Art Events in Hudson NY, December 7 to December 13, 2016 and beyond

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated. 

PLEASE NOTE

Please note, for announcements, Ellen’s  email address has changed to “ellenthurston1@gmail.com“.  Please start using this address for all correspondence.

Wednesday, December 7

Upstreet Market, the mid-week market held on Wednesdays in Seventh Street Park during the summer months, has taken up residence in Fellowship Hall at Christ Church Episcopal, (Not to be confused with the Hudson Farmers’ Market’s winter market which has moved to 601 Union Street – See below) – The Upstreet Market, has expanded into the Holiday Craft & Market Fair, offering unique food and craft items.  There will also be a table of “gently used” household items to benefit the church’s outreach program – Information at 917-561-5285 – 4 to 7 pm – Christ Church Episcopal, 431 Union Street

Bluegrass Wednesdays at Or Gallery & Tavern – Alternating between Taconic Ridge and Jim Wright & Friends – Information at 917-873-4503 – 7 pm – Or Gallery & Tavern, 35 South Third Street

Wednesday, December 7 through Saturday, December 24

Hudson River Exchange has opened its 12+ Days to Christmas Handmade Pop Up Shop, with items from some 20 regional makers and collectors – The exchange also features products from Small Batchery & Co. offering seasonal gift boxes of packaged food products including The Sweet Box, The Sauce Box, The Cured Box, and The Elixir Box – Information at 917-297-0197 – 12 noon to 5 pm daily – Hudson River Exchange, 514 Warren Street

Thursday, December 8

Hudson Motown & Soul Session #1 –– The Sweet Life Music Project plays funky jazz with a blues-rock influence.  The Hudson-based group includes bandleader Randall “Stix” Martin, vocalist Faith Grumberg, guitarist Rick Warren, bassist/keyboardist Aaron Martin, and saxophonist Harold Kimble.  Albany-based Motown style ensemble Derrick Horton &The Jay Street Band also performs in this debut of the new Hudson Motown & Soul Session series– A portion of the proceeds will help support local youth music programs – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 Thursday-Sunday, December 8-11

TSL Films: 

> Mifune: The Last Samurai – A new film by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Okazaki, explores the accidental movie career of Toshiro Mifune, one of the true giants of world cinema – In English and Japanese with English subtitles

> Patience (after Sebald) – A richly textured essay film on landscape, art, history, life and loss, which offers a unique exploration of the work and influence of internationally acclaimed writer E.G. Sebald (1944-2001)

Don’t Call Me Son – Tall, dark, androgynously handsome Pierre wears eyeliner and a black lace g-string while having sex with both boys and girls.  The confusion only goes deeper when the teenager’s single, working-class mom is arrested for having stolen him at birth – In Portuguese with English subtitles

> The Handmaiden – From Park Chan-wook, the celebrated director of Oldboy, Lady Vengeance, and Stoker, comes a ravishing new crime drama – In Korean with English subtitles.

Portrait of a Garden – In a historical vegetable garden on a Dutch estate, the 85-year old pruning master and the gardener tend to the espaliers.  As they prune, the men chat about food, the weather, the world, and they share their knowledge of horticulture.  – In Dutch with English subtitles.

A Man Called Ove – Ove, the quintessential angry old man next door, spends his days visiting his wife’s grave and enforcing block association rules that only he cares about…One of Sweden’s biggest locally-produced box office hits ever. – In Swedish with English subtitles

Information at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Friday, December 9

Joan Osborne – This singer-songwriter has rightfully earned a reputation as one of the great voices of her generation.  Both a commanding, passionate performer and a frank, emotionally evocative songwriter, Osborne is widely known for her beloved hit song, “(What if God Was) One of Us,” as well as her live performances of “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” and “Heat Wave” in the Grammy Award-winning documentary “Standing in the Shadows of Motown.” – She is a multi-platinum selling recording artist and seven-time Grammy Award nominee – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Eleanor Friedberger / Darien Rectangle / Louis Munroe (of Nature Films) – Information at 828-1562 or http://thehalfmoonhudson.com/events/ – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Candlelight Night in the Village of Kinderhook – A wide range of music, entertainment, food and drink from chili and hot cider and doughnuts to eggnog and hot chestnuts, kettle corn and hot dogs; from Betsy and the Bygones singing Holiday Oldies to organist David Smith and the Adirondack Baroque Consort; and plenty of activities for kids – Sponsored by the Kinderhook Business & Professional Association and the Village of Kinderhook – Information at www.kinderhookbusiness.com/candlelight-night.html – 5:30 to 8:30 pm – Village of Kinderhook

Exhibition Opening and Reception – 100 Years of Collecting – The exhibition, organized by the Columbia County Historical Society, surveys the history of the CCHS, including its early history and collecting trends during the institution’s one-hundred year history.  The exhibition features early documents and significant artifacts that describe a transition from social club to an organization centered around a coherent, strong cultural focus.  Founded in 1916, the Historical Society collects, preserves, and interprets the history, heritage, and culture of Columbia County and serves residents in all eighteen towns and the City of Hudson.  A vital community resource, the collections include important genealogical materials, archives, paintings, textiles, furniture and decorative arts related to Columbia County’s heritage – The show is installed in the museum’s large upstairs galleries, which have been newly renovated and refreshed – Open during Kinderhook’s Candlelight Night – Information at http://www.cchsny.org/100-years-of-collecting.html – 5:30 to 8:30 pm – CCHS Museum & Library, 5 Albany Avenue, Kinderhook

The Wickers Creek Band will be performing at The Old Klaverack Brewery’s Tap House (formerly The Main Street Public House) – Enjoy delicious new menu offerings and great bluegrass music – Information at www.wickerscreekband or www.facebook.com/OKBTapHouse – 7 to 9 pm – The Old Klaverack Brewery’s Tap House, 12 Main Street, Philmont

FridaySunday, December 9-11  

This weekend is your last chance to see The Pantaloons in The Turn of the Scrooge, an original British-American pantomime, and the Loons unique zany spin on the classic holiday tale, “A Christmas Carol.”  Join the fun as the Loons introduce you to the cold-hearted miser, Ebenezer and the ghosts who haunt him.  This is the Loons 17th annual panto.  It is written by the Loons and directed by Cathy Lee Visscher.  Information and tickets at ghentplayhouse.org or 1-800-838-3006 – Friday and Saturday at 8 pmSunday at 2 pm – Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Road, Ghent

Saturday, December 10

Hudson Farmers’ Market  Visit the market in its new winter home.   The market has moved to the former Elks Lodge at the southern end of Sixth Street (where Sixth Street meets Union Street)  The municipal parking lot next door provides plenty of parking – The familiar vendors from the summer market will be there, offering the usual array of greens, meats, eggs, cheeses, baked goods, flowers, prepared foods, and more. – Information at www.hudsonfarmersmarket.ny.com   10 am to 1 pm – Hudson Lodge, 601 Union Street

Open Studio Holiday Sale – Christine Hales Paintings & Drawings – Information at 965-4833 – 10 am to 5 pm – (The studio will also be open on December 17) – 605 Warren Street

Deck the Halls – December Exposition Auction – Stair’s Exposition Auctions occur monthly and include items with values below $2,000 – Online catalog at stairgalleries.com – Absentee bidding and online bidding are available – Information at 751-1000 – Previews Wednesday-Friday from 10 am to 5 pmSaturday from 9 am ‘til  Auction at 11 am – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Olde Hudson Holiday Market – Dina Fleischman and Nancy Wu Houk will display holiday gift ideas and kitchen “must-haves” – Visitors will be welcomed with a tasting including a classic cookie (melomakarona) made with Oil Ladi and NYBuzz. – Information at oldehudson@aol.com or 828-6923 – 12 noon to 3 pm – Olde Hudson, 449 Warren Street

The Metropolitan Opera production of L’Amour de Loin (Love from Afar) in HD – One of the most highly praised operas of recent years, Kaija Saariaho’s  yearning medieval romance had its premiere at the Salzburg Festival in 2000 and its Met premiere this season – Information and reservations at www.timeandspace.org or 822-8448 – 12:55 pm – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Volume Reading Series – A free reading and music series featuring prose, poetry, and a short DJ set – Held every second Saturday at 7 pm at Spotty Dog Books and Ale in Hudson. – This month’s reading is a special night of emerging writers, including series founders, Dani Grammerstorf French and Hallie Goodman, along with Anna Victoria and Annie Bielski.

> Hallie Goodman’s writing has appeared in many publications, including GlamourCondé Nast TravelerSelfRedbookChronogram, and Paper magazine. She has penned popular blogs for MSN, Fitness magazine, and Yahoo Shine, among others. She is a former MARK NYFA Fellow, and a current MFA candidate at Vermont College of Fine Arts.
> Dani Grammerstorf French has an MFA in creative fiction from The New School and has been published in PlaygirlBroken Pencil, and others. She is the co-founder of the long-running Guerrilla Lit Reading Series in NYC. She lives in Hudson with her husband and daughter.

> Anna Victoria is a writer and photographer based in Hudson. She graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in English Literature, and currently uses her writing skills at Etsy, helping confused people use the internet.
> Annie Bielski is a writer, performer, and painter based in Hudson, where she regularly organizes and hosts experimental comedy shows. Her first solo show opens in January 2017 at Paris London Hong Kong (Chicago).

Readings will be followed by DJ Andy French –Volume is hosted and curated by Hallie Goodman and Dani Grammerstorf  French – Information at www.facebook.com/volumehudson  — 7 pm – The Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Chatham’s 14th Annual WinterFest – Hosted by the Chatham Area Business Alliance (CABA) – Highlights include a reading of How the Grinch Stole Christmas at the Chatham Bookstore, a four-piece recorder and string ensemble performing at the North River Gallery, and the Crandell Theatre’s free screening of the classic holiday film, Home Alone.  For the second year, the Fest includes a “WinterFest Word Hop.”  Participants collect words that are posted indoors throughout the village. All correctly completed forms are entered in a drawing for a holiday gift basket of items donated by local merchants – Snow date is December 17 – Information at events@chathamareabusinessalliance.org or 392-5225 – 10 am to 4 pm – Main Street & Hudson Avenue, Chatham

Reading & Book Signing – Musho Rodney Alan Greenblat, author of Dharma Delight: A Visionary Post Pop Comic Guide to Buddhism and Zen, will read from and sign copies of his book – “A whimsically illustrated guide to the basic concepts of Zen and Buddhism…The fanciful and very colorful artwork exists somewhere in the nexus among doodles, primitivism, and comics, and features figures like the smiling “Thunder Bunny Cloud Deity,” a panda Zen master, and a “Sentient Bean.”—School Library Journal – 3 pm – Magpie Bookshop, 392 Main Street, Catskill

Author’s Reading – Local author Matt Bua presents his book, Talking  Walls – Admirers of stone walls, walkers, artists, local history buffs, aspiring masons, and lovers of handmade books will be interested in this unusual volume – Talking Walls scrutinizes the oft-repeated story of the origins of the Northeast’s famed stone walls.  Were 252,000 miles of stone walls—enough to reach the far side of the moon—in fact built by European colonists in a period of roughly 100 years, or are they perhaps much, much older?  Employing a mountain of testimony from archaeological sources, popular history, and hands-on investigation, Bua’s book draws closer to a profound new reading of our shared landscape and its ancient past.  The book includes a case study of a stone wall complex in Kiskatom, on the western edge of this town in Catskill – Books will be available for purchase and signing – Refreshments will be served – Information by e-mail to news@claveracklibrary.org or call 851-7120 – 4 pm – Claverack Free Library, 629 Route 23B at the intersection of Route 9H – Parking is located behind the library

Exhibition Opening – Joyce Goldstein Gallery in collaboration with Katharine T. Carter & Associates present Nadene Grey: Paintings & Works on Paper – Information at www.ktcassoc.com or by e-mail to ktc@ktcassoc.com – On view through December 31 – 4 to 6 pm – The Joyce Goldstein Gallery, 16 Main Street, Chatham

Exhibition Opening – Spencertown Academy’s first Members’ Art Show – Features the artwork of some 25 Academy members including professional and beginning artists – All the work shown–including paintings, pastels, collages, photographs, and sculpture—is for sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Academy – On view through December 18 – Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 5 pm – Information at spencertownavademy.org or 392-3693 – 4 to 6 pm – Spencertown Academy, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

The Shaker presents The Writers Studio Hudson Valley Reading Series – Information by e-mail to Theresee@writerstudio.com or theshakerbarhudson@gmail.com – 4:30 pm to 6 pm – The Shaker, 119 Warren Street

Valatie WinterWalk & Winter Parade – Santa Claus arrives by sleigh in the Valatie Winter Parade at 5 pm – WinterWalk, featuring holiday food, live music and entertainment from 6 to 9 pm, takes place on Valatie’s Main Street, populated by carolers, gymnasts, and dancers – A variety of performers including singer-songwriters Abby Lappen and Liv Waters, classical harpist Dawn Danis, the Heldeberg Marionettes, Roger the Jester, and Carapace Farm Puppetry will entertain during the evening.  St. Luke’s Lutheran Church will present a living nativity on the lawn of the First Presbyterian Church of Valatie. – The event is presented by the Valatie Economic Redevelopment Association – 5 to 9 pm – Main Street, Valatie

Saturday-Sunday, December 10-11

Everett Bradley’s Holidelic Dys-funk-tion – Part dance party, park funk concert, part comedy show, this holiday-funk spectacular features original holiday songs as well as loose, funk-infused adaptations of holiday favorites – Everett Bradley puts a fresh spin on holiday cheer through lively holiday party tunes and outrageous costumes – There’ll be no “Silent Night”, just Sly Stone-style funk ‘n’ roll  – Ho. Ho. Ho. – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Note: Reserved seating is available only by phone – Saturday at 9 pmSunday at 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Sunday, December 11

Holiday Brunch/Open House/Pop Up Exhibit, A family-friendly event. 10 am to 2pm. Proceeds will go to fund the Prison Public Memory Project’s work in Hudson in 2017. Suggested donation: $35.00 per person.  We will be honoring Emily Chameides and the Hudson Area Library for their contributions to our work and to our community; exhibiting a POP UP Gallery, “Letters From Some Distant Place” featuring visual art and creative writing of Hudson High School students and presenting a new photography installation about the prison cemetery including ledger entries of the girls buried there. Come and go. Eat and drink. 114 Warren Street (Davis Orton Gallery for Prison Public Memory Project, Hudson)

HD screening of Bolshoi Ballet’s production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker – Information and reservations at www.timeandspace.org or 822-8448 – 1 pm – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Before the Proprietors: The Dutch Port of Claverack Landing – Dr. David William Voorhees presents an illustrated lecture on the Dutch port of Claverack Landing, which existed long before the arrival of  the Proprietors who founded the City of Hudson – For over 120 years, the Dutch inhabitants of the region developed a prosperous community serving as an anchorage for ships carrying raw materials from inland farms to markets down river and delivering European manufactured goods to inland communities in exchange. Dr. Voorhees has had a distinguished career as an historian of New Netherland and early New York City history.  Presently, he is the Director of the Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History and the editor of de Halve Maen, a scholarly journal devoted to New Netherland studies, published by The Holland Society of New York.  In 2010, HRH Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands made him a Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau – The lecture is presented by Historic Hudson and the Columbia County Historical Society and is followed by a wine reception – Tickets may be purchased online or at the door – Information at www.cchsny.org or by email to historichudson@verizon.net – 4 pm – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Meet the Versatones – A five-piece swing and blues band – The Half Moon has plenty of room for dancing, and, as a bonus, there’s a disco ball! – Information at thehalfmoonhudson.com or call 828-1562 – 7 to 9 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Candlelight Evening at Clermont State Historic Site – During the evening hours this Sunday, guests can enjoy guided tours of the mansion decorated for the holidays.  Each room on the tour will also feature a cast of meticulously costumed “actors” frozen into living pictures of historic holiday celebrations.  Each tour ends with wassail and traditional holiday treats served in the historic kitchen – Reservations and information at 537-4240 or www.FriendsofClermont.org – 3 to 6 pm – Clermont State Historic Site,  1 Clermont Avenue, Germantown

Next Monday, December 12

The Columbia County Chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby holds its monthly meeting in Hudson this month – The agenda includes updates on the post-election makeup of the bilateral Climate Solutions Caucus, strategies for working with new players at the national, state, and local levels, and building a relationship with Congressman Chris Gibson’s successor, John Faso. – Information at 672-7901 – 6 pm – Columbia Memorial Hospital, Cardiology Department’s Conference Room, Suite 210 – (The parking garage is free for the evening.  Take the elevator from the garage to the second floor.)

Next Tuesday, December 13

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

For more information on Columbia County events, visit www.columbiacountytourism.org

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Art Events in Hudson NY, November 25 to November 30, 2016 AND MORE

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated. 

PLEASE NOTE

Please note, for announcements, Ellen’s  email address has changed to “ellenthurston1@gmail.com“.  Please start using this address for all correspondence.

Friday-Sunday, November 25-27  

The Pantaloons return with The Turn of the Scrooge, an original British-American pantomime, and their unique zany spin on the classic holiday tale, “A Christmas Carol.”  Join the fun as the Loons introduce you to the cold-hearted miser, Ebenezer and the ghosts who haunt him.  This is the Loons 17th annual panto.  It is written by the Loons and directed by Cathy Lee Visscher.  Reserve tickets early, especially for the popular Sunday matinees.  Information and tickets at ghentplayhouse.org or 1-800-838-3006 – Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm; Sundays at 2 pm November 25 through December 11 – Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Road, Ghent

TSL Films: 

Portrait of a Garden – In a historical vegetable garden on a Dutch estate, the 85-year old pruning master and the gardener tend to the espaliers.  As they prune, the men chat about food, the weather, the world, and they share their knowledge of horticulture.  – In Dutch with English subtitles.

Tower – On August 1, 1966, a sniper rode to the top floor of the iconic University of Texas Tower and opened fire, holding the campus hostage for 96 minutes in what was a previously unimaginable event.  The film combines archival footage with rotoscopic animation of the dramatic day, based entirely on first person testimonies from witnesses, heroes and survivors, in a seamless and suspenseful retelling of the unfolding tragedy.

> Ixcanul  – A young Mayan girl works with her parents on a coffee plantation in Guatemala.  An arranged marriage awaits her, but she doesn’t sit back and accept her destiny.  A young coffee cutter who plans to migrate to the USA becomes her possible way out, but at what price?

National Bird – “…gives rare insight into the U.S. drone program through the eyes of veterans and survivors, connecting their stories as never seen before.”

Tampopo (1985) – “The tale of an enigmatic band of ramen ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe, Tampopo serves up a savory broth of culinary adventure seasoned with offbeat comedy sketches and the erotic exploits of a gastronome gangster… one of the most delectable examples of food on film.” – In Japanese with English subtitles

Herb & Dorothy – the extraordinary story of Herbert Vogel, a postal clerk, and Dorothy Vogel, a librarian, who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history with very modest means.

> Tokyo Story (1953) – The film reprises one of the director’s favorite themes—that of generational conflict—in a way that is quintessentially Japanese and yet so universal in its appeal that it continues to resonate.  In Japanese with English subtitles

Information at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

The Fourth Annual Basilica Farm + Flea Holiday Market – A farmers’ and makers’ holiday marketplace — Originally created as an alternative to Black Friday, Farm + Flea brings together a curated collection of products from a diverse group of some 80 plus regional makers, farmers, chefs, and vintage collectors – Friday: The Early Bird Kick-off when sales begin and run from   2  to 5 pm.  From 5 to 9 pm: A Black Friday Soiree with cocktails and sales, plus sample offerings from Friday-only food and drink vendors, and music by WGXC’s DJ Ephraim Asili — Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm is the Basilica Farm + Flea Holiday Market – Farm + Flea is produced and presented by Basilica Hudson – More information and a full list of participating vendors is available at basilicahudson.org – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Saturday, November 26 

Hudson Farmers’ Market  The market is closed this Saturday but will open again next Saturday, December 3, indoors at the former Elks Lodge at 601 Union Street at the southern end of Sixth Street (where Sixth Street meets Union Street)  The municipal parking lot next door will provide plenty of parking – See you next week!  Information at www.hudsonfarmersmarket.ny.com

Two Gun Man performs – Information at 917-873-4503 – Doors at 8 pm – Or Gallery & Tavern, 35 South Third Street

Simi Stone – Woodstock soul-rock artist Simi Stone plays violin, guitar, and percussion, boasts a huge, versatile voice, and commands the stage like a latter-day Tina Turner.  She writes catchy pop tunes, dance numbers, and compelling, introspective folk songs, all in her signature, upbeat “Mountain Motown” style.  Her band is a veritable funk-rock supergroup, including bandmates of David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, the B-52s, and Gang of Four – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9  pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Ancram Opera House Second Annual Thanksgiving Open House – Savories from local eateries and plenty of libations – Pianist Tony Kieraldo will be playing ragtime, jazz and other tunes.   Tony has shared the stage and worked with Jacques d’Amboise, Bill Irwin, Tommy Stinson, Lil’ Buck, Bobby Previte, Meshell Ndegeocello, Marco Benevento, Sarah Jessica Parker, and others.  There will be a “pitch” room for those interested in participating in the next storytelling program, Real People Real Stories. The storytelling program,  inspired by NPR’s “Moth Radio Hour,” features local residents and was a standing-room-only hit this past summer.  Parking is available behind the Opera House.  Please enter the parking area from the entry point closest to the Opera House. Information at 329-0114 or by e-mail to info@ancramoperahouse.org  – 3 to 5 pm – Ancram Opera House, 1330 County Route 7, Ancram

Lindenwald Star Party – Martin Van Buren National Historic Site invites the public to heighten their senses and connect with the dark side.  Listen to the night sounds changing from traffic sounds to rustling leaves, feel the warmth of day give way to cool night air, and see the light of the sun overtaken by dusk, moon and stars.  Hear the stories behind constellations and learn how to find them in the night sky.  Explore the grounds and practice using your senses to adapt to the night.  Wear comfortable shoes and warm clothing.  Solar lanterns will be provided.  Youth groups and other organized groups are encouraged to participate. – Information at 758-9689 x 2008 or http://www/facebook.com/nationalparkservice —7 pm to 8:30 pm – Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, 1013 Old Post Road, Kinderhook

 

Sunday, November 27

Wally’s Holiday Follies –- A holiday-themed variety show featuring an all-star lineup of regional talent, including pianist Tony Kieraldo, country duo Oxbow Road (Deborah McDowell and Kiki Dufault), Helsinki open-mic co-hosts Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley, and singer-comedian Heather Fisch, all hosted by Walter V. Hughes. – Walter Hughes, 87, began appearing at Club Helsinki’s open mic night a little over a year ago and has become a favorite for his singing, hilarious character comedy sketches, and his old-time impersonations.  His repertoire of American standards and classics includes an impressive amount of original material.  He penned some great rockabilly tunes back in the 1950s. He has also shared stages such entertainment luminaries as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis, Bobby Darin, and Dick Clark – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 6 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Founding Father Chancellor Robert R. Livingston’s 270th Birthday Party – Children are welcome and can make their own birthday card for the Chancellor or take colonial dancing lessons – There will be birthday cake and a sneak preview of Clermont’s new introductory movie, The Livingstons of Clermont.  A Chancellor Livingston-focused tour of the Clermont Mansion will follow – Reservations and information at 537-4240 or by e-mail to Kjirsten.Gustavson@parks.ny.gov  – 1 to 3 pm – .Clermont State Historic Site, 87 Clermont Avenue, Germantown

Next Tuesday, November 29  

The Spotty Dog Trivia Night – A bi-weekly, all-nerd throwdown! – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com/events — 6:30 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Bridge Street Theatre Ribbon Cutting – Bridge Street Theatre and the Greene County Chamber of Commerce present a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the opening of the Bridge Street Theatre’s Mainstage – The mainstage was completed with the help of private donors and a grant from NY State’s Department of Homes and Community Renewal – The event is open to the public and will include refreshments, performances by Tom Judson and Steven Patterson, and guest appearances by local and regional celebrities and dignitaries – Information at 943-3894 or by e-mail to contact@bridgest.org – 5 to 7 pm – Bridge Street Theatre, 44 West Bridge Street, Catskill

Next Wednesday, November 30

The History Room Committee of the Hudson Area Library, as part of its Local History Speaker Series, presents Walter G. Ritchie, Jr., in a talk about Charles C. Alger: “The Hudson Residence of Charles C. Alger and His Patronage of Architect Alexander Jackson Davis.”  Davis designed or remodeled a number of residences for Alger.  Alger was an important businessman in Hudson.  The house he built at the corner of Allen and Second Street—a picturesque Gothic Revival brick house, is still standing and is now painted yellow.  The house was built in 1851, the same year the Hudson Iron Works, Alger’s venture, began operation.  Walter Ritchie is a decorative arts consultant and independent scholar specializing in 19th-century American architecture, interiors and furniture.  Admission is free and open to the public.  Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. – Information at 828-1792 x 101 – 6 pm – Community Room, Hudson Area Library, corner of State and Fifth Streets

AND RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER

Next Friday and Saturday, December 2 and 3

Diamond Opera Theater in partnership with the Hudson Opera House presents a condensed, semi-staged version of Englebert Humperdinck’s enchanting fairy tale opera, Hansel and Gretel – Adapted and staged by Mary Deyerle Hack(who also performs as The Witch) with musical direction by Noah Palmer – Friday at 6 pm, free performance on Saturday at 2:30 pm – Information at 822-1438 – Christ Church Episcopal, 432 Union Street

Next Saturday, December 3

Book Signings at Spotty Dog:

> Author J. Stephen Casscles, winemaker at the Hudson-Chatham Winery in Ghent, will sign copies of his book, Grapes of the Hudson Valley.  The book details the 200-year history of grape growing, breeding, and winemaking in the Hudson Valley – 1 pm

> Hudson native, author and life style expert Jene Luciani, returns home and brings the fabulous with her to Spotty Dog for a signing of her new book Get It!: A Beauty, Style, and Wellness Guide to Getting Your “It” Together – 3 pm

> Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com/events  – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the D.A.R.  – A pre-Winter Walk musical presentation with the Adirondack Baroque Consort, guitarist Steve Engel, and Revolutionary era-inspired music by flutist Larra Agate – 3 to 8 pm – Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the D.A.R. museum and library, 113 Warren Street

WINTER WALK 2016

Winter Walk 2016 – Produced and presented by the Hudson Opera House with the cooperation of shops, galleries, nonprofit organizations and restaurants  on Warren, Front and Columbia Streets.  As Hudson grows, so grows Winter Walk.  The first Winter Walk, in 1997, occupied two blocks of Warren Street—the 500 and the 600.  Winter Walk has now spread out to encompass adjoining newly-refurbished and developed areas of the city.  This is a walkable city, and so is the expanded Winter Walk.  Put on your sturdiest walking shoes, your warmest gear,  and your biggest smile.  There will be a lot of ground to cover and you won’t want to miss a beat.  Bring the whole family, the neighbors and the weekend visitors –There is room enough for all!  A program and map will be available in shops, and at the Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street, and from distributors on the street the night of Winter Walk – The official hours of Winter Walk are 5 to 8 pm, ending with fireworks on Promenade Hill at a little before 8 pm – Information at 822-1438 or www.hudsonoperahouse.org

The Unsilent Night parade – The biggest addition to this year’s Winter Walk is a moving musical parade which anyone can join.  Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night is a four-track composition written specifically for boom box.  It has evolved over the 25 years of its life to include any kind of device that can be amplified . Just download one of the tracks from www.unsilentnight.com , connect the device to your amplifier which you carry or pull in your little red wagon.  All four tracks played together as the parade moves from Front Street to Seventh Street Park will create a musical wraparound, consisting largely of bell tones, engulfing the crowd as the participants move up the street.  WGXC will be broadcasting, Unsilent Night, so tune in at 90.7 FM – Participants in Unsilent Night will gather at Basilica Hudson, 110 S. Front Street, at 4 pm.  Shortly before 5 pm they move to Front Street and at 5 pm composer Phil Kline gives the signal and the procession begins.  It ends at Seventh Street Park with a final crescendo at approximately 5:30 pm – Information at 822-1438 or www.hudsonoperahouse.org, or www.unsilentnight.com

One highlight of this year’s Winter Walk is a free performance of the Diamond Opera Theater’s production of Humperdinck’s fairy tale opera, Hansel and Gretel, at Christ Church  on Saturday at 2:30 pm (See above.).  Horse and wagon rides are available at the park too.  Santa and his Missus will be in City Hall to hear children’s wishes and pass out free gifts.  A petting zoo will tske up residence for the evening at the corner of Fifth and Warren.  There may be a flash mob or other forms of spontaneous merriment.  Please feel free to join in.

 

 

 

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

To find gallery hours, please use the phone number provided or look for a website.

>Warren Street

> Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street, 697-0266 – 7th Annual Photobook Show – On view through December 18

> BCB Art, 116 Warren Street, 828-4539 – Group show – On view through December 31

> Limner Gallery, 123 Warren Street, 828-2343 – Holiday Small Works Exhibition/Sale – On view through December 31

> Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street, 828-6680 – Brenda Goodman: New Paintings & Works on PaperAmy Pleasant: New Drawings and Sculpture – On view through December 18

> FRG Objects & Design, Second Floor, 217 Warren Street, 646-483-9109 – Perception: Paintings & Prints by Aric Frons – On view through December 31

> Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street, 822-1438 – The Boombox Project: Photographs by Lyle Owerko – On view through December 23

> Galerie Gris, 621 Warren St. 828-1677 – Sound & Vision: Works by Ryan Russo

> Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren, 828-1915 – Inside Outside: Landscapes, Cityscapes & Interiors – On view through December 4

 

>112 South Front Street (aka Riverfront Antiques & Design Center at 99 S. Front Sreet (The big white building behind Basilica, best accessed from Front Street

> Inky Editions, 112 South Front Street, 610-5549 – Printing Lab: The Members Show – On view through December 24

> Earle Mitchell Gallery – Door 21, 112 South Front Street, 852-0622  – Sarah Sterling photographs; Gail Peachin photo collage; Jane Ehrlich paintings – On view thru January  3

> Sarah Berney Art, Door 21, 112 South Front Street, 491-3692– Works by Sarah Berney 

> Tery Fugate-Wilcox Gallery, Door 21, 112 South Front Street, – 646-544-7139 – Group Show  

> Wasserbach Fine Art, Door 21, 112 South Front Street, 368-5340 – Sculpture by Mark Wasserbach

 

 

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Art Events in Hudson NY, November 14 to November 22, 2016

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated. 

PLEASE NOTE

Please note, for announcements, Ellen’s  email address has changed to “ellenthurston1@gmail.com“.  Please start using this address for all correspondence.

Thursday-Sunday, November 17 – 20

TSL Films: 

Tower – On August 1, 1966, a sniper rode to the top floor of the iconic University of Texas Tower and opened fire, holding the campus hostage for 96 minutes in what was a previously unimaginable event.  The film combines archival footage with rotoscopic animation of the dramatic day, based entirely on first person testimonies from witnesses, heroes and survivors, in a seamless and suspenseful retelling of the unfolding tragedy.

> Ixcanul – A  young Mayan girl works with her parents on a coffee plantation in Guatemala.  An arranged marriage awaits her, but she doesn’t sit back and accept her destiny.  A young coffee cutter who plans to migrate to the USA becomes her possible way out, but at what price?

National Bird  “…gives rare insight into the U.S. drone program through the eyes of veterans and survivors, connecting their stories as never seen before.”

Tampopo (1985) – “The tale of an enigmatic band of ramen ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe, Tampopo serves up a savory broth of culinary adventure seasoned with offbeat comedy sketches and the erotic exploits of a gastronome gangster… one of the most delectable examples of food on film.” – In Japanese with English subtitles

Herb & Dorothy – the extraordinary story of Herbert Vogel, a postal clerk, and Dorothy Vogel, a librarian, who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history with very modest means.

Harry & Snowman – Follows the Cinderella story of Dutch immigrant Harry deLeyer and his transformative relationship with a broken down Amish plow horse named Snowman that he rescued off a slaughter truck…As told firsthand by Harry himself.

> The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – Based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966), Ron Howard’s film explores how Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon—The Beatles.

Information at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Friday, November 18

HWM Friday Tasting – Try the wines of importer Savio Soares – Delicious natural wines perfect for Thanksgiving day or any day.  Will include Loire Valley Pinot Noir, reds from Portugal, small bites, cheese, a little learning with your neighbors – Information at 828-6411 or hudsonwinemerchants.com – 5 pm to 7:30 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 Warren Street

Artist & Friends Community Potluck  Dinner – To celebrate the artist community through monthly potluck dinners by sharing artwork and exploring creativity as a spiritual practice – Visual artists, writers, dancers, musicians, filmmakers and their friends are all welcome.  Please bring a dish to share or give a donation.  Since the First Presbyterian Church is not available for public meetings at this time, the Potluck Dinner moves to a temporary location through the generosity of The Salvation Army (Address below) – Christine Hales is suggesting that since the group was inspired by the Julia Cameron book, The Artist’s Way, the book might be used to discuss the process and practice of making art in future meetings – The structure of future meetings will be discussed at this meeting. – If you would like to show your work at a future meeting, send examples to christinehales@me.com along with contact information. – Information by e-mail to artistpotluck@gmail.com – The Potluck is held the third Friday of each month – 6 to 9 pm – Temporary Location:  The Salvation Army, 40 South Third Street (corner of Allen Street)

The Lustre Kings – with Special Guest Cindy Cashdollar – For several decades, the capital District –based Mark Gamsjager and the Lustre Kings have been keeping the sound of early rockabilly alive, both in the region and across the U.S., and around the world.  They bring an immediacy to the joyful music with a dark underbelly that has compelled performers like Wanda Jackson, the Queen of Rockabilly, as well as Bill Kitchen,  Eddie Angel and Robert Gordon, to draft them into the service of rock ‘n’ roll revivalism – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Wickers Creek Band is back! – Great food and great bluegrass music at the Philmont Pub – Information at 672-7346 or  www.wickerscreekband.com or www.facebook.com/philmontpub – 7 to 9 pm – the Philmont Public House, 12 Main Street, Philmont

Friday-Saturday, November 18-19 

Two Fine Auctions:

Friday – Fine Jewelry – Including pieces from the Collection of Kate Webb Harris – Auction at 6 pm

Saturday – 19 . 20 . 21 – Victorian, Modern, & Contemporary Fine & Decorative Arts – Includes Modern & Contemporary Art from the Houghton Collection and a selection of 20th-Century Photographs from the 1930s through the 1980s by Leopold Hugo, Eugene Atget, Berenice Abbott, William Eggleston, Erwin Blumenthal, and Barbara Morgan – Auction at 11 am

Information at 751-1000; View catalogues, register to bid, or bid live online at stairgalleries.com – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Saturday, November 19 

Hudson Farmers’ Market – This is the last outdoor market for the season.  Still available are vegetables, meats, cheeses, bread, and baked goods, as well as beautiful fall wreaths, warming distilled spirits and craft beer, pesto, apples, and cider donuts.  The Hudson Standard will be in the Guest Tent with shrubs and bitters  On Saturday, December 3 the winter market opens at the former Elks Lodge at 601 Union Street at the southern end of Sixth Street – Information at www.hudsonfarmersmarket.ny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

BeLo3rd Gallery Stroll – An open house event at eleven galleries, highlighting the diversity of art offerings on Warren Street below Third Street, and on Front Street – Several galleries will be holding receptions for the exhibiting artists (See individual listings.)

 Participating Galleries include:

200 Block, Warren StreetJ. Damiani Gallery, 237 Warren Street ; FRG Objects & Design, Second Floor, 217 Warren Street;

>100 Block, Warren StreetJeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street; Limner Gallery, 123 Warren Street; BCB Art, 116 Warren Street; Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

> S. Front Street/S. Third Street (white building behind Basilica) Inky Editions,  112 S. Front Street; Riverfront Antiques & Design Center, 99 S. Third Street, Door 21—Four galleries: Earle Mitchell Gallery, Wasserbach Fine Art, Sarah Berney Art, and Tery Fugate-Wilcox Gallery

Information at belo3rd.com  – 5 to 7 pm – Warren Street and Front Street below Third Street

Exhibition Opening – Seventh Annual Photobook Show – Juried by Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator, Griffin Musuem of Photography, and Karen Davis, Curator, Co-owner, Davis Orton Gallery – Featuring twenty self-published photobooks – Best of Show photographers are Graeme Williams, Jeanny Tsai, Lawrence Swartzwald, and Yoichi Nagata –  Prints available through Davis Orton Editions will be on view – On view through December 18 – Information at davisortongallery.com or 697-0266 – 5 to 7 pm – Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – PRINTING LAB: The Members Show – For thirteen months since its opening, Inky Editions has been engaging the community through studio use, education, public programs, and exhibitions, with its main focus on printmaking. In this exhibition the main gallery will showcase fine art prints from artists who have joined Inky’s family of print artists, as members.  Both novice and veteran artists are showing hand-produced prints.  Their varied backgrounds and practices, ranging from painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography and design, have informed their print projects, have brought fresh approaches to printmaking, and in some ways they influence the direction this young studio is taking.  On view through December 24 – Information at inkyeditions.com or 610-5549 – 5 to 7 pm – Inky Editions, 112 South Front Street (behind Basilica)

Exhibition Opening & Book Signing – Lyle Owerko: The Boombox Project – Known for his perception and knowledge of urban movements, photographer and filmmaker Lyle Owerko’s instinctively crafted visual images have found an indelible place in the lexicon of pop culture and journalism.  The exhibition features fine art photographs of vintage boomboxes.  The Boombox Project is a celebration of the iconic portable music box that helped give rise to American hip hop culture, and figured prominently in the rock ‘n’ roll and punk movements of the 1970s and 80s.  At 5 pm, Owerko will sign books and talk about his Abrams Image book of the same name, The Boombox Project: The Machines, the Music and the Urban Underground.  The book features a foreword from filmmaker Spike Lee, who immortalized the boombox in his film Do the Right Thing The exhibition is being shown in conjunction with a performance of an original composition for boombox by composer Phil Kline, written specifically to be heard outdoors as an interactive holiday street parade, making its Hudson debut for the twentieth anniversary of the Hudson Opera House Winter Walk on December 3. – The exhibition is on view through December 23 – Information at 822-1438 or hudsonoperahouse.org – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Group Show:  Sarah Sterling – Photographs; Gail Peachin – Photo Collage; Jane Ehrlich – Painting – On view through January 3 – Information at 852-0622 – 6 to 9 pm – Earle Mitchell Gallery, Riverfront Antiques & Design Center, 99 South Third Street

HD Screening of the Kenneth Branagh Theater Company production of John Osborne’s modern classic, The Entertainer – The play, starring Kenneth Branagh. conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an explosive examination of public masks and private torment.  Rob Ashford directs Branagh as the unforgettable Archie Rice – (Also being shown Sunday.  See below.) Information and reservations at www.timeandspace.org  or 822-8448 – 6:30 pm – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

HRC Showcase Theatre presents a staged reading of The Kitchen Table Plays by Erin Breznitsky – A broken kitchen table becomes the center of multiple stories as four people try to repair their shattered lives – One by one, they take turns telling stories: A man tentatively starts over after his divorce.  A woman tries to show her sick granddaughter that life is still worth living.  A repair man visits the home of a grieving young woman.  Two parents attempt to heal their volatile son.  The stories intertwine as the group tires to put their kitchen table—the heartbeat of their homes—back together again.  Barbara Waldinger, who begins her seventeenth year as the  Artistic Director of HRC Showcase, directs a cast of professional actors including Benjamin Katagiri, Hana Kenny, John Romeo, and Eileen Schuyler.  Mary Egan narrates the play. – The performance is followed by a reception and a talkback with the playwright, actors, and artistic director – Information and reservations at 851-2061 – Walk-ins are welcome – 7:30 pm – Auditorium, First Reformed Church of Hudson, 52 Green Street

Murali Coryell  returns to Club Helsinki Hudson to celebrate the release of his new album,“Mr. Senator.” – He is a triple-threat contemporary blues artist who can sing, write, and play guitar with the best in the business.  As the son of guitar legend Larry Coryell, he grew up around the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, and Carlos Santana.  In 1994 Murali got his first touring experience backing up folk music icon Richie Havens – Murali’s 2009 album “Sugar Lips” was critically acclaimed by Cortney Harding of Billboard as “one sweet triptych across the musical map.”  Murali has since been inducted into the New York State Blues Hall of Fame and has been a Blues Music Award nominee. – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

New York Night Train Soul Clap & Dance Off – 10 pm – Information at 828-1562 or The Half Moon facebook page – 10 pm –  The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Book Release – Risk Game: Self Portrait of an Entrepreneur by Francis J. Greenburger, founder and chairman of Art Omi – Literary Agent Carol Mann will interview Francis Greenburger about his recently published memoir – Information at www.artomi.org – 4 to 6 pm – Benenson Visitors

Center & Gallery, Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

Exhibition Opening – En Masse III – Now in its third year, En Masse presents a wide selection of contemporary work from over 40 artists—many who have been shown previously—along with some new faces.  All the pieces shown are new.  Artists were encouraged to experiment, challenge themselves, and branch out, and the resulting work provides a fascinating look at where they might be heading next – Information at www.thompsongirouxgallery.com or 392-3336 – 4 to 6 pm – Thompson Giroux Gallery, 57 Main Street, Chatham

Reformed Dutch Church of Claverack 56th Annual Holiday Bazaar – Silent Auction, Triffles & Treasures, Greens & Decorations, Hand Sewn & Knitted Things, Mantel and Tree Trims,  Children’s Activities, Baked Goods, Luncheon, Ample Parking, Tradition – 10 am to 2 pm – Reformed Dutch Church of Claverack, 88 State Route 9-H, Claverack (1/4 mile north of the traffic light)

Friends of Beattie-Powers  present John Thorn, the Official Historian of Major League Baseball, in a talk about “this year’s unprecedented match-up of chronic losers, one of which must win and cede a long-held narrative.” – Free admission – Information and reservations by e-mail to rhoveninc@gmail.com or beattiepowersplace.blogspot.com – 2 pm – Beattie-Powers Place, Prospect Avenue & Bridge Street, Catskill

Sunday, November 20

HD Screening of the Kenneth Branagh Theater Company production of John Osborne’s modern classic, The Entertainer – The play, starring Kenneth Branagh. conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an explosive examination of public masks and private torment.  Rob Ashford directs Branagh as the unforgettable Archie Rice. –  (Also being shown Saturday.  See above.) Information and reservations at www.timeandspace.org or 822-8448 – 1 pm – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Next Monday, November 21

Columbia County Chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby monthly meeting – 6 pm – 11 Kinderhook Street, Chatham (Enter at the rear of the porch on the right side of the house.)

Next Tuesday, November 22  

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

For more information on Columbia County events, visit www.columbiacountytourism.org

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Art Events in Hudson NY, November 10 to November 15, 2016 and beyond

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated. 

Thursday, November 10

Omar Sosa – Omar Sosa is known and hailed for his singular blend of Latin jazz and African diaspora music—a modern, urban music with a Latin jazz heart.  Having grown up in Cuba, where he studied Cuban jazz, folk music, and classical music, Sosa—who has been compared favorably to Keith Jarrett and Herbie Hancock—has also lived in Ecuador, Spain and San Francisco, as well as immersing himself in the Gnawa culture of North Africa.  Thus what comes out of his fingers when he applies them to the piano keyboard is a unique fusion of all these influences—a kind of world music-influenced, up-to-the-moment world jazz. – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Thursday-Sunday, November 10-13

TSL Films: 

Tokyo Story (1953) – The film reprises one of the director’s favorite themes—that of generational conflict—in a way that is quintessentially Japanese and yet so universal in its appeal that it continues to resonate.  In Japanese with English subtitles

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – Based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966), Ron Howard’s film explores how Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon—The Beatles.

The Uncondemned – The gripping and world-changing story of a group of young international lawyers and activists who fought to make rape a crime of war, and the Rwandan women who came forward to testify and win justice where there had been none.

A Man Called Ove – Ove, the quintessential angry old man next door, spends his days visiting his wife’s grave and enforcing block association rules that only he cares about…One of Sweden’s biggest locally-produced box office hits ever. – In Swedish with English subtitles

Harry & Snowman – Follows the Cinderella story of Dutch immigrant Harry deLeyer and his transformative relationship with a broken down Amish plow horse named Snowman that he rescued off a slaughter truck…As told firsthand by Harry himself.

> Information at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Friday, November 11 

Veterans’ Day

Wes Swing, Lorkin O’Reilley, & Patrick Collins – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com/events  – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Baby Soda – Baby Soda is on the forefront of a new movement loosely known as street jazz.  With an eclectic set of influences ranging from 1930s-era swing, New Orleans jazz, and Southern gospel, the ensemble doesn’t desire to recreate the past—rather, they bring the concept and joy of the music of the present.  Baby Soda is an adaptable and ever changing group made up of New York’s finest working musicians, featuring trumpet, trombone, clarinet, banjo, and the unique one-string box bass. The band has performed at some of New York’s finest venues, including the Village Vanguard, the Knitting Factory, and the Jalopy Theater – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com  – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Gotta Get Up to Get Down with DJ Jackie Thomas spinning Deep Tribal House – Funkiest Beats and Dance Classics – Information at 828-1562 or The Half Moon facebook page – 10 pm to 1 am – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Friday-Sunday, November 11-13

Geppetto: Extraordinary Extremities – A Concrete Temple Theatre production performed and designed by Carlo Adinolfi with text and direction by Renee Philippi, and music by Lewis Flinn-    With cellist Jeanette Stenson – Suitable for all ages – Information and tickets at 943-3818 or by e-mail to contact@BridgeSt.org – Fri & Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2:00 pm – Bridge Street Theatre, 44 West Bridge Street, Catskill

Saturday, November 12

Hudson Farmers’ Market – The market is still going strong, as the bounty continues with two more weeks to go  – Last day of the summer market will be November 19 – On Saturday, December 3 the winter market opens at the former Elks Lodge at 601 Union Street at the Southern end of Sixth Street – For a list of vendors and information on their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter, visit www.hudsonfarmersmarket.ny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

Exhibition Opening – Claude Carone: Paintings – A solo exhibition in the Main Galleries.  –  “My paintings use a vast vocabulary of space to articulate a border area linking consciousness and the unconscious dream state.  Through the use of color, each of which has its own specific weight, I organize space to establish relationships between the various elements in the paintings. While considering planes, I create a sense of depth and volume with multiple perspectives. Through juxtaposing depth and surface, the viewer is drawn into unfamiliar forms of perceptive consciousness.  Like music, my paintings show both major movements and the elaborations that enrich them. And just as silence serves to shape musical mass and duration, the implied regions beyond each painting serve to form the space within.” –  The Carriage House is closed for the winter season. – On view through December 4 – Information at johndavisgallery.com or 828-5907 – 6 to 8 pm – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Point of View: New Paintings and Drawings by Kathy Korn –– Throughout her career, Kathy Korn has been a student of the arts; she was born into and guided by the creative influences of her talented family…However, it was her study of drawing and painting in Guadalajara, Mexico that she considered her epiphany.  Here her mind’s eye was forever captured by amazing patterns, recurring motifs and the freedom of imagination unique to Mexican artists.  In this freedom she found her own creative voice. – On view through January 31, 2017 – Information at 697-0909 or www.tkhomeandgarden.com – 6 to 8 pm – TK Home & Garden, 441 Warren Street

Volume Reading Series – A free reading and music series featuring prose, poetry, and a short DJ set held every second Saturday at 7 pm at Spotty Dog Books and Ale in Hudson. This month’s reading features Peter Aaron (book release of The Band FAQ published by Backbeat), Allison Amend, and Danniel Schoonebeek (book release of Trebuchet published by University of Georgia Press) – Peter Aaron is the author of If You Like the Ramones and The Band FAQ.  He is the music editor of Chronogram magazine, the front man of influential New York band the Chrome Cranks, and a participant in other musical projects. His writing has appeared in the Village Voice, the Boston Herald, and other publications, and online at “All Music” and “All About Jazz.”  He lives in the Hudson Valley – Allison Amend is the author of the novels Enchanted IslandsA Nearly Perfect Copy, and Stations West, which was a finalist for the 2011 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and the Oklahoma Book Award. She is also the author of the Independent Publisher’s Award-winning short story collection Things That Pass for Love. She lives in New York City, where she teaches creative writing — Danniel Schoonebeek is the author of American Barricade (YesYes Books, 2014) and the forthcoming collection of poems Trébuchet, which was a 2015 National Poetry Series selection and will be published by University of Georgia Press in 2016. He is a recipient of a 2015 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation.  His recent work appears in the New Yorker, Fence, Kenyon Review, and elsewhere – The reading is followed by a DJ set from Michael Mosby – Books are available for purchase and signing –Volume is hosted and curated by Hallie Goodman and Dani Grammerstorf French. – Information at  671-6006 or www.facebook.com/volumehudson — 7 pm – The Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Relations/ Glass Ghost/ Slow Collins – Information at 828-1562 or The Half Moon facebook page – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Triage – With Special Guests The Late Regulars – Triage is a jazz trio committed to creating deep, uncompromising, and relevant improvised music.  They play mostly original music, with smatterings of free jazz greats such as Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry and Anthony Braxton.  The lack of chordal instruments allows every performance to evolve organically, note by note, without confinement to chords and/or melodies and/or moods. – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com –– 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Historic Hudson and the Columbia County Historical Society present All Roads Lead to the River: The 1799 Columbia Turnpike and Historic Toll Houses, an illustrated lecture by Peter Cipkowski, President of the Roeliff Jansen Historical Society and Supervisor in the Town of Hillsdale.  The Columbia Turnpike, now known as Route 23, runs from Hillsdale to Greenport and was established by the NYS Assembly in 1799 as a commercial trade route to and from the City of Hudson, an emerging center of commerce in the early nineteenth century.  The presentation will explore the story of the Columbia Turnpike and its part in demonstrating the Hudson River’s importance as an artery of inland commerce, and its place in Columbia County’s history – A reception follows the lecture at the Vanderpoel House, Below Stairs, 16 Broad Street, Kinderhook – Lecture at 4 pm –   Kinderhook Village Hall, Second Floor, 6 Chatham Street, Kinderhook

The Concerts at Camphill Ghent chamber music series presents The Supernatural, the Sacred and the Self, a program featuring music by Beethoven, Bolcom, Brahms, and Mendelssohn – The concert features cellist Ronald Feldman, pianist Doris Stevenson, and violinist Joanna Kurkowicz – The series Artistic Director is Gili Melamed-Lev – Information and tickets at 392-2760 or www.camphillghent.org – 3 pm – Culture Hall, Camphill Ghent, 2542 NY Route 66, Chatham

Reflections on Rosset – An evening of conversation on the legacy of publisher Barney Rosset, with Barbara Epler, Sam Lipstye, Jon P. Fine, and Michael Coffey – As owner of Grove Press and editor-in-chief of Evergreen Review, Rosset introduced American readers to significant literary voices from Pablo Neruda to Samuel Beckett and the counterculture icons of the Beat generation.  He pushed the limits of censorship, and led the fight for free speech all the way to the Supreme Court, where his right to publish was supported in a landmark ruling.  Rosset’s autobiography, Rosset: My Life in Publishing and How I Fought Censorship, has recently been published posthumously by OR books to great acclaim – Information at http://www.artomi.org/  or 392-4747 – 5 pm – Benenson Visitors Center, Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

Friends of Beattie-Powers and Planet Arts present six-time Grammy winner Gary Smulyan, baritone sax and acclaimed pianist and composer Peter Malinverni for an evening of world-class jazz – Each has collaborated with virtually every jazz master there is. – Information and tickets by e-mail to rhoveninc@gmail.com or beattiepowersplace.blogspot.com – 5 pm – Beattie-Powers Place, Prospect Avenue & Bridge Street, Catskill

Bonfire in Honor of the Full Beaver Moon – Warm up at the bonfire with hot beverages and s’mores and hear tales from the acclaimed Storycrafters – Information at clctrust.org or 392-5252 – 5 to 7 pm – Siegel-Kline Kill Conservation Area, 1452 County Route 21, Ghent

 

PS21 Gala featuring Monica Bill Barnes & Company’s Happy Hour – To benefit Performance Spaces for the 21stCentury (PS21) and its performing arts programs – Reservations and information at www.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121– 6 to 9 pm – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

 

Sunday, November 13

Author’s Reading – Author Susan Bachelder reads from her book A 21st Century Handwriting Manual for Men & Boys – Now that teaching cursive handwriting in schools has become a target for political debate, and opinion pieces in The New York Times challenge our patriotism if we want to write legibly, Bachelder weighs in with Alphabet Crash, a practical guide of helpful tricks that explains how you can, with only an old yellow pencil, clean up your handwriting—and why the pencil is still yellow! – This is a free event – Information at www.timeandspace.org   or 822-8448 – 11 am – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Back By Demand – Stage Russia HD presents the Moscow Vakhtangov Theatre’s production of  the Alexander Pushkin poem, Eugene Onegin  – Information and reservations at www.timeandspace.org or 822-8448 – 1 pm – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Conversations with Neighbors: Think Global, Eat Local – An afternoon about global cuisine and creativity right in our own Hudson Valley backyard. – Taste the fare of famous chefs and pick up some insider tips to take home – The Chefs include John McCarthy from Crimson Sparrow (Asian influence) and Chef Rei Peraza, Pan-Zur Restaurant, Tivoli (Spanish influence); the Farm to Table Expert is Patricia Wind, owner of Farms2Tables,  Rhinebeck.  The Moderator is Mary Nelen, journalist/creator of ValleyLocavore, Old Chatham – Information and tickets by e-mail to info@spencertownacademy.org – 2 to 4 pm – Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

Concerts in the Village presents Royal Handel: Resplendent Works for Grand Occasions  –  The program includes the coronation anthem “Zadok the Priest”; the cantata “Look down, harmonious saint”;  “Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne”; and “Dettingen Te Deum,” a concerto a due cori for oboes, bassoons and strings—- Performers include the Broad Street Chorale and the Broad Street Orchestra, plus soloists Katherine Rossiter, soprano; Daniel Moody, countertenor; Christopher Sokolowski, tenor; and Rolfe Dauz, baritone – The performance is led by Artistic Director/ Conductor David Smith – Information and tickets at www.concertsinthevillage.org – 3 pm – Kinderhook Reformed Church, 21 Broad Street, Kinderhook

Sunday Sitdown at the Barn at Miller’s Crossing – Five Courses from Local 111 & Beer Pairing from Hudson Brewing Company – A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Claverack Free Library – Vegetarian option available – Information and reservations by calling Local 111 at 672-7801 – Seatings at 5 :00 pm and 7:30 pm – The Farm at Miller’s Crossing, 170 Route 217, Claverack

Dust Bowl Faeries with Luis Mojica – Dust Bowl Faeries is an ethereal gothicfolk ensemble with a dark cabaret twist.  The unique compositions of the group have roots in Gypsy, klezmer, and vaudeville music.  Accordion, singing saw, ukulele, lapsteel, electric guitar and percussion combine to create the Dustbowl Faeries’ otherworldly sound.  The band was founded by artist-musician Ryder Cooley in 2013.  Ryder, who co-hosts the weekly Helsinki open-mic night, is accompanied by Karen Cole, Jen DuBois and JoAnn Stevelos.  Hazel, a taxidermy sheep, performs with the group as mascot spirit animal/gogo dancer.  The group released its Seth Rogovoy-produced eponymous debut album earlier this year.  Luis Mojica uses the piano to cast wild narrative spells.  He weaves words, chants, and sounds through a loop pedal combining Baroque-style compositions with beatbox and pop percussion.  Luis’s debut studio album features Melora Creager (Rasputina) on cello and Brian Viglione (Dresden Dolls/Violent Femmes) on drums – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com –– 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Next Monday, November 14

Stone Soup Supper – A hearty three course meal featuring gleaned vegetables, fruit and pork from local farms – Vegetarian options available – The Supper benefits Long Table Harvest, a local food recovery organization that works with 16 Hudson Valley farms to collect their surplus fruits and vegetables and distribute them to food pantries, community organizations and charities throughout the region. –Reservations at 537-2107 – Information at www.longtableharvest.org – Two seatings at 5:30-6:00 pm and 7:30-8:00 pm – Gaskins, 2 Church Avenue, Germantown

Next Tuesday, November 15

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

ON-GOING

Jeff Bailey Gallery exhibits two artists: Brenda Goodman: New Paintings and Works on Paper – “For over five decades, Goodman’s paintings have swung like a pendulum between figuration and abstraction to a unique blending of the two.  In her most recent work, neither vies for attention, but the two are blended together to evoke a range of psychic states: from isolation and fear to intimacy and contentment.” – Amy Pleasant: New Drawings and Sculpture – “Leaning. Lying. Sitting. Slouching. “The everyday body arranges itself automatically to be comfortable, to sleep, to interact, to arouse, to pose.” – On view Fridays through Sundays from 12 noon to 6 pm through December 18 – Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street 

Davis Orton Gallery: Final days – Identity – Race in America. “The Skin I’m In,” Nicole Buchanan;  “Now You Have Permission to Touch My Hair”, Amanda Chestnut; “Cowboys of Color,” Don Russell; “Black Lives Matter” Ben Arnon. Noon to 6pm, Friday through Sunday.

Barry Gerson:  Early Works – Photographic Constructions and Film Stills – 1975-2002 – This exhibition opened on October 15 and is on view through November 15 –  Gerson, “a Renaissance man,” is most noted for his films which have been shown at The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Guggenheim Museum and various worldwide group shows.  His work includes not only filmmaking, but also sculpture, photographic construction, digital film installments and mixed painting/photo works.  He has received numerous fellowships and grants and has taught at various colleges including The Rhode Island School of Design. – Information at 852-0622 – Daily from 11 am to 5 pm – Earle Mitchell Gallery, Riverfront Antiques & Design Center, 99 South Third Street

Follies, Function & Form: Imagining Olana’s Summer House – A design exhibition featuring original concept sketches by 21 architects and landscape architects to address one of Olana’s great mysteries – Frederic Church’s 1886 plan for Olana, detailed Church’s vision for his large-scale designed landscape  The plan’s details are largely accurate, yet it contains a structure labeled “Summer House,” which doesn’t exist today.  Twenty-one architects and landscape architects were invited to imagine what such a structure might look like.  The exhibition serves as a dialogue of innovative design ideas and as a response to Olana’s historic context and dramatic setting – Curated by Mark Prezorski, Landscape Curator, The Olana Partnership, with guest co-curator Jane Smith, AIA, of Spacesmith – On view through November 13 – Information at 828-1872, ext. 103 or olana.org/summerhouse – Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm – Coachman’s House Gallery, Olana State Historic Site, GPS address: 5720 Route 9G, Hudson

 

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Art Events in Hudson NY and beyond, November 1 to November 8, 2016

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated. 

Through Monday, November 7

Dead Air 2 Resurrection Pledge Drive – WGXC 90.7FM community radio station is in the midst of its fall fundraising campaign with a goal of $20,000 – The nonprofit public radio station offers a wide range of programs featuring music, public affairs, news and weather, youth programming, announcements of events and meetings, and more, all staffed by volunteer community programmers –  The station is aimed at Columbia and Greene Counties, but reaches beyond that by streaming live on www.wgxc.org – To contribute to the station call 697-7400, stop in at WGXC’s studio on the second floor at 704 Columbia Street during business hours, or go to www.wgxc.org/donate

Tuesday, November 1

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Spotty Dog Trivia Night – Spotty’s bi-weekly, all-nerd, throwdown!  Free – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com/events – 6:30 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Thursday, November 3

Questar III invites local veterans to a Veterans Day Lunch on Thursday, November 3. Veterans are welcome to bring a guest.   Reservations must be made in advance by calling 828-4157 – Seatings are at 11:00 am and 12:30 pm, with dessert/coffee after lunch in the Reception Areas.  – Information by e-mail to lseftner@questar.org – Columbia-Greene Educational Center, 131 Union Turnpike (Route 66)

The Hudson Area Library’s History Room Committee presents The History of Hudson’s Ukrainian Community with guest speakers Rev. Richard Washburn and Rosa Pfeil – Part of the Local History Speaker Series – The history of the Ukrainian community in Columbia County dates from the 19th century when immigrants from western Ukraine moved to this area. Learn why they settled here and how they developed a community in Hudson, as well as the 200-year history of Hudson’s Ukrainian churches, and Ukrainian heritage, traditions and holiday celebrations that are still observed. – Reverend Washburn is a Hudson native and an ordained deacon in permanent service to the Catholic Church.  He is currently Chairman of the Columbia County Board of Ethics, serves as Chaplain to the Hudson Police Department, Greenport Fire Department, and multiple organizations in the county. He is known for his frequent columns in the Hudson River Sampler. – Rosa Pfeil emigrated as a young child with her Ukrainian parents in 1950 and has lived in Hudson ever since. She attended local schools and belonged to the St. Nicholas Greek Catholic Church and then the later renamed St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church. – Information at 828-1792 – Free admission – Seating is first-come, first -served – 6 pm – Community Room, First Floor, Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

Wes Tirey / J.R. Bohannon (Ancient Ocean) – “Rich melodies and disorienting noise.” – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com/events – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

St. Winifred’s Feast Day – Looking for an excuse for a party, or maybe a parade?  Does no one care for this poor put-upon saint?  At least stop and say hello to her likeness on Promenade Hill. Up the steps at the foot of Warren Street at Front Street

Thursday-Sunday, November 3-6.

TSL Films: 

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – Based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966), Ron Howard’s film explores how Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon—The Beatles.

The Uncondemned – The gripping and world-changing story of a group of young international lawyers and activists who fought to make rape a crime of war, and the Rwandan women who came forward to testify and win justice where there had been none.

A Man Called Ove – Ove, the quintessential angry old man next door, spends his days visiting his wife’s grave and enforcing block association rules that only he cares about…One of Sweden’s biggest locally-produced box office hits ever. – In Swedish with English subtitles

Harry & Snowman – Follows the Cinderella story of Dutch immigrant Harry deLeyer and his transformative relationship with a broken down Amish plow horse named Snowman that he rescued off a slaughter truck…As told firsthand by Harry himself

The Epic of Everest (1924) – “The third attempt to climb Everest culminated in the deaths of two of the finest climbers of their generation…and sparked an on-going debate over whether or not they did, indeed, reach the summit.”

White Girl – A college girl falls hard for a guy she just met.  After a night of partying goes wrong, she goes to wild extremes to get him back.

> Information at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Friday, November 4 

Eat It, Wear It, Regenerate It: Igniting a Consumer Revolution – The Agrarian Learning Center presents a Harvest Celebration – Information at www.agrarianlearningcenter.com – 3 to 8 pm – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

HWM Wine Tasting – Maria Clark from Polaner Selections will be in the store offering samplings of great new bottlings – Small bites and great company – Information at hudsonwinemerchants.com  or 828-6411– 5:00 to 7:30 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 Warren Street

The Manimals with special guest Matthew O’Koren – “He stole our hearts, he rocked us, and now he’s back.” – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com/events – 9 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Bruce Katz Band featuring Chris Vitarello – Woodstock keyboardist Bruce Katz occupies a unique space where blues, soul-jazz, jam-band rock, New Orleans-inspired music and all aspects of Americana collide into a style of original music all his own – The Band will be celebrating the release of its latest CD, “Out from the Center,” featuring guitarist Chris Vitarello, who shares vocals and songwriting duties with Katz on the album – Information at helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800  – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Saturday, November 5

Hudson Farmers’ Market – The market is still going strong, as the bounty continues with tomatoes, eggs,  baked goods including breads, rolls, scones, croissants, cookies, and pies; fair-trade coffee, nuts and granola; herbs, garlic, greens, squashes and gourds, peppers, beets, honey, fresh mushrooms, pesto, sauerkrauts, yogurts, cheeses, cut flowers, and more.  Rocker Box Spice Co.will be in the Guest Tent with mixed spices – Last day of the summer market will be November 19 – On Saturday, December 3 the winter market opens at the former Elks Lodge at 601 Union Street at the Southern end of Sixth Street – For a list of vendors and information on their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter, visit www.hudsonfarmersmarket.ny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

WGXC Record & Media Fair – A day-long sale with vendors of eclectic vinyl, CDs, cassette tapes, DVDs, plus books, musical instruments and radio-related ephemera – WGXC DJs are spinning from 10 am to 4 pm in person and on air at 90.7 FM and at wgxc.org – Admission and table rental fees benefit community radio station WGXC 90.7 FM (a program of Wave Farm.)  Modest admission fee; Early Bird admission for a higher fee is available beginning at 8 am – Information at wgxc.org or 697-7400 – 10 am to 4 pm – Second Ward Foundation, 71 North Third Street

Peripheral Natural Wine Festival – Sponsored by Fish & Game, BackBar, Hudson Wine Merchants, and Rivertown Lodge – Winemakers from around the world will be present for the Hudson Valley’s first natural wine fair, a salon-style tasting event held in the garden at BackBar – Featuring food by Fish & Game, Bakar at BackBar, Gaskins, and Peck’s Arcade – Retail partner Hudson Wine Merchants will take orders for attendees’ favorite wines from the tasting, for consumption at home. Tickets and information at www.peripheralwine.com or call 822-1500 – 12 noon to 5 pm – BackBar, 347 Warren Street

The American Summerhouse: Amusing, Instructive & Friendly – Dr. Therese O’Malley presents a lecture on the history of the 19th-century American architectural form known as “the summer house.”  Dr. O’Malley is Associate Dean at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.  The lecture is followed by a book signing of Dr. O’Malley’s book, Keywords in American Landscape Design and a reception – Attendees are encouraged to follow the lecture with a gallery walkthrough of Follies, Function & Form: Imagining Olana’s Summer House, an exhibition showcasing original concept sketches by 21 architects and landscape architects, currently being shown in the Coachman’s House Gallery. – Registration and information at www.olana.org or 828-1872 – 3 to 5 pm – Visitor Center, Olana State Historic Site, GPS address: 5720 Route 9G, Hudson

Exhibition Opening – Cyano-Monotypes: New Work by Peggy Reeves and Paintings by Guest Artist Kathleen Mackenzie Also exhibiting recent work by gallery artists – On view through November 27 – Information at 822-0510 or www.510warrenstreetgallery.com – 3 to 6 pm – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

Stage Russia HD presents the centennial production of Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard In Russian with English subtitles – Information and reservations at www.timeandspace.org  or 822-8448 – 6:30 pm – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

The Paul Carlon Trio – A night of sizzling hot jazz with critically acclaimed saxophonist Paul Carlon, Grammy-nominated conguero Wilson “Chembo” Corniel, and young lion bassist Alex Ayala – Information and tickets at hudsonoperahouse.org or 822-1438 – 7 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Chatham County Line – Johnny Irion opens – While the Raleigh, N.C.-based Chatham County Line resembles a bluegrass outfit in instrumentation, plays bluegrass festivals, and even has won awards for its bluegrass approach, Chatham County Line is as much a songwriter’s band as it is a picking outfit.  The group’s original songs betray the influence of classic roots-rock singer-songwriters like Neil Young, Gram Parsons and Bob Dylan.  The group can do the high-lonesome sound with the best of them, but then turn around and stretch out on an improvisation that takes the audience on a ride into jazz or jam-band territory.  The group’s next album, “Autumn,” is due out in September – Information at helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Botanica – Vinyl Healing and Good Vibes with DJ Ephraim Asili – Information at 828-1562 or www.thehalfmoonhudson.com  – 9 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Open House at “The Falls” – The new apartment complex, set on 22 acres of land fronting on Route 66 in Greenport, only minutes from Hudson, is once more showing its model apartments and all the amenities.  Each apartment features 9’ ceilings, crown molding, a fireplace, balcony, luxury appliances, washer/dryer, Wi-Fi, and cable. Onsite parking, and a 10’x10’storage unit are also included in the rent.  Other amenities offered at The Falls, also included with the rent, are a fully-equipped gym, wooded walking trails, a yoga/spin room, adult game room, two swimming pools, a playground, and more – Information at 719-1600 or http://www.jmscollective.com/the-falls/  – Stop by any time between 10 am and 4 pm – The Falls, 158 Union Turnpike (Route 66)

Spencertown Academy Arts Center Classical Music Series rounds out its 2016 concert season with a performance of important trios by Mozart and Schubert performed by Dan Shulman (piano), Kaori Washiyama (violin), and Nathaniel Parke (cello).  Works by Tartini, Prokofiev, and Schumann are also on the program – Information at spencertownacademy.org – 7:30 pm – Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

Exhibition Opening – Progression: Works on paper by Susan Sommer – Curated by Peter Frank, LA critic and curator – Presented by The Joyce Goldstein Gallery in collaboration with Katharine T. Carter Associates – On view through December 2 – Information at 392-2250, www.joycegoldsteingallery.com or www.ktassoc.com – 4 to 6 pm – The Joyce Goldstein Gallery, 16 Main Street, Chatham

Exhibition Opening – Reminiscences of New York City in the Seventies: Photographs by Uli Rose and Plein Air Impressionist Paintings by George Van Hook – On view through November 30 – Information at 392-700 or www.northrivergallery.com – 4 to 7 pm – North River Gallery, 34A Main Street, Village of Chatham

The Wayside Drifters – Bona fide two step’in classic country, western swing, and vintage honky-tonk crowd favorites – Featuring Seth “Sauerkraut” Travins (bass and singin’), Lukas Schwartz (fiddle), Pete Adams (pedal steel), Sarah Gottlieb Cross (guitars and singin’),  Cowboy Jim Wright (guitars and singin’), Slink Moss (drams), and special guests.  – With The Bootleg Holdup opening – Information at 329-4401 – 6 pm – Taconic Wayside Inn, 108 State Route 344, Copake Falls

Saturday-Sunday, November 5-6

Tabitha – Featuring new works by Alison Fox, Meg Lipke, Lauren Luloff, and Ruby Palmer – A collaborative art exhibit investigating places of transformation and transition – Organized by Instar Lodge Director Dawn Breeze –– Information at 917-622-5141 or by email to director@instarlodge.com –  12 noon to 6 pm – Instar Lodge, 4 Church Avenue, Germantown

Sunday, November 6

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS (Set your clocks back one hour.)

Ballet in HD – Bolshoi Ballet’s production of The Bright Stream  – Information and reservations at www.timeandspace.org or 822-8448 – 1 pm – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

The Bootleg Holdup – Featuring Cowboy Jim, Brad Einhorn, & Bruce Bruzzese – Information at www.orgalleryandtavern.com  – 2 pm – OR Gallery & Tavern, 35 South Third Street

Next Tuesday, November 8

Election Day in Columbia County – If you don’t know your polling place and you live and vote in Columbia County, call the Board of Elections at 828-3115 or go to www.elections@columbiacountyny.com  – If you vote in Hudson, please note that there are two important propositions on the back side of the ballot – Polls are open from 6 am to 9 pm

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Information at 828-4800 – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

ON-GOING

Davis Orton Gallery, Race in America: The Skin I’m In, Now you have permission to touch my hair, Cowboys of Color, Black Lives Matter, Friday – Sunday through November 13. Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

Jeff Bailey Gallery exhibits two artists: Brenda Goodman: New Paintings and Works on Paper – “For over five decades, Goodman’s paintings have swung like a pendulum between figuration and abstraction to a unique blending of the two.  In her most recent work, neither vies for attention, but the two are blended together to evoke a range of psychic states: from isolation and fear to intimacy and contentment.” – Amy Pleasant: New Drawings and Sculpture – “Leaning. Lying. Sitting. Slouching. “The everyday body arranges itself automatically to be comfortable, to sleep, to interact, to arouse, to pose.” – On view Fridays through Sundays from 12 noon to 6 pm through December 18 – Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street

Barry Gerson:  Early Works – Photographic Constructions and Film Stills – 1975-2002 – This exhibition opened on October 15 and is on view through November 15 –  Gerson, “a Renaissance man,” is most noted for his films which have been shown at The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Guggenheim Museum and various worldwide group shows.  His work includes not only filmmaking, but also sculpture, photographic construction, digital film installments and mixed painting/photo works.  He has received numerous fellowships and grants and has taught at various colleges including The Rhode Island School of Design. – Information at 852-0622 – Daily from 11 am to 5 pm – Earle Mitchell Gallery, Riverfront Antiques & Design Center, 99 South Third Street

Follies, Function & Form: Imagining Olana’s Summer House – A design exhibition featuring original concept sketches by 21 architects and landscape architects to address one of Olana’s great mysteries – Frederic Church’s 1886 plan for Olana, detailed Church’s vision for his large-scale designed landscape  The plan’s details are largely accurate, yet it contains a structure labeled “Summer House,” which doesn’t exist today.  Twenty-one architects and landscape architects were invited to imagine what such a structure might look like.  The exhibition serves as a dialogue of innovative design ideas and as a response to Olana’s historic context and dramatic setting – Curated by Mark Prezorski, Landscape Curator, The Olana Partnership, with guest co-curator Jane Smith, AIA, of Spacesmith – On view through November 13 – Information at 828-1872, ext. 103 or olana.org/summerhouse – Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm – Coachman’s House Gallery, Olana State Historic Site, GPS address: 5720 Route 9G, Hudson

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Art Events in Hudson NY – October 24 to November 3, 2016 and beyond

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated. 

Monday-Sunday, October 24-30

FilmColumbia 2016 – The 17th Annual Chatham film festival – The festival gives filmgoers the chance to see the year’s top notch independent and foreign films, often well before they are released.  The festival also showcases regional talent– It is programmed by Peter Biskind (author, film historian, contributing editor to Vanity Fair, and past executive editor of Premiere magazine), Co-Artistic Director Laurence Kardish (Senior Curator Emeritus for Film and Media at The Museum of Modern Art), and festival Managing Director Calliope Nicholas –– More than 40 films from some of the most celebrated directors, including the latest from Pedro Almodovar, Paul Verhoeven, Werner Herzog, Jim Jarmusch, and Ken Loach are being shown.  Many have played the world’s most respected festivals, including Cannes, Toronto, New York, Telluride, Berlin and Sundance and have garnered the most prestigious awards along the way. At the same time, the festival makes showcasing regional talent a priority.  A number of Q&A, panel discussions and social gatherings surround the festival.  Films are shown at the Crandell Theatre and Morris Memorial in Chatham and at the Hudson Opera House in Hudson. To see the schedule and to buy tickets for both Chatham and Hudson, go to filmcolumbia.org .

For the Hudson film program see below under FridaySunday, October 28-30

Tuesday, October 25

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 828-4800 – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Wednesday, October 26

Upstreet Market – This is the last week of Hudson’s midweek farmers’ market and your last chance to buy from your favorite vendors until next year – See you then!  – 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park

Special Movie Event – Devereux Foundation presents a special screening of Life, Animated – Suggested donation at the door – Information at www.devereux.org/ or www.lifeanimateddoc.com/ — 6:30 pm – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Elizabeth Cook – with Derek Hoke opening – Elizabeth Cook sings like a cross between Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton, but rocks with the ferocity of Chrissie Hyne and Patti Smith.  She is a fixture of Nashville’s singer-songwriter circles.  She has performed at the Grand Ole Opry over 400 times, and hosts her own Sirius XM show on the Outlaw Country station.  NPR Music deemed Elizabeth a “treasure” of the Americana scene, and her new album appeared on Rolling Stone Country’s “most anticipated albums of 2016” list – Nashville-based roots-music singer and songwriter Derek Hoke warms up the crowd for Cook. – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

The Simple Pleasure / Tara Angel – Brooklyn-by-Philadelphia band The Simple Pleasure (Amanda Palmer and The Grand Theft Orchestra, Cellular Chaos) are heading out on a tour of the northeast United States to promote the upcoming release of their new record, The Glamour of It All – Information at 828-1562 or The Half Moon facebook page – 8 to 11 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Thursday-Sunday, October 27—30.

TSL Films: 

Do Not Resist  “…offers a stunning look at the current state of policing in America and a glimpse into the future.  The Tribeca Film Festival winner for Best Documentary puts viewers in the center of the action…”

The Epic of Everest (1924) – “The third attempt to climb Everest culminated in the deaths of two of the finest climbers of their generation…and sparked an on-going debate over whether or not they did, indeed, reach the summit.”

Volta A Terra (Back to the Land) – The story of an endangered community of farmers who practice subsistence farming in a mountainous village of northern Portugal

> Seed:  The Untold Story – Few things on earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds.  Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind, this film follows passionate seed keepers, protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy.

White Girl  – A college girl falls hard for a guy she just met.  After a night of partying goes wrong, she goes to wild extremes to get him back.

> Information at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Friday October 28

Chris Smither – with Milton opening – “A profound songwriter and virtuoso  guitarist” who has distilled his own signature sound of blues and folk for 50 years.  He is truly “an American original.” – Chris Smither continues to hone his distinctive sound.  His voice, in particular, is the very embodiment of the folk-blues sound. – NYC-based singer-songwriter Milton, who warms up the crowd for Smith, boasts a strong regional following based on his tender yet gritty folk-rock tunes… – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com– 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Ryley Walker / Circuit des Yeux / Last Good Tooth – Information at 828-1562 or The Half Moon facebook page – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

FridaySaturday, October 28-29

Legends by Candlelight Ghost Tours – These popular tours offer visitors a chance to immerse themselves in haunted history, while interacting with costumed interpreters portraying the “ghosts” of Clermont’s past. Tour guests will find themselves welcomed into a 1921 Halloween party complete with an eccentric spiritual medium, crystal ball, and a reproduction 1916 Ouija board. When the séance goes wrong however, the lights go out, and the house is filled with ghosts from the Livingston family’s most intriguing period: the American Revolution. Separated lovers, servants, prophesies, and more will all be uncovered in this lively evening.  Some ghosts are scary and some are funny, but all of them tell true stories.  After the tour, roast marshmallows over a cozy fire surrounded by the flickering specters of Jack-o’-lanterns. Lavish decorations are inspired by meticulous research from period magazines and design manuals.  This is an “After Dark” tour that takes guests through the mansion and out onto the grounds for a lamp-lit adventure along the Hudson River. Tickets sell out early so the public is urged to call 537-4240 to make reservations now. The tours are recommended for ages seven and up and are held rain or (moon)shine.  Pre-paid reservations are required.  Information and reservations at 537-4240 – Tours run every half hour from 6 to 9 p.m. on FridaySaturday – Clermont State Historic Site, Clermont Avenue (off 9G), Germantown

Friday-Sunday, October 28-30

FilmColumbia 2016 The Hudson portion of the festival includes:

> Salute to Cuban Cinema

Friday at 7 pm – The Companion – During the AIDS epidemic in the ‘80s, the authorities gathered the island’s HIV patients under one roof, a sanitarium slash prison called Los Cocos, and assigned them each a companion whose job it was to keep an eye on the HIV patient for the administrators.  One such patient repeatedly sneaks off the reservation.  The companion assigned to him sides with his patient, not the authorities.  The sanitarium becomes a microcosm of Cuban society…

Saturday at 2 pm – Scott Cohen’s Screenwriting Panel – Screenwriters are given a rare opportunity to have their work read by Cohen’s fellow actors, followed by a discussion of the writing.  Screenwriters should bring 10 copies of 15 pages of their screenplay.  Work will be read on a first come basis.

Saturday at 5 pm – The Human Thing – A petty thief breaks into the home of one of Cuba’s greatest writers and inadvertently steals a manuscript for a new novel.  He submits a somewhat altered version of the manuscript to a contest.  Guess what happens when the real author recognizes the story that won.

Saturday at 7:30 pm – Santiago Alvarez Shorts (including Now (1964), about segregation in America, featuring Lena Horne; and LBJ, “a scathing riff on the Vietnam war” (1968) On the same program, Death of a Bureaucrat (1966)

Sunday at 1 pm – Children’s International Shorts Program – A special screening of Halloween-themed short films – Curated by Patti Greaney of Giraldi Media

To see the schedule, read descriptions of the films, and to buy tickets for both Chatham and Hudson, go to filmcolumbia.org . – Information at 822-1438 or hudsonoperahouse.org – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Saturday, October 29

Hudson Farmers’ Market – The bounty of the season continues with tomatoes of all kinds, eggs,   breads, rolls, scones, croissants and cookies; cheeses, pies (gluten free or not), fair-trade coffee, nuts and granola; herbs,  garlic, greens, squash-squash-squash, peppers, beets, honey, fresh mushrooms, pesto, salamis, sauerkrauts, yogurts, fruit juices, and cut flowers.  Rocker Box Spice Co.will be in the Guest Tent with mixed spices – Knives, scissors and pruners are sharpened by Bob Sheets while you shop.  For a list of vendors and information on their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter, visit www.hudsonfarmersmarket.ny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

Hudson Library Halloween Party – A fun, family-friendly celebration with pumpkin painting, Halloween tunes, scary stories read by a two-headed witch (Mrs. Badila) and not-quite-as-scary stories read by a one-headed librarian, goody bags, face painting, and refreshments – Come with  your costume on! – Information at 828-.1792 – 11 am to 2 pm – Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

Verdigris Hudson’s Tenth Anniversary – Complimentary tea and cookies on Saturdays during the month of October – This Saturday, try sugar cookies paired with not-for-kids hearty black tea or caffeine-free rooibos tea  – Information at 943-3139 or www.verdigristea.com  – 5 to 7 pm – Verdigris Tea & Chocolate, 135 Warren Street

Final Focus on James Baldwin – As the concluding event of a five-part series exploring the life of author James Baldwin, the Hudson Area Library hosts a panel discussion on Baldwin, his influence on contemporary life, and his longer range effect on America today.  The event includes a screening of James Baldwin: From Another Place, a documentary short by Sedat Pakay, a local photographer and filmmaker, recently deceased, who recorded a portion of Baldwin’s life while he lived in Turkey.  This intimate portrait of James Baldwin depicts the person who became an activist through living his life as honestly as he could.  Panel participants include: Donna Ford-Grover, Bard professor in 19th- and 20th-century American Literature; Wesley Brown, Literature professor at Bard College at Simon’s Rock; and Lisa Adrastea, Lecturer in Writing and Critical Inquiry at SUNY Albany — The audience is invited to participate in the discussion.  The event is free – Seating is limited – First come, first served – Information  at 828-.1792, ext. 101 – 6 pm – Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

National Theatre of London’s production of Frankenstein starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the Creature – Information and reservations at www.timeandspace.org or 822-8448 – 6:30pm – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Red Dot Halloween Party – Hosted by Girlgantua with DJ PrePhab – Prizes for the best costumes:  First Prize — $200; Second Prize – $75 Rd Dot gift certificate; Third Prize – $50 Red Dot gift certificate  – 10 pmuntil… — Red Dot Restaurant & Bar, 321 Warren Street

Halloween at The Half Moon – Cheap Thrills with DJ Baby Dayliner – Information at 828-1562 or The Half Moon facebook page – 10 pm to 1 am – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Opera in HD – The Metropolitan Opera production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni   Information and reservations at www.timeandspace.org  or 822-8448 – 12 :55 pm – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Trick or Treating in The Fields – Art-making, hayrides, a candy hunt, fresh cider, apples and  popcorn – Come in costume! – Information at 392-4747 or artomi.org – 1 to 3 pm – The Fields Sculpture Park, Art Omi International Arts Center, 1405 Route 22, Ghent

Book Signing – Photographer Don Freeman will sign copies of, Styling Nature: A Masterful Approach to Floral Arrangements, a collaboration with New York-based floral designer Lewis Miller, who presents “a lush, naturalistic take on the arrangement of flowers.” – In a collaboration that is more than a decade old, Miller and Freeman have created a body of work from which this book is drawn.  Lewis discusses the approach to, and the inspiration behind, his lavish creations, and Freeman captures each in images “as exquisite as a 17th-century Dutch still-life.” – Information at 828-1872 ext 104 or rtice@olana.org – 3 to 5 pm – The Olana Museum Store, Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson (GPS address)

Concerts in the Village (CITV) opens its 2016-17 season with a program including J.S. Bach, Handel, J.C.F. Bach, Mozart and Haydn, opening the program with J.S. Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No. 1.”  CITV includes the Broad Street Chorale, the Broad Street Orchestra, and the Broad Street Chamber Players, often joined by guest soloists.  Guest artist for this concert is soprano Kameryn Lueng — David Smith is CITV’s Artistic Director and Conductor – The program will be held in an acoustically ideal, but nearly forgotten performing space on the second floor of the Kinderhook Village Hall – Information and tickets at www.concertsinthevillage.org or 758-6869 — 4 pm – Kinderhook Village Hall, 6 Chatham Street, Kinderhook

Tabitha – Featuring new works by Alison Fox, Meg Lipke, Lauren Luloff, and Ruby Palmer – A collaborative art exhibit investigating places of transformation and transition – Organized by Instar Lodge Director Dawn Breeze – Additional viewing on November 5 & 6 from 12 noon to 6 pm – Information at 917-622-5141 or by email to director@instarlodge.com – Opening from 5 to 7 pm, Instar Lodge, 4 Church Avenue, Germantown

 

Saturday-Sunday, October 29-30

Auction – Featured Collections of English, Continental & American Fine Art, Furniture & Decorations – Featuring sporting paintings and bronzes from the Collection of Kate Webb Harris, a collection of treen and small boxes from the Estate of Charlton M Theus, Jr. and a large collection of American and English silver from the  Roy & Ruth Nutt Collection – On-line catalog at stairgalleries.com – Previews Tuesday through Friday October 25-28 from 10 am to 5 pmSaturday & Sunday, October 29 & 30 from 9 am until the Auction at 11 am –  Information at 751-1000 – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Sunday, October 30

 Stage Russia HD screening of The Moscow Art Theatre’s production of Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard  – Information and reservations at www.timeandspace.org or 822-8448 – 1:00 pm – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Trick or Treat: The Best of Spooky Shorts – Bring your ghoulish little ghosts to celebrate a Hudson Halloween with a selection of short films specially selected by the fiendish folks at FilmColumbia – The screening is followed by trick or treating on Warren Street (See the entry below.) – Films at 1:00 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Hudson Halloween Trick or Treat & Parade – Trick or Treat on Warren Street from 2 to 4 pm; at 4 pm all costumed participants gather at Seventh Street Park for the Parade Kick-off at 4:05 pm – The Parade moves down Warren Street to the Hudson Youth Center at the corner of Union & Third Street for a costume contest and party  – Information at 718-344-6734 – Trick or Treat from 2 to 4 pm; Parade from Seventh Street Park at 4:05 – Hudson Youth Center, Union & Third Streets

Peter and the Farm (2015) –Basilica Hudson, through its collaboration with Chris Boeckmann, programmer for the Columbia, MO-based True/False Film Fest, presents the fifth and final film in the 2016 Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series celebrating and interrogating the documentary genre through screenings and dialogue with visiting directors  – “Peter Dunning is a rugged individualist, an extreme, hard-drinking loner and a former artist.  He has burned bridges with his wives and children; his only company, even on harsh winter nights, are the sheep, cows and pigs he tends on his Vermont farm.  Peter is also one of the most complicated, sympathetic documentary subjects to come along in some time, a product of the 1960s counterculture whose poetic idealism has since soured.  For all his candor, he slips into drunken self-destructive habits, cursing the splendors of a pastoral landscape that he has spent decades nurturing.  Imbued with an aching tenderness, Tony Stone’s documentary is both haunting and heartbreaking, a mosaic of its singular subject’s transitory memories and reflections—however funny, tragic, or angry they may be.” Peter Dunning, the film’s central character, along with  Director Tony Stone and Producer Melissa Auf der Maur, will be present for this special hometown screening – Information at basilicahudson.com – 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Next Tuesday, November 1

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 828-4800 – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Spotty Dog Trivia Night – Spotty’s bi-weekly, all-nerd, throwdown!  Free – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com/events – 6:30 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Next Thursday, November 3

St. Winifred’s Feast Day – Looking for an excuse for a party, or maybe a parade?  Does no one care for this poor put-upon saint?  At least stop and say hello to her likeness on Promenade Hill .

Up the steps at the foot of Warren Street at Front Street

ON-GOING

The Warren Street Project – Historic Hudson celebrates its twentieth anniversary with an exhibition of The Warren Street Project, a photographic inventory of Hudson’s main street by Lynn Davisfirst exhibited at Historic Hudson’s inaugural event held at the Carrie Haddad Gallery in 1996.  Lynn Davis photographed every building on Warren Street over the course of several years.  Twenty years later, this monumental series tells a remarkable success story for historic preservation.  Lynn Davis-signed prints from the exhibition are available for sale.- Information at www.historichudson.org  – On view during the month of October – Hours are  Friday & Saturday from 11 am to 5 pmSunday from 12 noon to 5 pm – Vincent Mulford Antiques, 419 Warren Street 

Barry Gerson:  Early Works – Photographic Constructions and Film Stills – 1975-2002 – This exhibition opened on October 15 and is on view through November 15 –  Gerson, is most noted for his films which have been shown at The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Guggenheim Museum and various worldwide group shows.  – Information at 852-0622 – Daily from 11 am to 5 pm – Earle Mitchell Gallery, Riverfront Antiques & Design Center, 99 South Third Street

Follies, Function & Form: Imagining Olana’s Summer House – A design exhibition featuring original concept sketches by 21 architects and landscape architects to address one of Olana’s great mysteries – Frederic Church’s 1886 plan for Olana, detailed Church’s vision for his large-scale designed landscape  The plan’s details are largely accurate, yet it contains a structure labeled “Summer House,” which doesn’t exist today.  Twenty-one architects and landscape architects were invited to imagine what such a structure might look like.  The exhibition serves as a dialogue of innovative design ideas and as a response to Olana’s historic context and dramatic setting – Curated by Mark Prezorski, Landscape Curator, The Olana Partnership, with guest co-curator Jane Smith, AIA, of Spacesmith – On view through November 13 – Information at 828-1872, ext. 103 or olana.org/summerhouse – Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm – Coachman’s House Gallery, Olana State Historic Site, GPS address: 5720 Route 9G, Hudson

Capturing the Cosmos:  Frederic Church Painting Humboldt’s Vision of Nature – Last chance to see this exhibition – On view Tuesdays through Sundays through October 30 – Information and tickets at www.olana.org or 828-0135 – Evelyn & Maurice Sharp Gallery, Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G, Greenport

 

 

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Art Events in Hudson NY and beyond, October 3 to October 11, 2016

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated. 

Several events this week give new meaning to the word “recycling.” At Verdigris teashop, Ruby Silvious uses used tea bags as her canvas. At the Hudson Opera House, Zoe Bellot turns vintage pianos into useful piano bars.

Month of October
The Warren Street Project – Historic Hudson celebrates its twentieth anniversary with an exhibition of The Warren Street Project, a photographic inventory of Hudson’s main street by Lynn Davis, first exhibited at Historic Hudson’s inaugural event held at the Carrie Haddad Gallery in 1996. Lynn Davis photographed every building on Warren Street over the course of several years. Twenty years later, this monumental series tells a remarkable success story for historic preservation. Lynn Davis signed prints from the exhibition are available for sale.- Information at www.historichudson.org – On view during the month of October, Thursday through Sunday from 12 noon to 5 pm – Vincent Mulford Antiques, 419 Warren Street

Thursday, October 6
Exhibition Opening – Farming in Columbia County – Photographs by members of the Columbia County Photo Club – Landscape, architecture, portraits, and still lifes all involving farming in Columbia County – All photographs are available for purchase, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Friends of the Hudson Area Library – On view through November 19 – Information by contacting J Pierre Gontier for Columbia County Photo Club by e-mail to jp@taconic.net or the library at 828-1792 – 6:30 to 8:00 pm – Community Room, Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street, at State Street

Thursday-Sunday, October 6-9
TSL Films:
> Cameraperson – A tapestry of footage captured over the 25-year career of documentary cinematographer Kirsten Johnson
> Seed: The Untold Story – Few things on earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind, this film follows passionate seed keepers, protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. A speaker from Turtle Tree Seeds in Copake will be present on Thursday.
> The Lovers and the Despot – Tells the story of young, ambitious South Korean filmmaker Shin Sang-ok and actress Choi Eun-hee, who met and fell in love in 1950s post-war Korea
> Morris from America – A heartwarming coming-of-age comedy with a unique spin, centering on Morris Gentry, a 13-year old who has just relocated with his father to Heidelberg, Germany
> The Conformist – Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1970 classic film – In Italian with English subtitles
> Indignation – Written and directed by James Schamus – Based on Philip Roth’s late novel – Takes place in 1951, as a brilliant working class Jewish boy from Newark, NJ travels on scholarship to a small conservative college in Ohio, thus exempting him from being drafted in the Korean War
Information at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Friday, October 7
Wine Tasting – Wine Monger’s Jared Rumsey returns, with Austrian and German gems. Great wine and small bites. Come taste and learn. – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 ½ Warren Street

Autumn Exposition Auction – English, Continental, and Asian furniture, decorations, art, and textiles from a number of collections and estates – Previews Monday-Thursday, October 3-6 from 10 am to 5 pm, and Friday, October 7 from 9 am until Auction at 6 pm – On-line catalogue at www.stairgalleries,com – Information at 751-1000 – 6 pm – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Fairview Cinema 3 – Snowden – A film by Oliver Stone, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley – Information at www.fairviewcinema3.com – Evenings at 7 pm, Saturday & Sunday bargain matinees at 1 pm – Fairview Cinema 3, Fairview Plaza, Fairview Avenue (Route 9), Greenport

Enchanted Acoustic – Lindsay Clark and Emily Ritz – Two musicians from the other coast – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Grant Gordy & Ross Martin – with The Lucky 3 opening – Gordy and Martin’s musical relationship began with jam sessions and evolved until it led to “Year of the Dog,” the release of which they will be celebrating at Helsinki Hudson. Their repertoire ranges from fiddle tunes to jazz standards, and from original compositions to traditional hymns to Bach, “each piece is like another paragraph in an ongoing musical conversation.” – Gordy is best known for having held the guitar chair in the David Grisman Quintet for six years. Martin is a versatile guitar wizard who has toured and performed with a wide range of artists. – Information at 828-4800 – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Friday-Sunday, October 7-9
Fifth Annual Olana en plein air event & Quick Draw – The Hudson River Valley is famous for its landscape painters. From Thomas Cole to Frederic Church this area was the creative powerhouse of America’s first art movement. Today the tradition of landscape painting is just as strong. Witness “history in progress” as twenty-two artists paint the Olana landscape. The artists have been competitively selected by a panel consisting of Bob Bahr, editor of Plein Air Today,Valerie Balint, Interim Director of Collections & Research at Olana, Joan Damiani, Hudson artist and gallerist, and Hudson artist Ken Young. Many of the artists are from the Hudson Valley region, while others come from other parts of New York State, and some from New Jersey or New Hampshire. One artist comes from Quebec. On Friday and Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm, the artists will be painting in the landscape at Olana, and available to visitors. At 6 pm on Saturday, the public is invited to join the artists for a reception at the Wagon House Education Center where the works will be on display for the first time, and cash prizes for Best in Show and Viewers’ Choice will be awarded. On Sunday, the finished artworks will be moved to Seventh Street Park in Hudson where they will be available for viewing and purchase. Also on Sunday, a Quick Draw contest from 2 to 3 pm awards prizes to both professional and non-professional artists who are given one hour to create a work of art (See Quick Draw description below.) Plein Air concludes with an artist appreciation reception from 5 to 7 pm at Caldwell Gallery, 355 Warren Street. The top three artworks from both Plein Air and Quick Draw, will be exhibited during the reception. All proceeds from sales will benefit the artists and support Olana education programs. – Information and full schedule at www.olana.org or 828-1872 ext.105. – Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9-G, Hudson (GPS address)

Claverack Free Library Annual Fall Book Sale – Gently-used fiction and non-fiction titles and children’s books – On Friday from 5 to 7 pm: A Preview Recption for an entry fee with “early bird” pricing – Regular Sale is Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm – Food is available both days – Prices range from 50 cents for small paperbacks to $1 for hardcover and larger softcover books. Larger books are priced accordingly – Bargain hunters can return on Sunday for even more bargains – Tours of the new Claverack Library and community room next door will be available during the sale. – Information at info@claveracklibrary.org or 851-7120 – 9 am – Claverack Free Library, corner of Routes 23 and 9-H, Claverack

The Two of Us Productions presents the new Mel Brooks musical, Young Frankenstein – Information and tickets at 758-2648 or 866-811-4111 or at www.TheTwoOfUsPRoductions.org – Fri & Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 3:00 pm – Performing Arts Center at Taconic Hills School

Ghent Playhouse presents John Buchan’s The 39 Steps, adapted by Patrick Barlow from the original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon – Directed by Deena Pewtherer – In this adaptation, the many characters are played by only four actors– Kevin Kilb, Meaghan Rogers, Chris Gilbert and Brian Wagner – Runs on weekends through October 23 – Information and tickets available at www.ghentplayhouse.org or 1-800-838-3006 – Fri, Sat & Sun at 8 pm – Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Road, Ghent

Saturday, October 8
Hudson Farmers’ Market – Tomatoes of all kinds, fresh turmeric and fresh ginger, breads, rolls, scones, croissants and cookies; cheeses, pies (gluten free or not), fair-trade coffee, nuts and granola; herbs (basil, mint, oregano, thyme, and rosemary); garlic, greens of all kinds, cukes, zucchini, peppers, beets, honey, fresh mushrooms, pesto, salamis, sauerkrauts, yogurts, fruit juices, and cut flowers. Squash, and apples – This week Hudson Standard will be in the Guest Tent with shrubs and bitters. – Knives, scissors and pruners are sharpened by Bob Sheets while you shop. For a list of vendors and information on their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter, visit www.hudsonfarmersmarket.ny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

Tenth Annual Dalmatian Day – The Bob McKinney Memorial Fire Prevention Event – This is a free event with live Dalmatians, games, crafts, a magic show, and a puppet show – Information at fasnyfiremuseum.com – 10 am to 3 pm – FASNY Museum of Firefighting, 117 Harry Howard Avenue

Opera in HD – The Metropolitan Opera production of Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde – Information and reservations at www.timeandspace.org or 822-8448 – 12 noon – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Celebrate with the Spars – Hudson River Historic Boat Restoration invites the public to see the new mast, boom and gaff made for the sailboat Eleanor. Learn from Suzanne Leahy, spar builder, how these spars were made from pieces of straight Sitka Spruce staves into round, highly polished sculptures – Learn about the history and progress of the Eleanor restoration project. – Information at www.hudsonriverhisoricboat.org – 12 noon to 5 pm – Seventh Street Park at Warren Street

Artful Hike at Olana: Frederic Church’s Letters + 19th-Century Ballads – Brian Dewan, Catskill visual artist and musician, presents “a performative artwork, where notions of authorship, ownership, possession, private space and public space are addressed through a poetical essay woven in between reading aloud and singing with accordion accompaniment.” – The one-mile hike will be along one of Church’s carriage roads – Dewan has chosen his favorite letters by Church and in turn gives voice to Church’s sensibilities, sense of humor, feelings, and artistic process. The hike will be repeated on October 22 – Information and pre-registration at www.olana.org/education/ or 828-1872, ext., 105 – Walk-ins are welcome – 3 pm — Meet at the Visitor Center (In case of rain, meet at the Wagon House Education Center), Olana State Historic Site, 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson (GPS address)

Exhibition Opening – Identity – Race in America
> Two photographic exhibitions: (1) Nicole Buchanan: The Skin I’m In – Skin color has been used for centuries as the focus of discrimination against minorities. Nicole Buchanan created The Skin I’m In to call attention to this and to recognize the dignity of individuals who self-identify as African, African American and from the African Diaspora. (2) Amanda Chestnut: Artist Books, Photographs, Archive, Ephemera – In her photography and artist books, in her use of archival photography and ephemera, Amanda Chestnut’s narrative of race and gender conveys the emotion and the lasting impact of both personal experience and historic events.
> Portfolio Showcase – Selected through national competition: Don Russell, Cowboys of Color and Ben Arnon, Black Lives Matter
> Information at 697-0266 or davisortongallery.com – On view through November 13 – 5 to 7 pm – David Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Nature in Abstract: New Photography by Denise B. Chandler also Paintings by Guest Artist Stewart Hitch – Also exhibiting gallery artists – Information at 822-0520 or www.510warrenstreetgallery.com – On view through October 30 – 3 to 6 pm – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

Exhibition Openings – BAR-CAROLLE – The French artist Zoé Bellot, now based in Hudson, will be in residence at the Hudson Opera House from October 8 through November 13. In this unique residency, Bellot will publicly transform two historic pianos from the soon-to-be-restored performance hall into one-of-a-kind piano bars and magical operatic shadowboxes. When completed, the front of each piano will be repurposed into a traditional bar concession and permanently placed in the newly restored theater to serve beverages to attendees. The back of each piano will include shadow boxes and small figurative dioramas. BAR-CAROLLE is inspired by the famed French opera Les Contes d’Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffman) by the German-born French composer Jacques Offenbach. The most famous aria in the opera, and the inspiration for the residency, is entitled barcarolle. One of the pianos features shadow boxes from the opera, while the other piano features shadow boxes reflecting the history of the Hudson Opera House.
In addition, Bellot’s Bon Voyage!, an exhibition of beautifully crafted music boxes inspired by popular myths, proverbs, poems, and other writings, will also be on display. For the opening reception , the public is invited to enjoy cocktails by Kat Dunn and the vocal talents of Sal Marino, accompanied by pianist Joe Diamond – The exhibitions will be on view through November 13 – Information at hudsonoperahouse.org or call 822-1438 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Book Signing – 363 Days of Tea: A Visual Journal on Used Tea Bags – Artist Ruby Silvious records her impressions of the moment using recycled tea bags as her canvas – “Beautiful, thoughtful, whimsical and inventive. “– Books will be available for purchase and signing – Ruby Silvious-designed tea tins will also be available. Information at www.verdigristea.com or 943-3139 – 5 to 7 pm – Verdigris Tea & Chocolate, 135 Warren Street

Volume Reading Series – A free reading and music series featuring prose, poetry, and a short DJ set – Every second Saturday at The Spotty Dog Books and Ale in Hudson. – October 8th marks the series’ one year anniversary, and features authors Alex Mar, D. Foy and Courtney Elizabeth Mauk–each celebrating a book release. D. Foy is the author of the critically acclaimed novel, Made to Break, and Patricide (out in October). His work has appeared in many magazines and in the books Laundromat and Forty Stories: New Writing from Harper Perennial. Courtney Elizabeth Mauk is the author of three novels: Orion’s Daughters, Spark, and The Special Power of Restoring Lost Things (out in October). She lives in New York City with her husband and young son. Alex Mar is based in New York City. Her work has appeared in The Believer, New York Magazine, Elle, Tin House, The Oxford American, and others. Her first book, Witches of America, has its paperback release in October. The readings are followed by a DJ set by Michael McGuire. Books are available for purchase and signing –Volume is hosted and curated by Hallie Goodman and Dani Grammerstorf French. – Information at www.facebook.com/volumehudsonn — 7 pm – The Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

She Keeps Bees and Last Good Tooth – Information at 828-1562 or the Half Moon facebook page – 8 to 11 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Tours of the historic 1874 Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – Sponsored by the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society – This is the last lighthouse tour of the season. – On the tour, visitors will learn about life on the lighthouse in the 1930s from the daughter of the last civilian lighthouse keeper, who served as keeper from 1930 to 1949. The tour also gives visitors the opportunity to learn about the important role the Hudson River played in the development of the Upper Hudson River towns, and how the lighthouse made navigation safe along the river to allow development to take place. Reservations are strongly suggested and can be made online at hudsoncruises.com or by calling 518-348-8993 or 888-764-1844 – For general information go to www.hudsonathenslighthouse.org or call 518-828-5294 – Tours run from 11 am to 2:30 pm and depart from Henry Hudson Riverfront Park on the hour and Athens Riverfront Park on the half hour – In Hudson, board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, accessed via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Behold! New Lebanon, the “first museum of contemporary rural American life,” offers a variety of summer tours through October 15 – This Saturday’s wide-ranging programs comprise insights into automobile repair, animal training, historic homes, and two kinds of jam—the edible and the audible. – The programs allow visitors to “step into today’s rural American life and experience it up close and personal.” – Advance ticket purchase is recommended – Arrive 15 minutes before the program start time and take the shuttle bus to the program venue – The 2016 schedule concludes on October 5 – More information, including full program descriptions and the online box office at www.beholdnewlebanon.org , by calling 720-7265 or by email to info@beholdnewlebanon.org – 9 am to 5 pm – Behold! New Lebanon, 438 Route 20, New Lebanon

Handmade in America – Artisans Along Main Street – Herbals, jewelry, fiber arts, ceramics, woodworks, artisan foods – Rain or shine –Presented by The Valatie Economic Redevelopment Association (VERA) in cooperation with the Village of Valatie – Food available at restaurants, grills, and cafes along Main Street and Route 9 as well as from artisanal food vendors – Live music – Author Alison Guertin Marchese will be signing and selling and signing her book, Hidden History of Columbia County – Maps will be available at Main Street businesses – Information at www.veravalatie.com –11 am to 5 pm – In and around Main Street, Valatie

Exhibition Openings – Nicole Cherubini: there is a road; Remy Jungerman: awe; Kahn + Selesnick: Active Turn: The Devil’s Wheel – A collaboration with Freya Powell – Exhibitions are shown in The Fields Sculpture Park; Reception at 2 pm, Benenson Visitors Center and Gallery, Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

Hudson Valley Dance Festival – Dancers Responding to AIDS expands its annual festival by offering two performances this year. The festival features Caleb Teicher & Company, presenting an excerpt from Variations, a tap number that interprets Bach’s Goldberg Variations; Jennifer Muller/The Works, a contemporary dance company performing an excerpt from Alchemy; Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, a troupe of male dancers presenting their view of classical ballet; Madboots Dance, an all-male contemporary dance company; and the premiere of a duet created by Broadway choreographer Nick Kenkel – Proceeds benefit Dancers Responding to AIDS and its program to support family service organizations – Ticket price includes a cocktail reception – Information and tickets at www.dradance.org – Performances at 2 pm and 5 pm – Catskill Point, 1 Main Street, Catskill

Exhibition Opening – “#” – Works by Nathalie Ferrier, Spencer Hall, Michael McKay, Ned Snider, Lawre Stone, and Hazle Weatherfield – On view through November 13 – Information at www.thompsongirouxgallery or 392-3079 – 4 to 6 pm – Thompson Giroux Gallery, 57 Main Street, Chatham

Exhibition Opening – Nine Lives: New Work by Gallery Artists – Artwork as a reflection of the lives of nine mature and accomplished artists who have persevered through severe trials and continued to make art over their long careers. Exhibiting artists are Margot Trout, Don Wynn, H.M. Saffer, Ron Goldfinger, Joel Mark, Leon A. Comstock, Jr., Jeffrey Neumann, Ken Young, and Anni Maliki – On view through November 26 – Information at www.neumannfineart.com or 413-246-5776 – 5:30 pm – Neumann Fine Art, 65 Cold Water Street, Hillsdale

Over the Moon – The Columbia Land Conservancy, together with writer Malcolm Gladwell and actress Julianna Margulies, have issued an invitation to the organization’s 30th Anniversary Celebration – The celebration takes place in the round barn at the Churchtown Dairy, designed by Rick Anderson and sponsored by the Foundation for Agricultural Integrity and Abby Rockefeller – Author and journalist Malcolm Gladwell will speak and conservation heroes will be honored. – Dance music by The Lucky 5 – Information at clctrust.org or 392-5252 – 6:30 pm – Churchtown Dairy, 357 County Road 12, Churchtown

 

Saturday-Sunday, October 8-9
National Theatre of London production of Terence Rattigan’s The Deep Blue Sea – Information and reservations at www.timeandspace.org or 822-8448 –Saturday at 6:30 pm, Sunday at 1:00 pm – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Sunday, October 9
Quick Draw – The Olana Partnership is holding a Quick Draw event on Warren Street in Hudson as part of the 5th Annual Plein Air event happening over Columbus Day weekend. Quick Draw is a fun and informal way for artists and the general public, including children, to make art in Plein Air fashion on the streets of Hudson. The competition is open to all skill levels and ages. Any style, any medium, any subject is acceptable, from cartoons to formal architectural renderings to still life, it just has to be completed within one hour. In this event, professional and amateur artists, the general public, and kids make art side by side. An 8 ½ x 11 canvas will be provided at registration, but participants should bring their own materials beyond that. Both Sketch, at 701 Warren Street and Spotty Dog Books & Ale at 440 Warren Street, will be extending a 10% discount to all Quick Draw artists. Registration is from 1 to 2 pm at Seventh Street Park. Judging will take place on the steps of City Hall at 520 Warren Street from 3:15 to 3:45 pm by NYS Assemblywoman Didi Barrett, Mayor Tiffany Martin Hamilton, and Hudson Opera House Executive Director Gary Schiro. Cash prizes will be awarded for “Best Art by an Olana Plein Air Artist,” “ Best Art by a Quick Draw Artist,” “ Best Art by an Artist Under 12 Years Old,” and the “Most Like Fred Award.” – Information at olana.org or 828-1872, ext 105 – 1 pm to 4 pm – Seventh Street Park and City Hall

North by South: A Farm Feast by Lil’Deb’s Oasis and Letterbox Farm – Carla Perez-Gallardo and Hannah Black, start-up restaurateurs from Lil’ Deb’s Oasis, team up with Letterbox Farm to host a celebratory evening of dinner, music, and drinks, beginning with signature cocktails, local brews and live music served up in the farm’s herb and flower garden. At sunset, guests move to the dinner tent for a multi-course menu made from the farm’s ingredients and translated into the warm tropical flavors of Lil’ Deb’s Oasis. The duo is known for offering bright, bold tropical dishes inspired by the founders’ combined roots in Latin America and the North American South. The event itself is a natural pairing of two start-up food businesses driven by a strong community ethic and with their own distinctive style. Proceeds from the dinner will help support key infrastructure for both start-ups. – Information and tickets at www.letterboxfarm.com or at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2613474 – Drinks at 5 pm, dinner at 6 pm – Letterbox Farm Collective, 4161 Route 9, Hudson

The Staley B. Keith Social Justice Center presents its annual “State of the Community” event on the theme inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King’s “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community.” Presentations and music by Hudson youth leaders will be followed by a keynote address by educator and motivator Dr. Richard Smith and an open forum for community members to speak – 5 to 7 pm – Shiloh Baptist Church, 14 Warren Street

Making Musicals: A Concert with Conversation – Composer/lyricist Neil Bartram and actor/ director/writer Brian Hill play their music, sing their songs and share behind-the-curtain stories about creating Broadway musicals from concept to final execution on stage. – Hill served as Associate Director for the Toronto and Broadway productions of Disney’s The Lion King and on Broadway for The Little Mermaid. – Bartram’s current projects include a musical based on Ray Bradbury’s Something This Way Comes – Together the collaborators are currently working on the stage adaptation of Disney’s Bedknobs & Broomsticks – Information, tickets to the concert and to a special dinner held after the show, go to www.HudsonAreaLibrary.org or 828-1792 – 6 pm – Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street

The Spotty Dog Occasional International Short Film Festival – Spotty’s sort-of-annual, one-night-only festival of films that are under 10 minutes long – An informal and raucous film festival for the masses; no panels of judges or prizes. The result is an eclectic assortment of short films and videos from artists and filmmakers, many of whom will be on hand to introduce their work – From 15 to 20 films will be shown and range in length from 40 seconds to nine minutes – Co-organized by Noah Reibel and Alan Coon – Suitable for all ages – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 7 to 10 pm – The Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Experimental Comeddddddy : Local Only—with Amanda Daisy Lees, David “O” Olivencia, Shanekia McIntosh, Tron + Burt Mur Mur, and Zia Anger – Hosted by Annie Bielski – House band: Arthur – Information at 828-1562 or the Half Moon facebook page – 8 to 11 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Shop for Olana – The Hudson Business Coalition joins The Olana Partnership to introduce an easy way for local businesses to support Olana’s programs. This Sunday, participating businesses with the program decal in their windows will donate a percentage of their proceeds on Sunday to Olana/s education programming. A list of participating businesses can also be found at www.olana.org .

Performance Night – Songs or monologues.  – Woody Regan on piano – Perform or listen – Bar service – Hosted by Girlgantua and John Philip – All performers and listeners are welcome – No admission charge – Information at 828-3657 – 10 pm on – Red Dot. 321 Warren Street

The 11th Annual Raymond Beecher Lecture – Taking Time to Look: The Landscape Films of Peter Hutton – Scott MacDonald, Visiting Professor of Art History at Hamilton College, and author of 14 books on independent cinema, presents the work of filmmaker Pater Hutton, the foremost Hudson River film artist of the past half-century, who passed away in June, 2016. For over thirty years, MacDonald’s passion has been introducing audiences to the worlds of alternative film and video, and in 2012 he was named an Academy Film Scholar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences – A reception follows the lecture – Information and tickets at www.thomascole.org or at the door – 2 pm – Arts Center Theatre, Columbia-Greene Community College, 4400 Route 23, Greenport

Next Tuesday, October 11
Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 828-4800 – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

For more information on Columbia County events, visit www.columbiacountytourism.org

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Art Events in Hudson, September 26 to October 4, 2016

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated. 

Thursday-Sunday, September 29-October 2

TSL Films: 

The Lovers and the Despot – Tells the story of young, ambitious South Korean filmmaker Shin Sang-ok and actress Choi Eun-hee, who met and fell in love in 1950s post-war Korea

 Morris from America – A heartwarming coming-of-age comedy with a unique spin, centering on Morris Gentry (Markees Christmas, in an incredible breakout performance), a 13-year old who has just relocated with his single father to Heidelberg, Germany

Indignation – Written and directed by James Schamus – Based on Philip Roth’s late novel – Takes place in 1951, as a brilliant working class Jewish boy from Newark, NJ travels on scholarship to a small conservative college in Ohio, thus exempting him from being drafted in the Korean War

> The Seasons of Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger  Writer John Berger moved from urban London to the tiny Alpine village of Quincy in 1973 – The four short films examine different aspects of his life, combining ideas and motifs from his work with the texture and history of his mountain home

Lo & Behold: Reveries of the Connected World   Oscar-nominated documentarian Werner Herzog chronicles the virtual world from its origins to its outermost reaches…

Almayer’s Folly – A film by Chantal Akerman – “Somewhere in Southeast Asia, in a little lost village on a wide and turbulent river, a European man clings to his pipe dreams out of love for his daughter.  A story of passion, loss and madness.”  Adapted from the Joseph Conrad novel.

Information at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Friday, September 30

Ian Hunter & The Rant Band – As leader of 1970’s British rock legends Mott the Hoople, and as a hugely influential solo artist, Hunter is widely revered as one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most compelling and influential performers, as well as one of its most articulate songwriters…Mott the Hoople disbanded in 1974 and Hunter moved to New York, segueing into a celebrated solo career and quickly building a body of solo work.  His albums featured such diverse talent as Queen, the Clash, and a New Jersey outfit called the E Street Band.  These days he performs with his current outfit, The Rant Band, which backed him on his most recent album, “Fingers Crossed,” which contains “Dandy,” his tribute to his late friend and collaborator, David Bowie – Information at 828-4800 – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

The Main Street Pub in Philmont is now under new management by Eric Bell of Old Klaverack Brewing – Savor the new Pub menu while enjoying some great bluegrass music by the Wickers Creek Band – Information at www.facebook.com/philmontpub  or 672-7346 – Bluegrass from 7 to 9 pm – Main Street Pub, 12 Main Street, Philmont

Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 9

The Two of Us Productions presents the new Mel Brooks musical, Young Frankenstein – Information and tickets at 758-2648 or 866-811-4111 or at www.TheTwoOfUsPRoductions.org  – Fri & Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun matinees at 3 pm – Performing Arts Center at Taconic Hills

Saturday, October 1 

 

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Tomatoes,  cantaloupe and  watermelons; breads, rolls, scones, croissants and cookies; cheeses, pies (gluten free or not), fair-trade coffee, nuts and granola; herbs (basil, mint, oregano, thyme, and rosemary);  garlic, greens of all kinds, cukes, zucchini, peppers, beets, honey, fresh mushrooms, pesto, salamis, sauerkrauts, yogurts, fruit juices, and cut flowers.  Squash…and more squash. And apples – This week Christina Dellea will be performing in the Music Tent. – Knives, scissors and pruners are sharpened by Bob Sheets while you shop.  For a list of vendors and information on their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter, visit www.hudsonfarmersmarket.ny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

* Pick of the Week – Exhibition Opening & Benefit Reception – Historic Hudson celebrates its twentieth anniversary with an exhibition of The Warren Street Project, a photographic inventory of Hudson’s main street by Lynn Davis, first exhibited at Historic Hudson’s inaugural event held at the Carrie Haddad Gallery in 1996.  Lynn Davis photographed every building on Warren Street over the course of several years.  Twenty years later, this monumental series tells a remarkable success story for historic preservation.  It’s a story written collectively by the many creative individuals who have restored buildings and built flourishing businesses along Warren Street.  For information and tickets for the opening benefit reception go to www.historichudson.org or send email to historichudson@verizon.net – The Warren Street Project will be on view and open to the public on weekends during the month of October.  Lynn Davis signed prints from the exhibition are available for sale.  Opening Reception from 6 to 8 pm – The Tin Ballroom, Vincent Mulford Antiques, 419 Warren Street

The Poetics of Forgiveness Project – Drop Forge & Tool and the Hudson Opera House, with the help of the Hudson Sloop Club, have co-sponsored a month-long community art project focused on the themes of forgiveness and peace.  Author Nicole Mary Kelby and sculptor Alan Milligan, artists-in-residence at Drop Forge & Tool, have been running a series of creative workshops culminating in a community performance on Saturday set against the majestic backdrop of the Hudson River.  In a workshop led by Milligan and the Hudson Sloop Club, children and their parents have been learning how to build a traditional Irish Currach (wooden boat) using harvested reeds and saplings.  Nicole Mary Kelby has been leading creative writing workshops in Hudson schools, the results of which will be heard at the event.  Boston composer and saxophonist Ken Field has been creating an innovative, evocative sonic sculpture to be performed at the waterfront event by community wind instrument players and percussionists  – Performance at 7 pm – Henry Hudson Riverfront Park – In case of poor weather, the event will be held in the West Room at the Opera House, 327 Warren Street.

Amy Ray & Her Band and Chely Wright- Amy Ray is best known as one-half of Indigo Girls with Emily Saliers.  Amy has a thriving solo career too.  She brings her band with her to perform songs from her 2014 album, “Goodnight Tender,” and her five other solo efforts – Chely Wright, singer-songwriter, author and gay-rights activist, grew up in a musical family in Wellsville, Kansas where she started signing professionally at age 11…By her senior year of high school she was working as a performing musician.  After graduating she went straight to Nashville.  In 1995 she was named Top New Female Vocalist by the Academy of Country Music. – Information at 828-4800 – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Guided Hike to Catskill Mountain House and North-South Lake – Part of the Hudson River School Art Trail Hikes program – Guided hikes to the nearby places that inspired Thomas Cole and other artists of the Hudson River School.  See the views that appear in some of the most beloved landscape paintings of the nineteenth century – Hikes range from easy walks to moderately vigorous climbs.  – Rain or shine – Reservations required at 943-7465, ext. 5 or www.thomascole.org – 9 am – Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill 

Octoberfeast In Chatham – Local food and family fun are the highlights of this first annual, festive harvest celebration.  Enjoy live music and fall food all day, enter the “Get Crocked” cooking contest, and participate in a cornucopia of family activities.  A pig roast, bocce on the lawn, duck tacos and lamb sliders, root beer floats, ceremonial keg tapping, and much, much more –Information and full program details at http://visitchathamny.com/OctoberFeast.htm or 392-0846 – From 11 am to 10 pm – Main Street and Hudson Avenue, Chatham

Behold! New Lebanon, the “first museum of contemporary rural American life,” offers a variety of summer tours through October 15 – This Saturday’s programs range from the practical to the fanciful, the historical to the reflective.  Conducted by locals, the programs provide insights into animal tracking, animal training, fairy houses, and reflections on the Shakers’ view of death.   – The programs allow visitors to “step into today’s rural American life and experience it up close and personal.” – Advance ticket purchase is recommended – Arrive 15 minutes before the program start time and take the shuttle bus to the program venue – More information, including full program descriptions and the online box office at www.beholdnewlebanon.org , or by email to info@beholdnewlebanon.org or at 720-7265 – 9 am to 5 pm – Behold! New Lebanon, 438 Route 20, New Lebanon

Historic Red Hook – Country Seats Tour – Sponsored by Hudson River Heritage – Explore some of Red Hook’s most historic properties – Start at the Elmendorph Inn to obtain the tour itinerary and map – Stop for lunch at a local bistro, bring a picnic lunch, or pre-order a picnic lunch when you book your tour online – Tour may be booked at www.hudsonriverheritage.org, or via email to office@hudsonriverheritage.org or call 845-876-2472 – Tour check-in begins at 9:30 am; tour sites open from 10 am to 5 pm(Last tour starts at 4:30 pm) – Check in at Elmendorph Inn, Red Hook

The Won Dharma Center celebrates its Fifth Anniversary with an Autumn Festival – Enjoy traditional Korean food, a Korean percussion musical performance, Korean costumes, crafts, and so much more – Information at 851-6517 or by email to Karen@wondharmacenter.org – 4 to 7 pm – Won Dharma Center, 361 Route 23, Claverack

Saturday-Sunday, October 1-2

National Theatre of London production of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s The Threepenny Opera  Information and reservations at www.timeandspace.org or 822-8448 – Saturday at 6:30 pmSunday at 1:00 pm – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Sunday, October 2

Preserving Olana: Stories from the Field  The Olana Partnership presents its second lecture in a series that celebrates Olana’s 50th Anniversary season – The lecture/hike will focus on Olana’s landscape preservation program and the laborious and creative steps taken to restore and preserve the land and viewshed around Olana.  The tour will be led by Daniel Seymour, Senior Landscape Architect, and Trevor Saksa, LEED AP Junior Landscape Architect, both with NYS Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation Taconic Region.  Senior staff of The Olana Partnership will also be present. – In addition to designing the house known as Olana, Frederic Church also designed a network of carriage roads which offer panoramic views, and planted thousands of trees on his heavily deforested land.  Even more relevant is the work happening now to restore the landscape back to Church’s period.  The hike, which is about 1.5 miles, is an opportunity to get close to landscape restoration experts and specifically those from the Taconic Region of NYS Parks and Recreation.  Walk-ins welcome – Information and pre-registration at www.olana.org/education/ or call 828-1872, ext 105 – Hike from 3 to 5 pm – Meet at the Visitor Center, Olana State Historic Site, 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson (GPS address)

Tom Brosseau & Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek) –Brosseau is a folksinger and songwriter from North Dakota.  Since 2010 he has performed with Becky Stark and John C. Reilly in John Reilly & Friends, devoted to current American folk music revival.  Brosseau has just released his new album, “North Dakota Impressions,” the third part of a trilogy about life in his home state.  Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sean Watkins has long been known for his work as one-third of the Grammy Award-winning Nickel Creek and, with his sister Sara, for helming the Watkins Family Hour ensemble. – Information at 828-4800 – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Next Tuesday, October 4

The Spotty Dog Trivia Night – A bi-weekly all-nerd throwdown, held at The Spotty since 2007 – Teams of up to four people compete against each other over four rounds of 15 questions, a worksheet of (usually) 20 questions, and four bonus questions.  The winning team gets its  name on the winners’ board and their bar tab for the night on the house – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com/events  – 6:30 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 828-4800 – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

For more information on Columbia County events, visit www.columbiacountytourism.org

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Art Events in Hudson NY – September 5 – September 16, 2016

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated. 

Tuesday, September 6

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 828-4800 – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Wednesday, September 7

Upstreet Market – By the local, of the local, for the local! – Hudson’s midweek farmers’ market is open for business with vendors offering baked goods, prepared foods, salad greens and seasonal produce for a quick fix to your midweek menu – Rain or shine – Every Wednesday through October 26 – 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park

Thursday, September 8

Basilica Hudson announces an expansion of its Screenings Series through a new collaboration with Chris Boeckmann, film programmer for the Columbia, MO-based True/False Film Fest, dedicated to exploring creative nonfiction film – The Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series celebrates and interrogates the documentary genre through screenings and dialogue with visiting directors – The Basilica series begins with a screening of The Prison in Twelve Landscapes, directed by Brett Story – “More people are imprisoned in the US at this moment than in any other time or place in history, yet the prison itself  has never felt further away or more out of sight.  The Prison in Twelve Landscapes is a film about the prison in which we never see a penitentiary.  Instead, the film unfolds as a cinematic journey through a series of landscapes across the USA where prisons do work and affect lives, from a California mountainside where female prisoners fight raging wildfires, to a Bronx warehouse full of goods destined for the state correctional system, to an Appalachian coal town betting its future on the promise of prison jobs.” – Director Brett Story will be present for Intro and Q&A – Information at basilicahudson.com – 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Thursday-Sunday, September 8-11

The Oldtone Roots Music Festival – “An unprecedented convergence of the best in American traditional music.” – Now, in its second year, the Festival provides campers and festival-goers.With an impressively diverse sampling of American traditional music, from old-time and bluegrass to Cajun and New Orleans big band jazz.  Both national and regional acts will be appearing on the main, dance and workshop stages.  The Dance Tent will feature contra, square and swing dancing.  There will be workshops taught by top artists in their genre, kids’ activities, and instrument and band contests judged by the staff and artists.  There will also be great local farm food, beer and craft vendors – The festival will feature the only public performance in 2016 from New York vaudevillian favorites, The Two Man Gentleman Band, hard-driving bluegrass from Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass, Cajun accordion superhero Jesse Lege, an old time string band super group led by Bruce Molsky, the fast-rising New Orleans brass and banjo band Tuba Skinny, and the globetrotting ambassadors of American music, The Foghorn Stringband.  There will be 20+ acts in all – The event is an earth-friendly family-focused camping adventure on the stunning 150 acre Cool Whisper Working Family Farm in Hillsdale owned by Matt & Lisa Schober.  Festival attendees will be able to see (from a distance) highland cattle amidst mountain views and rolling fields.  In addition to camping, day tickets are also available. – Tickets available at www.eventbrite.com – Children under 12 admitted free – Information and latest program lineup at www.oldtonemusicfestival.com – September 8 at 3 pm to September 11 at 3 pm – Cool Whisper Farm, 1011 County Road 21, North Hillsdale

TSL Films: 

An Art That Nature Makes: The Work of Photographer Rosamond Purcell – “Finding unexpected beauty in the discarded and decayed, photographer Rosamond Purcell has developed a body of work that has garnered international acclaim, graced the pages of National Geographic and over 20 published books.”

Almayer’s Folly – A film by Chantal Akerman – “Somewhere in Southeast Asia, in a little lost village on a wide and turbulent river, a European man clings to his pipe dreams out of love for his daughter.  A story of passion, loss and madness.”  Adapted from the Joseph Conrad novel.

Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil  A film by Pieter van Huystee.  In 2016 the Noordbrabants Museum in the Netherlands held a special exhibition devoted to the work of Bosch, who died 500 years ago.  The film documents the preparations for the exhibition and follows a team of Dutch art historians who crisscross the globe to unravel the secrets of his art.

Neither Heaven Nor Earth –Approaching the withdrawal of troops Captain Antares Bonassieu and his squad are assigned to monitor a remote valley of Wakhan, Afghanistan, on the border of Pakistan.  Despite their determination, control of this so-called calm sector will gradually crumble as soldiers start to mysteriously disappear one by one. A film by Clement Cogitore that “moves beyond the clichés of combat into troubling political and metaphysical territory.”—The New York Times – In French and Farsi with subtitles.

Miss Sharon Jones! – Two-time Academy Award-winner Barbara Kopple follows Grammy-nominated R&B dynamo, Sharon Jones, during the most courageous year of her life.

Don’t Blink – Robert Frank – “The life and work of Robert Frank—as a photographer and a filmmaker—are so intertwined that they’re one and the same….” – Frank’s editor, Laura Israel, has created “a lively rummage sale of images and sounds and recollected passages and unfathomable losses and friendships that leaves a fast and fleeting imprint of the Swiss-born man who reinvented himself the American way….”

Information at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Friday, September 9

20th-Century Fine & Decorative Arts Auction – On-line catalogue at www.stairgalleries.com   Information at 751-1010 – 5 pm – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Justin Townes Earle – with Anthony D’Amato opening – Justin Townes Earle, born in Nashville, but now living in NYC, is a critically-acclaimed folk-rock singer-songwriter who was named for Texas singer-songwriter legend Townes van Zandt – Earle pairs the sage wisdom of Americana music with themes that relate to life in the Big Apple – Singer-songwriter Anthony D’Amato warms up the crowd for Earle – Information at 828-4800 – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Friday-Saturday, September 9-10

Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening ferry service on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer months leaving Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5 pm to 10:30 pm – Details below under HUDSON CRUISES.

FridaySunday, September 9-11

Giant Antique & Estate Indoor Tag Sale – Featuring hundreds of items culled from local estates, including antiques, collectibles, household goods, and more – Information at 329-1142 or by e-mail to info@copakeauction.com – Friday from 9 am to 5 pm (Early Bird Buying from 8 to 9 am at $10 per person); Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm – Copake Auction, 266 Route 7A, Copake

FridayThursday, September 9-15

Films at Fairview Cinema 3

Florence Foster Jenkins – Starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant

War Dogs – Featuring Jonah Hill and Miles Teller

> Information, trailers and schedule at FairviewCinema3.com – Fairview Cinema 3, Fairview Avenue, (Route 9), Greenport

Saturday, September 10

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day – Time to clean out the garage, cellar, workshop, barn, and under-the-kitchen-sink  – For information on what will be collected, go to columbiacountyny.com/columbia-county-solid-waste/hazardous – Collection from 8 am to 12 noon – Columbia County Department of Public Works garage, Route 23B, Greenport (opposite ADM)

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Follow the orange carrots painted on the pavement to where the summer’s bounty awaits you:  Sweet corn; tomatoes,  cantaloupes and seedless watermelons; breads, rolls, croissants and cookies; cheeses, pies (gluten free or not), fair-trade coffee, nuts and granola; herbs (basil, mint, oregano, thyme, and rosemary);  garlic, greens, cukes, zucchini, peppers, beets, honey, fresh mushrooms, pesto, salamis, sauerkrauts, yogurts, fruit juices, and cut flowers.  Brewers and distillers products and herbal remedies are also sold at the Market.  This week Omkar Lewis will be performing in the Music Tent, and Toolin’ Around will be in the Guest Tent. – Knives, scissors and pruners are sharpened by Bob Sheets while you shop.  For a list of vendors and information on their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter, visit www.hudsonfarmersmarket.ny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

Historic Hudson’s Chamber Music Series presents Contemporaneous performing new and recent works by composers Katherine Balch (b. 1991), David Bloom (b. 1990), Ian Gottlieb (b. 1990), and Shawn Jaeger (b. 1985) – Contemporaneous is an ensemble of 21 musicians whose mission is to bring to life the music of now by performing and promoting the most exciting work of living composers through innovative concerts, commissions, recordings and educational programs. Founded in 2010 at Bard College, the ensemble has premiered more than 80 works, many of them large-scale pieces by emerging composers.  The concert will be held in a suite of beautiful rooms at the Bronson House and will be followed by a wine reception with the musicians – Seating is limited – Tickets and information at  www.historichudson.org  – 2 pm – Dr. Oliver Bronson House, grounds of the Hudson Correctional Facility, access from the Worth Avenue entrance at 53 Worth Avenue

Tours of the historic 1874 Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – Sponsored by the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society Available on the second Saturday of each month, through October – On the tour, visitors will learn about life on the lighthouse in the 1930s from the daughter of the last civilian lighthouse keeper, who served as keeper from 1930 to 1949.  The tour also gives visitors the opportunity to learn about the important role the Hudson River played in the development of the Upper Hudson River towns, and how the lighthouse made navigation safe along the river to allow development to take place.  Reservations are strongly suggested and can be made online at hudsoncruises.com or by calling 518-348-8993 or 888-764-1844 – For general information go to www.hudsonathenslighthouse.org or call 518-828-5294 – Tours run from 11 am to 2:30 pm and  depart from Henry Hudson Riverfront Park on the hour and Athens Riverfront Park on the half hour – In Hudson, board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, accessed via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Honey Tasting – Meet Nancy Wu Houk, founder of NYBUZZ, and taste her local honey—raw, unpasteurized, and nutrient rich – Learn how the flavor of the honey changes with the seasons – Information at 828-6923 or www.OldeHudson.com – 12 noon to 3 pm – The front porch, Olde Hudson, 449 Warren Street

Artful Hike at Olana: Frederic Church’s Letters + 19th-Century Ballads – Brian Dewan, Catskill visual artist and musician, presents “a performative artwork, where notions of authorship, ownership, possession, private space and public space are addressed through a poetical essay woven in between reading aloud and singing with accordion accompaniment.” – The one-mile hike will be along one of  Church’s carriage roads – Dewan has chosen his favorite letters by Church and in turn gives voice to Church’s sensibilities, sense of humor, feelings, and artistic process.  The hike will be repeated on October 8 and October 22 – Information and pre-registration at www.olana.org/education/ or 828-1872, ext., 105 – Walk-ins are welcome – 3 pm — Meet at the Visitor Center (In case of rain, meet at the Wagon House Education Center), Olana State Historic Site, 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson (GPS address)

Exhibition Opening – Dakota Territory: New Photography by John Lipkowitz – Horses, bison, landscapes, and more – Plus Guest Artist George Tsalikis: Encaustics and Polaroid Transfers – On view through September 25– Information at 822-0510 or www.510warrenstreetgallery.com – 3 to 6 pm – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

Free Screening – Go Tell It on the Mountain, a 1985 made-for-television film based on James Baldwin’s autobiographical novel, will be shown as the introduction to a five-part seminar featuring the works of James Baldwin.  One of Baldwin’s earliest works, the novel on which the film is based tells a coming-of-age story.  It includes the glimmerings of a young man’s discovery of his homosexuality as well as the difficulties of growing up in a struggling family in 1930s Harlem.  Baldwin is considered to be one of the leading voices in the formation of the Civil Rights movement, but he also spoke freely about homosexuality and became inspirational in the emerging gay rights movement. The film, 39th in ranking of the Best Films of the 20thCentury, includes performances by Paul Winfield and Ruby Dee as well as those of Alfre Woodard and Ving Rhames in some of their earliest screen appearances. – Information at 828-1792, ext. 101 – 5 pm – Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

The Third Annual Scholars Ball in celebration of the Columbia-Greene Community College 50th Anniversary– To benefit CGCC scholarships – Music by the Society of Flying (with former members of Steppin’ Out) – Information at 828-4181 ext. 3727 or www.sunycgcc.edu – Cocktails at 6:30 pm; Dinner at 8 pm – The Quadrangle, Columbia-Greene Community College, 4400 Route 23, Greenport

Volume Reading Series – A free reading and music series featuring prose, poetry, and a short DJ set – Every second Saturday at 7 pm at Spotty Dog Books and Ale in Hudson. – This month’s program showcases Shane Jones, Mark Baumer and Lydia Conklin.  Books will be available for purchase and signing – Shane Jones is the author of several books, including the novels Light Boxes (Penguin, 2010), Daniel Fights a Hurricane(Penguin, 2012), and most recently, Crystal Eaters (Two Dollar Radio, 2014); Mark Baumer lives in Providence, RI and works in a library. His book, Holiday Meat, won the 2015 Quarterly West novella contest. His poem, “b careful”, won the 2015 Black Warrior Review poetry contest; Lydia Conklin’s fiction has appeared in The Southern ReviewNarrative magazine, New LettersNew Orleans Review, and elsewhere. She has drawn graphic fiction for Gulf Coast, Drunken Boat, The Florida Review, and the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago. She holds an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  The reading is followed by a DJ set from writer and series curator, Hallie Goodman – Volume is hosted and curated by Hallie Goodman and Dani Grammerstorf French. – Information at www.facebook.com/volumehudson — 7 pm – The Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

A Night of 60s soul, pop and rock ‘n’ roll with DJ Sheila B – Sheila Burgel is a New York-based record collector, DJ, and music journalist.  She has produced and written the liner notes for several compilations including Rhino Records Grammy-nominated “One Kiss Can Lead to Another,” Girl Group Sounds’ “Lost and Found” box set, and Ace Records 60s Japanese girl-pop compilation series, “Nippon Girls.”  She founded girl-pop web magazine, chachacharming.com,  DJs her vinyl collection all over the world, and currently hosts radio show “Sophisticated Boom Boom” on WFMU – Information at thehalfmoonhudson.com or 828-1562 – 10 pm to 2 am – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Hudson River Sightseeing Cruises are available on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays during the summer months.  See details under HUDSON CRUISES below.

Guided Hike to Sunset Rock and Catskill Mountain House – Part of the Hudson River School Art Trail Hikes program – Guided hikes to the nearby places that inspired Thomas Cole and other artists of the Hudson River School.  See the views that appear in some of the most beloved landscape paintings of the nineteenth century – Hikes range from easy walks to moderately vigorous climbs.  – Rain or shine – Reservations required at 943-7465, ext. 5 or www.thomascole.org – 9 am – Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill

Behold! New Lebanon, the “first museum of contemporary rural American life,” offers a variety of summer tours through October 15 – This Saturday’s wide-ranging programs explore the secrets of making sausage, hops farming, the speedway, cheese-making, forest survival/foraging, fairy houses, and a tour of an historic mill with today’s occupants of the restored building – The programs allow visitors to “step into today’s rural American life and experience it up close and personal.”  – Advance ticket purchase is recommended – Arrive 15 minutes before the program start time and take the shuttle bus to the program venue – More information, including full program descriptions and the online box office at www.beholdnewlebanon.org , or by email to info@beholdnewlebanon.org or at 720-7265 – 9 am to 5 pm – Behold! New Lebanon, 438 Route 20, New Lebanon

Exhibition Opening – All in All, a newly installed work by Oliver Kruse – Information at artomi.org – Reception from 4 to 6 pm – Residency Road, near 59 Letter S Road, Ghent

Clarion Concerts presents Autumn Echoes, its first Leaf Peeper concert of the 2016 season at the Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School.  The concert includes works by Beethoven and Brahms, as well as works from the 20thcentury including Paul Schoenfeld’s Café Music and the premiere of the Clarion-commissioned  Elegy  for Cello and Piano by young composer Tonia Ko.  The concert features the 2016 Avery Fisher Grant-winner, violinist Tess Lark ,with Edward Arron, cello, Jeewon Park, piano, and Paul Green, clarinet. – Tickets available at leafpeeperconcerts.org or at 413-644-0007 – 7:30 pm – Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School, 330 County Route 21C, Ghent

The Chatham Camerata, a new collective of professional musicians based in Columbia County,  presents an evening of Gustav Mahler’s The Song of the Earth.  Mahler’s autumnal masterpiece will be performed by an eighteen-piece chamber orchestra conducted by Thomas Carlo Bo. This epic song cycle is based on Chinese poems which alternately celebrate the joys of life and mourn the transience of its passing.  Featuring tenor Jon Morrell and mezzo soprano Elizabeth Russo –  This performance  is the first in a series of major chamber performances established to sustain Columbia County music lovers from fall through spring.  – Information at www.stjames.weconnect.com – 7:30 pm – St. James Church, 129 Hudson Avenue, Chatham

 

Sunday, September 11

Barry Hopkins Memorial Run – This annual run is a 3.8-mile course traversing the historic carriage roads at Frederic Church’s Olana – The run is presented by the Onteora Running Club and The Olana Partnership and supports Olana’s health and wellness initiatives – Proceeds from the run will benefit education programs at Olana and the Catskill School District – Information at 828-1972 ext. 105 or e-mail education@olana.org – and online registration at www.olana.org or on race day – For all ages – Registration at 8:30 am, Children’s Run at 9 am, Adult Run at 9:30 am – Wagon House Education Center, Olana State Historic Site, 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson (GPS address)

The Emerald Trio, with Special Guest Ellen Katz Willner, performs works by Gustav Holst, Ernst Bloch, and other 20th-century composers in a return concert to the Roeliff Jansen Community Library.  The trio consists of Karen Bogardus, flute; Orlando Wells, violin and viola; and Isabelle O’Connell, piano, with special guest Ellen Katz Willner on oboe.  – The Trio received first prize in the Continuo Arts Foundation Carnegie Hall Debut Competition in 2010. A frequent performer of new music, The Emerald Trio has premiered works by Zannoni, Barab, and Steinberg.  A reception will follow the concert.  – Information at www.roejanlibrary.orgor 325-4101 – 5 pm – Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale (approximately one-half mile south of the light at the intersection of Routes 22 and 23.).

Next Monday, September 12

House Rules Café – For the past five years, Kathleen Miller has curated Hudson’s wine and spirits collection at Hudson Wine Merchants.  Now she is curating board games.  House Rules meets every Monday night at the Red Dot to talk, play games, and introduce newbies to the fun of tabletop.  No experience required.  Just bring yourself and a willingness to learn.  The entry fee buys your first drink—beer, wine, or a non-alcoholic.  So come out to Red Dot and play with—or against—your friends and neighbors.” – Instruction is available – Information at houserulescafe@gmail.com – 6:30 pm – Red Dot Restaurant & Bar, 321 Warren Street

Next Tuesday, September 13

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 828-4800 – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Next Friday, September 16

Artist and Friends Community Potluck Dinner – To celebrate the artist community through monthly potluck dinners by sharing artwork and exploring creativity as a spiritual practice – Visual artists, writers, dancers, filmmakers and their friends are all welcome.  Please bring a dish to share or a give a donation – This month Mick Hales will show two new inspirational videos about artists and creativity and spirituality – Also, Tery Fugate-Wilcox will share some of his sculptures and paintings  If you would like to show your work at a future meeting, send examples to christinehales@me.com  along with contact information – The Potluck is held the third Friday of each month – 6 to 9 pm – First Presbyterian Church, 369 Warren Street, corner of Fourth & Warren Streets (Use the side entrance on Fourth Street.)

ONGOING

OPEN HOUSE: Contemporary Art in Conversation with Thomas Cole – by Jason Middlebrook – Following on the success of last year’s exhibition, River Crossings: Contemporary Art Comes Home, that incorporated contemporary art into both the Thomas Cole site and Olana, the series OPEN HOUSE enables today’s artists to continue to explore the connections to Thomas Cole’s art and ideas.  For the inaugural exhibition Jason Middlebrook worked with curator Kate Menconeri to create an installation of his towering plank paintings and drawings that explore a theme that was paramount to Thomas Cole as well—human intervention in the natural environment – On view through October 30 – Information at thomascole.org or 943-7465 – Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill

Follies, Function & Form: Imagining Olana’s Summer House – A design exhibition featuring original concept sketches by 21 architects and landscape architects to address one of Olana’s great mysteries – Frederic Church’s 1886 plan for Olana, detailed Church’s vision for his large-scale designed landscape  The plan’s details are largely accurate, yet it contains a structure labeled “Summer House,” which doesn’t exist today.  Twenty-one architects and landscape architects were invited to imagine what such a structure might look like.  The exhibition serves as a dialogue of innovative design ideas and as a response to Olana’s historic context and dramatic setting – Curated by Mark Prezorski, Landscape Curator, The Olana Partnership, with guest co-curator Jane Smith, AIA, of Spacesmith – On view through November 13 – Information at 828-1872, ext. 103 or olana.org/summerhouse – Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm – Coachman’s House Gallery, Olana State Historic Site, GPS address: 5720 Route 9G, Hudson

Ruth Lauer Manenti: Photo Exhibition – Ruth Lauer Manenti received a 2016 New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship grant for excellence in photography – Exhibition on view through September 19 – Information at www.ruthlauermanenti.comm/ – – 11 am to 5 pm – Riverfront Antique and Design Center, Door 21, 99 South Third Street

HUDSON CRUISES, INC.

>Hudson-Athens Ferry  Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens Ferry service on Fridays and Saturdays  during the summer months  – Tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat – Show your ferry ticket to participating restaurants for discounts  – Information at hudsoncruises.com or 822-1014 – The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm – (Last return from Athens at 10:30 pm) – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

 >Hudson Cruises  Sightseeing Cruises are offered on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays during the summer months – Passengers often have close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse are always on the route.– Information and tickets at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Boarding at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

 

>Hudson Cruises Friday Evening Sunset Sightseeing – This is an occasional service – Check the website – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse during the sunset hours – Information and tickets at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Boarding at 6:30 pm, cruise from 7 to 9 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

 

 

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Art Events in Hudson NY, August 29 to September 6, 2016 and beyond

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated. 

Monday, August 29 through Thursday, September 1

Films at Fairview Cinema 3:

War Dogs – featuring Jonah Hill and Miles Teller

> Café Society – Woody Allen’s latest romantic comedy with a cast including Steve Carell, Sheryl Lee, Jesse Eisenberg, Parker Posey, Tony Sirico, Blake Lively, and Kristen Stewart           >Information, trailers and schedule at FairviewCinema3.com – Fairview Cinema 3, Fairview Avenue, (Route 9), Greenport

Wednesday, August 31 through Sunday, September 4

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents the stage version of The Addams Family “…living or dead, ‘family is still family’” – Runs on weekends – Check the website for schedule – Order tickets at www.machaydntheatre.org  or call 392-9292 – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Wednesday, August 31 through Monday, September 5

176th Annual Columbia County Fair – Presented by the Columbia County Agricultural Society – This historic fair offers more than 200 exhibits, shows, contests, amusement rides and attractions   Highlights include:

Wednesday, August 31 – The ever-popular Demolition Derby beginning at 6:30 pm; Columbia County’s Got Talent, an open talent show, with finals and awards at 7 pm

> Thursday, September 1 – Demolition Derby Finale at 6:30 pm

Friday, September 2 – The 79th annual Schoolgirl Queen contest steps off at 6:30 pm in front of the grandstand – plus Freestyle Motocross

Saturday, September 3 – The annual Firefighters Parade steps off at 11 am, moves through the Village of Chatham and then into the fairground – A Monster Tractor Pull at 4 pm; the show called Extreme Illusions & Escapes at 1, 4 and 7 pm, and a Hypnosis show at 8:30 pm

> Sunday, September 4 – Country band Lonestar performs at 7 pm

Monday, September 5 – Painted Pony Rodeo

> DO NOT MISS the Pig Races in the Agricultural Area; also the Petting Zoo and Camel Rides; or the Columbia County Bounty Cupcake War

This is but the tip of the iceberg!

Information:  More information at www.columbiafair.com/show-schedule – Opening day from 12 noon to 11 pm; all other days from 10 am to 11 pm – Admission fee includes parking and free admission for children – Active military personnel always admitted free – Ask about discounted admission for youth under 18 and seniors – Fairgrounds, Route 66 and Route 203, Chatham

Thursday-Sunday, September 1-4

TSL Films: 

Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil – A film by Pieter van Huystee.  In 2016 the Noordbrabants Museum in the Netherlands held a special exhibition devoted to the work of Bosch, who died 500 years ago.  The film documents the preparations for the exhibition and follows a team of Dutch art historians who crisscross the globe to unravel the secrets of his art.

Neither Heaven Nor Earth –Approaching the withdrawal of troops Captain Antares Bonassieu and his squad are assigned to monitor a remote valley of Wakhan, Afghanistan, on the border of Pakistan.  Despite their determination, control of this so-called calm sector will gradually crumble as soldiers start to mysteriously disappear one by one. A film by Clement Cogitore that “moves beyond the clichés of combat into troubling political and metaphysical territory.”—The New York Times – In French and Farsi with subtitles.

Under the Sun – “A rare glimpse behind the heavy curtain of secrecy and paranoia that shields North Korea from prying foreign cameras…a fascinating study in state propaganda and the darker truth that hovers just outside the frame….”

The Innocents – A film inspired by a true event that occurred in Warsaw in 1945. WWII is finally over and a Red Cross doctor is treating the last of survivors in the German camps, when a panicked Benedictine nun appears and begs her to follow her back to the convent where she finds a holy sister about to give birth and several more in advanced stages of pregnancy.  The nuns increasingly turn to the doctor as their beliefs and traditions clash with harsh realities. In French and Polish with English subtitles.

Miss Sharon Jones! – Two-time Academy Award-winner Barbara Kopple follows Grammy-nominated R&B dynamo, Sharon Jones, during the most courageous year of her life.

The Bride – Based on Bodas de sangre by Federico Garcia Lorca, this is the story of a love triangle between two men and a woman.

> Belle de Jour (1967) – (Luis Bunuel, 1967) – Catherine Deneuve’s porcelain perfection hides a cracked interior in one of the actress’s most iconic roles, that of Severine, a Paris housewife who begins secretly spending her afternoons working in a bordello – One of Bunuel’s biggest hits.

Don’t Blink – Robert Frank – “The life and work of Robert Frank—as a photographer and a filmmaker—are so intertwined that they’re one and the same….” – Frank’s editor, Laura Israel, has created “a lively rummage sale of images and sounds and recollected passages and unfathomable losses and friendships that leaves a fast and fleeting imprint of the Swiss-born man who reinvented himself the American way….”

Information at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Friday, September 2

Damara Rose with Ngonda Badila with Caleb Drost to open – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – The Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Friday-Saturday, September 2-3

Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening ferry service on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer months leaving Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5 pm to 10:30 pm – Details below under HUDSON CRUISES.

ParsonsDance returns to the PS21 tent for its eleventh season – Almah, one of the pieces the company will perform, was partially developed during the Company’s residency last summer.   After thousands of performances worldwide for nearly 30 years, another piece, Caught, continues to thrill audiences at every performance.  Information at www.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8 pm – PS21, 3980 Route 66, Chatham (one mile north of the Village of Chatham on Route 66)

Friday-Monday, September 2-5

Spencertown Academy Festival of Books: The Annual extravaganza of all things literary. The Festival features a giant used book sale, children’s activities, and two days of readings, discussions, and book signings by nationally known and local authors.  Admission is free to all the events, except the early buying opportunities on Friday evening and Saturday morning.

The festival revolves around a Giant Book Sale, one of the biggest in the region, featuring more than 10,000 gently-used books, including fiction and non-fiction, hard  and soft cover – There is a Special Kids’ Corner and a media rack with CD’s and audio books. – The first floor gallery features a handpicked selection of specialty books including limited editions, out-of-print books, and new books donated by leading national publishers. – All this plus two days of readings and book signings by nationally-known and local authors, and a children’s program.

>Friday – Preview Party and early buying for Academy members and their friends only – 6 pm

Saturday –Book Sale from 10 am to 12 noon (Early Buying Opportunity from 8 to 9:30 am) – Special Children’s Program featuring a visit with Pete the Cat ( 9:30 to 11:15 am) – Authors’ Presentations by poet Mark Wunderlich, Michelle Hoover and Courtney Maum in conversation, and former Gourmet Magazine Editor, Ruth Reichl, in conversation with Madaline Sparks.  Consult the website for a list of other authors’ appearances.

>Sunday – Book Sale continues from 10 am to 4 pm –Russell Shorto, author of Amsterdam: The Island at the Center of the World will be presenting, and authors Christopher Breiseth, David Pietrusza and Will Swift will present a panel discussion about FDR’s legacy from the 1930s – Consult the website for a list of other authors’ appearances.

>Monday – Book Sale Clearance – 10 am to 2 pm – All remaining books just $1 and specialty books at half price – Closing hour surprise specials.

>Information, schedule and full program listings at www.spencertownacademy.org  or call 392-3693 – Spencertown Academy, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

Friday-Thursday, September 2-8

The Chatham Film Club film this week at The Crandell Theatre–Florence Foster Jenkins, starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant – Peter Biskind says: “Meryl Streep is on a roll.  In this comic folie de la vanite she impersonates the real life 1930s socialite who parlayed her social standing into a career as a soprano.  There was only one problem:  she couldn’t sing because she didn’t have a voice.  What she did have was money, which bought her a concert in Carnegie Hall in 1944 that was notorious for its awfulness.  But all of this makes for good fun and provides a rich stage for La Streep, who is as good an actress as Jenkins was a poor singer….” – Information, schedule and trailer at www.crtandelltheatre.org  – The Crandell Theatre, 48 Main Street, Chatham

Saturday, September 3

Guided Hike to Catskill Mt. House and North-South Lake – Part of the Hudson River School Art Trail Hikes program – Guided hikes to the nearby places that inspired Thomas Cole and other artists of the Hudson River School.  See the views that appear in some of the most beloved landscape paintings of the nineteenth century – Hikes range from easy walks to moderately vigorous climbs.  – Rain or shine – Reservations required at 943-7465, ext. 5 or www.thomascole.org – 9 am – Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Follow the orange carrots painted on the pavement to where the summer’s bounty awaits you:  Sweet corn; tomatoes,  cantaloupes and seedless watermelons; breads, rolls, croissants and cookies; cheeses, pies (gluten free or not), fair-trade coffee, nuts and granola; herbs (basil, mint, oregano, thyme, and rosemary);  garlic, greens, cukes, zucchini, peppers, beets, honey, fresh mushrooms, pesto, salamis, sauerkrauts, yogurts, fruit juices, and cut flowers.  Brewers and distillers products and herbal remedies are also sold at the Market.  This week Hudson Standard will be in the Guest Tent with shrubs and bitters; Zak Manenti will be performing in the Music Tent, and the Hudson Area Library’s Ghostly Gallop will be in the Community Tent. – Knives, scissors and pruners are sharpened by Bob Sheets while you shop.  For a list of vendors and information on their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter, visit www.hudsonfarmersmarket.ny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

The Mac-Haydn Theatre Annual End-of-Season Cabaret featuring the entire 2016 company singing songs of Harold Arlen, composer of many of the classic songs of the twentieth century.  He and E.Y. Harburg won the Academy Award for Best Music and Original Song for The Wizard of Oz.  The score included Over the Rainbow, which was voted the 20th Century’s Number 1 song by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts.  The admission fee includes refreshments following the performance – Information and tickets at www.machaydntheatre.orgor 392-9292 – 12 noon – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Writers Collective of Kristiania:  Wealth, Space, Community – Members of Kristiania offer public readings and performances at various locations throughout The Art Omi Fields Sculpture Park.  The public is invited to join the Community as it celebrates the role Omi has played in is artistic growth.  A reception celebrating the Collective’s first publication—a limited edition, handmade anthology of work by its members on the theme of Wealth—will follow in the Benenson Visitors Center – Information at artomi.org or 392-4747 – 3 pm – The Fields Sculpture Park, Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

Hudson River Sightseeing Cruises are available on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays during the summer months.  See details under HUDSON CRUISES below

Hudson Opera House and LightField continue to explore the boundaries between fact and fiction with two special screenings and a public talk as part of LightField’s inaugural festival, Making a Scene: Storytelling and the Real, on now at the Hudson Opera House – Lightfield Festival Screenings and Talks on this date are shown below.  (An artist’s talk with photographer Tim Davis takes place on September 17) – Limited seating; reservations are suggested.

4:30 pm – The Story Behind Richard Prince’s Photograph “Untitled (Cowboy)” – Witness the premiere of TIME’s short (15 minutes) film, which includes a 360-degree take from the artist himself, two original photographers from the Marlboro campaigns and two prestigious curators – Following the screening, independent curator Brian Wallis, who is featured in the film, and photographer and curator Oliver Wasow, will discuss the film.

7 pm – Five Star (83 minutes) – A Tribeca Award-winning feature film directed by Keith Miller – “After John’s absent father is struck by a stray bullet, Primo takes it upon himself to verse the young boy in the code of the streets, once founded on respect and upheld by fear.  A member of the Bloods since the age of twelve, both in the film and in reality, the streets of Brooklyn are all Primo has ever known.  While John questions whether or not to enter into this – life, Primo must decide whether to leave it all behind as he vows to become a better husband and father.  Set during those New York summer weeks where the stifling heat seems to encase everything, Five Star plunges into gang culture with searing intensity.” – Followed by Q&A with Director Keith Miller

> Information and reservations at www.hudsonoperahouse.org or 822-1438 – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Abstraction — Featuring new painting, sculpture and collage by Robert C. Morgan, Jack Walls, Bruce Murphy, Gabriel de la Portilla, and Joe Wheaton – On view through October 16 – Information at www.carriehaddadgallery.com or 828-1915 – 5 to 7 pm – Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Scheherazade: A cycle of lyrical abstract paintings by Antonio Alvarez inspired by both One Thousand and One Nights, and the symphonic narrative of the honored classical composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov – On view through October 23 – Also on view will be a selection of gallery artists including work by Richard Butler, John Foxx, Jim Goss, Lynn Itzkowitz, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, and others – Information at 828-4539 – 6 to 8 pm – BCB ART, 116 Warren Street

Skyscape Series: Neptune at Opposition – Join Dr. Willie Yee, President, and Joe Macagne, Vice President of the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association for a presentation and 21st-Century exploration of the night sky at Olana.  Learn about the sky by looking through telescopes and finding celestial forms – Suitable for ages five and up – Tickets/registration at www.olana.org/education or 828-1872, ext. 105 – 8 pm – Wagon House Education Center, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson (GPS address)

Joseph Keckler, a singer of “Larynx-defying range,” presents an intimate evening of his work.  Stephen Holden in The New York Times has described Keckler as “a singer whose range shatters the conventional boundaries of classical singing…”  Infused with humor and longing, Keckler’s material includes operatic renderings of contemporary life and haunted torch songs.  He is joined bycollaborators Dan Bartfield on violin and Matthew Marsh on piano.  As an option for traveling from Hudson to the Ancram Opera House, audience members can catch the yellow bus leaving the Red Dot restaurant at 321 Warren Street at 7:45 pm and returning back after the show.  Trixie Starr will be acting as the bus chaperone.  This is the final show of the Opera House’s first season under the leadership of Jeff Mousseau and Paul Ricciardi. – Information and tickets (for both the show and the bus) at www.ancramoperahouse.org or 329-0114 – 8:30 pm – Ancram Opera House, 1330 County Route 7 (just north of the corner of Route 82), Ancram – Parking is available on the adjacent lawn

 

Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin with The Guilty Ones – The rock ‘n’ roll landscape is littered with the broken ties of bands based on sibling relationships – Dave and Phil Alvin, co-founded seminal early LA punk-roots band the Blasters in 1979.  They hung in together for seven years, when Dave left to become lead guitarist of cowpunk legend X.  After nearly three decades the brothers recorded their reunion album, 2014’s “Common Ground,” which garnered them a Grammy Award nomination.  The Alvins will be backed by Dave’s band, the Guilty Ones.  Helsinki’s “favorite goddess of twang rock, Sarah Borges, will warm up the crowd for this celebration of the power of brotherly love.” – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Botanica with DJ Ephraim Asili – Information at thehalfmoonhudson.com or 828-1562 – 10 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Sunday, September 4

Screening of Nutcracker: The Motion Picture ( also known as Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Nutcracker), part of a series called River’s Pics, a Sunday matinee series for kids, showing classic films chosen by River Stone – “In a world of too many screens and portable devices, Basilica brings the original BIG SCREEN into the lives of Hudson kids and their families.”  Free popcorn for all kids. – Information at basilicahudson.org – 11 am – North Hall, Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

All Dogs Day Hike – Join dog enthusiast Fran Martino and her dog Loki for a dog themed hike and information sharing dedicated to our favorite furry friends.  For everyone’s safety, dogs must be on a leash at all times – Tickets/registration at www.olana.org/education or 828-1872, ext. 105 – 12 noon – Wagon House Education Center, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson (GPS address)

Max Goldfarb’s Remote Viewing Pavilion – Max Goldfarb, local artist and Omi Visual Artist Residency alum, performs a project based on a text from his soon-to-be-published book, Remote Viewing. He will collaborate with two electronic sound improvisers, Jack Schoonover and Max Hamel to create a piece that will be broadcast from Wave Farm/WGXC, Hudson’s nonprofit, community radio station.  Additional voice performers will also participate in this piece.  There will be opportunities for the public to interact with this process as well – Information at artomi.org or 392-4747 – 2 pm – The Fields Sculpture Park, Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

The Annual Alliance for Positive Health Columbia-Greene Garden Party to benefit the work of the Alliance (formerly called the AIDS Council of Northeastern NY) – Held at the Hudson River home of Carey Maloney and Hermes Mallea , a mid-century modernist retreat, nestled on the grounds of a historic Livingston estate.  The owners have transformed the interior spaces with art and objects from around the globe while lush landscaping around the entrance skillfully transitions to broad fields and spectacular views of the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains beyond. – Michele McClave, former Executive Director will be honored for her leadership, vision, and contributions to the agency. – Entertainment by musical artist Kelly Mittleman – Information and reservations at www.allianceforpositivehealth.org/news-events/columbia-greene-garden-party/ – – 3 to 6 pm – Woods Road, Germantown

Poetry Reading – Francine Hunter McGivern & The Frank Institute @ CR10  present Neo-Victoriana, Epigrams, and Greek Ecstasies, A Reading of Poetry by Robert C. Morgan – It is a little known fact that an international critic, author, and classical painter, Robert C. Morgan, began his career as a poet and was awarded the annual award in poetry by the faculty at his university. A year later he was given first prize by The Island, a poetry magazine published in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has since been translated into several languages and published in numerous periodicals.  In 2007, the Embassy of Colombia in Madrid launched a limited edition of prints by Willi Ramos with a Spanish translation of Morgan’s poetry that included a major symposium of distinguished scholars and intellectuals in Spain. Robert C. Morgan will engage his audience in a rare uncensored reading of his poetry, composed mostly of verse from the twenty-first century – Information at www.cr10.or – 4 pm – The Frank Institute @ CR10,  283 County Route 10,  Linlithgo, (between Routes 9G & 31)

Pajama Party Co-hosted by Trixie Starr & Girlgantua – To benefit the return of the Hudson Bed Races – DJ ROBU – Drag performances at 12 midnight – Prizes for the best pajamas – Visit www.hudsonbedraces.com – Information at thehalfmoonhudson.com or 828-1562 – 10 pm to 2 pm – The Half Moon,  48 South Front Street

Next Tuesday, September 6

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 828-4800 – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

ONGOING

OPEN HOUSE: Contemporary Art in Conversation with Thomas Cole – by Jason Middlebrook – Following on the success of last year’s exhibition, River Crossings: Contemporary Art Comes Home,that incorporated contemporary art into both the Thomas Cole site and Olana, the series OPEN HOUSE enables today’s artists to continue to explore the connections to Thomas Cole’s art and ideas.  For the inaugural exhibition Jason Middlebrook worked with curator Kate Menconeri to create an installation of his towering plank paintings and drawings that explore a theme that was paramount to Thomas Cole as well—human intervention in the natural environment – On view through October 30 – Information at thomascole.org or 943-7465 – Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill

Follies, Function & Form: Imagining Olana’s Summer House – A design exhibition featuring original concept sketches by 21 architects and landscape architects to address one of Olana’s great mysteries – Frederic Church’s 1886 plan for Olana, detailed Church’s vision for his large-scale designed landscape  The plan’s details are largely accurate, yet it contains a structure labeled “Summer House,” which doesn’t exist today.  Twenty-one architects and landscape architects were invited to imagine what such a structure might look like.  The exhibition serves as a dialogue of innovative design ideas and as a response to Olana’s historic context and dramatic setting – Curated by Mark Prezorski, Landscape Curator, The Olana Partnership, with guest co-curator Jane Smith, AIA, of Spacesmith – On view through November 13 – Information at 828-1872, ext. 103 or olana.org/summerhouse – Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm – Coachman’s House Gallery, Olana State Historic Site, GPS address: 5720 Route 9G, Hudson

 Ruth Lauer Manenti: Photo Exhibition – Ruth Lauer Manenti received a 2016 New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship grant for excellence in photography – Exhibition on view through September 19 – Information at www.ruthlauermanenti.comm/ – – 11 am to 5 pm – Riverfront Antique and Design Center, Door 21, 99 South Third Street

HUDSON CRUISES, INC.

>Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens Ferry service on Fridays and Saturdays  during the summer months  – Tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat – Show your ferry ticket to participating restaurants for discounts  – Information at hudsoncruises.com or 822-1014 – The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm – (Last return from Athens at 10:30 pm) – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

>Hudson Cruises  Sightseeing Cruises are offered on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays during the summer months – Passengers often have close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse are always on the route.– Information and tickets at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Boarding at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

 

>Hudson Cruises Friday Evening Sunset Sightseeing – This is an occasional service – Check the website – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse during the sunset hours – Information and tickets at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Boarding at 6:30 pm, cruise from 7 to 9 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

For more information on Columbia County events, visit www.columbiacountytourism.org

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