Club Helsinki 405 Columbia Street  518 828 4800
“A music lover’s dream.” Wednesdays through Sundays are filled with an eclectic lineup of music; Mondays are for upcoming artists; Tuesdays are Open Mic nights.  Club Helsinki’s vision and spirit is “to create a shared community of artists, music lovers, activists and poets, who have found a home and refuge among Helsinki’s always intriguing array of staff, supporters and artists.”  (See “Food & Beverage” for restaurant information)

Time & Space Limited 434 Columbia Street  518 822 8448
MoviesThe New York Times called TSL “The place to see independent film in Columbia County, NY;” Simulcasts – The Metropolitan Opera and the the UK’s National Theater; Outdoor Movies – tba;  Original Theater – Mussman/Bruce Productions; Performance – including music, dance, theater, literary readings, comedy, and circus acts; Youth Programs; and Art.

Hudson Opera House 327 Warren St.  518 822 1438
The Hudson Opera House offers a year-round schedule of arts and cultural programming in the 1855 former Hudson City Hall which contains New York State’s oldest surviving theatre. Ongoing programs include concerts, readings, lectures, exhibitions, theatre and dance presentations, after-school programs, workshops, classes, and community arts events like the annual Winter Walk on Warren Street.

Basilica Hudson 110 South Front Street
The Basilica Hudson is a reclaimed 19th century factory converted into an art and performance space, located steps from the Hudson Amtrak Station on the waterfront. Diverse events range from community fundraisers to art exhibitions, to food and film festivals – an extraordinary venue for independent music and theater.

Stageworks 41A Cross Street  518-822-9667
“Theater outside the box.” Also known as Stageworks/Hudson, Stageworks is dedicated to bringing adventurous theater productions and programs of high artistic quality to the City of Hudson, Columbia County and the greater Hudson Valley.

Walk the Dog Theater 518. 610. 0909
Walking the Dog Theater creates theater events that inspire, entertain, and build community. Vital aspects of this purpose include: engaging children, youth, and adults  in their own creative potential, stimulating artistic life in underserved areas, supporting the work and growth of professional artists, and staging plays, with a special passion for the works of William Shakespeare.

Olana Partnership 5720 Route 9G 518.828.0135
Ongoing programs on the historic property of Hudson River School artist Frederic Edwin Church include theatrical productions, dance performances,  musical recitals, weekly art/nature workshops for children and families on Saturdays and Sundays, lectures and classes focused on the themes of 19th century landscape design, farming, nature, history, decorative  arts, architecture and painting as well as historic preservation, self-guided family backpack tours in the landscape, educator workshops, and week-long summer camps.

An association of twenty-four professional and community-based organizations. Performing arts businesses in PerformColumbia produce theater, music, opera, film, circus, variety and more. Members come together to promote and nurture the performing arts as essential to a healthy economy and cultural life in Columbia County.

Savoia 214 Warren St.  518 828-5777
“The Place to Be.” Guest DJs every weekend – Reggae DJs every other Saturday night.

Hudson.Water.Music Henry Hudson Waterfront Park
The series will run each Wednesday evening  from July 20 to August 17, 2011  from 6 PM until 9 PM at the Henry Hudson Riverfront Park off Front Street in Hudson.

The Spotty Dog Books & Ale 440 Warren St.  518 671 6006
A hybrid independent bookstore, brew pub with local ales on tap, and art-supply store set in a beautiful old firehouse that launched a weekly concert series in 2010. Over 10,000 new books in all categories, including books and toys for kids, preteens, an expanded local section, history, gardening, food & wine, G/L/B/T, and sections featuring local writers and interests.  See “Food & Beverage” for what’s on tap.

American Glory 342 Warren St.  518.822.1234
A BBQ restaurant specializing in “legendary regional BBQ of the United States, and classic American comfort food.” Housed in a beautifully restored firehouse, live music is booked most weekends.  Open mic night is on Wednesdays.  See “Food & Beverage” for restaurant information.

WGXC  90.7 FM community radio
“Hands-On Radio” is the new community radio station for Greene and Columbia counties, NY. A community-run media project, re-envisioning radio as an innovative platform for local participation with special exhibitions and events, media training for our community’s youth and adults, a news blog, and a local calendar of events.

Musica  17 N 4th St. 518 828-1045
A community music shop “interested in cultivating a participatory music culture in our own community.”

John Doe Records and Books,4 Park Place  518 212-7653
Vintage vinyl, books, magazines, collectibles, ephemera – “on the park near Warren St.”

Other Open Mic Nights

Red Dot Bar & Restaurant 321 Warren St.   518 469-7489
Wednesday evenings, 8-11 pm.  Also broadcasting the open mic live on WGXC radio, 90.7 FM and

Parlor 742 Warren St.  518 828-2210  facebook page
Monday nights: acoustic open mic 7:30 to 8:30 — music, poetry, comedy, impressions, yodelling,or the magical art of mime.

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