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
> 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
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 Islands, A 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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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