Art Events in Hudson NY, February 2 to February 9, 2016

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Tuesday, February 2

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 – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Thursday, February 4

Civil Rights—Show and Tell – The Hudson Area Library is hosting a discussion for those who took part in, or have first-hand knowledge of the tumultuous events of the 1960s.  Participants are urged to come tell their stories, bringing mementos, photos and clippings to share.  The evening is being held in advance of a performance and residency inspired by Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom, a memoir of Lynda Blackmon Lowery’s experiences, including participation in the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama – A play based on her book will be performed at MC Smith Intermediate School on February 13. Those who would like to participate in the forum on Thursday evening, February 4 are asked to let the Library know at 828-1792 or by e-mail  to info@HudsonAreaLibrary.org – 6 pm – Hudson Area Library, 400 State Street

Donna The Buffalo – This group is still led after all these years by founding songwriter-vocalists and multi-instrumentalists Jeb Puryear and Tara Nevins.  When the New York-based group began performing at folk and roots-music festivals in 1989, there wasn’t even a genre called “Americana.”  They are still appealing to a fanatically loyal base of followers called “The Herd.” – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Thursday-Sunday, February 4-7 

Films at TSL:

Aferim – Set in early 19th-century Romania, a policeman is hired by a nobleman to find a Gypsy slave who has run away from his estate after having an affair with his wife.

Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art – Set in the desolate spaces of the American southwest, the film unearths the history of land art during the tumultuous late 1960s and early 1970s.  The film is ultimately a story of renegades and firebrands all willing to risk their future careers on radical change and experimentation—a marked contrast to the hyper-speculative contemporary art world of today.  Featuring rare interviews with a veritable Who’s Who of American Art of the twentieth century.

Room – Held captive for years in an enclosed space, a woman and her five-year-old son finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time.

> Rosenwald – The story of Julius Rosenwald, who never finished high school, but rose to become the president of Sears.  Influenced by Booker T. Washington, this Jewish philanthropist joined forces with African-American communities in the Jim Crow South to build over 5,300 schools.  He used his wealth to become one of America’s most effective philanthropists.

Oscar Shorts: Animation and Oscar Shorts: Live Action – Most of the short films nominated for Academy Awards in 2016, plus a few “Highly Commended” titles.

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

Friday, February 5  

Exposition Auction – English, Continental and American furniture, decorations, art and textiles, along with a large offering of fine and costume jewelry and pocket watches – Information at 751-1000 – Online catalogue at www.stairgalleries.com – 3 pm – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Friday-Sunday, February 5-7

The Ghent Playhouse presents The Weir, by Conor McPherson – “At the local pub–The Weir–jovial banter and friendly gossip take a spellbinding turn to the supernatural world of spirits, fairies and Irish Gentle Folk, as four longtime mates vie for the attention of the village’s newest resident.” – Directed by Aaron Holbritter – Information and reservations at 1-800-838-3006 or ghentplayhouse.org – Fri/Sat at 8 pm; Sun at 2 pm – Ghent Playhouse, Town Hall Place, Ghent

Saturday, February 6

Chocolate Valentine – A pre-Valentine chocolate-making and tasting with pastry chef Madeline Delosh – Chef Madeline will prepare two of her favorite creations—a heart-shaped chocolate mousse with chocolate glaze on a chocolate sablee, and a chocolate millefeuille with raspberry mousse.  She will demonstrate the steps and request hands-on assistance along the way.  Chef Madeline is the proprietor of the pastry shop Mado Patisserie in Chatham – Information and reservations at www.valleyvariety.com or 828-0033 – 10 am to 12 noon – Valley Variety, 705 Warren Street

Ice Boating on the Hudson River Then and Now – Part of Olana’s “Armchair Travel Series” – An afternoon of traveling the Hudson River by ice from the comfort of your chair.  Brian Reid from the Hudson River Ice Yacht Club will present historical photos of ice boats and set up his wooden ice boat for viewing – Against the Wind, a documentary, will be screened, followed by a discussion with the filmmakers, Tomasz Gubernat and Christopher Nostrand, and the producer Rahul Chadha – Hosted by The Olana Partnership  in collaboration with The Friends of Clermont – Information at www.olana.org – Snow date Sunday, February 7 – 3 to 5 pm – Wagon House Education Center, Olana State Historic Site, Route 9G, Greenport

Exhibition Opening – A Way of Seeing:  Recent Work by Hannah Mandel – Live Jazz by George Mandel – Also exhibiting recent work by gallery artists – On view through February 28 – Information at 822-0510 or www.510warrenstreetgallery.com – 3 to 6 pm – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

Author’s Reading/Discussion – Todd Brewster, author of Lincoln’s Gamble, an account of the tumultuous six months that gave America the Emancipation Proclamation and changed the course of the Civil War, will read from his latest book – The book is described as “a riveting account of the 180 days leading up to the signing of one of America’s most historic documents, as seen through the eyes of Abraham Lincoln.” – On July 12, 1862, Lincoln spoke for the first time of his intention to free the slaves.  On January 1, 1863, he signed the Emancipation Proclamation.  During the period in between Lincoln fought bitterly with his generals, disappointed his cabinet, and sank into bouts of clinical depression.  It was a great gamble, with the future of the Union, of slavery, and of the presidency itself hanging in the balance.  – Brewster is a longtime journalist, television news producer, and writer – This event is in honor of Lincoln’s birthday and Black History Month – Books will be available for purchase and signing. – Information at 822-1438 or www.hudsonoperahouse.org – 4 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Poetry Reading by Wayne Koestenbaum, Christian Schlegel, and Rebecca Wolff – Koestenbaum has many books, exhibitions, and musical performances to his credit.  He has taught at Yale in both English and art classes and is a Distinguished Professor of English at the CUNY Graduate Center in NYC – Christian Schlegel was born and raised in Pennsylvania.  He studied German at Princeton and received an MFA from the Iowa Writers Workshop – His first book was published in 2015.  He is an English PhD student.  Rebecca Wolff is the author of four books of poems, a novel, a chapbook, and numerous prose pieces.  She is the founding editor of Fence, a small press, and is a fellow at the NY State Writers Institute at the University at Albany – Information at baileygallery.com or 828-6680 – 4 pm – Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Paintings by Carrie Waldman using egg tempera – 5 to 7 pm – Information at 828-3000 – Hudson Clothier, 443 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Paintings by Joel Longenecker – “I am interested in how the painting process—applying, drying, scraping and reapplying—parallels the processes of growth and decay, buildup and erosion in nature….” – Information at johndavisgallery.com or 828-5907 – 6 to 8 pm – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

Winter Blast – In honor of Mary Gail Biebel – Food, drink. an all-star rock group paying tribute to Steely Dan, and a silent auction – Snow or shine – To support Columbia Memorial Health – Information at 828-8239 – 6:30 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Botanica with DJ Ephraim Asili– Vinyl Healing & Good Vibes – Guest DJ Wet Magic – Special Tribute to Bob Marley – Information at 828-1562 or The Half Moon facebook page – 9 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Sunday, February 7

Live in HD – The Metropolitan Opera production of Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers – Reservations and information at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org  – 1 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

King David – A Dramatic Oratorio by Arthur Honegger – Also chamber works by Francis Poulenc – Performed by The Broad Street Orchestra & The Broad Street Chorale – David Smith, Artistic Director and Conductor – with soprano Amanda Boyd-Grout, mezzo soprano Vicki Smith, tenor David Rudnick, speaker Wendy Spielmann and Benjamin Luxon as special guest Narrator – Off-site reception follows – Reservations and information at www.concertsinthevillage.org – The School will be open to concertgoers as of 1 pm – Concert at 2 pm – Jack Shainman Gallery: The School, 25 Broad Street, Kinderhook

Thomas Cole and the Ohio Statehouse – For a number of years Thomas Cole National Historic Site has presented a  Sunday Salon series, featuring distinguished speakers on subjects related to the Hudson River School.  This year the lectures are being held in a new building—the reconstructed New Studio, which Cole himself designed.  To celebrate the studio’s rebirth, the 2016 schedule addresses the topic of architecture.  Cole is known to have been involved in the design of the State Capitol in Columbus, Ohio.  Robert Loversidge, this Sunday’s speaker, is an  award-winning preservation design architect, and was principal-in-charge of the ten-year renovation and restoration project of Ohio’s National Historic Landmark Statehouse, where he has served as Architect of the Capitol since 1988.  His lecture discusses the level of involvement Thomas Cole had in the design of the Statehouse.  Although Cole’s entry in the competition to choose its architect won third prize, he is widely credited with the finished building’s design.  However, given the way architecture and construction were practiced in the first half of the 19thcentury, can Cole be considered the designer if he never visited the construction site?  The talk will be followed by a reception with the speaker – Information at www.thomascole.org or 943-7465 – 2 pm – The New Studio, Cedar Grove, Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill

Next Tuesday, February 9

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

 

 

 

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Art Events in Hudson NY, January 26 to February 4, 2016

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Tuesday, January 26

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 – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Thursday, January 28

A Wine Dinner with Claudio Latagliata of Principe Pallavicini – A convivial evening of wine and food – Principe Pallavacini’s wines focus on the traditions of the ancient region of Frascati.  For the last 300 years the Pallavicini, one of Italy’s oldest noble families, has made wine on the property.  The wine cellar is located in part of the ancient Roman Aqueduct – Seating is limited – Reservations and information by calling Bridget or Max at 822-0005 – Ca’Mea, 333 Warren Street

Mixing Pleasure with Business – Hudson River Historic Boat Restoration & Sailing Society, Inc. Annual Meeting & Covered Dish Supper – This is the push-off event for 2016 and a sailboat Eleanor update for members and those who would like to become members or who are interested in the Eleanor Restoration Project – Please bring an appetizer, entrée or dessert to share – Information at www.hudsonriverhistoricboat.org or 828-7884 – 6 pm – Hudson Power Boat Association, North end of Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street – Over the grade crossing at Broad Street, past the Amtrak Station on South Front Street

Thursday-Sunday, January 28-31

Films at TSL:

Room – Held captive for years in an enclosed space, a woman and her five-year-old son finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time.

All Things Must Pass – Established in 1960, Tower Records was once a retail powerhouse with 200 stores, in 30 countries, on five continents.  It started in a small-town drugstore, but eventually became a powerful force in the music industry.  In 1999 it made an astounding $1 billion dollars.  In 2006 the company filed for bankruptcy.  Everyone thinks it was the internet that killed Tower Records, but that’s not the story.  This documentary film examines this iconic company’s explosive trajectory, tragic demise, and legacy forged by its rebellious founder Russ Solomon.

> Rosenwald – The story of Julius Rosenwald, who never finished high school, but rose to become the president of Sears.  Influenced by Booker T. Washington, this Jewish philanthropist joined forces with African-American communities in the Jim Crow South to build over 5,300 schools.  He used his wealth to become one of America’s most effective philanthropists.

Lamb – The first Ethiopian film to have been chosen as a Cannes festival official selection – The story of a 9-year-old boy whose father leaves him and his sheep, from whom he is inseparable, to be looked after by distant relatives, far from his drought-ridden homeland – In Amharic with English subtitles.

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict – “A legendary figure who was not only ahead of her time but also helped to define it…an heiress who became a central figure in the modern art movement….”

Oscar Shorts: Animation and Oscar Shorts: Live Action – Most of the short films nominated for Academy Awards in 2016, plus a few “Highly Commended” titles.  All the Shorts programs are shown in Screening Room 2, except those shown on Friday.

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

Friday, January 29  

HWM Friday In-Store Tastings – Polaner, importer of gems such as Roagna Dolcetto, La Val Albarino, Pomponette Rose, and the Bordelet ciders, will be bringing some of their latest finds.  Maria Clark will be in-store to share some new standouts.  Taste, talk, and find a new everyday fave. – Information at hudsonwinemerchants.com – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 ½ Warren Street

Friday-Sunday, January 29-31

The Ghent Playhouse presents The Weir, by Conor McPherson – “At the local pub–The Weir–jovial banter and friendly gossip take a spellbinding turn to the supernatural world of spirits, fairies and Irish Gentle Folk, as four longtime mates vie for the attention of the village’s newest resident.” – Directed by Aaron Holbritter – Weekends through February 7 – Information and reservations at 1-800-838-3006 or ghentplayhouse.org – Fri/Sat at 8 pm; Sun at 2 pm– Ghent Playhouse, Town Hall Place, Ghent

Saturday, January 30

The Giraffes/Usury with Slow Collins plus DJ Lunar Moss– Information at 828-1562 or The Half Moon facebook page – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Winter Wildlife Walk – Join naturalist Bonner McAllester to learn more about the habits of animals in winter, and find out some tricks for how to spot them.  Dress in weather-appropriate layers – Sponsored by the Columbia Land Conservancy – Information and registration at 392-5252 or clctrust.org/events or contact john.horton@clctrust.org  – 10 amto 12 noon – Hand Hollow Conservation Area, 4079 County Route 9, New Lebanon

Spencertown Revels – Annual mid-winter movable feast – Support the Academy while enjoying a festive evening of great food and friends – Starts with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the Academy, then guests move on to delicious intimate dinners hosted in private homes throughout the area – Information at 392-3693 or www.spencertownacademy.org – Cocktails at 5:30 pm; Dinner at 8 pm – Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

 

Saturday-Sunday, January 30-31

Live in HD – The Metropolitan Opera production of Puccini’s Turandot – Reservations and information at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – 12:55 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

HD screening of The National Theatre of London’s production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses– Reservations and information at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – Saturday at 6 pmSunday at 5:30 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Sunday, January 31

Community Music Space Winter Performance – Featuring young area musicians  – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 6 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Next Tuesday, February 2

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 – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Next Thursday, February 4

Donna The Buffalo – This group is still led after all these years by founding songwriter-vocalists and multi-instrumentalists Jeb Puryear and Tara Nevins.  When the New York-based group began performing at folk and roots-music festivals in 1989, there wasn’t even a genre called “Americana.”  They are still appealing to a fanatically loyal base of followers called “The Herd.” – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

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Art Events in Hudson NY, January 18 to January 26, 2016

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Monday, January 18

Free screening of Selma, sponsored by the Hudson City Democrats – Information at www.timeandspace.org or 822-8448 – 3 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Tuesday, January 19

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 – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Wednesday, January 20

Mid-Winter Trivia Night – Hosted by Richard Stockton and Lyle Lentz – Come on down and shake off the trivia cobwebs with Rich and Lyle as your trivia masters for the evening – Information at 828-0555 or www.wunderbarbistro.com/ – 10 pm to 12 midnight – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Wednesday-Sunday, January 20-24

Wine Tastings – The Tasting Room at the Hudson-Chatham Winery is open year round offering a taste of the winery’s award-winning wines – Information at hudsonchathamwinery.com or 392-9463 – 12 noon to 5 pm – Hudson-Chatham Winery, 1900 State Route 66, Ghent

Thursday, January 21

Whale Ho! – This evening of whale related tales begins with an illustrated lecture by Carlo DeVito, Editorial Director for the book Wreck of the Whale Ship Essex.  The lecture will highlight the dangers of whaling along with the economics of the business and the specifics of what happened to sailors aboard the Essex.  The ship was destroyed in 1820, leaving 30 survivors who escaped from the ship.  Of those, only 8 survived their time on the open sea.  Their real-life tale became the basis for Herman Melville’s Moby Dick – Admission price for the lecture includes a complimentary glass of grog.  The lecture is followed by a whaling-themed dinner, for which advance reservations are required – A portion of proceeds from the evening benefits the Hudson Area Library – Information and dinner reservations at 822-1850 – Lecture at 6 pm; dinner at 8 pm – Café Le Perche, 230 Warren Street

Hudson Forward Monthly Community Meeting – All are welcome.  Agenda includes details on the rides program for the  Columbia-Greene Community College Spring Semester and a review of the draft transit proposal to CGCC and the Workforce Investment Office on campus – Guest Speaker is Melanie Miller, Director of Hudson Community Schools – 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm – Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, 1 North Front Street

Bobby Previte and The Visitors – This is Previte’s first touring band in ten years with some of his favorite young musicians chosen  from the current New York scene—Michael Kammers on organ and tenor sax, Mike Gamble on guitar, and Terence Murren on bass.  “The Visitors, playing all new music, will roar and whisper, bringing together Previte’s particular take on modern and ancient music to realize his ever expanding vision.  Previte, winner of the 2015 Greenfield Prize for music, is a ‘serious composer with the heart of a roadhouse rocker’ and for 45 years has been a singular voice in both his compositions and on his instrument.’ ” –  Information at 828-1562 or The Half Moon facebook page – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Adrien Reju with Special Guest Elijah Wolf – Reju is “expanding her art into new realms with the release of her latest studio project, “Strange Love & the Secret Language,” a blend of rock, soul, pop, folk and other influences being billed as ‘a collection of unconventional love songs.’”  She got her start in Philadelphia, but now calls Hudson home. – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Thursday-Sunday, January 21-24

Films at TSL:

Room – Held captive for years in an enclosed space, a woman and her five-year-old son finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time.

All Things Must Pass – Established in 1960, Tower Records was once a retail powerhouse with 200 stores, in 30 countries, on five continents.  It started in a small-town drugstore, but eventually became a powerful force in the music industry.  In 1999 it made an astounding $1 billion dollars.  In 2006 the company filed for bankruptcy.  Everyone thinks it was the internet that killed Tower Records, but that’s not the story.  This documentary film examines this iconic company’s explosive trajectory, tragic demise, and legacy forged by its rebellious founder Russ Solomon.

> Rosenwald  The story of Julius Rosenwald, who never finished high school, but rose to become the president of Sears.  Influenced by Booker T. Washington, this Jewish philanthropist joined forces with African-American communities in the Jim Crow South to build over 5,300 schools.  He used his wealth to become one of America’s most effective philanthropists.

Lamb – The first Ethiopian film to have been chosen as a Cannes festival official selection – The story of a 9-year-old boy whose father leaves him and his sheep, from whom he is inseparable, to be looked after by distant relatives, far from his drought-ridden homeland – In Amharic with English subtitles.

Heart of a Dog – Artist Laurie Anderson’s “…wry, wondrous, and unforgettable cinematic journey through love, death, and language…”

Janis: Little Girl Blue – Janis Joplin is one of the most revered and iconic rock & roll singers of all time, a tragic and misunderstood figure who thrilled millions of listeners and blazed new creative trails before her death in 1970 at age 27.  This in-depth examination presents an intimate and insightful portrait of a complicated, driven, and often beleaguered artist.  Joplin’s own words tell much of the film’s story through a series of letters she wrote to her parents over the years.

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

Friday, January 22  

Support your hometown movie theatre – Carol – Nominated for five Golden Globe Awards – Starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara – A screen adaptation of a Patricia Highsmith novel in which a young woman in early 1950s New York falls for an older suburban housewife.  First screening is this Friday at 7 pm – For trailer and full schedule, including bargain matinees, go to fairviewcinema3.com – Fairview Cinema3, Fairview Plaza, Greenport/

Sarah Kilborne – The Lavender Blues – A Showcase of Queer Music Before World War II  – “Modern cabaret performer Sarah Kilborne introduces us to a little-known, yet revolutionary moment in music history when pioneering artists sang boldly about sexual and gender fluidity, something daring even for today—and as deliciously fun and inspiring as ever.” – A portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit the Hudson Pride Foundation Scholarship Fund – Visit sarahkilborne.com – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Friday-Sunday, January 22-24

The Ghent Playhouse presents The Weir, by Conor McPherson – “At the local pub, The Weir, jovial banter and friendly gossip take a spellbinding turn to the supernatural world of spirits, fairies and Irish Gentle Folk, as four longtime mates vie for the attention of the village’s newest resident.” – Directed by Aaron Holbritter – Weekends through February 7 – Information and reservations at 1-800-838-3006 or ghentplayhouse.org – Fri/Sat at 8 pm; Sun at 2 pm – Ghent Playhouse, Town Hall Place, Ghent

Saturday, January 23

Live in HD – The Metropolitan Opera production of Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers – Reservations and information at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – 12:55 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Citizens’ Climate Lobby Open House – The Columbia County Chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby hosts an open house celebration of the organization’s achievements on the local, national and international levels and discusses its goals for 2016, including how to help make climate change a central issue in the upcoming Congressional election – Featuring Guest Speaker L.W. Allstadt, former Mobil Oil vice president speaking on the future of clean energy –  All are welcome  – RSVP (not necessary, but appreciated) to ccl.columbiacounty@gmail.com – Information at 917-282-2395 – 3 to 5 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Bruce Katz Band – “…Katz’s music occupies a unique space where blues, soul-jazz, jam-band rock, New Orleans-inspired music and all aspects of Americana collide into a style of original music all his own.” – Visit brucekatzband.com – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Broad Street Chamber Players – To benefit the Claverack Free Library – Flutist Elizabeth Chinery, pianist David Smith, and cellist Jay Shulman perform works by Hayden, Boccherini, G.A. McFarren, and Mozart followed by a reception with the artists – Snow date is January 30 – Limited space – Reservations necessary by e-mail to newbuilding@claveracklibrary.org or by calling  851-7120 – 5 pm – A private residence in Claverack

Mirror Visions Ensemble presents Flights of Fancy as part of the library’s Adventures in Music series – Soprano Vira Slywotzky, tenor Scott Murphree, and baritone Jesse Blumberg are joined by pianist Grant Wenaus for this performance of vocal chamber music in which composers, poets, and historical figures are illustrated through music and explored not only through their published works, but also through correspondence and anecdotes.  The program includes works by Beethoven, Debussy, Ives, Mendelssohn, Medtner, Saint-Saens, Sibelius, Stenhammar, and Vaughan Williams.  The major highlight on the program is a Mirror Visions commission—Scales and Tales by Gilda Lyons.  Two additional commissions–settings of excerpts of works by Dante and Walt Whitman, round out the program – Information and reservations at 325-4101 –  5 pm – Roeliff-Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale (1 mile south of the intersection of Routes 22 and 23)

Full Wolf Moon Walk – Explore Siegel Kline Kill by the light of the full moon, and hopefully see some animal tracks and winter critters.  This moon takes its name from wolves howling in hunger outside the villages.  If snow cover allows, we’ll use snowshoes – Dress in weather-appropriate layers – Sponsored by the Columbia Land Conservancy – Information and registration at 392-5252 or clctrust.org/events or contact john.horton@clctrust.org – 6 to 8 pm – Siegel Kline Kill, 1452 County Route 21, Ghent

Sunday, January 24

HD screening of the Bolshoi Ballet’s The Taming of the Shrew – Reservations and information at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – 1 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Next Tuesday, January 26

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 – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

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

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Art Events in Hudson NY, January 11 to January 19, 2016

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Monday, January 11

The Columbia County Chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby kicks off its 2016 work plan at its first meeting of the year.  Awareness of the climate challenge grew enormously in 2015 but an adequate solution is not yet in place.  Citizens’ Climate Lobby works to empower ordinary individuals to ensure a fair, effective and equitable solution, particularly where we believe it has to start—in the U.S. Congress.  This first meeting of 2016 will take stock of where the organization is and plan for 2016, with particular attention to the 2016 Congressional election.  There are many ways to help.  All those interested are welcome to attend and contribute their thoughts.  Information at 917-282-2395 – 6 pm – 11 Kinderhook Street, Chatham

Tuesday, January 12

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 – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Wednesday, January 13

Hudson Bed Races Organizational Meeting – It is time to revive this decades old tradition.  If you have never heard of the Hudson Bed Races, this meeting, called by Rich Volo, aka Trixie Starr, the force behind some of Hudson’s most popular events (the Hudson Pride Parade & Festival, Hudson’s version of the Match Game, and other frivolities) will fill you in. – 6 to 8 pm – Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, 1 North Front Street (at the foot of Warren Street)

Wednesday-Saturday, January 13-16

Columbia County Habitat for Humanity ReStore Celebration – The store, stocked with furniture, appliances, and surplus building materials donated by area residents and businesses, has been expanded by 2,500 sq. ft. of retail space, allowing for a complete redesign of the display and checkout space – Special display areas to showcase an exciting mix of furniture is one of the key elements of the expansion.  These areas are being staged by Hudson designer Michael Levinson.  Open hours have also expanded, with four hours added on Thursdays to make a full shopping day, as well as shifting open hours to be from 10 to 6 – Donation pick-ups are scheduled once a week – Schedule for the celebration includes a Sneak Preview on Wednesday from 6 to 8 pm – followed by demonstrations of creative home improvement projects and other festivities during regular store hours on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm and a ribbon cutting on Saturday at 11 am – Information at 828-0892 – ReStore, 829 Route 66, northeast of the intersection with Route 9H, Ghent

Wednesday-Sunday, January 13-17 

Wine Tastings – The Tasting Room at the Hudson-Chatham Winery is open year round offering a taste of the winery’s award-winning wines – Information at hudsonchathamwinery.com or 392-9463 – 12 noon to 5 pm – Hudson-Chatham Winery, 1900 State Route 66, Ghent

Thursday, January 14

Darlingside – The members of Darlingside met as students at Williams College ten years ago and have been writing songs and performing ever since.  They have received praise from Rolling Stone, where their song “Blow the House Down” was included in David Fricke’s picks in 2014,  inclusion in NPR Music’s Favorite Songs of 2015, and a profile in the New Yorker – Information at helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800  – 8 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Thursday-Sunday, January 14-17

Films at TSL:

Room – “…a taut narrative of captivity and freedom, an imaginative trip into the wonders of childhood, and a profound portrait of a family’s bonds and fortitude…”

Hitchcock/Truffaut – Truffaut conducts a week-long interview of Hitchcock in which the great British auteur shares with his young admirer the secrets of his cinema.  Based on the original recordings of this meeting

The Assassin – About a young woman who was abducted from a decorated general and raised by a nun who trained her in the martial arts – She returns to the land of her birth as “an exceptional assassin” after 13 years of exile – In Mandarin with subtitles

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict – “A legendary figure who was not only ahead of her time but also helped to define it…an heiress who became a central figure in the modern art movement….”

Heart of a Dog – Artist Laurie Anderson’s “…wry, wondrous, and unforgettable cinematic journey through love, death, and language…”

Janis: Little Girl Blue – Janis Joplin is one of the most revered and iconic rock & roll singers of all time, a tragic and misunderstood figure who thrilled millions of listeners and blazed new creative trails before her death in 1970 at age 27.  This in-depth examination presents an intimate and insightful portrait of a complicated, driven, and often beleaguered artist.  Joplin’s own words tell much of the film’s story through a series of letters she wrote to her parents over the years.

Jules & Jim  “…one of the best films ever made…” – An early Truffaut masterpiece, charting the relationship between two friends…over the course of 25 years – Starring Jeanne Moreau and Oskar Werner

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

Friday, January 15  

Exposition Auction – English, Continental, Asian & Ethnographic Furniture, Decorations & Art – Online catalogue at stairgalleries.com – Information at 751-1000 – 5 pm – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Free Friday Tasting – Taste Blueprint Brands artisanal spirits including FEW’s Bourbon and Rye – FEW Spirits is overturning century-old prohibition laws to become Evanston’s first distiller of grain spirits within the city limits of Evanston, the birthplace of Prohibition.  All grains used in these bottlings are grown less than 100 miles from the distillery.  Also taste bourbon and rye from Town Branch Rye, the newest distillery on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail – Information at hudsonwinemerchants.com or 828-6411 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 ½ Warren Street

Artist & Friends Community Potluck Dinner – To celebrate the artist community through monthly potluck dinners by sharing artwork and exploring creativity as a spiritual practice – Visual artists, writers, dancers, filmmakers and their friends are all welcome – Please bring a dish or a non-alcoholic beverage to share – Artists presenting this month are:  Dina Bursztyn, artist and author of children’s books, originally from Argentina, who has her working studio/gallery, Open Studio, in Catskill; Patrick Kiley, bookmaker at Publication Studio Hudson, who designs and prints original books by authors and artists on demand; Beth Thielen, an artist, writer and bookmaker who offers another way to understand quantum theories with her book String Bean Theory, is the recipient of a Rauschenberg Fellowship, and teaches printmaking and bookmaking at Inky Editions in Hudson; and Dara Lurie, who will read a selection from her memoir and creative workbook, A Great Space of Desire: Writing for Personal Evolution, and who teaches Transformative Writing Workshops.  In addition, poets from StationHill in Barrytown will “infiltrate” the evening with readings from In/Filtration, their recent anthology of innovative contemporary Hudson Valley poetry. The “infiltrators” include the publisher Sam Truitt, and his fellow poets Nancy Graham, Timothy Lui, Anne Gorrick, and Charles Stein.  The evening will be moderated by Val Richmond – If you would like to show your work, send examples to christinehales@me.com along with contact information – Held the third Friday of each month – 6 to 9 pm – First Presbyterian Church, corner of Fourth & Warren Streets (Use the side entrance on Fourth Street)

Support your hometown movie theatre – Carol – Nominated for five Golden Globe Awards – Starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara – A screen adaptation of a Patricia Highsmith novel in which a young woman in early 1950s New York falls for an older suburban housewife.  First screening is this Friday at 7 pm – For trailer and full schedule, including bargain matinees on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, go to fairviewcinema3.com – Fairview Cinema3, Fairview Plaza, Greenport

Elvis Birthday Bash with the Lustre Kings and Special Guests – For several decades, the Capital District-based Mark Gamsjager the Lustre Kings have been keeping the sound of early rockabilly alive both in the region, across the US, and around the world. – For the annual Elvis Birthday Bash at Helsinki Hudson—marking what would have been the King’s 81st birthday—the Lustre Kings are expected to be joined by other members of the region’s talented rock ‘n’ roll revival scene – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Saturday, January 16

Firefighter Fran & Firestar the Dalmatian will present an interactive show on fire safety that will have the whole family excited about fire prevention – There will be a meet and greet with Firestar and an opportunity to pose for a picture with this “crazy canine.” – Information at fasnymuseum.com – 10:30 am – FASNY Museum of Firefighting, 117 Harry Howard Avenue

Live in HD – The Metropolitan Opera production of Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers – Reservations and information at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – 12:55 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Exhibition Opening – Anne Lindberg: Fold and Unfold – Part of the artist’s new series, Building Drawings, which blurs the lines between drawing, sculpture, textiles and conceptual art on an architectural scale.  The exhibition will close on March 12 with a special performance featuring “hyperpianist” Denman Maroney – Information at www.omiartscenter.org – 1 to 3 pm – Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

Exhibition Opening – Abstractions – Non-representational and non-objective art juried by artist Valerie Hoffmann – On view through February 24 – Information at artscolumbia.org or 671-6213 – 5 to 7 pm – Columbia County Council on the Arts, 209 Warren Street

Simultaneous Exhibition Openings in Retrospective’s two galleries – (1) Nicole Cherubini: the love tapes, a retrospective – The gallery comments on the exhibition: “For years we have been talking about showing early works with recent works.  We have been thinking about the art market and why new is better.  We have been feeling the compressed space of external demands, and the limited space for more than a few….This show looks at an artist’s practice over an extended period of time.  We do this without critical hindsight or foresight.  We are not packaging the artist’s work into categories, nor inflating it with attractive trajectories, nor flattening it into a linear timeline.  To invite further access to the artist’s practice, we have produced a 92-page catalog organized by things other than time.  We have provided interpretations to fracture the priority of a singular perspective…The catalog extends backwards and forwards and ultimately intends to anchor the work with you, as you see it, now.”  – 711 Warren Street  (2) Ted Gahl:  Hibernation Anxiety – Mixed media works that employ both found objects we well as traditional art making materials – 727 Warren Street – Both exhibitions on view through  February 28 – Receptions hosted by Kristen Dodge – Information at 828-2288 or retrospectivegallery.com – 6 to 8 pm

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabin Fever Cabaret – A new lineup of circus and variety arts stars presented at Helsinki each month during the winter – Experience trapeze, contortion, acrobatic balance, sword swallowing, juggling, physical comedy, and oddball novelty turns – A Bindlestiff show is one of the few were you may see internationally renowned street performers, featured acts from Cirque du Soleil and Ringling Brothers, and artists made known by “America’s Got Talent,” alongside local legends.  Live music is another defining feature of Bindlestiff’s Cabaret shows – This performance features musical artist Tony Kieraldo, female impersonator Bernie Brandall and electric ecdysiast and burlesque star Pinkie Special Returning favorites include comedic performers Fly By Night, aerial acrobat Jason Mejias, and Bindlestiff founders Keith Nelson and Stephanie Monseu – This performance is for adults only – A family performance for all ages will be performed on Sunday March 20 – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm, Doors open at 7 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Next Tuesday, January 19

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 – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

 

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

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Art Events in Hudson NY, January 5 to January 12, 2016

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Tuesday, January 5

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 – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Wednesday-Sunday, January 6-10 

Wine Tastings – The Tasting Room is open year round and offering a taste of the winery’s award-winning wines – Information at hudsonchathamwinery.com or 392-9463 – 12 noon to 5 pm – Hudson-Chatham Winery, 1900 State Route 66, Ghent

Thursday, January 7

Pro Jam 14 – A night of the region’s best blues musicians – A bimonthly event – Dozens of musicians from the greater Hudson Valley region have taken part since the Jam was launched in 2013 – At this performance: vocalist Sari Shorr, keyboardist Bruce Katz, guitarist/vocalist Tas Cru, bassist Rick Knapp, and drummer Sonny Rock will be on stage – Working musicians in the region are invited to sit in for a freewheeling blues jam – Information at helsinkihudson.com or  828-4800  –  8 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Thursday-Sunday, January 7-10

Films at TSL:

Room – “…a taut narrative of captivity and freedom, an imaginative trip into the wonders of childhood, and a profound portrait of a family’s bonds and fortitude…”

Hitchcock/Truffaut – Truffaut conducts a week-long interview of Hitchcock in which the great British auteur shares with his young admirer the secrets of his cinema.  Based on the original recordings of this meeting

The Assassin – About a young woman who was abducted from a decorated general and raised by a nun who trained her in the martial arts – She returns to the land of her birth as “an exceptional assassin” after 13 years of exile – In Mandarin with subtitles

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict – “A legendary figure who was not only ahead of her time but also helped to define it…an heiress who became a central figure in the modern art movement….”

Heart of a Dog – Artist Laurie Anderson’s “…wry, wondrous, and unforgettable cinematic journey through love, death, and language…”

Janis: Little Girl Blue – Janis Joplin is one of the most revered and iconic rock & roll singers of all time, a tragic and misunderstood figure who thrilled millions of listeners and blazed new creative trails before her death in 1970 at age 27.  This in-depth examination presents an intimate and insightful portrait of a complicated, driven, and often beleaguered artist.  Joplin’s own words tell much of the film’s story through a series of letters she wrote to her parents over the years.

Jules & Jim – “…one of the best films ever made…” – An early Truffaut masterpiece, charting the relationship between two friends…over the course of 25 years – Starring Jeanne Moreau and Oskar Werner

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

Friday, January 8  

Nick Urb & Wilbur Forest – An Acoustic Show for the New Year – Information at 671-6006 or thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Bully with Palehound opening – Bully just released its debut album, “Feels Like.”  It has already garnered a 3 ½-star review from Rolling Stone, and the band’s brainchild, Alicia Bognanno, who does multiple duties as lead singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer, and engineer, is being touted as her generation’s answer to Courtney Love and Liz Phair – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com–  9 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Saturday, January 9

Winter Wildlife Walk – Naturalist Bonner McAllester will lead the walk to learn about the winter habits of different animal species, including the beavers that live at Hand Hollow – Registration and directions at clctrust.org – 10 am – Hand Hollow Conservation Area, New Lebanon

Exhibition Opening – It’s Never Winter Here: Paintings by Elliott Green – A solo exhibition – “All the paintings in this show at the John Davis Gallery were made after I moved upstate from New York City in 2005.  I had thought that my home was in my head, and the ideas and images it produced would be carried independently wherever I went, but the change of place absolutely transformed my work and myself.” – On view through January 31 – Information at johndavisgallery.com or 828-5907 – 6 to 8 pm – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – DANDY – A group exhibition with works by Duncan Hannah, Richard Kern, Wayne Koestenbaum, Cotter Luppi, Bob Mizer, Jim Richard, and Erik Schoonebeek – “The meaning of dandy has evolved over time.  The word first appeared in the late 18th century to describe a gentleman with style and wit, prone to eccentricity but nevertheless restrained.  A dandy had no attachments, dependents or occupation.  In short, he was a well-dressed man about town and did what he wanted to, usually with an air of superiority.  The Englishman Beau Brummel best fits this description….Who might a dandy be today? What might he read, drive, or think about?  Where does he hang out? Whom does he lust for?  In paintings, drawings and photographs, the seven artists in DANDYgive us their take.”  – On view through February 28 – Information at baileygallery.com or 828-6680 – 6 to 8 pm – Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street

Volume Music & Reading Series – A reading series featuring prose, poetry, and a short DJ set, takes place every second Saturday at The Spotty Dog – This month’s program showcases writers Mimi Lipson, Andrew Amelinckx, and Samantha Hunt – Mimi Lipson’sfirst book came out in 2014. A collection of stories she named The Cloud Of Unknowing, after her favorite fourteenth-century Christian mystical tract. She is currently working on a memoir.  Andrew Amelinckx is an award-winning crime reporter, journalist and visual artist.  Gilded Age Murder & Mayhem in the Berkshires, 2015, is his first book. His next book, chronicling old-timey Hudson Valley murders, is set for 2017.   Samantha Hunt is the author of the new novel Mr. Splitfoot as well as The Invention of Everything Else, a finalist for the Orange Prize and winner of the Bard Fiction Prize, and The Seas, awarded a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35.”  The readings are followed by a DJ set by Joe Hagan – Books will be available for purchase and signing – Hosted by Hallie Goodman and Dani Grammerstorf French – Information at 671-6006 or by e-mail to volumehudson@gmail.com – 7 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Living Roots Trio with Special Guests Jen Zimberg & Eric Sherman – A CD release party – Singer-songwriter Seamus Maynard, vocalist Meaghan Witri, and upright bass player Sauerkraut Seth Travins, are joining forces with other local musicians to celebrate the release of their debut album, “To All Things.” – Expect great food, friends, dancing, and music! – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Hush (doom/sludge/crust/post-apocalypse), So Hideous (atmospheric/symphonic black metal via Brooklyn on Prosthetic Records), and Slow Collins (experimental post rock), with Alger Moy providing sounds between sets – Information at  828-1562 or The Half Moon Facebook page – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Blue Plate Staff Annual Party to benefit Chatham Animal Haven, a new 501©(3) farm animal sanctuary in Chatham – Silent auction, raffle, buffet, and local bands all night, including Abby Lappen with Kate Stigdon, and Pete Tenerowicz; Carbonated; McJones; and Sideshow Willie – Information at 528-3714 – 5 pm to 12 midnight – Blue Plate Restaurant, 1 Kinderhook Street, Chatham

Sunday, January 10

“Why did America’s foremost landscape painter list himself in a New York City directory as ‘Thomas Cole, architect’?” – In the first lecture in the Thomas Cole National Historic Site’s Sunday Salons series, Francis Morrone, historian, writer and leading authority on the architectural history of New York City, will examine Cole’s relationship to the American architectural scene during his life and his own work as an architect, which included Old St. Luke’s Church in Catskill, his New Studio, and a complex involvement in the design of the State Capitol in Columbus, Ohio.  Mr. Morrone has a longstanding interest in the Hudson River School painters and their relation to the architectural currents of their time. This year’s Sunday Salons series will address the topic of architecture.  All lectures will be held in the Site’s new building–the reconstructed New Studio, designed by Cole himself.  The talk will be followed by a reception with the speaker – Information at www.thomascole.org or 943-7465 – 2 pm – Cedar Grove, Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill

Next Tuesday, January 12

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 – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

 

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Art Events in Hudson NY, December 28, 2015 to January 5, 2016

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Wednesday-Thursday, December 30-31

New Year Tastings – Wednesday:  Sample Prosecco and Cava from 3 to 7 pm; Thursday: Taste Champagne and other French sparklers from 2 to 6 pm – Information at 828-0934 – Fairview Wines & Spirits, 160 Fairview Avenue, Greenport 

Thursday, December 31

The Half Moon, Table/Table, and WGXC 90.7 FM present New Year’s Eve – Noche Vieja – Food/Party/Sound – Featuring live music – La Vida Band: Bobby Previte & Friends (Justin Wood, saxophone; Mike Gamble, guitar; Tyler Wood, organ; Jonathan Talbott, violin; and Terence Murren, Bass) – World Vibes with DJ Neva (Music for the Masses) – Information at 828-1562 or The Half Moon facebook page – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen – Singer, pianist and songwriter Jon Cleary, a 2015 Grammy nominee, has been a mainstay on the New Orleans R&B scene for over 35 years.  His band is a regular at classic New Orleans venues and the annual Jazz and Heritage Festival.  As always, when the music in the club veers toward the Big Easy, bayou born-and-bred Helsinki executive chef Hugh Horner will prepare a menu of Authentic Louisiana specialties – Visit joncleary.com  – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com –  9 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Friday, January 1, 2016

Official Swearing-in of Mayor Tiffany Martin-Hamilton – 12 noon – City Hall, 520 Warren Street

36th Annual New Year’s Day Auction – Copake Auction’s premiere Americana Auction of the year featuring the unreserved contents of three houses in Pawling NY, Bennington VT, and Morristown NJ. – Information, online catalog and a video walk-through preview at copakeauction.com or 329-1142 – 12 noon – Copake Auction, 266 Route 7A, Copake

Saturday, January 2

Exhibition Opening – Desde el CieloRecent Work by Meagan Buratto – On view through January 31 – Information at 822-0510 – 3 to 6 pm – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street  
Saturday-Sunday, January 2-3, 2016

Films at TSL:

Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez – “…Marquez’s sensual ‘magical’ sensibility led him to the forefront of the political struggles of the 1970s and 1980s…” – With subtitles

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict – “A legendary figure who was not only ahead of her time but also helped to define it…an heiress who became a central figure in the modern art movement….”

Heart of a Dog – Artist Laurie Anderson’s “…wry, wondrous, and unforgettable cinematic journey through love, death, and language…”

> Breathless – Jean-Luc Godard’s film. with rising stars Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg, helped launch the French New Wave and “ensured cinema would never be the same.”  – In French with English subtitles

> The Silence – Another classic film from Ingmar Bergman – A tale of two sisters – In Swedish  with English subtitles.

Janis: Little Girl Blue – Janis Joplin is one of the most revered and iconic rock & roll singers of all time, a tragic and misunderstood figure who thrilled millions of listeners and blazed new creative trails before her death in 1970 at age 27.  This in-depth examination presents an intimate and insightful portrait of a complicated, driven, and often beleaguered artist.  Joplin’s own words tell much of the film’s story through a series of letters she wrote to her parents over the years….A new understanding of a bright, complex woman whose surprising rise and sudden demise changed music forever.

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

HD screening of My Fair Lady – The 50th Year Anniversary restored version of one of the greatest musicals of all time – Reservations and information at www.timeandspace.org or 822-8448 Saturday at 7 pm, Sunday at 1 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Sunday, January 3

Exhibition Opening – Photos – A group exhibition of work by eleven contemporary photographers who explore the physicality of the photographic process by applying both traditional and progressive techniques – On view through February 2 – Information at 828-1915 or carriehaddadgallery.com – 2 to 4 pm – Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street

Tuesday, January 5

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 – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

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Art Events in Hudson NY, December 14 to December 25, 2015

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Monday, December 14

Hudson FORWARD Community Meeting – Attend the monthly Community Meeting to meet others who are committed to positive change in Hudson, and listen to guest speaker City Treasurer Heather Campbell to gain a better understanding of the City’s finances – All are welcome for snacks, beverages, and conversation – Information at the Hudson FORWARD facebook page – 7 pm to 8:15 pm – Chamber of Commerce, 1 North Front Street

Tuesday, December 15

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

Thursday-Sunday, December 17-20

Films at TSL:

Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez – “…Marquez’s sensual ‘magical’ sensibility led him to the forefront of the political struggles of the 1970s and 1980s…” – With subtitles

> Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict – “A legendary figure who was not only ahead of her time but also helped to define it…an heiress who became a central figure in the modern art movement….”

Heart of a Dog – Artist Laurie Anderson’s “…wry, wondrous, and unforgettable cinematic journey through love, death, and language…”

The Amazing Nina Simone – “…a griot as she would come to learn, who used her remarkable talent to create a legacy of liberation, empowerment, passion, and love…”

Censored Voices  “ Led by Amos Oz, the film combines original recordings of soldiers recalling their fears and doubts following Israel’s 1967 Six-Day War, with archival newsreel footage as a stark remind of how far the region remains from the peace for which they long….”

Theeb – In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination – In Arabic with English subtitles

Winter Light – An Ingmar Bergman classic film – “…the stark depiction of a spiritual crisis…”

Breathless – Jean-Luc Godard’s film. with rising stars Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg, helped launch the French New Wave and “ensured cinema would never be the same.”  – In French with English subtitles

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

Friday-Saturday, December 18-19

Camphill Hudson presents its annual production of The Oberufer Shepherd’s Play, performed by residents and staff – For hundreds of years, ordinary folk in the village of Oberufer on the Danube, gathered in the local tavern at Christmas time to perform this play for their neighbors.  The play has been reenacted and passed down through storytelling methods since the 16th century.  This year, come watch the ordinary and extraordinary folk of Hudson perform – Information at 828-3431 – Friday at 7:30 pmSaturday at 2 pm – Solaris, 360 Warren Street

Friday, December 18

Artists & Friends Community Potluck Dinner – These monthly dinners (held the third Friday of each month) celebrate the artist community by sharing artwork and exploring creativity as a spiritual practice – Visual artists, writers, dancers, filmmakers and their friends are all welcome.  Please bring a dish or non-alcoholic beverage to share.  (Christmas cookies are welcome.) – At this month’s meeting the following artists will present:  Photographer Tony Gravett will talk about how best to photograph your own work.  He will also have information about digital cameras and techniques for photographing and printing photos of flat, rectangular artwork and will field computer/technical questions if time allows.  Artist Barbara Willner, will talk about her current exhibition at the Chatham Bookstore and a technique of free hand bronze painting done with metallic powders.  Also presenting will be artist Tom McGill, who is also the curator at Gallery at 46 Green Street where his current exhibition, “Taboo & Revelation,” is on view until December 25.  Author and artist Lisa LaMonica will be sharing information about Hudson Magazine.  Ulrike Grannis, whose specialties are bookmaking and paper marbling, will present, as will sculptor Sher Stevens, who is new to Hudson and is offering sculpture classes.  Artists wishing to share their work at subsequent meetings should send examples of their work to christinehales@me.com along with contact details at least five days before the dinner.  An e-mail reply will let you know if you are one of the eight people selected to present that night or asking if you want to be on a waiting list for the next month.  – Information by e-mail to artistspotluck@gmail.com – 6 to 9 pm – First Presbyterian Church, corner of Fourth & Warren Streets (Use the side entrance on Fourth Street.)

Saturday, December 19

Hudson Farmers’ Market, Winter Version – This is the last Saturday of the winter edition of the Hudson Farmers’ Market.  Many favorite vendors will be there. – 10 am to 1 pm – Parish Hall, Christ Church Episcopal, 431 Union Street, at Union Street and East Court Street

Christmas at Clermont Open House – A great day for families – Get a sneak peek behind the scenes with self-guided tours – Free admission – Information at friendsofclermont.org  or 537-6622 – 11 am to 4 pm – Clermont State Historic Site, 97 Clermont Avenue, (off Route 9G), Germantown

HD screening of The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute – A shortened English-language version of Julie Taymor’s hit production which launched the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series.  James Levine conducts – Reservations and information at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – 1 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Kwanzaa Festival – Presented by Operation Unite in partnership with the Hudson Opera House – This annual festival starts with a Umoja Community Celebration which pays tribute to African ancestors, and celebrates African-American culture, and unity between family and friends – It starts with crafts for children followed by drumming, dancing and community performances, a candle-lighting ceremony, and the sharing of the Nguzo Saba—the seven principles of Kwanzaa.  Participants are invited to stay for a light Karamu supper and the giving of Zawadi (gifts for children.) The celebration is followed by a special performance by Mangue Sylla, an electrifying West African drummer, who returns to Hudson with a percussion ensemble to perform traditional and folkloric African songs as well as new compositions.  Sylla has been described as the “reigning king of the doundoun and a virtuoso grandmaster of traditional and ballet-style drumming of Guinea.” – The celebration starts at 3:30 pm and is free to all; the performance starts at 7 pmand a donation at the door is suggested – Both take place at the John L. Edwards Primary School, 360 State Street (behind the Hudson Area Library.)

Classics on Hudson presents the annual Messiah Community Sing – Gwen Gould conducts an arrangement of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah for strings, inviting the chorus to sing this magnificent oratorio.  Supported by a string ensemble and soloists, the audience members seat themselves in the Soprano, Alto, Tenor, or Bass sections to sing along to the Christmas portion of this 1741 masterpiece.  – Scores and refreshments will be provided.  Suggested donation at the door – 4 pm – First Presbyterian Church, 369 Warren Street, at the corner of Fourth Street

Book Signing – Internationally renowned photographer Lynn Davis celebrates her newly released book, Ice, with a book signing and reception – Over a twenty-year period beginning in 1986, Davis made a series of voyages to Disko Bay in Greenland to photograph the stunning, majestic icebergs of the Jakobshavn Glacier.  Ice is the first volume to gather this important work under one cover.  The book includes a foreword by Davis’s longtime friend, the legendary performer and writer Patti Smith. – Information at 822-8120 –5 to 8 pmHudson Home, 366 Warren Street, at the corner of Fourth Street

WGXC 90.7 FM and Spotty Dog Books & Ale present Christmas Carol Spectacular – Brian Dewan and P. G. Six perform seasonal songs in this sixth installment of a bona fide Christmas classic.  No entry fee.  A portion of bar proceeds will benefit WGXC 90.7 FM, the community radio station for Columbia and Greene Counties.  The program will also be broadcast – Information at 671-6006 or thespottydog.com – 8 to 10 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Saturday-Sunday, December 19-20

Farmland 2015: Oil Paintings by Arlene Boehm  Plein Air artist Arlene Boehm, winner of the 2014 Linda Arnaud Grant has a solo exhibition in the Gallery at the Spencertown Academy – This is the last weekend it will be on view.  The exhibition includes field sketches, studies and larger studio works –The exhibition is the result of Boehm’s participation in the Columbia County Plein Air Artists group and its visits to farms on the Chatham Farm & Art Tour which celebrated the cause of sustainable agriculture and the preservation of the rural character of Columbia County – Information at 392-3693 or spencertownacademy.org – Saturday and Sundayfrom 1 to 5 pm – Spencertown Academy, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

Sunday, December 20

HD screening of the Bolshoi Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky’s beloved holiday classic,  – Reservations and information at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org  – Two screenings:  1 pm and 7 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Club D’Elf with John Medeski – The brainchild of Boston bassist/composer Mike Rivard…Club d’Elf is a Moroccan-dosed dub-jazz collective featuring a constellation of top musicians from the jazz, DJ, rock and world music scenes of Boston and NYC…With Rivard and drummer Dean Johnston at the core, guitars, turntables, Fender Rhodes, laptops, horns, and tablas and a myriad of exotic instruments flow in and out of the mix–often with special guest keyboardist John Medeski. –  Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

The Oberufer Shepherds’ Play, performed by Camphill Ghent residents and staff is an annual tradition to celebrate the Christmas holiday.  The roots of the Oberufer plays are lost in medieval times, but have evolved to incorporate a unique mix of broad peasant humor and deep reverence in their celebration of the birth of Jesus.  The Shepherds’ Play is one of many religious plays started on the island of Oberufer near the border of Austria and Hungary in the 16th century.  The stories were handed down through traditional storytelling methods by farmers and peasants over the years. – A free performance; donations gratefully accepted – Information at 392-2760 – 4 pm – Camphill Ghent, Culture Hall, 2542 Route 66, Ghent

The Annual Celebration of Lessons & Carols – This popular regional event will feature readings, congregational singing, and choral and organ music of the Christmas season – Nine distinguished readers drawn from the area will be joined by an ensemble of over forty singers under the direction of David Smith, Artistic Director and Conductor – Information at www.concertsinthevillage.org – 4 pm to 5:30 pm – Kinderhook Reformed Church, 21 Broad Street, Kinderhook (This is a popular event, so early arrival is recommended.)

High and Mighty Therapeutic Riding and Driving Center’s annual Caroling to the Horses will help ring in the Christmas season with holiday goodies and serenading the herd.  Participants are asked to bring horsey treats to stuff the horses’ stockings and to share with neighboring rescue farms.  Information at 672-4202 – 4 to 6 pm – High & Mighty Therapeutic Riding & Driving Center, 71 County Road 21C, Ghent

The Berkshire Hillsmen Annual Holiday Concert – This a cappella chorus, well-known in the Western Massachusetts/Eastern New York area, will sing holiday favorites as well as standards – Information at 325-4101 or roejnlibrary.org – 5 pm – Roeliff-Jansen Library, 9091 Route 22 (1 mile south of the intersection of Routes 22 & 23), Hillsdale

Sunday-Thursday, December 20-24

Walking the dog Theater presents four free performances of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, performed by David Anderson and directed by Ted Pugh – This is a solo performance by Anderson, who moves fluidly from character to character – Information at 610-0909 – Sun, Tues, and Wed at 8 pm (There is no performance on Monday) and Thurs at 3 pm – Solaris, 360 Warren Street

Next Tuesday, December 22

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

POST SCRIPT

On Saturday, December 12th, The Hudson Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society flipped the switch on the holiday lights that annually festoon our historic lighthouse this time of year, only to discover a break in an underwater cable which can’t be fixed until spring.  One circuit is still operating however, so the lighthouse is half lit.  Better half-lit than never, I say.  Bah-da-boom. 

For a complete listing of holiday festivities throughout Columbia County, visit www.columbiacountytourism.org

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Art Events in HudsonNY, November 27 to December 5, 2015

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Greetings of the Season!  The list that follows will take you from Friday, November 27 through Winter Walk on Saturday, December 5.

Happy Post-Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 27

Auction Previews begin for 20th Century Modern and Contemporary Fine Art, Sculpture, Furniture and Lighting Auction to take place on December 5 at 10 am – Information at 751-1000 – Preview schedule and Online catalogue at www.stairgalleries.com – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Gift Pop-up Shop Opening – Artist-created objects and art, such as handmade glass, cutting boards, jewelry, leather goods, ceramics, throws, etc. Through December 24 – Information at 646-483-9109 or www.frgdesignart.com – 12 noon to 6 pm – FRG Objects & Design/Art, Second Floor, 217 Warren Street

Friday-Sunday, November 27-29

Films at TSL:

American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs – “A uniquely American story…of a Chinese American woman whose vision of revolution may surprise you.”

Theeb – In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination – In Arabic with English subtitles

Welcome to Leith – A feature documentary chronicling the notorious white supremacist Craig Cobb’s attempt to take over Leith, North Dakota, a registered ghost town of 24 people

Flowers – Ane lives a quiet unfulfilled life, trapped in a seemingly loveless marriage, until she suddenly starts to receive bouquets of flowers anonymously.

Breathe – A taut, nuanced story about the depths of female friendships and the dark side of teenage infatuations.  An adaptation of a French young adult novel of the same name.

The Second Mother – Brazil’s official Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film – The film centers around a hardworking live-in housekeeper in modern day Sao Paulo – In Portuguese with English subtitles

Children of Paradise – Widely considered one of the greatest French films of all time.  In French with English subtitles

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

Third Annual Basilica Farm + Flea – A farmer and makers’ holiday marketplace created as an alternative to Black Friday – Brings together a curated collection of products from a diverse group of some 125 regional makers, farmers, chefs, and vintage collectors – Friday: The Kick-Off when sales begin and run from 2 to 5 pm; A Black Friday Soiree with cocktails and more sales is from 5 to 9 pm; Saturday and Sunday: Market hours are from10 am to 6 pm – Produced and presented by Basilica Hudson and the Hudson River Exchange – Information at basilicahudson.com – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

The Ghent Playhouse presents Snow White: House of Dwarfs, an annual Panto production with the fabulous Pantoloons – Directed by Cathy Lee Visscher – Information and reservations at 1-800-838-3006 or ghentplayhouse.org – Fri/Sat at 8 pm; Sun at 2 pm – Ghent Playhouse, own 6 Town Hall Road, Ghent

Saturday, November 28

Small Business Saturday – Buy Small – Buy Creative – Buy in HudsonNY

HD screening of The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Albon Berg’s Lulu  – Acclaimed artist and director William Kentridge (The Nose) applies his unique theatrical vision to Berg’s notorious femme fatale who shatters lives, including her own – Reservations and information at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org  – 12:30  pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Ancram Opera House Open House – The new owners, Jeff Mousseau and Paul Ricciardi, will present their future plans for the Opera House – Information at info@ancramoperahouse.org or 329-0114 – Parking available next door to the Opera House – 2 to 5 pm – Ancram Opera House, 1330 County Route 7, just north of the corner of Route 82

Exhibition Opening – Joie de Vivre: Paintings & Constructions by Carolina Marquez-Sterling – On view through December 21 – Information at 828-5825 or rosegalleryfineart.com – 6 to 8 pm – Rose Gallery Fine Art, 238A Warren Street

A Night of Soul & Funk with Don Byron & Friends, including Zachary Alford, Pete Levin, Matt Finck, Dean Bowman, and Scott Petito, performing  a Tribute to the R&B legend Junior Walker – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Next Tuesday, December 1

Exhibition Opening – Perfect Ten After School: Portraits at Clermont – Photographs by Valerie Shaff – “As we consider the complexity of history, how it is told and retold, altered and sometimes even rewritten, how do we create our own truths?”  That was the question put to Perfect Ten girls as they explored marginalized voices, intricate histories, gender, and race in a program with the Friends of Clermont and the Clermont State Historic Site.  The program culminates in an exhibition of self-portraits created on site at Clermont and in collaboration with photographer Valerie Shaff to tell the profound story of each workshop participant – Information at 822-1438 or hudsonoperahouse.org – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 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 – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Public Information Meeting re the Columbia County Broadband Plan – The purpose of the meeting is to solicit public comment on the “Columbia County Open Access Fiber Lateral & Wireless Assessment,” aka Broadband Plan.  The draft plan can be found on the county website at www.columbiacountyny.com .  Written comments can be sent to Kenneth.flood@columbiacountyny.com or to Kenneth Flood, County Office Building, 401 State Street, Hudson, NY 12534 – 7 pm – First Floor Committee Room, County Office Building, 401 State Street

Next Thursday, December 3

Pythias Braswell and Megafortress – “…an evening of songs, both solid and disintegrating, both flooding and on fire.  Phythias Braswell and Megafortress together in an alliance so unholy, it doubles back around and becomes sacred.  Braswell will wield various crystalline two by fours in an attempt to tunnel directly into time itself.  Joining him will be Terence Murren, the free mason of bass, and Otto Hauser, who will eradicate all doubt with his drums.  Bill Gillim, leader of Megafortress (joined by O. Hauser and bassist, John Rosenthal) will build a sonic dimension in which science and religion are fused into a single gear: the iron wheel of Love.  Also there will be music.” – Information at 828-1562 or The Half Moon facebook page – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Next Friday-Saturday, December 4-5

Jackie Greene, touring behind his critically acclaimed new album, “Back to Birth,” his first solo album in five years – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Both Friday & Saturday at 9 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Next Friday-Sunday, December 4-6

30th Annual Gallery of Wreaths Exhibition & Silent Auction – Wreaths created and donated by businesses, organizations, floral professionals, and individuals are exhibited around the house – The public is invited to view the wreaths and participate in a silent auction to benefit the historical society’s public programs – Information at 758-9265 – Wreaths may be viewed and bids made on Friday through Sunday from 12 noon to 4 pm each day – Winning bids will be announced Sunday at 4:30 pm – Vanderpoel House of History, 16 Broad Street, Kinderhook

Next Saturday, December 5

Mountain Odyssey – A festive pre-holiday concert with love songs and Hungarian dances – Mezzo-soprano Lucille Beer and soprano Amanda Boyd-Grout will perform duets by Faure and Brahms as well as a selection of songs by Copland, Schubert, Barber, and Quilter – Pianist Mark Evans and series Artistic Director, Gili Melamed-Lev will perform the Hungarian Dances and the New Love Songs by Brahms, and Schubert’s Grand Rondo in A Major, Op. 107.  – Information and reservations at 392-2760 – 3 pm – Culture Hall, Camphill Ghent, 2542 State Route 66, Chatham

WINTER WALK!!  The 19th Annual Winter Walk – A big outdoor celebration to kick off the holiday season – Produced and presented by the Hudson Opera House with the cooperation of the City of Hudson and shop owners on Warren Street and beyond – It all starts at 5 pm with a parade (of course) as Santa and his Missus travel to City Hall, and ends with a bang, literally, when fireworks go off on Promenade Hill at 8:30 pm – Dress warmly, put on your funny hat, and join the crowd of merry-makers.  Sax-o-Claus will be there as usual, and will be joined by a flurry of snowflakes and angels, stiltwalkers, jugglers, and other street performers.  Animal lovers will enjoy seeing a real live reindeer on Warren above Seventh Street, or taking a horse and wagon ride at Seventh Street Park, also the location of the new, improved Santa’s Village. (Looking for Tots the Clown?  Find her at Sketch at 701 Warren.)  Even more live animals can be found down the street.  Alpacas are at 555 Warren.  A petting zoo and pony rides are at Fifth & Warren and miniature horses are at Third and Warren.   BeLo3rd has established warming stations, with appropriate holiday beverages, in shops and galleries below Third Street.  Pick up a map at CVS or the Opera House to find exhibitions, music, and other special treats up and down the street.  Berkshire Bank is featuring a performance by singer/songwriter John Farrell, familiar to many children in our area.  Brian Dewan, musician and performance wizard, will be in the Opera House at 327 Warren.  The corner of Fourth Street is especially active– Abby Lappen and her window performers are back this year and can be seen at the handsome new location of Hudson Home.  The First Presbyterian Church offers its usual warming chili, and a schedule of three performances—the Adirondack Baroque Consort, the Trebel Choraliers from Catskill, and the Chatham Cornet Band. Across the street you will find the St. Lucia singers in FACE.  Be sure to consult the map to find parking places and to review traffic regulations for the night.  – Information at hudsonoperahouse.org or 822-1438 – 5 to 8 pm – Warren Street and beyond

Botanica Winter Walk After Party – Vinyl Healing & Good Vibes with DJ Ephraim Asili – Information at 828-1562 or The Half Moon facebook page – 9 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Hudson Farmers’ Market – The summer edition of the Hudson Farmers’ Market breathed its last of the season on November 21, but many of your favorite vendors can be seen at the Holiday Market (sometimes called the Winter Market) held at Christ Church Episcopal for three Saturdays in December— to wit, December 5, 12, and 19 – Information at hudsonfarmersmarket.com – 10 am to 1 pm – Parish Hall, Christ Church Episcopal, 431 Union Street, at Union Street and East Court Street

For a complete listing of holiday festivities throughout Columbia County, visit www.columbiacountytourism.org

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Art Events in Hudson NY, November 19 to 26, 2015 and beyond

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Thursday, November 19 

Author Kathryn Aalto will speak about the 6,000-acre Ashdown Forest in southeast England—the real woods that inspired A. A. Milne to create the characters in Winnie-the-Pooh Her book is called The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood. One hundred years ago, As Aalto explains, Milne watched his son play with his stuffed animals there and eventually it became the Hundred Acre Wood and Christopher Robin’s adventures became some of the most beloved children’s stories of all time.  – Books will be available for purchase and signing, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Campaign for the New Hudson Area Library – Information at 671-6006 – 7 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Hudson FORWARD Community Meeting – A progress check on the organization’s 2015-16 goals – Spotlight on one of Hudson’s community organizations – All are welcome – Information at www.hudsonforward.org – 7 pm to 8:15 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street, (Use the rear entrance)

Mr. Sun, featuring Darol Anger, with special guest Tony Trishka – Led by legendary fiddler Darol Anger, Mr. Sun is the living embodiment of bluegrass history, stretching from Bill Monroe to today’s most progressive sounds.  The quartet will be augmented by special guest Tony Trishka, perhaps the most influential banjoist in the world, who is also Anger’s bandmate in Psychograss.  The group is filled out by mandolinist Joe K. Walsh, known for his award-winning stint with the Gibson Brothers; bassist Ethan Jodziewicz, a protégé of legendary bluegrass/ classical fusion virtuoso Edgar Meyer; and guitarist Grant Gordy. – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Women’s Networking Luncheon – Sponsored by the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce – The luncheon provides an opportunity for area business women to promote their businesses to other professionals.  – In a roundtable format businesses have 2-4 minutes to promote their businesses and distribute promotional and marketing materials – Networking time is built into the event – Information and reservations at 828-4417 – 12 noon to 1:30 pm – The Greens, Copake Country Club, 44 Golf Course Road, Copake

Thursday-Sunday, November 19-22

Films at TSL:

Heart of a Dog – Artist Laurie Anderson’s “…wry, wondrous, and unforgettable cinematic journey through love, death, and language…”

Theeb – In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination – In Arabic with English subtitles

Welcome to Leith – A feature documentary chronicling the notorious white supremacist Craig Cobb’s attempt to take over Leith, North Dakota, a registered ghost town of 24 people

Flowers – Ane lives a quiet unfulfilled life, trapped in a seemingly loveless marriage, until she suddenly starts to receive bouquets of flowers anonymously.

Breathe – A taut, nuanced story about the depths of female friendships and the dark side of teenage infatuations.  An adaptation of a French young adult novel of the same name.

The Second Mother – Brazil’s official Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film – The film centers around a hardworking live-in housekeeper in modern day Sao Paulo – In Portuguese with English subtitles

> Mission to Lars – The film follows severely autistic Tom Spicer, whose lifelong dream is to meet Lars Ulrich, the drummer with the heavy metal band, Metallica.  This feature documentary manages to combine rock music, autism, and dysfunctional families to moving and sometimes hilarious effect.

Children of Paradise – Widely considered one of the greatest French films of all time.  In French with English subtitles

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

Friday, November 20

Exposition Auction – English, Continental and American furniture, decorations and art – Online catalogue at stairgalleries.com – Information at 751-1000 – Previews: Tues, Wed, & Thurs from 10 am to 5 pm, Fri from 10 am, with auction at 6 pm – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Artist & Friends Community Potluck Dinner – These monthly dinners celebrate the artist community by sharing artwork and exploring creativity as a spiritual practice – Visual artists, writers, dancers, filmmakers and their friends are all welcome.  Please bring a dish or non-alcoholic beverage to share – At this month’s meeting the following artists will present:  George Tsalikis will talk about Inky Editions, and his new printmaking studio in Hudson offering memberships and printmaking classes; Paul Chaleff, sculptor and ceramicist; Amanda Pierro from Apogee will talk about artists giving workshops at Olana and partnering to engage the community with art; and Christine Hales will present a short video showing the highlights of the Venice Biennale she visited this year  Artists wishing to share their work at subsequent meetings should send examples of their work to christinehales@me.com along with contact details at least five days before the dinner.  An e-mail reply will let you know if you are one of the eight people selected to present that night or asking if you want to be on a waiting list for the next month.  Held the third Friday of each month – Information by e-mail to artistspotluck@gmail.com – 6 to 9 pm – First Presbyterian Church, corner of Fourth & Warren Streets (Use the side entrance on Fourth Street.)

Julie Byrne & Johanna Warren perform – Information at 671-6006 – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Lady Moon and the Eclipse perform The Gospel – Hudson’s own Ngonda Badila, aka Lady Moon, makes a rare appearance in her own hometown. – Information at 828-5777 – 9 pm – Savoia, 214 Warren Street

David Jacobs-Strain, with special guest Abbie Gardner – A highly percussive guitarist and slide wizard, who “buries himself inside a song and seemingly channels decades more life than he could possibly have experienced and miles beyond what he must have seen growing up in Eugene, Ore…” – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Friday-Saturday, November 20-21

Hansel & Gretel – A condensed, semi-staged performance of Engelbert Humperdinck’s fairy tale opera – The cast is made up of young professional singers including Teresa Buchholz(Hansel), Catherine Forbes (Gretel), Emilia Cedriana Donato (playing two characters—the Sandman and the Dew Fairy), Mary Deyerle Hack (the Witch), who is also the Artistic Director of Diamond Opera Theater.  The music director and conductor is pianist Noah Palmer.  Presented by Diamond Opera Theater in association with the Hudson Opera House – Children admitted free; suggested donation for adults – Information at 822-1438 – Friday at 6 pmSaturday at 2 pm – Christ Church Episcopal, 431 Union Street at East Court Street

Saturday, November 21 

Hudson Farmers’ Market – This is the last Saturday of the Summer Market, but don’t despair.    Many of the same summer market vendors will be at the Winter Market held at Christ Church Episcopal (at Union Street and East Court Street) for three Saturdays in December.  Stay tuned for hours.  – Information at www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

BeLo3rd Gallery Stroll – Come find out what eleven galleries below Third Street are showing – In the 100 Block:  Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street; BCB ART, 116 Warren Street; Limner Gallery, 123 Warren Street; Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street.   In the 200 Block: CCCA Gallery, 209 Warren Street; FRG Objects & Design/Art, Second Floor, 217 Warren Street; J. Damiani Gallery, 237 Warren Street; Rose Gallery Fine Art, 238-A Warren Street; Volkmann Images, 258 Warren Street. Front Street: Gallery at the Chamber, 1 North Front Street; Inky Editions, 112 South Front Street (Large white building behind the Basilica Building) – Information at bcbart.com or 828-4539 – 5 to 7 pm – Warren Street below Third Street

Exhibition Opening – Photobook 2015 – Sixth Annual International Juried Exhibition – Twenty Photobooks and Photographs by Best of Show artists – Juried by Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator, Griffin Museum of Photography, and Karen Davis, Co-owner/Curator, Davis Orton Gallery – On view through December 20 – Information at 697-0266 or davisortongallery.com – 5 to 7 pm – Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

Closing reception – Last weekend of the gallery’s Fall Group Show – Information at 828-5825 or www.rosegalleryfineart.com – 5 to 7 pm – Rose Gallery Fine Art, 238A Warren Street

Live simulcast of The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Albon Berg’s Lulu  – Acclaimed artist and director William Kentridge (The Nose) applies his unique theatrical vision to Berg’s notorious femme fatale who shatters lives, including her own – Reservations and information at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org  – 1 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Classics on Hudson presents violinist Benjamin Bowman and pianist Peter Longworth in concert – “The phenomenal violinist Benjamin Bowman, recently appointed Concertmaster of American Ballet Theatre, performs with Peter Longworth, ‘a concert pianist of such power and grace that even the crystal baubles on the chandeliers at Orchestra Hall tingle, dance and resonate when he plays.’–Chicago Tribune” – Information and reservations at 822-1438 or hudsonoperahouse.org – 7 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Unreserved Catalogued Estate Auction – 777 lots featuring 18th- and 19th-century furniture, art work, period accessories, china, glass, stoneware, primitives and more – Online catalogue at copakeauction.com – Information at 329-1142 – Previews Thursday from 11 am to 5 pm, Friday from 11 am to 7 pm, and Saturday from 12 noon to 2:45 pm – Auction at 3 pm – Copake Auction, 266 Route 7A, Copake

Barbara Krauthammer, Associate Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and co-author of Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slaverymakes her second appearance at the Roeliff Jansen Community Library.  Her talk will be based on images from the book, which is comprised of over 150 photographs taken primarily during the Civil War period through the early 20th century, and related essays, all directed toward answering what The New York Times refers to as the book’s big question:  “What does freedom look like?”  The book was awarded the 2013 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in non-fiction.  – Information at 325-4101 or www.roejanlibrary.org – 4 pm – Roeliff-Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, 1 mile south of the intersection of Routes 22 & 23, Hillsdale

Sunday November 22

A Memorial Tribute for long-time Hudson resident Albright Harrell – 5 pm to 6:30 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Radical Inventions – Features the work of five gallery artists:  Painters David Konigsberg and Ralph Stout will show recent work alongside gallery favorites of fellow artist, Shawn Snow.  Multi-media constructions by Stephen King will also be featured with large abstract works by architect turned visual artist, Juan Garcia Nunez – Also shown is work by Sue Bryan – On view through December 27 – Information at 828-1915 or carriehaddadgallery.com – 2 to 4 pm – Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street

Pennsylvania Eurythmy Ensemble  performing music by Howard Ferguson, Johann Brahms, Robert Schumann, and Saint-Saens; poetry by Theodore Roethke, Ben Okri, and Siegfried Sassoon; and a performance of Duffy and the Devil – Information and reservations at 392-2760 ext. 107 – 3 pm – Culture Hall, Camphill Ghent, 2542 Route 66, Chatham

Next Tuesday, November 24

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

Next Wednesday, November 25

Thanksgiving Eve at The Half Moon – with DJ T-Bone  – Information at  828-1562 or The Half Moon Facebook page – 10 pm to 2 am – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Next Thursday, November 26

Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the First Presbyterian Church – For those who are alone on Thanksgiving or in need of a Thanksgiving dinner, First Presbyterian sponsors a Community Thanksgiving Dinner, free to all.  Home delivery is available for those who cannot come to the church.  Volunteers and donations are welcome.  Call the church office at 828-4275 for information, to volunteer, or to give a donation. – 12 noon to 2 pm – First Presbyterian Church Hudson, Corner of South Fourth Street and Warren Street

Need Pie?  Help is on the way.  The folks at Hudson River Exchange, the Pie Pick-up Spot for a pie company called Sweet Deliverance, swear that Kelly Geary makes “some of the best tasting, best looking pies for the holidays.”  Four selections are available and must be pre-ordered at www.sweetdeliverancenyc.com .

Happy Thanksgiving!

–Ellen

WHAT LIES AHEAD

Friday-Sunday, November 27-29

Third Annual Basilica Farm + Flea – The antidote to Black Friday – Produced and presented by Basilica Hudson and the Hudson River Exchange – Details to follow.

 Saturday, December 5

Winter Walk – A big outdoor party to kick off the holiday season – Produced and presented by the Hudson Opera House with the cooperation of the City of Hudson and shop owners on Warren Street and beyond – Starts with a parade (of course) as Santa and his Missus travel to City Hall, and ends with a bang, literally, when fireworks go off on Promenade Hill – Details to follow.

 

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Art in Hudson NY, November 11 to November 18, 2015

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.    

Wednesday, November 11

Christ Church Wednesday Community Lunches, a tradition for 38 years, have started up again – The menu, posted on a large sign on Union Street on Wednesday mornings, consists of a main course accompanied by appropriate side dishes, beverages, and a choice of desserts  – Table service is by volunteers – Pre-orders and takeout are not available. – There is no set price for the meal, but diners are asked to donate according to their ability.  Donations pay for the cost of food, with a portion benefiting the church’s Community Outreach Program – Information at 828-1329 – 11:30 am to 1:15 pm – Christ Church Episcopal, 431 Union Street, at East Court Street

Thursday, November 12 

Boots to Books Veteran Education Workshop – A workshop designed to assist veteran students in their transition from the military to academics – The first 25 veterans registering for the workshop will receive two complimentary admissions and VIP seating for the evening’s performance of Beyond Glory, starring Stephen Lang that takes place in the Arts Center Theater at the college at 7 pm–  Mr. Lang portrays and tells the story of 8 Medal of Honor Recipients from WWII, Korea, and the Vietnam wars.  To register for the workshop, or to order tickets for the performance, call Christine Perry in the Office of Community Services, 828-4181 ext 3126 – Workshop is from 4 to 5 pm; performance is at 7 pm – Columbia Greene Community College, 4400 Route 23, Greenport

Spotty Dog Books & Ale joins with Publication Studio Hudson to present a Double Bill Book Reading – Max Goldfarb and Matt Bua converge upon Hudson’s bookstore/bar for a dual presentation on their new books – Intermedia artist Maximilian Goldfarb’s Handbook for Human Machines is an artist’s book comprising two aspects of visual research material instrumental in forming “Human Machine,” a radio program produced by Goldfarb for Wave Farm and broadcast from the FM station WGXC.  The Handbook and the program accumulate, organize and represent developments for the extension and evolution of humans, depicting an evolving anatomy and shifting constructs of personhood.   Catskill-based author/artist Matt Bua’s new work lies at the crossroads of an artist’s book, regional history and parapolitical investigation.  His book, Talking Walls, scrutinizes the oft-repeated story of the origins of the Northeast’s famed stone walls.  Were 252,000 miles of stone walls–enough to reach the far side of the moon—in fact built by European colonists in a period of roughly 100 years, or are they perhaps much, much older?  Bua’s book draws closer to a profound new reading of our shared landscape and its ancient past. – Information at 671-6006 – 7 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Jessica Lea Mayfield – Mayfield began traveling with her family bluegrass band, One Way Rider, at the age of 8 – By 11 she was writing her own songs and accompanying her brother at open mic nights – In addition to opening for many artists, she has frequently toured as a headliner – She performed at the Blossom Music Center in Ohio as part of “A Prairie Home Companion” in 2010 – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Mazozma Theater Duo, PG Six, and Pigeons pop-up performance – 8ish pm – Information at 518-212-7653 – The Lobby, 345 Union Street

Thursday-Sunday, November 12-15

Films at TSL:

Heart of a Dog – Artist Laurie Anderson’s “…wry, wondrous, and unforgettable cinematic journey through love, death, and language…”

Theeb – In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination – In Arabic with English subtitles

Welcome to Leith – A feature documentary chronicling the notorious white supremacist Craig Cobb’s attempt to take over Leith, North Dakota, a registered ghost town of 24 people

Flowers – Ane lives a quiet unfulfilled life, trapped in a seemingly loveless marriage, until she suddenly starts to receive bouquets of flowers anonymously.

Breathe – A taut, nuanced story about the depths of female friendships and the dark side of teenage infatuations.  An adaptation of a French young adult novel of the same name.

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

Friday, November 13

Everett & Richard Hammersworth perform – Information at 828-1562 or The Half Moon Facebook page – 7 pm–  48 South Front Street

A celebration of the publication of IN/FILTRATION: An Anthology of Innovative Poetry from the Hudson River Valley – Readings by world-class experimental poets – Musical performances by Otto Hauser, Jeffrey Lependorf, David Rothenberg, and Pauline Oliveros – The anthology is edited by area poets Anne Gorrick and Sam Truitt and is published by Station Hill of Barrytown – Copies of the anthology will be available for purchase – Hosted by Karen Schoemer, bookseller – Information at 845-758-5293 or e-mail samtruitt@stationhill.org  – Doors open at 7 pm; celebrate from 7:30 pm to 10 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys – Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys have mined the corners of pre- and early-rock ‘n’ roll influences, including Western swing, honkytonk, doo-wop, and country boogie – Take a trip back to a more innocent time with these ever-joyful roots-rockers – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Friday-Saturday, November 13-14

The Philmont Pub’s Tenth Anniversary Celebration – Delicious food and great company – Join the celebration to congratulate Elizabeth and Matt for creating such a wonderful gathering place for the Philmont Community – Live music begins at 8:30 pm each night: The Wickers Creek Band will be playing pretty good bluegrass music on Friday, and Two Gun Man will light up the room on Saturday – Information at www.facebook.com/philmontpub or 672-7346 – Complimentary buffet from 5 to 8 pm both nights – Main Street Public House, 12 Main Street, Philmont

Saturday, November 14

Hudson Farmers’ Market – The market is winding down, but you can still find plenty of fall vegetables and fruits, cut flowers, greens, prepared foods, baked goods, cheese, eggs, and more. The last day of the Hudson summer market will be November 21.  Watch this space for announcement of the opening date for the winter market – Information at www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

Auction – A Tradition of Collecting: Property from Cornelia Guest – (Formerly The Collection of Winston & C.Z. Guest,) Templeton – Information at 751-1000; Online catalogue at www.stairgalleries.com – Previews Monday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday from 10 am; Auction starts at 11 am – Stair Auctioneers & Appraisers, 549 Warren Street

Open House at Dr. Oliver Bronson House – Historic Hudson invites the public to visit the house for informal tours and remarks by Peter Watson on a recent paint analysis and archeological findings – Hot cider and autumnal treats – Information by e-mail to historichudson@verizon.net or call 828-1785 – 11 am to 2 pm – Enter the grounds at the Hudson Correctional Facility entrance on Worth Avenue – Park on the field across from the house.

My Fair Lady – A special screening of the 50th year restoration of the film – Reservations and information at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – 2 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Exhibition Opening – in secluded corners:  Works by Pamela J. Wallace – Hard, durable industrial materials combined with ephemeral materials – On view through December 6 – Information at johndavisgallery.com or 828-5907 – 6 to 8 pm – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

Volume Music & Reading Series – A new reading series featuring prose, poetry, and a short DJ set, takes place every second Saturday at The Spotty Dog – This month’s program showcases writers Amanda K. Davidson, author of the chapbooks Arcanagrams: A ReckoningThe Space, and Apprenticeship, as well as The Conditions of Our Togetherness, a serial comic on Weird Sister Magazine; Lee Matthew Goldberg’s debut novel Slow Down has just been published, his novel The Mentor will be released in the fall of 2016, and his TV pilot Join Us made the finals in Script Pipeline’s 2015 TV Writing Competition; and Rebecca Wolff , the author of four collections of poetry, one novel, and numerous pieces of occasional prose.  In 1998 she founded the influential literary journal Fence and in 2001 she founded Fence Books and launched The Constant Critic website.  She lives in Hudson, NY and is currently a fellow at the New York State Writers Institute at the University at Albany – The readings are followed by a DJ set by Jake Perry – Books will be available for purchase and signing – Hosted by Hallie Goodman and Dani Grammerstorf – Information at 671-6006 or by e-mail to volumehudson@gmail.com – 7 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

HRC Showcase Theatre presents a staged reading of The Ding Dongs (or What is the Penalty in Portugal?) by Brenda Withers When a sweet-faced couple show up on a suburban doorstep, an unsuspecting homeowner finds himself the victim of a surreal home invasion – This is HRC’s second staged reading of the fall season – Five original plays, chosen from more than 200 submissions, will be presented in this, the theatre’s 25th anniversary year. The reading is followed by a reception and “talk back” with the playwright, actors and director – Information and reservations at 851-2061 – Walk-ins welcome – 7:30 pm – First Reformed Church of Hudson, 52 Green Street

People’s Champs – DJ Wet Magic Shave with Les Nabis – Information at 828-1562 or The Half Moon Facebook page – 8 pm – The Half Moon48 South Front Street

The Grand Chaconne – Pianist Benjamin Hochman, winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, performs a fascinating recital program of transcriptions.  Three contrasting works written within a decade at the turn of the twentieth century by Scriabin, Janacek and Granados are presented alongside masterpieces by Schumann, Kurtag and Bach.  Enjoy the magnificent Brahms arrangement of Bach’s Chaconne and Hochman’s original transcriptions of Schumann songs and piano works by Granados and Janacek.  Information and reservations at 392-2760. –  3 pm – Camphill Ghent, 2542 Route 66, Chatham

Author Andrew Amelinckx reads from his new book, Gilded Age Murder & Mayhem in the Berkshires, as part of the library’s Author & Artist series – 3 pm – Chatham Public Library, 11 Woodbridge Avenue, Chatham

Exhibition Opening – En Mass II – This exhibition “brings accessibility and affordability to contemporary art collecting.”  After the successful debut of this Salon-style exhibition last year, the gallery invited even more artists to participate in 2015.  The only guidelines were that the work should be new, small, and reasonably priced.  The results—the work of 50+ artists in every style and medium–cover the gallery walls.  If the idea of buying or collecting art seems intimidating, En Masse II aims to change that.  All artworks in the show may be purchased on the spot and picked up starting the day after the opening – Live jazz by Josh Connors and Otto Gardner – Information at 392-3336 or www.thompsongirouxgallery.com – 4 to 6 pm – Thompson Giroux Gallery, 57 Main Street, Chatham

Singer Kristina Bachrach performs From Opera to Broadway:  Music for the Stage, with Mitchell Vines on the piano – The program includes opera selections from Monteverdi, Mozart, Johann Strauss, Gilbert & Sullivan, and Puccini, and songs from Broadway by Gershwin, Weill, Kern, Rodgers, Sondheim, and Wilson – Information at www.roejanlibrary.org or 325-4101 – 5 pm – Roeliff- Jansen Library, 9091 Route 22 (1 mile south of the intersection of Routes 22 & 23, Hillsdale

Sunday November 15

Live simulcast of The Bolshoi Ballet’s  production of Jewels  – Reservations and information at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org  – 1 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Joseph Arthur – with Jonah Tolchin opening – Arthur forged an impressive solo career as a visionary, indie-rock singer-songwriter that began with 1997’s “Big City Secrets,” as the first American signed to Peter Gabriel’s Real World label.  He has recorded over a dozen albums – Opener Jonah Tolchin has received much praise for this album of rootsy Americana, “Clover Lane,” which charted in the top fifteen folk albums on the Roots Music Report for three months. – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Photography Workshop & Field Trip – Chris Aderholt of the Columbia County Photography Club will lead a workshop on how to create the best pictures when you are out in nature.  The workshop takes place in the Columbia Land Conservancy offices, then heads over to Sutherland Pond at Ooms Conservation Area to practice taking photos as day fades into night – Bring your camera, tripod, coat, gloves, and a small flashlight – 3 pm to 5:30 pm – Columbia Land Conservancy, 49 Main Street

The Actors’ Ensemble Fall Benefit & Celebration – See work in progress featuring young actors from the new Michael Chekhov School – Information at 392-5497 – 3:30 to 5:30 pm – Spencertown Academy, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

Next Tuesday, November 17

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

Next Wednesday, November 18

Awesome Tapes from Africa  &  S.K. Kakraba  – Information at  828-1562 or The Half Moon Facebook page – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Stree

 

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