Events in Hudson NY, August 25 to August 31, 2014

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Farmers’ Markets and Ongoing Fun and Games at end.

Monday, August 25

The Voodoo Orchestra North – The orchestra, led by legendary jazz drummer, improviser and composer Bobby Previte, has been presenting a regular series of performances devoted to exploring the music of Miles Davis’ eternal electric jazz-funk masterpiece, “Bitches Brew.”  The work, released in 1970, was hailed as “one of the greatest works of the twentieth century,” and has “changed the entire landscape of not only jazz, but rock, funk, soul and pop as well.” – Visit www.bobbyprevite.com – Information at www.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 Kevin Morby and Better Pills (members of Hand Habits) perform – Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Tuesday, August 26

Movie Tuesdays – Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times – Chaplin’s Little Tramp gracefully and playfully makes his way through the Great Depression of the 1930s – One of the great classics of American cinema – Information atwww.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Wednesday, August 27

This mini-festival of Dreampop features three New York State based bands—Widowspeak, Hand Habits, andSleepers Bells—exploring the depths, corners and intersections of psychedelic rock, freak folk, and mumblecore – Information at www.helsinkihudson.com  or 828-4800 – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Isa X, Painted Faces, and Saviour Self – “Isa X is the sound and noise compositions of Dylan Hay from Brooklyn – Painted Faces: Lo-fi freak pop collage weirdo David Drucker creates bizarre nostalgic jams. – and Saviour Self is the improvisational noise duo of Logan Visscher and Colin LaClair.”  (They said it, I didn’t.) – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Wednesday-Saturday, August 27-30

Films at TSL:

Whitey: USA v. James J. Bulger – “…a sweeping and revelatory documentary film that follows the trial of the infamous gangster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger…”

> Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem – “an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst.”

The Pleasures of Being Out of Step – Notes on the Life of Nat Hentoff – A documentary on “one of the enduring voices of the last 65 years, a writer who championed jazz as an art form and who also led the rise of ‘alternative’ journalism in America.”

Ida – A moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating from the terrible years of the Nazi occupation – In Polish with English subtitles

> Information and schedule at 822-8100 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Wednesday-Sunday, August 27-31

World Premiere Theatre Revival – Stageworks Hudson revives its 2012 award-winning hit, Tomorrow in the Battle, by Kieron Barry  – “…one of the most remarkable pieces of theater in recent memory.  Brilliant would be the word.”—Albany Times Union – Directed by Laura Margolis – This is the final week of the run – Information and tickets at 822-9667 – Wed-Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri at 8 pm, Sat at 2 pm & 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm – Stageworks Hudson, 41 Cross Street

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents The Full Monty – “…the steel mine has closed and the guys are out of work…They’ve hit rock bottom, until, encouraged by a male strip show their wives are enjoying, they come up with a scheme to ‘bare it all”…. – Information, schedule and reservations at www.machaydntheatre.org or 392-9292  – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Wednesday-Monday, August 27-September 1

The 174th Annual Columbia County Fair – A sampling of programs includes midway rides, the famousDemolition Derby, Heritage Village with antique engines, corn huskers and other working machinery, the Hudson Valley Bounty cooking contest and a pie contest,  Agricultural Show Ring, watermelon eating contest, the Brad Comedy Hypnosis Show, oxen demonstration, Talent Contest, 64th Annual Firefighters Parade (Sat at 11 am), quilt show, scarecrow demonstration, cow chip bingo, Painted Pony Rodeo, monster tractor pull, daily pig races and 4-H demonstrations, plus nightly entertainment on the Main Stage including The Oak Ridge Boysand Still Surfin’: A Musical Tribute to The Beach Boys, and much, much more – Admission includes parking and all entertainment – Kids under 12 admitted free – Thursday is Youth & Senior Citizens’ Day with reduced pricing – Information and schedule at www.columbiafair.com – Wed from 3 to 11 pm, Thurs-Mon from10 am to 11 pm, Columbia County Fairgrounds, Route 66, Chatham

Thursday, August 28

Hudson Cruises Weekday Sightseeing Cruise – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – Information and tickets atwww.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Board at 6:30 pm, cruise from 7 pm to 8:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street (See also below, Sightseeing Cruises on Saturday and Sunday)

Dusty Stacks of Mom: The Poster Project with New Fancy Foils, Undertone Overtone, Glistening Thrills, and Let Your Light Shine by Jodie Mack – “Interweaving the forms of personal filmmaking, abstract animation, and the rock opera, Dusty Stacks of Mom is an animated musical documentary that examines the rise and fall of a nearly-defunct poster and postcard wholesale business; the changing role of physical objects and virtual data in commerce; and the division (or lack of) between abstraction in fine art and psychedelic kitsch.” - Q&A with Jodie Mack via Skype – Part of the Basilica Screenings series – Information at www.basilicahudson.com – 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

 The Del McCoury Band – Grant Gordy Trio opens – “The Del McCoury Band has been able to stride the divide between traditional and progressive bluegrass like no other group before or since….In June 2010, McCoury received a lifetime achievement award from the National Endowment for the Arts in the field of folk and traditional arts, and in 2011 he was elected into the International Bluegrass Hall of Fame.” – Visitwww.delmccouryband.com – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 Alexander Turnquist and Christopher Tignor perform – Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Thursday-Sunday, August 28-31

Held Over! – Caravan Stage Company presents Hacked: The Treasure of the Empire!, an operatic, circus theatre spectacle performed on the decks and rigging of a Tall Ship called the Amara Zee and viewed from the ground – Presented in Athens by Shakespeare on the Hudson and the Village of Athens – The play is “a tale of pirate activists who, through virtual and creative manipulation, battle the corrupting icons of our past and present world.”  Described by The New York Times as “Experimental opera that might be described as Cirque du Soleil meets Occupy Wall Street” – Bring a chair – Mature content; recommended for ages 13 and up – Information at 504-715-7152 or http://caravanstage.org – 9 pm – Athens Waterfront Park, Athens

Friday, August 29

Free Auction Appraisal Day – Bring your treasures for a free verbal appraisal – Photographs can also be sent toinfo@stairgalleries.com – Information at 751-1000 – 10 am to 12 noon – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

 Friday Tasting – Negronis made with Art in the Age Sage and Gran Classico bitters – Information atwww.hudsonwinemerchants.com or 828-6411 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 ½ Warren Street

Beautiful Music for You – A double set with Loud & Sad (Nathan McLaughlin & Joe Houpert) weaving violin, guitar, and tape loops, and the Hauser/Lependorf/Radtke Trio (Otto Hauser, percussion; Jeffrey Lependorf, Asian flutes; and Carsten Radtke, guitar) explore aural subtleties – Information at 917-609-7112 – 7 pm – Upstairs at 533 Warren Street

 Evan Levine and The Old Way – Evan Levine was once of Hudson, but now of Philly – “Captivating, unmistakable and singular renditions of Americana classics, and more.” – The Old Way is the duo of Irena and Joshua Smith from Northern California, who have performed extensively across the US – They have performed with and opened for bluegrass legend Peter Rowan, Mike & Ruthy, and songwriter/guitarist Scott Barkan– Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

 Closing Party for BUMP An Interactive Whale Exhibit by Frank and Dan DenDanto – Special music performances by Black Sea Hotel, Charlie Looker, and Patrick Higgins –Black Sea Hotel is an a cappellaBalkan women’s trio singing “traditional songs from the mythical birthplace of Orpheus” – The installation includes bones from three different whales, suspended at eye level in Basilica’s Main Hall and accessible for hands-on touching.  – On view through September 1 on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 or by appointment by e-mail to info@basilicahudson.com  – Information at www.basilicahudson.com – 9 pm – Doors open at 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Thunder Ridge performs as part of the Music at Sunset concert series – Information at 828-4656 – 6 pm – Greenport Town Park, Joslyn Boulevard, Greenport

Friday-Saturday, August 29-30

Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens ferry service during the summer months – Tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat – Also discounts from participating restaurants upon presentation of ticket – Information at 822-1014 or www.hudsoncruises.com – The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5 pm to 10:15 pm – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Parsons Dance – This internationally-acclaimed contemporary American dance company has performed at PS21 every year since 2006 – The performances will include new works that celebrate the company’s 30thAnniversary, as well as some classic pieces – The company is led by dancer, choreographer, and teacher David Parsons who was a leading dancer with the Paul Taylor Dance Company from 1978 to 1987 – This performance is part of the Chatham Dance Fest and traditionally closes PS21’s season – Information at 392-6121 orwww.ps21chatham.org – 8 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Friday-Monday, August 29-September 1

Spencertown Academy Festival of Books: An annual extravaganza of all things literary

> Giant Book Sale featuring more than 10,000 gently-used books, including fiction and non-fiction, hard cover and paperbacks – Special Kid’s Corner and a media rack with CD’s and audio books. – First floor gallery features a handpicked selection of specialty books including limited editions, out-of-print books, and new books from leading national publishers. – Plus two days of readings and book signings and a children’s program – Admission is free to all events, except for the early buying opportunities and the Preview Party.

>Friday – Preview Party and early buying for Spencertown Academy members and friends

Saturday –10 am to 12 noon (Early Buying Opportunity from 8-10 am – Special Children’s Program features a visit from Curious George ( 9-11 am) – A Crime Novel Roundtable at 12 noon  and lectures on YA Literatureand Edna St. Vincent Millay from 1:30 to 3 pm

>Sunday – Book Sale continues from 10 am to 4 pm – Authors’ Readings & Book Signings by Jonathan Weiner, author of The Beak of the Finch and Deborah Heiligman, author of Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith at 11:30 am; Liz Neumark and Carole Lalli, authors of Sylvia’s Table at 1 pmand NYS Poet Laureate Marie Howe, author of three volumes of poetry, at 2:30 pm

>Monday – Book Sale Clearance – 10 am to 2 pm – All remaining books just $1 and specialty books at half price

>Information and schedule at www.spencertownacademy.org or 392-3693 – Spencertown Academy, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

Behold! New Lebanon – The inaugural week of New Lebanon’s promotion of the town as “a living museum of contemporary rural American life” – The program is described as “Local people opening their homes, farms, workshops, places of business, sharing their secrets of living successfully in today’s Rural America.”  A variety of programs and events are offered including a hops farm demonstration, a tour of famed kinetic sculptor George Rickey’s studio and sculpture garden, a behind the scenes tour of the Lebanon Valley Speedway, a demonstration of working farm dogs, a lecture on how to become an auctioneer, and of course a variety of food, from BBQ to a vegetarian brunch with the Universal Order of Sufis – Information and tickets atwww.beholdnewlebanon.org – Visitors Center hours: Fri from 3 to 8 pm, Sat/Sun from 8:30 am to 5 pm, Mon from 8:30 am to 12 noon – Behold! Visitors Center, 14398 Route 22, just south of the intersection with Route 20, New Lebanon

Saturday, August 30

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Local fresh produce; prepared foods; cheese; baked goods meat and more – A Tomato Festival! – Miriam Rubin, author of the cookbook Tomatoes, will be in the book tent from 10 am to 12 noon – Information at www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – Saturdays through November 22 from 9 am to 1 pm – Lot at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets, Hudson

Cooking Demonstration & Book Signing – Cookbook author Miriam Rubin, “a nationally known food writer and tomato connoisseur,” will be presenting a cooking demonstration and tasting of tomato creations from her recent cookbook, Tomatoes – Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing – Information atwww.valleyvariety.com or 828-0033 – 2 to 4 pm – Valley Variety, 705 Warren Street

Chocolate & Wine Tasting – Chocolates from Oliver Kita Chocolates in Rhinebeck paired with wines fromFairview Wines & Spirits – Meet Oliver Kita, the maker, and taste such chocolates as Pistachio Almond Marzipan covered in dark chocolate, and dark chocolate filled with White Peaches & Cream – Information at 828-3139 or www.VerdigrisTea@gmail.com – 5 to 7 pm – Verdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar, 135 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Trios – New Works by Jesse Stecklow – On view through September 21 – Information atwww.retrospectivegallery.com or 828-2288 – 6 to 8 pm – Retrospective  Gallery, 727 Warren Street (Runs concurrently with Retrospective’s group show at 711 Warren Street)

 Exhibition Opening – My Chemical Romance – Works by Mikkel Carl, Eric Davis, Rachael Milton, and Santiago Taccetti – This exhibition “seeks to explore a series of works operating at the intersection of art and science.” – On view Through September 21 – Information at 828-2288 or www.retrospectivegallery.com  – 6 to 8 pm – Retrospective Gallery, 711 Warren Street (Runs concurrently with the Jesse Stecklow exhibition at 727 Warren Street)

Jorma Kaukonen – “…Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jorma Kaukonen—one of the most highly respected interpreters of American roots music, blues, and Americana—is a veritable Zelig of rock history….” – Co-founder of two of the most influential rock groups of all time—Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Reverberations performs – Information at 828-0555 or www.wunderbarbistro.com/ – 10 pm to 1:30 am – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Walking the Living Land Outing: Nutten Hook – The Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program is seeking participants for a unique cultural and artistic outing exploring different habitats at Nutten Hook.  The outing is part of a series of participatory research outings led by Farmscape Ecology Program scientists, along with a guest artist, and will involve a group of 6-8 participants in an afternoon of multi-sensory activities, “botanical portraits,” and shared reflections as we travel through 3-4 different habitats with cameras, notebooks, and botany bags in hand.  The outings are free, but registration is required.  Spaces are limited, and participation is generally limited to one outing.  Information and registration (required) by contacting Anna Duhon at 672-7994 or by e-mail to Anna@hawthornevalleyfarm.org – or go to  www.hawthornevalleyfarm.org– 2 pm to 4:30 pm

MacHaydn Theatre Cabaret – An annual fundraising event featuring members of the 2014 company singing favorite songs from the movies – Refreshments will be served following the performance – Information and reservations at www.machaydntheatre.org or 392-9292 – 12 noon, Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Saturday-Sunday, August 30-31

Hudson Cruises Sightseeing Cruise – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – Information and tickets atwww.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee  or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Board at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street (See also above, Sightseeing Cruise on Thursday)

Sunday, August 31

Charles Busch in Pretty in Pink – “Hudson’s ‘in the pink’ with the return of the fabulous, flamboyant and forever fascinating Charles Busch.  With brand-new songs, brand-new stories, and brand-new gowns, Charles Busch puts a brand-new face on cabaret, and with Catskills’ own Tom Judson on the eighty-eights you know you’re in for a magical night of music, merriment, and more!” – Part of the Helsinki on Broadway series, presented in association with Showstoppers New York – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com– 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Downer (Simon O’Connor, Danny Wood, and Prince Terrence) play Nirvana’s In Utero live, in its entirety – Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Pete Wagula – Solo  Guitar performance – Wagula combines his live acoustic guitar performance with live looping – He covers blues, jazz, and his own Hudson Valley inspired songs – Information and reservations at 828-1872 x 109 or e-mail to shasbrook@olana.org – 2 pm – Wagon House Education Center, Olana State Historic Site, Route 9G, Greenport

Annual Columbia County Garden Party to benefit the AIDS Council of Northeastern New York – Hosted by Peter Spears and Brian Swardstrom – Offers a rare opportunity to visit the historic 1786 William Henry Ludlow House, which has recently undergone a full scale restoration – Features a silent auction with many one-of-a-kind items – A Hudson Valley Farm-to-Table menu provided by Chef Ric Orlando and New World Catering – Information and reservations at 434-4686 or www.aidscouncil.org – 3 to 6 pm –Ludlow Homestead, Claverack

Screening of An American Family. Anniversary Edition (2011) – Re-mastered and re-edited from the original Alan & Susan Raymond 12-hour landmark series shown on PBS in 1973. The original cinema verite series is considered to have created the template for today’s Reality TV.  The Anniversary Edition is 2 hours long – This is the second film in a Micro Retrospective of Alan & Susan Raymond Documentary Films: 1976-2011 – The series runs on Sundays through September 14 – Information at www.cr10.org – 4 pm – The Screening Room, CR10 Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

Monday, September 1

Labor Day

FARMERS’ MARKETS

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Local fresh produce; prepared foods; cheese; baked goods meat and more – A Tomato Festival! Plus Miriam Rubin, author of the cookbook Tomatoes, will be in the book tent from 10 am to 12 noon – Information at www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – Saturdays through November 22 from 9 am to 1 pm – Lot at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets, Hudson

Upstreet Market – A mid-week market, offering fresh produce, prepared foods, baked goods, meats, crafts, music, and knife sharpening – Wednesdays from 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park (aka The Public Square), Hudson

Chatham Farmers Market – Information at 392-3353 or www.chathamrealfoodcoop.net – Fridays from 4 to 7 pm – Chatham Real Food Co-op, 15 Church Street, Chatham

Copake Hillsdale Farmers’ Market – Open every Saturday through October 25 – Music every week as well as special events and cooking demonstrations – Information at copakehillsdalefarmersmarket@gmail.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Harvest Barn, Roe Jan Park, Route 22, Hillsdale

Kinderhook Farmers’ Market – Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm through October 11 – Town Square, in front of Kinderhook Bank at 1 Hudson Street, Village of Kinderhook

Philmont Farmers’ Market – Three market days – Fridays from 4 to 8 pm, a To-Go-Market, promoting locally-sourced, healthy to-go foods; Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm, is the Thrifting & Artisans Market; Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm is the Farmers’ Market– to stock up for the week ahead – Each market will also feature farm-to-market foods – All markets at 116 Main Street, Philmont

ONGOING FUN & GAMES

Through August

Eat Ice Cream and Support the Hudson Area Library – LICK, the ice cream store at 253 Warren Street and 2 Note Botanical Perfumery, a new store next door at 255 Warren Street, have joined forces in support of the library and its move to new quarters – On Tuesday evenings, Carolyn Mix and Darcy Doniger, the Perfumery owners, who happen to play cello and fiddle, will be playing Celtic, contemporary, folk and fusion outside Lick beginning around 7 pm – A portion of all sales made between 7 and 10 pm on Tuesdays in August will be donated to the library’s campaign – Lick, listen, and donate, all at the same time!

Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies offers free public tours of the summer exhibitions – Information atwww.bard.edu/ccs or 845-758-7562 – Sundays only at 12 noon – Depart from the Lobby of the Hessel Museum, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, 33 Garden Road, Annandale-on-Hudson (Off Route 9-G)

The Hudson-Chatham Winery’s Tasting Room is open all summer Wednesday through Sunday from 12 noon to 5 pm – Happy Hour is held on Fridays through August 29 from 5 to 7 pm – Information at 392-9463 orwww.hudsonchathamwinery.com – Hudson-Chatham Winery, 1900 Route 66, Ghent

Walking the Living Land Outings – The Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program is seeking participants for a series of participatory research outings that offer a cultural and artistic exploration of different habitats in the landscape at natural areas throughout the County.  The outings will be led by Farmscape Ecology Program scientists, along with a guest artist, and will involve 6 to 8 participants in an afternoon of multi-sensory activities, “botanical portraits,” and reflections as the group travels through different habitats with cameras, notebooks and botany bags in hand. Spaces are limited, and participation is generally limited to one outing – Information and registration (required) by contacting Anna Duhon at 672-7994 or by e-mail toAnna@hawthornevalleyfarm.org  or visit  www.hawthornevalleyfarm.org – Weekends in August and September

Mondays

Wunderbar B Movie Mondays – Information at www.wunderbarandbistro.com or 828-0555 – 10 pm – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Alternating Mondays and Wednesdays

Acoustic Jam/Song Circle – All welcome – Information by contacting Marilyn atliveoriginalmusic@hotmail.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

Tuesdays

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

 Wednesdays

 Stump Trivia at Wunderbar – Every Wednesday night through November – Go to www.stumptrivia.com – Information at www.wunderbarandbistro.com or 828-0555 – 9:30 pm – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Stewart House Open Mic – Hosted by Justin Smith – 7 to 9 pm – The Stewart House, 2 North Water Street, Athens

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Events in Hudson NY, August 18 to August 25, 2014

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Farmers’ Markets and Ongoing Fun and Games at end.

Monday, August 18

Hudson FORWARD Meeting – “Government 101” at 6:30 pm, meeting at 7 pm – Columbia County Chamber of Commerce conference room, 1 North Front Street

The Voodoo Orchestra North – The orchestra, led by legendary jazz drummer, improviser and composer Bobby Previte, has been presenting a regular series of performances devoted to exploring the music of Miles Davis’s eternal electric jazz-funk masterpiece, “Bitches Brew.”  The work, released in 1970, was hailed as “one of the greatest works of the twentieth century,” and has “changed the entire landscape of not only jazz, but rock, funk, soul and pop as well.” – Visit www.bobbyprevite.com – Information atwww.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Tuesday, August 19

Movie Tuesdays – Frances Ha (USA 2012) – “Shot in glorious monochrome and packed with gentle, subtle comedy, Frances Ha is a sweet, could-be-real tale, powered by an excellent Greta Gerwig leading performance.” – Introduced by choreographer Takehiro (Take) Ueyama – Information at www.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Wednesday, August 20

Taj Mahal – A Living Legend – Grammy Award-winning blues musician Taj Mahal is a pioneer of world music, blending American blues with global roots music representing virtually every corner of the world—West Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, the Hawaiian Islands and more – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Winds in the Wilderness concert with Sharon Powers, flute; Judith Dansker, oboe and English horn; John Myers, guitar; and Pete Toigo, bass – 6 pm – St. John in the Wilderness, 261 Route 344, Copake Falls

Wednesday-Friday, August 20-22

Caravan Stage Company presents Hacked: The Treasure of the Empire!, an operatic, circus theatre spectacle performed on the decks and rigging of a Tall Ship called the Amara Zee and viewed from the ground – The play is “a tale of pirate activists who, through virtual and creative manipulation, battle the corrupting icons of our past and present world.”  Described by The New York Times as “Experimental opera that might be described as Cirque du Soleil meets Occupy Wall Street” – Bring a chair – Mature content; recommended for ages 13 and up – Information at 504-715-7152 or http://caravanstage.org – 9 pm – Athens Waterfront Park, Athens

Wednesday-Saturday, August 20-23

Films at TSL:

>Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem – “an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst.”

The Pleasures of Being Out of Step – Notes on the Life of Nat Hentoff – A documentary on “one of the enduring voices of the last 65 years, a writer who championed jazz as an art form and who also led the rise of ‘alternative’ journalism in America.” – Director David L. Lewis will make a special guest appearance on August 23

Ida – A moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating from the terrible years of the Nazi occupation – In Polish with English subtitles

> Information and schedule at 822-8100 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Wednesday-Sunday, August 20-24

World Premiere Theatre Revival – Stageworks Hudson revives its 2012 award-winning hit, Tomorrow in the Battle, by Kieron Barry  – “…one of the most remarkable pieces of theater in recent memory.  Brilliant would be the word.”—Albany Times Union – Directed by Laura Margolis – Runs on weekends through August 31 – Information and tickets at 822-9667 – Wed-Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri-Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm (Special matinee August 30 at 2 pm) – Stageworks Hudson, 41 Cross Street

Thursday, August 21

Captain’s Log and The Buffalo Trio – Captain’s Log is  “…a duo of genre-bending improvisers dedicated to sonic and temporal explorations…” – Featuring Mike Gamble on guitars, effects, and loops, and Tony Falco on drums – Buffalo Trio is led by pianist Tony Kieraldo and features electric bassist Noah Jarrett (son of Keith Jarrett), and Nick Halley (son of Paul Winter Consort keyboardist Paul Halley) – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Thursday-Sunday, August 21-24

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents The Full Monty – “…the steel mine has closed and the guys are out of work…They’ve hit rock bottom, until, encouraged by a male strip show their wives are enjoying, they come up with a scheme to ‘bare it all”…. – Information, schedule and reservations at www.machaydntheatre.org or 392-9292  – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Friday, August 22

Wine Tasting – Alvaro, of Selections de la Vina, will be pouring little-known Spanish gems, including Eva de los Santos and other affordable, unique natural wines – Stop in for small bites, good neighbors, and tasty wine research – Information atwww.hudsonwinemerchants.com or 828-6411 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 ½ Warren Street

 The Wiyos – A Hudson valley-based trio, “beloved for their unique blend of early swing, jazz, rural folk, old-time blues and Appalachian music… Their sound is reminiscent of days gone by, when live bands could be heard both on the radio and at community dances, juke joints, and house parties.” – Information at www.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

King of the Forest performs as part of the Music at Sunset concert series – Information at 828-4656 – 7 pm – Greenport Town Park, Joslyn Boulevard, Greenport

Friday-Saturday, August 22-23

 Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens ferry service during the summer months – Tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat – Also discounts from participating restaurants upon presentation of ticket – Information at 822-1014 or www.hudsoncruises.com – The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5 pm to 10:15 pm – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Mac-Haydn Theatre’s Children’s Theatre presents Rumplestiltskin— Guess a name to save the prince! – Information and reservations at 392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org – 10:30 am – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

TakeDance performs Somewhere Familiar Melodies, a memory piece by Takehiro Ueyama, artistic director, and two premieres, includingChatham, based on memories and movements of four local residents – Friday’s performance is followed by Q&A with the company and participants in the Chatham community workshop – Part of the Chatham Dance Fest – Information at 392-6121 or www.ps21chatham.org– 8 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Friday-Sunday, August 22-24

influx” (arrival and inward flow of a large amount of something) part 2

> Videos by Keith Sonnier and by Jeffrey Gibson; sculpture by Judy Pfaff; installation by Francine Hunter McGivern; and work by Daniel Rothbart; a GIF Sequence selected by Mark Dorf

> Documentary film series on Sundays at 4 pm (See details below under Sunday)

> On view through September 20 – Information at www.cr10.org – 12 noon to 6 pm – CR10 Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

Taconic Stage Company presents The Portable Dorothy Parker starring Margot Avery – Fri/Sat at 7 pm, Sun at 3 pm – St. John in the Wilderness, 261 Route 344, Copake Falls

Saturday, August 23

Junior Firefighter Challenge Grand Opening – Try out the Museum’s new challenge course and see if you can hoist the tools, climb the ladder, slide down the pole, and much more – Part of the Super Saturday Days program – Information at www.fasnyfiremuseum.com or 822-1875 –10:30 am – FASNY Museum of Firefighting, 117 Harry Howard Avenue

 Community Block Party – Organized by the Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood, Hudson PROMISE Corps, and the Staley B. Keith Social Justice Center – Lots for kids to do:  dancing, jump roping, face painting, bouncy houses, hula hooping, music, and food – Information at 828-4619, ext. 202 – 12 noon to 5 pm – Columbia Street between Second & Front Streets

 Exhibition Opening – BUMP: An Interactive Whale Exhibit by Frank and Dan DenDanto – The installation includes bones from three different whales, suspended at eye level in Basilica’s Main Hall and are accessible for hands-on touching.  Once touched, the bones are set in motion, causing shadows that dance around the space – The artists will be available at the opening for Q&A and discussion – On view through September 1 on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 or by appointment by e-mail to info@basilicahudson.com – A closing celebration with special music performances by Black Sea Hotel, Charlie Looker, and Patrick Higgins takes place on August 29 – Information at www.basilicahudson.com – 5 to 7 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

 Open House/Closing Doors Reception “to thank Hudson for supporting culture+commerce project for the last 3 ½ years and to celebrate the next chapter in the growth of our company.” – Information at 828-9219 or www.cultureandcommerceproject.com – 5 to 7 pm – culture+commerce project, 428 Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening – Playful: Stephen Walling, Fernando Orellana, Phyllis Palmer& Joseph Kurhajec – On view through September 21 – Information at www.carriehaddadgallery.com or 828-1915 – 6 to 8 pm – Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street

Hudson Cruises Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise – Looking for intrigue on the water?   The play unfolds around you as actors from The 2 of Us Productions enact a fully scripted murder mystery.   The guest who figures out “the plot” leaves with a Murder Mystery prize of the evening.  Information and tickets at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/ or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Board at 6:30 pm, cruise from 7 pm to 8:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

 “A Night on the Hudson” Boat Ride – On Hudson Cruises’ new luxury cruise ship Marika – To benefit the Staley B. Keith Social Justice Center – Food, music by DJ Clint, live performances –Information and tickets at www.staleybkeith.org or 291-9415 – Board at 8:30 pm, Cruise from 9 to 11 pm – Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

 Ryan Montbleau – The winner of a Boston Music Award, he sounds equally at home backed by a New Orleans-flavored outfit or covering soul classics…He’s written songs for Trombone Shorty, and he’s recorded with members of Galactic, the Meters and the Neville Brothers – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 The Bounce Back Band performs – Information at 828-0555 or www.wunderbarbistro.com/ – 10 pm to 1:30 am – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Knife Sharpening – Pro Sharp Mobile Sharpening will bring its mobile workshop to TK’s backyard garden and provide sharpening services for everything from kitchen knives, utility blades and scissors, to garden tools and more –Also seasonal sales inside the store – Information at www.tkhomeandgarden.com or 697-0909 – 2 to 6 pm – TK Home & Garden, 441 Warren Street

Dance Omi Showing in The Fields – Dancers from all over the world come to share ideas with one another and create unique pieces in Omi’s International Residency Program – This year’s dance residents will share the works they created in collaboration with each other while in residence at Omi.  Each year’s iteration varies based on the interests of the Residents, but generally involves site specific performance events which lead visitors through Omi’s sculptures and grounds.  Though the residency does not emphasize creating a finished product, the arts will present the fruits of their exchange –Information at www.artomi.org or 392-4747 – 2 to 4 pm – The Fields at Omi, Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

Riders Mills Schoolhouse Art Show – Sponsored by the Riders Mills Historical Association – An outdoor art show featuring 40 invited artists – Dixieland music and food – Information at www.RidersMillsSchoolhouse.org or 794-7146 – 10 am to 4 pm – Grounds of the restored Riders Mills Schoolhouse, intersection of Riders Mills Road & Drowne Road, Malden Bridge (.8 mile from intersection of Riders Mills Road and Route 66)

Unreserved Catalogued Estate Auction – 18th- and 19th-century furniture, artwork, folk art, period accessories, china, glass, stoneware, primitives, and more – Online catalogue available – Information at www.copakeauction.com or 329-1142 – Previews Thurs from 11 am to 5 pm, Fri from 11 am to 7 pm, Sat from 12 noon to 2:45 pm – Auction at 3 pm – Copake Auction, 266 Route 7A, Copake

Saturday-Sunday, August 23-24

Hudson Cruises Sightseeing Cruise – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – Information and tickets at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee  or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Board at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

In Celebration of Barns – On Saturday, a Barn Photography Exhibit by members of the Columbia County Photo Club, on display in the Society’s Morey-Devereaux Barn along with writings about barns by local children who attended an AHS writing workshop in July – OnSunday, the exhibit will be open at 1 pm, with a brief AHS membership meeting at 2 pm and an illustrated talk by guest speaker Cynthia Falk, author of Barns of New York: Rural Architecture of the Empire State –  Refreshments – Live music from High Country, an old time group from the Finger Lakes – Presented by the Austerlitz Historical Society – Information at www.oldausterlitz.org or 392-0062 – 1 to 5 pm – Austerlitz Historical Society, 11550 State Route 22, Austerlitz

Sunday, August 24

Screening of Children in War – First film in a Micro Retrospective of Alan & Susan Raymond Documentary Films: 1976-2011 – Received Primetime Emmy Award for best Feature Documentary – Alan & Susan Raymond will be present to open the series – A special showing of drawings made by the children to honor the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide will be on view– The Documentary Film Series runs on Sundays through September 14 – Information at www.cr10.org – 4 pm – The Screening Room, CR10 Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

Monday, August 25

The Voodoo Orchestra North – The orchestra, led by legendary jazz drummer, improviser and composer Bobby Previte, has been presenting a regular series of performances devoted to exploring the music of Miles Davis’s eternal electric jazz-funk masterpiece, “Bitches Brew.”  The work, released in 1970, was hailed as “one of the greatest works of the twentieth century,” and has “changed the entire landscape of not only jazz, but rock, funk, soul and pop as well.” – Visit www.bobbyprevite.com – Information atwww.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 

FARMERS’ MARKETS

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Local fresh produce; vegetable, flower, and herb plants; prepared foods; cheese; baked goods and more – This week is the Martin Farm Corn Roast – Information at  www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – Saturdays through November 22 from 9 am to 1 pm – Lot at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets, Hudson

Upstreet Market – A mid-week market, offering fresh produce, prepared foods, baked goods, meats, crafts, music, and knife sharpening – Wednesdays from 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park (aka The Public Square), Hudson

Chatham Farmers Market – Information at 392-3353 or www.chathamrealfoodcoop.net – Fridays from 4 to 7 pm – Chatham Real Food Co-op, 15 Church Street, Chatham

Copake Hillsdale Farmers’ Market – Open every Saturday through October 25 – Music every week as well as special events and cooking demonstrations – Information at copakehillsdalefarmersmarket@gmail.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Harvest Barn, Roe Jan Park, Route 22, Hillsdale

Kinderhook Farmers’ Market – Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm through October 11 – Town Square, in front of Kinderhook Bank at 1 Hudson Street, Village of Kinderhook

Philmont Farmers’ Market – Three market days – Fridays from 4 to 8 pm, a To-Go-Market, promoting locally-sourced, healthy to-go foods; Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm, is the Thrifting & Artisans Market; Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm is the Farmers’ Market– to stock up for the week ahead – Each market will also feature farm-to-market foods – All markets at 116 Main Street, Philmont

ONGOING FUN & GAMES

Through August

Free Auction Appraisal Day – Bring your treasures for a free verbal appraisal – Photographs can also be sent to info@stairgalleries.com – Every Friday in August – Information at 751-1000 – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Eat Ice Cream and Support the Hudson Area Library – LICK, the ice cream store at 253 Warren Street and 2 Note Botanical Perfumery, a new store next door at 255 Warren Street, have joined forces in support of the library and its move to new quarters – On Tuesday evenings, Carolyn Mix and Darcy Doniger, the Perfumery owners, who happen to play cello and fiddle, will be playing Celtic, contemporary, folk and fusion outside Lick beginning around 7 pm – A portion of all sales made between 7 and 10 pm on Tuesdays in August will be donated to the library’s campaign – Lick, listen, and donate, all at the same time!

Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies offers free public tours of the summer exhibitions – Information at www.bard.edu/ccs or 845-758-7562 – Sundays only at 12 noon – Depart from the Lobby of the Hessel Museum, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, 33 Garden Road, Annandale-on-Hudson (Off Route 9-G)

The Hudson-Chatham Winery’s Tasting Room is open all summer Wednesday through Sunday from 12 noon to 5 pm – Happy Hour is held on Fridays through August 29 from 5 to 7 pm – Information at 392-9463 or www.hudsonchathamwinery.com – Hudson-Chatham Winery, 1900 Route 66, Ghent

Walking the Living Land Outings – The Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program is seeking participants for a series of five late summer participatory research outings that offer a cultural and artistic exploration of different habitats in the landscape.  The outings will be led by Farmscape Ecology Program scientists, along with a guest artist, and will involve 6 to 8 participants in an afternoon of multi-sensory activities and reflections as the group travels through different habitats with cameras, notebooks and botany bags in hand. Information and registration by contacting Anna Duhon at 672-7994 or by e-mail to Anna@hawthornevalleyfarm.org – Weekends in August and September

Mondays

Wunderbar B Movie Mondays – Information at www.wunderbarandbistro.com or 828-0555 – 10 pm – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Alternating Mondays and Wednesdays

Acoustic Jam/Song Circle – All welcome – Information by contacting Marilyn at liveoriginalmusic@hotmail.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

Tuesdays

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

 Wednesdays

Stewart House Open Mic – Hosted by Justin Smith – 7 to 9 pm – The Stewart House, 2 North Water Street, Athens

Stump Trivia at Wunderbar – Every Wednesday night through November – Go to www.stumptrivia.com – Information atwww.wunderbarandbistro.com or 828-0555 – 9:30 pm – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

 

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Events in Hudson NY, August 10 to August 19, 2014

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Farmers’ Markets and Ongoing Fun and Games at end.

WHAT? NO PARADE?

After last weekend’s Music Festival, the Black Arts Festival, and all the exhibition viewings,  farmers’ market feastings, and Super Moon watching, its time to take a deep breath and contemplate the week ahead.

Even more cultural riches are being offered up.  The Bangladeshi Cultural Fair on Saturday is one of Hudson’s most colorful and joyous celebrations, even though it does not involve a parade. (What?  No parade?)

Sunday-Friday, August 10-15

Ashbery Home School of Hudson – A one-week writing conference for “poets who seek to redefine their practice through a radical consideration of the other arts—music, cinema, the visual arts, and dance, as well as other media.” – The School’s morning and afternoon programs are open to enrollees only.  Evening readings and late-night movies are open and free to the general public.  The program is hosted by Time & Space Limited – For a schedule of the readings and films go to www.ashberyhomeschool.org or www.timeandspace.org– All readings are at 6 pm, all films are at 10 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Monday-Saturday, August 11-16

Films at TSL:

A Coffee in Berlin – This film swept the 2013 German Oscar Awards – Paints the day in the life of Niko, a twenty-something college dropout going nowhere fast. – In German with English subtitles

Closed Curtain – Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi bravely defies his 20-year ban on filmmaking yet again – In Farsi with English subtitles

Ida – A moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating from the terrible years of the Nazi occupation – In Polish with English subtitles

Pootie Tang – “the quintessential poet-narrative” – Wanda Sykes plays a supporting role –   Presented in partnership with The Ashbery Home School

> The Saddest Music in the World – By maverick filmmaker Guy Maddin – Stars Isabella Rossellini – Presented in partnership with The Ashbery Home School

Detour – John Ashbery notes, “Detour is an unpleasant movie that somehow lodges in the memory and invites repeated viewings.” – Presented in partnership with The Ashbery Home School

Celine and Julie Go Boating – Presented in partnership with The Ashbery Home School

> Information and schedule at 822-8100 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Tuesday, August 12

Tuesdays in August - Eat Ice Cream and Support the Hudson Area Library Multi-tasking – There is a way to eat ice cream, listen to music, and donate to the Hudson Area Library all at the same time – See below under “Ongoing Fun & Games” for details of  LICK, the ice cream store at 253 Warren Street and 2 Note Botanical Perfumery, 255 Warren Street.

Movie Tuesdays – Bill T. Jones: A Good Man – Follows this acclaimed director/choreographer for two tumultuous years, as he tackles the most ambitious work of his career, an original dance-theater piece in honor of Abraham Lincoln’s Bicentennial –Information atwww.ps21chatham.org  or 392-6121 – 8 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Wednesday-Friday, August 13-15

Caravan Stage Company presents Hacked: The Treasure of the Empire!, an operatic, circus theatre spectacle  performed on the decks and rigging of a Tall Ship called the Amara Zee and viewed from the ground – The play is “a tale of pirate activists who, through virtual and creative manipulation, battle the corrupting icons of  our past and present world.” – Described by The New York Times as “Experimental opera that might be described as Cirque du Soleil meets Occupy Wall Street” – Bring a chair – Mature content; recommended for ages 13 and up – Information at 904-994-3698 or http://caravanstage.org – 9 pm – Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Wednesday-Sunday, August 13-17

World Premiere Theatre Revival – Stageworks Hudson revives its 2012 award-winning hit, Tomorrow in the Battle, by Kieron Barry  – “…one of the most remarkable pieces of theater in recent memory.  Brilliant would be the word.”—Albany Times Union – Directed by Laura Margolis – Runs on weekends through August 31 – Information and tickets at 822-9667 – Wed-Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri-Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm (Special matinee August 30 at 2 pm) – Stageworks Hudson, 41 Cross Street

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents Guys & Dolls, based on Damon Runyon’s humorous and sentimental short stories celebrating Broadway’s gamblers, hustlers, gangsters and their women  – Music by Frank Loesser – Information, schedule and reservations atwww.machaydntheatre.org or 392-9292  – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Thursday, August 14

Exhibition Opening: Back Roads of Columbia County, An Open Photographic Exhibition – Third annual exhibition of the Columbia County Photo Club with 27 members participating – On view through October 25 – Information at 828-1792 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Area Library, 400 State Street

 ProJam #7 – A Night of the Region’s Best Blues Musicians – Special guest host Jay Collins with Jeremy Walz, Vinny Leggiere, Dave Keyes, Sonny Rock and other Hudson Valley pro touring musicians sitting in – A bi-monthly event – Information atwww.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Friday, August 15

Exposition Auction – English, Continental, American, Asian, Ethnographic and Modern furniture, decorations, textiles and art from various collections and estates – Preview Tues-Thurs 10 am to 5 pm and Fri from 10 am, Auction begins at 6 pm – Information atwww.stairgalleries.com or 751-1000 – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Silent Isle, Zaimph and Colin Fisher – Silent Isle is directed by Anastasia Clarke and features looped guitar, vox, and occasional percussion – Zaimph is the solo project of artist, musician and performer Marcia Bassett – She is “…deeply entwined with the American noise underground…” – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

The Wood Brothers with Simi Stone opening – “…on one level, a simple, classic, rootsy brother duo, but on another level, and with the addition of percussionist Jano Rix, an entirely different and complex post-roots ensemble that incorporates elements of rock, jazz, classical and experimental music….” – Information at www.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

High Peaks Festival Orchestra performs in Olana’s Orchard – The renowned High Peaks faculty and rising young international artists perform various chamber music combinations including chorus, solo and duo piano, quartets and sextets – The orchestra performs Vivaldi’s Double Violin Concerto, Gershwin and more – A reception follows the concert – Pre-registration required at 828-1872, ext. 109 or e-mail to shasbrook@olana.org – Information at www.olana.org – 6 pm – Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G, Greenport

Billy Goodspeed performs as part of the Music at Sunset concert series – Information at 828-4656 – 7 pm – Greenport Town Park, Joslyn Boulevard, Greenport

Friday-Saturday, August 15-16

 Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens ferry service during the summer months – Tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat – Also discounts from participating restaurants upon presentation of ticket – Information at 822-1014 or www.hudsoncruises.com – The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5 pm to 10:15 pm – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Colony of Light: Programs I & I – Screening & performance programs – The Colony of Light is a provisionally utopian collective of artists and filmmakers that first convened and collaborated in July 2013 at MoMA PS1, NYC.  They are reunited for a week residency at Basilica to collaborate on new work and present these two public programs of films, videos, and performances.  Each night will be an entirely new program of recent work by the Colony members:  Basma Alsharif, Peter Burr, Bonnie Jones, Ted Kennedy, Jodi Mack, Xander Marro, Ben Russell, Jonathan Schwartz, Fern Silva, Ruth Somalo, and others, all of whom will be in attendance for discussion – Presented by Basilica Screenings – Information at www.basilicahudson.com – 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Mac-Haydn Theatre’s Children’s Theatre Series presents Rumplestiltskin— Guess a name to save the prince! – Information and reservations at 392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org  –10:30 am – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Jamal Jackson Dance Company presents a new work, Bask in the Shade as part of the Chatham Dance Fest – Jackson’s newest work “…explores how an individual’s view of him or herself changes when their social circle expands, the pressure that a community places on the individual, and the complexities of racial cohesion.  Traditional Malian dance combined with an evolved contemporary African technique helps show the tug of war between traditional and modern values.” – Information at 392-6121 or www.ps21chatham.org – 8 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Friday through next Thursday, August 15-21

Fairview Cinema 3, our hometown, locally-owned movie theatre, will be holding over Begin Again, starring Keira Knightly, Mark Ruffalo, and Adam Levine, a romantic comedy by John Carney (Once), centered around a struggling songwriter – Also starting Friday,Woody Allen’s new movie, Magic in the Moonlight, starring Emma Stone and Colin Firth – Schedule at www.fairviewcinema3.com or 828-1900 – Fairview Cinema 3, 160 Fairview Avenue

Saturday, August 16

 ****Bangladeshi Cultural Fair**** Live music and dance performances, a fashion show, food, vendors – Information on the BCFHudson Facebook page – 4 to 9 pm – Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Uncle Rock – Indie rocker Robert Burke Warren, aka Uncle Rock, returns for what is sure to be another SRO event – His multi-generational “rock for all ages” draws inspiration from all-time favorites like the Beatles, the Ramones, and Woodie Guthrie, to writers such as Roald Dahl and Shel Silverstein – Part of what sets him apart is his artful approach to oft-overlooked topics like conspicuous consumption (“Too Many Presents”), the plight of Arctic-dwelling friends (“Polar Bear Over There”), and the need for downtime (“Nothin’ Doin’”). – He has earned critical praise from the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and Time Out NY Kids. – Information at www.hudsonoperahouse.org or 822-1438 – 10 am – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Openings – Six solo exhibitions of painting, photography, and sculpture – Paintings by Matthew Blackwell in the Main Galleries; Sculpture by Maud Bryt in the Sculpture Garden; Paintings and photographs by Judith Simonian, Angela Dufresne, Ruth Lauer Manenti, and Kathy Osborn in the Carriage House – On view through September 16 – Information at www.johndavisgallery.com or 828-5907 – 6 to 8 pm – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening – painting a whisper: wind, sea and water – Drawings by David Dew Bruner – Ceramics by Robert Pesce and Grace Davies – Information at 914-466-4957 or 821-3158 – Hallam + Bruner Gallery, 876 Columbia Street (across from Columbia Memorial Hospital)

 The Soul Rebels – “…combine top-notch musicianship and songs with grooves that celebrate life in time-honored New Orleans style.” – Visit www.thesoulrebels.com – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 Lick the Toad performs – Information at 828-0555 or www.wunderbarbistro.com/ – 10 pm to 1:30 am – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Guided hike to Kaaterskill Falls and North-South Lake – Part of the Art Trail Hikes program – Guided hikes to the nearby places that inspired Thomas Cole and other artists of the Hudson River School.  See the views that appear in some of the most beloved landscape paintings of the nineteenth century – Hikes range from easy walks to moderately vigorous climbs – Rain or shine – Reservations required at 943-7465, ext. 5 or www.thomascole.org – 9 am – Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill

Fourth Annual Columbia County Rotary Bike Ride – Choose from a 10, 30, or 60 mile route – Rain or shine – Organized by the Kinderhook Tri-Village Rotary Club to benefit the Valatie Community Theatre and other local charities – Information atwww.ktvrotary.org – 60 mile tour begins at 9 am, 30 mile at 10:30 am, and 10 mile at 11 am – Volunteer Park, Independence Way, Valatie

Garden Conservancy Open Days – Visit three private gardens in Columbia County including the gardens of Sue & Art Bassin at Cricket Hill Farm in Ancramdale, Kevin Lee Jacobs in Valatie, and Margaret Roach in Copake Falls – Information and directions atwww.gardenconservancy.org – 10 am to 4 pm

Hillsdale Historic House Tour – Visit eight houses, ranging from simple to elegant, that have all retained many if not most of their period details, and are all located on the same road – Houses include a 1850s house originally designed by esteemed architect Alexander Jackson Davis.  Three of the houses were part of the “women’s enclave” that presided over the road from 1920 to 1960 – A box lunch prepared by Carlucci-Simons Catering is included with the tour and will be served under a tent set in a meadow on the road – Order tickets in advance at Passiflora (325-6559), Hillsdale General Store or at http://hillsdaleny.com/2014/o8/2nd-annual-historic-house-tour/ –11 am to 3 pm – Check in to pick up tickets and a brochure at the Hillsdale Town Hall, 2609 State Route 23, Hillsdale

Screening of Art House, a film by Don Freeman, featuring 12 houses that artists built for themselves, including Olana, the home of Frederic Edwin Church – Based on Don Freeman’s book, Artists’ Handmade Houses – A love song, in film, to the places art lives” – Screening at 2 pm, followed by Q&A with Don Freeman at 3:30 pm – Upstate Films, 132 Tinker Street, Woodstock

“influx” (arrival and inward flow of a large amount of something) part 2

> Choreographed performances: Shiva . Shakti by Jessica Harris & Austin Selden and Dark and Pretty Flat by Esme Boyce & Kit McDaniel, with music by Cody Boyce

> Videos by Keith Sonnier and by Jeffrey Gibson; sculpture by Judy Pfaff; installation by Francine Hunter McGivern; and work by Daniel Rothbart; a GIF Sequence selected by Mark Dorf

> Information at www.cr10.org – 4 to 6 pm – CR10 Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

Exhibition Opening – Friend of a Friend – Seven artists who have previously shown work at the gallery were each asked to invite someone new.  Connections between inviter and invitee may or may not be apparent – Featured artists are:  Simeon Amstutz, Adam Brent, Steven Careau, Sasha Chermayeff, Andrew DuPont, Jean Fineberg, Marianne Gagnier, Joylynn Krystosek, Kim McLean, Susan Rabinowitz, Ed Rath, Asya Reznikov, Carleen Sheehan, and Michael Tong – On view through September 28 -  Information atwww.thompsongirouxgallery.com or 392-3336 – 4 to 6 pm – Thompson Giroux Gallery, 57 Main Street

Exhibition Opening – Syria: Then and Now – Peter Aaron, architectural photographer, displays photos of the people, and the ancient and recent Syria in 2009, juxtaposed with images of the destruction since the revolution began – On view through September 7 – Information at www.germantownartspace.com – 5 to 7 pm – ARTspace, 71 Palatine Road, Germantown

Sunday, August 17

 Robert Ellis with Dawn Landes opening – Texas Monthly magazine called him “Texas’s next great singer-songwriter.” – Listen atwww.robertellismusic.com – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com  – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Marian McLaughlin and Dust Bowl Faeries – McLaughlin “creates lyrically-driven songs with complimentary arrangements on her classical guitar that are delicate yet full of depth.” – Dust Bowl Faeries is led by inter-disciplinary artist, musician and performer Ryder Cooley – “Accordion, lap steel guitar, singing saw, ukulele, keyboards and three-part vocal harmonies combine to create their unique, other-worldly sound.” – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Rocky Romano Bocce Tournament – Food and beverages available – Cash prizes – Information at 828-3824 – Registration at 9 am, tournament starts at 10 am – Columbia County Sons & Daughters of Italy, #659, 27 Bridge Street, Greenport

So You Think You Don’t Understand (Modern) Dance? – Dance Omi Alumni Works in Progress  “Dance Omi Director Christopher K. Morgan will facilitate a showing of works-in-progress by Dance Omi alumni including Marie France Forcier, Lynn Neuman, and Melissa Riker.  Using his extensive experience with the Liz Lehrman’s Critical Response Process, Morgan will facilitate an exchange between the artists and the audience. – Followed by a reception  – Part of the Chatham Dance Fest –  Information at 392-6121 orwww.ps21chatham.org – 2 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Fish & Game invites the Northern Chefs Alliance to cook a feast in the fields of Fish & Game Farm to benefit the Farm On! Foundation – Some of the most talented and famous chefs from both Canada and the US will be “playing with fire,” cooking Hudson Valley products over open fires, custom grills, and giant smokers, and teaming up with some of the country’s best bartenders – John Medeski, Nature Films, and friends will provide the music – Attendees will hang with the chefs, party, eat, drink, dance, and roam the beautiful fields – For tickets, and a list of the participating chefs, and other information, go to www.Friendsofthefarmer.com – 3:30 pm, Fish & Game Farm, 623 Fish & Game Road, Claverack

Screening of Shut Up and Look – A film about Richard Artschwager – Presented by Ann Artschwager – Information at www.cr10.org – 4 pm – The Screening Room, CR10 Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

Saturday-Sunday, August 16-17

Hudson Cruises Sightseeing Cruise – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – Information and tickets at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee  or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Board at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Monday, August 18

The Voodoo Orchestra North – The orchestra, led by legendary jazz drummer, improviser and composer Bobby Previte, has been presenting a regular series of performances devoted to exploring the music of Miles Davis’s eternal electric jazz-funk masterpiece, “Bitches Brew.”  The work, released in 1970, was hailed as “one of the greatest works of the twentieth century,” and has “changed the entire landscape of not only jazz, but rock, funk, soul and pop as well.” – Visit www.bobbyprevite.com  – Information atwww.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Tuesday, August 19

Movie Tuesdays – Frances Ha (USA 2012) – “Shot in glorious monochrome and packed with gentle, subtle comedy, Frances Ha is a sweet, could-be-real tale, powered by an excellent Greta Gerwig leading performance.” – Introduced by choreographer Takehiro (Take) Ueyama –Information at www.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

FARMERS’ MARKETS

 Hudson Farmers’ Market – Local fresh produce; vegetable, flower, and herb plants; prepared foods; cheese; baked goods and more – Information at  www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – Saturdays through November 22 from 9 am to 1 pm – Lot at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets, Hudson

Upstreet Market – A mid-week market, offering fresh produce, prepared foods, baked goods, meats, crafts, music, and knife sharpening – Wednesdays from 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park (aka The Public Square), Hudson

Chatham Farmers Market – Information at 392-3353 or www.chathamrealfoodcoop.net – Fridays from 4 to 7 pm – Chatham Real Food Co-op, 15 Church Street, Chatham

Copake Hillsdale Farmers’ Market – Open every Saturday through October 25 – Music every week as well as special events and cooking demonstrations – Information at copakehillsdalefarmersmarket@gmail.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Harvest Barn, Roe Jan Park, Route 22, Hillsdale

Kinderhook Farmers’ Market – Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm through October 11 – Town Square, in front of Kinderhook Bank at 1 Hudson Street, Village of Kinderhook

Philmont Farmers’ Market – Three market days – Fridays from 4 to 8 pm, a To-Go-Market, promoting locally-sourced, healthy to-go foods; Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm, is the Thrifting & Artisans Market; Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm is the Farmers’ Market– to stock up for the week ahead – Each market will also feature farm-to-market foods – All markets at 116 Main Street, Philmont

ONGOING FUN & GAMES

Through August

Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies offers free public tours of the summer exhibitions – Information at www.bard.edu/ccs or 845-758-7562 – Sundays only at 12 noon – Depart from the Lobby of the Hessel Museum, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, 33 Garden Road, Annandale-on-Hudson (Off Route 9-G)

The Hudson-Chatham Winery’s Tasting Room is open all summer Wednesday through Sunday from 12 noon to 5 pm – Happy Hour is held on Fridays through August 29 from 5 to 7 pm – Information at 392-9463 or www.hudsonchathamwinery.com – Hudson-Chatham Winery, 1900 Route 66, Ghent

Mondays

Wunderbar B Movie Mondays – Information at www.wunderbarandbistro.com or 828-0555 – 10 pm – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Alternating Mondays and Wednesdays

Acoustic Jam/Song Circle – All welcome – Information by contacting Marilyn at liveoriginalmusic@hotmail.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

Tuesdays

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

Tuesdays in August

Eat Ice Cream and Support the Hudson Area Library – LICK, the ice cream store at 253 Warren Street and 2 Note Botanical Perfumery, a new store next door at 255 Warren Street, have joined forces in support of the library and its move to new quarters – On Tuesday evenings, Carolyn Mix and Darcy Doniger, the Perfumery owners, who happen to play cello and fiddle, will be playing Celtic, contemporary, folk and fusion outside Lick beginning around 7 pm – A portion of all sales made between 7 and 10 pm on Tuesdays will be donated to the library’s campaign – Lick, listen, and donate, all at the same time!

 Wednesdays

Stewart House Open Mic – Hosted by Justin Smith – 7 to 9 pm – The Stewart House, 2 North Water Street, Athens

Stump Trivia at Wunderbar – Every Wednesday night through November – Go to www.stumptrivia.com – Information atwww.wunderbarandbistro.com or 828-0555 – 9:30 pm – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

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Events in Hudson NY, August 5 to August 12, 2014

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Farmers’ Markets and Ongoing Fun and Games at end.

WHAT TO DO IN HUDSON

What to do?  A better question is “which to do?”

The City of Hudson is hopping this summer, and this weekend is no exception.

You would think that, between the three-day Hudson Music Festival, the two-day Black Arts & Cultural Festival, and the BeLo3rd Dine/Art gallery stroll, there would be no time for anything else.  But wait…Michael Lindsay-Hogg (Let It BeRock and Roll Circus,Brideshead Revisited) is in town and can be seen at Basilica Hudson on Friday and BCB Art on Saturday.

In Hudson there is always room for more, including a parade almost every weekend.  The Black Arts Festival’s parade, featuring theHelsinki Band Camp band, consisting of 25 fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students from Hudson’s Intermediate School, steps off on Saturday at 2 pm on Seventh Street, and proceeds down Warren  to Henry Hudson Riverfront Park.

In addition to the musical offerings in the Music Festival’s five performance tents on Warren Street, there are bound to be pop-up and fringe activities, and perhaps a few buskers on the street.  There is rumor of a three-day record party at the St. Charles Hotel.  (Bring your vinyl.)

Tuesday August 5

David Dondero – Live! – 21+ — Information at 828-1562 or www.thehalfmoonhudson.com – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Multi-tasking – See below under “Ongoing Fun & Games” for a way to eat ice cream, listen to music, and donate to the library at the same time.

Tuesday-Saturday, August 5-9

Dancers & Dancemakers Film Festival (Part of the Chatham Dance Fest)

> Tuesday: To Dance Like a Man (UK 2011) – Identical Cuban triplets, Angel, Cesar and Marcos, age 11, compete for a role in an important ballet in Havana

> Wednesday: Ballets Russes (Belgium 2005) – Portrait of a group of pioneering artists now in their later years, who gave birth to modern ballet

> Thursday: Dancing Dreams (Germany 2009) – Documents the process culminating in the opening night performance of Pina Bausch’sKontakthof – Her last film and last interview

> Friday: Dancing for Mr. B.: Six Balanchine Ballerinas (USA 1969) – A moving tribute to the legendary choreographer

> Saturday: Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About (USA 2009) – A documentary featuring many greats from the worlds of Broadway and the ballet

> Information at www.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – All screenings at 8 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Wednesday, August 6

Jerry Douglas – “The name Jerry Douglas is practically synonymous with the resonator guitar called the Dobro.  His playing has been heard on over 2,000 albums, garnering him 13 Grammy Awards, three Country Music Association’s Musician of the Year awards, a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association – Douglas is a freewheeling, forward-thinking recording artist whose work incorporates elements of bluegrass, country, rock, jazz, blues and Celtic into his distinctive musical vision.”– Information at www.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Wednesday-Sunday, August 6-10

Films at TSL:

A Coffee in Berlin – This film swept the 2013 German Oscar Awards – Paints the day in the life of Niko, a twenty-something college dropout going nowhere fast. – In German with English subtitles

Burning Bush: Part I and Part II – From the three-part drama directed by the Polish director Agnieszka Holland, returns to a pivotal time in modern Czech history, ignored in Czech cinema until now. – In Czech with English subtitles  

Three Little Pigs and Fantasia – Walt Disney classics presented in partnership with The Ashbery Home School

> Information and schedule at 822-8100 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Thursday, August 7

 Dan Blakeslee/The Vinegar Creek Constituency (Leo DiSanto) Slingshot Tour – Information at 828-1562 orwww.thehalfmoonhudson.com – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore celebrates its new Thursday hours – On opening night only—10% off everything  – Treats and door prizes  – New hours on Thursdays are from 4 to 8 pm – Information at 828-0892 – 4 to 8 pm – Columbia County Habitat ReStore, 829 Route 66, north of the intersection of Routes 66 & 9H

Thursday-Sunday, August 7-10

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents Guys & Dolls, based on Damon Runyon’s humorous and sentimental short stories celebrating Broadway’s gamblers, hustlers, gangsters and their women  – Music by Frank Loesser – Information, schedule and reservations atwww.machaydntheatre.org or 392-9292  – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Friday, August 8

Screening, Reading + Talking – A rare and special evening with Michael Lindsay-Hogg, the acclaimed film and television director, artist, and author, (The Normal Heart, The Beatles’ Let It Be, Brideshead Revisited) – A screening of The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus – Reading and book signing by Michael Lindsay-Hogg of a memoir entitled Luck and Circumstance – Co-hosted with Spotty Dog Books & Ale –  Information at www.basilicahudson.com – 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

 Smash 4 – Information at 828-0555 or www.wunderbarbistro.com/ – 10 pm to 1:30 am – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Tasting – Cornelius Van Brunt farmed the land along the Gowanus Creek and helped forge the eclectic society that became Brooklyn. Later, in the 1800s, the Brooklyn waterfront hosted gin, rum and whiskey distilleries.  Van Brunt Stillhouse honors this pioneering spirit with their artisanal bottlings created on Red Hook’s waterfront.  Stop in for a taste of their Moonshine and Due North Rum – Information at 828-6411 or www.hudsonwinemerchants.com – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 ½ Warren Street

The Greyhounds perform as part of the Music at Sunset concert series – Information at 828-4656 – 7 pm – Greenport Town Park, Joslyn Boulevard, Greenport

Just For Fun Fridays – Word Dances – The Storycrafters, Barry Marshall and Jeri Burns, present a lively musical and participatory storytelling performance of world folk tales and songs of characters who dance, wiggle, and jive their way through life – Information at 392-6121 or www.ps21chatham.org – 1 to 2 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Friday-Saturday, August 8-9

Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens ferry service during the summer months – Tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat – Also discounts from participating restaurants upon presentation of ticket – Information at 822-1014 or www.hudsoncruises.com – The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5 pm to 10:15 pm – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Mac-Haydn Theatre’s Children’s Theatre series presents The Pied Piper—“The people of Koppleberg are overrun with rats…and the Mayor and Council are more interested in their parades than helping the people.  When the mysterious and magical piper appears and leads the rats away from town they think their troubles are over…” – Information and reservations at 392-9292 orwww.machaydntheatre.org  –10:30 am – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Friday-Sunday, August 8-10

The Fourth Annual Hudson Music Festival teams with Operation Unite’s Black Arts & Cultural Festival, the Columbia County Council on the Arts (CCCA), Club Helsinki, and others for a weekend of music both indoors at various venues, and outdoors in five performance tents-- at the courtyard at 347 Warren, the pocket park next to Mexican Radio at 539 Warren, the parking lot at the corner of North Fifth Street and Warren, the south-side parking lot at 413 Warren, and Seventh Street Park – An additional attraction in Seventh Street Park is the CCCA Artists’ Marketplace where 40 vendors will display their wares from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday.  On Friday at Club Helsinki at Fourth & Columbia Streets, band director Scott Vorwald of the Hudson Intermediate School, leads twenty-five fourth, fifth, and sixth grade members of The Helsinki Band Camp in a performance for family and friends.  On Saturday, both the Club Helsinki stage and courtyard will be the scene of a Festival performance showcase from 6 to 11 pm.  Also on Saturday from 6 to 8 pm, BCB Art Gallery, 116 Warren Street, opens an exhibition of work by acclaimed film and theatre director Michael Lindsay-Hogg, (The Beatles’ Let It Be, and The Rolling Stones’ Rock and Roll Circus), and will host a special performance by the NYC band, Zero Times Everything from 3 to 4 pm – At last count, the Festival organizers claimed that some 80 acts, and still counting, would be performing, and predicted that they would hit the 100 mark by festival time.  This includes solo and duo acts, with contemporary rock and jazz being predominant. – Information, full performance schedule, and access to the Festival’s downloadable mobile app can be found at www.hudsonmusicfest.com  – Fri from 5 to 11 pm, Sat from 12 noon to 11 pm, Sun from 12 noon to 10 pm

Taconic Stage Company presents Old Love by Norm Foster starring Susan Fullerton and Jeffrey Judd – Directed by Carl Ritchie – Tickets and information at www.taconicstage.com or 325-1234 – Fri and Sat at 7 pm, Sun at 3 pm – St. John in the Wilderness, Route 344, Copake Falls

Saturday, August 9

Tours of the historic 1874 Hudson-Athens Lighthouse, sponsored by the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society – Reservations at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise or 888-764-1844 –Tours also available the second Saturday of September and October – Information atwww.hudsonathenslighthouse.org or 828-5294 – 11 am to 2:30 pm – Tours depart from Henry Hudson Riverfront Park on the hour and Athens Riverfront Park on the half hour – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Exhibition Opening – Afghanistan: Photographs by Dima Gavrysh (Inshallah) and Andrea Camuto (Terrain of Loss: Afghan Exiles in Their Own Land)– Also Portfolio Showcases by David Gardner (Life on Wheels: The New American Nomads) and Stan Raucher (Los Israelitas – The New Promised Land)– On view through August 31 – Information at www.davisortongallery.com or 697-0266 – 6 to 8 pm – Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – You game? I’m game: new paintings, drawings and sculpture by Michael Lindsay-Hogg – An acclaimed music, film and stage director, Lindsay-Hogg, notably the prime force behind the Beatles’ Let It Be and The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus, has recently decided to take on yet another vocation—creating “one frame movies,” full of intrigue and innuendo, in paint and colored pencil – On view through September 7 – Also on view, a group show of gallery artists including Justin Baker, Ching Ho Cheng, Frank Cressotti, Rick Finkelstein, Emily Gui, Sedat Pakay, Richard Wright, and others – Information at www.BCBArt.com or 828-4539 – 6 to 8 pm – BCB Art, 116 Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening – Paris, Giverny and the Loire Valley: New photography by John Lipkowitz – Also exhibiting recent work by gallery artists – On view through August 31 – Information at www.510warrenstgallery.com or 822-0510 – 3 to 6 pm – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening – Artists Palette: Where Death Valley Meets New York – Watercolors by Lynne Bolwell – “Artists Pallette is an overlook in Death Valley where iron and mica leave a ‘pallette’ of reds, pinks, yellows and purples. Bolwell uses her ‘desert paints,’ made of ground minerals such as bronzite, bauxite, heratite, turquoise, garnet and pipestone to capture the beauty.  She has painted with these paints extensively, ‘on location,’ throughout the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts.  However, when she returns to the Hudson Valley, she ‘switches it up’ to paint equally expressive watercolors with a much more traditional palette….” – On view through August 31 – Information at 828-4417 – 5 to 7 pm – Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, 1 North Front Street

Dine/Art – BeLo3rd’s Gallery Stroll featuring open galleries, and several exhibition openings with special restaurant tastings at the galleries, all below Third Street

>> Galleries include:

Geoffrey Good, 238 Warren Street

J. Damiani Gallery, 237 Warren Street

Gallery at Tommy’s & Hudson Jewelers, 228 Warren Street

FRG Objects & Design, Second Floor, 217 Warren Street

Columbia County Council on the Arts Gallery, 209 Warren Street

>Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street

Limner Gallery, 123 Warren Street

BCB Art, 116 Warren Street

> Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

Chamber of Commerce Gallery, 1 North Front Street

>>Participating restaurants include: App.eritivi, Bruno’s, Café Le Perche, DA/BA, River City Essentials, (pm)Winebar, Tanzy’s, Verdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar, and VICO 

Information at www.belo3rd.com – See individual listings for exhibition openings – 5 to 8 pm – Warren Street and Front Street below Third Street

 Barn Dance with Moonshine Holler (Paula Bradley & Bill Dillof) & Peter Stix – To support the new TSL sidewalk project – Dances called by Peter Stix, will include New England-style contras, circle mixers, and squares – No dancing experience or partner needed – Information at 822-8448 – 7 pm – TSL Barn, 349-351 Columbia Street

Nelson Patton and Directors – Nelson Patton is “an experimental duo utilizing the sounds of effected and looped trombones and drums and moog bass pedals.  The result is a psychotropic experience as their compositionally-minded soundscapes transport you to a higher state of consciousness.”  Directors is “a new duo featuring world-class drummer Amir Ziv and Jordan McLean of Antibalas.” – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Chimps in Tuxedos – Information at 828-0555 or www.wunderbarbistro.com/ – 10 pm to 1:30 am – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Road Kill exhibition closing celebration and performances including Ryder Cooley & The Dust Bowl Faeries – Music, projections, and re-embodied taxidermy with The Dust Bowl Faeries and a word mish-mash summation by Johnnie Moore – The Faeries consists of keyboardist/vocalist Sara Ayers, steel guitarist/cellist Karen Cole, and Ryder Cooley on vocals, accordion, ukulele and musical saw – Information at 429-0046 – 7:30 pm – Athens Cultural Center, 24 Second Street, Athens

Exhibition Opening – Dystopian Domesticity – Featuring the work of ten artists from diverse backgrounds, ages, and areas of experience – Through both collaborative and individual pieces, the show explores “the messy landscape where idealized images and objects of domesticity share that malleable boundary with the dystopian.” – Participating artists include Valerie Blum, Nina Behrle, Robin Dann, Ali Hermann, Paula Lalala, Norm Magnusson, Keira McGill, Tom McGill, Kuba Myzler, and Jessica Willis – Information at 392-2250 – 4:30 to 7 pm – Joyce Goldstein Gallery, 16 Main Street, Chatham

An Evening in Agra – Friends of Clermont Summer Gala – The party is  inspired by the life and legacy of Colonel William Linnaeus Gardner, a grandson of the third Lord of Livingston Manor – A festive evening of Indian-influenced food, drink, and music, featuring live and silent auctions – To benefit Clermont State Historic Site – Information at 537-6622 or www.friendsofclermont.org – 6 to 8 pm – Clermont State Historic Site, 87 Clermont Avenue, Germantown

Reading – Two Girls Staring at the Ceilingby Lucy Frank, is intended for young adult readers, but because of the subject matter—teenagers dealing with a chronic illness–it speaks to adults as well.  It may be the first novel to be published, for teens or adults that deals with Crohn’s disease – Two teens from Carol Rusoff’s Hudson Teen Theatre Project will read selections from the book, a novel-in-verse. Kirkus Review calls it “riveting, humanizing and real.” – Followed by Q&A with the author – Information at 392-3005 – 5 to 7 pm – Chatham Bookstore, 27 Main Street, Chatham

Seventh Annual Sangria Festival –  A showcase for five different fresh-made sangrias, live flamenco guitar music by the renowned Maria Zemantauski and Jose Miralles, other musical acts, tarot card readings, henna tattoos, and great food – Bring a lawn chair or blanket – Information at www.hudsonchathamwinery.com or 392-9463 – 11 am to 6 pm – Hudson-Chatham Winery, 1900 Route 66, Ghent

Saturday-Sunday, August 9-10

Annual Hudson Black Arts & Cultural Festival

Saturday at 2 pm: – A parade, with the theme of Celebrate the Children, includes the Helsinki Band Camp marchers led by Scott Vorwald,  moves from Seventh Street down Warren Street to Henry Hudson Riverfront Park for a festival offering family activities with games, food, and musical entertainment including the Gaia Roots World Music Ensemble, Kuumba Dance & Drum, Wild Roses Belly Dance Troupe dancing to Arabic and North African Maghreb music; an Arts Tent organized by Mary Udell, showing children’s art work from around the county; a high energy jazz and dance band called Najeli Soul; Electric Hip Hop Dancers directed by Anthony Molina; youth members of The Bindlestiff  Family Cirkus; a community talent showcase, and more – Saturday festivities conclude  with jazz and R&B at Savoia, 214 Warren Street at 8 pm

>Sunday features a Gospel Festival from 4 to 7:30 pm with performances by the Albany District Chorale, Greater Praise Band from Connecticut, the Starlites and Grandma’s Angels from the region, The All Nations Praise Dancers from Greenport, and the Shiloh Baptist Praise Dancers.

> The Festival is presented by Operation Unite Education and Cultural Arts Center – Information at 828-3612 – Sat from 2 to 8 pm, Sun from 4 to 7:30 pm – Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Sunday, August 10

Hudson Cruises Sightseeing Cruise – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – Information and tickets at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee  or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Board at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

8th Annual Hudson Jazzworks’ Workshop Performance – Featuring acclaimed pianist and composer Armen Donelian, tenor saxophonistMarc Mommaas, and special guest Reggie Workman, the legendary jazz double bassist, along with participants in the Hudson Jazz Workshop – Information at www.hudsonoperahouse.org or 822-1438 – Pre-concert talk at 3 pm, concert at 3:30 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

 JD McPherson – “…his debut album, “Signs & Signifiers,” released by Rounder Records, garnered the Independent Music Award forBest Rock Album in 2012….the former art teacher comes across as a modern-day Elvis Presley raised on Led Zeppelin, punk-rock and Wu-Tang Clan – Visit www.jdmcpherson.com – Information at www.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Screening of Don’t Expect Too Much (The Making of Nicholas Ray’s We Can’t Go Home Again) – Directed by Susan Ray, who will be present  – “Drawing on Nicholas Ray’s archive of never-before-seen film, video, and stills, his wife Susan investigates the questions of his work and the relationship forged by Ray between his life and his art. Includes interviews with Jim Jarmusch and Victor Erice.” – Part of a Documentary Film Series curated by Bonnie Marranca – Information at www.cr10.org – 4 pm – In the new screening room at CR10 Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

Full Sturgeon Moon Walk and Snapping Turtle Program – An ancient fish, native to the Hudson but today rare and protected, lends its name to this month’s full moon because Native tribes caught sturgeon in abundance in August – By popular demand, a Snapping Turtle program by wetland biologist Casey Tompkins has been added to this walk from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. – The Moon Walk is from 7:30 to 9 pm – Information and registration at www.clctrust.org/events/  or 392-5252, ext.214 – Ooms Conservation Area at Sutherland Pond, Main Parking Area, 480 Rock City Road, Chatham

Monday, August 11

Jerry Gretzinger and Benita Zahn perform Side by Side, an evening of songs and banter, including standard numbers and newer hits. Gretzinger and Zahn are two of the three Singing Anchors trio  who performed last year at Mac-Haydn Theatre.  Both are well-known in the Capital Region for their work as television news anchors.  Presented by Mac-Haydn Theatre and Fort Salem Theater – Information and reservations at 392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org  – 8 pm – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Tuesday, August 12

Movie Tuesdays – Bill T. Jones: A Good Man – Follows this acclaimed director/choreographer for two tumultuous years, as he tackles the most ambitious work of his career, an original dance-theater piece in honor of Abraham Lincoln’s Bicentennial –Information atwww.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

FARMERS’ MARKETS

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Local fresh produce; vegetable, flower, and herb plants; prepared foods; cheese; baked goods and more – Friends of the Hudson Area Library will be holding its Cookbook Sale beginning at 9:30 am – Choose from an eclectic collection of vintage, new, and used cookbooks in many categories from gourmet to quick meals, ethnic cuisines, barbequing and grilling, or holiday entertaining, all at discount prices – Information at  www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – Saturdays through November 22 from 9 am to 1 pm – Lot at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets, Hudson

Chatham Farmers Market – Information at 392-3353 or www.chathamrealfoodcoop.net – Fridays from 4 to 7 pm – Chatham Real Food Co-op, 15 Church Street, Chatham

Copake Hillsdale Farmers’ Market – Open every Saturday through October 25 – Music every week as well as special events and cooking demonstrations – Information at copakehillsdalefarmersmarket@gmail.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Harvest Barn, Roe Jan Park, Route 22, Hillsdale

Kinderhook Farmers’ Market – Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm through October 11 – Town Square, in front of Kinderhook Bank at 1 Hudson Street, Village of Kinderhook

Philmont Farmers’ Market – Three market days – Fridays from 4 to 8 pm, a To-Go-Market, promoting locally-sourced, healthy to-go foods; Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm, is the Thrifting & Artisans Market; Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm is the Farmers’ Market– to stock up for the week ahead – Each market will also feature farm-to-market foods – All markets at 116 Main Street, Philmont

Upstreet Market – A mid-week market, offering fresh produce, prepared foods, baked goods, meats, crafts, music, and knife sharpening – Wednesdays from 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park (aka The Public Square), Hudson

ONGOING FUN & GAMES

Through August

Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies offers free public tours of the summer exhibitions – Information at www.bard.edu/ccs or 845-758-7562 – Sundays only at 12 noon – Depart from the Lobby of the Hessel Museum, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, 33 Garden Road, Annandale-on-Hudson (Off Route 9-G)

The Hudson-Chatham Winery’s Tasting Room is open all summer Wednesday through Sunday from 12 noon to 5 pm – Happy Hour is held on Fridays through August 29 from 5 to 7 pm – Information at 392-9463 or www.hudsonchathamwinery.com – Hudson-Chatham Winery, 1900 Route 66, Ghent

Mondays

Wunderbar B Movie Mondays – Information at www.wunderbarandbistro.com or 828-0555 – 10 pm – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Alternating Mondays and Wednesdays

Acoustic Jam/Song Circle – All welcome – Information by contacting Marilyn at liveoriginalmusic@hotmail.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

Tuesdays

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

Tuesdays in August

Eat Ice Cream and Support the Hudson Area Library – LICK, the ice cream store at 253 Warren Street and 2 Note Botanical Perfumery, a new store next door at 255 Warren Street, have joined forces in support of the library and its move to new quarters – On Tuesday evenings, Carolyn Mix and Darcy Doniger, the Perfumery owners, who happen to play cello and fiddle, will be playing Celtic, contemporary, folk and fusion outside Lick beginning around 7 pm – A portion of all sales made between 7 and 10 pm on Tuesdays will be donated to the library’s campaign – Lick, listen, and donate, all at the same time!

Wednesdays

Stewart House Open Mic – Hosted by Justin Smith – 7 to 9 pm – The Stewart House, 2 North Water Street, Athens

 Stump Trivia at Wunderbar – Every Wednesday night through November – Go to www.stumptrivia.com – Information atwww.wunderbarandbistro.com or 828-0555 – 9:30 pm – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

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Events in Hudson NY, July 28 to August 5, 2014

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Farmers’ Markets and Ongoing Fun and Games at end.

Monday, July 28

Haas Kowert Tice – “a supergroup of acoustic roots-music talent featuring members of Punch Brothers and Crooked Still that plays a unique blend of bluegrass, folk, chamber-grass and classical.” – Visit www.haaskowerttice.com – Information atwww.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

A Community Sing – Rounds! Rounds! Rounds! (not your grandmother’s Frere Jacques) – Led by Sheri Bauer Mayorga, director of the Good Globe Singing School, who has been teaching rounds for 20 years – This session is the last in a series of three – Information at 392-6121 or www.ps21chatham.org  – 7:30 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Taconic Stage Company and Mac-Haydn Theatre present The Real Desperate Housewives of Columbia County Musical – A musical battle between the locals and the weekenders, in Columbia County “where the men are men and the women are fabulous!” – Book, lyrics and direction by Carl Ritchie – Music by Wayne Moore – Information  and reservations at 392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org – A complimentary glass of wine at 7:30 pm – Performance at 8 pm – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Tuesday, July 29

Movie Tuesdays – Films of Georges Melies : A Trip to the Moon (1902), The Impossible Voyage (1904), Palace of the Arabian Nights(1906), and Baron Munchausen’s Dream (1911) – Choreographer’s Choice:  Lionel Popkin, who introduces the films – Part of PS21’s summer movie program of free screenings of music- and dance-themed films –Information at www.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8:30 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Wednesday, July 30

Opening Day for The Upstreet Market – A mid-week farmers’ market – 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park

Wednesday-Saturday, July 30-August 2

Films at TSL:

The Amazing Catfish – A heartwarming tale of two unique women who bond while recuperating in a hospital. – In Spanish with English subtitles

The Last Sentence – A biopic “…based on the life of crusading journalist Torgny Segerstedt, editor-in-chief of one of Sweden’s leading newspapers, highlighting his one-man battle against Nazism and his country’s policy of appeasement to Hitler.” – In Swedish with English subtitles

Burning Bush: Part I and Part II – From the three-part drama directed by the Polish director Agnieszka Holland, returns to a pivotal time in modern Czech history, ignored in Czech cinema until now. – In Czech with English subtitles  

> Information and schedule at 822-8100 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Wednesday-Sunday, July 30-August 3

Transylvania Mania – Mac-Haydn Theatre presents Young Frankenstein – Created by Mel Brooks and adapted for the stage – Information, schedule and reservations at www.machaydntheatre.org or 392-9292  – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Exhibition Opening – Preserving Creative Spaces: Photographs from the Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios Program – The reception will feature remarks by Donna Hassler, Director of Chesterwood, who organized the traveling exhibition and administers the Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios Program for the National Trust for Historic Preservation – Hosted in partnership with Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Russel Wright’s Manitoga, Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio, and Daniel Chester French’s Chesterwood – On view through November 2 – Information at www.olana.org or 828-1872 – 3 to 5 pm – Coachman’s House Gallery, Olana State Historic Site, 5720 State Route 9G, Greenport

Thursday, July 31

Los Angeles Plays Itself – Newly remastered and reedited, Thom Andersen’s 2003 opus traces the development and evolution of Los Angeles, “the most photographed city in the world,” and is composed of hundreds of film clips drawn from a century of cinema. –Introduced by writer Colin Beckett – Part of Basilica Screenings, a series that presents an array of work from new and repertory narrative features, documentaries, and experimental films, to video and media art – Information at www.basilicahudson.com – 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

NYSEG Power Line Expansion Open House to discuss a lower voltage alternative – Information at www.protectghent.com – 4 to 8 pm – West Ghent Volunteer Fire Station, 74 Bender Boulevard, West Ghent

Author’s Talk – Craig Harris, author of The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music, will talk about his book chronicling the life and times of the seminal rock group, The Band – The Band was formerly Bob Dylan’s backup band – A reception will follow the talk – Information at 325-4101 or www.roejanlibrary.orgg – 6 pm – Roeliff-Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale  (1 mile south of the Route 22/23 intersection)

Friday, August 1

 Tallahassee, Smith & Weeden – 21+ — Information at 828-1562 or www.thehalfmoonhudson.com – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

 Hallowed Bells and Brian Dewan – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Free Friday Outdoor Movies – Featuring black & white 1920s classic silent films with live music  – This week – Buster Keaton’s The General – Orson Welles called this film “the greatest comedy ever made, the greatest Civil War film ever made, and perhaps the greatest film ever made.” – Bring a chair – Presented by Time and Space, Ltd., in association with the PARC Foundation and the City of Hudson – Information at www.timeandspace.org or 822-8448 – 8 pm or after dark – PARC Park, 328 Warren Street

 Carbon Leaf – A Richmond, VA-based indie-rock quintet – “the band can pivot from Great Big Sea-like Celtic rock one moment to Dave Matthews Band-like jams the next.” – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Dragonflies & Butterflies at Louden Road – A rare opportunity to spend time at one of the Columbia Land Conservancy’s properties that is not yet open to the public.  – An exploration of the woods with expert presentations and family-friendly programs on dragonflies and butterflies by Claudia and Conrad Vispo of the Farmscape Ecology Program, and Larry Federman of Audubon NY – Information and registration at www.clctrust.org/events/  or 392-5252, ext.214 – 11 am – The meeting place is to be announced upon registration – Louden Road, Ghent

Just For Fun Fridays – Modern Dance Experience with Lionel Popkin – Popkin’s company will introduce the audience of kids and their families to the world of modern dance, and give them an opportunity to try a few modern dance moves themselves – Information atwww.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 1 to 2 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Friday-Saturday, August 1-2

Super Summer Kids Book Sale – Thousands of children’s books at every level of reader, from toddlers to teens, all at bargain prices –Includes board books, picture books, non-fiction books, chapter books, and books for young adults – Also movies, games and music, and a special selection of vintage children’s books of interest to collectors – Story time, crafts, games and activities in The Children’s Room both days – Information at www.hudsonarealibrary.org or 828-1792 – 10 am to 2 pm – Book Sale Room, Hudson Area Library, 400 State Street

 Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens ferry service during the summer months – Tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat – Also specials from participating businesses – Information at 822-1014 or www.hudsoncruises.com – The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5 pm to 10:30 pm – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Mac-Haydn Theatre’s Children’s Theatre season presents The Pied Piper—“The people of Koppleberg are overrun with rats…and the Mayor and Council are more interested in their parades than helping the people.  When the mysterious and magical piper appears and leads the rats away from town they think their troubles are over…” – (Also plays August 8 and 9) – Information and reservations at 392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org  –10:30 am – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Lionel Popkin Dance presents Ruth Doesn’t Live Here Anymore – Popkin, who is of mixed Jewish and Indian heritage, explores how our origins define us.  His dances are simultaneously low-tech and lush, questioning and funny.  This dance considers the paradoxical legacy of modern dance pioneer, Ruth St. Denis, who brought Orientalism to Western dance – Information at www.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Friday-Sunday, August 1-3

26th Annual Falcon Ridge Folk Festival – Three days of folk music and dance (Preceded by a Pre-Festival Day on Thursday, July 31 with food, crafts, The Lounge Stage and a Social Media School, all geared toward the camping community that arrives early) – Information and tickets at 866-325-2744 or www.falconridgefolk.com – Dodds Farm, 44 County Route 7-D, Hillsdale

Taconic Stage Company presents Old Love by Norm Foster starring Susan Fullerton and Jeffrey Judd – Directed by Carl Ritchie – Tickets and information at www.taconicstage.com or 325-1234 – Fri and Sat at 7 pm, Sun at 3 pm – St. John in the Wilderness, Route 344, Copake Falls

Saturday, August 2

Exhibition Opening – New Works by Dean Levin – Information at www.retrospectivegallery.com or 828-2288 – 5 to 7 pm – Retrospective Gallery, 711 Warren Street – (This exhibition runs concurrently with an exhibition called Ambulance Blues being shown at Basilica Hudson.  Details below.)

Exhibition Opening – The Godfather of Psychedelic Art – New Works by Isaac Abrams – Information at www.NOBOgallery.com or 671-6777 – 5 to 8 pm – NOBO Gallery, 558 Warren Street

 Exhibition Reception – Cuban artist Belkis Ayon: Print Paintings – A collection of visionary works rarely seen in the US – These works, done from 1988 to 1999, reveal a surprising array of influences.  Imagery and narratives from the Afro-Cuban religion Abaku’a and Christian iconography and ceremony illuminate her own personal mythologies.  This vision, along with her stunning use of collography on a heroic scale, brought her international acclaim.  The artiest died at the age of 32, leaving behind a body of work of considerable importance in the history of contemporary printmaking – Information at www.FRGobjectsanddesign.com or 646-483-9109 – 6 to 8 pm – FRG Objects and Design, 217 Warren Street

 Gaia Roots World Music Ensemble brings folkloric Afro-Caribbean and West African sounds to the Opera House, providing a taste of what’s to come in the Black Arts & Cultural Festival on August 9.  The Ensemble blends drumming, dance, vocal harmonies, and storytelling into a high-energy show – Free admission – Information at 822-1438 or www.hudsonoperahouse.org – 7 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening – Ambulance Blues – Curated by Erin Falls – Featuring the work of 17 artists with performances by Mick Barr and Heart of Gold – On view through August 18 – Presented in collaboration with Basilica Hudson – Gallery hours Friday through Sunday from 12 noon to 5 pm or by appointment via email to info@retrospectivegallery.com – Opening reception from 7 to 9 pm – After party live show from 9 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street (This exhibition runs concurrently with an exhibition of new works by Dean Levin at the Retrospective Gallery at 711 Warren Street.  Details above.)

 U.S. Girls and Ice Cream – 21+ — Information at 828-1562 or www.thehalfmoonhudson.com – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

 Donna the Buffalo – This upstate New York-based group began performing at folk and roots-music festivals in 1989, long before “Americana” was a genre.  They still appeal to “a fanatically loyal base of followers called ‘The Herd.’ ” – Information atwww.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Washington Irving and the (Re)Creation of Dutch New York – A lecture by New York Times bestselling author, Brian Jay Jones – Jones will speak on the life and works of Washington Irving, author of Legends of Sleepy Hollow and folk hero of Kinderhook.  Jones will also address the historical myths taken from Irving’s satirical history, The History of New York, written in 1809 – Information and reservations at 758-9265 or www.cchsny.org – 4 pm – Kinderhook Reformed Church, 21 Broad Street, followed by a reception at the Jesse Merwin House

Concert in the Fields – Fourteen Art Omi musicians in residence will present a concert of collaborative new works created while in residence this year.  The fellows include a remarkable assortment of musicians, from a French classically-trained cellist, to a New Zealand multi-instrumentalist, to a Lebanese singer and oud player, to a Columbia County jazz vocalist – The musicians have engaged in two and a half weeks of intensive collaborative music making to now be shared with the public – Information and reservations at 392-4747 – 5 pm – Omi International Arts Center, Visitors Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

Dave Hall, composer, poet, singer, songwriter, lyricist and producer, premiers his new work, Ancram Suite, a musical impression of the area and its life. Accompanied by the piano/cello duo of Zach Mo and Isabel Fairbanks – Reservations and information atwww.roejanlibrary.com or 325-4101 – 5 pm – Roeliff-Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale  (1 mile south of the Route 22/23 intersection)

Dancing in the Square – Dance to the hot jazz and early swing music of the 1920s and 30s with the New Orleans band, Bad Penny Pleasuremakers – Food available from Pass the Thyme Café, Black Forest Flammkuchen Co., and Ben & Jerry’s of Lark Street – Bring your picnic basket and blankets and lawn chairs – Sponsored by the Kinderhook Business & Professional Association and the Village of Kinderhook – Rain Date August 16 – Information at www.villageofkinderhook.org – 7 to 10 pm – Village Square, Village of Kinderhook

Concerts at Tannery Pond – Pianist Gleb Ivanov – Information and reservations at 888-820-1696 – 8 pm – Darrow School, 110 Darrow Road, New Lebanon

Saturday-Sunday, August 2-3

Hudson Cruises Sightseeing Cruise – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – Free gift certificate giveaway – Information and tickets atwww.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee or 888-764-1844 or 348-8993 – Board at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Sunday, August 3

 Black Violin – “…the world’s first and quite likely only classical music and hip-hop fusion duo.  ..features classically trained Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester on violin and Wilner “ Wil B” Baptiste on viola…the decade old duo has succeeded at defying preconceptions and erasing boundaries both musical and societal.” – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Screening of Meredith Monk: Inner Voice – A film by Babeth M. VanLoo – “Always compelling, often ravishing.  Feel your own horizons grow as you watch and listen.”—Alastair Macauley, The New York Times – Part of a Documentary Film Series curated by Bonnie Marranca – Information at www.cr10.org – 4 pm – In the new screening room at CR10 Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

Monday, August 4

Viking Moses + Spenking – 21+ — Information at 828-1562 or www.thehalfmoonhudson.com – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

 The Voodoo Orchestra North – The orchestra, led by legendary jazz drummer, improviser and composer Bobby Previte, presents a regular series of performances devoted to exploring the music of Miles Davis’s eternal electric jazz-funk masterpiece, “Bitches Brew.”  The work, released in 1970, was hailed as “one of the greatest works of the twentieth century,” and has “changed the entire landscape of not only jazz, but rock, funk, soul and pop as well.” – Visit www.bobbyprevite.com  – Information at www.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

The Hudson Valley Bounty “Taste of” Dinner – Celebrated area chefs are paired with expert farmers to showcase a wide range of food grown and prepared in the Hudson Valley.  More than 20 restaurant chefs will prepare dishes alongside tasting tables featuring local winemakers and brewers – Tastes of more than 30 recipes, from appetizers and salads to main courses and desserts, will be available  – Hudson Valley Bounty is a program of Hudson Valley Agribusiness Development Corporation – Information and tickets atwww.hudsonvalleybounty.com/ or 432-5360 ext 303 – 5 to 8 pm – Columbia County Fairgrounds, Route 66, Chatham

Tuesday August 5

David Dondero – Live! – 21+ — Information at 828-1562 or www.thehalfmoonhudson.com – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Dancers & Dancemakers Film Festival - The first film in the series is To Dance Like a Man (UK, 2011) – Identical Cuban triplets, Angel, Cesar and Marcos, age 11, are passionate about becoming ballet dancers – Who will be chosen for a role in an important ballet in Havana?  – The series continues every night through Saturday, August 9 with films about Pina Bausch, George Balanchine, and Jerome Robbins – Information at www.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

FARMERS’ MARKETS

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Local fresh produce; vegetable, flower, and herb plants; prepared foods; cheese; baked goods and more – This week is the Annual Corn Roast Festival! – To find out what’s available at the market, to see the calendar of events, or to sign up for a weekly e-newsletter, go to www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – The market is open every Saturday through November 22 from 9 am to 1 pm – Lot at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

Upstreet Market – A mid-week farmers’ market – 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park, Hudson

Chatham Farmers Market – Information at 392-3353 or www.chathamrealfoodcoop.net

– Fridays from 4 to 7 pm – Chatham Real Food Co-op, 15 Church Street, Chatham

Copake Hillsdale Farmers’ Market – Open every Saturday through October 25 – Music every week as well as special events and cooking demonstrations – Information at copakehillsdalefarmersmarket@gmail.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Harvest Barn, Roe Jan Park, Route 22, Hillsdale

Kinderhook Farmers’ Market – Town Square, Village of Kinderhook

Philmont Farmers’ Market – Three market days – Fridays from 4 to 8 pm, a To-Go-Market, promoting locally-sourced, healthy to-go foods; Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm, is the Thrifting & Artisans Market; Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm is the Farmers’ Market– to stock up for the week ahead – Each market will also feature farm-to-market foods – All markets at 116 Main Street, Philmont

ONGOING FUN & GAMES

Through July & August

Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies offers free public tours of the summer exhibitions – Information at www.bard.edu/ccs or 845-758-7562 – Sundays only at 12 noon – Depart from the Lobby of the Hessel Museum, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, 33 Garden Road, Annandale-on-Hudson (Off Route 9-G)

The Hudson-Chatham Winery’s Tasting Room is open all summer Wednesday through Sunday from 12 noon to 5 pm – Happy Hour is held on Fridays through August 29 from 5 to 7 pm, and Sangria Sundays take place in July from 12 noon to 5 pm – Information at 392-9463 or www.hudsonchathamwinery.com – Hudson-Chatham Winery, 1900 Route 66, Ghent

Mondays

Wunderbar B Movie Mondays – Information at www.wunderbarandbistro.com or 828-0555 – 10 pm – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Alternating Mondays and Wednesdays

Acoustic Jam/Song Circle – All welcome – Information by contacting Marilyn at liveoriginalmusic@hotmail.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

Tuesdays

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

 Wednesdays

Stewart House Open Mic – Hosted by Justin Smith – 7 to 9 pm – The Stewart House, 2 North Water Street, Athens

 Stump Trivia at Wunderbar – Every Wednesday night through November – Go to www.stumptrivia.com – Information atwww.wunderbarandbistro.com or 828-0555 – 9:30 pm – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

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

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Events in Hudson NY, July 22 to July 29, 2014

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Farmers’ Markets and Ongoing Fun and Games at end.

Tuesday, July 22

Movie Tuesdays – Jazz on a Summer’s Day – The 1958 Newport Jazz Festival with performances by the jazz greats of the time – This film was selected for preservation in the US National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” – Part of PS21’s summer movie program of free screenings of music- and dance-themed films –Information atwww.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8:30 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Wednesday, July 23

Summer Cooking Series with chef and nutritionist Erika Laurion – The last of three casual, informative cooking classes involving hands-on preparation of dishes to prepare at home for family and friends – Paired with wine and cocktail selections by Hudson Wine Merchants and their sister company, The Hudson Standard – This class, “Salads: From the Sidelines to the Main Course,” makes the most of the abundance of fresh vegetables and herbs available during the summer months.  Add whole grains and a protein and voila, you have a satisfying meal.  Gluten- and dairy-free recipes will be included – Information at 828-0033 or www.valleyvariety.com – 6:30 to 9:30 pm – Valley Variety, 705 Warren Street

The Baseball Project – “…a rock ’n’ roll supergroup featuring members of R.E.M., Dream Syndicate, Hindu Love Gods and Young Fresh Fellows.  A veritable rock ‘n’ roll all-star team…” – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Author’s Appearance – Marilyn Oser, Hudson Valley resident, will discuss her novel, Rivka’s War – The book is based on actual events and takes place in Russia in 1914 – It is described as “a thoughtful and inspiring novel” and “a riveting tale of loss and survival.”  The author portrays the impact of the Great War on Jewish life, recreating a vanished world – Books will be available for purchase and signing – Information at 943-5758 – 7 pm – Temple Israel of Catskill, 220 Spring Street, Catskill (intersection of Routes 385 and 23, at the foot of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge)

Wednesday-Saturday, July 23-26

Films at TSL:

Siddharth – A father’s journey across India in search of his son – In Hindi with English subtitles

The Amazing Catfish – A heartwarming tale of two unique women who bond while recuperating in a hospital. – In Spanish with English subtitles

The Last Sentence – A biopic “…based on the life of crusading journalist Torgny Segerstedt, editor-in-chief of one of Sweden’s leading newspapers, highlighting his one-man battle against Nazism and his country’s policy of appeasement to Hitler.” – In Swedish with English subtitles

> Information and schedule at 822-8100 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Thursday, July 24

 No Man’s Land (Terra de Ninguem)“ Paolo, a mercenary, narrates and performs his own history…” – This film has been screened widely at festivals including the Berlinale, FID Marseille, Viennale, MoMA’s Documentary Fortnight, and elsewhere – Followed by Q&A with filmmaker Salome Lamas – Introduction by Joana Pimenta – Part of Basilica Screenings, a series that presents an array of work from new and repertory narrative features, documentaries, and experimental films, to video and media art – Information at www.basilicahudson.com – 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

NYSEG Power Line Expansion Open House to discuss a lower voltage alternative – The final Open House will also be held next week on July 31 – Information at www.protectghent.com  – 4 to 8 pm – NYSEG Chatham Service Center, 31 Dardess Drive, Chatham

Thursday-Sunday, July 24-27

Transylvania Mania – Mac-Haydn Theatre presents Young Frankenstein – Created by Mel Brooks and adapted for the stage – Information, schedule and reservations at www.machaydntheatre.org or 392-9292  – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Friday, July 25

Tasting – David Hughes from Haus Alpenz will be on hand offering a vast array of libations, from Switzerland to the Caribbean, including a wonderful Genepy, a lightly bitter infused liquor that predates Absinthe and makes a great variation on a gin martini.  “Perfect for the summer.” – Information at 828-6411 or www.hudsonwinemerchants.com – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 ½ Warren Street

Free Friday Outdoor Movies – Featuring black & white 1920s classic silent films with live music  – This week – The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari(1920) – Considered one of the greatest horror movies of all time! – Bring a chair – Presented by Time and Space, Ltd., in association with the PARC Foundation and the City of Hudson – Information at www.timeandspace.org or 822-8448 – 8 pm or after dark – PARC Park, 328 Warren Street

Stephin Merritt – With Brian Dewan opening – Merritt, who calls Hudson home, “is known for dark, clever and at times subtly ironic lyrics about love and loss, as well as for his impossibly deep bass vocals” – Visit www.houseoftomorrow.com/merritt.php – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Just For Fun Fridays – The Sky is Falling & other tales from our bird-brained feathered friends with Susannah White, Carapace Farm Puppetry– Stories, songs and silliness that brings new meaning to the phrase, “Ain’t nobody here but us chickens.” A family-friendly event with opportunities for audience participation” – Information at www.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 –  1 to 2 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Friday-Saturday, July 25-26

 Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens ferry service during the summer months – Tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat – Also specials from participating businesses – Information at 822-1014 or www.hudsoncruises.com – The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5 pm to 10:30 pm – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Mac-Haydn Theatre’s Children’s Theatre season presents Aladdin—“An evil magician, a bumbling Genie, a talking Crystal Ball, and a lovely Princess change a poor boy’s life….”  –Information and reservations at 392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org  –10:30 am – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

The 2014 Art Studio Tour – Preceded by a pre-tour reception and exhibition of representative work by artists included in the tour – The exhibition will be on view through August 23 – Twenty area artists are included on the tour – Sponsored by the Roeliff-Jansen Community Library Visual Arts Committee –Tickets and information at www.roejanlibrary.com or 325-4101 – Friday: Pre-tour reception and exhibition opening from 5 to 7 pm; Saturday: Art Studio Tour from 10 am to 4 pm – Roeliff-Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale  (1 mile south of the Route 22/23 intersection)

The Actors’ Ensemble presents two one-act plays based on stories by Hamlin Garland – Mrs. Ripley’s Trip and Uncle Ethan Ripley – StarringFern Sloan and Ted Pugh – Musical interludes by Sheri Bauer-Mayorga – Information at www.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Friday-Sunday, July 25-27

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus and Bard SummerScape Spiegeltent Cabaret present two circus programs:

> Friday & Saturday at 8:30 pm – Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabaret – Performances that weave together the rich heritage of European one-ring spectacles and the best of American vaudeville and sideshow acts – Ringmistress Philomena guides you through an evening of spectacle featuring daredevil balance on the rolla bolla, powerful aerial artistry, stunning wire walkers, and gasp-inducing, vaudevillianous variety acts, all punctuated musically by Sabrina Chap

> Saturday at 11 am & Sunday at 3 pm – the Kinder Spiegel Cirkus for young audiences – Family-friendly fun for the young and the young at heart – Also features balance acts, aerial and acrobatic artistry and wire-walking, geared toward a younger audience

> Information at http://fishercenter.bard.edu/spiegeltent/ or www.bindlestiffcirkus.org

> Tickets at 845-758-7900

> The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, 80 Manor Avenue, Annandale-on-Hudson

Saturday, July 26

Liv Carrow, “a 100% bona fide hometown hero,”  plus Black Sky and Tongue Oven – Liv is taking off to the West for a while, so catch her while you can – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

 Alright, Alright, Alright – with DJ Captain Fantasy and a night of 70s-80s AM Gold, Dad Rock, Yacht Rock, cheese, and the sleaze – Information at 828-1562 – 9 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Simi Stone with The Revelations opening – Stone “can’t be contained in a single word or sentence.  She plays violin, guitar and percussion and boasts a huge, versatile voice.  She writes catchy pop tunes, dance numbers, and compelling, introspective folk songs, all in her signature, upbeat ‘Mountain Motown’ style.” – Visit www.simistonemusic.com – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com  – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 Tiff & The Hitmen – Information at 828-0555 or www.wunderbarbistro.com/ – 10 pm to 1:30 am – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Forgotten Founding Father Reexamined – A Saturday afternoon lecture series and an exhibit to highlight the life’s work of Hudson Valley native, Chancellor Robert R. Livingston – Historians will offer their fresh interpretations of this drafter of the Declaration of Independence, including glimpses into his career, his palatial home, and his personal life.  This Saturday’s lecture is entitled “The Lost Treasures of Arryl House: The Chancellor’s Villa at Clermont” and will attempt to piece back together one of the most glamorous mansions of its time, lost to a fire over a century ago – Reservations and information at 537-4240 or www.friendsofclermont.org – 2 pm – The Stable, Clermont State Historic Site, 87 Clermont Avenue, Germantown (off Route 9-G)

Unreserved Catalogued Estate Auction – 18th- and 19th-century furniture, artwork, folk art, period accessories, china, glass, stoneware, primitives, and more – Online catalogue available – Information at www.copakeauction.com or 329-1142 – Previews Thurs from 11 am to 5 pm, Fri from 11 am to 7 pm, Sat from 12 noon to 2:45 pm – Auction at 3 pm – Copake Auction, 266 Route 7A, Copake

Exhibition Opening – Thomas Cole’s Honey – Artworks by Stanley Maltzman – A special selection of new artworks made between 2013 and the present, includes watercolors, pastels and drawings that pay homage to the towering, 200-year-old honey locust tree that stands across from Thomas Cole’s front door – On view through October 2 – Information at 943-7465 or www.thomascole.org – 4:30 to 6 pm – Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill

Closing Party for “influx” (arrival and inward flow of a large amount of something) part 1 – Les Leveque gives the last performance within his multimedia installation – (See also, the film screening under Sunday listed below) – Information at www.cr10.org – 5 to 7 pm – CR10 Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

A Midsummer Eve’s Silent Auction to benefit the new Claverack Free Library – Wine and hors d’oeuvres – Auction items include weekend getaways, bridge lessons, garden consultancies, a rafting trip, delicious food items, gift baskets, etc. – Also a raffle – Reservations at 851-5950 or by e-mail to fortjenpost@gmail.com – 5 pm to 7:30 pm – Oxbow Hill, a private home in Taghkanic

Fourth Annual Farm On! Hootenanny Fundraiser Dinner – A farm-to-table dinner featuring the cuisine of a NYC Michelin-starred celebrity chef – A cheese course and happy hour features local cheese makers and creameries and libations from local breweries and wineries – Dinner features spit-roasted meat sourced just five miles away from the event – All consumables at the event are sourced within forty miles – Live music – Lakeside dining – A golf cart drive-in movie – A silent and a live auction – Information and reservations atwww.friendsofthefarmer.com – 6 pm to midnight – Copake Country Club, 44 Golf Course Road, Copake Lake

Saturday-Sunday, July 26-27

Reading and book signing – Author Allison Guertin Marchese will read from her book, Hidden History of Columbia County – Books available for purchase and signing – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 4 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Hudson Cruises Sightseeing Cruise – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – Free gift certificate giveaway – Information and tickets at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Board at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Sunday, July 27

Marc Cohn with Amber Rubarth opening – A Grammy Award-winning folk-rock singer – His “distinctive, soulful vocals and his gift for melody have made him one of his generation’s most acclaimed singer-songwriters.” – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

15th Annual Blueberry Festival – A very popular event featuring early nineteenth-century craft demonstrations and wares, antiques, live music, children’s activities, animals, birds of prey and  sheep-shearing, plus many unique and highly talented craft vendors and artisans – Blueberries galore and a  blueberry pancake breakfast (additional charge) served from 9 to 11:30 am, plus a wide range of tasty food items and baked goods – Rain or shine – Information at www.oldausterlitz,org – 9 am to 4 pm – Austerlitz Historical Society, 11550 State Route 22, Austerlitz

Julie Martin, producer of The Nine Evenings, an historic 1966 event when 10 artists and 30 engineers from Bell Labs came together for a series of performances, presents two of the performances—John Cage’s Variations VII and Robert Rauschenberg’s Open Score – Each film features archival footage and interviews with the artists, engineers and performers discussing their groundbreaking experiments with the then new technologies – Part of a Documentary Film Series curated by Bonnie Marranca – Information at www.cr10.org – 4 pm – In the new screening room at CR10 Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

Monday, July 28

 Haas Kowert Tice – “a supergroup of acoustic roots-music talent featuring members of Punch Brothers and Crooked Still that plays a unique blend of bluegrass, folk, chamber-grass and classical.” – Visit www.haaskowerttice.com – Information at www.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Taconic Stage Company and Mac-Haydn Theatre present The Real Desperate Housewives of Columbia County Musical – A musical battle between the locals and the weekenders, in Columbia County “where the men are men and the women are fabulous!” – Book, lyrics and direction by Carl Ritchie – Music by Wayne Moore – Information  and reservations at 392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org – A complimentary glass of wine at 7:30 pm – Performance at 8 pm – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Tuesday, July 29

Movie Tuesdays – Films of Georges Melies (France 1906): A Trip to the Moon (1902), The Impossible Voyage (1904), Palace of the Arabian Nights (1906), and Baron Munchausen’s Dream (1911) – Choreographer’s Choice:  Lionel Popkin, who introduces the films – Part of PS21’s summer movie program of free screenings of music- and dance-themed films –Information at www.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8:30 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

FARMERS’ MARKETS

 Hudson Farmers’ Market – Local fresh produce; vegetable, flower, and herb plants; prepared foods; cheese; baked goods and more –Representatives from the Hudson River Historic Boat & Sailing Society will be on hand to talk about the Eleanor restoration project and to provide  activities for children and grown-ups – To find out what’s available at the market, to see the calendar of events, or to sign up for a weekly e-newsletter, go to www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – The market is open every Saturday through November 22 from 9 am to 1 pm – Lot at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

Chatham Farmers Market – Information at 392-3353 or www.chathamrealfoodcoop.net – Fridays from 4 to 7 pm – Chatham Real Food Co-op, 15 Church Street, Chatham

Copake Hillsdale Farmers’ Market – Open every Saturday through October 25 – Music every week as well as special events and cooking demonstrations – Information at copakehillsdalefarmersmarket@gmail.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Harvest Barn, Roe Jan Park, Route 22, Hillsdale

Philmont Farmers’ Market – Three market days – Fridays from 4 to 8 pm, a To-Go-Market, promoting locally-sourced, healthy to-go foods;Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm, is the Thrifting & Artisans Market; Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm is the Farmers’ Market– to stock up for the week ahead – Each market will also feature farm-to-market foods – All markets at 116 Main Street, Philmont

ONGOING FUN & GAMES

Through July & August

Free public tours of the summer exhibitions – Sundays only – Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College,  Annandale–on-Hudson

The Hudson-Chatham Winery’s Tasting Room is open all summer Wednesday through Sunday from 12 noon to 5 pm – Happy Hour is held on Fridays through August 29 from 5 to 7 pm, and Sangria Sundays take place in July from 12 noon to 5 pm – Information at 392-9463 orwww.hudsonchathamwinery.com – Hudson-Chatham Winery, 1900 Route 66, Ghent

Mondays

Wunderbar B Movie Mondays – Information at www.wunderbarandbistro.com or 828-0555 – 10 pm – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Alternating Mondays and Wednesdays

Acoustic Jam/Song Circle – All welcome – Information by contacting Marilyn at liveoriginalmusic@hotmail.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

Tuesdays

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

Wednesdays

Stump Trivia at Wunderbar – Every Wednesday night through November – Go to www.stumptrivia.com – Information atwww.wunderbarandbistro.com or 828-0555 – 9:30 pm – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Stewart House Open Mic – Hosted by Justin Smith – 7 to 9 pm – The Stewart House, 2 North Water Street, Athens

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Events in Hudson NY, July 16 to July 20, 2014

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Farmers’ Markets and Ongoing Fun and Games at end.

Wednesday-Saturday, July 16-19

Films at TSL:

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case – “After 81 days of solitary detention, world famous Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is put under house arrest….but during the year on probation he steadily finds new ways to provoke and challenge the mighty powers of the Chinese authorities in his fight for human rights” – In English and Mandarin with English subtitles

A Summer’s Tale – (1996) – “[Eric] Rohmer provides insights aplenty into matters of love, friendship, fidelity, loneliness, luck, destiny and desire.”—Time Out London – In French with English subtitles

The Last Sentence – A biopic “…based on the life of crusading journalist Torgny Segerstedt, editor-in-chief of one of Sweden’s leading newspapers, highlighting his one-man battle against Nazism and his country’s policy of appeasement to Hitler.” – In Swedish with English subtitles

Ida – A moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating from the terrible years of the Nazi occupation – In Polish with English subtitles

> Information and schedule at 822-8100 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Wednesday-Sunday, July 16-20

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents 42nd Street – “Come and meet those dancing feet” – A musical full of flashy tap dancing and happy songs –Information, schedule and reservations at 392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org  – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Thursday, July 17

The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye preceded by Bim Bam Boom – “An intimate, affecting portrait of the life and work of groundbreaking performance artist and music pioneer, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge…and his other half and collaborator, Lady Jaye, centered around the daring sexual transformations the pair underwent…” – “One of the best movies of 2012”—The New Yorker – Followed by Q&A with filmmaker Marie Losier – Part of Basilica Screenings, a series that presents an array of work from new and repertory narrative features, documentaries, and experimental films, to video and media art – Information at www.basilicahudson.com – 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

NYSEG Power Line Expansion Open House to discuss a lower voltage alternative – Open Houses will also be held on July 24 and July 31 – Information at www.protectghent.com  – 4 to 8 pm – West Ghent Volunteer Fire Department, 74 Bender Boulevard, Commerce Park, Ghent

Friday, July 18

Tasting – Alejandro del Peral makes Nine Pin Cider using apples sourced from New York State, including those from his family farm in Ghent – He will be on hand offering tastes of this bright, delicious hard cider, along with tasty bites and good company – Information at 828-6411 orwww.hudsonwinemerchants.com – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 ½ Warren Street

 Jeff Beam and Louis Monroe (of Nature Films) and Kafari – Beam is a multi-instrumentalist songwriter from Portland, Maine – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

 Free Friday Outdoor Movies – Featuring black & white 1920s classic silent films with live music by Bryce Courbois, Odgen Courbois, and Claudia Bruce – This week – Pandora’s Box – A 1929 German silent melodrama film directed by Austrian filmmaker Georg Wilhelm Pabst and starring the famous silent film star Louise Brooks as the carefree seductress whose uninhibited nature brings ruin to herself and to those who love her – Bring a chair – Presented by Time and Space, Ltd., in association with the PARC Foundation and the City of Hudson – Information atwww.timeandspace.org or 822-8448 – 8 pm or after dark – PARC Park, 328 Warren Street

 Tribal Dance Party #2 – with Young Paris and Fulathela playing back to back African House and electro dance set for hours of bass and tribal rhythms – Information at 828-1562 – 10 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Steve Charney and his dummy Harry – Performs “a unique brand of stage comedy with magic, music and ventriloquism…” – Charney has been profiled in The New Yorker, been a commentator on NPR, and has written songs for Jim Henson and Disney – His radio program is currently heard on WGXC 90.7 FM – Information at www.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 1 to 2 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

POV:  On Being Cuban Architects In and Out of Cuba – A conversation with Yoandy Rizo Fiallo and Osmany Abel Garcia Fuentes – Fiallo is a former exhibiting architect at Architecture Omi and Fuentes is his collaborator and fellow architect on Entre Fronteras: An Architectural Intervention at the Queens Museum – Fiallo’s piece, Nest: Points of View can be seen currently on the grounds of Art Omi – Information at 392-4747 or www.artomi.org – 6 pm – Art Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

Farm On! Hoedown Benefit Concert with Lukas Nelson (the son of Willie Nelson) and his group, Promise of the Real; Ruby Stinson, daughter of The Replacements’ star Tommy Stinson; Tommy Stinson himself; Liana Gabel; and Rhett Miller of Ol’97s – A farm-fresh menu and local libations will be served – All in support of the FarmOn! Foundation and the organization’s regional farming families – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 6 pm to 12 midnight – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Friday-Saturday, July 18-19

Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens ferry service during the summer months – Tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat – Also specials from participating businesses – Information at 822-1014 or www.hudsoncruises.com – The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5 pm to 10:30 pm – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Mac-Haydn Theatre’s Children’s Theatre season presents Aladdin—“An evil magician, a bumbling Genie, a talking Crystal Ball, and a lovely Princess change a poor boy’s life….”  –Information and reservations at 392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org  –10:30 am – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Saturday, July 19

 Seano’s Circus Spectacular – Trunks, tricks, toys, and more.  Come explore the world of circus with Seano, the teaching clown – Sean Fagan wears many hats as the artistic director of Circus Theatricks, introducing young people of all ages to circus, theatre, and the visual arts.  “You’ll laugh, learn, and fall in love with the circus.” – A free performance, followed by a circus workshop – Information and reservations at 822-1438 or www.hudsonoperahouse.org – 10 am – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

 Water Wars: An Interactive Learning Experience for Kids – “Are you ready to get wet?  Join firefighters as they teach you to use a real fire hose!” – Part of the Super Saturday Days program Information at www.fasnyfiremuseum.com or 822-1875 – Columbia County residents admitted  free with valid license showing Columbia County address – 10 am – FASNY Museum of Firefighting, 117 Harry Howard Avenue

 Exposition Auction of English, Continental, American, Asian & Ethnographic furniture, decorations and art, including the partial collection of the late Kenneth Battelle – On-line catalog available at www.stairgalleries.com – Information at 751-1000 – Previews Tues through Fri from 10 am to 5 pm, Sat from 9 am, Auction at 11 am – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

 Local railroad enthusiast and guest speaker, Dale Flansburg offers a presentation about the Albany-Hudson Fast Line, the electric trolley line that connected the two cities from the turn of the century to 1929.  One of the popular stops on the line was Electric Park, the amusement park on Kinderhook Lake – The presentation is part of the Local History Speaker Series presented by the History Room Committee of the Hudson Area Library – Information at www.hudsonarealibrary.org – 3:30 pm – Hudson Area Library, first floor, 400 State Street

Herbalist Lauren Giambrone will present a wellness seminar entitled “Meet the Flowers and Herbs of Summer” – The healing powers of such plants as calendula, rose, lemon balm and raspberry leaf, among others, will be discussed – Giambrone is the founder of The Good Fight Herb Company – Reservations are required – Information by e-mail at VerdigrisTea@gmail.com or 828-3139 – 5 to 7 pm – Verdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar, 135 Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening – Body of Work – Works by 28 local and regional artists express the human form in all media – Juried by Copake artist, illustrator and instructor, Maj Kalfus – On view through September 19 – Information at www.artscolumbia.org or 671-6213 – 5 to 7 pm – Columbia County Council on the Arts, 209 Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening – Like Garage Band – An installation by Daniel Jocz – “…Jocz’s most recent work where the artist takes 13 industrial grade aluminum panels…and messes them up until a narrative arrives.” – On view through October 11 – Information at 828-251-1957 orwww.curatoriumhudson.org – 5 to 7 pm – Curatorium, 60 South Front Street

 Exhibition Openings – Six solo exhibitions of painting and sculpture – Paintings by Brenda Goodman in the Main Galleries; Sculpture by Maud Bryt in the Sculpture Garden; and in the Carriage House: Paintings by Bruce GagnierSuspect Terrain: Paintings of the Southern California Desert and Mountains by Jane Culp; Paintings by Susanna Heller; and Town and Country, works by Dave Hardy using found objects – On view through August 10 – Information at 828-5907 or www.johndavisgallery.com – 6 to 8 pm – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening – Orb of Influence – Independent Artists of Hudson presents a group exhibition of works by seven Hudson-area artists, including David Eustace, Julie Evans, Sarah Falkner, Dana Gentile, Jen P. Harris, Kahn & Selesnick, and Rachel Kauff – Curated by Jen P. Harris – “The works in the show are connected by an allusion to cycles and temporality, as seen through a range of lenses and concerns—from biological to celestial to societal.” – Information at http://orbshow.tumblr.com or 917-804-4987 – 6 to 8 pm – Exhibition and opening reception held in two places:  Henry Hudson Studios, second floor, 726 Union Street, and Hudson Wellness Collective, 514 Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening – A Nod to the Past – Paintings by Mark Beard, Bruce Murphy, and James O’Shea, and photographs by David Halliday – On view through August 24 – Information at www.carriehaddadgallery.com or 828-1915 – 6 to 8 pm – Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening – Expanding Mode – A group sculpture show where 11 artists use organic materials to express their conceptual visions – On view through August 17 – Information at www.concepto9@earthlink.net or 697-5130 – 6 to 8 pm – Concepto Hudson, 741 Warren Street

 Reading and book signing with Courtney Maum and Hallie Goodman – Maum is the author of I am Having So Much Fun Here Without You , a novel, described as “a heartfelt exploration of marriage, love, and fidelity.” – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 7 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

 Back by Popular Demand – Tony Award-winner Linda Lavin returns to Helsinki with an all new show and with her big band, led by the multi-talented Billy Stritch – “Singing show tunes and standards and telling show biz stories is what Linda does best” – Part of the Helsinki on Broadway series, presented in association with Showstoppers New York – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 Old News Band – Information at 828-0555 or www.wunderbarandbistro.com/ – 10 pm to 1:30 am – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

“influx” (arrival and inward flow of a large amount of something) part 1 – Performative Events: > –Brian Block presents “A talk by Rene Glete on the unpublished Late Work Notes of philosopher F. Curtis Wott (1943-2009)” – Performed by Alyona Valerie
> Matthew C. Lange presents “An Encyclophilic Guide to The Plummet Machine, Vol III”
> Information at www.cr10.org – 4 pm – CR10, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

The Edna St. Vincent Millay Society invites the public to an Open House & Ribbon Cutting at Steepletop – Visitors may tour the poet’s house and gardens, and view an exhibition of Millay’s personal treasures, artifacts, and rare photos – The ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony will open the Millay Society’s new Visitor Center at Tamarack Cottage – Information at 392-3766 or www.millay.org – 12 noon to 4 pm – Edna St. Vincent Millay Society at Steepletop, 440 East Hill Road, Austerlitz

The Spice of Life: Lockwood de Forest and the Influence of India – A reception and discussion focusing on the influence of Indian design in the 19th century and today with collector and antique dealer David Petrovsky and textile designer John Robshaw – Robshaw will be signing copies of his book, John Robshaw Prints: Textiles, Block Printing, Global Inspiration and Interiors  This event is inspired by Olana’s 2014 exhibition, All the Raj: Lockwood de Forest and Frederic Church—Painting, Decorating and Collecting at Olana – Information at 828-1872, x 103 or www.olana.org – 2:30 to 4 pm – East Lawn, Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G, Greenport

Author Allison Guertin Marchese reads from her book, Hidden History of Columbia CountyNY, on the little-known stories of people and places in the county – Followed by Q&A – Information at 392-3005 or www.chathambookstore.com – 5 to 7 pm – Chatham Bookstore, 27 Main Street, Chatham

The Sylvia Center’s Annual Farm to Table Benefit Dinner in the fields of Katchkie Farm – A buffet dinner fresh from the fields of the farm, featuring seasonal and local ingredients – Proceeds benefit The Sylvia Center’s farm-based culinary and food literacy programs for youth in Columbia County – Information and reservations at www.sylviacenter.org/category/events/ or 518-758-2170 – Rain or shine! – Cocktails from 6 to 7 pm, dinner at 7 pm – The Sylvia Center, Katchkie Farm, 34 Fischer Road Extension, Kinderhook

Saturday-Sunday, July 19-20

Hudson Cruises Sightseeing Cruise – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – Free gift certificate giveaway – Information and tickets at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Board at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Valatie Village-wide Yard Sale – A map of participating households is available at local stores including Great Finds in the Millhouse, Beaver Mill Antiques on Upper Main Street, Mario’s Home Center on Route 9, and Hennessy Insurance on Main Street – Information atwww.VERAvalatie.com – Sponsored by Valatie Economic Redevelopment Association – 8 am to 2 pm – Village of Valatie

Bring Out Your Old – An opportunity to have your antiques evaluated and appraised by experts – Limited to the maximum of three small items per person – (No coins, stamps, or guns allowed) – Sponsored by The Friends of the Kinderhook Memorial Library – The Friends will also be selling a collection of vintage and collectible books on the lawn of the library – In addition, the Book Shop at the Feed & Seed Building will be open from 9 am to 1 pm, and the Village of Kinderhook will feature an Antiques on the Green at the Farmers’ Market – 8:30 am to 2 pm – Kinderhook Memorial Library, 18 Hudson Street, Kinderhook

Guided hike to Catskill Mountain House and North-South Lake – Part of the Art Trail Hikes program – Guided hikes to the nearby places that inspired Thomas Cole and other artists of the Hudson River School.  See the views that appear in some of the most beloved landscape paintings of the nineteenth century, and hear stories that bring their history to life – Hikes range from easy walks to moderately vigorous climbs – Rain or shine – Reservations required at 943-7465, ext. 5 or www.thomascole.org – 9 am – Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill

Henry Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas plus excerpts from The Fairy Queen – Presented in collaboration with Concerts in the Village, David Smith, Director – With singers Amanda Boyd, Kameryn Leung, Jon Morrell, Vicki Smith and Katie Roppolo, with The Broad Street Chorale & Orchestra – Information at www.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Sunday, July 20

Mrs. Greenthumbs Day – A free self-guided tour of 14 private gardens in the City of Hudson in honor of Cassandra Danz, known as Mrs. Greenthumbs—a free-spirited gardener, author, and radio and television personality who lived among us and provided the inspiration for many Hudson gardens – The Secret Gardener at 250 Warren Street will be open for business and will have copies of the map showing the open gardens – Davis Orton Gallery, at 114 Warren Street will also be open with botanically-themed art on display – All the gardens will be marked by balloons – Information at 828-3378 – 11 am to 4 pm – City of Hudson

A Memorial Celebration of the life of Akira Hamaguchi (Aki) – 3 to 5 pm – Parish Hall, Christ Church Episcopal, 431 Union Street

Absolute Wilson on Robert Wilson – Part of a Documentary Film Series curated by Bonnie Marranca – Information at www.cr10.org – 4 pm – In the new screening room , CR10, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

Love Letters, a Pulitzer Prize for Drama finalist written by A.R. Gurney in 1989 – “A bittersweet story told through a lifetime of correspondence between prominent socialites…” – Read by Burnell Shively and Marty Wilde – Information at 444-8317 – 5 pm – The Stewart House, 2 North Second Street, Athens

Art Omi Improvisers Orchestra – Featuring special guests Karl Berger & Ingrid Sertso –International musicians in the Music Omi International Musicians Residency program are led by jazz greats Karl Berger and Ingrid Sertso in a free concert of “guerilla jazz.”  The Music Omi 2014 fellows will perform, for the first time ever, as an improvising orchestra.  Berger and Sertso, along with Ornette Coleman, founded the Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, NY, the birthplace of world jazz – No reservations required – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com– 7 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Tuesday, July 22

Movie Tuesdays – Jazz on a Summer’s Day – The 1958 Newport Jazz Festival with performances by the jazz greats of the time – This film was selected for preservation in the US National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” – Part of PS21’s summer movie program of free screenings of music- and dance-themed films –Information atwww.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8:30 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

FARMERS’ MARKETS

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Local fresh produce; vegetable, flower, and herb plants; prepared foods; cheese; baked goods and more –To find out what’s available at the market, to see the calendar of events, or to sign up for a weekly e-newsletter, go to www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – The market is open every Saturday through November 22 from 9 am to 1 pm – Lot at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

Chatham Farmers Market – Information at 392-3353 or www.chathamrealfoodcoop.net– Fridays from 4 to 7 pm – Chatham Real Food Co-op, 15 Church Street, Chatham

Copake Hillsdale Farmers’ Market – Open every Saturday through October 25 – Music every week as well as special events and cooking demonstrations – Information at copakehillsdalefarmersmarket@gmail.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Harvest Barn, Roe Jan Park, Route 22, Hillsdale

Philmont Farmers’ Market – Three market days – Fridays from 4 to 8 pm, a To-Go-Market, promoting locally-sourced, healthy to-go foods;Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm, is the Thrifting & Artisans Market; Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm is the Farmers’ Market– to stock up for the week ahead – Each market will also feature farm-to-market foods – All markets at 116 Main Street, Philmont

 

 

ONGOING FUN & GAMES

Through July & August

The Hudson-Chatham Winery’s Tasting Room is open all summer Wednesday through Sunday from 12 noon to 5 pm – Happy Hour is held on Fridays through August 29 from 5 to 7 pm, and Sangria Sundays take place in July from 12 noon to 5 pm – Information at 392-9463 orwww.hudsonchathamwinery.com – Hudson-Chatham Winery, 1900 Route 66, Ghent

Mondays

Wunderbar B Movie Mondays – Information at www.wunderbarandbistro.com or 828-0555 – 10 pm – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Alternating Mondays and Wednesdays

Acoustic Jam/Song Circle – All welcome – Information by contacting Marilyn at liveoriginalmusic@hotmail.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

Tuesdays

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

Wednesdays

Stewart House Open Mic – Hosted by Justin Smith – 7 to 9 pm – The Stewart House, 2 North Water Street, Athens

 Stump Trivia at Wunderbar – Every Wednesday night through November – Go to www.stumptrivia.com – Information atwww.wunderbarandbistro.com or 828-0555 – 9:30 pm – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

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

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Events in Hudson NY, July 7 to July 15, 2014

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Farmers’ Markets and Ongoing Fun and Games at end.

Monday, July 7

The Voodoo Orchestra North – The orchestra, led by legendary jazz drummer, improviser and composer Bobby Previte, has been presenting a regular series of performances devoted to exploring the music of Miles Davis’s eternal electric jazz-funk masterpiece, “Bitches Brew.”  The work, released in 1970, was hailed as “one of the greatest works of the twentieth century,” and has “changed the entire landscape of not only jazz, but rock, funk, soul and pop as well.” – Visit www.bobbyprevite.com  – Information atwww.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Taconic Stage Company and Mac-Haydn Theatre present The Real Desperate Housewives of Columbia County Musical – A musical battle between the locals and the weekenders, in Columbia County “where the men are men and the women are fabulous!” – Book, lyrics and direction by Carl Ritchie – Music by Wayne Moore – Also plays two subsequent Mondays in July – Information  and reservations at 392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org – A complimentary glass of wine at 7:30 pm – Performance at 8 pm – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

A Community Sing – Rounds! Rounds! Rounds! (not your grandmother’s Frere Jacques) - Led by Sheri Bauer Mayorga, director of the Good Globe Singing School, has been teaching rounds for 20 years – This session is the first in a series of three – The repertoire of songs is likely to include Haydn, Mozart, Bernstein, Peter Schickele, and others – Composers may submit a round for possible inclusion in the series – Information at 392-6121 or www.ps21chatham.org  – 7:30 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Tuesday, July 8

Movie Tuesdays – Havana, Havana! – Introduced by filmmaker David Grubin – Raul Paz brings together fellow musical stars for a concert in Havana.  Their decision to return has injected a new spirit into Cuban music – Part of PS21’s summer movie program of free screenings of music- and dance-themed films –Information at www.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8:30 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Wednesday, July 9

Crude Oil on the Hudson: Virtual Pipeline, Real Risks – A community meeting with presentations by Riverkeeper and Scenic Hudson to alert river communities to the increasing hazards of crude oil transportation on the Hudson River – The presentation will provide information and answer questions about the “virtual pipeline” that has been created in NY State to transport millions of gallons of crude oil per day by rail car and river vessel, despite its threat to public health, safety, and the environment – Along the US/Canadian route, repeated accidents have caused environmental damage, economic losses and deaths of dozens of people – Basilica Hudson and Hudson Sloop Club are also partners in this event – Information at www.basilicahudson.com – 6 to 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Wednesday-Saturday, July 9-12

Films at TSL:

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case – “After 81 days of solitary detention, world famous Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is put under house arrest….but during the year on probation he steadily finds new ways to provoke and challenge the mighty powers of the Chinese authorities in his fight for human rights” – In English and Mandarin with English subtitles

A Summer’s Tale – (1996) – “[Eric] Rohmer provides insights aplenty into matters of love, friendship, fidelity, loneliness, luck, destiny and desire.”—Time Out London – In French with English subtitles

The Last Sentence – A biopic “…based on the life of crusading journalist Torgny Segerstedt, editor-in-chief of one of Sweden’s leading newspapers, highlighting his one-man battle against Nazism and his country’s policy of appeasement to Hitler.” – In Swedish with English subtitles

Ida – A moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating from the terrible years of the Nazi occupation – In Polish with English subtitles

> Information and schedule at 822-8100 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Wednesday-Sunday, July 9-13

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents 42nd Street – “Come and meet those dancing feet” – A musical full of flashy tap dancing and happy songs –Information, schedule and reservations at 392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org  – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Thursday, July 10

Alpenglow and FIRS– Special opening set by Paddy Reagan (The Paper Castles) – Alpenglow began in a small Vermont town – Their music has been described as “swooning, harmony-laden stuff…laced with arcing fiddle, shimmering keys and healthy doses of ringing guitar punch.” – FIRS is “a neat little band from Albany.” – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com  – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Black Moon – Louis Malle’s 1975 film – After skirting the horrors of a mysterious war being waged in the countryside, a beautiful  young woman takes refuge in a remote farmhouse, where she becomes embroiled in the surreal domestic life of an extremely unconventional family – Part of Basilica Screenings, a series that presents an array of work from new and repertory narrative features, documentaries, and experimental films, to video and media art – Information at www.basilicahudson.com – 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Thursday-Saturday, July 10-12

Hudson-Mohawk Volunteer Firefighters Convention & Parade – Hosted by J.W. Hoysradt Hose Company

Thursday: Hudson Fire Department Annual Inspection Day

Friday at 6 pm: Mardi Gras Parade with the theme of “Christmas in July” – Parade lines up at Fifth Street, moves down Union Street to Fourth Street, then up Warren Street to Seventh Street and across Seventh Street to the Central Fire Station

Saturday at 4 pm: Full Dress Parade moves from Seventh Street down Warren Street to Henry Hudson Riverfront Park

Friday, July 11

 Tasting – Sample the whiskey that scored 94/100 in the Ultimate Spirits Challenge – Barrel Craft Spirits bourbon tied with Pappy Van Winkle in a blind taste test – This bourbon is bottled directly from the barrel, with nothing added and nothing removed – Information at 828-6411 or www.hudsonwinemerchants.com – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 ½ Warren Street

 The Low Anthem, Death Vessel, and Last Good Tooth – 21+ — Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

 A mini-festival of old-time American roots music – A triple bill features 13 Strings and a Two Dollar Bill (A traveling duet of banjo pickin’ Tomcat Wyatt Yurth and the Notorious Nora Jean), Intuitive Compass (featuring Jason O’Dea and Aurelia Cohen), and Lost Dog Street Band (a songwriter from Tennessee and a fiddle player from South Dakota who began as buskers in the Pacific Northwest), along with special guest Simi Stone  – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Free Friday Outdoor Movies – Featuring black & white 1920s classic silent films with live music by Bryce Courbois, Odgen Courbois, and Claudia Bruce – This week – A Man with a Movie Camera – A 1929 experimental silent documentary about life as it is lived by Russian director Dziga Vertov – Bring a chair – Presented by Time and Space, Ltd., in association with the PARC Foundation and the City of Hudson – Information at www.timeandspace.org or 822-8448 – 8 pm or after dark – PARC Park, 328 Warren Street

Ice Cream Social – Sponsored by the Stuyvesant Railroad Station Restoration Committee – Hot dogs and hamburgers and plenty of ice cream, plus a farmers’ market – Information at 758-6474 – 4 to 7 pm – Stuyvesant Railroad Station, Corner of County Route 26A & Riverview Street, Stuyvesant Landing

Full Buck Moon Walk – The tallest waterfall in Columbia County will be the backdrop for this full moon walk named after the new antlers of buck deer that start to push this month with coatings of velvety fur – This beautiful wooded Conservation Area skirts the Agawamuck Creek – Sponsored by the Columbia Land Conservancy – Information and registration at 392-5252, ext. 214 or by e-mail tosara@clctrust.org – 7:30 pm – High Falls Conservation Area, 540 Roxbury Road, Philmont/Claverack

Hudson Air Radio Theater presents Criminal Intent – Short comedic plays about the nature of crime and punishment, including works by contemporary writers as well as a classic piece by James Thurber adapted for radio – With Lora Lee Ecobelli, Nancy Rothman, Andrew Joffe, Byron Nilsson, and James Occhino – Live sound effects – Directed by Andrew Joffe – Music direction by Lincoln Mayorga – In collaboration with PS21, Hudson Opera House, and WGXC FM – Information at www.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Friday-Saturday, July 11-12

 Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens ferry service during the summer months – Tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat – Information at 822-1014 or www.hudsoncruises.com – The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5 pm to 10:30 pm – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Mac-Haydn Theatre’s Children’s Theatre season presents Aladdin—“An evil magician, a bumbling Genie, a talking Crystal Ball, and a lovely Princess change a poor boy’s life….”  –Information and reservations at 392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org  –10:30 am – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Saturday, July 12

Sunset Cocktail Cruise on the Hudson River– Featuring magnificent views of the Hudson Valley at sunset, live jazz, cash bar, a raffle, and unobstructed views of a spectacular fireworks display on board The Spirit of Hudson – Sponsored by the Friends of the Hudson Area Library – Information and tickets available at 828-1792 or at the Hudson Area Library, 400 State Street, Tuesday through Saturday – Board at 7 pm, cruise from 7:30 to 10 pm – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Exhibition Opening – Odds & Ends, Take One  A group exhibition featuring works by four Upstate NY artists: Peter Acheson, Susan Meyer, Jill Shoffiett, and Jeff Starr – Information at 828-0033 or www.valleyvariety.com – 6:30 to 9:30 pm – Valley Variety, 705 Warren Street

Artist Talk – Erika deVries in conversation with Linda Earle – Erika deVries’s exhibition—whathaslighttodowithdarkness—is currently on view in the HOH Center Hall Gallery – Her signature works in neon express a personal narrative of girlhood, womanhood, and subsequent motherhood .  The Prayer Flag series, consists of 72 photographs made in her childhood home, the mountains of Northern India, and her current home with her children in the Catskills – Linda Earle is former head of the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, and current director of Wesleyan’s New York Arts Program – Information at 822-1438 or www.hudsonoperahouse.org – 5 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening – Lights Out 2014 Interiors – Germany/Italy/UK – Works by Wyatt Niehaus – This exhibition runs concurrently with a show of new works by Nick Darmstaedter at 727 Warren Street – Information at www.retrospectivegallery.com or 828-2288 – 6 to 8 pm – Retrospective Gallery, 711 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Removable Feast – New Works by Nick Darmstaedter–  Darmstaedter expands upon his ongoing series of magnet paintings with modified freezers containing a variety of packaged ice creams to be consumed by the viewer. – This exhibition runs concurrently with a show of new works by Wyatt Niehaus at 711 Warren Street – Information at www.retrospectivegallery.com or 828-2288 – 6 to 8 pm – Retrospective Gallery, 727 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Haute Surveillance – Presented by James Fuentes and featuring the work of New York-based artists Valerie Keane, Andy Meadow, and Daniel Peterson – Site specific installations as well as other work by the artists – The show’s title is borrowed from a play of the same name by Jean Genet that tells the story of three prisoners locked in the same cell – On view through July 25 – Information at www.basilicahudson.com – 6 to 8 pm – Back Gallery, Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Otan Vargas – A Filipino-born, NYC-based grunge-rock singer-songwriter – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 Kook Outta Space –Visiting DJ from Planet Uranus is Musty Chiffon – Information at 828-1562 – 10 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

 T. McCann Band – Information at 828-0555 or www.wunderbarandbistro.com/ – 10 pm to 1:30 am – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Tours of the historic 1874 Hudson-Athens Lighthouse, sponsored by the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society – Reservations at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise or 888-764-1844 –Tours also available the second Saturday of August, September and October – Information at www.hudsonathenslighthouse.org or 828-5294 – 11 am to 2:30 pm – Tours depart from Henry Hudson Riverfront Park on the hour and Athens Riverfront Park on the half hour – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

 

 Auction of City-owned property at 405 Warren Street and 518 Washington Street – 12 noon – City Hall

Simple Gifts: Music from Around the World – Two women plus twelve instruments, including two fiddles, mandolin, hammered dulcimer, recorders, guitar, and banjo, plus some unusual instruments – Bring a picnic and a blanket – Information and pre-registration by e-mail atshasbrook@olana.org or call 828-1872, ext. 109 – 4 pm – East Lawn, Olana State Historic Site, Route 9G, Greenport

Jaap Jacobs of the University of St. Andrews, Scotland presents an illustrated talk called The Great North River of New Netherland: The Hudson River and Dutch Colonization – Jacobs has published widely on the subject of New Netherland and New Amsterdam – Information and reservations at 758-9265 or e-mail to library@cchsny.org – 4 pm – Lecture at Kinderhook Reformed Church, 21 Broad Street, followed by a reception at Pruyn House of 1766, Kinderhook

The Mane Event - High & Mighty Therapeutic Riding & Driving Center Celebrates the Year of the Horse – To benefit High & Mighty’s programs, care of the horses and scholarships – Western, English, Dressage & Carriage Driving demonstrations, food, horseshoe making, pony rides, a silent auction and a wide range of “horsey activities” – Information at www.high-n-mighty.org or 672-4202 – 10 am to 3 pm – High and Mighty, 71 County Route 21C, Ghent

Chatham Summerfest – A community celebration featuring sidewalk sales, artisan and craftsmen booths on Main Street from 10 am to 4 pm – Skits by Ghent Playhouse in the gazebo – PS21 hosts a Dafnis Prieto talk/demonstration on Afro-Cuban jazz at 2 pm at the Tracy Memorial – Horse-drawn carriage rides, face painting, and a basketball tournament – Free cartoons at Crandell Theatre from 1 to 3 pm – and more! – Sponsored by the Chatham Business Alliance – Rain or shine – Information at www.chatham-summerfest.com or 392-5848 – Main Street and Hudson Avenue, Chatham

Athens Street Festival – Parade starts at 11 am, live music throughout the day on three stages, carnival rides, lighthouse tours, car/truck/cycle show, and fireworks – Information at www.athensstreetfestival.com – 10 am to 11 pm – Village of Athens, Route 385, Athens

Artists’ Reception  – Celebrating Summer – Featuring nine Germantown-area artists including Dea Archbold, Lindsey Brown, Emily Carvajal, Marie Cole, Jane Dodds, Lily Guerin, Melanie Mintz, Silvana Tagliferri, and Scrap Wrenn – Information atwww.germantownartspace.com or by e-mail to artspace@gtel.net – 5 to 7 pm – ARTspace, 71 Palatine Road, No. 7, Germantown

Singer-songwriter Abby Lappen performs songs from her new CD, Edge of Time – Copies of the CD will be available for purchase and signing – 5 to 7 pm – Under a tent on the library lawn,  Claverack Free Library, 629 Route 23B, at the intersection with 9H, Claverack

“Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline” Public Meeting – Information on the Kinder Morgan/TGP Northeast Expansion Project for a high-pressure gas pipeline planned by Tennessee Gas (K.M.), to traverse New York and Massachusetts carrying fracked gas – 6 to 8 pm – New Lebanon Town Hall, 14755 Route 22, New Lebanon – Information at 704-8889 or  www.facebook.com/stopnyfrackedgaspipeline

Dinner theatre – GONG You’re Dead – A talent show at the county fair where all of the contestants would kill for a blue ribbon – Before the fat lady sings someone will be gonged into the hereafter – Whodunit? – Produced by Murder Café – Seating is limited – Reservations and information at 672-9993 – Doors open at 6:30 pm, dinner and show at 7 pm – Vanderbilt House, 161 Main Street, Philmont

Dafnis Prieto and his Si o Si Quartet – Innovative jazz with Afro-Cuban roots – “His revolutionary drumming techniques have had a powerful impact on the Latin and jazz music scene, locally and internationally” – Recipient of a 2011 MacArthur Fellowship Award – (Prieto also gives a lecture demonstration at 2 pm at Tracy Memorial Hall, 77 Main Street, Chatham) – Information atwww.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Saturday-Sunday, July 12-13

Art Omi Weekend in Celebration of the Omi Visual Artists Residency Program with 30 artists from 24 countries – An annual event attended by hundreds of art professionals, art lovers, neighbors and friends

Saturday: Preview tours of selected artists’ studios at The Studio Barns from 6 to 7 pm (Requires dinner ticket and RSVP toartists@artomi.org);  Dinner Under the Stars on the Lawn of Ledig House, overlooking the Omi Sculpture Park from 7 to 9 pm; Dance Party with LARA + KIRAN – 9 pm to 12 midnight on the Lawn of Ledig House

Sunday: Brunch with the Artists – A country brunch on the lawn of Ledig House – 11 am to 1 pm; Open Studio visits at The Studio Barns – See what the resident artists have been working on for the past four weeks, along with additional events and installations

Information and tickets at 392-4747 or www.artomi.org

Art Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

Sunday, July 13

The Lone Bellow – Known for combining bluegrass-style three-way harmonies with rock dynamics, this Brooklyn-based folk-rock trio has been called “one of the next big things” by Billboard magazine – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Hudson Cruises Sightseeing Cruise – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – Information and tickets at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Board at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Book Fair for Self-Published Authors – Columbia County authors of children’s books, adult fiction, memoir and nonfiction read from and sell their books under a tent on the library lawn. Rotating readings will be held in the library – Meet and mingle with area writers – Light refreshments – Information at 851-7120 – 12 noon to 4 pm – Claverack Free Library, Route 23B at Route 9H, Claverack (Self-published authors who wish to participate should call the library at 851-7120.)

Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress, and the Tangerine – Part of a Documentary Film Series curated by Bonnie Marranca – Information at www.cr10.org – 4 pm – In the new screening room , CR10, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

Hiroya Tsukamoto in concert – A composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan who plays several instruments including the five-string banjo – He will perform impressionistic and cinematic acoustic music, including Japanese folk songs and stories – Information at 325-4101 or www.roejanlibrary.org – 4 pm – Roeliff-Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale  (1 mile south of the Route 22/23 intersection)

Monday, July 14

A Community Sing – Rounds! Rounds! Rounds! (not your grandmother’s Frere Jacques) - Led by Sheri Bauer Mayorga, director of the Good Globe Singing School, has been teaching rounds for 20 years – This session is the second in a series of three – The repertoire of songs is likely to include Haydn, Mozart, Bernstein, Peter Schickele, and others – Composers may submit a round for possible inclusion in the series – Information at 392-6121 or www.ps21chatham.org  – 7:30 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Taconic Stage Company and Mac-Haydn Theatre present The Real Desperate Housewives of Columbia County Musical – A musical battle between the locals and the weekenders, in Columbia County “where the men are men and the women are fabulous!” – Book, lyrics and direction by Carl Ritchie – Music by Wayne Moore – Also plays two subsequent Mondays in July – Information  and reservations at 392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org – A complimentary glass of wine at 7:30 pm – Performance at 8 pm – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Tuesday, July 15

Movie Tuesdays – The Full Monty – “In depressed Sheffield, six unemployed steel workers in need of money form a male striptease act.”   Part of PS21’s summer movie program of free screenings of music- and dance-themed films –Information atwww.ps21chatham.org  or 392-6121 – 8:30 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

FARMERS’ MARKETS

 Hudson Farmers’ Market – Local fresh produce; vegetable, flower, and herb plants; prepared foods; cheese; baked goods and more – This Saturday, Columbia Land Conservancy will be in the guest tent – To find out what’s available at the market, to see the calendar of events, or to sign up for a weekly e-newsletter, go to www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – The market is open every Saturday through November 22 from 9 am to 1 pm – Lot at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

Chatham Farmers Market – Information at 392-3353 or www.chathamrealfoodcoop.net

– Fridays from 4 to 7 pm – Chatham Real Food Co-op, 15 Church Street, Chatham

Copake Hillsdale Farmers’ Market – Open every Saturday through October 25 – Music every week as well as special events and cooking demonstrations – Information at copakehillsdalefarmersmarket@gmail.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Harvest Barn, Roe Jan Park, Route 22, Hillsdale

Philmont Farmers’ Market – Three market days – Fridays from 4 to 8 pm, a To-Go-Market, promoting locally-sourced, healthy to-go foods; Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm, is the Thrifting & Artisans Market ; Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm is the Farmers’ Market– to stock up for the week ahead – Each market will also feature farm-to-market foods – All markets at 116 Main Street, Philmont

ONGOING FUN & GAMES

Through July 13

FIFA World Cup – Live at the Half Moon – Information at 828-1562 – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Through July 15

Incident No. 70 – Decoiler/Recoiler – Marc Ganzglass’s video installation is on view at Incident Report’s viewing station any time of day or night – Information and inquiries by e-mail to officer@incidentreport.info – Incident Report, the ground floor windows at 348 Warren Street

Through July & August

The Hudson-Chatham Winery’s Tasting Room is open all summer Wednesday through Sunday from 12 noon to 5 pm – Happy Hour is held on Fridays through August 29 from 5 to 7 pm, and Sangria Sundays take place in July from 12 noon to 5 pm – Information at 392-9463 or www.hudsonchathamwinery.com – Hudson-Chatham Winery, 1900 Route 66, Ghent

Mondays

Wunderbar B Movie Mondays – Information at www.wunderbarandbistro.com or 828-0555 – 10 pm – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Alternating Mondays and Wednesdays

Acoustic Jam/Song Circle – All welcome – Information by contacting Marilyn at liveoriginalmusic@hotmail.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

Tuesdays

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

 Wednesdays

Stump Trivia at Wunderbar – Every Wednesday night through November – Go to www.stumptrivia.com – Information atwww.wunderbarandbistro.com or 828-0555 – 9:30 pm – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Stewart House Open Mic – Hosted by Justin Smith – 7 to 9 pm – The Stewart House, 2 North Water Street, Athens

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

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Events in Hudson NY, June 30 to July 9, 2014

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Farmers’ Markets and Ongoing Fun and Games at end.

 Monday, June 30

Joe Purdy – A prolific folk-rock songwriter who has recorded 12 albums in eight years.  A self-described storytelling troubadour, Purdy has sold over a million direct-download tracks on iTunes – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Tuesday, July 1

Bernice and Devon Sproule – Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Movie Tuesdays – Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel – A documentary that captures Vreeland’s life through a range of media including film, photography, animation, graphics, text, sound and music – Her own voice and persona guide us through her adventurous life – Part of PS21’s summer movie program of free screenings of music- and dance-themed films – This screening is part of Fashion Week at the tent – Information at www.ps21chatham.org  or 392-6121 – 8:30 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Wednesday, July 2

Keir Neuringer, Nathan McLaughlin, and Saviour Self – Neuringer has been called a “drum-pounding prophet of doom, keyboard-playing last poet and sax marathonist” whose “percussive riffs and musical spitfire sermons disrupt neurons and reorient thinking—and hit the gut.” – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Thursday, July 3

Paul  Cebar Tomorrow Sound –A solo acoustic performance – A funky brand of world-beat-influenced rock ‘n’ roll reflecting his ongoing and deepening fascination with African, Latin American and Caribbean rhythm & blues analogues – Information atwww.helsinkihudson.com  or 828-4800 – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 Workingman’s Death (Austria, 2005) – “Today’s manual laborers are no longer celebrated in hymns of praise.  They must be content with encouraging one another that backbreaking work is better than no work at all” – Five portraits of heavy manual labor in treacherous situations around the world – This is a Tribute Screening to filmmaker Michael Glawogger, who passed away in April 2014 in Liberia, where he was planning his next film – Part of Basilica Screenings, a series that presents an array of work from new and repertory narrative features, documentaries, and experimental films, to video and media art – Information at www.basilicahudson.com – 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

 Schoemer Formation and Kyle Clements – This group was formed as the result of a chance encounter on an Amtrak station platform, and the rest—as they say—is history – Karen provides the words and vocals, Eric is on bass guitar and electric fuzz bass, and Amy plays keyboards and electric guitar – Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

 DJ Musty Chiffon at Bard SummerScape – Information at 845-758-7900 – 10 pm to 12 midnight – Spiegeltent at Fisher Performing Arts Center, Bard College, off 9-G, Annandale-on-Hudson

Thursday-Sunday, July3-6

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents 42nd Street, “Come and meet those dancing feet” – A musical full of flashy tap dancing and happy songs – Runs for three weeks – Information, schedule and reservations at 392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org  – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Friday, July 4

 The Live Cultures perform – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

An Old Fashioned Independence Day at Clermont – From 2 to 6 pm, glimpse life in the 18th century including drilling and firing demonstrations by Revolutionary War re-enactors – From 7 to 10 pm the grounds will be rockin’ with oldies as played by The Greyhounds – Free hayrides from 2 to 4 pm – Food available  – Enjoy an evening under the stars watching the Saugerties fireworks from across the Hudson River – A great day for families – The parking lot fills up quickly, so consider coming early with a blanket and a picnic to make a day and night of it.  Lots for kids to do. – Information at 537-4240 – 2 to 10 pm – Clermont State Historic Site, 87 Clermont Avenue (off 9G), Germantown

Germantown  Independence Day Fireworks – Come early for picnicking, vendors, children’s activities, fire and safety demonstrations, and live music by McGroovin and Camp Creek – Rain date is July 5 – Information at www.germantownny.org or 537-6118 – Gates open at 4 pm, Fireworks at 9:30 pm – Palatine Park, Palatine Park Road, Germantown

Friday-Saturday, July 4-5

 Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens ferry service during the summer months – Tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat – Information at 822-1014 or www.hudsoncruises.com – The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5 pm to 10:30 pm – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Mac-Haydn Theatre’s Children’s Theatre season begins with Wilbur, The Not-So-Big, Not-So-Bad Wolf, the first of four musicals for children of all ages.  “Wilbur” is an original story with songs composed just for this show.  Professional performers play leading roles, with area youngsters filling in the ensemble. –Information and reservations at 392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org  –10:30 am – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Saturday, July 5

Exhibition Opening – More Drama: New Works by Peggy Reeves – Also showing gallery artists – On view through July 31 – Information at www.510warrenstgallery.com or 822-0510 – 3 to 6 pm – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening – Works by Jackie Gendel and by Julia Kunin and sculpture in the garden by Allen Glatter – On view through August 10 – Information at www.baileygallery.com or 828-6680 – 6 to 8 pm – Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street

Locos Por Juana – This Grammy Award-nominated, Miami-based, Latin funk group plays a unique fusion of Latin dance, hip-hop, reggae and funk.  It describes its music as “island swing.” – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

SmashCrashBash!! – This is a semi-regular rock ‘n’ roll-themed party featuring live performances by the tops in “totally rockin,” hand-picked touring bands and DJs spinning the best in punk, garage, psych, vintage glam, rock ‘n’ roll, and old-school soul and R&B for your dancing and screaming pleasure.”  This week: Brooklyn powerhouse trio, the Golden Grass, who “pound out boulder-hurling cavemanrawk” firmly descended from Grand Funk Railroad, Cream, etc.; and local space rockers, It’s Not Night: It’s Space, the Hudson Valley’s premier instrumental psychedelic rock unit – DJs for the evening are The Magic Stranger (WGXC’s “69”) and Sean McDevitt (Retouch Records)  – Information at 828-1562 – Doors open at 9 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

 DJ Capitol performs –Information at 828-0555 or www.wunderbarandbistro.com/ – 10 pm to 1:30 am – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – “influx” (arrival & inward flow of a large amount of something) part 1:: content selection – Installation by Peggy Ahwesh, Hubert Dobler, Daniella Dooling, Michael Gitlin, Jackie Goss, Tamara Johnson, Yael Kanarek, Nick Kline, Les LeVeque, Rehan Miskci, James Raymond, Matt Reed, William Sabiston, Gary Schwartz, Ken Van Sickle, Caterina Verdi, and Tery Fugate-Wilcox – Information at www.cr10.org – 4 to 6 pm – CR10, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

Exhibition Opening – Celebrating Summer – Featuring nine Germantown-area artists including Dea Archbold, Lindsey Brown, Emily Carvajal, Marie Cole, Jane Dodds, Lily Guerin, Melanie Mintz, Silvana Tagliferri, and Scrap Wrenn – Information atwww.germantownartspace.com or by e-mail to artspace@gtel.net – 5 to 7 pm – ARTspace, 71 Palatine Road, No. 7, Germantown

Siegel Kline Kill PCA Day – A day for the young and the young-at-heart alike – Bring both your hiking shoes and your dancing shoes –Old fashioned games such as horseshoes, sack races, and bocci games – A duck-herding presentation by Wild Goose Chase – A bonfire, with hot dogs, burgers and s’mores, and an Independence Day-themed story performed by master storyteller Jonathan Kruk – Sponsored by the Columbia Land Conservancy – Registration is required at 392-5252, ext. 209 – 5 to 9 pm – Siegel Kline Kill Conservation Area, 1452 Garage Place Road, Ghent

Fashion inTENTsive – A benefit auction and sale of unique clothing for women and men, selected from Rewraps, PS21’s retail outlet –Alan Chartock, CEO of WAMC Radio, is guest auctioneer – Musical (comedy) interludes and refreshments – Clothes modeled by some of your friends and neighbors – Information at 392-6121 or www.ps21chatham.org – 7 to 8 pm: VIP reception and reserved cabaret seating; 8 pm: General admission, entertainment and auction – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Singer/songwriter Abby Lappen – Performing covers and originals – Information at 672-7346 – 8 pm – Main Street Public House, 12 Main Street, Philmont

Saturday-Sunday, July 5-6

Hudson Cruises Sightseeing Cruise – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – Information and tickets at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee  or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Board at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Sunday, July 6

Agnes Martin: With My Back to the World – The first in a Documentary Film Series curated by Bonnie Marranca – Information atwww.cr10.org – 4 pm – In the new screening room , CR10, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

Berkshire Hillsmen – Barbershop Quartet Plus – The Hillsmen is an acclaimed a cappella group from Western Massachusetts – Information and tickets at 325-4101 or www.roejanlibrary.org – 4 pm – Roeliff-Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale  (1 mile south of the Route 22/23 intersection)

Monday, July 7

The Voodoo Orchestra North – The orchestra, led by legendary jazz drummer, improviser and composer Bobby Previte, has been presenting a regular series of performances devoted to exploring the music of Miles Davis’s eternal electric jazz-funk masterpiece, “Bitches Brew.”  The work, released in 1970, was hailed as “one of the greatest works of the twentieth century,” and has “changed the entire landscape of not only jazz but rock, funk, soul, but pop as well.” – Visit www.bobbyprevite.com – Information atwww.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Taconic Stage Company and Mac-Haydn Theatre present The Real Desperate Housewives of Columbia County Musical – A musical battle between the locals and the weekenders, in Columbia County “where the men are men and the women are fabulous!” – Book, lyrics and direction by Carl Ritchie – Music by Wayne Moore – Also plays two subsequent Mondays in July – Information  and reservations at 392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org – A complimentary glass of wine at 7:30 pm – Performance at 8 pm – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

A Community Sing – Rounds! Rounds! Rounds! (not your grandmother’s Frere Jacques) - Led by Sheri Bauer Mayorga, director of the Good Globe Singing School, has been teaching rounds for 20 years – This session is the first in a series of three – The repertoire of songs is likely to include Haydn, Mozart, Bernstein, Peter Schickele, and others – Composers may submit a round for possible inclusion in the series – Information at 392-6121 or www.ps21chatham.org – 7:30 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Tuesday, July 8

Movie Tuesdays – Havana, Havana! – Introduced by filmmaker David Grubin – Raul Paz brings together fellow musical stars for a concert in Havana.  Their decision to return has injected a new spirit into Cuban music – Part of PS21’s summer movie program of free screenings of music- and dance-themed films –Information at www.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8:30 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Wednesday, July 9

Crude Oil on the Hudson: Virtual Pipeline, Real Risks – A community meeting with presentations by Riverkeeper and Scenic Hudson to alert river communities to the increasing hazards of crude oil transportation on the Hudson River – The presentation will provide information and answer questions about the “virtual pipeline” that has been created in NY State to transport millions of gallons of crude oil per day by rail car and river vessel, despite its threat to public health, safety, and the environment – Along the US/Canadian route, repeated accidents have caused environmental damage, economic losses and deaths of dozens of people – Basilica Hudson and Hudson Sloop Club are also partners in this event – Information at www.basilicahudson.com – 6 to 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

 Summer Cooking Series with chef and nutritionist Erika Laurion – The second of three casual, informative cooking classes involving hands-on preparation of dishes to prepare at home for family and friends – Paired with wine and cocktail selections by Hudson Wine Merchants and their sister company, The Hudson Standard – This week, “Gourmet Meals for Picnics and Packed Lunches” concentrates on delicious, healthy lunches and snacks to go – The last class in the series is scheduled for July 23 – Information at 828-0033 orwww.valleyvariety.com – 6:30 to 9:30 pm – Valley Variety, 705 Warren Street

FARMERS’ MARKETS

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Local fresh produce; vegetable, flower, and herb plants; prepared foods; cheese; baked goods and more – To find out what’s available at the market, to see the calendar of events, or to sign up for a weekly e-newsletter, go towww.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – The market is open every Saturday through November 22 from 9 am to 1 pm – Lot at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

Chatham Farmers Market – Information at 392-3353 or www.chathamrealfoodcoop.net – Fridays from 4 to 7 pm – Chatham Real Food Co-op, 15 Church Street, Chatham

Copake Hillsdale Farmers’ Market – Open every Saturday through October 25 – Music every week as well as special events and cooking demonstrations – Information at copakehillsdalefarmersmarket@gmail.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Harvest Barn, Roe Jan Park, Route 22, Hillsdale

Philmont Farmers’ Market – Three market days – Fridays from 4 to 8 pm, a To-Go-Market, promoting locally-sourced, healthy to-go foods; Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm, is the Thrifting & Artisans Market ; Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm is the Farmers’ Market– to stock up for the week ahead – Each market will also feature farm-to-market foods – All markets at 116 Main Street, Philmont

ONGOING FUN & GAMES

Through July 13

FIFA World Cup – Live at the Half Moon – Information at 828-1562 – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Through July 15

Incident No. 70 – Decoiler/Recoiler – Marc Ganzglass’s video installation is on view at Incident Report’s viewing station any time of day or night – Information and inquiries by e-mail to officer@incidentreport.info – Incident Report, the ground floor windows at 348 Warren Street

Through July & August

The Hudson-Chatham Winery’s Tasting Room is open all summer Wednesday through Sunday from 12 noon to 5 pm – Happy Hour is held on Fridays through August 29 from 5 to 7 pm, and Sangria Sundays take place in July from 12 noon to 5 pm – Information at 392-9463 or www.hudsonchathamwinery.com – Hudson-Chatham Winery, 1900 Route 66, Ghent

Mondays

Wunderbar B Movie Mondays – Information at www.wunderbarandbistro.com or 828-0555 – 10 pm – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Alternating Mondays and Wednesdays

Acoustic Jam/Song Circle – All welcome – Information by contacting Marilyn at liveoriginalmusic@hotmail.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

Tuesdays

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

 Wednesdays

Stump Trivia at Wunderbar – Every Wednesday night through November – Go to www.stumptrivia.com – Information atwww.wunderbarandbistro.com or 828-0555 – 9:30 pm – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Stewart House Open Mic – Hosted by Justin Smith – 7 to 9 pm – The Stewart House, 2 North Water Street, Athens

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

 

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Events in Hudson NY, June 24 to July 1, 2014

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Farmers’ Markets and Ongoing Fun and Games at end.

PICKS OF THE WEEK

Though there are many worthy contenders, two events this week, judged by their past performance, stand out from the crowd.

On Saturday and Sunday, the Hudson River Exchange Summer Market, a well-organized, enterprising gathering of makers and collectors, comes together on the waterfront to celebrate things handmade and locally sourced.  Since it was founded by seamen and merchants, the City of Hudson has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit, and now boasts the highest self-employment rate in the state.  The Market, where you will see really interesting merchandise and meet our present-day entrepreneurs, is open on Saturday from 10 to 6 and on Sunday from 11 to 4.  There will be local music, local food trucks, and plenty for kids to do too.

Yes, Hudson’s Got Talent!  The http: Hudson Teen Theatre Project has, in the past four or five years, under the direction of its director, Carol Rusoff, consistently presented hilarious and touching performances of the classics such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Canterbury Tales.  This Thursday through Saturday at 8 pm, they tread the boards at the Hudson Opera House with a project called Everybody Does It that draws on coming-of-age snippets and scenes from comedic and dramatic works spanning all the decades in the twentieth-century, from the 1920s to the 1990s.

Tuesday, June 24

Movie Tuesdays – PS21’s summer movie program of free screenings of music- and dance-themed films continues  with You Were Never Lovelier, starring Fred Astaire and Rita Haworth with a score by Jerome Kern – Information at 392-6121 or  www.ps21chatham.org  – 8:30 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Wednesday, June 25

Summer Cooking Series with chef and nutritionist Erika Laurion – The first of three casual, informative cooking classes involving hands-on preparation of dishes to prepare at home for family and friends – Paired with wine and cocktail selections by Hudson Wine Merchants and their sister company, The Hudson Standard – This first class, “Farm to Finger Foods for your Summer Soiree,” concentrates on fresh, creative hors d’oeuvres, including vegetarian and gluten-free options – Two subsequent classes are scheduled for July 9 and July 23 – Information at 828-0033 or www.valleyvariety.com – 6:30 to 9:30 pm – Valley Variety, 705 Warren Street

Wednesday-Sunday, June 25-29

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents Fiddler on the Roof, “a warm, loving, humorous story of a family’s closeness and struggles as old world Russia changes around them” – With music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick – Information, schedule and reservations at 392-9292 orwww.machaydntheatre.org  – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Thursday, June 26

Liv Carrow Album Release Party with Brandon Schmitt – Carrow releases her third full-length album, Pile of Needles, on Philadelphia label Single Girl/Married Girl Records, available on cassette and CD.  She is joined for this performance by Otto Hauser on drums and Eric Marganon double bass – Brandon Schmitt of Ithaca, NY will also perform, celebrating the release of his third full-length album, Blood Red Blues – Also performing will be A Relative Term from Buffalo, NY – Information at 828-1562 – 9 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

First Annual Food Truck Village – Attending food trucks include Black Forest Flammkuchen, ‘Cue BBQ, Yum Yum on Wheels, Sweet Central Express, Pippy’s Hot Dog Truck, and How We Roll – Information at http://blackforestflammkuchen.com/foodtruckvillage – 5 to 9 pm – Kinderhook Village Square, Kinderhook

ProJam#6 – A night of the region’s best blues musicians including Tas Cru, Petey Hop, Cameron Melville, Vinny Leggiere and Sonny Rock, plus 50 of the Hudson Valley’s professional touring musicians sitting in – A Sonny Rock/Gary McKeever Production presented by Woodstock Harley-Davidson – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Thursday-Saturday, June 26-28

Hudson Teen Theatre Project presents three performances of  Everybody Does It, a theatrical evening of scenes from twentieth-century theater and film, adapted and performed by Columbia County teens under the direction of its founding director, Carol Rusoff – The production features work from coming-of-age comedic and dramatic works from John Hughes’ Sixteen Candles to Robert Anderson’s Tea and Sympathy, which explores the still taboo theme of sexual orientation and prejudice – Each performance is followed by discussion and refreshments – Reservations are recommended – Information at www.hudsonoperahouse.org or 822-1438 – 8 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Walking the dog Theater’s Off Leash! ensemble presents Long Form Improv – With nothing but a title provided by the audience, the players hit the stage without a net, discovering characters and plot that come together to create a complete story – with David Anderson, Eddie Allen, Ted DesMaisons, Lora Lee Ecobelli, Melania Levitsky, Gabriel Rodriguez, and Nancy Rothman – Information at 392-6121 orwww.ps21chatham.org – 8:30 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village ofChatham

Friday, June 27

Sunset Cruise on The Spirit of Hudson – To benefit Animalkind – Celebrate summer with Animalkind’s friends and supporters – Music – Dining on vegan/vegetarian  delicacies – Cash bar – Only fifty tickets available! – Tickets and information at 943-2359 or 822-8643 – Board at 6:30 pm, cruise from 7 to 10 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

 The Revelations – with special guest Simi Stone – The Revelations’ signature mix of soul and R&B is rooted in the classic sound of the 1960s and ‘70s.  Based In Brooklyn, they are fronted by Rell Gaddis – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Friday-Saturday, June 27-28

Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens ferry service during the summer months – Tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat – Information at 822-1014 orwww.hudsoncruises.com – The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5 pm to 10:30 pm – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Mac-Haydn Theatre’s Children’s Theatre season begins with Wilbur, The Not-So-Big, Not-So-Bad Wolf, the first of four musicals for children of all ages.  “Wilbur” is an original story with songs composed just for this show.  Professional performers play leading roles, with area youngsters filling in the ensemble. – Also plays the following weekend. – Information, schedule and reservations at 392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Saturday, June 28

Auction – English, Continental and American furniture, fine art and decorations with Asian and Ethnographic furniture and decorations – Online catalogue at www.stairgalleries.com – Information at 751-1000 – Previews Mon through Thurs from 10 am to 5 pm, Fri from 10 am to 8 pm, and Sat from 9 am – Auction begins at 10 am – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

 Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Annual Agricultural Awareness Tour –– Tour includes stops at The Berry Farm, Altobelli’s Farm and Dutch Hollow Farm – Fee includes transportation and lunch – Space is limited – Information and reservations at 828-4417 – 10 am to 2 pm – Tour starts at the Chamber offices, 1 North Front Street

Chef Carla Hall, co-host of ABC’s The Chew, presents a recipe demonstration and book signing of her latest cookbook, Carla’s Comfort Foods: Favorite Dishes from Around the World – RSVP required by e-mail to 3FortySevengallery@gmail.com – Information at 391-3165 – 12:30 pm to 2 pm – 3FortySeven Gallery/BackBar, 347 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – The Barns of Columbia County: Photographs by Joan Damiani – On view through August 1 – Information atwww.jdamianigallery.com – 4 to 8 pm – J. Damiani Gallery, 237 Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening – whathaslighttodowithdarkness – Works in neon and photographs by Erika de Vries – Information atwww.hudsonoperahouse.org or 822-1438 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Artist’s Reception –– America’s Vanishing Landscape – C. Michael Bufi constructs collages from found objects to create miniatures of life size structures – Information at 671-6213 – 5 to 7 pm – Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Gallery, 1 North Front Street

 Exhibition Opening – Ice Garden: Photographs by Mary Kocol – Drawing upon themes of the garden, landscape, and the ephemeral, Kocol creates botanical ice tablets – Floribunda: Flower Stain Drawings by Linda Stillman – Also Portfolio Showcases by Patricia Barry Levy andLinda Morrow – On view through July 27 – Information at www.davisortongallery.com or 697-0266 – 6 to 8 pm – Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

Dine/Art – BeLo3rd’s Gallery Stroll featuring exhibition openings with special restaurant tastings at the galleries, all below Third Street

>> Galleries include:

> Geoffrey Good, 238 Warren Street

> J. Damiani Gallery, 237 Warren Street

> Gallery at Tommy’s & Hudson Jewelers, 228 Warren Street

> FRG Objects & Design, Second Floor, 217 Warren Street

> Columbia County Council on the Arts, 209 Warren Street

>Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street

> Limner Gallery, 123 Warren Street

> BCB Art, 116 Warren Street

> Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

> Gallery at the Chamber of Commerce, 1 North Front Street

>>Participating restaurants include:

Apperitivi, Bruno’s, Café Le Perche, DA/BA, Relish, River City Essentials, (pm)Winebar, Tanzy’s, Verdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar, and VICO 

Information at www.belo3rd.com – See individual listings for exhibition openings – 5 to 8 pm – Warren Street and Front Street below Third Street

Hudson Cruises Comedy Cruise – Laugh as you cruise – Saturday Night Liv – A comedy/variety show with the flavor of SNL brought to you by Liv Cummins and Sandy McKnight – Magic, music and lots of laughs with a cast including Andrew Joffe, John Wallace, Prudence Theriault, Brittany O’Neil, and Tony Carrano – Enjoy cocktails and an hors d’oeuvres buffet – Information and tickets at http://www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/Comedy or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – 7 to 9:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Eleanor Friedberger with Penn Sultan – 21+ –Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

A co-bill of Swamp Baby and Dustbowl Faeries with special guests Two Cats in Suits – Two of the Capital Region’s top psych-folktronica groups headline this night of avant chamber-pop – Albany-based Swamp Baby has been gaining notice for its particular form of intimate, ethereal chamber pop. Dust Bowl Faeries is led by Ryder Cooley, a nationally-renowned multi-media artist who performs in tandem with Hazel, a disembodied taxidermy ram – Two Cats in Suits, featuring members of the Last Conspirators, will open – Information atwww.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Erin Harkes – Listen at http://www.erinharkes.com/ – Information at 828-0555 or www.wunderbarandbistro.com /– 10 pm to 1:30 am – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Garden Conservancy Open Day – Visit the private gardens of Abby Adams-Westlake in Ancram, the Husband-Haylett Garden in Kinderhook, the Mount Merino Garden of Gerald Moore & Joyce Nereaux in Greenport, and the gardens of Alice Platt in East Taghkanic and Susan Anthony & Richard Galef in Craryville – Information and directions at www.gardenconservancy.org – Gardens open from 10 am to 4 pm, with the exception of the Anthony-Galef garden which is open from 10 am to 5 pm

Launch Party – Hosted by Hudson Valley Distillers – Complimentary tours, tastings, light fare, and music to celebrate the release of the company’s first three spirits – Kids’ activities also provided – Information at 537-6820 – 12 noon to 6 pm – Spirits Grove Farm, 1727 Route 9, Clermont

Exhibition Opening – Dreams and Digressions: New Paintings by Kris Galli – On view through August 10 – Information atwww.spencertownacademyny.org or 392-3693 – 4 to 7 pm – Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

Thomas Cole House Summer Party – Cocktails, dinner, dancing and fireworks all overlooking a 180-degree view of the Hudson River – To benefit Thomas Cole National Historic Site – Information and reservations at 943-7465 or www.thomascole.org – 7 pm – A private residence in Catskill

Saturday-Sunday, June 28-29

Hudson River Exchange Summer Market – This juried independent outdoor market draws on the mercantile history of Hudson by showcasing 70+ regional makers and collectors.  See and buy the work of independent artisans, designers, and  collectors of high quality vintage wares – The market features music by DJ Chocolate Genius, aka Marc Anthony Thompson, and children’s activities are provided by Friends of the Hudson Area Library, Kite’s Nest, and the Hudson Sloop Club – Information at www.hudsonriverexchange.com or 310-867-0372 – Sat from 10 am to 6 pm, Sun from 11 am to 4 pm – Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, over the grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Sunday, June 29

First day of Ramadan

Hudson Cruises Sunday Sightseeing Cruise – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – Information and tickets at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee  or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Board at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Back by Popular Demand – Broadway legend Terri White, backed by piano and bass, is back for her only Hudson Valley appearance this year – Her all new show, Two Score, features songs from the many Broadway and off-Broadway shows she has starred in – Part of the Helsinki on Broadway series, presented in association with Showstoppers New York – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 7 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Classics on Hudson – A new venture in chamber music launches its 2014-15 season with the first of four concerts, featuring violinist and Artistic Director Helena Baillie, accompanied by pianist Babette Hierholzer – The program includes the Bach Chaconne recast by Robert Schumann – The series is co-produced with the Hudson Opera House – Information and reservations (required) by e-mail torichard.collens@yahoo.com  – 3 pm – Home of Dr. Richard Collens, Hillsdale

Monday, June 30

Joe Purdy – The plaintive-voiced Purdy is a prolific folk-rock songwriter who has recorded 12 albums in eight years.  A self-described storytelling troubadour, Purdy has sold over a million direct-download tracks on iTunes – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com– 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Tuesday, July 1

Bernice and Devon Sproule – Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Movie Tuesdays – Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel – A documentary that captures Vreeland’s life through a range of media including film, photography, animation, graphics, text, sound and music – Her own voice and persona guide us through her adventurous life – Part of PS21’s summer movie program of free screenings of music- and dance-themed films – This screening is part of Fashion Week at the tent – Information at www.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8:30 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

FARMERS’ MARKETS

 Hudson Farmers’ Market – Local fresh produce; vegetable, flower, and herb plants; prepared foods; cheese; baked goods and more are available at the market –– Bret Scot will be performing in the music tent – To find out what’s available at the market, to see the calendar of events, or to sign up for a weekly e-newsletter, go to www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – The market is open every Saturday through November 22 from 9 am to 1 pm – Lot at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

Chatham Farmers Market – Information at 392-3353 or www.chathamrealfoodcoop.net – Fridays from 4 to 7 pm – Chatham Real Food Co-op, 15 Church Street, Chatham

Copake Hillsdale Farmers’ Market – Open every Saturday through October 25 – Music every week as well as special events and cooking demonstrations – Information at copakehillsdalefarmersmarket@gmail.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Harvest Barn, Roe Jan Park, Route 22, Hillsdale

Philmont Farmers’ Market – Three market days – Fridays from 4 to 8 pm, a To-Go-Market, promoting locally-sourced, healthy to-go foods;Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm, is the Thrifting & Artisans Market ; Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm is the Farmers’ Market– to stock up for the week ahead – Each market will also feature farm-to-market foods – All markets at 116 Main Street, Philmont

ONGOING FUN & GAMES

Through July 13

FIFA World Cup – Live at the Half Moon – Information at 828-1562 – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Through July 15

Incident No. 70 – Decoiler/Recoiler – Marc Ganzglass’s video installation is on view at Incident Report’s viewing station any time of day or night – Information and inquiries by e-mail to officer@incidentreport.info – Incident Report, the ground floor windows at 348 Warren Street

Through July & August

The Hudson-Chatham Winery’s Tasting Room is open all summer Wednesday through Sunday from 12 noon to 5 pm – Happy Hour is held on Fridays through August 29 from 5 to 7 pm, and Sangria Sundays take place in July from 12 noon to 5 pm – Information at 392-9463 orwww.hudsonchathamwinery.com – Hudson-Chatham Winery, 1900 Route 66, Ghent

Alternating Mondays and Wednesdays

Acoustic Jam/Song Circle – All welcome – Information by contacting Marilyn at liveoriginalmusic@hotmail.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

Tuesdays

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

 Wednesdays

Stump Trivia at Wunderbar – Every Wednesday night through November – Go to www.stumptrivia.com – Information atwww.wunderbarandbistro.com or 828-0555 – 10 pm – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Stewart House Open Mic – Hosted by Justin Smith – 7 to 9 pm – The Stewart House, 2 North Water Street, Athens

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

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