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ANOTHER OPENING, ANOTHER SHOW…
Don’t blink or you will miss the next great opening. A new gallery, Concepto Hudson, has opened quickly but quietly at 741 Warren Street, the former Neefus Photography building. Stop and say hello to gallery owner Kiyoshi Ike, who has moved his Concepto gallery from Brooklyn to burgeoning Upper Warren Street, aka Hudson’s East End. The Grand Opening will be April 8 with an exhibition of contemporary art. Meanwhile the gallery is displaying its own collection through March 31. Concepto Hudson is open from Thursday to Sunday, 12 noon to 6 pm.
Belo3rd’s J. Damiani Gallery, now in its tenth year, has announced that it will open a small café called Apperitivi at the front of the gallery. Pre-dinner fare such as salumi and formaggi prepared in the Italian style will be served along with select wines and craft beers. A mid-March opening is projected. The café will be open from 4 to 8 pm from Wednesday through Saturday. J. Damiani Gallery is at 237 Warren Street.
Changes have been announced at The Dogs of Hudson retail shop and the group class studio are both closing. The good news is that new extended training hours are being offered in the form of in-home training with evening and weekend hours available. call Erica Nance at 822-8242.
Tuesday, February 25
A Special Radio Tribute to Maggie Estep – Hosted by Victor Mendolia – Richard Boch, Laura Shea, Karen Schoemer and others will discuss Maggie’s work and life in NYC and upstate – 2 pm – WGXC, 90.7-FM, or streamed live on www.wgxc.org
Schwervon! with Ferriday – A two-piece American rock band with Nan on drums and Matt on guitar – They have produced five full length albums, two seven-inch vinyl only singles, and have toured the world – Information at 828-1562 – 9 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street
Thursday, February 27
Live simulcast of The National Theatre of London’s original stage production of War Horse, based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford – Takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. “…astonishing life-size puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, bring breathing, galloping charging horses to thrilling life on stage.” – Information and reservations at www.timeandspace.org or 822-8448 – 7 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street – Repeated on Sunday. See below.
Thursday-Sunday, February 27-March 2
Films at TSL:
> Liv & Ingmar – Liv Ullmann and Ingmar Bergman met when she was 25 and Bergman was 47 – Now, five decades later, Ullmann tells the story of their life together, using excerpts from their films, still photos, behind-the-scenes footage, and personal letters
> The Great Flood – The story of the Mississippi River flood of 1927 which forced the displacement of sharecroppers to Northern cities, fueling the evolution of acoustic blues to electric blues bands
> Information and schedule at 822-8100 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street
Saturday, March 1
Learn to Make Puff Pastry – Mushroom and gruyere vol au vents, sesame sticks, apple tarts, millefeuille, palmiers petit fours—these are just a few of the treats you can make with puff pastry dough – Chef Madeline Delosh, from Mado Patisserie in Chatham, will demonstrate the steps to create this versatile dough and will prepare a variety of savory and sweet treats – Participants will leave with easy-to-make recipes and a gift box filled with Madeline’s own puff pastry creations – Reservations and information atwww.valleyvariety.com or 828-0033 – 10 am to 12 noon – Valley Variety, 705 Warren Street
Indoor Farmers’ Market at Christ Church – Featuring Hudson Farmers’ Market vendors offering meats, vegetables, baked goods, plants, and handmade gifts – Information at 828-4047 – Saturdays from 10 am to 1 pm – Christ Church Parish Hall, 431 Union Street
Live simulcast of The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Alexander Borodin’s epicPrince Igor – This is its first Met performance since 1917, in a new production by noted Russian opera director Dmitri Tchermiakov in his Met debut – Information and reservations at www.timeandspace.org or 822-8448 – 12 noon – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street
Exhibition Opening – Nancy Johnson: Recent Paintings/Dori Latman: Recent Drawings– On view through March 30 – Information at 822-0510 orwww.510warrenstgallery.com – 2 to 5 pm – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street
Artist Talk – Artist Elise Gardella will show her work in the first of a series of Artist Talks. A discussion of Gardella’s work will be moderated by Linda Earle, former head of the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, and currently the director of Wesleyan’s New York Arts Program – Gardella, who received her MFA from Bard College, is an artist who “tracks the disruptions and harmonies that occur in individual lives and social groups.” Her work has been published in MaximumRocknroll and Punk Planet. She has shown internationally and participated in 16 Beaver, New York, and FEEL TANK Pathogeographies, Chicago – Information at www.hudsonoperahouse.orgor 822-1438 – 4 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street
A Poetry Reading by Gerard Malanga – Presented by McDaris Fine Art and the Edna St Vincent Millay Society – Malanga is the recipient of the 2014 Steepletop Poet of Distinction Award and Official Poet of the Glasgow International Arts Festival to take place in April, 2014 – Information at 212-518-7551 – 5 pm – McDaris Fine Art, 623 Warren Street
Exhibition Opening – Apocypha: The Birth of Consciousness & Trials by Ordeal – A solo exhibition of paintings, photographs and sculpture by artist Herbert Reichert – This is Reichert’s third exhibition at the gallery – On view through March 23 – Information at www.johndavisgallery.com or 828-5907 – 6 to 8 pm – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street
Hudson Wine Merchants 3rd Floor Gallery presents Still Resounding. An Evening of Poetry and Music – Introduction and reading by Susan H. Gillespie from Corona, Selected Poems of Paul Celan (Station Hill Press), followed by a concert performance of Luciano Berio’s Sequenza, and Paul Hindemith’s Eight Pieces for Flute, performed by Eugenie Zukerman. Susan H. Gillespie is a noted translator of German philosophy, musicology, fiction, and poetry. Her translation ofThe Correspondence of Paul Celan and Ilana Shmueli (The Sheep Meadow Press) was a finalist for the National Translation Prize. Renowned flutist Eugenie Zukerman has performed as a soloist with leading orchestras worldwide. Her most recent recording, Flesh & Stone: The Songs of Jake Heggie was released with all proceeds benefitting Classical Action: Performing Arts Against AIDS. Space is limited to 50 guests – Reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org or 917-502-2012 – Suggested donation at the door – Wine and light refreshments will be served – 5:30 pm – Third Floor, Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 Warren Street, Hudson
The Big Takeover – Upstate New York’s own ska-reggae group has chosen Club Helsinki Hudson to celebrate the release of its third album, “Children of the Rhythm” – Visit www.bigtakeoverband.com – Information at 828-4800 orwww.helsinkihudson.com 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street
Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band with special guest Zachary Cale and DJ Lunar Moss – Information at 828-1562 – 9 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street
The Arte Trio in concert – Three Yale School of Music graduates: Miki-Sophia Cloud, violin; Katsura Tanikawa, piano; and Laura Usiskin, cello, will play music of Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Ravel – Information at www.roejanlibrary.org or 325-4101 – 5 pm – Roeliff-Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale (1 mile south of the Route 22/23 intersection)
18th-Century Tavern Night – Step back in time to learn about 18th-century food and drink, music, dancing, and gambling – Music by Salmagundi – Sponsored by the Columbia County Historical Society – Information and reservations at 758-9265 orwww.cchsny.org – 4 to 7 pm – Vanderpoel House of History, 16 Broad Street (Route 9), Kinderhook
Ryder & Hazel with the Dust Bowl Faeries and Swamp Baby in An Evening of Enchanting Music and Projections – This is Ryder Cooley’s Albany debut of a new musical adventure – She is a multi-media artist who often performs with Hazel, a disembodied taxidermy ram – The Dust Bowl Faeries includes keyboardist/vocalist Sara Ayers and steel guitarist/cellist Karen Cole – Cooley sings and plays accordion, ukulele and musical saw in the group – Swamp Baby consists of guitarist Mike Hotter and multi-instrumentalists Nick Matulis, Frank Moscowitz and Megan Prokorym, drummer Nicholas Kopp and bassist Stephen Orsini – Reservations and information at 438-5503 or www.steamer10theatre.org or Ryder Cooley at email@example.com or 429-0046 – 8 pm – Steamer No. 10 Theatre, 500 Western Avenue, Albany
Saturday-Sunday, March 1-2
The House, a puppet show for adults and children (12 and up) – Award-winning Danish puppeteer Sofie Krog, with Spanish puppeteer David Faraco, have created an ensemble of weird and wonderful puppets, all united by the story of The House, a character in itself. This is no ordinary house; it is a funeral home with its own disembodied voice. – Information at 822-1438 or www.hudsonoperahouse.org – Two shows: Saturday at 7 pm and Sunday at 4 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street
Sunday, March 2
HD screening of The National Theatre of London’s original stage production of War Horse, based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford – Takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. “…astonishing life-size puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, bring breathing, galloping charging horses to thrilling life on stage.” – Information and reservations at www.timeandspace.org or 822-8448 – 1:00 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street – Also shown on Thursday. See above.
North Mississippi Allstars – Luther and Cody Dickinson, sons of the late, legendary Memphis musician and producer, Jim Dickinson, formed this southern blues-rock band in 1996. Their 2000 debut album, “Shake Hands with Shorty,” garnered a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Blues album – Listen at www.nmallstars.com – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street
Brunch for Habitat – Featuring singer-songwriter Jim Wann, the Tony Award-nominated composer and lyricist of Pump Boys and Dinettes – To benefit Columbia County Habitat for Humanity – Listen at www.jimwann.com – Reservations and information at 828-0892 – 11 am to 1 pm – The Blue Plate, 1 Kinderhook Street, Chatham
Sunday, March 2 through Wednesday, March 12
Radio On! – Turn your radio on and tune into WGXC’s on-air fund drive or listen on your computer by going to www.wgxc.org – WGXC is a community radio station serving Columbia and Greene Counties and this is the winter version of its twice-a-year appeal. The goal for this drive is $35,000 – To pledge, call 697-7400 or 828-0290 or pledge online at www.wgxc.org
Monday-Tuesday, March 3-4
US Environmental Protection Agency Public Information Sessions for the Dewey Loeffel Landfill Superfund Site in the Town of Nassau – Members of the project team will provide information and answer questions about current and planned activities, including the startup of the treatment plant at the site which discharges treated water into the Valatie Kill – For information contact Larisa Romanowki firstname.lastname@example.org or 747-4389 – Monday from 6 to 9 pm at St. Paul’s Church, 6 Sylvester Street, Kinderhook; Tuesday at St. Mary’s Church Parish Hall, 26 Church Street, Nassau
Tuesday, March 4
Trixie Starr hosts Match Game, the Hudson version of the 60s/70s television show – Cookies from Trixie’s Oven as prizes – Information at 301-4398 – 8 to 10 pm – (pm) Wine Bar, 119 Warren Street
Alternating Mondays and Wednesdays
Acoustic Jam/Song Circle – All welcome – Information by contacting Marilyn email@example.com – Meets every first and third Monday from 7 to 9 pm at the Red Dot, 319 Warren Street, and every second and fourth Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street
Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted byCameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 828-4800 orwww.helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 7 pm – Performance from 8 to 11 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street
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