Art in Hudson NY and Beyond, June 14 to June 20, 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/

Wednesday-Sunday, June 14-18

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – The stage version of the hilarious movie of the same name – The Broadway version was nominated for 11 Tony Awards – Information and tickets at 518-392-9292 or www.MacHaydnTheatre.org – Final performance is Sunday, June 18 – Opening on June 22 is Cole Porter’s Anything Goes – Tickets available for both matinee and evening performances – Mac-Hayden Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Thursday-Saturday, June 15-17

Occupant – Jonah Bokaer, “Basilica’s guardian angel of dance,” returns with his dancers to Basilica’s Main Hall for a three-day performance run of their repertory piece, Occupant, a work inspired by Edward Albee’s 2001 play of the same name.  The play stages the late, wildly flamboyant sculptor Louise Nevelson against an anonymous interviewer for posthumous questioning – Bokaer’s production takes place on a monochromatic, blue-hued stage where Daniel Arsham, Bokaer’s long-time collaborator, uses various scenic elements and original sculptures to set the scene – Bokaer will make a special appearance in Study for Occupant, preceding the main piece – Music by Ryoji Ikeda – Information and tickets at basilicahudson.org8 pm each night – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street 

Thursday-Sunday, June 15-18

TSL Films:

> Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe – The story of Austrian writer Stefan Zweig and his life in exile between 1936 and 1942.  Having been driven into emigration at the peak of his worldwide fame, Zweig falls into despair at the sight of Europe’s downfall, which he had anticipated early on.  “…the story of a refugee, a tale of losing one’s homeland, and of the search for a new one….”

> Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent“Both a biopic of a complicated man and an exploration of the gathering forces that converged to shape a new American cuisine and create the cult of ‘celebrity chef’….” – Produced by Anthony Bourdain

> Manifesto – Two-time Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett is featured in 13 distinct vignettes that incorporate timeless manifestos from 20th century art movements.  From anchorwoman to homeless man, from Pop Art to Dogma 95, a chameleonic Blanchett gives a tour-de-force performance as she transforms herself like never before.  Director Julian Rosefeldt weaves together history’s most impassioned artistic statements in this contemporary call to action.

> Obit – there are only a handful of editorial obituary writers in the world and none are better than at The New York Times, where obits have become some of the best writing in journalism.  This is the first documentary to look into the world of editorial obituaries via the legendary obit desk at The Times. “Going beyond the byline and into the minds of those chronicling life after death on the freshly inked front lines of history, the film invites some of the most essential questions we ask ourselves about life, memory, and the inevitable passage of time….”

> Kedi (2016) Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely.  For thousands of years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich…Critics and cats agree, this documentary will charm its way into your heart as you fall in love with the cats of Istanbul – In Turkish with English subtitles

> The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch (2016) – Delve into the vivid imagination of this true visionary. Who is Hieronymus Bosch?  Why do his strange and fantastical paintings resonate with people now more than ever?  Featuring the exhibition, “Hieronymus Bosch: Visions of Genius” at Het Noordbrabants Museum in the southern Netherlands, which brought the majority of Bosch’s paintings and drawings together for the first time.

> Burden (2017)Chris Burden guaranteed his place in art history in the 1970s with a series of often dangerous and at times stomach-churning performances.  After having himself shot, confined to a locker for five days, and crucified on the back of a VW bug, Burden reinvented himself as the creator of truly mesmerizing installations. In this film, his work and private life are seen through a mix of still-potent videos of his 70s performances, personal films and audio recordings, and comments from friends and critics, peppered with Burden’s musings through the years.

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

Friday, June 16

Free HWM Tasting – Jared Rumsey from Verity Wines hosts our Friday complimentary in-store tasting – He will be pouring wines perfect for warm weather including Beaujolais Rose, Savoie sparkling, and Momo Sauvignon Blanc, and more.  Information at hudsonwinemerchants.com or call 518-828-64115 to 7 pmHudson Wine Merchants, 341 Warren Street

Artists and Friends Community Potluck Dinner – A monthly gathering for discussion on art and spirituality – Several artists are presenting:  Sher Stevenswill give a presentation on the sculptor Javier Marin.  Laurie Sheridan will be talking about her own sculpture that gives imaginative expression to the values of harmony and environmental responsibility.  She says, “I work with resin because of its unique qualities and appearance. Like organic amber, it preserves and protects the natural elements I use. It also conducts light, which gives each of the works the feeling of aliveness. It is as if the specimens embedded were just sleeping, and could be reanimated sometime in the future.” – Laura Summer will also be present, with students from Free Columbia, who will lead a discussion about art in relation to spirit. Please bring a dish to share and enjoy the conversation! – If you wish to share your work with the group at the next dinner, please send an email to artistspotluck@gmail.com6 pmHudson Senior Center, Second Floor, Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street, (corner of State Street)

Triform Camphill Community’s 15th Annual Benefit Concert presents John Hall of the band Orleans.  He will be joined by Laurel Masse of The Manhattan Transfer, as well as Triform’s students with special needs who form the Triform Bell Choir – Best known as the founder of Orleans, John Hall has collaborated in the studio or on stage with Little Feat, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Chet Atkins, Carly Simon, and others.  His community activism led him into politics from the Ulster County legislature to a seat in congress in 2006.  He returned to his music career in 2011.  The program will be followed by a strawberry shortcake social – Information and tickets at 528-851-9320 x 13 or purchase tickets online at www.triform.org7 pmTriform Phoenix Center, 20 Triform Road, Hudson

Every Other Summer – Solid Sound Documentary Screening – Brendan Canty (of Fugazi) and Christoph Green’s documentary film shot at 2013’s incarnation of the Solid Sound Festival. – Featuring performances from Wilco, Neko Case, Yo La Tengo, The Dream Syndicate, Lucius, Foxygen, Sam Amidon, Sean Rose, and The Relatives, with appearances by Reggie Watts, John Hodgman, Jen Kirkman and others – The film offers a peek into the festival’s utopian vibe, and the positive transformative impact it has had on the small rust belt town of North Adams, MA – Free Admission – Information at www.thespottydog.com or 518-671-60068 pmThe Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

The Roeliff Jansen Historical Society hosts a “sneak preview” that will launch its summer exhibit, All Roads to the River: The 1799 Columbia Turnpike and Historic TollhousesPeter Cipkowski, President of the Society, has said, “We’re excited to acknowledge the enormous importance of the Columbia Turnpike and its role in the development of early Hudson and Columbia County.  The turnpike was the first in Columbia County and became part of a giant network of roads designed to promote commerce after the American Revolution.”  Two tollhouses stand on either end of Route 23 in Columbia County—the East Gate in Hillsdale, and the West Gate in Greenport They mark the beginning and the end of Columbia County’s first turnpike, established in 1799 by the NYS Assembly.  The summer exhibit will explore the story of the 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.  – Refreshments will be served. – Information at www.roeliffjansenhs.org or call 917-679-0584 – 6 to 8 pm – RJHS Museum, 8 Miles Road, opposite the Copake Falls Post Office and the Taconic Wayside Inn, Copake Falls

Shaker Museum / Mount Lebanon opens its 2017 season on Friday, June 16.  Visitors may enjoy the grounds and visit the shop anytime between 10 am and 4 pm on Fridays through Mondays through October 9.  Guided tours are available Friday through Monday at 11 am and 2 pm – Access to the buildings, exhibitions, and installations is by guided tour only.  Shaker Museum/Mount Lebanon stewards the historic site in New Lebanon, which is open from June to October, and offers tours, exhibitions and public programs.  The museum also has a campus in Old Chatham, open year round by appointment, where the administrative offices, collections, library, and archives are housed.  The museum’s collection of over 56,000 Shaker items is the most comprehensive collection of its kind in the world.  Information at shakerml.org – (See under Saturday, June 17.below for community picnic to celebrate the opening.)

FridaySaturday, June 16-17

Hidden Gardens 2017 – Spencertown Academy’s annual celebration of the art of the garden – A full line-up of events designed to inform, inspire and intrigue garden enthusiasts – All proceeds benefit the Academy

* Friday

> 6 to 9 pmTwilight in the Garden Party – Friends and neighbors paired with delicious food and libations, all served up in a bucolic setting.  Enjoy this annual kick-off to the summer season.  Cocktails, sparkling beverages, hors d’oeuvres and a light supper are served.  – Held at “Falling Waters,” the home of John and Denise Dunne, Spencertown – Tickets may be purchased for the party only or as a package with the garden tour

* Saturday

> 8:30 am to 10 am – Breakfast and garden lecture—“Vegetable Gardening: It’s Never Too Late to Start”– by Ron Kujawski, garden columnist and author – Continental breakfast with home-baked goodies and more, while enjoying an illustrated lecture by the co-author of the Week-by-Week Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook – Lecture includes basic information on preparing the garden for planting, planting tips, how to make up for lost time, and planning for fall harvest. – Included in tour ticket package or pay at the door or in advance.

> 9 am to 3 pm – Garden Market on the Green – Showcases more than a dozen vendors offering plants, home and garden furnishings, birdhouses, antiques, garden books, and expert garden advice – Bargains on choice garden items and accessories at the White Elephant Booth – At 12 noon, Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Lisbeth Karlsson gives a talk about invasive vs. native species; at 2 pm, Zema’s Nursery reps lead a workshop on how to your own hummingbird-friendly planter (Advance registration needed) – Food options include an ice cream sundae booth; grilled  burgers, hot dogs and sausages prepared by the Spencertown Volunteer Fire Company; and salads served by Friends of St. Peter’s.

> 9 to 4 pmArt from Farm to Table – In this exhibition, fifteen area artists depict everything found in an agricultural environment that might (or might not!) end up on a table. – In the Academy Gallery.

> 10 am to 4 pm – A self-guided garden tour  to 6 private gardens in Spencertown, Ghent, and North Hillsdale, plus the restored grounds and gardens of Edna St. Vincent Millay at Steepletop, her historic home in Austerlitz, all included in the Hidden Gardens admission fee. The six gardens include an exquisite private garden in Spencertown, and a naturalist’s garden in Harlemville – The four additional locations in North Hillsdale include the grounds of a historic B&B, a landscape designer’s garden, a charming 18th-century home with lush edible and flower gardens, and a country house with a parterre, pond, and extensive perennial and edible gardens.  The tour takes place rain or shine.

* Information and tickets at spencertownacademy.org – Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

The Hudson-Athens Ferry runs on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer months, between the hours of 5 pm and 10:30 pm, leaving Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half-hour.   See details under HUDSON CRUISES below.

FridaySunday, June 16-18

Wild Queendom – OUT Hudson NY’s Pride Weekend 2017 – A family-filled weekend of fun at the 2017 parade and a weekend of festivities

*Friday

> 7 to 9 pm (Board at 6 pm) – Sunset Boat Cruise on the Hudson River – 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 – Tickets at outhudson.com

> 10 pm – Trixie’s Whorehouse – with DJ Prephab – Admission payable at the door – 10 pmThe Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

 *Saturday

> 11 amRemembering Stonewall – A Listening Party with David Isay –  Brought to you by radio station WGXC-90.7-FM, Oral History Summer School, and the Hudson Area Library – Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

> 12 noon to 2 pm – Line-up for the Parade – Warren Street side of Seventh Street Park (Unofficial food and drink available from House Rules Café – Runners near the Information Booth and Registration Table, will take orders and deliver food off a special menu for cash only.  Think bagels with rainbow cream cheese!)

> 2 pm – OUT Hudson Parade – Begins at Seventh Street Park and proceeds down Warren Street to Front Street  

> 2:30 pm to 4 pm – Etsy Craft Party – Promenade Hill Park, at the foot of Warren Street

> 3 to 6 pm – Poke the Bear Beer Blast – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

> 2:30 pm to 5 pm – Wild Kiddom Family Proud – “Bevies” for adults – Fun activities for kids – Wm. Farmer & Sons, Corner of Union & Front Streets

8 pm (Doors open at 6 pm) – Cabaret Night with Hedda Lettuce and pianist Paul LeschenTickets at outhudson.com – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street (corner of Fourth Street)

*Sunday

> 4 to 9 pm …Lions & Tigers & Queens, oh my… – Tea dance sponsored by Girlgantua Jones – Red Dot Restaurant & Bar, 321 Warren Street

*Information at www.outhudson.com

Saturday, June 17  

A One-day Wedding Expo – Featuring a sale of 80 designer wedding gowns – Many of the gowns are valued at more than $2,500, but each dress is now priced at an affordable $300.  All proceeds will benefit the Hudson Area Library and Columbia Memorial Health – The joint fundraising venture is built on the growing interest in Columbia County, and specifically Hudson, as exceptional wedding destinations.  The event is also meant to draw attention to the talented wedding services available in the area. Wedding service providers, such as DJs, caterers, regional make-up and hair stylists, florists, and lodging establishments, will be available to consult with attendees at the Expo – The Expo is free and open to the public; complimentary refreshments will be served throughout the day.  A light breakfast will be provided during the morning hours,  and wedding-style refreshments, including rose, prosecco and appetizers will be available later in the day. – Information by email to tessy@tkhomeandgarden.com10 am to 4 pm – Second Floor, Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

The Hudson Farmers’ Market – Columbia County’s largest (and perhaps oldest) farmers’ market is back in its usual outdoor spot for its 21st year of operation – New Vendors include the fishmonger Pura Vida, Dairy Direct, Atina Foods, Berkshire Mountain Distillers, and Jacuterie.   The Destino Taco Cart is also on hand. – Accepting SNAP and WIC – Bob Sheets will be at the market the first Saturday of each month to sharpen knives, scissors, shears, and loppers –Information at http://www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com9 am to 1 pmParking lot at Sixth and Columbia Streets

Exhibition Opening – New Paintings by Cynthia Carlson – On view through July 17 – Information at 518-828-1677 or by e-mail to info@grisnewyork.com– Opening reception from 6 to 8 pmGalerie Gris, 621 Warren Street

Disco & Donuts: March with Poke the Bear – Join this group and express your inner (and outer) bear – Meet at the garage at 809 Warren Street for Disco and Donuts from 11 am to 12:30 pm, then proceed to Seventh Street Park to help set up for the parade, then promenade down Warren Street to the Poke the Bear Beer Blast at the Half Moon with special guest Big Dipper, DJ Prephab, Gogo bears, Cubs and Otters – To begin, meet at 11 am at 809 Warren Street; Beer Blast from 3 to 6 pm at The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

The National Theatre of London / NT Live presents its production of J.M. Barrie’s much-loved tale of Peter Pan Information and reservations at 822-8448 – 1 pm Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Columbia County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day – Your chance to get rid of old paint (oil-based only), household batteries, old furniture polish, toilet and drain cleaner, car wax, roofing tar, swimming pool chemicals, and a long list of things that should not go into the landfill or the garbage – What Not to Bring:  empty containers, latex paints, fire extinguishers, prescription medicines, syringes, asbestos, ammunition, non-contaminated motor oil, fireworks, or 55 gallon drums – For information and a complete list of what is allowed and what is not allowed, call Gennifer Westover at the Columbia County Solid Waste Department at 518-828-2737, or go to the Columbia County website – 8 am to 12 noon – Columbia County Highway Garage, Route 23B, Greenport

18th Annual Agricultural Awareness Tour – Presented by the Columbia County Farm Bureau and the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce – Three farms are on the tour.  The first stop is the Ooms Dairy Farm in Valatie where guests will experience a glimpse of what it takes to run a large-scale dairy farm and see the facility’s state-of-the-art milking robots.  Next stop is the Hawthorne Valley Farm in Ghent, a 900-acre Demeter certified biodynamic farm, A tour of the farm will also include the creamery where cheeses and yogurt are made. A farm fresh lunch will be provided at this stop.  The final stop is the scenic Hudson-Chatham Winery where guests will have the opportunity to meet the vintners and learn about the wine making process, in addition to sampling a variety of wines. – Admission to the tour includes bus transportation and lunch – Reservations and directions for finding the bus by calling the Chamber at 828-4417 – 10 am to 2 pm – Tour leaves from the back parking area of The Chatham Plaza, 15 Dardess Drive, Chatham (across from Trustco Bank)

Shaker Museum/Mount Lebanon hosts a free community picnic to celebrate the opening of its 2017 season – The picnic takes place in the North Pasture, near the Great Stone Barn.  Jonathan Dixon, Hudson Valley chef, and author of Beaten, Seared, and Sauced: On Becoming a Chef at the Culinary Institute of America, will provide pulled pork sandwiches.  Soft drinks and various sides will also be available.  Guests are welcome to bring additional beverages.  The food is free and available until it runs out. Guests will have the opportunity to preview the summer exhibition, Break Every Yoke: shakers, gender equality, and women’s suffrage and the installations, Shaker Woodworkers and Shaker Blacksmiths, all in the 1829 Brethren’s Workshop.  Shaker Museum/Mount Lebanon opens for the 2017 season on Friday, June 16  (See above) – Information at 518-794-9100, ext. 220 or by email to sfitzsimmons@shakerml.org – Picnic at 6 pm – North Pasture, Shaker Museum, Shaker Road, New Lebanon

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

Sunday, June 18

Father’s Day Brunch Cruise – Offered by Hudson Cruises, Inc. – Information and tickets at www.HudsonCruises.com or call 888-804-9716 – Cruise from 11:30 am to 2 pm – Board at 11 am 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.

The National Theatre of London / NT Live presents its production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Information and reservations at 822-8448 – 1 pmTime & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Steve Gorn & Eric Fraser – “Together their jugalbandi of two flutes seamlessly evokes the emotion of rasa, space and essence of raga…Joined on tabla by Ehren Hanson, this ensemble carries tradition forward with interactive spontaneity and heart.” – Suggested donation at the door – Information at 917-873-45037:30 to 9:30 pmOR Gallery & Tavern, 35 South Third Street

Father’s Day Breakfast – Assorted egg bakes, scrambled eggs, french toast, bacon, sausage, home fries, corned beef hash, cereals, juices, fruit bowl – All proceeds benefit the Churchtown Fire Company Youth Fund – 8 am to 12 noon – Churchtown Fire Company, 2219 County Route 27, at intersection of County Routes 27 and 12

Next Tuesday, June 20

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pmClub Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Zach Schmidt / Hudson Valley Honky Tonk Two Step Class – Two Step Class with Ben & Sarah at 8:30 pm; Zach Schmidt  at 9:30 pm Information at www.thehalfmoonhudson.com or 828-1562 – 8 pm to 11 pmThe Half Moon, 48 South Front 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 beginning Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend and sometimes beyond – Roundtrip tickets available on the boat for cash only – No one-way tickets are sold. – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat  – Bicycles are allowed on the ferry if room permits – Information at hudsoncruises.com or 518-822-1014 – 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 – Don’t miss the boat!) – In Hudson, 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 through Labor Day weekend and beyond – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse are always on the route.– Information and tickets at www.HudsonCruises.com or call 888-804-9716 – Tickets may be purchased onboard, if there is room – 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.

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

 

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Ellen Thurston

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Art in Hudson NY and Beyond, June 7 to June 13, 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/

Wednesday, June 7

Upstreet Market fills the gap between weekend markets, selling freshly harvested vegetables, baked goods, eggs and other essentials, and prepared foods.  Held every Wednesday from now through the end of October – 4 to 7 pm – Upstreet Market, Seventh Street Park (aka the Public Square.)

ACE Spark Freelancer Events are presented the first Wednesday of every month, to give freelancers a chance to share their passions and meet people who can help them achieve their goals.  This month’s event is presented by the Upstate Alliance for the Creative Economy (ACE), partnering with the Columbia Economic Development Corporation and the Hudson Development Corporation – Information at 518-751-1044 – 5:30 to 7:30 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Thursday, June 8

Minna’s Opening Party – In owner Sara Berk’s words, “We are an ethically made home textile brand collaborating with artisans based in Mexico, Guatemala and Uruguay. Until recently, we sold through our website and wholesale to stores worldwide. We’ve just expanded to our first storefront where we carry a mix of homewares and accessories. – Wine from Hudson Wine Merchants; snacks from ‘Lil Deb’s Oasis –Information on Minna’s facebook page – 6 to 9 pmMinna, 421 Warren Street

Liv Carrow / Omkar Lewis / Ursula Kennedy – Liv, the prodigal daughter of Hudson’s elusive underground, returns — Information at www.thespottydog.com or 518-671-60068 pm – The Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, led by multi-instrumentalist and composer Jonathan Scales, brings its steel pans and jazz-funk fusion to Club Helsinki – Scales is to the steel pan what Bela Fleck is to the banjo; he reimagines the instrument’s possibilities from the ground up, bringing to it a visionary musical imagination that at once defies description, yet is utterly funky and danceable – “Scales is likely the most innovative steel drummer on the planet.”  – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com8 pmClub Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – Opening night of the stage version of the hilarious movie of the same name – The Broadway version was nominated for 11 Tony Awards – Information and tickets at 518-392-9292 or www.MacHaydnTheatre.org – Plays Thursdays through Sundays with final performance on Sunday, June 18 – Tickets available for both matinee and evening performances – Mac-Hayden Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Thursday-Sunday, June 8-11

TSL Films:

> Manifesto Two-time Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett is featured in 13 distinct vignettes that incorporate timeless manifestos from 20th century art movements.  From anchorwoman to homeless man, from Pop Art to Dogma 95, a chameleonic Blanchett gives a tour-de-force performance as she transforms herself like never before.  Director Julian Rosefeldt weaves together history’s most impassioned artistic statements in this contemporary call to action.

> Obit – there are only a handful of editorial obituary writers in the world and none are better than at The New York Times, where obits have become some of the best writing in journalism.  This is the first documentary to look into the world of editorial obituaries via the legendary obit desk at The Times. Going beyond the byline and into the minds of those chronicling life after death on the freshly inked front lines of history, the film invites some of the most essential questions we ask ourselves about life, memory, and the inevitable passage of time  What do we choose to remember?  What never dies?

> Kedi (2016) Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely.  For thousands of years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich…Critics and cats agree, this documentary will charm its way into your heart as you fall in love with the cats of Istanbul – In Turkish with English subtitles

> A Quiet Passion (2017) – Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as Emily Dickinson as she personifies the wit, intellectual independence, and pathos of the poet whose genius only came to be recognized after her death.  British director Terence Davies exquisitely evokes Dickinson’s deep attachment to her close knit family along with the manners, mores, and spiritual convictions of her time that she struggled with and transcended in her poetry.

> The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch (2016) – Delve into the vivid imagination of this true visionary. Who is Hieronymus Bosch?  Why do his strange and fantastical paintings resonate with people now more than ever?  Featuring the exhibition, “Hieronymus Bosch: Visions of Genius” at Het Noordbrabants Museum in the southern Netherlands, which brought the majority of Bosch’s paintings and drawings together for the first time.

> Burden (2017)Chris Burden guaranteed his place in art history in the 1970s with a series of often dangerous and at times stomach-churning performances.  After having himself shot, confined to a locker for five days, and crucified on the back of a VW bug, Burden reinvented himself as the creator of truly mesmerizing installations. In this film, his work and private life are seen through a mix of still-potent videos of his 70s performances, personal films and audio recordings, and comments from friends and critics, peppered with Burden’s musings through the years.

> I Called Him Morgan – In 1972, the 33-year-old jazz trumpet star Lee Morgan was shot dead by his common-law wife, Helen, during a gig at a club in New York City.  The murder sent shockwaves through the jazz community, and the memory of the event still haunts the people who knew the Morgans.  Helen served time for the crime and, following her release, retreated into obscurity.  Over 20 years later, a chance encounter led her to give a remarkable interview.

> Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary – “A thought-provoking, uplifting, powerful, and passionate film about an outside-the-box thinker whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world.”

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

New Exhibition Opens – American Women Painters and Summer LandscapesInformation at 646-286-2639 – On view Thursdays through Sundays from 12 noon to 6 pm or by appointment – East River Fine Arts, 356 Warren Street

Exhibition Extended – Terry James Conrad: Builder’s AlchemyAn exhibition of sculptures and relief monoprints produced with found object presses and handmade inks – Exhibition extended to July 30 – Information at www.inkyeditions.com or 518-610-5549 – Wednesdays through Sundays from 12:30 pm to 5 pm – Inky Editions, 112 South Front Street

Friday, June 9

Free HWM Tasting – The distiller from Orange County Distillery in New Hampton, NY will be offering tastings of their small batch bourbon, vodka, corn whiskey, and rye!  Come on by! Information at hudsonwinemerchants.com or call 518-828-64115 to 7 pmHudson Wine Merchants, 341 Warren Street

Basilica Hudson launches this year’s Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series with award-winning Baltimore filmmaker Theo Anthony’s RAT FILM – The film explores the history of Baltimore via the rat, and the humans that love them, live with them and kill them. – Anthony will be present for a discussion of the film following the screening – The series is part of Basilica’s long-standing film program, which is now in its sixth year and continues to present an array of works from new and repertory narrative features, documentaries, experimental films, to video and media art.  The Non-Fiction Screening Series is produced in collaboration with Chris Boeckmann, film programmer for the Columbia, MO-based True/False Film Fest, a pioneering film festival dedicated to exploring creative non-fiction film.  – Screening at 7 pmBasilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Endless Boogie – Information at www.thehalfmoonhudson.com or 828-1562 – 8 pmThe Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Trummors with Zachary Cale & Gregg Skloff– Trummors is the project of Taos, NM-based (formerly West Saugerties/NYC) musicians – Information at www.thespottydog.com or 518-671-60068 pmThe Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

FridaySaturday, June 9-10

The Hudson-Athens Ferry runs on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer months, between the hours of 5 pm and 10:30 pm, leaving Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half-hour.   See details under HUDSON CRUISES below.

Saturday, June 10  

The Hudson Farmers’ Market – Columbia County’s largest (and perhaps oldest) farmers’ market is back in its usual outdoor spot for its 21st year of operation – New Vendors include the fishmonger Pura Vida, Dairy Direct, Atina Foods, Berkshire Mountain Distillers, and Jacuterie.   The Destino Taco Cart is also on hand. – Accepting SNAP and WIC – Bob Sheets will be at the market the first Saturday of each month to sharpen knives, scissors, shears, and loppers –Information at http://www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com9 am to 1 pmParking lot at Sixth and Columbia Streets

Hudson Elks Flag Day Parade & Waterfront Festival – This is an all day/night event, featuring Hudson’s biggest parade, food and entertainment on the waterfront, and a huge fireworks display at the end.  The parade includes a variety of community groups, churches, fire companies, youth groups and businesses – Marching bands include the popular Hawthorne Caballeros, 20th Century Limited, and Brass-O-Mania, high school marching bands, drum lines and more – Some of these groups will give additional performances at the waterfront where trophies will be awarded.

> 10 to 11 amSeventh Street Park – Informational displays and vendors, and entertainment by Christine Dellea

> 11 am Seventh Street Park – Elks Annual Flag Day Ceremony

> 2 pm Green and State Streets – The parade steps off and proceeds down Warren and Front Streets to the Amtrak Station

> 3 pm Henry Hudson Riverfront Park – Water Street – Accessed via the Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street – A variety of food vendors; entertainment by Dusk to Dawn and Side Show Willie; and an amusement area with rides for the young at heart

> 9 pmFireworks display – Best seen from the waterfront

> There is no rain date – Information at www.hudsonflagdayparade.org

The National Theatre of London / NT Live presents its production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?– Information and reservations at 822-8448 – 1 pmTime & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

(Freak) Flag Day – Presented by Basilica HudsonHudson’s annual Flag Day celebrations are a David Lynch-Americana dream come true.  Cloaked by night and surrounded by colorful explosions, Basilica’s sixth annual Flag Day is a freakier counterpoint to the city’s festivities, with performances and dancing into the wee hours. – The evening kicks off at sundown with the best seat in town for Hudson’s spectacular fireworks display, launched from the Basilica parking lot, and the freaky festivities take off from there.  From 6 pm on, the visual arts are on display including Jim Krewson’s Local Character, the culmination of his May artist-in-residence stint, resulting in beautifully realistic portraits of Hudsonites, open all night in Basilica’s Back Gallery; Dave Cole’s large-scale work, Flags of the World, in the Main Hall, presents a patchwork quilt of an American flag comprised entirely of an official United Nation Flags of the World set; Flatsitter’s Lily Dale, is a virtual reality experience in an econoline shuttle bus; Kris Perry’s Revolution begs to be seen as the sun sets.  See this monumental kinetic sculpture, on the southwest corner of the Basilica grounds, with the Catskill mountain sunset as backdrop. Inside the Basilica, at 8 pm, a Gothic electronic rave set by SEVEN T*TS, Alger Moy, DJ Danny Cash Cash + DJ Lavish and SVB – Tickets for this dance party are available at the door. – Information by email to info@basilicahudson.org6 pmBasilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Music in the Stacks – Klezmer and Jazz – This inaugural cabaret event will resound throughout the library – Performed by the musical group Two Worlds, consisting of Paul Green, clarinet; Ben Kohn, keyboard; and Richard Syracuse, string bass.  Proceeds will benefit the Hudson Area Library – Tickets and information at 518-828-1792 x 101 or www.hudsonarealibrary.org  – 6 to 8 pmHudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

Exhibition Opening – Silver Landscape – Kiyoshi Ike’s gallery installation inspired by the memory of his upbringing,  combined with works from a ten-year span of his life in Brooklyn, NY – On view through August 136 to 8 pmConcepto Hudson, 741 Warren Street

Opening Party for designer/painter Marine Penvern’s new Atelier, showing her new collection of clothes for women and men, in addition to a preview of a new series of her abstract paintings – The jazz duo of Ed Cherry (guitar) and Jesse Collins (alto sax) will perform. – 6 to 8 pm 701 Warren Street (corner of Seventh Street)

Volume – A free reading and music series featuring prose, poetry, and a short DJ set presented every second Saturday at 7:00 pm at Spotty Dog Books and Ale, Hudson, NY. Authors reading this Saturday are Jessie Chaffee, Emma Smith-Stevens, and Mark Allen

> Jessie Chaffee is the author of the debut novel Florence in Ecstasy (Unnamed Press, 2017). She was awarded a Fulbright grant to Italy to complete the novel. She lives in New York City and is an editor at Words Without Borders.

> Emma Smith-Stevens is the author of a novel, The Australian, and a forthcoming story collection, Greyhounds. She is currently working on a memoir. Her writing has appeared in many publications including BOMB Magazine, Subtropics, and Conjunctions. She teaches with the Bard Prison Initiative.

> Mark Allen has contributed to The New York Times, NPR’s All Things Considered, FourTwoNine, The Awl, and Vice, performed at Upright Citizen’s Brigade, The Cutting Room, and 92Y Tribeca, and hosted his own show at WFMU, as well as the show Pitch! at Dixon Place.

> The readings are followed by a book signing, and DJ Holly Watson – Volume is hosted and curated by Hallie Goodman and Dani Grammerstorf French. – Information at the Volume Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/volumehudson  or call 917-535-8225

> 7 pmThe Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

The Teresa Broadwell Sextet performs The Music of Nat King Cole – Teresa Broadwell, jazz vocalist, violinist, band leader and arranger, leads the sextet through Cole’s repertoire which included some of the most popular standards of his day, as well as some of his rarely heard songs – The band features Mike Novakowski on guitar, bassist Pete Toigo, legendary sax man Leo Russo, pianist Michael Lamkin, and drummer Cliff Brucker – Information and reservations at spencertownacademy.org7 pm – Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

Kimock brings its world-fusion psychedelic jams featuring diverse composed and improvisational sounds to Club Helsinki – Led by guitarist Steve Kimock, long associated with the Grateful Dead and its offshoots, the group promises a listening experience that spotlights Kimock’s remarkable tone in an intuitive flow of Eastern and Western folk music, heartfelt acoustic guitar, ambient electronic expressions, reinvented classics, and contemporary compositions – Kimock has been closely associated with many offshoots of the Grateful Dead. – His new group, KIMOCK, features drummer John Morgan Kimock, bassist Bobby Vega, and vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Leslie Mendelson.  This current tour celebrates the release of two new singles; the complete album will be released in the fall.  – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

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

Columbia County Historical Society presents its annual benefit–First Columbians 2017: Celebrating CCHS Rural Properties – Cocktails and dinner, silent auction, new exhibitions –  Live music by Stone Soup – Reservations at www.cchsny.org6:30 to 10:30 pm – On the lawn of Luykas Van Alen House and Ichabod Crane Schoolhouse, 2589 State Route 9H, Kinderhook

Exhibition Opening & Artist’s Talk – The oil paintings of Taghkanic artist Bob Crimi are featured in an exhibit at Camphill Ghent – A talk by the artist takes place at 3 pm – Information at 518-392-2760 ext. 104 – The exhibition is free and open daily from 9 am to 5 pm –On view through July 31 – Joan Allen Art Gallery, Camphill Ghent, 2542 Route 66, Ghent

Multi-family Yard Sale – A portion of vendor proceeds benefits WGXC-90.7-FM community radio station – Lots of great finds from multiple vendors – Takes place at Wave Farm where visitors are invited to tour the WGXC Acra Studio, Wave Farm Study Center, and property installations – A lemonade stand by Echo Roe – Information by e-mail to info@wavefarm.org or call 518-622-259810 am to 2 pm – Wave Farm/WGXC Acra, 5662 Route 23, Acra

Sunday, June 11

Construction and Elaboration – Historic Hudson presents the first in a chamber music series performed by The Orchestra Now, an innovative training orchestra and master’s degree program at Bard College – The ensemble will perform string quartets by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven – Seating is limited – For ticket information go to www.historichudson.org or email  information@historichudson.org2 pm Dr. Oliver Bronson House, enter the grounds of the Hudson Correctional Facility from Worth Avenue (Route 9) and follow the signs to the Bronson House.

Swords in the Hands of Children:  Reflections of an American Revolutionary – Launch of Jonathan Lerner’s new memoir of his days as a young member of SDS and the Weather Underground on the forefront of the radical movement in the 60s – This short, lyrical memoir chronicles the rise and fall of one of America’s most notorious radical groups of the Vietnam Era.  Lerner, a Hudson resident who is now a journalist specializing in environment and urbanism and Chair of Hudson’s Conservation Advisory Council, was the Weather organization’s “minister of propaganda” and editor of its publication, Fire!. He speaks against the group’s misogyny and violence, but stands by its rejection of the Vietnam War and endemic racism. – Reading and book signing will be followed by a reception with the author – Information at 518-822-1438 or www.hudsonhall.org5 pm – Hudson Hall, Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

The Ahn Trio performs works by David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Prince, Pat Metheny, and others as the inaugural concert of the Rogovoy Salon series, curated and hosted by cultural journalist and music critic, Seth Rogovoy – The Trio has been hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “exacting and exciting musicians.”  The three sisters comprising the Ahn Trio (Lucia on piano, Angella on violin, and Maria on cello) have earned a distinguished reputation for embracing 21st-century classical music with their unique style and innovative collaborations. – They have also gained renown for their innovative arrangements of music from the rock canon. – The Ahn sisters were born in Seoul, Korea and educated at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City.

Information and reservations at helsinkihudson.com or 518-828-48007 pm Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Next Tuesday, June 13

The Spotty Dog Trivia Night – The bi-weekly, all-nerd throwdown – This Spotty Dog quiz night has been held since 2007 – Information at www.thespottydog.com or 518-671-60066:30 pm – The Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People – A live radio rendition of the Oscar Wilde classic, with sound effects by Andrew Joffe – The cast includes Scott Baldinger, Logan Rando, Andrew Joffe, Patrick O’Connor, Nancy Rothman, Loralee Ecobelli, Alana Hauptmann, and Justin Weaver (Girlgantua) as Lady Bracknell – Directed by Mathew Tombers and Andrew Joffe – Suggested donation at the door –  Proceeds benefit your local hands-on radio station, WGXC-FM – Seating is limited  (Doors open at 6 pm) – Food and beverages available – Live broadcast at the Red Dot, 321 Warren Street at 7 pm, or tune in to WGXC 90.7 FM at 7 pm

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pmClub Helsinki, 405 Columbia 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 beginning Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend and sometimes beyond – Roundtrip tickets available on the boat for cash only – No one-way tickets are sold. – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat  – Bicycles are allowed on the ferry if room permits – Information at hudsoncruises.com or 518-822-1014 – 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 – Don’t miss the boat!) – In Hudson, 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 through Labor Day weekend and beyond – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse are always on the route.– Information and tickets at www.HudsonCruises.com or call 888-804-9716 – Tickets may be purchased onboard, if there is room – 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.

 

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

All content herein copyright 2017

Ellen Thurston

ellenthurston1@gmail.com

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Art Events in Hudson NY and beyond, June 2 to June 7, 2017

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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/

Wednesday, May 31

Hip!  Hip!  Hooray! – The Wednesday market is back!  Upstreet Market fills the gap between weekend markets, and is especially welcome after this long Memorial Day weekend.  Freshly harvested vegetables, baked goods, eggs and other essentials are available alongside some prepared foods.  Will be held every Wednesday from now through the end of October – 4 to 7 pm – Upstreet Market, Seventh Street Park (aka the Public Square.)

Thursday-Sunday, June 1-4

TSL Films:

> Kedi (2016) Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely.  For thousands of years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich…Critics and cats agree, this documentary will charm its way into your heart as you fall in love with the cats of Istanbul – In Turkish with English subtitles

> A Quiet Passion (2017) – Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as Emily Dickinson as she personifies the wit, intellectual independence, and pathos of the poet whose genius only came to be recognized after her death.  British director Terence Davies exquisitely evokes Dickinson’s deep attachment to her close knit family along with the manners, mores, and spiritual convictions of her time that she struggled with and transcended in her poetry.

> The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch (2016) – Delve into the vivid imagination of this true visionary. Who is Hieronymus Bosch?  Why do his strange and fantastical paintings resonate with people now more than ever?  Featuring the exhibition, “Hieronymus Bosch: Visions of Genius” at Het Noordbrabants Museum in the southern Netherlands, which brought the majority of Bosch’s paintings and drawings together for the first time.

> Burden (2017)Chris Burden guaranteed his place in art history in the 1970s with a series of often dangerous and at times stomach-churning performances.  After having himself shot, confined to a locker for five days, and crucified on the back of a VW bug, Burden reinvented himself as the creator of truly mesmerizing installations. In this film, his work and private life are seen through a mix of still-potent videos of this 70s performances, personal films and audio recordings, and comments from friends and critics, peppered with Burden’s musings through the years.

> I Called Him Morgan – In 1972, the 33-year-old jazz trumpet star Lee Morgan was shot dead by his common-law wife, Helen, during a gig at a club in New York City.  The murder sent shockwaves through the jazz community, and the memory of the event still haunts the people who knew the Morgans.  Helen served time for the crime and, following her release, retreated into obscurity.  Over 20 years later, a chance encounter led her to give a remarkable interview.

> Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary – “A thought-provoking, uplifting, powerful, and passionate film about an outside-the-box thinker whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world.”

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

Friday, June 2

Free HWM Tasting – Josh Holly from Haus Alpenz will be offering a free in-store spirit tasting – Sample refreshing summer cocktails made with Dolin Genepy, Dolin Blanc Vermouth, Byrrh Aperitif, and more  – Information at hudsonwinemerchants.com or call 518-828-64115 to 7 pmHudson Wine Merchants, 341 Warren Street

SaLune Hair Studio Grand Opening Party – The Studio celebrates its two-year growth from a one-chair private studio to a full-fledged five-chair salon bordering Hudson’s historic Seventh Street Park – The salon, with an expanded staff, is open for business beginning Saturday – Information at 518-267-9744 or salunehudson.com6 to 9 pmSalune Hair Studio, 6 Park Place

A TSL Members Event – Supper & Screening – Jean Vigo and the Anarchist Eye – with introduction by David Weir –  Information  at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org6:30 pmTime & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Classics on Hudson and the Hudson Opera House present Christopher O’Riley & Matt Haimovitz in the third and final concert in this spring season – Known to millions as the host of NPR’s From the Top, Christopher O’Riley is also an accomplished pianist who frequently works with Grammy award-winning cellist Matt Haimovitz.  Haimovitz and O’Riley perform a preview of their upcoming all-Russian album, Troika, featuring sonatas by Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich. – Information and tickets at 518-822-1438 or www.hudsonhall.org7 pmHudson Hall, Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

The Hudson-Athens Ferry starts regular runs this weekend and will run each Friday and Saturday during the summer, from 5 pm to 10:30 pm, leaving Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half-hour.   See details under HUDSON CRUISES below.

FridaySunday, June 2-4

Country Living Fair 2017 – The pages of Country Living come to life – Over 200 vendors and makers from 20+ states selling antiques, vintage, and artisan-made goods – Great Shopping, Seminars and How-tos, Meet the Editors, Make-and-Take Workshops, and more – Information at 1-866-500-FAIR or stellashows.com10 am to 5 pm – Rain or shine – Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Route 9, Rhinebeck

Ghent Playhouse presents True West by Sam Shepard –“A dark comedy that has become a contemporary masterpiece.” – Directed by Patrick White with Kevin Kilb, Nathaniel Drake, Stephanie Sloane, and Rob Weber – Last chance.  This is the final weekend of this production – Information and tickets available at www.ghentplayhouse.org or 800-838-3006 or 518-392-6264 – Fri & Sat at 8 pm; Sun at 2 pm – Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Road, Ghent

Saturday, June 3  

The Hudson Farmers’ Market – Columbia County’s largest (and perhaps oldest) farmers’ market is now back in its usual outdoor spot for its 21st year of operation – New Vendorsinclude the fishmonger Pura Vida, Dairy Direct, Atina Foods, Berkshire Mountain Distillers,and Jacuterie.   The Destino Taco Cart is also on hand. – Accepting SNAP and WIC – Note earlier starting time! –Information at http://www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com9 am to 1 pm– Parking lot at Sixth and Columbia Streets

AG DAY 2017Columbia Greene Community College is celebrating its 50th Anniversary, and Cornell Cooperative Extension is celebrating its 100th Anniversary at AG DAY – Free admission Learn about your neighbors—the farms and farmers who are providing a large economic and tourism base for both Columbia and Greene Counties – Live farm animals, food, displays and demonstrations, vendors, and local artisans – Fun for all – Information at https://www.facebook.com/Ag-Day-2017-949170711886750/10 am to 3 pm – Columbia- Greene Community College, 4400 Route 23, Hudson

The Garden Conservancy Open Day in Columbia County – Visit five gardens in Hudson, Hillsdale & Claverack – Admission fee at each garden

> Versailles on Hudson, 5 Rossman Avenue, Hudson – “We wanted to create a garden that looked as if it had been planted when the house was built in 1903.”

> Hudson Hood, 72 North Third Street, Hudson – This urban shotgun-style garden is in the middle of the city, centered on a century-old tulip tree and composed of a wide range of topiaries of holly, boxwood, spruce, privet, and heather…

> Texas Hill, 411 Texas Hill Road, Hillsdale – “Our garden atop Texas Hill in Hillsdale began ten years ago after we completed the restoration of our newly purchased house, leaving behind our Germantown house and garden.”

> Ketay Garden, 6121 Route 9H, Claverack – An allee of large maples and ash, bordered by meadows on either side forms the entrance to the garden.

>The Garden of Peter Bevacqua & Stephen King – Enter this magical garden and discover an intimate and beloved world that has been evolving with devotion and care for the last 28 years.  Pondside Nursery will be on site in this garden selling plants.

> Information at https://www.gardenconservancy.org/open-days/open-days-schedule/columbia-county-open10 am to 4 pm (except Hudson Hood, which is open from 11 am to 4 pm)

Fine Art Auction – 20th Century, Modern & Contemporary Fine Art – Including property from The Camilla & Earl McGrath Collection – Online catalog at www.stairgalleries.com – Information at 518-751-1000 – Preview Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat, until auction at  11 am – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

The National Theatre of London / NT Live presents its production of Tom Stoppard’s comedy, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead – Information and reservations at 822-8448 – 1 pmTime & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Exhibition Opening – All That Jazz: iPad Paintings by Nina Lipkowitz – Also paintings by guest artist Jordan Rando and recent work by gallery artists – On view through June 25 – Information at  518-822-0510 or www.510warrenstreetgallery.com and at www.ninalipkowitz.com3 to 6 pm – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – The Abstract Universe – Featuring Jaro’s Geometric Abstractions  – The gallery, opened by Rick Gillette in 2013, is on the second floor at 217 Warren Street and is a light-filled 3,000 sq. ft. space that showcases the  gallery owner’s interior design aesthetic, pairing fine art and furniture  – On view through the month of July – Information by e-mail to frg@frgdesignart.com or 646-483-91095:30 to 8:30 pmFRG Objects & Design /Art, Second Floor, 217 Warren Street

The Garden Ball – The 29th Annual Columbia Memorial Hospital Ball – An evening inspired by the world’s most beautiful gardens – Information and tickets at 518-828-82396:30 pm – The Point, Catskill

The Quartet – Live Jazz at The Spotty Dog – Hosted by Stuart Quimby and Otto Hauser – Join Stuart and Otto, Terence Murren, and Mark Dzubia for an intimate evening of jazz.  – Information at www.thespottydog.com or 518-671-60068 pm – The Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

The Suitcase Junket, aka Matt Lorenz, is an artist, tinkerer, swamp yankee, one-man band – From the salvaged sounds of American juke joints, back porches, honky tonks and rock clubs, The Suitcase Junket conjures an entirely new sound in this essential rock collection, called “Pile Driver.”  This full-length album of original rock anthems, mountain ballads, blues manifestos and dance hall festivity, is played on instruments built of broken bottles, twisted forks, dried bones, gas cans, shoes, saw blades, a toy keyboard, and an overhead compartment’s worth of luggage.  The Northhampton, Mass.-based indie-blues singer-songwriter brings his box of creative tricks and a brand-new load of songs from his new album.  Listen on The Suitcase Junket’s Bandcamp page: https//thesuitcasejunketbandcamp.com/album/pile-driver – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Doors open at 6 pm, show at 9 pmClub Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Botanica with DJ Ephraim Asili – Vinyl Healing & Good Vibes – Information at www.thehalfmoonhudson.com or 828-1562 – 9 pm to 2 am – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

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

Saturday-Sunday, June 3-4

“4” – A pop-up weekend art exhibit and sale – Over 100 paintings to view and purchase – Saturday: Preview from 1 to 4 pm; Opening Reception from 5 to 7 pm; Sunday: Second Chance from 1 to 4 pm – Visit the online catalog at http://46greenstreetstudios.com/4Gallery.html – Organized by the artists–Keith A. Batten, Tim Ebneth, Joseph Stabilito, and Tom McGill–with the support of 46 Green Studios at Joe’s Garage in Catskill, and Gallery at 46 Green Street in  Hudson – Starts Saturday with a preview from 1 to 4 pm at Joe’s Garage, 443 Main Street, Catskill

Sunday, June 4

The National Theatre of London / NT Live presents its production of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night – Information and reservations at 822-8448 – 1 pmTime & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

A Tribute to Sun Ra – Sun Ra (born Herman Poole Blount) was a true American visionary whose life, work, and music spanned the 20th century.  He made such a convincing case that he was not of this world, but from Saturn, that some do not refer to him as having died in 1993, but rather, that he has returned home – Sun Ra was more than a musician and bandleader.  He was a composer, poet and philosopher known for his experimental music, cosmic philosophy, prolific output, and theatrical performances.  His widely eclectic, avant-garde music eventually touched on the entire history of jazz, ranging from swing and bebop to free jazz and fusion.  For much of his career, Sun Ra led The Arkestra, an ensemble whose name implies taking refuge from the deluge afflicting the planet Earth – His influence has touched the visual arts and music, including artist Reginald Madison and the jazz groups Triage and The Late Regulars, who are part of this Tribute – “Reggie” Madison’s sculptural installation, “Heliocentric Omni Verse,” portrays Sun Ra’s band and stands from 10 to 14 feet high – Madison is primarily a painter – Triage is a jazz trio committed to creating deep, uncompromising, and relevant improvised music.  The group consists of Jarrett Gilgore on alto sax, Noah Jarrett on upright bass, and Kevin Ripley on drums playing mostly original music – The Late Regulars feature drummer Otto Hauser, bassist Terence Murren, and pianistTony Kieraldo, playing post-bop jazz and original compositions – Information and reservations at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com –Art opening at 6 pm, concert at 8 pmClub Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Next Monday, June 5

Dan Stuart & Tom Heyman – Playing songs old and new, telling stories… — Information at www.thespottydog.com or 518-671-60068 pm – The Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Pharmakon / Patrick Higgins – Higgins is an American avant-garde composer, guitarist, and producer from NYC, known for his work in experimental and contemporary classical music.  He plays guitar and composes in Zs, described by The New York Times as “one of the strongest avant-garde bands in New York.”  His work traverses the styles of the European avant-garde and the tradition of post-minimalist  Downtown New York music.  – The release date of Contact marks the ten-year anniversary of Margaret Chardiet’s project, Pharmakon. – Information at www.thehalfmoonhudson.com or 828-1562 – 8 pm to 12 midnight – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Next Tuesday, June 6

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Next Wednesday, June 7

ACE Spark Freelancer Events are presented the first Wednesday of every month, to give freelancers a chance to share their passions and meet people who can help them achieve their goals.  This month’s event is presented by the Upstate Alliance for the Creative Economy (ACE), partnering with the Columbia Economic Development Corporation and the Hudson Development Corporation – Information at – 5:30 to 7:30 pmBasilica Hudson, 110 South Front 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 beginning Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend and sometimes beyond – Roundtrip tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat  – Bicycles are allowed on the ferry if room permits – Information at hudsoncruises.comor 518-822-1014 – 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 – Don’t miss the boat!) – In Hudson, 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 through Labor Day weekend and beyond – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse are always on the route.– Information and tickets at www.HudsonCruises.com or call 888-804-9716 – Tickets may be purchased onboard, if there is room – 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.

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

All content herein copyright 2017

Ellen Thurston

ellenthurston1@gmail.com

 

 

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Art Events in Hudson NY and beyond, May 25 to May 30, 2017

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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/

Thursday, May 25

A relatively new group, Affordable Housing in Hudson, sponsors the second forum in its series on affordable housing – The forum will bring together the current providers of affordable housing in Hudson to speak on their initiatives to create and develop more units for low- and middle-income residents.  The organization encourages residents to attend the forum to “find out more about the issues at stake for all of Hudson, decisions being made now, and how you can be part of the solution.”  – The speakers include Brenda Adams from Habitat for Humanity, Jason O’Toole from the Galvan Foundation/Housing Resources, and Anthony Laulette, Executive Director of the Hudson Housing Authority/ Bliss Towers.  Peter Meyer will moderate.  The forum is coordinated by Rebecca Wolff, Tiffany Garriga, and Michael Chameides – 5 pmCommunity Room, Hudson Area Library, Galvan Armory, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

Bob Dylan Birthday Show with Pat O’Shea and Special Guests – Hudson Valley rocker Pat O’Shea hosts a tribute concert for Bob Dylan, featuring O’Shea and special guests performing a broad array of songs by the Nobel Prize-winning rock poet – Dylan celebrates his 76th birthday the day before the show. – O’Shea’s musical connections to Dylan run deep, including his six years playing guitar for the legendary Levon Helm of The Band, who formed the Dylan-influenced group after touring the world with Dylan in 1965-66. The group went on to record several albums with Dylan – O’Shea has also collaborated with longtime Dylan guitarist Larry Campbell, who served as music director for Levon Helm’s Ramble concerts  – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com  – Doors open at 6 pm, show at 8 pm Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Opening night! – Mac-Haydn Theatre, Inc. opens its 49th season of presenting professional musical theatre in its unique theatre-in-the-round – The season opens with Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, running from Thursday, May 25 through June 4. – All shows are given at least a two-week run with matinee and evening performances ; curtain times will vary. – In addition to the opening show, the season includes the following: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Anything Goes, SaturdayNight Fever, Sweeney Todd, Spamalot, and Hello Dolly, as well as a children’s theatre series. Group rates are available, as are discounts for children under 12 and seniors – The box office is open and theatregoers are urged to make their plans and order their tickets now  – Information and tickets at 518-392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org

Thursday-Sunday, May 25-28

TSL Films:

> Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary – “A thought-provoking, uplifting, powerful, and passionate film about an outside-the-box thinker whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world.”

> Last Men in Aleppo – Winner of the Grand Jury Documentary prize at the Sundance Film Festival – Follows the White Helmets, an organization comprised of ordinary citizens who are the first to rush toward explosions in the hope of saving lives. – “…heart-pounding suspense and improbable beauty…”

> Tony Conrad: Completely in the PresentA non-fiction film examining the life and works of avant-garde video artist, experimental filmmaker, musician, and educator, Tony Conrad. – The film mirrors Conrad’s own playfully radical approach to art making.

> Bang! The Bert Berns Story – Music meets the Mob in this biographical documentary, narrated by Steve Van Zandt, about the life and career of Bert Berns, the most important songwriter and record producer from the sixties that you never heard of.  His hits include Twist and Shout, Hang On Sloopy, Brown Eyed Girl, Here Comes the Night, and Piece of My Heart  He helped launch the careers to Van Morrison and Neil Diamond and produced some of the greatest soul music ever made.   .

> I Called Him MorganIn 1972, the 33-year-old jazz trumpet star Lee Morgan was shot dead by his common-law wife, Helen, during a gig at a club in New York City.  The murder sent shockwaves through the jazz community, and the memory of the event still haunts the people who knew the Morgans.  Helen served time for the crime and, following her release, retreated into obscurity.  Over 20 years later, a chance encounter led her to give a remarkable interview.

> Modern Times (1936) – A classic Charlie Chaplin film

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

Friday, May 26

Free HWM Wine Tasting – Hudson Wine Merchants holds its weekly in-store complementary tasting – In preparation for summer, this week they will be pouring (not rose’) “light body chill-able reds.” – Information at hudsonwinemerchants.com or call 528-828-6411 – 5 to 7 pmHudson Wine Merchants, 341 Warren Street

The Hudson-Athens Ferry starts regular runs this weekend and each Friday and Saturday during the summer, from 5 pm to 10:30 pm, leaving Hudson on the hour, and Athens on the half-hour.   See details under HUDSON CRUISES below.

Lily and Horn Horse, Max Hamel, Scott Kellerhouse, with Lily Konigsberg and Matt Norman performing as Horn Horse – Information at www.thespottydog.com or 518-671-60068 pm – The  Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Morgan O’Kane / Vic Thrill – Listen at http://www.morganokanemusic.com/ and http://www.victhrill.com/  – Information at www.thehalfmoonhudson.com or 828-1562 – 8 to 11 pmThe Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones  – Winner of the 2017 Ameripolitan Music Award for Rockabilly Female and named the “Best Up-and-Coming Band” by Hudson Valley Magazine, Lara & the Tones turn back the clock sixty years to the earliest days of rock ‘n’ roll—the days of Bill Haley and “Rock Around the Clock”— with a joyful immediacy that makes them seem like only yesterday. They will also be celebrating the release of their brand-new album, “Love You to Life.” – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com9 pmClub Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

FridaySunday, May 26-28

Let Me Tell You:  Tiny Books, Big Ideas – An exhibition of handmade miniature books, many made through workshops at Drop Forge & Tool – The exhibition opened on May 22 and remains on view through June 25 – Fri. from 3 to 6 pm, Sat. from 12 noon to 6 pm, Sun. from 12 noon to 5 pm, or by appointment,  or e-mail to katharine@dropforgeandtool.comDrop Forge & Tool, 442 Warren Street

Ghent Playhouse presents True West by Sam Shepard  –“A dark comedy that has become a contemporary masterpiece.” – Directed by Patrick White with Kevin Kilb, Nathaniel Drake, Stephanie Sloane, and Rob Weber – Runs on weekends through June 4 – Information and tickets available at www.ghentplayhouse.org or 800-838-3006 or 518-392-6264 – Fri & Sat at 8 pm; Sun at 2 pm – Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Road, Ghent

Saturday, May 27  

The Hudson Farmers’ Market – Columbia County’s largest (and perhaps oldest) farmers’ market is now back in its usual outdoor spot for its 21st year of operation  – New Vendors include the fishmonger Pura Vida, Dairy Direct, Atina Foods, Berkshire Mountain Distillers, and Jacuterie.   The Destino Taco Cart is also on hand. – Accepting SNAP and WIC – Note earlier starting time! –Information at http://www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com9 am to 1 pm – Parking lot at Sixth and Columbia Streets

Exhibition Openings at John Davis Gallery – A group of artists open the season with a medley of exhibitions on display in the Main Galleries, the Sculpture Garden, and the Carriage House – These six solo shows feature sculpture, photography and painting – Artists include Isidro Blasco, (Main Galleries); Weixian Jiang (Sculpture Garden), and Thaddeus Radell, Pauline Decarmo, Janice Nowinski, and Robert Simon, (Carriage House) – All on view through June 18 – Information at 518-828-5907 or by e-mail to art@johndavisgallery.com6 to 8 pmJohn Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Paper Covers Rock: Artwork by Brie Ruais / Letha Wilson – Information by email to kristen@septembergallery.com – On view through July 2 – 6 to 8 pmSeptember Gallery, 449 Warren Street, #3

The National Theatre of London / NT Live presents its production of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night – Information and reservations at 822-8448 – 7 pmTime & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Joan Buck Reveals the Price of Illusion – Author Joan Juliet Buck talks and signs copies of her memoir,The Price of Illusion – In addition, 20th-Century, Modern, and Contemporary Fine Art from the Collection of Camilla & Earl McGrath will be on view in the galleries  – Information at stairgalleries.comor 518-751-1000  – 5 to 7 pm – Stir Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Hudson River Sightseeing Cruises start this Saturday (May 27) and are available on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays during the summer months.  See details under HUDSON CRUISES below.

Hillsdale Flea Market – A variety of sellers eager to share their items with bargain hunters – Antique appraiser David Gallagher will be there from 11 am to 1 pm – The Fire Department will be offering food and beverages – Rain date is Sunday, May 28 – Early Bird entry for a fee at 8 am – Free entry from 9 am to 3 pm – Hillsdale Hamlet Park (just southwest of the intersection of Routes 22 and 23), Hillsdale

Summer in Spencertown —Welcome warm weather and kick off summer and the  Memorial Day weekend at this annual open air celebration on the village green – Features local vendors such as davistudio fine porcelain and Joseph and Connie Mondel Antiques; organic food, vegetables and plants from the Farm at Miller’s Crossing; handmade goods from Frances Culley’s Apothecary; Australian pit barbecue; animals for adoption and much more – Entertainment throughout the day by a young troupe of singing jugglers and live music by the Amy Ryan Band and Kid Kurt. – During the event, Spencertown resident Olga Moreland will display her collection of one hundred handmade afghans, many of them vintage granny squares, creating a kaleidoscope of color draped over the pews, galleries and railings of adjacent St. Peter’s Church. The event benefits Friends of St. Peter’s, a non-sectarian, nonprofit organization created to support the physical maintenance of St. Peter’s Church, erected in 1771, and an example of the classic 18th-century New England Protestant clapboard church and steeple. The church itself is always open, in the tradition of sanctuary – Current fundraising efforts are dedicated to replacing the roof. – Free admission – Rain or shine – 10 am to 3pm – The Village Green, Spencertown

Exhibition Opening – 100 Years of Collecting –– The exhibition surveys the history of the Columbia County Historical Society.  It includes CCHS institutional history, featuring early documents and significant artifacts that describe a transition from social club to an organization centered around a coherent, strong cultural focus.  Some of the Historical Society’s early acquisitions are on view for the first time in many years; other institutional documents and objects will be on exhibit for the first time.  In addition, new acquisitions, old favorites and often overlooked objects will be on display in the recently revitalized gallery spaces. – Information at http://www.cchsny.org/100-years-of-collecting.html12 noon to 4 pm – Museum Galleries, Columbia County Historical Society Museum & Library, 5 Albany Avenue, Kinderhook

The Fields Summer Opening – Art Omi introduces new works on view for the summer season – The works include: new sculptures by Tony Tasset, Tom Burr, Angela Bulloch, and Matt Wedel in The Fields; a site-specific installation by Andre Kruysen, shown with drawings by Joan Banach, in an exhibition curated by artist Folkert de Jong in the Benenson Visitors Center; and Godia Wlodarczack’s site-specific, large-scale drawing on the glass wall of the café. – At 2:30 the Artichoke Dance Company will performLiberate the Earth Dance!, an interactive performance taking place in The Fields.  The performance is the culmination of a collaboration between Operation Unite, Art Omi, and NYS Dance Force – Food will be available at Café Omi and from special guest vendors – Children will be able to enjoy art activities and a tractor ride – Free and open to the public – Information by e-mail to info@artomi.org1 to 4 pm – Art Omi, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

Exhibition Opening – Figure 2: The Sense of Being: Spencer Hall and David Paulson – “…features two artists working with what it means to be human, in both form and context….These two artists work with emotional responses to form.  Hall reaches deep to turn the self inside-out and force the unseen to be visible, while Paulson navigates from the outside in—through the surroundings, past the obvious, and into the essence of being.” – On view through July 9 – Information by e-mail to thompsongirouxgallery@gmail.com or 518-392-33364 to 6 pm – Thompson Giroux Gallery, 57 Main Street, Chatham

North Indian Bansuri Flute Raga Concert – with Eric Fraser and Ehren Hanson – Eric Fraser (Bansuri Flute) is founder of SoundandNature and the Brooklyn Raga Massive.  He is a Fulbright Senior Research scholar for Indian music and is one of the world’s leading exponents of the Gayaki (vocal) style of Indian Bansuri flute. – Ehren Hanson (Tabla) is a renowned tabla player and recipient of the prestigious American Institute for Indian Studies grant.  He is one of the most sought after tabla artists in the US, and has performed with several of the great legends of Indian classical music.  He is founder of the Anindo Chaterjee School of Tabla and the Brooklyn Raga Massive. – Information at 347-404-0140 or by e-mail to eric.bansuri.fraser@gmail.com – Suggested donation at the door – 7:30 to 9:30 pm – Mettabee Farm and Arts, 551 Harlemville Road, Hillsdale – (Five minutes from Hawthorne Valley Farm Store)

Saturday-Sunday, May 27-28

Exhibition continues– Street Photography and the urban scene:  Photographs from classic to contemporaryFeatured artists are Catskill photographer Richard Sandler (Eyes of the City), whose photographs were captured in New York City between 1970 and 1990, and the late William Hellermann (Lights at the End of the Tunnel) who in 1980, walked the night streets of New York’s Hell’s Kitchen, where he shot 35 mm Kodachrome slides.  Also featured are two portfolios:  Susan Bowen (New York Walking) and Peter Donahoe (The Nightline: A Memoir of Work)Information at 518-567-4056 or DavisOrtonGallery.com – The exhibition opened on May 20 and is on view Saturdays and Sundays through June 1811 am to 5:30 pm or by appointment

Hudson Berkshire Wine Festival – A unique, interstate festival featuring award-winning beverages from the Hudson Valley and the Massachusetts Berkshire Region – Artisans, vendors, food and music – Children’s activities – Sat from 11 am to 6 pm, Sun 11 am to 5 pm – Columbia County Fairgrounds, 182 Hudson Street, Chatham

Saturday-Monday, May 27-29

Trinity United Methodist Church Youth Group Huge! Spring Yard Sale – Lunch available – Information at 965-3273 or 755-7851 – Sat from 9 am to 4 pm, Sun from 11 am to 3 pm, Mon from 9 am to 3 pm – Trinity United Methodist Church, 555 Joslen Boulevard, Greenport

Sunday, May 28

Book Signing – Authors Joan Osofsky and Abby Adams will be signing their new book, Entertaining in the Country: Love Where You Eat – The book includes photographs by John Gruen – Information at 518-828-3430 or finchhudson.com2 to 4 pmFinch Hudson, 555 Warren Street

A Bintel Brief: Sixty Years  of Letters from the Lower Eastside to the Jewish Daily Forward – For more than eighty years the Jewish Daily Forward’s legendary advice column, “A Bintel Brief,” (Yiddish for “a bundle of letters”), dispensed shrewd, practical and fair-minded advice to its readers.  Created in 1906 to help bewildered Eastern European Jewish immigrants learn about their new country, the column also gave them a forum for seeking advice and support in the face of problems and challenges ranging from wrenching spiritual dilemmas to family squabbles, and predicaments when old world meets new.  Directed by Carol Rusoff – Features live musical accompaniment and a diverse cast of actors who will bring to life the history, the humor, and the struggle of the Jewish Immigrant experience.  Refreshments will be served following the reading.  – A free event, but reservations are recommended – Information at www.hudsonhall.org  or 518-822-14383 pmHudson Hall, Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Blotched Surface: Work by Wayne Montecalvo – On view through July 1 – Information at 518-822-8448 – 6 to 8 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Performance Night at Red Dot – Proceeds to benefit Animalkind – Hosted by Girlgantua and John Philip, with pianist Woody Regan and Special Guest, New York cabaret artist Bronwyn Rucker – Come sing, recite, or listen! – Suggested donation at the door – Information at 518-828-365710 pm to 12 midnightRed Dot, 321 Warren Street

Next Monday, May 29

Memorial Day

Next Tuesday, May 30

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com  – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pmClub Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

The Spotty Dog Trivia Night – A bi-weekly, all-nerd throwdown! – Information at www.thespottydog.com or 518-671-60066:30 pm – The  Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren 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 beginning Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend and sometimes beyond – Roundtrip tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat  – Bicycles are allowed on the ferry if room permits – Information at hudsoncruises.com or 518-822-1014 – 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 – Don’t miss the boat!) – 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 through Labor Day weekend and beyond – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse are always on the route.– Information and tickets at www.HudsonCruises.com or call 888-804-9716 – Tickets may be purchased onboard, if there is room – 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.

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Art Events in Hudson and Beyond, May 2 – May 10, 2017

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Tuesday, May 2

The Spotty Dog Trivia Night – The Spotty’s bi-weekly All-Nerd Throwdown – Free admission – Information at  www.thespottydog.com or 518-671-60066:30 pmSpotty 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 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pmClub Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Thursday, May 4

The Hudson-Chatham Outfit plays jazz at Or Gallery & Tavern every Thursday – Information at 917-873-45037 pm to 9:30 pmOr Gallery and Tavern, 35 South Third Street

Thursday-Sunday, May 4-7

TSL Films:

> The Dinner – When a popular congressman running for governor (played by Richard Gere), invites his troubled younger brother and his wife to join him and his wife for dinner at one of the town’s most fashionable restaurants, the stage is set for a tense night

> The Death of Louis XIV – Versailles, August 1715 – Back from hunting, Louis XIV feels pain in his leg.  A serious fever erupts, which marks the beginning of the agony of the greatest King of France.  Surrounded by a horde of doctors and his closest counselors who come to his bedside sensing the impending power vacuum, the Sun King struggles to run the country from his bed. – In French with English subtitles

> Finding OscarIn a forgotten massacre during Guatemala’s decades-long civil war, a young boy was spared, only to be raised by one of the very soldiers who killed his family.  Nearly thirty years after the tragedy, it will take a dedicated team to uncover the truth and bring justice to those responsible, by finding the missing boy, whose name is Oscar – In Spanish and English with English subtitles

> I, Olga Hepnarova – Olga Hepnarova was a young, lonely lesbian outsider from a cold-hearted family, who couldn’t play the part society desired of her.  Her paranoid self-examination and inability to connect with other people eventually drove her over the edge of humanity when she was only twenty-two years old.  The film shows the human being behind the murderer without glorifying or downplaying the terrible crime she committed. – In Czech with English subtitles.

> Karl Marx City – Twenty-five years after the collapse of the German Democratic Republic, filmmaker Petra Epperlein returns to the proletarian Oz of her childhood to find the truth about her father’s suicide and his rumored Stasi past….In German with English subtitles

> My Scientology Movie – Experienced in dealing with eccentric, unpalatable, and unexpected human behavior, documentarian Louis Theroux won’t take no for an answer when his request to enter the Church of Scientology’s headquarters is turned down.  Inspired by the Church’s use of filming techniques, and aided by ex-members of the organization, Theroux uses actors to replay some incidents people claim they experienced as members, in an attempt to better understand the way the Church operates.  In a bizarre twist, it becomes clear that the Church is also making a film about Louis Theroux.

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

Friday, May 5

Hudson Wine Merchants’ weekly Wine Tasting welcomes Peter Jacobi from Grand Cru Selections – Peter will be pouring several selections from around the globe perfectly suited for summer weather! – 5 to 7 pmHudson Wine Merchants, 341 Warren Street

TEEN / Miles Francis– The group is back with its strongest release to date: the third full-length of their discography, “Love, Yes.” – Information at www.thehalfmoonhudson.com or 828-1562 – 8 to 11 pm– The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

FridaySunday, May 5-7

ReActor: Encore Performance by Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley – Schweder and Shelley return to Art Omi for a three-day encore performance in ReActor, the tilting house that has been featured in The New York Times and Art Forum, and became a global viral sensation.  The architects will live in delicate balance in full view of their audience for the three-day performance, exploring the intersection of art, architecture, and social relationships – ReActor is the newest work in an experimental, performative series of “social relationship architecture” by internationally renowned architect-artist team Alex Schweder + Ward Shelley.  The 44-foot by 8-foot structure rotates 360-degrees atop a 15-foot concrete column in response to its inhabitants’ movements, exterior forces, and interior conditions, making visible the intimate relationship between architecture and its inhabitants.  ReActor is part of the 2016-17 Architecture Omi exhibition WOOD: From Structure to Enclosure. – Information at artomi.org – On view in Architecture Field 01, Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

Saturday, May 6  

Ninth Annual Hudson Children’s Book Festival – Some 75 Children’s and Young Adult authors & illustrators will be meeting their readers and selling their books – Featured Author Jack Gantos, author of forty-nine books for children from the Rotten Ralph picture books and collections of Jack Henry short stories, to upper elementary and middle school and young adult books, will be attending the festival from 10 am to 12 noon – Authors will be reading from their books in two Read to Me Corners – Award-winning author, songwriter, storyteller and peace educator, John Farrell will perform at the Festival.  John travels the world sharing stories and writing songs.  In June, he is climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa, to help a school in Zambia.  He will bring with him a banner expressing the hopes and cares of thousands of children from across the planet, including writing and art from local schools.  This session will feature area children singing with John and sharing songs they’ve helped create.  This session is for all ages – Free admission to the Festival – Also free bus transportation from downtown Hudson and Greenport traveling in a continuous loop from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm – Map available in The Register-Star – Parking is available at the M.C. Smith Intermediate building for bus pick-up –Information at hudsonchildrensbookfestival.com – Festival is from 10 am to 3 pm – Hudson Jr. /Sr. High School, 215 Harry Howard Avenue

The Hudson Farmers’ Market –The market is back in its usual outdoor spot and celebrating its Twentieth Anniversary!  – Assemblywoman Didi Barrett will be on hand to offer a proclamation and to help cut the ribbon – Favorite vendors will be there with such provisions as greens, radishes, eggs, honey, maple syrup, sauerkraut, yogurt, cheeses, pasture-raised meats, sausages and bacon, cut flowers and bedding plants, prepared foods such as quiches, soups, and pot pies, tarts and cookies. – Locally distilled gin, vodka, bourbon and rye, beers and ales are also available – New Vendors include the fishmonger Pura Vida, offering over 23 varieties of fresh, locally-caught fish, and Dairy Direct, selling milk in glass bottles, butter, crème fraiche, eleven flavors of ice cream, and other milk products.  The Destino Taco Cart is also on hand. – Note earlier starting time! – 9 am to 1 pm – Parking lot at Sixth and Columbia Streets

Exhibition Opening – CELLS: Two Hour Portraits: by Carl Grauer with a Special Opening Event of live portrait painting;  and “InsideOUTthere”: Installation by guest artist George Guarino; Also showing work by gallery artists – On view through May 28 – Information at 518-822-0510 or 510warrenstreetgallery.com3 to 6 pm510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

National Theatre of London Live screens its production of Tom Stoppard’s “brilliantly funny situation comedy,” Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead – Information and reservations at 822-8448 –1 pmTime & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Exhibition Opening – Inky Editions presents  Terry James Conrad: Builder’s Alchemy , an exhibition of sculptures and relief monoprints produced with found object presses and handmade inks. – During a nine-month fellowship at the University of Iowa, Conrad built found objects printing presses out of which he produced several unique prints.  All inks were handmade from found materials such as rock, copper, steel, oxidized metal, walnut ink, sawdust and water.  The printing process for these prints takes place over the course of several days.  The impressions and forms evolve over time.  This slow and inefficient process is in contrast with Conrad’s highly skilled and precise methods of craftsmanship.  An educator, printmaker, and sculptor. Conrad is also a carpenter—a job that requires being methodical and efficient.  In his artwork however, he decides to bring common materials into a different platform that defies their known function.  By introducing time, pressure and embossing on paper, he creates unpredictable and innovative forms, giving these materials a new “voice.”  Conrad uses print media and its language to explore process-based themes of systems, geology and architecture.– On view through June 25 –  Information at www.inkyeditions.com or 518-610-5549Reception from 5 to 7 pm – Inky Editions, 112 South Front Street (big white  building behind the Basilica)

Exhibition Opening – Carrie Haddad Gallery presents Gathering Ground, a group exhibit of figurative painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and works on paper that blur the lines between painting and photography – Artworks by artists David Koningsberg, Birgit Blyth, David Dew Bruner, and Linda Cross will be on view in the first floor galleries through June 18 –  In addition, the upstairs gallery features a solo exhibit of the latest work by Brooklyn-based photographer Anna Collette.  In this series, Collette captures vignettes of live oaks that were devastated by a flood in Central Texas – Information at carriehaddadgallery.com or 828-1915 – 5 to 7 pmCarrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street

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

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School May Day Celebration & Spring Fair – Traditional May Day dancing and music, community games, student exhibits, artisan vendors, and entertainment – Magical Puppet Tree presents The Mermaid’s Gift at 1 pm and 2 pm – Information at 672-4465 or hawthornevalleyassociation.org – 10 am to 3:30 pm – Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School, 327 County Route 21C, Ghent

The Fiery Sword of Justice, a critically acclaimed solo show written and performed by Lauren Letellier, will be presented as a benefit for the Roe Jan Library – Set in the high-octane world of NYC public relations, the show skewers big Pharma, boozy bosses, and the hilarious, harrowing similarities between dysfunctional families and corporate America – A reception follows the performance – Tickets available at eventbrite.com, or by calling 518-325-4101 – Performance at 3 pm at Ancram Opera House, 1330 County Route 7, just north of the corner of Route 82, Ancram

Beattie-Powers Place presents jazz pianist Dan Tepfer, “…one of the moment’s most adventurous and relevant musicians.”—New York Magazine – and the accolades continue to pour in!  Dan Tepfer has made an international name for himself as a pianist-composer of wide-ranging ambition, individuality and drive—“A remarkable musician” in the words of The Washington Post, and one who “refuses to set himself limits” in those of France’s Telerama.  The New York City-based Tepfer has performed with some of the leading lights in jazz, from Pharaoh Sanders to veteran saxophone luminary Lee Konitz. Reservations by email to rhoveninc@gmail.com5 pm – Beattie-Powers Place, Prospect Avenue & Bridge Street, Catskill

 

Exhibition Opening – Neumann Fine Art presents Kenneth Young: Oil PaintingsThe exhibition features some of Young’s popular urban scenes of Warren Street in Hudson which were used in two wall calendars in 2015 and 2016.  Other works include  figurative work, landscapes, and a recent seascape. – Information at www.neumannfineart.com or call 413-246-5776 – Reception at 5:30 p.m. – Neumann Fine Art, 65 Cold Water Street, Hillsdale

Saturday-Sunday, May 6-7

Basilica Farm & Flea Spring Market – Farmers, artisans, vintage collectors, chefs and makers of handmade goods will populate the annual Farm & Flea Spring Market, the little sister goddess of the large-scale Holiday Market that takes place every Thanksgiving weekend at Basilica. – With a broad variety of makers, collectors and farmers harnessing the spirit and beauty of the Hudson Valley in their own way, Spring Market becomes a dynamic weekend of celebration and renewal. The Market promotes the talents and resources within the Hudson Valley and represents its abundance and splendor – Food and drink are available during the hours of the Market.  Outdoor family activities will help keep kids busy – Information at basilicahudson.orgSaturday from 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm– Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Sunday, May 7

Fourth Annual Book It 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Claverack Free Library and the Philmont Public Library – All are invited to support the two libraries while enjoying a 5K run or walk through scenic Columbia County.  The course passes beautiful active farms and rolling hills of historic Claverack – The run/walk begins at 9 am, rain or shine, at the Churchtown Firehouse, goes north on County Route 27, turning left on Schoolhouse Road, continues on Stickles Road, then onto Millbrook Road, and then County Route 12 back to the Firehouse.  A post-race celebration at the finish line includes local refreshments, race awards, and a random prize drawing – Registration can be done in person at either library, or downloaded from www.claveracklibrary.org or www.philmontlibrary.com and mailed in, or register online at www.active.com  – There is a modest registration fee – All fitness levels are welcome – Information at www.claveracklibrary.org or www.philmontlibrary.com  – 9 am – Churchtown Firehouse, County Route 27, Churchtown

The Hudson Opera House opens the doors of the newly restored second floor performance hall with Classics on Hudson’s season of cutting-edge music starting with this concert by Brooklyn Rider.  The season features three groups of musicians who are “smashing stereotypes, electrifying audiences, and redefining the world of classical music.” – Brooklyn Rider  consists of  “four classical musicians performing with the energy of young rock stars jamming on their guitars, a Beethoven-goes-indie foray into making classical music accessible but also celebrating why it was good in the first place,” says the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. – Members of this “post-classical string quartet” are Johnny Gandelsman, violin ; Colin Jacobsen, violin; Nicholas Cords, viola; and Michael Nicolas, celloBrooklyn Rider’s Hudson debut features works by Beethoven, Glass, and Janacek, plus an original piece by violinist Colin Jacobsen –  Information at hudsonoperahouse.org or 518-822-14385 pmHudson Hall, Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Roeliff Jansen Community Library presents clarinetist Paul Green with Joe Rose on piano,  playing Klezmer classics and contemporary Klezmer-influenced pieces.  Mr. Green will discuss the pieces and how they fit into the development of Klezmer music in the United States. Since his TV debut at age 13 with Leonard Bernstein, Paul Green has blazed new paths as a clarinet soloist and lecturer.  Grounded in the classical tradition, he has pursued his passion for jazz and explored the meaning of Jewish music while maintaining his classical concert career.   He has collaborated with numerous world renowned artists and released three CDs. Joe Rose is one of the most sought after pianists and keyboard artists in the Berkshires. A master of many styles, he collaborates often with outstanding artists. Information and reservations at 518 325-4101, or go to www.roejanlibrary.org  – 5 pm – Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, approximately a mile south of the light at the Hillsdale intersection of Routes 22 and 23.

Spotty Dog Series  Authors’ Reading – Tinker Street, an art/literary journal published out of Woodstock, NY, is staging a reading to celebrate its inaugural issue – Readings will be by contributing authors Violet Snow, Sparrow, Dawn Casteel-Lorick and possible surprise guests – Issue #1 will be available for purchase.

> Dawn Casteel-Lorick has been entranced by the animal world her entire life.  She has worked in many fields, including sanctuaries, shelters, and rescue, and now is an interspecies communicator and healer.  She currently lives in Woodstock, NY and is completing a collection of nature-based writing.

> Sparrow lives in a doublewide trailer in vertiginous Phoenicia, NY with his wife Violet Snow.  Every morning Sparrow attempts to write a poem insulting Donald Trump.  Sparrow’s latest book is How to Survive the Coming Collapse of Civilization (And Other Helpful Hints).

> Violet Snow writes for The Woodstock Times and other periodicals.  Her fiction has been published in Otter Magazine and recorded for The Strange Recital podcast series. A personal essay, “First Arrest,” appeared in Pilgrimage magazine.  She is writing a book about her ancestors.

> Information at www.thespottydog.com  or 518-671-60066 pm – The Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Tear of the Clouds – A Musical Ritual for the Earth – Performances by Dust Bowl Faeries & Luis Mojica – The compositions of Dust Bowl Faeries have roots in Gypsy, klezmer, and vaudeville music.  Accordion, singing saw, ukulele, lapsteel, electric guitar and percussion combine to create the Faeries’ otherworldly sound.  The band was founded by artist-musician Ryder Cooley, co-hostess of the Helsinki Open Mic.  She is accompanied by Karen Cole, Jen DuBois and JoAnn Stevelos. – Hazel, a taxidermy sheep, performs with the Faeries as mascot spirit animal.  Luis Mojica weaves words, chants, and sounds through a loop pedal combining Baroque-style compositions with beatbox and pop percussion. – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 21+ — Doors open at 6 pm, performance at 8 pmClub Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 

Next Tuesday, May 9

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com  – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pmClub Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Next Wednesday, May 10

The Montgomery C. Smith Intermediate School Drama Club presents Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS, in part with the Columbia County Youth Theatre – The performance features several student actors from the after school program. – Directed by Eileen Maloy and Don Dolan and produced by retired teacher Edgar Acevedo – Free and open to the public – Information at 518-948-78467 pm – Auditorium, M.C. Smith Intermediate School, 102 Harry Howard Avenue

Charlie Parr / Lorkin O’Reilly / Brett Miller  – Information at www.thehalfmoonhudson.com  or 518-828-15628 to 11 pmThe Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

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

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Ellen Thurston

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Art Events in Hudson NY and beyond, April 27 to May 5, 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/

Thursday-Sunday, April 27-30

TSL Films:

> Finding OscarIn a forgotten massacre during Guatemala’s decades-long civil war, a young boy was spared, only to be raised by one of the very soldiers who killed his family.  Nearly thirty years after the tragedy, it will take a dedicated team to uncover the truth and bring justice to those responsible by finding the missing boy, whose name is Oscar – In Spanish and English with English subtitles

> I, Olga Hepnarova – Olga Hepnarova was a young, lonely lesbian outsider from a cold-hearted family, who couldn’t play the part society desired of her.  Her paranoid self-examination and inability to connect with other people eventually drove her over the edge of humanity when she was only twenty-two years old.  The film shows the human being behind the murderer without glorifying or downplaying the terrible crime she committed. – In Czech with English subtitles.

> Frantz – In the immediate aftermath of World War I, a young woman mourning the death of her fiancé, encounters a mysterious Frenchman laying flowers on her beloved’s grave – In French and German with English subtitles

> Karl Marx City – Twenty-five years after the collapse of the German Democratic Republic, filmmaker Petra Epperlein returns to the proletarian Oz of her childhood to find the truth about her father’s suicide and his rumored Stasi past….In German with English subtitles

> My Scientology Movie – Experienced in dealing with eccentric, unpalatable, and unexpected human behavior, documentarian Louis Theroux won’t take no for an answer when his request to enter the Church of Scientology’s headquarters is turned down.  Inspired by the Church’s use of filming techniques, and aided by ex-members of the organization, Theroux uses actors to replay some incidents people claim they experienced as members, in an attempt to better understand the way the Church operates.  In a bizarre twist, it becomes clear that the Church is also making a film about Louis Theroux.

> After the Storm – A struggling novelist, now working as a private detective under the pretense of doing research, attempts to reconcile with his aging mother, ex-wife, and eleven-year-old-son.  As a typhoon passes, they end up spending the night together in his mother’s Tokyo apartment, but things don’t go well for this fractured family. In Japanese with English subtitles.

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

The Bridge Street Theatre presents the world premiere of Kieron Barry’s play The Official Adventures of Kieron and Jade – Barry will be remembered for the 2012 production of his hit play, Tomorrow in the Battle, at Stageworks Hudson, hailed by The Albany Times-Union  as “one of the most remarkable pieces of theatre in recent memory.” – Kieron and Jade, his current play, is described as a “1930s style screwball comedy.” – It is directed by John Sowle – Information and reservations at http://official.brownpapertickets.com or call 800-838-3006, or contact the theatre at 518-943-3818 – This is the last weekend of the play, presented on Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 pm; Sunday matinee at 2 pm – Bridge Street Theatre, 44 West Bridge Street, Catskill

Friday, April 28

Greg Brown  – This singer-songwriter is one of the titans of the new-folk movement of the early-mid 1980s, a mostly acoustic, back-to-the-roots movement that rebelled against the slick folk-rock of the previous decade.  Along with the likes of Patty Larkin, John Gorka, and Shawn Colvin, Brown has remained one of its leading lights, and his contemporaries paid tribute to his legacy on the 2002 album, “Going Driftless: An Artist’s Tribute to Greg Brown,” which featured guest vocals by Ani DiFranco, Gillian Welch, Lucinda Williams, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Shawn Colvin. – Brown is known as much for his portraits of small-town America and the characters who reside there as for his gruff vocals that belie a kindness and generosity of spirit – Information and tickets at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com9 pmClub Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Blackout Dark Dance Party – Blackout is Hudson’s Dark Dance party on the last Friday of every month – Post Punk, Goth, Synth, EBM, Industrial, New  Wave, etc. – Resident DJ and Projections by ChaDD – No cover – Information at http://www.orgalleryandtavern.com  – 9 pmOR Gallery & Tavern, 35 South Third Street

For the Love of House – DJ Tedd Patterson – Information at www.thehalfmoonhudson.com or 828-1562 – 9 pm to 2 am – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

The Passing of Arthur – Told by The Third World Collective and hosted by The Actors’ Ensemble – Taken from Alfred Lord Tennyson’s collection of narrative poems about the Arthurian legend The Idylls of the King. – Performed by Seamus Maynard and Meaghan Witri – The performance is followed by an optional conversation with the actors – Suggested donation at the door – Information at spencertownacademy.org7:30 pm – Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

Saturday, April 29  

The Hudson Farmers’ Market –The market is back in its usual outdoor spot!  Favorite vendors will be on hand offering such provisions as greens, radishes, eggs. honey, maple syrup, sauerkraut, yogurt, cheeses, pasture-raised meats, sausages and bacon, breads, quiches, soups, pot pies and other prepared foods, tarts and cookies, cut flowers, bedding plants. – Locally distilled gin, vodka, bourbon and rye, beers and ales  – Bob Sheets will be sharpening knives, scissors, shears and loppers while you shop – (Coming soon: new vendors including fishmonger Pura Vida, Dairy Direct, Berkshire Mountain Distillers, Jacuterie, Cooperstown Cheese, Atina Foods and Destino Taco Cart.) – Note earlier starting time! – 9 am to 1 pm – Parking lot at Sixth and Columbia Streets

Geek & Sundry’s International Tabletop Day hosted by House Rules Café –An annual celebration of all tabletop games–RPG, card, board, etc.  Established in 2013, Tabletop Day is a great way to not only share your love of games, but also to learn about new games.  House Rules staff and friends of the café will be teaching and demoing games from the café library—everything from Africana to Zombies –  Space is limited, so arrive early and put your name on the list for one of the events –– 1nformation at the House Rules facebook page – Drop in any time from 10 am to 8 pmHouse Rules Café, 757 Columbia Street

Hudson Valley People’s Climate March in Hudson – Hudson Resistence invites residents of the Hudson Valley and the Capital Region to join the march – On April 29th citizens across the United States and the rest of the world will be marching, demonstrating and standing up for our planet, supporting clean energy jobs, and calling for a just future for all.  Be part of a global movement by joining more than a million people around the globe to fight for a cleaner, healthier future.  The largest march will be in Washington, DC, as it should be.  That is where Donald Trump and his Republican allies are rolling back environmental regulations that scientists and citizens know were not even enough to begin with – Info at.hudsonresistance.blogspot.com/

Schedule: 11 am – Rally in the Public Square (Seventh Street Park) at Seventh & Warren Streets – Speakers include: Ned Sullivan from Scenic Hudson; Assemblywoman Didi Barrett; Will Yandik, fourth generation farmer and environmental activist; Michelle O’Leary, from the NY Water Project in Hoosick Falls; and Karen Frishkoff from the Columbia County Chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby – The Hudson Dusters will perform  – 12 noon – March down Warren Street to Front Street – 1 pm: Join the Meetup at the solar array behind Basilica Hudson/Kite’s Nest, 110 South Front Street to learn even more.

Exhibition Opening – Joseph Haske: Paintings – On view through May 21 – Information at 828-5907 or art@johndavisgallery.com6 to 8 pmJohn Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD presents its production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin Information and reservations at 822-8448 –12:55 pmTime & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Claverack Library Community Game Day – Friends of the Claverack library is hosting a Community Game Day series beginning this Saturday at the Claverack Dutch Reformed Church from 1 to 5 pm – Other Game Days will be on May 21 and June 18, also at the church – If the series is successful, the library will host more in the future.  Everyone is welcome and may bring games of their own, and a snack to share.  Drinks and paper products will be provided – Several new games will be taught, including “Mystery at Hogwarts,” the “Oregon Trail” and “Escape.”  Classic board games will also be available.  For a full list of games being taught, to sign up to learn one, and for more information, call 518-851-71201 to 5 pm – at Dutch Reformed Church, Route 9H, Claverack

The acclaimed Neave Trio performs Debussy, Foote, and Dvorak – The Trio has built an international reputation not only for superb musicianship, but for its mission to create new pathways to bring classical music to a wider audience – Information and reservations by email to rhoveninc@gmail.com5 pm – Beattie-Powers Place, Prospect Avenue & Bridge Street,  Catskill

Grammy Winner Malcolm Cecil’s 80th Birthday Bash Concert – Featuring legendary jazz bassist Dave Holland with special guests Amy Bateman, Marvin “Bugalu” Smith, Patrice Dalton, George DeLeon, John Esposito, Rob Petrides, Charlie Apicella, and Jose Cuevas – Information and tickets at 518-828-4181, ext. 0 – 7:30 pm – Arts Center Theater, Columbia-Greene Community College, 4400 Route 23, Greenport

Saturday-Sunday, April 29-30

The Third Annual 24-Hour Drone: Experiments in Sound and Music – Featuring PHURPA, the Russian-based musical collective and performance group of ritual musicians upholding performative practices from the Bon—one of the oldest Buddhist traditions from Tibet – “Drones, or sustained tones shaped by voice or instrumentation, transcend time, genre and music itself.  The 24-Hour Drone is an immersive event and all-encompassing experience…a roving, international series presented by Basilica Hudson and Le Guess Who?, in collaboration with Second Ward Foundation and Wave Farm/WGXC, featuring musicians and sound artists experimenting within the spectrum of drone.  The initial lineup includes Victoria Keddie & Scott Kiernan ESP TV Unit 11 Residency project with Rose Kallal and Katherine Bauer; return of the Quelque Show Montreal DRONE block, curated by DRONE alum Jessica Moss; Endurance Reading of Testimonies of Mother Ann Lee presented by the Shaker Museum/Mount Lebanon; composer Phil Kline; and Bonnie Kane – Go to basilicahudson.org for latest additions – 24-Hour Drone will start with a bang, in tandem with the Hudson version of the People’s Climate March, and will end on a high note, with the WGXC Record and Media Fair in Basilica’s Back Gallery.” – Information at basilicahudson.org – From 12 noon on Saturday to 12 noon on SundayBasilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

16th Annual Sean’s Run Weekend – Produced in memory of Sean Patrick French, a 17-year old high school junior, community volunteer, honor student, and record-setting athlete at Chatham High School, who lost his life on January 1, 2002, as a passenger in a drunk driving car crash. For fifteen years, the money raised at Sean’s Run from sponsorships, donations and participant registration fees has been given to support two specific areas of interest: Scholarships to deserving high school students; and grants to schools and youth groups to implement programs to combat underage drinking, impaired driving and lax use of seatbelts by teenagers.  Since 2002, 173 grants totaling $208,266 have been given to school groups and community-based organizations in the region to support these areas of interest.  Sean’s Run events include:

On Saturday: 10-mile, 20-mile, and 50-mile Bike Rides; a Zumbathon;  and Jaime’s Race for People with Special Needs – On Sunday: 5K Run/Walk, Meghan’s Mile Run/Walk, a Prevention Education Expo, Presentation of Scholarships & Grants; and the World Championship Battle of the Belts –  For information, registration, and schedule go to www.SeansRun.com – Bike Rides start at Chatham Fairgrounds, most other events at Chatham High School – All events start and end in Chatham

 

Sunday, April 30

WGXC Record & Media Fair – Featuring eclectic vinyl, CDs, cassette tapes, DVDs, plus books, musical instruments and radio-related ephemera – The Fair features more than 30 tables of merchandise from more than 20 vendors, including WGXC’s own table, featuring a tremendous variety of affordably priced records and CDs of all genres, many available for just $1 – Diggers will be deeply rewarded for arriving early. – A number of tables will be occupied by familiar WGXC programmers – The Fair overlaps Basilica Hudson’s 24-Hour Drone: Experiments in Sound and Music, which gathers hundreds of serious music fans for a 24-hour festival. –  Food and beverage is available on the Basilica grounds throughout the day. – At the conclusion of the broadcast of 24-Hour Drone at 12 noon, tune into WGXC 90.7FM to hear a round robin of WGXC DJs and vendors live from the Fair – Admission to the Record & Media Fair is free for attendees of 24-Hour Drone – For those not attending Drone, early-bird admission, from 10 am to 11 am, is $15; regular admission, from 11 am to 5 pm, is $3.  Admission and table fees benefit creative community radio station WGXC 90.7 FM – Information at wgxc.org or 697-7400 – 10 am to 5 pm Basilica Hudson, Back Gallery, 110 South Front Street

Serious Fun – with Very Young Composers Classics on Hudson & the Hudson Opera House present a family concert that combines great classical music with a chance to hear some of the Very Young Composers, a program created by composer, educator, and bassist Jon Deak to answer the question: “What is children’s’ music?” – Very Young Composers promotes the innate creativity of children, gives them a sense of empowerment, and inspires them to tap into their own creative spirit.  This performance will feature original works by several young composers, all from  6 to 10 years old.  Flutist Eugenia Zukerman (Director of Classics on Hudson) and Mr. Deak will accompany the students and play some of their pieces alongside them, as well as more recognizable work. – Information and reservations at hudsonoperahouse.org or call 518-822-14383 pm – West Room, Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

The Backdoor Boys, aka Kevin Weldon & Craig Cunningham, present their new cabaret show, Bring on the Men to benefit the Hudson Pride Foundation – In the show they will draw on material from the musical theater, pre-rock pop standards, and the counterculture music scene – Information and tickets at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 21 and over – Doors open at 5 pm, show goes on at 7 pm Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Thomas Cole National Historic Site Opening Day – Opening of The Parlors: An Immersive Experience in the Main House and the Sanford Gifford exhibition, Sanford R. Gifford in the Catskills in the New Studio – Curator’s Talk by Kevin Avery, Senior Research Scholar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 2 pm at Temple Israel, adjacent to the Thomas Cole Site – Reservations for the talk at 943-7465 or thomascole.org – Free admission throughout the historic site from 11 am to 2 pm – Thomas Cole National  Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill

Bend the Knotted Oak Chamber Music Concert: Four musicians, seven hands – Hosted by Uel Wade – In its latest example of unique programming, BKO Chamber Music will present solo piano music for left hand alone, string trios, and a quartet that combines it all.  The performers include BKO regulars: Mitsuko Suzuki, violin; Ron Carbone, viola; Robert Reed, cello; and artistic director/pianist Uel Wade – Information at spencertownacademy.org – 2 pm – Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

Next Monday, May 1

The Mac-Haydn Theatre Box Office opens for its 2017 season, taking orders for single tickets, season subscriptions and groups, for all seven musicals as well as the three Mac-Haydn Children’s Theatre productions and Mac-Haydn Monday shows – The theatre opens its 49th season on May 25 with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, followed by Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Anything Goes, Saturday Night Fever, Sweeney Todd, Spamalot, and the season closer, Hello, Dolly! – The children’s shows will be The Trials of Alice in Wonderland, Hi, Ho Robin Hood, and The Wizard of Oz. – Order tickets online at any time at www.machaydntheatre.org or call the box office at 392-9292 – The pre-season box office is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Next Tuesday, May 2

Spotty Dog Trivia Night – The Spotty’s bi-weekly All-Nerd Throwdown – 6:30 pmSpotty 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

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

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Ellen Thurston

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Art Events in Hudson NY, April 20 to April 25, 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/

Thursday. April 20

Exploring the Music of the Erie Canal with Dave Ruch – To celebrate the Bicentennial of the Erie Canal, the Greenport Historical Society hosts a musical evening featuring Dave Ruch, performer and researcher of historical and traditional music.  The program features songs, stories and dance pieces from the workers, captains, passengers and crew of “Clinton’s Ditch,” along with related material from the Great Lakes and the Hudson River areas.  Dave Ruch is a Public Scholar for the New York State Council for the Humanities, a writer for The Huffington Post, and a member of the New York State Historical Association, the Canal Society of New York State, the New York Folklore Society and the Western New York Association of Historical Agencies. The program is free and open to the public –Information by email to  info@greenporthistoricalny.org7 pm – The Falls, 158 Union Turnpike (Route 66), Greenport

The Hudson-Chatham Outfit plays jazz at Or Gallery & Tavern every Thursday – Information at 917-873-45037 pm to 9:30 pm Or Gallery and Tavern, 35 South Third Street

Thursday-Sunday, April 20-23

TSL Films:

> Frantz – In the immediate aftermath of World War I, a young woman mourning the death of her fiancé, encounters a mysterious Frenchman laying flowers on her beloved’s grave – In French and German with English subtitles

> Karl Marx City – Twenty-five years after the collapse of the German Democratic Republic, filmmaker Petra Epperlein returns to the proletarian Oz of her childhood to find the truth about her father’s suicide and his rumored Stasi past….In German with English subtitles

> My Scientology Movie – Experienced in dealing with eccentric, unpalatable, and unexpected human behavior, documentarian Louis Theroux won’t take no for an answer when his request to enter the Church of Scientology’s headquarters is turned down.  Inspired by the Church’s use of filming techniques, and aided by ex-members of the organization, Theroux uses actors to replay some incidents people claim they experienced as members, in an attempt to better understand the way the Church operates.  In a bizarre twist, it becomes clear that the Church is also making a film about Louis Theroux.

> Neruda – In 1948 the Cold War reached Chile – In congress, Senator, and poet, Pablo Neruda accuses the government of betrayal and is swiftly impeached.  He is to be arrested, but tries to flee the country and is forced into hiding.  In this story of persecution, Neruda recognizes his own heroic possibilities—a chance to become both a symbol for liberty and a literary legend.  In French and Spanish with English subtitles.

> After the Storm – A struggling novelist, now working as a private detective under the pretense of doing research, attempts to reconcile with his aging mother, ex-wife, and eleven-year-old-son.  As a typhoon passes, they end up spending the night together in his mother’s Tokyo apartment, but things don’t go well for this fractured family. In Japanese with English subtitles.

> The Lure – “In this bold, genre-defying horror-musical mashup, a pair of carnivorous mermaid sisters are drawn ashore in an alternate 1980s Poland to explore the wonders and temptations of life on land.  Their tantalizing siren songs and other worldly aura make them overnight sensations as nightclub singers in the half-glam, half-decrepit fantasy world of director Smoczynska’s imagining.  In a visceral twist on Hans Christian Andersen’s original Little Mermaid tale, one sister falls for a human, and as the bonds of sisterhood are tested, the lines between love and survival are blurred.”  In Polish with English subtitles.

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

The Bridge Street Theatre presents the world premiere of Kieron Barry’s play The Official Adventures of Kieron and Jade – Barry will be remembered for the 2012 production of his hit play, Tomorrow in the Battle, at Stageworks Hudson, hailed by The Albany Times-Union  as “one of the most remarkable pieces of theatre in recent memory.” – Kieron and Jade, his current play, is described as a “1930s style screwball comedy.” – It is directed by John Sowle – Information and reservations at http://official.brownpapertickets.comor call 800-838-3006, or contact the theatre at 518-943-3818 – The play is being presented on Thursdays through Sundays for two consecutive weeks: Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2 pm – Bridge Street Theatre, 44 West Bridge Street, Catskill

Friday, April 21

Free HWM Tasting – Hudson Wine Merchants’ Isabel Newlin will be pouring “several expressive summer wines from small growers.” – Information at 828-6411 or hudsonwinemerchants.com5 to 7 pm – 341 Warren Street

Artists & Friends Community Potluck Dinner – Visual artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians, and others come together to share thoughts, conversation, artwork and a meal.  All are welcome – This week all artists are invited to share their work, so bring your artwork, sculpture, music, etc. and talk about what you are up to with other artists – The evening will be hosted by Sherry Stevens and Dan Rupe.  Pizza will be furnished by Christine and Michael Hales (who will be out of town!) so attendees are urged to bring salads, or other main dishes, or desserts – If you would like to show your work at next month’s meeting, please contact artistspotluck@gmail.com – The Potluck is held the third Friday of each month – 6 pmSenior Center, Second Floor, Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

Friday-Saturday, April 21-22

Copake Auction’s 26th Annual Antique & Classic Bicycle Auction – Features a Swap Meet on Friday  and a Slide Show of unexpected, humorous and whimsical early cycling photographs from the Lorne Shields’ collection ; The Saturday Auction at 9 amfeatures the Bob Trimble Collection and Part II of the Jim Carpenter Collection – Information at 518-329-1142 or copakeauction.comThursday & Friday, Gallery Preview from 11 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 8 to 9 am; Friday Swap Meet from 6 am ‘til dusk – Free admission for buyers, vendor fee required; Slide Show at 1:30 pmSaturday – Auction starts at 9 am; Ten Mile Ride through beautiful Columbia County countryside leaves the parking lot at 3 pm –  Copake Auction, 266 Route 7A, Copake

Saturday, April 22  

The Hudson Farmers’ Market –The market is back in its usual outdoor spot!  Favorite vendors will be on hand offering such provisions as greens, eggs. cheeses, meats, sausages and bacon, breads, quiches, soups, pot pies and other prepared foods, tarts and cookies,  cut flowers and flowers in pots, and more – 10 am to 1 pmParking lot at Sixth and Columbia Streets

 

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD presents its production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin Information and reservations at 822-8448 –12:55 pmTime & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

 

Kea Carpets & Kilims celebrates the launch of the new Flatweave Collection by Ptolemy Mann.   Launching in New York for the first time this spring, Kea will be showing rugs from Ptolemy’s existing collection, including some new designs and runners.  Craftsmanship lies at the heart of these rugs–exquisite hand-dyed and woven flat weaves with a focus on “Gelim,” an ancient technique from northern Iran which consists of dip dyed weft threads woven in careful harmony to create gentle grades of ikat color.  A weaver and dyer of textile artworks herself, Ptolemy has transferred her knowledge of hand weaving to the art of rug weaving.  Relishing the glorious colors of India, the result is a collection of chromatically elegant and modern flat weaves.  Uniquely double sided and beautifully woven, they feel like artworks that are perfect for both wall and floor. – On view through April 29 – Information at 917-952-1654 or  by email to info@keacarpetsandkilims.com  – 5 pm Kea Carpets and Kilims, 238 Warren Street

Sixteenth Annual International Community Dinner – A family-friendly potluck meal, plus socializing and an entertaining program of international music and dance – Traditional dishes prepared by members of diverse national and ethnic groups living in the local area will be shared. – A great way to meet and get to know your neighbors – Admission is an offering of your choice of an ethnic food dish from your kitchen, large enough to feed from 8 to 12 people, or a $$ donation at the door.  Information at 929-1726 or 392-5892 or go to https://facebook.com/HudsonInternationalDinner – 5 to 8 pm – The Hudson Lodge (formerly The Elks Lodge), 601 Union Street (at the southern end of Sixth Street)

Witches Performance Night – In conjunction with the current exhibition – Featuring Ryder Cooley, Sarah Falkner, Pam Grossman, Melinda Kiefer, Shanekia McIntosh, Phaedras, and Laurel Sparks – Information at septembergallery.com6 to 8 pmSeptember Gallery, #3, 449 Warren Street

Tragic Instant – Presented by Instar Lodge at Basilica Back Gallery for the month of April –Seven artists (and friends) converse multi-disciplinary works that explore the strange urgency of instants.  Curated by Sonia Corina – There will be many opportunities for dialogue with performances, dinner conversations, and open house discussions.  This week: A Seat at the Table—an Inter-faith/ Intersectional/ Secular Passover Seder/ Persian New Year Feast/ and Easter celebration  — 7 pm (RSVP required)  – Back Gallery,  Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

National Theatre of London Live screens its production of Tom Stoppard’s “brilliantly funny situation comedy,” Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead – Information and reservations at 822-8448 –7 pmTime & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

HRC Showcase Theatre presents a staged reading of Up from Stardom by Lawrence DuKore –The play takes place in Hollywood in 1944, where a middle-aged white reporter falls for a young black actress in segregated America.  What are their chances?  Barbara Waldinger, Artistic Director of HRC Showcase, directs a cast of professional actors including Phillip X. Levine, Robert Meksin, Sadrina Renee, and Kim Wafer.  Bob Pagnani 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 pmAuditorium, First Reformed Church of Hudson, 52 Green Street

Bridget Kearney – Best known as a member of the soul-pop sensation Lake Street Dive, Bridget Kearney is stepping out on her own this spring, hitting the road in the wake of the release of her first solo effort, “a wry, big-hearted pop album”…While still a student at the New England Conservatory of Music, Kearney won the grand prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, a harbinger of things to come. – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com9 pmClub Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

A night of 60s soul, pop and rock ‘n’ roll with DJ Sheila B. – Record collector and DJ Sheila Burgel has spent most of her life in the dusty old record shops of New York, Tokyo, London, and Paris, in pursuit of the liquorice-black vinyl that has been the foundation for much of her work as a DJ, music historian, compilation producer, and radio host.  She has produced and written the liner notes for several compilations …She DJs her record collection at parties and events worldwide and currently hosts “Sophisticated Boom Boom” on WFMU, the longest running freedom radio station in the US. – Information at http://thehalfmoonhudson.com/events/  or 828-1562 – 9:30 pm to 1:30 amThe Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Martin Van Buren National Historic Site opens for the 2017 visitor season – Tours of the Van Buren mansion will be given on the weekend at 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm through May 14.  Full-time operations begin on May 20 and run through  October 31, when tours will be given more frequently,.  – There is no admission fee charged to tour Lindenwald, the Van Buren mansion – Visitors may sign up for a tour at the Visitor Center located across Old Post Road from the visitor parking lot – To learn about special events and recreational trails on the site, go to www.nps.gov/mava or call 518-758-9689 ext. 2008 – Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, 1013 Old Post Road, Kinderhook

Habitat for Humanity’s Restore EcoFair – Tons of Fun!  Expert green advice, demonstrations, local farm products, local food, live music, crafts, a raffle and a Silent Auction, and much more! – 10 am to 4 pm – Hudson ReStore, 829 Route 66, Claverack (near intersection with Route 9-H)

The Chancellor’s Sheep & Wool Showcase 2017 – A family festival that celebrates historic fiber arts, culture, and craft. – A day of demonstrations, exhibitions, music, and food –  Includes a shopping concourse featuring over 30 skilled artisans and local craftspeople –Activities include spinning, dyeing, knitting and weaving—all planned to spark the interest of young and old alike – Herding and sheep shearing, using three different historic techniques, form the centerpiece of the action – Crafts for kids – 18th century reenactors, and live traditional music all in one beautiful location – Information at 537-6622 or www.friendsofclermont.org/sheep-wool11 am to 4 pm – Clermont State Historic Site, 87 Clermont Avenue, Germantown (off Route 9G)

Lost Catskill – Catskill historian Ted Hilscher returns with his presentation of early photos of Catskill buildings that are gone forever–victims of fire or the wrecking ball – Hilscher is a wonderful custodian of local history, and his library of historic photographs is a must for lovers of historic Catskill –  Information at beattiepowersplace.blogspot.com – Reservations by email to rhoveninc@gmail.com2 pm – Beattie-Powers Place, Prospect & Bridge Street, Catskill

Concerts at Camphill Ghent presents Remembrance & Celebration, a unique collaboration between faculty and students from the Bard Conservancy of Music, guest Composer Larry Wallach, and Gili Melamed-Lev, the Camphill Ghent concert series artistic director – The performance includes Dvorak’s Piano Quintet in A Major, Beethoven’s String Trio in C Minor Op. 9 No. 3, and Larry Wallach’sString Quartet, to be introduced by the composer – The musicians include Bard Conservatory of Music director and cellist Robert Martin, faculty member and violist Marka Gustavsson, violinists Shuang Yang and Tianpei Ai, students from the Bard Conservatory of Music, and pianist and concert series artistic director Gili Melamed-Lev – A reception follows the performance – Information and reservations at 392-2760 or www.camphillghent.org  – 3 pm – Culture Hall, Camphill Ghent, 2542 Route 66, Ghent

Frederic Church’s Artistic Process – Olana launches its 2017 program season with an illustrated lecture by Caroline O’Connell from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City on Church’s artistic process leading up to his paintings. The exploration of his methods and inspirations will include his trips to Maine in the 1850s.  Rarely seen sketches and studies from archival storage at the Cooper Hewitt will be seen.  O’Connell has selected works that provide an intimate journey into Church’s personal communion with nature and his moments as an artist struggling to get it right.  The lecture is intended to “set the stage” for Olana’s forthcoming exhibition OVERLOOK: Teresita Fernandez Confronts Frederic Church at Olana which opens to the public on May 14. – This event is appropriate for ages 12 and up – Information and advance registration  at 828-1872 or www.olana.org/education  – 4 pm – Wagon House Education Center, Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G, Greenport

Saturday-Sunday, April 22-23

Stair Galleries Fine Arts Exposition Auction – English, Continental and American Fine Art, Furniture & Decorations – Property from the Collection of Ambassador and Mrs. Joseph Verner Reed, Jr. and property from the Collection of Mr. & Mrs. James R. Houghton, The Field, Corning, NY – Online catalogue at stairgalleries.com  – Information at  751-1000 – 11 am each day – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

The Hudson Valley Choral Society presents its Spring Concert, featuring Schubert’s Mass in G and selections from Handel’s Messiah– Conducted by Gretchen Rueckheim – Information at 794-9831 or 828-3698 – Saturday at 7:30 pm. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 6 Sylvester Street, Kinderhook; Sunday at 3:30 pm at Christ Church Episcopal, 431 Union Street, Hudson

Sunday, April 23

Gabriel Tajeu performs for this Columbia-Greene Humane Society fundraising event – Growing up in a household that appreciated diverse music, he was provided a mash up of influences across the spectrum from Stevie Wonder and Earth, Wind, & Fire, to Miles Davis and Frank Sinatra.  Gabriel will be presenting his songs acoustically in a stripped-down fashion, and sharing some of the inspirations and stories behind the songs, and also playing some of his favorite covers, in this fundraiser for the Humane Society – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Doors open at 5 pm, show goes on at 7 pmClub Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

The Fabulous Versatones – This five-man local band plays for dancing and general fooling around – Information at 828-1562 or http://thehalfmoonhudson.com/events/ – Music and dancing from 7 to 9ish pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Next Tuesday, April 25

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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Ellen Thurston

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Art Events in Hudson NY, April 13 to April 18, 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/

The Bedroom – An immersive installation experience by The Women Artist Team (TWAT) has transformed this Chatham gallery from an ordinary white cube into a totally black room – The collaborative exhibition is the work of nearly forty women artists from all over the United States and beyond.  On view through May 6.  In keeping with the collaborative nature of The Women Artist Team, events related to the subject matter of the exhibition will take place during the run of the show.  On Saturday, April 15, the gallery will host a video screening from 12 noon to 5 pm at House Rules Café, 757 Columbia Street, Hudson, followed by a panel discussion at 5:30 pm, and a gaming event. – Wisebodies of Chatham will host a tour of The Bedroom and a writing workshop at a date to be announced – There will be readings and performances at the closing on May 6 from 4 to 7 pm – Information at 764-8989 – Joyce Goldstein Gallery, 16 Main Street, Chatham

Thursday. April 13

The Hudson-Chatham Outfit plays jazz at Or Gallery & Tavern every Thursday – Information at 917-873-45037 pm to 9:30 pmOr Gallery and Tavern, 35 South Third Street

ProJam #19 – A night of the region’s best blues musicians including Pat O’Shea,Vito Petroccitto, Jay Collins, Pat Perkinson, Sonny Rock  and other Hudson Valley pro touring musicians sitting in – This is a Sonny Rock-Gary McKeever Production – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com8 pmClub Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Showtime Goma & Nancy Feast/Alexandra Schmidt, Jennifer Vanilla, & Annie Bielski – Showtime Goma and Nancy Feast is a special, live only, collaboration that features music from two solo projects:  Nancy Feast (Teeny Lieberson of the band TEEN) and Showtime Goma (Jen Goma of the band A Sunny Day in Glasgow).  Two performers in conversation and collaboration, melding music and performance, figuring it all out before your very eyes.  Funny at times, moving at times, but always highly entertaining – PLUS experimental comedy with Annie Bielski, Jennifer Vanilla, and Alexandra Schmidt – Information at 828-1562 or http://thehalfmoonhudson.com/events/  – 8 pm to 12 midnight – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Faso’s Town Hall – A WMHT-TV Special Edition of New York Now—A Town Hall with Congressman John FasoNew York Now’s Managing Editor Matt Ryan and Casey Seiler of The Times Union will moderate this special Town Hall meeting with Congressman John Faso (R – Kinderhook) –  The program will be broadcast live from WMHT studios in Troy and aired on WMHT-TV in the Hudson area and WSKG in Binghamton (if you happen to be there) and will also be livestreamed at wmht.org, nynow.org and WMHT’s Facebook page – Questions can be directed to WMHT during the Town Hall by using #FasoTownHall on Facebook and Twitter.  The livestream will include an additional 15 minutes of web-exclusive Q&A.  – 8 to 9 pm – WMHT-TV, Channel 2 on Mid-Hudson Cable

Thursday-Sunday, April 13-16

TSL Films:

> Neruda – In 1948 the Cold War reached Chile – In congress, Senator, and poet, Pablo Neruda accuses the government of betrayal and is swiftly impeached.  He is to be arrested, but tries to flee the country and is forced into hiding.  In this story of persecution, Neruda recognizes his own heroic possibilities—a chance to become both a symbol for liberty and a literary legend.  In French and Spanish with English subtitles.

> After the Storm – A struggling novelist, now working as a private detective under the pretense of doing research, attempts to reconcile with his aging mother, ex-wife, and eleven-year-old-son.  As a typhoon passes, they end up spending the night together in his mother’s Tokyo apartment, but things don’t go well for this fractured family. In Japanese with English subtitles.

> The Lure – “In this bold, genre-defying horror-musical mashup, a pair of carnivorous mermaid sisters are drawn ashore in an alternate 1980s Poland to explore the wonders and temptations of life on land.  Their tantalizing siren songs and other worldly aura make them overnight sensations as nightclub singers in the half-glam, half-decrepit fantasy world of director Smoczynska’s imagining.  In a visceral twist on Hans Christian Andersen’s original Little Mermaid tale, one sister falls for a human, and as the bonds of sisterhood are tested, the lines between love and survival are blurred.”  In Polish with English subtitles.

> The Salesman – After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad and Rana, a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment.  However, once relocated, a sudden eruption of violence linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple’s life, creating a simmering tension between husband and wife.  In Persian with English subtitles.

> ApprenticeWhen ambitious young correctional officer Aiman is transferred to the country’s highest-security prison, he catches the attention of the seasoned chief executioner Rahim.  Aiman’s desire to become the hangman’s apprentice is not only professional but born of an unspeakable urge to reconnect with a past that haunts him.  In English and Malay with English subtitles.

> Simone de Beauvoir – Two interviews illuminate the historic role and personality of Simone de Beauvoir, the novelist and philosopher who paved the way for Second-Wave Feminism.  In a 1959 interview, de Beauvoir explains her existentialism and theories on atheism and free love.  In the second 1975 interview about her book, The Second Sex, de Beauvoir speaks with conviction about feminism and its future.  In French with English subtitles

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

Friday, April 14

Free HWM Tasting – Hudson Wine Merchants’ Ellen Boyce will be opening several excellent wine selections for Easter celebrations – Come have a taste – Information at 828-6411 or hudsonwinemerchants.com5 to 7 pm – 341 Warren Street

Special Event – Bread & Puppet Theater presents its production of FAUST 3 Information and reservations at 822-8448 –  Benefit Supper at 6:30 pm; Performance at 7:30 pmTime & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

The Roughouts with Miss Maybell and Slimpickens – A mini-festival of regional Americana and honky-tonk performers hosted by Seth “Sauerkraut” Travin – Featuring country-roots and old=time sounds from the Roughouts and old-jazz, ragtime and blues from Miss Maybell & Slimpickins – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com9 pm Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Saturday, April 15  

The Hudson Winter Farmers’ Market –The market moves outside on April 22!  Meanwhile, the indoor market is still going strong, with favorite vendors offering such provisions as wonderful greens, eggs. cheeses, meats, sausages and bacon, breads, quiches, soups, pot pies and other prepared foods, tarts and cookies, Passover and Easter cakes, cut flowers, flowers in pots, and blooming  branches and more – 10 am to 1 pm601 Union Street, at the southern end of Sixth Street

Exhibition Opening – Tragic Instant – Presented by Instar Lodge at Basilica Back Gallery for the month of April –Seven artists (and friends) converse multi-disciplinary works that explore the strange urgency of instants.  There will be many opportunities for dialogue with performances, dinner conversations, and open house discussions.  The exhibition is curated by Sonia Corina –Opening on April 15 from 6 to 8 pm – A Seat at the Table—an Inter-faith/ Intersectional/ Secular Passover Seder/ Persian New Year Feast/ and Easter celebration on April 19 at 7 pm (RSVP required); and a Closing Conversation with the artists on April 23rd at 4 pm – Exhibition Opening from 6 to 8 – Back Gallery,  Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

National Theatre of London Live presents its production of George Bernard Shaw’s classic play, Saint Joan – Information and reservations at 822-8448 – 6:30 pmTime & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Michael Hurley/Willy Mason/Tom Carter – Presented by John Doe Records Hudson – Tickets available through https://www.eventbrite.com/e/michael-hurley-willy-mason-tom-carter-tickets-32688706802 — Information at 828-1562 or http://thehalfmoonhudson.com/events/7 pm –    The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

This exhibition was listed last week as being in Catskill.  Mea culpa! – It is in Chatham!!!

Time and Tide: Frank Curran – Painter and printmaker Frank Curran has been with the Gallery since it opened in 2010.  His work has been included in several group shows; Time and Tide is his first solo show at the Gallery. – Since 2002, Curran has been making painting trips to a pair of unique locations—Perce, Quebec, Canada and Monhegan Island, Maine.  All of the work in this exhibition is based on his visits over the years.  One oil on canvas  and twelve etchings from Perce are on view.  The Monhegan work consists of oil paintings and sketches on paper, as well as woodcuts and block prints using artwork done on the island as source material – The Gallery maintains a flat-file collection of Curran’s earlier work in all sizes and media, available for viewing any time. – Exhibition on view through May 21 – Information at 392-3336 or by email to thompsongirouxgallery@gmail.com  – Gallery hours: Thursday through Monday from 11 am to 5 pm; Friday from 11 am to 7 pm  – Thompson Giroux Gallery, 57 Main Street, Chatham

Bluegrass at Beattie with C.B. Smith & The Lucky Devils – Information at beattiepowersplace.blogspot.com – Reservations by email to rhoveninc@gmail.com5 pm – Beattie-Powers Place, Prospect & Bridge Street, Catskill

Next Monday, April 17

Columbia County Chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby Monthly Meeting – This meeting is preceded by a demonstration by Bug Nichols of Google Drive and its benefits for all the organization’s written communication – Members should bring their tablets or laptops – Also bring your own snacks and your smart phone to use during the organization’s texting action. – Agenda includes reports on (1) the March CCL Northeastern Regional Conference; (2)  Congressman John Faso who, in the House of Representatives, has recently joined the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus and co-sponsored the Republican Climate Resolution; (3) the upcoming Hudson Valley People’s Climate Sister March in Hudson on April 29; and (4) our National CCL Conference and Lobbying Day in Washington, DC in June.   Interested parties are welcome – If this is your first meeting, please call Karen Frishkoff at 518-672-7901, or send an email to kfrishkoff@gmail.com. – Information at citizensclimatelobby.org6 pm – 11 Kinderhook Street (gray house on the right side just before the church; doorway at the far end of the side porch), Chatham

Next Tuesday, April 18

Urbanism and Housing Reading Group organized by Nolan Boomer – 6 to 8 pm – Community Room, Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State 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

Palatines I Have Known – A lecture by Columbia County Historical Society Senior Research Librarian Jim Benton – Presented by the CCHS Volunteers group – The first of the Palatines arrived in New York in 1708.  This lecture tells the story of why 3,000 Germans settled in the Hudson Valley between 1708 and 1710. Using personal reminiscences and family references, Benton will illustrate the political intrigues and rumors and the behind-the-scenes international deals and bargains that brought an influx of Germans to upstate New York.  Benton was born and raised in Southern Columbia County and is the latest in a long line of historical storytellers. – Free and open to the public – Information at cchsny.org or 758-9265 – 7 pm – James Vanderpoel House, “Below Stairs”, 16 Broad Street, Kinderhook

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

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Ellen Thurston

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Art Events in Hudson NY and beyond, April 4 to April 11, 2017

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated. 

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Tuesday, April 4

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

Wednesday, April 5

The Hudson, A River at Risk – The Hudson River, like many waterways around the world, has long been treated like an infinite waste barrel, a dumping ground for toxic chemicals, hazardous waste and trash.  But for the past fifty years an amazing collection of environmental groups—Riverkeeper, Scenic Hudson, Clearwater, and many more—have worked to revive the Hudson and the beautiful valley that surrounds it.  These accomplishments remind us what a resilient resource the river is.  The expanding web series, The Hudson, A River at Risk, by Oceans 8 Films, reports on a handful of serious and growing threats to the river.  The film will be screened and followed by a discussion with the filmmakers and representatives from Hudson River advocacy groups including Andy Bicking, Director of Public Policy & Special Projects at Scenic Hudson; Cliff Weathers, Communications Director at Riverkeeper; Jon Bowermaster, filmmaker of The Hudson: A River at Risk; and Sam Merrett, Captain of the Schooner Apollonia.  A suggested donation at the door will help support the work of the filmmakers and Basilica Hudson – Information at basilicahudson.org7 pmBasilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Vieux Farka Toure/Last Good Tooth – Information at http://thehalfmoonhudson.com/events/ or 828-1562 – 7 pmThe Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Thursday. April 6

The Hudson-Chatham Outfit plays jazz at Or Gallery & Tavern every Thursday – Information at 917-873-45037 pm to 9:30 pmOr Gallery and Tavern, 35 South Third Street

Thursday-Saturday, April 6-8

TSL Films:

> The Lure – “In this bold, genre-defying horror-musical mashup, a pair of carnivorous mermaid sisters are drawn ashore in an alternate 1980s Poland to explore the wonders and temptations of life on land.  Their tantalizing siren songs and other worldly aura make them overnight sensations as nightclub singers in the half-glam, half-decrepit fantasy world of director Smoczynska’s imagining.  In a visceral twist on Hans Christian Andersen’s original Little Mermaid tale, one sister falls for a human, and as the bonds of sisterhood are tested, the lines between love and survival are blurred.”  In Polish with English subtitles.

> The Salesman – After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad and Rana, a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment.  However, once relocated, a sudden eruption of violence linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple’s life, creating a simmering tension between husband and wife.  In Persian with English subtitles.

> ApprenticeWhen ambitious young correctional officer Aiman is transferred to the country’s highest-security prison, he catches the attention of the seasoned chief executioner Rahim.  Aiman’s desire to become the hangman’s apprentice is not only professional but born of an unspeakable urge to reconnect with a past that haunts him.  In English and Malay with English subtitles.

> The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism – In 1886, a French art dealer brought his impressionist paintings to New York, changing the course of art in the US forever.  Americans cheered the French new wave—painting outdoors with a newfound brilliance and vitality. As Europe recoiled against Monet, Degas, and Renoir, Americans embraced it and created their own style of impressionism

> Simone de Beauvoir Two interviews illuminate the historic role and personality of Simone de Beauvoir, the novelist and philosopher who paved the way for Second-Wave Feminism.  In a 1959 interview, de Beauvoir explains her existentialism and theories on atheism and free love.  In the second 1975 interview about her book, The Second Sex, de Beauvoir speaks with conviction about feminism and its future.  In French with English subtitles

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

Friday, April 7

The Lavender Blues: A Showcase of Queer Music Before World War II – Sarah Kilborne’s Performance & Release Party – “People commonly believe that the LGBT movement began in 1969 with the Stonewall Riots, but a hundred years ago queer men and women were claiming their identities in the public sphere, and singing about it too. “ Written and performed by cabaret artist Sarah Kilborne, “The Lavender Blues is a musical journey to a courageous and colorful time in America’s past when artists sang boldly about sexual and gender fluidity—something daring even for today, and as deliciously fun and inspiring as ever.” Chosen as one of 2017’s “exciting new works in development” by the Association of Performing Arts Presenters. – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com8 pmClub Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Xylouris White / Pigeons – Information at http://thehalfmoonhudson.com/events/ or 828-1562 – 8 pmThe Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Saturday, April 8  

The Hudson Winter Farmers’ Market – The market is still going strong, with favorite vendors providing the essentials including greens, eggs. cheeses, meats, breads, quiches, soups, pot pies and other prepared foods, tarts and cookies, nuts, fair trade coffee, and more – 10 am to 1 pm 601 Union Street, at the southern end of Sixth Street

Hudson Area Library Open House Celebrating One Year at the Armory See what the library has done, enjoy Music in the Stacks, learn about the wide array of library programs and services available, record your memories of the historic Hudson Armory, see a sampling of the History Room’s unique and rare historic photo collection, enjoy refreshments, and help the Library celebrate! – Open House activities and entertainment include “Music in the Stacks” on the hour, and “Highlights of the Hudson Area Library’s First Year at the Armory” on the half hour – For a complete schedule of events, including music and dance acts, teen digital media presentations, a story hour, a Bengali language and culture presentation, and a Beginner Yoga class, visit http://hudsonarealibrary.org/ – Regular library  programs and services will be available, but this will not be a regular day at the library.  Expect some noise! – 10:30 am to 3 pm Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street, at the corner of State Street

Cookie Tasting – Meet the baker! – Andre Kreft, founder of the aptly-named Savor Cookies, offers a free tasting of his product – Sample sweet, savory and spicy shortbread cookies such as the Emma Jean, a trio of coconut, lime and hot pepper, or the Naugatuck, with birch concentrate that gives a zesty, root beer-like zing – All will be paired with, of course, Verdigris’s delectable teas – Free and open to the public – Information at www.VerdigrisTea.com or 828-3139 – 5 to 7 pmVerdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar, 135 Warren Street (corner of Second Street)

BeLo3rd Gallery Stroll 5-7 pm– Various art and design locations welcome visitors to view a broad range of artworks including paintings, photographs, sculpture, drawings, antiques, and artifacts – This spring-to-summer monthly open gallery event presents thirteen  galleries on Warren and Front Streets open for viewing, five with exhibition openings – See listings for details – All open from 5 to 7 pm; the five galleries in Riverfront Design & Antique Center are open until 8 pm.
Participating galleries on Warren Street are:  Kea Tribal Rug Gallery, 238 Warren Street; Damiani Gallery, 237 Warren Street; FRG Objects and Design/Art, 2nd Floor, 217 Warren Street; Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street, Limner Gallery, 123 Warren Street; BCB ART, 116 Warren Street; Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street
Participating galleries off Warren Street are: Inky Editions, 112 South Front Street (big white building behind the Basilica); Riverfront Antiques & Design Center (RADC), 99 South Third Street, Door 21—Five galleries within RADC: ART HOUSE, Earle Mitchell Gallery, Wasserbach Fine Art, Sarah Berney Art, and Tery Fugate-Wilcox Gallery

> Information on the Gallery Stroll at 567-4056 – 5 to 7 pm

Photographic Exhibition Opening – Flora – Using alternative processes—both 19th century and the 21et –artists respond to personal loss amidst the fortitude of trees and comment on the tangled  beauty of the natural world
> To Capture a Shadow – Carla Shapiro – Sanded, platinum-palladium prints
> Bloom – Carol March – Collaged pigment prints
>Portfolio Showcase: Emily Hamilton Laux – Invasive: Beauty vs. Beauty, Michael Bogdanffy-Kriegh – Meditations: Flora
On view through May 14 – Information at davisortongallery.com or 567-4056 – 5 to 7 pm – Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

RADC Exhibition Viewings and Openings:  Riverfront Antiques & Design Center (RADC), 99 South Third Street, Door 21—Five galleries:
> ART HOUSE – Grand Opening of the Gallery – On the Jersey Side – Exhibition features artworks by American artist Ron Erickson – Information at 201-920-3920
> Earle Mitchell Gallery – Exhibition Opening features artwork from the past 15 years by local Hudson artist Reggie Madison – Information at 518-852-0622
> Sarah Berney Art – New and existing work by Sarah Berney – Information at 491-3692
> Tery Fugate-Wilcox Gallery – Features artworks by Barry Gerson, Amanda Park Taylor, Jethro Nisson, Tom McGill, and Tara Angell – Information at 646-544-7139
> Wasserbach Fine Art – Features found objects sculptures by Mark Wasserbach – Information at 518-368-5340
Information at 518-368-53405 to 8 pmRiverfront Antiques & Design Center (RADC), 99 South Third Street, Door 21

Two new exhibitions at Jeff Bailey Gallery:
> Timothy Hull: Sophist Leaving Syria – Syria was an important hub of Greek and Roman trade and learning.  The fact that the man of reason is leaving Syria has contemporary parallels with the current mass exodus of refugees.
> Seth Koen: Wayward – Recent sculptures – At first glance, these sculptures could be characterized as lines in space.  Meticulously carved from single pieces of wood and seeming to float on the wall or floor, their apparent simplicity belies their hard won forms.  The exhibition title—Wayward—refers not only to a material that can be hard to control, but also to the unusual and precarious shapes of the sculptures themselves.
> Both exhibitions are on view through May 7 – Information at info@baileygallery.com or 828-6680 – Open Friday through Sunday from 12 noon to 6 pm and by appointment – Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street

Art Omi Writers’ Reading – The Art Omi Writers spring 2017 writers and translators in residence read and share their work with an intimate, live audience.  This is the first in a series of readings hosted by Art Omi in 2017.  The Art Omi Writers residency program provides opportunities to literary voices working in all genres of literature.  Participating writers in this reading are from Germany, Nigeria, Vietnam, France, South Africa, Tibet, Syria, Italy, and Belgium – Reading is followed by refreshments and a chance to meet the writers – Hosted by Hudson Wine Merchants – Free and open to the public – Information at 828-6411 or hudsonwinemerchants.com5:30 pmThird Floor Gallery, Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 Warren Street

James McMurtry – with Ray Mason opening – “Award-winning rock singer-songwriter James McMurtry writes literate, politically charged songs with country, folk, Americana, and Texas influences – Son of famed novelist Larry McMurtry, James has a strong cult following, devoted to his smart lyrics, laconic vocals, and deft guitar playing….Pioneer Valley-based rock singer-songwriter Ray Mason has been on his own never-ending tour since 1982.  Accompanying himself on his road-worn 1965 Silvertone guitar, he writes classic-style catchy garage-rock tunes with a laid-back vibe…”  – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

National Theatre of London Live presents its modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece, Hedda GablerInformation and reservations at 822-8448 – 1 pmTime & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Stockholm, Pennsylvania A Special Screening of a film written and directed by filmmaker Nikole Beckwith – The film premiered at Sundance in 2015, and follows a young woman who was abducted as a child and is returned home to her biological parents after living seventeen years with her abductor.  She struggles to feel at home in the life she doesn’t remember, as her mother wrestles with the reality that her daughter is more lost to her than ever. Discussion with the filmmaker after the screening – All proceeds benefit TSL – Information and reservations at 822-8448 – 7 pmTime & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Volume Reading & Music 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 features Melissa Febos and Paul La Farge.
> Melissa Febos is the author of the memoir, Whip Smart (St. Martin’s Press 2010), and the essay collection, Abandon Me (Bloomsbury 2017). Her work has recently appeared in Tin House, Granta, The New York Times, Vogue, and Lenny Letter.  She lives in Brooklyn.
> Paul La Farge is author of the novels The Night Ocean (2017), Luminous Airplanes (2011), Haussmann, or the Distinction (2001), and The Artist of the Missing(1999). His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, The Believer, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere. He lives in Red Hook, NY.
The reading is followed by a book signing, with DJ Blake to follow. Volume is produced by Hallie Goodman and Dani Grammerstorf  French – For information, please visit: www.facebook.com/volumehudson  or call 917-535-8225

Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary first Public Open Day of the 2017 season – Spend a few hours meeting the Sanctuary’s 80 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules, most of whom have been  rescued from slaughter, abuse and/or neglect, but are now happily enjoying their new life at the sanctuary. Graphics are posted at each paddock so visitors can learn about the animal and its history. Feel free to picnic at the pond, one of the most serene spots at the sanctuary.  Please note that all visitors will need to sign a release form upon arrival. No pets are allowed. This is a free program, but donations are greatly appreciated – Equine Advocates is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to the protection of horses, ponies, donkeys and mules – Open from 11 am to 4 pm – Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary, 3212 State Route 66, (2 miles north of the Village of Chatham)

The Chatham Film Club in partnership with WMHT Public Media, presents a free Indie Lens Pop-up preview screening of National Bird, a film directed by Sonia Kennebeck – The film follows whistleblowers who, despite possible consequences, are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial issues of our time—the secret U.S. drone war. The film gives rare insight through the eyes of both survivors and veterans who suffer from PTSD while plagued by guilt over participating in the killing of faceless people in foreign countries – The film’s director and local activists will be available after the film for Q&A.  Please note that the film has been edited down to one hour from its full length of 92 minutes to provide time for the Q&A – The film will premiere locally on Monday, May 1 at 10 pm on WMHT-TV – Information at movies@crandelltheatre.org – This screening is at 12 noon, Crandell Theatre, 48 Main Street, Chatham

Hot Jazz and Cool Blues – A fundraising benefit to help air condition The Ghent Playhouse, featuring The Joe Adee Band and Celebration of the theater’s “ Costumer Extraordinaire, Joanne Maurer – Dessert bar and libations, a silent auction, and music for dancing in the aisles! – Information and tickets at ghentplayhouse.org or 392-6264 – Doors open at 7 pm; program starts at 7:30 pm – Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Road, Ghent

Rob Fisch’s Intentional Jazz Ensemble celebrates and pays tribute to Miles Davis’s 1959 recording, Kind of Blue, “the best-selling jazz album of all time, and the spearhead of an artistic revolution.  Everyone, even people who say they don’t like jazz, like Kind of Blue…” says  music critic Fred Kaplan – Information at spencertownacademy.org7:30 pm – Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

Exhibition Opening – Time and Tide: Frank Curran – Painter and printmaker Frank Curran has been with the Gallery since it opened in 2010.  His work has been included in several group shows; Time and Tide is his first solo show at the Gallery. – Since 2002, Curran has been making painting trips to a pair of unique locations—Perce, Quebec, Canada and Monhegan Island, Maine.  All of the work in this exhibition is based on his visits over the years.  One oil on canvas  and twelve etchings from Perce are on view.  The Monhegan work consists of oil paintings and sketches on paper, as well as woodcuts and block prints using artwork done on the island as source material – The Gallery maintains a flat-file collection of Curran’s earlier work in all sizes and media, available for viewing any time. – Exhibition on view through May 21 – Information at thompsongirouxgallery@gmail.com or 392-3336 – 4 to 6 pm – Thompson Giroux Gallery, 57 Main Street, Catskill

Sunday, April 9

Bolshoi Ballet HD presents A Hero of Our Time, a new production by choreographer Yuri Possokhov—“a tragic poetic journey that can only be seen at the Bolshoi.” – Information and reservations at 822-8448 – 1 pm Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Rose* WineTasting – Meet the “lady farmers” from Ironwood Farm and hear about their summer veggie CSA program – Tender vittles from the farm and a selection of roses* from Hudson Wine Merchants will be offered –Free and open to the public – Information at 828-6411 or hudsonwinemerchants.com1 to 3 pmHudson Wine Merchants, 341 Warren Street  (*rose the wine, not the flower)

Varla Jean Merman – Varla Jean is a character originated and portrayed by Jeffery Roberson, an American actor, singer, and drag performer.  Varla’s fictitious pedigree boasts that Ernest Borgnine is her father and Ethel Merman is her mother.  Varla has been a star of stage, screen, TV, cabaret and concert halls.  Her cabaret shows are a staple of summer entertainment in Provincetown, Massachusetts – Presented by GayHudson.com, BigGayHudsonValley.com, and Trixie’s Bed, Bath & Biscotti  – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Dinner is available.  Please make dinner reservations at 828-4800 – Doors open at 5 pm, show starts at 7pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

The Fabulous Versatones – This five-man local band plays for dancing and general fooling around – Information at 828-1562 or http://thehalfmoonhudson.com/events/Music and dancing from 7 to 9ish pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Thomas Cole National Historic Site Sunday Salon – A Painter’s Paradise: Thomas Cole and His Transformative Experience in Florence, 1831-32 – Although Thomas Cole’s fame as a largely self-taught American artist was launched in 1825, it was his tutelage in Florence, Italy in 1831-32 with two of the most eminent artists then working in Tuscany—Giuseppe Bezzuoli, who became his drawing master, and Pietro Benvenuti, president of the Accademia delle Belle Arti—and the seminal influence of Scottish landscape painter George Augustus Wallis, that heralded Cole’s shift from being a gifted artist to his emergence as a great one.  At this month’s  salon, independent scholar John McGuigan explores the critical twelve months Cole lived and worked in Florence, the place Cole’s biographer called “next to home itself, the happiest place in which he ever lived,” and where he produced some of the finest paintings of his career. – 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

Bard at Beattie – Award-winning young artists from the Bard College Conservatory of Music—cellist Chris Beroes-Haigis; and the pianists Domantas Karalius and JongSun Woo–will perform Prokofiev’s dramatic Piano Sonata No. 7, the Schumann arrangement of J.S. Bach’s Cello Suite No. 3, and the Beethoven Cello Sonata No. 4 – Free admission, but reservations are required. – Information and reservations by email to rhoveninc@gmail.com2 pm – Beattie-Powers Place, Prospect Avenue & Bridge Street, Catskill

An Afternoon of Korean Culture & Food – The Won Dharma Center and the Claverack Free Library invite adults and teens to a free program introducing Korea’s long and rich artistic history, the spirit of its people, and its cultural values. The program begins with a documentary film about Korean history and culture along with a demonstration of the traditional Korean wedding ceremony in traditional costume. Following the program, a traditional Korean meal will be served. Works of art, including paintings, objects, and costumes, will be on display. – The program is part of the Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project to promote Korean history and culture to the wider world – This is a free program, but donations to either the Claverack Library or Won Dharma Center will be welcome. – Space is limited, so attendees are asked to pre-register by email to info@claveracklibrary.org , or info@wondharmacenter.org , call 851-7120, or sign up at the library desk – 2 pm – Won Dharma Center, 361 State Route 23, Claverack.

Next Tuesday, April 11

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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Ellen Thurston         ellenthuston1@gmail.com

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Art Events in HudsonNY, March 28 to April 5, 2017

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Tuesday, March 28

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

Wednesday, March 29

The Golf Sale–An Online Auction – This auction highlights the world of golf with fine and decorative arts from the 18th to the 20th centuries – Included are early British mezzotints and engravings, 19th and 20th century paintings, drawings and watercolors; views of Britain’s most famous golf courses, silver trophies and golf-related objects, early golf-themed magazine covers and advertising prints, glass and ceramics decorated with golfing subjects, and portraits of famous golfers – Online and absentee bids only – All lots sold with no reserves – Information at 751-1000 – Online catalogue at www.stairgalleries.com  – Previews Monday and Tuesday, March 27-28 from 10 am to 5 pmWednesday, March 29 from 10 am, with Auction beginning at 2 pm – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Struttin’ with the Stars Act II – A Fashion Show hosted by Trixie Starr and featuring fashions from The Second Show modeled by local luminaries – Celebrity look-alikes and musical guests – Presented by The Columbia-Greene Hospital Foundation to benefit CMH’s Family Birthplace and CMH’s Women’s Health Center – Information and tickets at 828-8239 or helsinkihudson.com/theclub.html – Doors open at 5:30 pm, Show at 7:30 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

ThursdayMarch 30

Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Annual Agricultural Business Brunch – The program includes brunch by Simons Catering and a presentation called “Invasive Species: Something for Everyone!” presented by Marilyn Wyman from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia & Greene Counties.  Sponsors include  Columbia County Land Conservancy, Farm Credit East ACA, Fix Brothers, Inc., Hawthorne Valley Association and Hudson Valley Fresh – Information and reservations at 828-4417 – 11 am to 12:30 pm – Love Apple Farm, 1421 State Route 9H, Ghent

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

Chops & Sauerkraut & the Hudson Valley Honky Tonk Two Step Class – Information at 828-1562 or http://thehalfmoonhudson.com/events/ –Doors open at 8 pm, class at 8:30 pm, Chops & Sauerkraut at 9:30 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

The Chatham Film Club presents a screening of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s new production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, starring Simon Russell Beale – A filmed live theatre production from the London stage – Information at movies@crandelltheatre.org or 392-3331 – 7:30 pm – Crandell Theatre, 48 Main Street, Chatham

Thursday-Sunday, March 30-April 2

TSL Films: 

The Salesman – After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad and Rana, a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment.  However, once relocated, a sudden eruption of violence linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple’s life, creating a simmering tension between husband and wife.  In Persian with English subtitles.

Apprentice – When ambitious young correctional officer Aiman is transferred to the country’s highest-security prison, he catches the attention of the seasoned chief executioner Rahim.  Aiman’s desire to become the hangman’s apprentice is not only professional but born of an unspeakable urge to reconnect with a past that haunts him.  In English and Malay with English subtitles.

I, Claude Monet – A fresh look at arguably the world’s favorite artist – Based on his letters, the film reveals new insight into the man who not only painted the picture that gave birth to impressionism, but who also was perhaps the most influential painter of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism – In 1886, a French art dealer brought his impressionist paintings to New York, changing the course of art in the US forever.  Americans cheered the French new wave—painting outdoors with a newfound brilliance and vitality. As Europe recoiled against Monet, Degas, and Renoir, Americans embraced it and created their own style of impressionism

Simone de Beauvoir – Two interviews illuminate the historic role and personality of Simone de Beauvoir, the novelist and philosopher who paved the way for Second-Wave Feminism.  In a 1959 interview, de Beauvoir explains her existentialism and theories on atheism and free love.  In the second 1975 interview about her book, The Second Sex, de Beauvoir speaks with conviction about feminism and its future.  In French with English subtitles

Staying Vertical – “During an excursion in the south of France, filmmaker Leo is seduced by a free-spirited shepherdess who nine months later gives birth to their child.  Marie abandons them both and Leo finds himself alone with a baby to care for.  Through a series of unexpected and unusual encounters, struggling to find inspiration for his next film, Leo will do whatever it takes to stay standing“ – In French with English subtitles

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

Ghent Playhouse presents Mothers and Sons by Terrence McNally –“A timely and touching new play about change, reconciliation and becoming a family.” – 2014 Tony Award nominee for Best New Play – Directed by Cathy Lee-Visscher – This is your last chance to see this production. – Information and tickets available at www.ghentplayhouse.org or 1-800-838-3006 – Fri & Sat at 8 pm; Sun at 2 pm – Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Road, Ghent

Friday, March 31

HWM Free Friday Tasting – The tasting series continues with great value wine from importer David Bowler.  Taste bottlings from the Savoie, the Loire Valley, Austria and Italy – Eat, drink, and be merrily educated by wine expert Kevin Eidens – Information at hudsonwinemerchants.com – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 Warren Street

Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express with the Bottle Rockets – With the aid of Mission Express, his band of heartbreakers, Prophet embraces a host of traditional and classic sounds, including country, soul, LA rock, indie-rock,  folk-rock, and plain old rock ‘n’ roll. – Since the mid-1990s, The Bottle Rockets have been making a unique brand of populist, Midwestern, brawny rock ‘n’ roll. – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com  –  9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Saturday, April 1  

Spring Gardening Day – Presented by the Master Gardener Volunteer Program of Cornell Cooperative Extension – Keynote speaker is Peter Bowden, well-known Capital Region gardener and writer – A wide range of classes are offered including Rain Gardens, Shade Gardening, Starting Your Farm Dream, Worm Composting, and more – Information and registration at 828-3346 ext. 100 – Walk-ins are welcome but class choice may be limited – Speaker at 10:45 am; classes given in two sessions: 9 am to 10:30 am and 12 noon to 1:30 pm – Columbia-Greene Community College, 4400 Route 23, Greenport

The Hudson Winter Farmers’ Market – The market is still going strong, with favorite vendors providing the essentials including greens, eggs. cheeses, meats, breads, quiches, soups, pot pies and other prepared foods, tarts and cookies, nuts, fair trade coffee, and more – 10 am to 1 pm – 601 Union Street, at the southern end of Sixth Street

The Metropolitan Opera, live in HD, presents a rare revival of Mozart’s Idomeneo, conducted by James Levine – Information and reservations at 822-8448 – 12:55 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Exhibition Opening – Textures and Colors – Photography by H. David Stein – Also Mixed Media Collages by Guest Artist Rebecca Becker – Information at 822-0510 or www.510warrenstreetgallery.com  – 3 to 6 pm – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

Fayal’s Scarf & Textile Sale – Fayal Greene, who is downsizing and moving to Maine, is offering her large collection of scarves and shawls for sale, with proceeds from the sale to help support the renovation costs of the upstairs performance hall at the Hudson Opera House. – Fayal says it best:  “I worked with textiles most of my career, advising designers, writing about their products and seeing the developing textile production in India, Nepal and Cambodia.  I lived in Europe, where I bought, or often was given, scarves and shawls of great beauty and luxury.  Some I wore; others I just admired and put away.” – Knowing that she has more than she can use, she goes on to say: “I think others might enjoy the look and feel of silks from Hermes, Gucci, and Balinese and Cambodian dyers; fine wool, cashmere and pashmina from France, Nepal and India; cotton sarongs by Ungaro and Asian weavers.”  —  Wine and soda will be offered and Fayal will speak about the history of the pieces. – Information at 822-1438 – 4 to 6 pm – West Room, Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Hudson Children’s Book Festival Literacy Fund 5th Annual Fundraising Cocktail Party – Hosted by Colin & Katrina Stair – Celebrate the efforts of the Literacy Fund to help sustain the literacy efforts of the Hudson City School District – The Literacy Fund has given more than 1,200 certificates to help students buy books at the Book Festival.  The Fund has also given ten awards to college bound students for the purchase of books necessary for their courses, and 100  coupons for summer reading purchases to students moving up from the first, fifth and eighth grades.  – Information by email to hcbfliteracyfund@gmail.com or visit the website at www.HCBFLiteracyFund.com – 5 to 7 pm – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – I AM HERE: Photographs by Sasha Sicurella – The first solo exhibition by this Canadian-born artist who specializes in the use of arts education to repair trauma victims around the world.  She is the founder and director of  I AM: International Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for people around the world to explore identity through photography. She has worked with children and adults in Rwanda during the 20th commemoration of the genocide and with a similar population in Bosnia twenty years after the Bosnian war.  She has worked with transgender teens and young adults in Milwaukee, the Palenque tribe in Columbia, silver miners in Bolivia, adults with disabilities in Hudson, and millennials in today’s Russia.  I AM HERE demands the viewer take notice and hear a wide variety of underserved individuals crying out:  “I am here.  Look at me!  Do not forget about me.” – Information at 303-6446 or gallery@46greenstreetstudios.com – 5 to 8 pm – Gallery@46 Green Street Studios, 46 Green Street

Exhibition Opening – PERFORMANCE Paintings by John Fallon – Fallon approaches abstract painting from a constructivist point of view with a linear focus, utilizing color and symmetry while exploring spatial illusion in his large scale canvases and modular pieces.…He credits his former painting instructor, Stan Brakhage, for inspiring his choice to work in a dynamic fashion where form becomes less predictable and the process takes on a life of its own.  Consequently, PERFORMANCE is an exhibition of paintings that, though appearing to be contrived, are more about the process of their creation than the end result. – On view through the month of May – Information at frg@frgdesignart.com or 646-483-9109 – 5:30 to 8:30 pm – FRG Objects & Design/Art, Second Floor, 217 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Vilaykorn Sayaphet: Cross Country with Ari – Information at 828-5907 or art@johndavisgallery.com – 6 to 8 pm – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

une tache d’imbeciles – Live Jazz with Otto Hauser, Terence Murren, Tyler Wood, and Stuart Quimby – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com/events – 7 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Guilty Pleasure rocks the Fool’s Run After Party – a fundraiser for the Hudson Rotary Club – After three years together, Guilty Pleasure has become one of the most respected rock cover bands in the Hudson Valley.  These veteran musicians have developed an electric, on-stage chemistry, and pride themselves in giving their audiences a high energy show from start to finish – The group plays hit songs from nearly every genre that always keeps the dance floor rocking, with Kacey Quirk on lead vocals, Sean McLaughlin on lead vocals and guitar, Paul Illsley on lead guitar, AJ Ricci on bass guitar and Tom Buffe on drums – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com –  Doors open at 6 pm; show at 8:30 pm  – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Exhibition Opening – Brian Dewan: Local Landscapes/Ink & Watercolor – Information at www.catskillfineart.com – 3 to 5 pm – Catskill Fine Art & Antiques, 410 Main Street, Catskill

New day!  New time! But the same great bluegrass music from the Wickers Creek Band– Information at wickerscreekband.com or facebook.com/OKBTapHouse – 5 to 7 pm – Old Klaverack Brewery’s Taphouse, 12 Main Street, Philmont

Sunday, April 2

Joseph Keckler – “A singer whose range shatters the conventional boundaries…”—The New York Times  Keckler is a widely acclaimed singer, writer, songwriter, and artist, with a rich, versatile three-plus octave voice and a sharp wit. His compelling performances combine humor, autobiography, and classical themes from a unique perspective.  The Village Voice named him “Best Downtown Performance Artist,” and The New York Times declared him a “major vocal talent.” – All proceeds to benefit Animalkind, our local cat rescue organization Tickets and information at www.AnimalkindNY.org or www.Eventbrote.com or at Red Dot restaurant, 321 Warren Street – Doors at 6 pm; performance at 7 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Concerts in the Village presents its final concert of the 2016-17 season – Haydn and Cherubini: 18th Century Elegance Meets 19th Century Drama – Performed by The Broad Street Chorale and The Broad Street Orchestra – David Smith, Artistic Director and Conductor – The performance celebrates one of the most exciting periods in music history, as the elegantly balanced musical world of late classicism is disrupted by the dawn of the Romantic Age – The program includes Joseph Haydn’s Sinfonia Concertante of 1792, featuring principal players violinist Elizabeth Silver, oboist Karen Hosmer, cellist Erica Pickhardt, and bassoonist Cornelia McGiver – Cherubini’s Cantata on the Death of Joseph Haydn (1805) features soprano Caroline Dunigan, and tenors Olivier Gagnon and Jon Morrell – It is followed by Cherubini’s Requiem in C Minor (1816) – Reception to follow – For information and assured seating go to  www.concertsinthevillage.orgg – 3 pm – Kinderhook Reformed Church, 21 Broad Street, Kinderhook

Next Tuesday, April 4

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

Next Wednesday, April 5

Vieux Farka Toure/Last Good Tooth  – Information at http://thehalfmoonhudson.com/events/  or 828-1562 – 7 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

 

 

 

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Ellen Thurston

ellenthuston1@gmail.com

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