All phone numbers are in area code 518 unless otherwise indicated.
All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.
Please note, for announcements, Ellen’s email address has changed to “firstname.lastname@example.org“. Please start using this address for all correspondence.
Thursday-Sunday, November 17 – 20
> 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 email@example.com along with contact information. – Information by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org – 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 Street: J. Damiani Gallery, 237 Warren Street ; FRG Objects & Design, Second Floor, 217 Warren Street;
>100 Block, Warren Street: Jeff 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 email@example.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
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