries, including country, blues and R&B, on their way toward making new indie-rock with the immediacy and passion of 1950s and early ’60s music – Information atwww.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 

Friday-Sunday, January 2-4, 2015

Movies at TSL:

Anarctica: A Year on Ice – …a journey to the end of the world with the hardy and devoted people who live there year-round—scientists, technicians, and craftsmen at various research stations.

Happy Valley – A deconstruction of the story of Penn State University assistant coach Jerry Sandusky’s arrest for child sexual abuse

> Concrete Night – A dream-like odyssey through beautiful Helsinki over the course of one night – By the award-winning director Pirjo Honkasalo

National Gallery – A Frederick Wiseman film that takes the audience behind the scenes of a London institution

>Awake: The Life of Yogananda – About an Indian Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s

Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation  Barcelona’s La Sagrada Familia is a unique and fascinating architectural project conceived by Antoni Gaudi in the late 19th century. Now, more than 125 years after construction began, the basilica remains unfinished.

> Information and schedule at 822-8100 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

 

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Exhibition Opening – Frigid Fractals: New Photography by H. David Stein – Also showing gallery artists – On view through January 25 – Information atwww.510warrenstgallery.com or 822-0510 – 3 to 6 pm – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

 

Home Bass 2 – A Little Help from our Friends Cabaret Concert to benefit Columbia County Habitat for Humanity – The concert is comprised of local talent curated byTommy Stinson, bassist for The Replacements and Guns ‘n’ Roses – Performers include Stinson, backed up by Happiness (3/5 of Deer Tick); singer-songwriter Rhett Miller of the old 97’s; Elvis Perkins; Jesse Malin; the Dust Bowl Faeries; Ruby Stinson; and Kiki*D – Hosted by MC Girlgantua – Information and reservations at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm (Dinner available from 5 pm) – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Trixie Starr presides over Hudson’s version of the 60s-70’s classic TV show, Match Game – Information at 301-4398 – 8 to 10 pm – (pm) Wine Bar, 119 Warren Street

 

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Events in Hudson NY, November 18 to November 24, 2014

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All phone numbers are in area code 518 unless otherwise indicated.

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

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MEETINGS + ELLEN’S PICKS – WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17, 2014                               

All phone numbers are in area code 518 unless otherwise indicated.

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Tuesday, November 18

Youth Justice: A Learning Experience – Panel discussions on juvenile justice issues; community engagement; school environments; arrest, detention, and intake and victim services; treatment and supervision services; and aftercare and re-entry.  Followed by an afternoon interactive motivational exercise with youth when the panelists will share their expertise. – Presented by the Staley B. Keith Social Justice Center – Information at 291-9415 or www.staleybkeith.org – Panels from 9 am to 12 noon; afternoon exercise from 3:30 to 5:30 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Mitski & Johanna Warren – “Two ladies with guitars coming to town to make you feel stuff” – Visit www.mitski.com/ andwww.johannawarren.com/ — Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Mary Beth Wenger, author and long-time Albany-area TV news anchor and reporter, will talk about her book, Finding Grandma: A Sentimental Journey Through 1920s Columbia County Recipes – Information at 758-9265 – 7 pm – Vanderpoel House of History, 16 Broad Street, Kinderhook

Wednesday, November 19

Taina Asili with Gaetano Vaccaro + Monica McIntyre – Puerto Rican vocalist Taina Asili and Sicilian guitarist Gaetano Vaccaro come together as a captivating duo intertwining potent vocals and guitar, performing original fusions of Afro-Latin, reggae and folk sounds, as well as unique and unforgettable renditions of Spanish flamenco and Latin American folk.  They appear with Monica McIntyre, who is on tour from New Orleans, blending blues, soul, classical, jazz, reggae and Middle Eastern sounds with the unique cello techniques of slapping, plucking and strumming – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Thursday, November 20

Cider Tasting – Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider is fresh, unfiltered, unsulphited, authentic farmhouse cider produced in Staatsburg.   This certified Eco-Apple cidery produces both English and French style ciders  Phyllis Johnson will introduce their authentic traditional ciders – Information at www.fairview-wines.com or 828-0934 – 3 to 6 pm – Fairview Wines & Spirits, 160 Fairview Avenue, Route 9, Greenport

 Hudson FORWARD Community Meeting – 7 pm – Hudson Opera House, Use Back Door

ProJam #8 – A night of the region’s best blues musicians – Vocalist Lex Grey, who leads her own band, the Urban Pioneers, is featured guest – The Club Helsinki House Band anchors the event and welcomes all working musicians in the region to sit in for a freewheeling blues jam – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Botanica: An Evening of Vinyl Healing & Good Vibes – DJ Effie Asili with special guest sets with Otto Hauser, and a special Fela Kuti tribute – All vinyl awesomeness! – Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Thursday-Sunday, November 20-23

Films at TSL:

Force Majeure –  “…this wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family…” – Won the Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival – With English subtitles

The Better Angels – Sheds new light on the formative years of Abraham Lincoln and the two women who molded him into one of the most revered men in American history – Feature debut of producer Terrence Malick’s longtime protégé, A. J. Edwards

> Information and schedule at 822-8100 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Friday, November 21

HWM Friday Tasting Series – Here’s the capper to Hudson Valley Cider Week – Taste products from Eve’s Cidery, recognized by Bon Appetit as one of New York’s top cideries. Eve’s ciders come from a small family run orchard and cidery in the Finger Lakes region where they grow apples and other tree fruits to create delightful, artisanal ciders – Information at www.hudsonwinemerchants.com  or 828-6411 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 ½ Warren Street

 Wine Tasting – Taste a selection of “must haves” for your holiday table – Information at www.fairview-wines.com or 828-0934 – 4 to 7 pm – Fairview Wines & Spirits, 160 Fairview Avenue, Route 9, Greenport

Mike Wexler/Rhyton/Pigeons/Garcia Peoples/and DJ Lunar Moss – Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

The Wickers Creek Band serves up tasty bluegrass – Other scrumptious food and beverage available – Information atwww.facebook.com/philmontpub or 672-7346 – 8 to 10 pm – Main Street Public House, 12 Main Street (Route 217), Philmont

Friday-Sunday, November 21-23

Walking the dog Theater presents the umbilical point – Written and performed by Gabriel Rodriguez and directed by David Anderson – “…a vibrant blend of devised theater, elemental movement, folklore, hip hop and spoken word.” – Information and reservations at 610-0909 or by e-mail to info@wtdtheater.org – To learn more about the play and the artistic process behind the scenes visit www.theumbilicalpoint.com – Runs on Fridays through Sundays  through November 30 – 8 pm – Solaris, 360 Warren Street

Saturday, November 22

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Last Saturday of the outdoor market.  The Hudson Standard, creator and purveyor of bitters and shrubs, will be at the Guest Table.  The indoor Winter Market will be open three weekends in December—the 6th, 13th, and 20th—at Christ Church Episcopal, Union & East Court Streets – It will be closed in January and will resume the first Saturday in February and remain open through April – Information at www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Lot at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

 St. Nicholas Ukrainian Church Annual Food Sale – All food is handmade by members of the church – Apple pies (baked that morning), pyrohy (pierogies), and holubtsi (cabbage rolls) will be available – This is a very popular sale, so either arrive early or order in advance by calling 828-9308 – 10 am to 12 noon – St. Nicholas Ukrainian Church, 206 Union Street

 Cider Tasting – Nine Pin Ciders will be in the store pouring a selection of ciders made from Columbia County apples – Information atwww.fairview-wines.com or 828-0934 – 12 noon to 5 pm – Fairview Wines & Spirits, 160 Fairview Avenue, Route 9, Greenport

Live simulcast of The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville – Information and reservations at 822 -8448 orwww.timeandspace.org  – 12:55 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

 Exhibition Opening – Members Annual Holiday Small Works Show  Original art at reasonable prices – On view through January 10, 2015 – Information at info@artscolumbia.org or 671-6723 – 5 to 7 pm – Columbia County Council on the Arts, 209 Warren Street

 Classics on Hudson presents the pioneering post-classical string quartet ETHEL in its first appearance in Hudson – The quartet (Ralph Farris, viola; Dorothy Lawson, cello; and Kip Jones and Tema Watstein, violins) perform a program entitled Grace, honoring the 20th anniversary of Jeff Buckley’s seminal album – The program includes an adaptation of Ennio Morricone’s score to the film The Mission, and works by Mary Ellen Childs, Marcelo Zarvos, and Carlo Mombelli, as well as music composed by members of the quartet.  The quartet has been described as “unfailingly vital”  by The New York Times, “downtown’s reigning string quartet” by The New Yorker, and “one of the most exciting quartets around by Strad Magazine – It has also been called the “string quartet that sometimes thinks it’s a rock band.” – Seating is limited – Reservations and information at www.hudsonoperahouse.org or 822-1438 – 7 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

HRC Showcase Theatre presents a staged reading of James McLindon’s Dead and Buried – This comedy-drama centers on one girl’s search for a connection to her recently deceased mother which ultimately leads her to a cemetery in a small New England town where she finds much more than her mother’s grave. – The reading is followed by a reception and “talk back” with the playwright, actors and director – Information and reservations at 851-2061 – Walk-ins welcome – 7:30 pm – Auditorium, First Reformed Church of Hudson, 52 Green Street

The debut performance of Otto Hauser’s new ensemble, Expectations – Featuring Dan Lead (guitar), Michael Block (guitar), Tony Kieraldo (keyboard), Terence Murren (upright bass), Jon Shaw (electric bass), Anders Griffen (percussion), and Otto Hauser (drum set & compositions) – Featuring a mix of original music and cosmic standards, drawing from the books of Sun Ra, Funkadelic, Paul Motian, Thomas Mapfumo, etc. – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express – “With the aid of the Mission Express…Prophet embraces a host of traditional and classic sounds, including country, soul, LA rock, indie-rock, folk-rock, and plain old rock ‘n’ roll” – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Reformed Dutch Church of Claverack’s Annual Bazaar – Lunch and holiday shopping:  Trifles and treasures, silent auction, homemade baked goods, knitted apparel, hand sewn home boutique items, wreaths and arrangements, gift baskets, and holiday ornaments – Ample parking and assistance with bundles and purchases – 10 am to 2 pm – Reformed Dutch Church of Claverack, 88 Route 9H, Village of Claverack (¼ mile north of the traffic light)

Jim Cusick, award-winning TV producer and writer, will talk about his latest novel, Death of an Anchorman, and about the underlying true story of “how the news business has been turned into the business of news” and what this means for journalism and the public. Cusick was news director of WCBS-TV and held positions as producer, editor and writer at WCBS-TV and WCBS Newsradio in New York City, and has had his own New York-based international communications company. – Information at www.roejanlibrary.org or 325-4101– 4 pm – Roeliff-Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale (1 mile south of the intersection of Routes 22 and 23)

Exhibition Opening –– En Masse – Featuring small works by more than 40 artists – Live jazz by Josh Connors and Ben Lanphear – On view through January 4, 2015 – Information at www.thompsongirouxgallery.com or 392-3336 – 4 to 6 pm – Thompson Giroux Gallery, 57 Main Street, Chatham

Sunday, November 23

Live simulcast of The Bolshoi Ballet’s production of Pharaoh’s Daughter – Information and reservations at 822 -8448 orwww.timeandspace.org  – 12:55 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

 Alexander Turnquist with Sontag Shogun and Julia Kent – “This unique triple bill of Hudson-based composer-guitarist Alexander Turnquist, Brooklyn-based piano trio Sontag Shogun, and experimental cellist-composer Julia Kent is a full-fledged mini-festival of contemporary ambient sounds, offering an evening of peaceful, calm, quiet listening and relaxed, shimmering beauty.” – Information at 828-4800 orwww.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Monday, November 24

Mondays with Melora – A residency during the month of November with Melora Creager and her band the Calico Indians, featuring Chops LaConte, Ryder Cooley, Luis Mojica, and Timothy Oakley – Special guests include singer-violinist Eszter Balint,  Kiki * d, and Wild Boy with Clare Felice – Creager, who sings and plays cello and banjo, says the performances, will include a mix of old originals re-orchestrated, old covers re-organized, and new songs, including a few songs about Columbia County – The performances are intended as a live “lab” with “an ear to recording.” – Creager is best known as founder and leader of the cello-rock band Rasputina – Information at 828-4800 orwww.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

ODDS & ENDS

The Hudson Development Corporations’ Hudson Business Climate Survey – Since the City of Hudson shares a zip code with Greenport, it has been historically difficult to gather information about the businesses in Hudson. We know that Hudson is an economic driver of the county but we do not know precisely what’s fueling it.  With many new businesses moving into Hudson, now is the time to gather information .  With this survey HDC aims to get a gauge on the entire landscape of the economy in Hudson. Note that this survey is meant for business owners on and off Warren Street, self-employed individuals, nonprofits, and members of the creative economy (craftspeople, artists, IT, etc.). The only requirement is that the business be located within the city limits of Hudson proper or that their business be conducted in Hudson. Here is the link to the survey.

https://docs.google.com/a/hudsonfirst.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGdFdFBZRjdGZzJnVFduVTlILTZBcWc6MQ#gid=0

Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore celebrates November’s Month of Plenty – A triple-header of events and opportunities will take place all month long – Customers/visitors are asked to share their own abundance by bringing non-perishable food items to be donated to food pantries in Hudson and Chatham in time for the holidays – The store is abundantly stocked at the moment with extraordinary values with multiples of many items including 20 terracotta wall sconces, a Wolf commercial range with custom hood, and a sauna. – A super-abundant donation of solid wood doors, baseboard heaters, fireplace grates, Kohler tubs, showers and toilets, etc. will be available at the store in mid-November – The third part of the celebration is a party to celebrate the store’s Fifth Birthday on November 22, with Five Prizes of Plenty raffle drawings each hour from 1 to 5 pm – Information by e-mail to gmoore@columbiacountyhabitat.org or call 828-0892 – ReStore, Route 66, just north of the Route 9H intersection

 

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Events in Hudson NY, November 13 to November 18, 2014

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All phone numbers are in area code 518 unless otherwise indicated.

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

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Thursday, November 13

Diamond Doves, Last Good Tooth, and Adam Schatz – Diamond Doves has toured extensively in support of artists like the Felice Brothers and A.A. Bondy – Last Good Tooth leader Penn Sultan finds inspiration in his family’s roots in the mountains of North Carolina and the old time Appalachian music from the Blue Ridge region, mixed with his love-hate relationship with NYC – Boston multi-instrumentalist Adam Schatz is best known for his art-rock band, Landlady – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com  – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Celebrate the reconstruction of a buried 18th-century well at the Palatine Parsonage

> A slideshow and discussion with Dr. Christopher Lindner, Director of the Bard Archaeology Field School, about the Parsonage archaeology project since 2009 and suggestions for future directions – 7 pm – Hover Room, Germantown Library, 31 Palatine Road, Germantown

> Open House at the Archaeological Site with Dr. Christopher Lindner – 10 am to 12 noon, Palatine Parsonage, Maple Avenue, one block east of Route 9G – Germantown

> Information at 537-5800 or www.germantownlibrary.org

Thursday-Sunday, November 13-16

Films at TSL:

1,000 Times Good Night – One of the world’s top war photojournalists, played by Juliette Binoche, faces the choice of giving up her dangerous profession or losing the family she counts on being there every time she returns from an assignment.

Abuse of Weakness – An exploration of power and sex – Starring Isabelle Huppert – In French with English subtitles

The Better Angels – Sheds new light on the formative years of Abraham Lincoln and the two women who molded him into one of the most revered men in American history – Feature debut of producer Terrence Malick’s longtime protégé, A. J. Edwards

> Information and schedule at 822-8100 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Friday, November 14

Official Dedication of the Columbia County Courthouse in honor of Judge Roger J. Miner – 2 pm – 401 Union Street

Vico Vibes Hour Featuring vocalist Anneice and DJ Trumastr of Beat*Shot Music, with special guest Eushabell – No cover, and Happy Hour prices will be in effect – Information at 828-6529 – 5 to 6 pm – VICO Restaurant & Bar, 136 Warren Street

HWM Fall Tasting Series – In celebration of Hudson Valley Cider Week, Polly Giragosian, owner of Aaron Burr Cidery, crafting small batch, dry releases, will be on hand to pour her Isle au Haut Sea Apple Cider, made from apples foraged off the coast of Maine – Also featured are the iconic ciders of Eric Bordelet, who took over his family’s 200-year old orchards to produce flavorful ciders from over twenty varietals – Information at www.hudsonwinemerchants.com  or 828-6411 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 ½ Warren Street

Tastings – The Master Distiller from Hudson Valley Distillery, Columbia County’s newest distillery, will introduce the apple vodka and applejacks they have just released – Also, this is Cider Week, in celebration of the Hudson Valley apple, and the store will be offering tastings of NY ciders all week long – Information at www.fairview-wines.com or 828-0934 – 4 to 7 pm – Fairview Wines & Spirits, 160 Fairview Avenue, Route 9, Greenport

Exposition Auction – More than 90 lots from the Estate of J. Hyde Crawford, Jr. from Bellport, NY, property from the collection of Aston Hawkins and Johnnie Moore, from the collection of Tom Noonan, from Brookbound in Claverack, and from several private NY collectors including English, Continental and American furniture, decorations, textiles, and art – Online catalogue at www.stairgalleries.com – Information at 751-1000 – 6 pm – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Pythias Braswell – Features the songwriting of Michael Hays, with Otto Hauser on drums – “Braswell blends ancient relics and alien lasers into a song form that is both old and new.  His songs are heartfelt, sacred, melodic, and given to occasional moments of improvised disintegration.” – Visit www.pythiasbraswell.bandcamp.com/ — Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Chris Smither & The Motivators – with Milton opening – The New York Times:  “With a weary, well-traveled voice and a serenely intricate finger-picking style, Mr. Smither turns the blues into songs that accept hard-won lessons and try to make peace with fate.” –He may be best known for writing “Love You Like a Man” which Bonnie Raitt and, more recently, jazz great Diana Krall have covered.” – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Edge of Time – Singer-songwriter Abby Lappen performs with Pete Tenerowicz – Information at 672-7346 – 8 pm – Main Street Public House, 12 Main Street (Route 217), Philmont

Friday-Sunday, November 14-16

Upstage Productions presents Annie, Jr. – Entirely cast with youth from ages 8 to 18 – Directed by Francesco Archina, with musical direction by Alex Malsan, and choreography by Tanya Phelps – Information at www.upstageproductionsinc.org or 929-0624 – Fri/Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm – Hudson High School Performing Arts Center, 215 Harry Howard Avenue

Walking the dog Theater presents the umbilical point – Written and performed by Gabriel Rodriguez and directed by David Anderson – “…a vibrant blend of devised theater, elemental movement, folklore, hip hop and spoken word.” – Information and reservations at 610-0909 or by e-mail to info@wtdtheater.org – To learn more about the play and the artistic process behind the scenes visit www.theumbilicalpoint.com – Runs on Fridays through Sundays  through November 30 – 8 pm – Solaris, 360 Warren Street

 

Saturday, November 15

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Fair Warning—Next Saturday, November 22, will be the last day of this market.  The indoor Winter Market opens December 6.  Stay tuned for details. –Information at www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Lot at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

Baking Class & Book Signing –

> Making Scones:  Erin Patinkin and Agatha Kulaga of the Brooklyn-based bakery, Ovenly, will teach a hands-on class in making both sweet and savory scones – Participants will be able to taste the freshly-baked creations and will take some home to share with friends and family – Reservations required at 828-0033 or www.valleyvariety.com – 10 am to 12 noon

>Book Signing and Tasting:  Ovenly: Sweet and Salty Recipes from New York’s Most Creative Bakery, features experimental yet perfected recipes from Erin and Agatha, the founders of Ovenly, the Brooklyn-based bakery named Best Bakery in New York City in 2013 by Time Out New York  - Books will be available for purchase and signing – 1 pm to 2 pm

>Information at 828-0033 or www.valleyvariety.com – Valley Variety, 705 Warren Street

Crunch Time! – Wine & Chocolate Tasting – Sample peanut brittle, chocolate bark, and butter crunch paired with specially selected beverages from Fairview Wines & Spirits – Take home Thanksgiving treats, stocking stuffers, or guilty pleasures! – Information at 828-3139 – 5 to 7 pm – Verdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar, 135 Warren Street (corner of Second Street)

HD screening of The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Bizet’s Carmen – Information and reservations at 822 -8448 orwww.timeandspace.org  – 12:55 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

 Ruth Piwonka, Kinderhook’s municipal historian, will offer a presentation called “Before Hudson: The Dutch at Claverack and other locales along the east side of the river, 1614-1783,” focusing particularly on the period from 1649 through 1715.  The presentation is part of theLocal History Speaker Series – Piwonka has researched and written extensively on the region’s history and historic architecture, with a special interest in the Hudson Valley’s Dutch cultural history.  She is perhaps best known for her book A Visible Heritage, Columbia County, NY: A History in Art and Architecture, which she coauthored with Roderic H. Blackburn – In 2013 she was awarded the Alice P. Kenney Memorial Award by the New Netherland Institute for her contribution in research and writing on the Dutch experience in North America – Seating is available on a first come-first served basis – Information at www.hudsonarealibrary.org  or 828-1792 – 3:30 pm –  Hudson Area Library, 400 State Street

 Meg Carlon Memorial Celebration – 4 to 6 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

 Dine/Art – BeLo3rd’s Gallery Stroll featuring open galleries, and several exhibition openings with special restaurant tastings at the galleries, all below Third Street

> Geoffrey Good, 238 Warren Street

> Rose Gallery Fine Art, 238A Warren Street

> J. Damiani Gallery, 237 Warren Street

> Gallery at Tommy’s, 228 Warren Street

> FRG Objects & Design, Second Floor, 217 Warren Street

> Limner Gallery, 123 Warren Street

> BCB Art, 116 Warren Street

> Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

> Chamber of Commerce Gallery, 1 North Front Street

>>Participating restaurants include:

Apperitivi, Bruno’s, Café Le Perche, DA/BA, River City Essentials, (pm)Winebar, Tanzy’s, Verdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar, and VICO 

Information at www.belo3rd.com – See individual listings for exhibition openings – 5 to 8 pm – Warren Street and Front Street below Third Street

 Exhibition Opening – True North: Abstract Expressionist Collage by Lynne Perrella – On view through January 10 – Information at 828-4417 or www.columbiachamber-ny.com – 5 to 8 pm – Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, 1 North Front Street

Exhibition Opening – Multum in Parvo (Much in Little) – Bronze sculptures by Ed Smith – The sculptures range from about 5 to 6 inches in height, “but emanate a coiled energy that calls to mind the expansive physical gestures seen in martial arts and the universal, space-capturing moves found in defense training.” – Exhibition also includes Smith’s drawings and prints – On view through December 21 – Information atwww.BCBART.com or 828-4539 – 6 to 8 pm – BCBArt, 116 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Photobook 2014: Fifth Annual International Juried Exhibition – Including 20 photobooks (chosen from 80 entries), and photographs by Best of Show artists – Juried by Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator of Griffin Museum of Photography andKaren Davis, co-owner/curator of Davis Orton Gallery – On view through December 21 – Exhibition will also be shown at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Boston, in January, 2015 – Information at 697-0266 or www.davisortongallery.com – 6 to 8 pm – Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

Lithographs from the estate of Theodore Roszak (1907-1981) – Curated by Anne MacDougall, who will be present – On view through November 30 – Information at 828-5907 or art@johndavisgallery.com – Main Galleries (all other exhibit spaces are closed for the winter season) – 6 to 8 pm – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Gathering of the Tribes – Encaustics and oil painted collages by Lucinda Abra – On view through December 14 – Information at 671-6777 or www.nobogallery.com – 4:30 pm through 7 pm – NOBO Gallery, 558 Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening – Everything and Nothing at Once: Still Life Paintings by Dustin Pevey – “The work presents a confusing reflection of reality that is meant to be constantly questioned but never completely understood.” – On view through January 17 – Information atwww.retrospectivegallery.com or 828-2288 (Runs concurrently with a show of new paintings by Tomer Aluf at Retrospective’s other gallery at 727 Warren Street.) – 6 to 8 pm – Retrospective, 711 Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening – Free Drama: New Paintings by Tomer Aluf – On view through January 17 – Information atwww.retrospectivegallery.com or 828-2288 (Runs concurrently with a show of new paintings by Dustin Pevey at Retrospective’s other gallery at 711 Warren Street.) – 6 to 8 pm – Retrospective, 727 Warren Street

The Voodoo Orchestra North – The orchestra, led by legendary jazz drummer, improviser and composer Bobby Previte, and featuring many great upstate musicians, has been presenting a regular series of performances devoted to exploring the music of Miles Davis’ eternal electric jazz-funk masterpiece, “Bitches Brew.”  The work, released in 1970, was hailed as “one of the greatest works of the twentieth century,” and has “changed the entire landscape of not only jazz, but rock, funk, soul and pop as well.” – Visit www.bobbyprevite.com – Information atwww.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Exhibition Opening – 2 Photographers/2 Views, presents the work of two local photographers—Susan B. Anthony and Debra Bilow – The exhibition is “an opportunity to present two of the many ways subject matter—in this case architecture and ‘place’—can stimulate and shape the expressive.” – On view through December 13 – Information at 325-4101 or www.roejanlibrary.org – 5:30 pm to 7 pm – Roeliff-Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale (1 mile south of the intersection of Routes 22 and 23)

Skyscapes Series: What’s in Tonight’s Sky – Dr. Willie Yee and Joe Macagne, both officers in the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association will present a 21st-century exploration of the night sky at Olana – The program starts with a presentation of the wonders of the night sky that are presently observable – Participants will then move out to the viewing field to see the major features of the night sky – Information at 828-1872 ext,103 or e-mail to mhasbrook@olana.org – 7 to 9 pm – Wagon House Education Center, Olana State Historic Site, Route 9G, Greenport

Concerts at Camphill Ghent presents The Passionate Cello – Thrill to the cello’s sonorous voice in every work in this concert.  Cellist Ashley Bathgate, whose “rich tone, fluid dynamics and imaginative phrasing captured the magic”—The New York Times, personifies that voice, first in Bach’s sublime Solo Cello Suite No 3; then, with pianist Gili Melamed-Lev in Beethoven’s noble Cello Sonata, Part’s mystical Fratres, and Saint-Saen’s flashy Allegro appassionato – Followed by a post-concert reception with the artists – Information and reservations (recommended) at www.concertsatcamphillghentnov2014.eventbrite.com or 392-2760 – 3 pm – Cultural Hall, Camphill Ghent, 2542 Route 66, Chatham

Sunday, November 16

Brunch for Habitat with Seth Rogovoy, writer, editor, and cultural consultant – Information and reservations at 828-0892 – 11:30 am to 1 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Maryna Kysla, piano, and Scot Moore, viola, perform the Bach Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major and works by Mendelssohn, Mozart, Chopin and Ptushkin – Both are currently pursuing graduate studies at the Bard College Conservatory of Music. – A reception follows the performance.  Reservations by e-mail to rhoveninc.@gmail.com – 2 pm – Beattie-Powers Place, Prospect Avenue & Bridge Street, Catskill

Joan Osofsky, owner of Hammertown Barn, and writer Abby Adams talk about their new book, Love Where You Live: At Home in the Country – The book highlights eighteen houses that embody a relaxed lifestyle with an eclectic mix of classic and contemporary elements. The authors will share their thoughts on modern country living with creative ideas and tips for making homes warm, welcoming and authentic. – Information at www.roejanlibrary.org  or 325-4101– 3 pm – Roeliff-Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale (1 mile south of the intersection of Routes 22 and 23)

Monday, November 17

Mondays with Melora – A residency during the month of November with Melora Creager and her band the Calico Indians, featuring Chops LaConte, Ryder Cooley, Luis Mojica, and Timothy Oakley – Special guests include singer-violinist Eszter Balint,  Kiki * d, and Wild Boy with Clare Felice – Creager, who sings and plays cello and banjo, says the performances, will include a mix of old originals re-orchestrated, old covers re-organized, and new songs, including a few songs about Columbia County – The performances are intended as a live “lab” with “an ear to recording.” – Creager is best known as founder and leader of the cello-rock band Rasputina – Information at 828-4800 orwww.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Tuesday, November 18

Youth Justice: A Learning Experience – Panel discussions on juvenile justice issues; community engagement; school environments; arrest, detention, and intake and victim services; treatment and supervision services; and aftercare and re-entry.  Followed by an afternoon interactive motivational exercise with youth when the panelists will share their expertise. – Presented by the Staley B. Keith Social Justice Center – Information at 291-9415 or www.staleybkeith.org – Panels from 9 am to 12 noon; afternoon exercise from 3:30 to 5:30 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

ODDS & ENDS

Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore celebrates November’s Month of Plenty – A triple-header of events and opportunities will take place all month long – Customers/visitors are asked to share their own abundance by bringing non-perishable food items to be donated to food pantries in Hudson and Chatham in time for the holidays – The store is abundantly stocked at the moment with extraordinary values with multiples of many items including 20 terracotta wall sconces, a Wolf commercial range with custom hood, and a sauna. – A super-abundant donation of solid wood doors, baseboard heaters, fireplace grates, Kohler tubs, showers and toilets, etc. will be available at the store in mid-November – The third part of the celebration is a party to celebrate the store’s Fifth Birthday on November 22, with Five Prizes of Plenty raffle drawings each hour from 1 to 5 pm – Information by e-mail to gmoore@columbiacountyhabitat.org or call 828-0892 – ReStore, Route 66, just north of the Route 9H intersection

 

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