Thursday, April 19 - Sunday, April 22
n Claire’s Camera — A refreshingly sunny performance from Isabelle Huppert (The Piano Teacher, Elle) in this comic idyll from South Korean Master Hong Sangsoo. Huppert plays Claire, a school teacher with a camera (that might be magical) on her first visit to Cannes. She happens upon a film sales assistant, Manhee (Kim Minhee), recently laid off after a one-night stand with a film director (Jung Jinyoung). The unlikely pair become detectives of sorts, as they wander around the seaside resort town, working to better understand the circumstances of Manhee’s firing. In English, Korean, & French with subtitles. 2017. 1h 9 m.
n Discover Arts: Hitler vs. Picasso — In 1937 the Nazi regime held two exhibitions in Munich: one to stigmatize “degenerate art,” and one, personally curated by Hitler, to glorify “classic art.” Narrated by Toni Servillo, Hitler vs Picasso and the Others is an incredible journey through four exhibitions, displaying masterpieces by Botticelli, Klee, Matisse, Monet, Chagall, Renoir, and Gauguin. Linked to each exhibition are moving stories of those who witnessed the systematic destruction and looting of the day – from the Bernheimer family, who were forced to barter their freedom, to “Hitler’s dealer,” Cornelius Gurlitt, known to have hidden away some of the most priceless art treasures of the century. In English, Italian, French, & German with subtitles. 2018. 1h 34 m.
n November — In this tale of love and survival in 19th century Estonia, peasant girl Liina longs for village boy Hans, but Hans is inexplicably infatuated by the visiting German baroness. For Liina, winning Hans’ requited love proves incredibly complicated in this dark, harsh landscape where spirits, werewolves, plagues, and the devil himself converge; where thievery is rampant; and where souls are highly regarded, but come quite cheap. With alluring black and white cinematography, Rainer Sarnet vividly captures these motley lives as they toil to exist. Is existence worth anything if it lacks a soul? In Estonian & German with subtitles. 2017. 1h 55 m.
n Leaning Into the Wind – Andy Goldsworthy — Sixteen years after the release of the groundbreaking film Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time, director Thomas Riedelsheimer has returned to work with the artist. Leaning into the Wind follows Andy on his exploration of the layers of his world and the impact of the years on himself and his art. As Goldsworthy introduces his own body into the work it becomes even more fragile and personal and also sterner and tougher, incorporating massive machinery and crews on his bigger projects. Riedelsheimer’s exquisite film illuminates Goldsworthy’s mind as it reveals his art. 2017. 1h 33 m.
n The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach — 50th anniversary. New restoration. Using letters Anna Magdalena Bach wrote to her husband, seminal composer Johann Sebastian, filmmakers Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet created one of the most precise, rewarding biopics ever put on screen. The performances – staged as extended sequences set within the very spaces once occupied by Bach himself, with trained performers both donning and playing items accurate to the period – are immense, bringing us closer to the sound than was ever thought possible. In English & German with subtitles. 1968. 1h 34 m.
n The Silence (1963) — Two sisters—the sickly, intellectual Ester (Ingrid Thulin) and the sensual, pragmatic Anna (Gunnel Lindblom)—travel by train with Anna’s young son Johan (Jorgen Lindstrom) to a foreign country seemingly on the brink of war. Attempting to cope with their alien surroundings, the sisters resort to their personal vices while vying for Johan’s affection, and in so doing sabotage any hope for a future together. Regarded as one of the most sexually provocative films of its day, Ingmar Bergman’s The Silence offers a brilliant, disturbing vision of emotional isolation in a suffocating spiritual void.
n The Young Karl Marx — From director Raoul Peck (I Am Not Your Negro). Young radical Karl Marx embarks with his wife, Jenny, on the road to exile. They meet young Friedrich Engels, the well-to-do son of a factory owner whose research has exposed the poor conditions of the working class. The smooth and sophisticated Engels provides Marx with the missing piece to the puzzle. The ideas they put forward grew into the most complete philosophical and political transformation of the world since the Renaissance – started, against all expectations, by two brilliant, insolent, and sharp-witted young men whose writings were embraced by revolutionaries and corrupted by dictators. In English, German, and French with subtitles. 2017. 1h 58 m.
n Met Opera HD Live • Verdi’s Luisa Miller — Starring Sonya Yoncheva as a peasant girl Luisa opposite Piotr Beczala as Rodolfo in Verdi’s tragedy about a young woman who sacrifices her own happiness in an attempt to save her father’s life. The cast also stars Plácido Domingo as Luisa’s father Miller, with Olesya Petrova as Federica, and Alexander Vinogradov in his Met debut and Dmitry Belosselskiy as Walter and Wurm respectively, the ruthless men determined to tear Luisa and Rodolfo apart. Running time: 3h 40 m.
n Hour of the Wolf (1968) — The strangest and most disturbing of the films Bergman shot on the island of Fårö, Hour of the Wolf stars Max von Sydow as a haunted painter living in voluntary exile with his wife (Liv Ullmann). When the couple are invited to a nearby castle for dinner, things start to go wrong with a vengeance, as a coven of sinister aristocrats hastens the artist’s psychological deterioration. This gripping film is charged with a nightmarish power rare in the Bergman canon, and contains dreamlike effects that brilliantly underscore the tale’s horrific elements.
n Schedule and tickets at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Limited., 434 Columbia Street
Thursday, April 19
Local History Talk
Hudson Area Library
51 North Fifth Street, Hudson
Natives on the Land; American Indians in the Mid-Hudson Valley by Dr. William A. Starna.
William Starna is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the State University of New York, Oneonta. He is a long-time student of the Iroquoian and Algonquian peoples of eastern North America, in addition to federal and state Indian relations. He has received several fellowships including from the National Endowment for the Humanities, a Senior Fellowship at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, and a New York State Library Research Residency. For many years Starna was a consultant with the Native American Rights Fund and has worked with over twenty American Indian tribes on land claims, treaty rights, and the federal acknowledgement process. He has written many books and articles on Native American and colonial history. A question and answer period and refreshments will follow the talk. Free
Friday, April 20 - Saturday, April 21
“The Gun Show”
PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century
2980 NY-66, Chatham
Live theater returns to PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century Friday, when The Actors’ Ensemble presents “The Gun Show” by E. M. Lewis. Leaning neither right nor left, the play jumps into the middle of the gun control debate and asks “Can we have a conversation about this?” This one-person play, starring Christopher Smith and directed by Robert Jordan, will be held at PS21’s new state-of-the-art black box theater.
“‘The Gun Show’ doesn’t take sides. It’s fair and aims to get people to talk to one another,” said director Robert Jordan. “It grapples with the place that guns have in our society. Is there some way to come to terms with their presence? How can we make them a bit safer? It’s not an all-or-nothing proposition, it’s an open and ongoing discussion.”
Award-winning playwright E. M. Lewis tells the story of America’s relationship with guns through the prism of her own personal experiences, from rural farming community to big city. “Like a lot of people, I’ve had a variety of experiences with guns and am conflicted about guns,” said playwright E. M. Lewis in a Portland Monthly interview. “This is not a far right or a far left play. This is a grappling with guns in American society…” “The Gun Show” premiered in Chicago in 2014, and has since been produced in more than a dozen theaters across the country. In addition, it was published in “The Best American Short Plays 2015-2016.”
Actor Christopher Smith first performed in Chatham as Orpheus in Walking the Dog Theatre’s production of “Eurydice.” More recently he co-developed and performed Henry James’ “Washington Square” with The Actors’ Ensemble. Other professional credits include work with Portland Center Stage, Florida Studio Theatre, Speakeasy Stage Company in Boston, The Lyric Theatre in Los Angeles; and many others. His television credits include “Orange is the New Black,” “The Blacklist,” and others.
Now residing in Columbia County, The Actors’ Ensemble was founded in 1985 in New York City by a group of professional actors who were inspired by the acting techniques taught by Michael Chekhov. The Ensemble has created and performed theater productions across the US, in Europe and in Russia.
PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century is a not-for-profit organization in Chatham, NY, dedicated to the performing arts. PS21 seeks to serve a diverse community with concerts, programs and residencies by professional artists and ensembles, youth and children’s programming and cultural education opportunities for all ages.
The new black box theater is a flexible 40’x60’ performance space that is closed in the winter and seats up to 99. In warmer months, the east wall slides open and the black box theater transforms into the stage for the 300-seat open-air pavilion theater.
$20 - $25
Friday, April 20
Spring Bird Walks at RamsHorn-Livingston Sanctuary
7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
DuBois Road, Catskill
Dozens of bird species either make RamsHorn-Livingston Sanctuary their home or pass through on their way to and from northern breeding grounds. We will be birding along the Old Farm Road of the sanctuary, walking through upland habitat then through the tidal marsh identifying birds by sight and sound. Species we might encounter include Bald Eagle and other raptors, colorful warblers and songbirds like Scarlet Tanager and Rose-breasted Grosbeak, as well as some more secretive birds such as Virginia Rail.
The dates are April 13th and 20th, and May 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th. Meeting time is 7:30am at the Sanctuary parking lot on DuBois Road, Village of Catskill. The cost is $10 per session per person. Wear appropriate footwear (no flip-flops) and dress for the weather, dressing in layers works best since it can be chilly when the walks start and be warm by the end. Coffee and snacks will be provided. Registration is highly suggested in order to be notified of cancelations - walks will be canceled due to steady rain, but some mornings can be “iffy”. Register by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, April 21
27th Annual Bicycle Auction
Copake Auction, Inc
266 Route 7A, Copake
27th Annual Antique & Classic Bicycle Auction and Swap Meet. Featuring bicycles, bicycle memorabilia, parts, accessories and collectibles.
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
New Lebanon Town Hall
14755 NY-22, New Lebanon
The actual anniversary date of New Lebanon’s chartering!!
Bicentennial Commemoration program remarks by Town Supervisor, placing the events of 1818 in historical context, reading of the proclamation, a performance of the Tilden Mazurka, displays of pictorial history and a bagpipe send-off, with refreshments served.
Later, join us from 5-8pm, for Sup and Swing at the Jr/Sr High School featuring the High School Chorus, pot luck supper, and entertainment from the locally renown Twangbusters; THE event not to be missed!
The Chancellor’s Sheel & Wool Showcase
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Clermont State Historic Site
1 Clermont Avenue, Germantown
The Chancellor’s Sheep & Wool Showcase is a family festival that celebrates historic fiber arts, culture, and craft. The Showcase boasts over two dozen local vendors, and is a great place to support small businesses!
As the first of the wool festival season, we are the place to get over your cabin fever with brilliantly colored yarns, roving, and hand-woven scarves. Craft guilds will demonstrate spinning and weaving throughout the day. Herding and sheep shearing—using three different historic techniques!—form the centerpiece of the action. Find crafts for kids, 18th century re-enactors, and live traditional music all in one beautiful location!
Rain date 4/22.
$8 - $10
Music starts at 8 p.m.
Crystal Brook Mountain Brauhaus
430 Winter Clove Road, Round Top
Another one of the never ending festivities at the Mountain Brauhaus is our Bauernball, a dance celebrated throughout the fall consisting of live music by a famed German/American band, ample German specialties including; schnitzel, bratwurst, sauerbraten among countless others, flowing German beer and wines, fun is sure to be had by all. At the start of the night patrons will notice the dance floor adorned with various colored ribbons hanging candies tempting those as they pass. The idea of the game is to successfully take a candy without the “sheriff” catching you in the act.
Back in the medieval times of Germany, Bauernball originated as a peasant’s ball, a rustic dance, typical of the Tyrol region in Austria. It was a German social event, where attendees would come dressed in costumes representing the various different German speaking countries. Each year a game was played while dancing to help allow all those involved to forget about the realities of everyday live and enjoy the night for what it is. Come join us at the Mountain Brauhaus for a modern twist on an age old good time.
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Bridge St. Theatre
44 West Bridge Street, Catskill
The fabulous Flo Hayle celebrates her 89th (!) Birthday with a brand-new cabaret show, produced by Jan Grice and featuring her long-time musical director Jay Kerr at the piano. ENCORES! is a nostalgic afternoon of old songs, new songs, and tales from her show-biz past. One time only, Saturday April 21st at 2:00 in the afternoon, Bridge Street Theatre, 44 West Bridge Street, Catskill, NY. All seats are $20. Tickets can be purchased online at Encores.BrownPaperTickets.com or by calling them at 800-838-3006. A capacity crowd is anticipated, so advance reservations are strongly recommended. Any seats still available will go on sale at the door 30 minutes before showtime.
Clover Color Run
Registration starts at 10 a.m.
Run starts at 11 a.m.
348 Sunside Road, East Durham
Blackthorne Resort’s 1st Clover Color Run. Follow the Clover Road presents a fun weekend that not only is a great way for families, groups and organizations to get together but also a great cause for the community. Proceeds will be given to the Cairo Durham School Grant program.
Come early and enjoy the fun! Friday night Carb loading Buffet. Pre-registration available. T-shirts, bottled water. Come on your own, bring the family or bring your organization. All are welcome for this fun-filled weekend for a great cause.
Lexington Patriots Day
141 Spruceton Road, West Kill
Annual Patriots Day with Speaker DeDe Terns Thorpe, Town Of Hunter Historian.
“Travel from Lexington to Palenville. Places You Pass Along The Way.”
Pot Luck Dinner with coffee and desserts. Some local History and Pictures will be displayed. Come and join us for a great evening.
50/50 will be held. Door prize the book “Around Hunter” by DeDe Terns Thorpe and Cindy LaPierre.
Sponsored by the Lexington Historical Society and the West Kill/Lexington Community Improvement Association.
Opening Reception: Members’ Art Show
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Spencertown Academy Arts Center
790 NY-203, Spencertown
Third annual Members’ Art Show featuring works made by 49 Academy community members. The show will remain on display through May 16. Gallery hours will be Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Most of the artworks are for sale; prices range from $75 to $1,600 and a portion of the proceeds benefits the Academy.
Volunteer Leslie Gabosh is curating this exhibition; Norma Cohen, Barbara Lax Kranz, and Lynn Rothenberg are also members of the Academy Gallery Committee. “This show represents many of the artists that are part of the Spencertown Academy. It provides a collegial forum for artists to meet and share their work with each other as well as the larger community,” said Gabosh. “Included will be painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, ceramic, and pastel works. The diverse subjects and styles include landscape, still life, cityscape, abstract, and realism —all at very affordable prices.”
The artists to be featured in the Members’ Art Show include Fern Apfel (Kinderhook, NY), Paul Barton (Durham, NY), Carl Berg (Nassau, NY), Brenda Bertin (Pine Plains, NY), Arlene Boehm (Hudson, NY), Gordon Brawn (East Chatham, NY), Kay Castelle (Great Barrington, MA), Norma Cohen (Canaan, NY), John Cooley (Chatham, NY), Christian Dewailly (Spencertown, NY), Elizabeth DiPalma (Ghent, NY), Mary Jo Downey (Alplaus, NY), Diane Fader (Kinderhook, NY), Alan Finger (Ghent, NY), Nick Fritsch (Copake, NY), Leslie Gabosh (Spencertown, NY), Patricia Gravett (Craryville, NY), Judy Grunberg (Valatie, NY), Valerie Hoffman (Elizaville, NY), David Hopkins (Albany, NY), Linda Horn (Spencertown, NY), Karen Hummel (Stuyvesant, NY), Maj Kalfus (Hillsdale, NY), Marybeth Ketz (Hillsdale, NY), Alan Knight (Duanesburg, NY), Maria Kolodziej-Zincio (Hudson, NY), Elizabeth Lombardi (Mill River, MA), Barbara Lax Kranz (Chatham, NY), Paul Miller (Chatham, NY), Wendy Moss (Claverack, NY), Moira O’Grady (Spencertown, NY), Trudi Roth (East Chatham, NY), Julia Rothenberg (Canaan, NY), Lynn Rothenberg (Nassau, NY), Joel Russell (Old Chatham, NY), Anita Schermerhorn (Nassau, NY), Jody Schoenfeld (Valatie, NY), Gerald Seligman (Ghent, NY), Joel Schiller (Valatie, NY), Amy Silberkleit (Gilboa, NY), Cecilia Sinclair (Hudson, NY), Sarah Sterling (Hudson, NY), Willard Ulmer (Chatham, NY), Marlene Vidibor (Ghent, NY), Judith Warren (Malden Bridge, NY), Jacqueline Wilder (Ancram, NY), Steve Wildermuth (Ghent, NY), Barbara Willner (Chatham, NY), Mike Zdeb (Chatham, NY).
Grand Season Opening
5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Lebanon Valley Speedway
1746 US Route 20, West Lebanon
66th Grand Season Opening!
A $3000 To Win Modified Event, All Weekly Divisions Plus Sportsman (No Small Block Modifieds)
$2 - $16
Opening Reception: Flat Broke
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Gallery at 46 Green Street
46 Green Street, Hudson
Chicago Artist has his first show in Hudson!
Come see an exhibition of a selection of work by Stacy Petty called “Flat Broke”. Stacy has recently relocated from Chicago to Hudson, so this will be his first solo show in our community. Previews of the show will be April 20th from 2PM to 5PM. “This work showcases Stacy’s use of a broad range of color. There is a transition from the black and white figurative work to the formation of colorful gesture sculptures. As the representational elements are peeled away, the gesture sculptures take on a life of their own, and then deconstruct or breakdown”, said Dave Schwing, a co-curator of the show. We invite you to join us for art, refreshments, and music.
“Flat Broke” will run through May 29th.
Gallery hours are Saturdays from 1pm-5pm, Sundays from 1:30pm-4pm and by appointment.
Concert – Violinist & Pianist
Roeliff Jansen Community Library
9091 NY-22, Hillsdale
Come enjoy Matthew Lipman, acclaimed American violist, accompanied by Pianist Yi-Fang Huang. The program will include selections from York Bowen, Johannes Brahms and Franz Waxman.
The recipient of a 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, 25-year-old American violist Matthew Lipman has been hailed by the New York Times for his “rich tone and elegant phrasing” and by the Chicago Tribune for his “splendid technique and musical sensitivity.” Mr. Lipman performs internationally as a chamber musician with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and regularly with distinguished artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Mitsuko Uchida, and Pinchas Zukerman. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School, where he continues to serve as teaching assistant. Mr. Lipman performs on a 1700 Matteo Goffriller viola.
Pianist Yi-Fang Huang, a native of Taiwan, received both undergraduate and Masters degrees at Juilliard and a Doctorate at Rutgers University. As soloist, chamber music musician and collaborative pianist, Ms. Huang has performed in prestigious venues in New York City, Los Angeles, Paris and Taiwan. She currently on the faculty at Juilliard and several other music programs.
Valatie Community Theatre
3031 Main Street, Valatie
Kurt Henry & Cheryl Lambert
The 45’s (Michael & Scott O’Leary), Eric Margan, John Parsons, Rick & Marilyn (Rick Warren & Marilyn Miller), Richard Kopyscianski
Sunday, April 22
Time & Space Limited
434 Columbia Street, Hudson
Tennessee Williams and James Laughlin
Join us for snacks and refreshments as we launch The TSL Book Space with a special literary event.
The Luck of Friendship: The Letters of Tennessee Williams and James Laughlin chronicles the unlikely yet enduring literary and personal relationship between a celebrated playwright and the founder of New Directions, which serves to this day as Williams’s publisher. Join the book’s editors – Peggy L. Fox, former president and publisher of New Directions and Tennessee William’s last editor, and Thomas Keith, a consulting editor for New Directions – for a reading and discussion of their new book, moderated by Kevin Sessums, the former executive editor of Interview and contributing editor of Vanity Fair, Allure, and Parade. The TSL Book Space is managed by Karen Schoemer and assisted by Lucas Miller.
Earth Day in the Vineyard
1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
1900 Route 66, Ghent
Earth Day is the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement, dating back to 1970. Since then it has become an internationally recognized day to pay homage to our planet and connect in a special way with the earth.
It was just 12 years ago, in 2006, that the first shipments of vines arrived at our property in late April. They’ve transformed us and our property and our county. We’re celebrating by inviting you to join us in the vineyard on Earth Day 2018. The vines are well established now, and pruning has been done, but we still need to tie the vines to the wires to position them for this year’s growth. If you’ve always wanted to learn more about what happens in the vineyard, we hope you’ll join us for this special event.
The event will consist of instruction and work of tying the vines followed by a tasting of our Estate wines (including barrel samples of the 2017 vintage) accompanied by local foods.
RSVP: Please email us and put “Earth Day’ in the subject line.
Concerts in the Village
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Van Buren Hall
6 Chatham Street, Kinderhook
Franz Schubert – Winterreise
Tenor Jon Morrell and pianist David Smith (CITV Artistic Director) bring their extensive performing experience to bear on Franz Schubert’s haunting Winterreise (“Winter Journey”) of 1827, regarded by many as the most important and challenging song cycle ever written. In Schubert’s intense sequence of songs performers and listeners alike experience an unforgettable succession of wildly varying emotions, a truly memorable passage through maturity.
Along the way Schubert leaves nothing unexplored, from desperate uncertainty to exalted delusion. And in the end a powerful, but frustratingly ambiguous feeling of incompleteness prevails. Throughout the cycle Schubert’s natural imagery is vivid and resonant, each song inspiring in its remarkable beauty. Performers Morrell and Smith have lived with this cycle for many years and are delighted finally to be sharing it with others.
“With this concert Jon and I are especially pleased to be performing in the acoustically special Van Buren Hall of 1874,” says Smith. “The appealing scale of this wonderful space suggests that this will be for our listeners very much like a house concert – with all the immediacy and intimacy that format implies. Neither large nor small, Van Buren Hall is perfect for what we are offering, the journey our listeners will be taking. I know they will feel very much at home. As my own piano has moved to the hall for this concert and two others, I know that I will feel at home, just as Jon and I wish our listeners to be!”
Colonial Revival American Furniture
Roeliff Jansen Museum
8 Miles Road, Copake Falls
An illustrated presentation with David A. Gallager, an expert in American furniture.
David is a Senior Vice President and Executive Director at Doyle Auctions and oversees American Decorative Arts. He is the Senior Appraiser for estate appraisals. David has more than 35 years of experience in the appraisal and cataloging of works of art. He has appraised collections and estates for individuals, international auction companies, museums, and fiduciaries. He is a past-president of the Appraisers Association of America. David also frequently appeared on the PBS television series Antiques Roadshow. David resides in an historic house with a colonial revival porch in the Hillsdale hamlet.
Thursday, April 26
Local History Speaker Series
Hudson Area Library
51 North Fifth Street, Hudson
The History and Work of Preserving the Jan Van Hoesen House, by Ed Klingler.
If you have driven by this distinctive Dutch colonial style house on Route 66 near the Dutch Village Mobile Home Park and wondered about its mysterious presence, now is your chance to learn about its history and significance! The program’s speaker, Ed Klingler, is a co-founder of the Van Hoesen House Historical Foundation and has been a builder specializing in accurate historic restorations for over forty years – an interest cultivated in him by the Van
Hoesen house as a child growing up in Columbia County in the 1960’s.
The Van Hoesen House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. The Preservation League of New York State announced its Seven to Save list at the New York's State Capital in 2009, and Van Hoesen House was second on the list.
“This site exemplifies the themes of Dutch settlement along the Hudson River and its tributaries”, said league president Jay DiLorenzo.
Ruth Piwonka, author on local history and Kinderhook historian, wrote in the nomination of the Van Hoesen House for the National Historic Register: “The Jan Van Hoesen house is one of approximately seven brick dwellings that survive from the first half of the eighteenth century and that represent a colonial architectural style unique to the Dutch community of old Albany County during that period.”
The Van Hoesen House Historical Foundation was founded in 2005 with its primary mission to find a long-term preservation solution for the deteriorating Jan Van Hoesen house, which is located just outside the city of Hudson on State Rt. 66 in the Town of Claverack, NY. The house itself is an exemplary example of Dutch colonial architecture, while the families that have lived there have a deep connection to Columbia County history.
A question and answer period and refreshments will follow the talk.
Open Mic Night
Valatie Community Theatre
3031 Main Street, Valatie
Free to the public and the performers! Join us on the last Thursday of every month to hear local talent! Coffee, tea, water and light refreshments served!
Sign up at 7pm
Friday, April 27
PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century
2980 NY-66, Chatham
This evening-length production of “Rob Day” explores gun culture and our connections to it. In this performance that merges contemporary dance forms with traditional West African dance movement, Rob is a 9mm pistol. The relationships formed on his travels reveal a charisma and influence that is undeniable.
$30 - $35
405 Columbia Street, Hudson
Singer-keyboardist Jarrod Lawson blends blue-eyed soul and smooth jazz in a manner that should appeal to fans of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, Average White Band, Angelique Kidjo, Hall & Oates, Steely Dan, and other smooth and contemporary jazz artists.
In the tradition of Gaye and Wonder, Lawson writes and plays a socially conscious style of music with one foot planted firmly in R&B/soul and the other in jazz. Born in California and raised near Portland, Oregon, Lawson studied a diverse range of composers, all of whose influences you can hear filtering through his own songs. These range from Chopin to Chick Corea, Oscar Peterson to Pastorius, Errol Garner, Ravel, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Bob Marley and, of course, Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder.
Saturday, April 28 - Sunday, April 29
24-Hour Drone 2018
12 p.m. - 12 p.m.
110 S. Front Street, Hudson
Sound as Experience. Sound as Installation. Sound without the tight hands of Time. To honor sound in a space that enhances it and places it in a long-form time schedule that allows it to expand.
Explore. Experiment. Exchange.
An immersive event and all-encompassing experience, 24-HOUR DRONE is a roving, international series presented by Basilica Hudson and Le Guess Who?, featuring musicians and sound artists experimenting within the spectrum of drone to create 24 hours of unbroken, uninterrupted sound.
$36 - $48
Saturday, April 28 Travelling Talks: Justyna Badach
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
5720 State Route 9G, Hudson
As Olana starts the 2018 season, and readies for a new exhibition that looks at costumes and customs from Frederic Church’s Middle Eastern clothing and accessory collection juxtaposed with contemporary artist voices, we start the process of discovery with contemporary artist Justyna Badach. Badach’s work reflects on Middle Eastern and USA landscapes and scenes in the geo-political time that spans both Church and Badach’s experiences. Her illustrated talk presents both her American Landscape works (pulled from early color Western films) and a new series of large, hand-made dichromate photographic prints, made using film stills from ISIS training videos that use gunpowder as a pigment. Badach is a Philadelphia-based artist, educator, and museum professional whose work is in numerous museum and collections. Tea & cake served. Ages 15+
Location: Wagon House Education Center
$5 - $10
LECTURE: Building the Founding Collection of Hudson River School Art at Vassar College
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Van Buren Hall
6 Chatham Street, Kinderhook
What Can You Give Me for Seven Dollars: Building the Founding Collection of Hudson River School Art at Vassar College — an illustrated lecture by Dr. James Mundy, Director Loeb Art Center, Vassar
ABOUT THE COLLECTION:
In 1864, Matthew Vassar, the founder of Vassar College purchased the art collection of the Reverend Elias Lyman Magoon of Albany consisting of around 300 paintings, 3,000 works on paper, plus other works of art and books.
This lecture will explore the colorful figure of Magoon and his efforts to bring original works of art to Vassar for the edification of its students.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Dr. James Mundy is a graduate of Vassar College, returned to campus in 1991 to become the first Anne Hendricks Bass Director of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. He earned his Ph.D. from Princeton University and has held teaching positions at Northwestern University and Mount Holyoke College. From 1986-91 he was the chief curator at the Milwaukee Art Museum. He has published and organized exhibitions on many diverse topics from Italian Renaissance art to American art and the history of photography.
$15 - $20
Portrait of An Artist
Spencertown Academy Arts Center
790 NY-203, Spencertown
Breaking News! One night only performance featuring Linda Lavin and Steve Bakunas.
This event features Ms. Lavin and Mr. Bakunas in a 90-minute intimate evening during which she answers questions about her life and career, posed by her painter husband, while he paints her portrait on stage. An evening of warmth, romance, humor and nostalgia, the couple has previously performed the program at venues around the country.
Cocktail reception following the performance.
Classics on Hudson
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
327 Warren Street, Hudson
‘Not Your Father’s Chamber Music’ – Seraph Brass” A Devilishly Delightful Quintet
Seraph Brass blows away pre-conceived notions that only boys play trumpet and girls play flute. Members of this all-female brass collective have played for Adele, Placido Domingo, Roberta Flack, and Kayne West to name a few. For their show at Hudson Hall, audiences have the opportunity to hear some of the world’s most beloved classical and contemporary music. Highlights include Giacomo Puccini’s Nessun Dorma from Turnadot, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy, Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 by Franz Liszt and selections from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story
$25 - $40
Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys
Valatie Community Theatre
3031 Main Street, Valatie
One of our most popular shows last year! Jim Gaudet is a singer songwriter from Albany, NY. he has teamed together with the Railroad Boys to present a unique style of music. Self described as “hillbilly rock and roll”, it could be described as a cross between bluegrass, Americana and roots music. It can also be described as a whole lot of fun!
Acoustic Roots Music
405 Columbia Street, Hudson
The Steel Wheels perform a modern take on classic American roots music, blending blues, bluegrass, folk, old-timey, gospel, country, and fiddle tunes with an occasional hint of rock ‘n’ roll energy. The quartet, which hails from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, features an old-time blend of acoustic fiddle, guitar, bass, and mandolin and four-part vocal harmonies sung into a single microphone, updated with a modern soul and spirit. Fans of Mumford and Sons, the Avett Brothers, and Old Crow Medicine will appreciate the group’s delicate straddling of the fine line between traditional and modern.
$20 - $25
Sunday, April 22
Earth Day Clean Up and Festival
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Rip Van Winkle Lake
Route 23C Tannersville
Collaborating with environmentally-conscious local organizations, MTP is holding the first annual Earth Day Event. It will be on April 22nd, from 1-4pm at the Pavilion at Rip Van Winkle Park. You’ll have the opportunity to help clean up the park, learn about what’s going on from local organizations, listen to live music and participate in kid-appropriate activities. Wear boots and appropriate clothing -- we’ll supply all the rest! Food for sale. First 10 participants get a prize! For information, feel free to email email@example.com
Celebrate Earth Day with the MTHS
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Mountaintop Historical Society
5132 Route 23A, Haines Falls
Explore Sloan Gorge and Snake Rocks, two Woodstock Land Conservancy Preserves. Hike with Catskill Geology Prof. Robert Titus in the picturesque hidden Sloan Gorge canyon (1.5 miles). Explore an interpreted trail of distinctive Catskill geological features. If there is enough time and interest, an optional hike to Snake Rocks Preserve (1.5 miles) will be coordinated by MTHS VP Adrienne Larys. Snake Rocks is an enchanting mountain top bluestone quarry with panoramic views of the Catskills. Meet at the MTHS Visitors’ Center at 8:30 a.m. for carpooling, or meet at the Sloan Gorge parking area at 9:30 a.m. (2195 Stoll Road, Woodstock). Parking is very limited at both Preserves and carpooling is encouraged. No dogs on these hikes at the request of the Woodstock Land Conservancy. Rating: Moderate — rough ground with a few steep sections and rock scrambles.
MTHS does not require membership for hike participation however, we encourage you to join as a member or make a donation to the MTHS to support our work. We do request that you register for each hike. Participants can register on our contacts page or by calling (518) 589-6657. Please leave your name, phone number, and # in your party. Schedule subject to change. The latest information is available on our web site http://www.mths.org. Notification of changes, including cancellations due to weather will be made on the web site up to the day of any given hike.
Monday, April 23
Free - Kids Performing Arts Classes Every Monday!
LUMBERYARD Contemporary Performing Arts is pleased to present LUMBERYARD Young Performers, a FREE weekly after-school program in the performing arts, in collaboration with the Catskill Community Center. Greene County School District students ages 9-16 can learn about all different types of performance with LUMBERYARD’s Melanie George and a roster of professional performing artists from New York City! Come try clowning, contemporary dance, puppetry, acting, African dance, and more!
• 4-4:50pm for ages 13-16
• 5-5:50pm for ages 9-12
LUMBERYARD Young Performers get to try a new form of performing arts every Monday afternoon throughout the school year. The program will culminate in an optional showing of student choreography for friends and family in June. Sign up online or at the Catskill Community Center!
Wednesday, April 25
Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center
6050 Main Street, Tannersville
What would you do if a Wandering Wizard, accompanied by a band of Dwarves, drew you into a quest for treasure where you’d be certain to face grave dangers, both known and mysterious? Discover hobbit Bilbo Baggins’ response to this dilemma in No Strings Marionette Company’s new production. This fantasy adventure story, first published in 1937 by British author J.R.R. Tolkien, introduces the Middle Earth characters that later take part in The Lord of The Rings Trilogy.
Puppeteers Dan Baginski and Barbara Paulson have toured America together for over sixteen years. These Vermont artisans lovingly hand craft the marionettes, props and scenery. Their traveling stage transforms any space into an intimate theater, where the seamless blend of movement, music and masterful manipulation captivates young and old alike.
With puppeteers in full view, you’ll see how the puppets are brought to life, whether for an original tale or an adaptation of a classic.
Engage your senses inside the enchanting world of marionettes.
Friday, April 27
Cabin Fever Dance
7 p.m. - 11 p.m.
36 South Street, Windham
The Windham Chamber of Commerce and Windham Mountain Resort invite you to end the winter doldrums and welcome spring with a fun evening of dancing! Live Music with Lex Grey, Alana Wyld, and friends. Cash bar and food for purchase. $10 donation, 50/50 raffle. All proceeds go toward ongoing community events hosted by the Windham Chamber of Commerce.
Bash Bish Falls comes to the Library
On view through April 30
Hudson Area Library
51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)
518-828-1792 x 101
An exhibit about Bash Bish Falls, produced by and first shown at Roeliff Jansen Historical Society, is on display in the library’s Community Room until the end of April. The exhibit celebrates the rich history of the Falls—one of New England’s tallest and most dramatic waterfalls. Bash Bish has been the Roe Jan region’s single biggest attraction for more than 150 years. The exhibit presents the geology of the falls, early Native American mythology, the artists associated with the Hudson River School of Art who painted the falls, several commercial enterprises, and the efforts to preserve and protect this spectacular cascade. In addition there will be a related video installation at the History Room of the library and anyone who wishes to have their images of Bash Bish included in the installation can send to programs @hudsonarealibrary.org The exhibit was originally curated by Greg Keffer and Darin Johnson.
On view through June 10
Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street
“For over 27 years, Carrie Haddad Gallery has prided itself on exhibiting some of the finest artworks in the Hudson Valley, from breathtaking Hudson River School-style landscapes to intense and unforgettable abstract-expressionist works. Now, its time for something a little different…. Peculiar Rarities is exactly what it sounds like. The exhibition includes media from porcelain to Play-Doh, and subject matter that includes icebergs, Victorian steampunk characters, conniving housewives, and Judy Garland. From the moment you walk through the door, each space will house its own experience: here, spectral and Seuss-like; there, off-kilter and gritty, all of it richly blending beauty with provocation….” Twelve artists are showing their work in this exhibition.