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October 31, 2018 01:27 pm

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1 - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4

TSL Films

n Liyana — Under the guidance of acclaimed South African storyteller, Gcina Mhlophe, five orphaned children from Swaziland craft a collective fairytale drawn from their darkest memories and brightest dreams. Their fictional character, Liyana, is brought to life in innovative animated artwork as she embarks on a perilous quest to rescue her young twin brothers. As the children’s real and imagined worlds begin to converge, they must choose what kind of story they will tell. This genre-defying film weaves an original animated hero’s journey with poetic documentary scenes to create an inspiring tale of perseverance. The winner of more than 25 jury and audience awards and screened at more than 80 film festivals around the world. In English and siSwati with subtitles. 2018. 1h 17 m.

n On Her Shoulders — The life of 23-year-old Nadia Murad (winner of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize) is a dizzying array of exhausting undertakings – from testifying before the U.N. to visiting refugee camps to soul-bearing media interviews and one-on-one meetings with top government officials. With deep compassion and a formal precision and elegance that matches Nadia’s calm and steely demeanor, filmmaker Alexandria Bombach follows this strong-willed young woman, who survived the 2014 genocide of the Yazidis in Northern Iraq and escaped the hands of ISIS to become a relentless beacon of hope for her people, even when at times she longs to lay aside this monumental burden and simply have an ordinary life. In English and Arabic with subtitles. 2018. 1h 36 m.

n The War at Home — Oscar-nominated for Best Documentary, the film explores the ten-year history of antiwar resistance in one American town, Madison, Wisconsin, as a microcosm of the national Antiwar Movement in the ’60s & early ’70s. Interviews with student activists, police, and Vietnam vets illuminate a trove of rare archival film, from the earliest antiwar protest in 1963 to the end of the U.S. role in Vietnam. This vital work of politically-charged non-fiction is newly restored in 4K and re-released in, yet, another period of U.S. political conflict and turmoil. 1979. 1h 40 m.

n The Grief of Others — Based on Leah Hager Cohen’s critically acclaimed novel. From filmmaker Patrick Wang (A Bread Factory: Part 1 and Part 2). The Ryries have suffered a loss: the death of a baby just fifty-seven hours after his birth. Without words to express their grief, the parents, John and Ricky, try to return to their previous lives. The couple’s children, responding to the unnamed tensions around them, begin to act out in exquisitely idiosyncratic ways. But as the family members scatter into private, isolating grief, an unexpected visitor arrives, and they find themselves growing more alert to the hurt, humor, warmth, and burdens of others – to the grief that is part of every human life but that also carries within it the power to draw us together. 2018. 1h 43 m.

n Lizzie — A psychological thriller that reveals many layers of the strange and fragile Lizzie Borden, who stood accused of the infamous 1892 axe murder of her family in Fall River, Massachusetts. An unmarried woman of 32 and a social outcast, Lizzie (Chloë Sevigny) lives a claustrophobic life under her father’s cold and domineering control. When Bridget Sullivan (Kristen Stewart), a young maid, comes to work for the family, Lizzie finds a sympathetic, kindred spirit, and a secret intimacy soon blossoms into a wicked plan. 2018. 1h 46 m.

n Ingmar Bergman Centennial: Cries and Whispers (1972) — This existential drama revolves around two sisters, Karin (Ingrid Thulin) and Maria (Liv Ullmann), keeping vigil for a third, Agnes (Harriet Andersson), who is dying of cancer and who finds solace only in the arms of a beatific servant (Kari Sylwan). Winner of an Oscar for the color photography of Sven Nykvist. In Swedish with subtitles. 1972. 1h 31 m.

n King of Hearts (1966) — During World War I, Scottish soldier Private Plumpick is sent on a mission to a French village to disarm a bomb set by the German army. He encounters a strange town occupied by the residents of the local psychiatric hospital who escaped after the villagers deserted. Assuming roles like Bishop, Duke, barber, and circus ringmaster, they warmly accept the visitor as their King of Hearts. With his bomb-defusing mission looming, Plumpick starts to prefer the acceptance of the insane locals over the insanity of the war raging outside. Since its debut, King of Hearts has become a worldwide cult favorite and stands out as one of Philippe de Broca’s most memorable films. Fifty years after its original release, this satirical look at the absurdities of war is presented in a gorgeous new restoration. In English, French, and German with subtitles. 1966. 1h 42 m.

n Schedule and tickets at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Limited., 434 Columbia Street

Friday, November 2

Wood Fired Pizza Pop Up!

4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Olde York Farm Distillery & Cooperage

284 State Route 23, Claverack

845-480-1237

www.oldeyorkfarm.com

Be Golden Farm is coming to Olde York Farm for the last time this season with their sourdough farm pizzas! They grow most on the ingredients used to make their delicious pizzas.

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

7:30 p.m.

Germantown Central School cafetorium

1 Clermont Ave, Germantown

GCS Drama Club is excited to perform its fall drama club production, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. The show brings to life six of Charles Schulz’s beloved Peanuts characters, with a book by John Gordon and music by Clark Gesner and Andrew Lippa. This production features a cast of six students ranging from the eighth grade to the eleventh grade. Additionally, there will be a handful of students playing alongside adult musicians in the pit orchestra, working on the tech crew and stage crew, and assisting in other areas. Each performance is anticipated to last for approximately two hours, including a fifteen-minute intermission at which soft drinks and dessert items will be sold for a dollar each.

The core production team consists of Lois McClarnon (director), Lynne Czajka (choreographer and vocal director), and Daniel Galliher (drama club advisor and pit orchestra director). This is the first time the GCS Drama Club has performed “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” and the cast, crew, and production team hope to have a full house at every performance.

$5 – $10

Friday, November 2

Grammy-Winner Folk-Rock Singer

8 p.m.

Grammy Award-winning folk-rock singer songwriter Marc Cohn, best known for the hit song, “Walking in Memphis,” will be in Hudson to perform an intimate gig.

Club Helsinki

405 Columbia Street, Hudson

518-828-4800

www.helsinkihudson.com

Cohn’s distinctive, soulful vocals and his gift for melody have made him one of his generation’s most acclaimed singer-songwriters. The list of performers with whom he has collaborated reads like a who’s who of all-time folk-rock greats, including Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Jackson Browne, Suzanne Vega, Jimmy Webb, Roseanne Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Aimee Mann, India.Arie, and Patty Griffin.Doubling on piano and guitar, Cohn draws from a rich catalog of original compositions. He paid tribute to his influences in a stunning album called “Listening Booth: 1970,” on which he transformed songs from that key year by such artists as Cat Stevens, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Van Morrison, Smokey Robinson, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Bread into Marc Cohn songs.

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of his platinum-selling debut album, in 2016 Cohn released “Careful What You Dream: Lost Songs and Rarities” and the bonus album, “Evolution of a Record,” featuring never-before-heard songs and demos dating back to years before his debut album and the Grammy Award that followed.

$45 – $55

Saturday, November 3

Brooklyn Raga Massive

7 p.m.

Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

518-822-1438

www.hudsonhall.org

The wildly popular collective of forward thinking musicians rooted in and inspired by the classical music of India, performs a live film score to the 1973 animated sci-fi classic, Fantastic Planet. The film, directed by Rene Laloux and written by Laloux and Roland Topor, is a surreal journey to the future with powerful allusions to the challenges of today. Brooklyn Raga Massive’s raga-drenched live film score brings the experience of this psychedelic cult hit to new heights.

Fire Truck Pine Box Derby

10:30 a.m.

FASNY Museum of Firefighting

117 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson

518-822-1875

www.fasnyfiremuseum.com

Perplexed by pumpers? Really confused about rescues? The “Wheel of Fire Trucks” game show is back to help you learn about them all! Then pick your favorite truck to build and decorate, and send your racer down the track. Kids will be able to keep their racers, and prizes will be awarded for the fastest times. If you feel the need, the need for speed, this is the program for you! This program is suitable for children ages 5 and up. Reservations are required to ensure your child has a racer to build, as supplies are limited. Reservations will be taken until the program is filled, so call today!

Free

Ukulele Jam

10:30 a.m., 12 p.m.

Chatham Public Library

11 Woodbridge Ave, Chatham

518-392-3666

www.chatham.lib.ny.us

Sing, strum, play! It’s more fun to play in a group. All ages are welcome to our Ukulele James, led by Carmen Borgia, singer, songwriter and ukulele player extraordinaire! Leave your inhibition at home. Ukes will be available, including several you can borrow to take home.

Author Event

4 p.m.

Roeliff Jansen Community Library

9091 NY-22, Hillsdale

518-325-4101

www.roejanlibrary.org

New Marlborough, MA, author/historian Leslie Wheeler will speak about her new novel Rattlesnake Hill.

In this book, the first in Wheeler’s new series, Berkshire Hilltown Mysteries, a Boston woman travels to the Berkshires to solve a family mystery—the identity of a nameless beauty in an old photograph belonging to an ancestor.

“….an atmospheric series set in the Berkshires…Vivid descriptions in this intricately plotted novel will remind readers of Sharyn McCrumb’s Appalachian tales with their strong sense of place.”—Lesa Holstine, starred review in Library Journal.

“Rattlesnake Hill is a riveting tale of past and present, innocence and evil, that kept me turning the pages far into the night”—Barbara Ross, Agatha-nominated author of the Maine Clambake Mysteries

Award-winning author of American history books and biographies, Leslie Wheeler has written three living history mysteries: Murder at Plimoth Plantation, Murder at Gettysburg, and Murder at Spouters Point prior to beginning the Berkshire Hilltown Mystery series. Leslie divides her time between Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Berkshires.

Artist on Art: Umber Majeed

5 p.m.

Olana

5720 State Route 9G, Hudson

518-828-1872

www.olana.org

Artists offer a unique lens with which to “read” an artist’s home & landscape. This season The Olana Partnership (TOP) partners with the Institute for Arab and Islamic Art (IAIA) in NYC to bring a dynamic mix of contemporary artists to Olana to layer their perceptions of Middle Eastern influences in Church’s home of American landscape painting. During this series, artists use many disciplines and “poetic license” to talk about Olana and the exhibition, Costume & Custom with concepts and connections that are unique to the guide. This is not a traditional house tour! Artist-led tours are accompanied by The Olana Partnership’s Director of Education and end with a glass of wine and a snack on the piazza near sunset.

Umber Majeed is a multidisciplinary visual artist. Her art training in Pakistan, New York, and Lebanon has activated a mapping of her cultural hybridity to negotiate tactics of sociality as an American born and raised, Pakistani-descent Muslim, woman of color. Majeed’s practice attempts to unpack the temporalities within South Asia as site, familial archival material, popular culture, and modern nation state narratives. The humor, lush visuality, and broken perspective/composition within the speculative fiction, drawings, collages, and animations seek to make visible the outlines of cultural alienation and systematic violence. Her current projects engage with familial archives to explore specifics of Pakistani state and urban infrastructure through a feminist lens. She lives and works between New York, USA and Lahore, Pakistan. Majeed received her MFA from Parsons the New School for Design in 2016 and graduated from Beaconhouse National University in Lahore, Pakistan in 2013. In July 2017, she completed the HWP fellowship at Ashkal Alwan in Beirut, Lebanon. Majeed has shown in venues across Pakistan, North America, and Europe. Recent group exhibitions include; ‘The Divided Self’, The Slought Foundation, Philadelphia (2012), ‘Ornate Activate’, Shirin Gallery, New York (2015), and “The Museum: Within and Without”, The State Hermitage Museum, St.Petersburg, Russia (2015), “welcome to what we took from is the state”, Queens Museum, New York (2016), and ‘Promises to Keep’, apexart, New York.(2017).

$10 – $15

Brooklyn Raga Massive: Fantastic Planet

7 p.m.

Hudson Hall

327 Warren Street, Hudson

(518) 822-1438

www.hudsonhall.org

Brooklyn Raga Massive, the wildly popular collective of forward thinking musicians rooted in and inspired by the classical music of India, performs a live film score to the 1973 animated sci-fi classic Fantastic Planet. The film, directed by René Laloux and written by Laloux and Roland Topor, is a surreal journey to the future with powerful allusions to the challenges of today. Brooklyn Raga Massive’s raga-drenched live film score brings the experience of this psychedelic cult hit to new heights.

$30 – $35

Halloween Karaoke Night

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

The Copake Grange

628 Empire Road, Copake

518-329-5932

Two of Us Productions teams up with the Grange to bring back this popular event. Come in Halloween costume (if you wish) for a night of singing, dancing or listening to the best of Copake.

Spend Saturday night taking your turn on the stage to sing your favorite songs.

From the Monster Mash to Thriller to standards by Sinatra or current hits by Justin Beiber, there’s sure to be a song that’ll get you doing the Zombie and singing along. And maybe will even get you on stage!

This event is another great live event in a season of music and theater at the Grange.

$5

Imperfectly Perfect

7 p.m.

Club Helsinki

405 Columbia Street, Hudson

518-828-4800

www.helsinkihudson.com

Family in the 21st Century

Members of the Bard College Conservatory of Music Graduate Vocal Arts Program (VAP), under the direction of world-renowned soprano Dawn Upshaw, present “Imperfectly Perfect: An Exploration of Family in the 21st Century,” a self-curated concert of contemporary American music exploring the ever-changing and complicated role of family in the 21st century. The music will range from the avant-garde compositions of George Rochberg to the cinematic music of Guggenheim Fellowship award winner Jake Heggie, and will feature selections from renowned and well-loved theater composer Stephen Sondheim.

Free

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

7:30 p.m.

Germantown Central School cafetorium

1 Clermont Ave, Germantown

GCS Drama Club is excited to perform its fall drama club production, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

The show brings to life six of Charles Schulz’s beloved Peanuts characters, with a book by John Gordon and music by Clark Gesner and Andrew Lippa. This production features a cast of six students ranging from the eighth grade to the eleventh grade. Additionally, there will be a handful of students playing alongside adult musicians in the pit orchestra, working on the tech crew and stage crew, and assisting in other areas. Each performance is anticipated to last for approximately two hours, including a fifteen-minute intermission at which soft drinks and dessert items will be sold for a dollar each.

The core production team consists of Lois McClarnon (director), Lynne Czajka (choreographer and vocal director), and Daniel Galliher (drama club advisor and pit orchestra director). This is the first time the GCS Drama Club has performed “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” and the cast, crew, and production team hope to have a full house at every performance. A month after this show is presented, the fifth through eighth grade students in the Germantown Junior Drama program will present The Aristocats on Friday, December 7th.

$5 – $10

Wild Heart – A tribute to Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks

8 p.m.

Valatie Community Theatre

3031 Main Street, Valatie

518-758-1309

www.valatiecommunitytheatre.org

Wild Heart – A Tribute To Stevie Nicks & Fleetwood Mac is a highly reverent tribute to one of the most legendary bands and it’s near-mythical and storied leading lady, Stevie Nicks… Based in Springfield, MA, Wild Heart combines spot-on renditions of Fleetwood Mac’s most legendary compositions with a platinum plated play list of Ms. Stevie Nicks best solo career material… Great pains are taken to replicate the sound and feel of a Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks show. From the quiet and sensually intense charisma of Stevie Nicks’ presence and vocal stylings, to the powerfully vivid and accurate reproductions of Lindsey Buckingham’s guitar style and Christie McVie’s piano and keyboard technique… The strikingly unique and solid rhythm section of Mic Fleetwood and John McVie are understood, reproduced, and brought to life by our two exceptional touring professionals while also adhering to the characteristic percussive sound of the Stevie Nicks solo production…

Wild Heart is the authentic Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks experience!

$15

Sunday, November 4

“Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sleep But Were Too Tired To Ask”

2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (Corner of State Street)

518.828.1792 x101

programs@hudsonarealibrary.org

A health talk and discussion with Dr. Paul Spector. In this second in a series of health talks Dr. Spector discusses the topic of sleep. “Our appreciation of the consequences of sleep loss has grown over the last 50 years and now includes impaired learning, memory, decision making, and reaction time, increased risk of hypertension, seizure and migraine and many more,” Dr. Spector states. Dr. Spector earned his medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. After years of clinical experience, he formed Pantheon and Meaningful Fitness . Over the past 15 years, his focus has been on preventive health, behavioral change, motivation, aging, meaningful goal-setting, and how to apply scientific advances to maximize both physical and psychological peak fitness. Dr. Spector works with private clients and corporations in New York City and Hudson. He is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post where he reports on the often confusing and contradictory news on health. He has written on a wide range of topics including the effect of sedentary behavior on health and cognition, diet and depression, blood sugar levels and brain function, anti-ageing techniques, cancer detection, new research on muscle, and much more. The class is free and wheelchair accessible. There will be healthy refreshments by local vendors following the program.

The 35th Annual Super Swapmeet

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Lebanon Valley Speedway

1746 US Route 20, West Lebanon

518-794-9606

www.lebanonvalley.com

The 35Th Annual Super Swapmeet, Over 500 Vendors, Circle Track, Dirt, Asphalt, Drags, Karts, Collectibles & Much More!!

Rain Or Shine Event!!!

Open Day – Equine Advocates

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Equine Advocates

3212 State Route 66, Chatham

518-245-1599

www.equineadvocates.org

If you are going to be in the area, please come and visit us! We know you will have a great time meeting our rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules as well as our adorable goats, Charlotte, Jakey and Cello. You will learn where they came from and why they needed to be rescued. It will be a fun, educational experience for all!

Please feel free to picnic at our pond and enjoy one of the most beautiful and serene spots at the sanctuary.

Free

Thursday, November 8

Opening Reception

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Hudson Area Library

51 North Fifth Street, Hudson

518-828-1792

www.hudsonarealibrary.org

“Colors of Columbia County”, a photographic exhibit by the members of the Columbia County Photo Club will be the latest exhibition in the Hudson Area Library’s community room. The theme of “Colors of Columbia County” was chosen to give the photo artists the opportunity and freedom to explore the power of color in the pictures they make. This will be the eighth year for the Club’s annual show, which is hosted by the Friends of The Hudson Area Library. It is an exciting show for the members because they not only display their work, but they also are able to help aid the good work of the Friends of the Library by donating 30% of the sales to the Friends, who support library programs and collections.

On view through December 21 during library open hours.

The Columbia County Photo Club is very casual and without dues. It was formed to bring photographers of all ages and skill levels together for the common purpose of promoting artist growth. Meeting on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 6-8 pm in the library Community Room, we welcome all to join us. If, you have just come by your first camera or, if you have cabinet full cameras, stop by and check us out.

Region’s All-Stars Jam Session

8 p.m.

Club Helsinki

405 Columbia Street, Hudson

518-828-4800

www.helsinkihudson.com

26th Annual Pro Jam!

The region’s top musicians will join together for an evening of jamming. This time out, the core band will feature Jay Collins (sax, keys), Myles Mancuso (guitar, vocals), Jeremy Baum (keys), Kyle Esposito (bass, vocals), and Sonny Rock (drums).

The Club Helsinki Pro Jam is a bimonthly event, with dozens of professional musicians from the greater Hudson Valley region having taken part since it was launched in summer 2013.

The event welcomes all working musicians in the region to sit in for a freewheeling jam.

Free

Friday, November 9 - sunday, november 11

Storyhorse Documentary Theater presents The Face of It

Friday & Saturday at 7 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m.

Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

518-822-1438

www.hudsonhall.org

Three new one-act plays written by Jeremy Davidson and directed by Mary Stuart Masterson & Jeremy Davidson – Storyhorse is a documentary project inspired by conversations with community members, historical documents, and other primary sources – The Face of It features semi-staged readings of three one-act documentary plays: The Call of the Sasquatch, based on recorded Squatch hunts with Gayle Beatty and psychic medium Johnny Angel; In Her Shoes, where Ulster County BOCES principal Gary Suraci and Genna Suraci visit their mother in a nursing home and step into a new stage of life; and The Weight, where a young woman from Ballston Lake is forced to make an impossible choice that challenges her relationship to God and family.

Friday, November 9

Storyhorse Documentary Theater

7 p.m.

Hudson Hall

327 Warren Street, Hudson

(518) 822-1438

hudsonhall.org

The Face of It: Three One-Act Plays

The Face of It features semi-staged readings of three one-act documentary plays: The Call of the Sasquatch, based on recorded Squatch hunts with Gayle Beatty and psychic medium Johnny Angel; In Her Shoes, where Ulster County BOCES principal Gary Suraci and Genna Suraci visit their mother Lena in a Poughkeepsie nursing home and step into a new stage of life together; The Weight, a young woman from Ballston Lake is forced to make an impossible choice that challenges her relationship to God and family.

$25 – $30

Stargazing Party

7 p.m.

Lake Taghkanic State Park

1528 Route 82, Ancram

(518) 851-3631

www.parks.ny.gov/parks/38/details.aspx

The Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association hosts a monthly stargazing party in the West Beach parking lot. Bring your own telescopes and binoculars or use those provided by our members. RSVP is required at least one day beforehand. You will be asked to provide your license plate number and make/model car so Park Management and Police have a record of who will be in park after hours.

Free

Saturday, November 10

Artist’s Talk

3 p.m.

Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House

327 Warren Street

518-822-1438

www.hudsonhall.org

Scott Benedict, whose exhibition, Kahnscious: Photographing Architecture, opened at Hudson Hall on October 27 and can be seen through January 20, will talk with Chris Perry, Principal, pneumastudio; and Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Graduate Education at Rensselaer Architecture – This is a free event, but reservations are recommended.

Capturing the View

Artists’ reception 5 to 7 p.m.

Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street

518-828-1915

www.carriehaddadgallery.com

Now in its 27th year, Carrie Haddad Gallery continues to honor the tradition of landscape painting in the Hudson River Valley with a group exhibit of esteemed, local landscape artists. – Selected artists include Tracy Helgeson, Sue Bryan, Eileen Murphy, Jane Bloodgood-Abrams, Harry Orlyk, Paul Chojnowski, David Konigsberg, Forrest Burch, and John Kelly. On view through January 6, 2019.

Poetry Saturday-Poetry Games

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Chatham Public Library

11 Woodbridge Ave, Chatham

518-392-3666

www.chatham.lib.ny.us

Writing (and reading) poetry can be a serious endeavor. Poetry games, however, invite you to stimulate your creativity by playing with words, thinking outside the box, and having some fun. Leave your preconceived notions (and maybe your seriousness) behind, and just relax for awhile. Who knows what will be created? All ages invited.

Ukulele Jam

10:30 a.m., 12 p.m.

Chatham Public Library

11 Woodbridge Ave, Chatham

518-392-3666

www.chatham.lib.ny.us

Sing, strum, play! It’s more fun to play in a group. All ages are welcome to our Ukulele James, led by Carmen Borgia, singer, songwriter and ukulele player extraordinaire! Leave your inhibition at home. Ukes will be available, including several you can borrow to take home.

Furnace Fest

12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Copake Iron Works Historic Site

33 Valley View Rd, Copake

518-329-3993

www.friendsoftsp.org

Annual celebration of the iconic blast furnace at the historic Copake Iron Works.

From noon to 2pm a picnic lunch will be served along with music, raffles and a bonfire to take the edge of the autumn chill. This year’s celebration will feature docent-led tours of the Iron Works Museum and a scavenger hunt for young people along the Iron Works Heritage trail.

Make Your Own Herb-Infused Holiday Candles

1 p.m.

Clermont State Historic Site

1 Clermont Avenue, Germantown

518-537-4240

www.FriendsofClermont.org

Just in time for the holidays! using dried herbs, create aromatic and colorful homemade candles. Join us in educational and fun nature- and garden-based activities open to ages 8 to 108! Workshops will be held in the Clermont Cottage.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. $10 per person, children 12 and under are FREE. Registration is required and can be made by calling (518) 537-6622.

$10

Olana’s Landscape through a Plein Air Painter’s Eye

3 p.m.

5720 State Route 9G, Hudson

518-828-1872

www.olana.org

Join local artist Geoffrey Leckie as he leads a hike along Church’s carriage roads seeing Olana the place and the Hudson River views through a painter’s eye. Leckie is a painter and explorer enamored by the natural effects of light, shadow and atmosphere in the natural world and is a frequent plein air painter. He studied at the University of Virginia School of Architecture and School of Art, loves the Hudson Valley but has travelled throughout Ireland, France and Italy, Romania, India, Morocco, Vietnam and Syria, and is charming about his craft.

$10 – $15

Olana

Artist Talk

3 p.m.

Hudson Hall

327 Warren Street, Hudson

(518) 822-1438

www.hudsonhall.org

Kahnscious – Photographic Architecture

This artist talk is moderated by Chris Perry (Principal, pneumastudio; Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Graduate Education, Rensselaer Architecture).

Free

Author Event

3:30 p.m.

Chatham Public Library

11 Woodbridge Ave, Chatham

518-392-3666

www.chatham.lib.ny.us

Emily Arnold McCully will speak and discuss her new inspiring book, She Did It, about 21 fascinating women of the 20th Century who were bold enough to ignore the status quo and change the way we think. They are a varied group, ranging from Alice Waters to Ida Tarbell to Rachel Carson to Isadora Duncan to Billie Jean King.

Emily McCully received her BA at Brown University and her MA in Art History at Columbia University. She now lives in Columbia County.

She has written numerous books that she usually illustrates herself. She has received many awards for her books, including a Caldecott Medal. She published two novels early in her career, but now often writes non-fiction about forgotten women and brave girls. She Did It appeals to children and adults alike.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Chatham Public Library, McCully’s talk is a continuation of the groups’ Authors and Artists series. The free event is open to the public and will be followed by a question and answer session, book sale, and reception.

Singer/Songwriter Performs

5 p.m.

Roeliff Jansen Community Library

9091 NY-22, Hillsdale

518-325-4101

www.roejanlibrary.org

Singer/songwriter Linda Worster, accompanying herself on guitar, will bring her mix of original songs and well-known cover tunes to Hillsdale.

Linda is a dedicated songmaker, vocalist and musician. Her music and lyrics proclaim the joy and explore the struggle of inner discovery. She has performed in various venues throughout New England, New York, and New Jersey. She has also opened for many well-known artists over the years including Livingston Taylor, Harry Chapin, Joan Baez, Richie Havens, and Taj Mahal.

Storyhorse Documentary Theater

7 p.m.

Hudson Hall

327 Warren Street, Hudson

(518) 822-1438

www.hudsonhall.org

The Face of It: Three One-Act Plays

The Face of It features semi-staged readings of three one-act documentary plays: The Call of the Sasquatch, based on recorded Squatch hunts with Gayle Beatty and psychic medium Johnny Angel; In Her Shoes, where Ulster County BOCES principal Gary Suraci and Genna Suraci visit their mother Lena in a Poughkeepsie nursing home and step into a new stage of life together; The Weight, a young woman from Ballston Lake is forced to make an impossible choice that challenges her relationship to God and family.

$25 – $30

Volume Reading & Music Series

7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

The Spotty Dog Books & Ale

440 Warren Street, Hudson

518-671-6006

www.thespottydog.com

...presents Chaya Bhuvaneswar, Madelaine Lucas, Sadie Dupuis, and Jessica Evans….

Chaya Bhuvaneswar is a physician and writer with work in Narrative Magazine, Tin House, Electric Lit, The Rumpus, The Millions, Joyland, Michigan Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. Her debut story collection, White Dancing Elephants, was released in October.

Madelaine Lucas is the author of the 2018 Elizabeth Jolley Prize-winning story, “Ruins.” Her writing has appeared in The Believer, Paris Review Daily, Literary Hub and The Lifted Brow. She is a senior editor at NOON annual and an MFA candidate at Columbia University.

Sadie Dupuis is a poet and musician. She is best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist for Speedy Ortiz. Under the stage name Sad13, Sadie released a solo album called Slugger. Mouthguard, her debut poetry collection, will be released on November 1st.

Jessica Hornik is the author of A Door on the River, her first book. Her poems have appeared in the Atlantic, Poetry, the New Republic, the Times Literary Supplement, the Yale Review, and many other publications. She lives in a hamlet on the Mohawk River and works as a freelance editor.

Readings will be followed by a DJ set by Danniel Schoonebeek and author book signing. For more information, including full author bios, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/volumehudson

Neo-Rockabilly

9 p.m.

Club Helsinki

405 Columbia Street, Hudson

518-828-4800

www.helsinkihudson.com

Celebrating over a quarter-century of music-making, Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys bring their swinging brand of neo-rockabilly to Hudson. Longtime Helsinki favorite Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles will warm up the crowd for Big Sandy.

Led from the beginning by Robert Williams, aka Big Sandy, the Fly-Rite Boys have expanded its musical scope over the last three decades from its roots in rockabilly – which garnered them a place in the Rockabilly Hall of Fame – to incorporate a wide range of pre- and early-rock ‘n’ roll influences, including Western swing, honkytonk, doo-wop, and country boogie.

Hearing Big Sandy instantly puts a listener in mind of early greats like Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Buck Owens, Chuck Berry, and, of course, Elvis Presley.

Over the last three decades, Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys have kept up a constant cycle of traveling back and forth across the lower 48, then traveling to Europe and beyond, spreading the gospel of old-fashioned American rockabilly. They bring with them a brand of American music that has earned them an induction into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, several national television appearances, guest spots on The Grand Ole Opry, and a slew of adoring fans.

Boston-based twang-rocker Sarah Borges mines early rock ‘n’ roll styles as well as their roots and tributaries, including country, blues, R&B, and country-punk, on her way toward making new indie-rock with the immediacy and passion of 1950s and early-’60s music. Hers is a unique blend that could be the soundtrack of a David Lynch film, drawing equally on influences as diverse as Dolly Parton, Mahalia Jackson, X, Sid Vicious, Merle Haggard, Smokey Robinson, and bubblegum pop. She cuts an alluring figure onstage, and was seemingly born to play rock ‘n’ roll.

$15 – $18

Saturday, November 17

Kahnscious: Photographing Architecture: Exhibition Tour

2 p.m.

518-822-1328

www.hudsonhall.org

Artist Scott Benedict’s tour has been filled.

Film Screening – My Architect: A Son’s Journey (2003) – Written and directed by Nathanial Kahn – Free admission; reservations recommended – “Nathanial Kahn’s poignant, Academy Award-nominated documentary follows his quest to unravel the mystery that was his father and reckon with the enchanting, maddening, soul of the artist.” – 3 pm – Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

HRC Showcase Theatre presents the second staged reading of its 28th season

7:30 p.m.

Auditorium, First Reformed Church

52 Green Street

518-851-2061

Walk-ins are welcome

The Goldilocks Zone by Ian August poses the question: “How can life be created when the universe is working against you?” – Andy (in his relationship with Matt) and Franny (in her relationship with Ray) are struggling to answer this question when fate brings them together. Through their budding friendship they believe they find the answer, but their partners have astronomical concerns. The Goldilocks Zone is a comedic drama about love and resentment, independence and obligation, and the ability of two couples to figure out just how to create the perfect environment for sustaining life. HRC’s Artistic Director, Barbara Waldinger, will direct a cast consisting of Ryan Cashman, Kyle Geraghty, Jerry Greene, and Briana Lynn Naughton. The narrator is Bob Pagnani. The reading is followed by a reception and talkback with the actors, the director, and the playwright. Suggested donation at the door.

Sunday, November 18

A Benefit Concert to Help Syria’s Kids

At a private home in Hudson (Address provided with RSVP)

4 to 6 p.m.

www.helpsyriaskids.org

Help Syria’s Kids, founded in Hudson, NY, is delivering education through letter exchange between students in Hudson, NY and Syrian refugee children in Ketermaya, Lebanon – Award-winning pianist Seba Ali is traveling from Beirut, Lebanon to perform at the benefit, and will be accompanied by violinist Emily Daggett Smith, a resident of Hudson, NY.

Helpsyriaskids founder Danette Gorman will speak about the 1,000 Letter Project and efforts to deliver non-formal education to Syrian children in Ketermaya, Lebanon – Enjoy wine and cheese, music, conversation and a display of beautiful letters written between the children.

Now through Saturday, November 17

Life Along the Hudson

The Historic Country Estates of the Livingston Family, written and photographed by Pieter Estersohn and published by Rizzoli New York, was launched at Hudson Hall on September 23, 2018. The book launch is being followed by a series of talks and tours of private Livingston estates including Teviotdale (October 6), The Bouwerie (October 20) and Chiddingstone (November 17), all at 4 pm. All the talks/tours are sold out as of this date. A wait list has been established in case tickets become available. For more information or to place your name on the Wait List, visit hudsonhall.org or call 518-822-1438. Signed copies of Estersohn’s book are available for purchase at Hudson Hall, 327 Warren Street.

Every Saturday through November 17

The Hudson Farmers’ Market

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

hudsonfarmersmarketny.com

In its usual summer location in the parking lot at the corner of Sixth Street and Columbia Street, where it will reappear every Saturday until November 17. The Cidermakers will be joining the market on a bi-weekly basis. You will find the familiar, friendly group of vendors selling prepared foods, bread, cookies, spring greens, spring flowers, strawberries (!), asparagus, eggs, meats and cheeses, fresh fish, and plants for the vegetable garden, flower beds, hanging baskets and herb gardens – EBT and WIC are accepted by all qualified vendors.

Thursdays through Mondays

Films at TSL

Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

518-822-8100

www.timeandspace.org

Time & Space Limited shows a wide range of (mostly) independent and foreign films screened Thursdays through Mondays. Consult the website for film descriptions, schedule, and tickets. A monthly calendar can also be found on the website.

Ongoing Exhibitions

Costume & Custom: Middle Eastern Threads at Olana

Olana State Historic Site

5720 State Route 9G, Greenport

518-828-1872 x 103

www.OLANA.org

The Olana Partnership is focused this summer on a new exhibition called Costume & Custom: Middle Eastern Threads at Olana – Many programs are being built around the theme of this exhibition. The Artists on Art Tours series, for example, is a collaboration with the Institute of Arab and Islamic Art in New York City. The collaboration enables contemporary working artists to interpret the Main House at Olana from their own unique perspectives. Participating artists this season are of Arab descent and will bring their personal and expansive perspective touching on themes such as Olana’s Persian influence, landscape, identity, clothing, gender, as well as the larger issues of Orientalism and Islamophobia. These tours are offered twice a month and followed by an in-depth discussion with the artist.

Picturesque & Sublime: Thomas Cole’s Trans-Atlantic Inheritance

Thomas Cole National Historic Site

218 Spring Street, Catskill

thomascole.org/events

Thomas Cole National Historic Site opened this new exhibition on May 1. It will be on view through November 4 - The exhibition was created in collaboration with the Yale Center for British Art and members of the Yale History of Art Department - It complements the Thomas Cole exhibition now on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.