Art Events in Hudson NY, March 6 to March 12, 2017

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated. 

PLEASE NOTE
Ellen’s e-mail address has changed to “ellenthurston1@gmail.com“.  Please use this address for all correspondence/

Monday-Thursday, March 6-9

Films at Crandell Theatre in Chatham – Moonlight, awarded this year’s Oscars for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay; Lion, nominated for six Oscars; and I Am Not Your Negro, starring Samuel L. Jackson, speaking the words of James Baldwin – Schedule and trailers at movies@crandelltheatre.org or call 392-3331 – Crandell Theatre, 48 Main Street, Chatham

Wednesday, March 8

Wednesday Community Lunches – Christ Church’s Hospitality Committee has been offering these lunches for 40 years – All are welcome to enjoy a substantial main course, a beverage , and a choice of homemade desserts. The menu is posted Wednesday morning on a sign on Union Street in front of the entrance to the Parish Hall, or call the church office at 828-1329 from 9 am to 1 pm – There is no set price for the meal, but all diners are asked to donate according to their ability to pay. Table service is provided by a volunteer wait staff – Information at 828-1329 – Lunch is served from 11:30 am to 1:15 pm – Christ Church Episcopal, 431 Union Street

All Women’s Eve – Celebrating the divine feminine through music, art and film on International Women’s Day – A two-part celebration at Drop Forge & Tool and Spotty Dog:

6:00 to 7:30 pm – Art at DF&T- Work-in-progress drawings of female musicians by DF&T’s current artist-in-residence, San Francisco-based illustrator Rachel Frankel

7:30 pm – Music at Spotty Dog – Sounds by beloved local sound-makers Power Animal System, Emily Ritz, Rebecca Becker and Goldee Dust, joined by Rachel Frankel in an east-meets-west coastal sonic exchange. Katherine Bauer’s films will provide a visual accompaniment to the evening.

Information at  http://www.dropforgeandtool.com/events/2017/2/24/all-womens-eve — 6:00 pm at Drop Forge and Tool, 442 Warren Street, and 7:30 pm at Spotty Dog Books & Ale at 444 Warren Street

Long Table Harvest presents a screening of Just Eat It! by Peg Leg Films – Proceeds from ticket sales will support the expansion of Long Table Harvest’s Gleaning Program for the 2017 growing season. – A suggested donation will be collected at the door, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. – Information at longtableharvest.org – 7 pm – Time & Space, Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Thursday, March 9

The Hudson-Chatham Outfit plays jazz at Or Gallery & Tavern every Thursday – Information at 917-873-4503 – 7 pm to 9:30 pm – Or Gallery and Tavern, 35 South Third Street

Thursday-Sunday, March 9-12

TSL Films:

> Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper – The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is one of the most influential albums of our time. Rolling Stone describes it as “an unsurpassed adventure in concept, sound, songwriting, cover art, and studio technology by the greatest rock & roll group of all time.” – In this film, Beatles expert Scott Freiman looks at the album from multiple angles, exploring the history behind the music.

> Oscar Shorts: Live Action and Oscar Shorts: Animation – The Oscar ceremony took place on Sunday February 26. This is your annual chance to second-guess the winners in these two “shorts” fields. Estimated running time for the Animation films is one and one-half hours, and two hours for the Live Action films. – For information about the films visit timeandspace.org

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

Friday, March 10

Say Goodbye to Winter and Hello to Bluegrass! The Wickers Creek Band will be serving it up alongside great food at the Tap House – Information at wickerscreekband.com or facebook.com.OKBTapHouse – 7 to 9 pm – Old Klaverack Brewery’s Tap House, 12 Main Street, Philmont

Saturday, March 11

The Winter Hudson Farmers’ Market is going strong – Greens such as arugula, spinach, lettuce mix, and Asian greens are available, and so are breads, eggs, meats and cheeses, prepared savories and sweets, quiches, pies, tarts, nuts, fair trade coffee, soups and stocks – Big blossoming branches are available, as are tulips, daffodils and ranunculus – It’s spring (almost)! – 10 am to 1 pm – 601 Union Street, at the southern end of Sixth Street

Fine Auction – Americana at Stair: 18th & 19th century fine and applied arts, as well as later 19th century British and Continental examples – The sale includes property from various collectors, including the collection of Joan Oestreich Kend, the estate of Paul & Clara Kellner, the estate of Charlton M. Theus, Jr., and the collection of Seward Kennedy – Of featured interest is property from the Jean and William Appell Collection, Kinderhook, NY – Online catalogue at stairgalleries.com – Information at 751-1000 – Previews Wed & Thurs from 10 am to 5 pm, Fri from 10 am to 6 pm, Sat from 9 am, Auction at 11 am – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

The Metropolitan Opera, live in HD, presents Verdi’s La Traviata – Information and reservations at 822-8448 – 12:55 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Congolese Cultural Celebration with Pamela Badila – Featuring Pamela Badila, the Badila Family, and Perfect Ten teens presenting traditional music, songs, dance, and folk life stories of the Congo. A special dance from the First National Ballet of Congo will be performed by the well-known Diata Diata International Folkloric Theatre, and the Badila Family ensemble. The ensemble will share history, imagery and contemporary music. A brief percussion and dance workshop will be offered during the day. The acoustic trio of Loumingou Night, Badila sisters, will perform songs especially selected for a tribute to their father’s homeland – Foods from Congo and other African origins will be available for sampling – Information at 828-1792, ext. 100 – 2 to 4 pm – Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street

Volume Reading & Music Series – Volume is a free reading and music series featuring prose, poetry, and a short DJ set that takes place every second Saturday at 7 pm at Spotty Dog Books and Ale in Hudson, NY. – Featured writers this month are Alana Massey, Kris D’Agostino, and Cynthia Huntington

> Alana Massey is the author of All The Lives I Want and is a regular columnist at the Guardian, Elle, New York, Hazlitt, and more. She splits her time between her home in the Catskills and Brooklyn. She loves books, cats, glitter, and One Direction.

> Kris D’Agostino is the author of The Antiques and The Sleepy Hollow Family Almanac. He is a Pushcart Prize nominee and a GlimmerTrain fiction open finalist. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the New School and lives in Brooklyn.

> Cynthia Huntington’s newest work is a book-length poem in many voices, titled Terra Nova. Her previous volume, Heavenly Bodies, was a National Book Award finalist. Presently a Guggenheim Fellow in Poetry, Huntington teaches at Dartmouth College and Vermont College of Fine Arts.

The reading is followed by a book signing and a DJ set by Peter Aaron – Books are available for purchase –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

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabin Fever Cabaret – “An intimately-scaled but grandly imagined variety spectacle…” Bindlestiff brings a new lineup of Cirkus and variety arts stars to Helsinki Hudson’s stage with the unique flair and twist that is their hallmark style. In a Bindlestiff show you may see internationally renowned street performers, featured acts from Cirque du Soleil and Ringling Brothers, artists made known by “America’s Got Talent” and local legends, live, on stage, and having a great time together. Bindlestiff’s unique style reflects deep roots in NYC’s underground club scene, nods to political street theater, and a steady respect for the traditions of American popular entertainment and illegitimate theater. As always, your trip down the sawdust and glitter trail is led by Ringmistress Philomena and vaudevillian charmer Mr. Pennygaff. Be part of the glamour of the evening. Those in costume or circusy makeup can ask for a discounted ticket at the door. This Winter Cabaret is for grown-ups only, but a family matinee is offered on Sunday, March 12 at 3 pm. (See below) – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Doors open at 7 pm; show is at 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Art Omi Architecture Residency Final Review of work by architect residents will be led by Alexandra Lang, architecture critic, teacher, and writer – These final presentations give the ten international residents an opportunity to pin up and show their design projects at the conclusion of their two-week residency. The public is welcome to see the early stages of the thinking and design process of making architecture in a classic design-jury review. The reviews will be in two sessions—the first from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, and the second from 1:30 to 4:00 pm with a lunch break in between. Following the juried presentations, visitors are invited to enjoy a public reception at Reynolds Cottage from 4:00 to 5:00 pm with refreshments and conversation with the 2017 Architecture Omi Residents – Information at http://www.artomi.org or 392-8031 – Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

Lex*i*con (#1) – Instar Lodge’s first reading of the season – Featuring the inaugural Virginia Scholar Karen Schoemer, alongside Dawn Breeze, Annie Bielski, and Jennifer Wai-Lan Strodl from the women’s writing group, Tailspinning – Information by e-mail to director@instarlodge.com – 7 to 9 pm– Instar Lodge, Second Floor, 4 Church Avenue, Germantown

Sunday, March 12

Stage Russia presents its production of The Black Monk in HD, based on a story by Anton Chekhov – Information and reservations at 822-8448 – 1 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

I’m Your Man – A film by Liam Lunson about the life and career of Leonard Cohen. Rufus Wainwright, U2, Nick Cave and others take part in a musical tribute to Cohen at Australia’s Sydney Opera House – Information at crandelltheatre.org or call 392-3331 – 12 noon – Crandell Theatre, 48 Main Street, Chatham

Ancram Build Community Meeting – Columbia County Habitat for Humanity invites the farming community to a meeting to learn about the Ancram Rural Build program and the Habitat home ownership program – This informational meeting is meant foremost for families interested in purchasing their first home in Ancram. Attendees will learn about qualifications and the application process for the Habitat home ownership program, and much more. – Information at 828-0892 – 1:00 pm – Ancram Firehouse, 1300 County Route 7, Ancram

Thomas Cole National Historic Site Sunday Salon and Winter Tours – Buried Treasure: Thomas Cole’s Decoration of Cedar Grove – Jean Dunbar of Historic Design, Inc. and Matthew Mosca of Artifex, Ltd. reveal the real story behind the amazing discovery of Thomas Cole’s detailed decorative paintings on the walls of his home that had been hidden from view for over a century and will be uncovered with the completion of the Parlors Project opening May 2017. These experts, with a combined 100 years of experience in the field, have painstakingly brought Cole’s original design to life, while establishing Cole’s reputation as the foremost interior decorator among 19th century American painters – They will recount their journey of uncovering these fascinating new discoveries about Cole’s Catskill home. – In addition to the Salon, Winter Tours, scheduled at 1 pm and 3:30 pm, provide a sneak preview into the installation of the Parlors Project – Information and tickets at 943-7465 or www.thomascole.org – Salon at 2 pm – Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill

The Roeliff Jansen Historical Society hosts Rich Rosenzweig, a drummer and screenwriter who will recount the scandalous history of a town now called Boston Corners—a place that inspired his screenplay adaptation of the local cult classic novel Hell’s Acres. In the nineteenth century, this tiny hamlet in the southeastern corner of Columbia County was known as a lawless, controversial territory that some called “a den of thieves.” Today, Boston Corners is a quiet hamlet nestled up against the Taconic Mountains, and probably the last place you’d expect to host a championship prizefight. Yet that’s exactly what happened more than one hundred years ago when John Morrissey bested James “Yankee” Sullivan in a 37-round bare-knuckles bout. Back then, boxing was illegal in most places. However, Boston Corners offered some advantages that hindered the local constabulary. For one, mountainous terrain made it difficult for police to even find the village. The hamlet was particularly favored as a handy place to dye racehorses stolen from Saratoga so that they could be raced incognito on Long Island. Rosenzweig will also show a 10-minute clip from his screenplay, which he shot and produced in Hillsdale and Boston Corners last year – Information at 646-373-5002 – 2 pm – Roeliff Jansen Historical Society Museum, off Route 22 at NY-344 and 8 Miles Road, Copake Falls (Opposite the Taconic Wayside Inn and adjacent to the Post Office)

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