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December 5, 2018 05:07 pm

Thursday, December 6 - SUNDAY, December 9

TSL Films

n Border — Winner Un Certain Regard, 2018 Cannes Film Festival. Tina (Eva Melander) is a border guard who has the ability to smell human emotions and catch smugglers. When she comes across a mysterious man with a smell that confounds her detection, she is forced to confront hugely disturbing insights about herself and humankind. From the writer of Let the Right One In. In Swedish with subtitles. 2018. 1h 41 m.

n Searching for Ingmar Bergman — On the 100th anniversary of his birth, Internationally renowned director Margarethe von Trotta examines Ingmar Bergman’s life and work with a circle of his closest collaborators as well as a new generation of filmmakers. This documentary presents key components of his legacy, as it retraces themes that recurred in his life and art and takes us to the places that were central to Bergman’s creative achievements. In English, German, French, and Swedish with subtitles. 2018. 1h 39 m.

n Horn From the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story — Paul Butterfield, a white, teenage harmonica player from Chicago’s South Side, learned the blues from the original masters, including Muddy Waters. His interracial band, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, added a hard edge to the blues and played a key role in introducing the blues to the white, rock audience of the mid-1960s. The only artist to perform at The Newport Folk Festival in 1965, The Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, and the Woodstock Festival in 1969, Paul would continue to break new ground in the blues, and to stand up for racial equality, until his death at age 44 of a drug overdose. 2018. 1h 35 m.

n Life and Nothing More — Stressed by the mounting pressures of raising two children on minimum wage, single mother Regina (Regina Williams) longs to find more to her life than constant work, while attempting to instill in 14-year-old Andrew (Andrew Bleechington) the values to prevent him from winding up in prison like his father. Andrew yearns for a sense of purpose, driving him toward a dangerous crossroads. Filmmaker Antonio Méndez Esparza employs documentary-style realism in this emotive snapshot of race, class, and the bonds of family in contemporary America. 2017. 1h 54 m.

n Degas: Passion For Perfection — Exhibition on Screen journeys to the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of Degas’ works is the most representative in Britain. With exclusive access to rare and diverse works, this film tells a fascinating story of Degas’ pursuit for perfection through experimentation with new techniques and lessons learned from studying the masters. Using written accounts by friends and commentators and the narration of letters written by Degas, the film reveals a more complex truth behind one of the most influential French artists of the late 19th-century. 2018. 1h 25 m.

n Milford Graves: Full Mantis — A portrait of renowned percussionist Milford Graves, exploring his kaleidoscopic creativity and relentless curiosity. Graves has performed internationally since 1964, both as a soloist and in ensembles with legends Albert Ayler, Giuseppi Logan, and Sonny Sharrock. He is widely considered to be a founding pioneer of avant-garde jazz. The film draws the viewer through the artist’s lush garden and ornate home, into the martial arts dojo in his backyard and the laboratory in his basement. Graves ruminates on the essence of “swing,” activates electronic stethoscopes in his basement lab to process the sound of his heart, and travels to Japan where he performs at a school for children with autism. 2018. 1h 31 m.

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

434 Columbia Street

Thursday, December 6

Jam for Tots (open mic & jam session)

7-10 p.m.

The Stewart House

2 2nd Street, Athens

pindermusic@yahoo.com

John Pinder and Luke Weiler host the jam session this month to promote the TOYS FOR TOTS holiday toy drive. Bring an unopened toy for donation and enjoy the same great live music and performances from The Stewart House Open Mic Night w/ John Pinder & Friends as your host and house band. This free event is open to anyone willing to take the stage. Sign-up in advance recommended, but not necessary. Help bring holiday cheer to children and families in need of your donation this season. Enjoy great live music and libations.

Christmas Concert

7 p.m.

St. Theresa’s Catholic Church

5188 Route 23, Windham

The Rip Van Winkle Brass Quintet will perform a Christmas Concert in the parish hall. Join us for a dessert buffet while listening to some great music that will surely get you into the Christmas spirit. Admission to the concert and buffet is free.

Friday, December 7

Honey’s Hudson Pop Up Dinner!

4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Olde York Farm Distillery & Cooperage

284 State Route 23, Claverack

845-480-1237

www.oldeyorkfarm.com

Join us this Friday for a delicious Pop Up Dinner with Honey’s Hudson! Cocktails, beer, wine, cider, mocktails, hot drinks, and artisanal sodas available.

Holiday shopping with gift wrapping also available.

Marionette Performance

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Roeliff Jansen Community Library

9091 NY-22, Hillsdale

518-325-4101

www.roejanlibrary.org

Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol” by The Puppet People

The Puppet People is a professional touring company which uses many different styles of puppets.

Please sign up by calling the library at 518-325-4101.

The Elves & The Shoemaker

8 p.m.

The Ghent Playhouse

6 Town Hall Place, Ghent

800-838-3006

www.ghentplayhouse.org

The Annual Panto

“Buckle up” for mayhem and hilarity, as we meet a down-on-his-luck shoemaker and two magical elves who just want to “help,” in this comical fracturing of yet another classic fairy tale, as only those zany Pantoloons can do. $10 – $22

Impassioned Folk-Blues

8 p.m.

Club Helsinki

405 Columbia Street, Hudson

518-828-4800

www.helsinkihudson.com

Blues-folk singer-songwriter Chris Smither returns to Hudson, to perform his impassioned blend of original and classic blues-influenced American roots music. Laurie Sargent, lead singer of the 1980s Boston-based rock band Face to Face, warms up the crowd for Smither.

Having distilled his own signature sound of blues and folk for over 50 years, Smither is truly an American original. A profound songwriter and virtuoso guitarist, Smither continues to draw deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets and philosophers. From his early days as the New Orleans transplant on the Boston folk scene, through his wilderness years, to his reemergence in the 1990s as one of America’s most distinctive acoustic performers, Smither continues to hone his distinctive sound. His voice, in particular, is the very embodiment of the folk-blues sound.

On his most recent album, “Call Me Lucky,” Smither remakes one of the most familiar rock ‘n’ roll songs of all time in his own image, perfectly encapsulating his approach. You’d be hard put to realize he is singing Chuck Berry’s “Maybellene,” so deep and dark he digs into it, uncovering depths of desperation that were hidden inside the song from day one. $25 – $30

THE DAY — Wendy Whelan + Maya Beiser

62 Water St, Catskill

212-587-3003

Dancer Wendy Whelan and cellist Maya Beiser join forces with the seminal modern dance choreographer Lucinda Childs to create THE DAY – an evening-length work, with evocative music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang. THE DAY is a new work being developed at LUMBERYARD over a two-week production and technical residency, and will have its world premiere at Jacob’s Pillow in summer 2019 and its New York premiere at The Joyce Theater in fall 2019, before touring the U.S. and abroad. Audiences are invited to see the work in progress at LUMBERYARD in showings on December 7 and 8.

Featuring both Beiser and Whelan onstage for the duration of the performance, THE DAY is a meditation on two journeys – the mortal passage, followed by the eternal, post-mortal voyage of the soul. This bold, highly collaborative work explores universal themes not easily grappled with – memory, aging, death, the survival of the soul – through the shared language of music and dance.

Friday, December 7

The Nutcracker

6050 Rte 23A, Tannersville

518-263-2063

Featuring students of Victoria Rinaldi, and local children and adults.

Catskill Mountain Foundation, in cooperation with Victoria Rinaldi and Tony-award winning choreographer Margo Sappington, presents the world’s favorite ballet--The Nutcracker--which enchants audiences young and old across the world during the holiday season. The long tradition of The Nutcracker will draw you into its magical realm, never to be forgotten.

In this special production, Victoria Rinaldi will once again work with local children and adults to stage the party scene, the battle, the second act angels and Mother Ginger. Margo Sappington will play the role of Auntie Drosselmeyer.

12/7 at 7:30 p.m., 12/8 at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., 12/9 at 2 p.m.

Tickets available on line or at the door.

Skeeter Creek at Blackthorne Resort

348 Sunside Road, East Durham

518-634-2541

Come get your Country on! Skeeter Creek takes the Blackthorne Resort stage at 9:00 pm. Drink specials, amazing live entertainment, pub food served all night and rooms are available!

Please contact the Blackthorne Resort office for room reservations (518) 634-2541

Saturday, December 8

Winter Open House

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

The Chatham Berry Farm

State Route 203, Chatham

518-392-4609

www.thechathamberryfarm.com

Join us for our annual Winter Open House at the farm!

We’ll have fresh premium Christmas trees available, along with fresh evergreen wreaths, decorated wreaths, bows, door swags, evergreen roping & everything you will need to decorate for a rustic & natural looking Christmas around & inside your home!

Browse our farm store for the freshest foods & be sure to check out our great selection of gifts this holiday season! We’ll have in store raffles available for your chance to win one of several prizes! Check out our store sampling of local products. Local artisans will be in store with their homemade wares that make the perfect gifts for loved ones or yourself!

Our Farm Cidery will be open from 1pm-5pm to satisfy your thirst for NY state beverages! Stop by to check out our great selection of beers, Tousey wines & hard ciders!

Family friendly event. All are welcome!

WinterFest

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Village of Chatham

Main Street, Chatham

www.visitchatamny.com

Celebrate the Holiday’s in Chatham! Looking for that special gift for those nearest and dearest? Chatham’s many one-of-a-kind stores and restaurants are sure to have something to meet your gift giving needs. WinterFest has something for everyone young and old with free activities for kids, live music, and a visit with Santa.

Holiday Fair

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Mountain Road School

4565 County Route 9, New Lebanon

518-794-8520

www.mountainroadschool.org

Local vendors, and artisans, arts and crafts for all ages, food and drink.

The Holiday Fair is a charming school tradition. Families can browse hand-made local items for gift-giving, participate in a hand-craft to take home, and enjoy a wonderful lunch in the Café. Little shoppers can select special treasures for their loved ones and pick a treat for themselves from the Pocket Lady. Festive music will tie it all together as we celebrate the season.

Copake Grange Celebrates The Season

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

The Copake Grange

628 Empire Road, Copake

518-329-5932

In celebration of the holidays, the Copake Grange #935 is inviting the public to an Open House!

When the Grange had an Open House in 2017, there were only about 12 active members. Now, only one year later, as the Copake Grange celebrates 116 years, there are over 70 members. New members have signed up for the Grange every month in the past 12 months. The new members include longtime residents of Copake, as well as second home owners. Residents of Ancram and Hillsdale have also joined the Grange over the past months.

This year’s Open House will feature a short PowerPoint about the Grange, as well as live music and refreshments.

WinterFest

3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Ancram Town Hall

1416 County Route 7, Ancram

518-329-6512

www.ancramny.org

This years event will again feature mark Rust providing holiday music!

The Town Hall will be packed with Santa’s Helpers, Artisans, Crafts People and Toymakers offering Holiday gifts and stocking stuffers, some good food for all, culminating in the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in front of the Town Hall.

This year will feature a special guest... Santa Claus will be arriving by fire engine at 5:30pm with gifts for all the kids!!!

Gingerbread House Decorating Party

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Roeliff Jansen Community Library

9091 NY-22, Hillsdale

518-325-4101

www.roejanlibrary.org

All ages. Come decorate your very own Gingerbread House, which will be displayed at the library for our visit from Santa, then take it home to decorate your own house! The library will provide all supplies.

Please call the library to sign up

Author Event

4 p.m.

The Chatham Bookstore

27 Main Street, Chatham

518-392-3005

www.chathambookstore.com

Kathryn Schneider with Book on Birding in Hudson Valley

Kathryn J. Schneider brings her book “Birding the Hudson Valley” to Chatham. Published by University Press of New England in October, the book is a guide to birds and birdwatching in the Hudson Valley.

The event is part of Chatham Winterfest. Conversation with Thomas Chulak from the bookstore and Q & A follow a brief reading at 5 p.m. Refreshments.

Free

WinterWalk & Winter Parade

5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Village of Valatie

Main Street, Valatie

www.veravalatie.com

Santa Claus accompanied by our Winter Parade will ring in festivities throughout the village. Shop at our stores, sample holiday food and enjoy live music and entertainment.

Free

Holiday Light Parade

5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Copake Firehouse

390 County Route 7A, Copake

If you have never seen the Copake Holiday Light Parade, make sure you plan to attend this year. Children and adults alike will marvel at this mile-long spectacle of lighted tractors, firetrucks, floats and even horses. Stepping off as night falls, the parade is truly the most magical night of the year.

This year’s Holiday Light Parade assembles by the Copake Firehouse on Center Hill Road, proceeds through the hamlet and ends up at the Copake Memorial Park.

Parade officials promise that Santa Claus and his elves will join the parade and then make an appearance at the Park Building where hot chocolate and cookies will be served, and gifts will be handed out to all the good girls and boys.

Exhibition Opening Celebration

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Art Omi

1405 County Route 22, Ghent

518-392-4747

www.artomi.org

All of Us: Portraits of the Ghent Bicentennial, by Richard Beaven

In celebration of the 2018 Bicentennial of Ghent NY, Art Omi presents All of Us: Portraits of the Ghent Bicentennial, a series of photographs of Ghent residents captured throughout 2018 by photographer Richard Beaven. (All of Us will be on display in the Greenburger Café of the Benenson Center from December 5 – 10, 2018).

All of Us is a broad photographic survey of the present-day Ghent citizenry, and includes portraits of 275 residents, or nearly 5% of the total population of 5,400. “By creating a snapshot of the Ghent community during its bicentennial year, this collection of portraits provides a record for the future,” said Beaven. “Photographs from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries … often serv[e] as our only tactile document of history. This project is my response: a ‘box of prints in the basement’ from today which can be rediscovered and held by the community of tomorrow.”

All of Us is the final in a yearlong series of events commemorating the 200th anniversary of Ghent’s founding in 1818. Other highlights included the Ghent Community Day and Parade on October 13, 2018, and the publication of Ghent 1818-2018: A History of Our Own, by Town Historian Gregg Berninger. “The level of interest and participation from the public far exceeded our expectations,” said Ghent Town Councilwoman Patti Matheney. “Richard’s ambitious project provides one photographer’s view of a rich community life. He went about this project with a passion that reflects his feelings and vision of the place he calls home.”

Richard Beaven is a British freelance editorial and documentary photographer based in Ghent, NY. Regular clients include The Guardian and The Wall Street Journal. His portrait work has recently featured in The National Portrait Gallery Portrait Prize (UK), Head On Photo Portrait Awards (Australia), National Press Photographers Association/Best of Photojournalism (USA) and American Photography 33.

Based in Ghent since its founding in 1992, Art Omi is an organization committed to fosteri

Free

Volume Reading & Music Series

7 p.m.

The Spotty Dog Books & Ale

440 Warren Street, Hudson

518-671-6006

www.thespottydog.com

Volume is a FREE reading & music series featuring prose, poetry, and a short DJ set.

This year, our annual HOME TEAM lineup will close out Rally in the Valley ‘18, a weekend of performances, workshops and activism. Go to www.rallyinthevalley.org for the full calendar of events.

Kate Leah Hewett is a poet, writer and music promoter based in Hudson NY. She arrived in Hudson from the North of England, where she spent a number of years working with artists and musicians of many genres. Kate doesn’t believe in working in isolation, and feels that collaboration is key in producing work that resonates outside of her own brain. Her writing draws on her own queer experience and the vital influence that the wider queer and creative community has had on her life. Find her at @kateleahhewett on Instagram.

Anna Victoria is a photographer and writer living in Hudson, NY. She studied English Literature at the University of Connecticut, and her work has appeared in Chronogram, Long River Review, and existentia. Anna spends more time outside looking for good raindrops than you’d think. Find her work at @annavictoriaphotography on Instagram.

Dani French has an MFA in creative fiction from The New School and has been published in Playgirl, Broken Pencil, and others. Dani is the co-founder of both Volume and the long-running Guerrilla Lit Reading Series in NYC. Dani lives in Hudson with her husband and daughters.

Geneva Zane received her BA in creative writing from Bard College in 2018, where she received the Lockwood Prize in Creative Writing. Her novel, Stringbean and the Grace of Dog, was a finalist for the 2018 Fence Modern Prize in Prose: Literature Appropriate for Children, and will be published by Pink Narcissus Press in early 2019. She has been published in Chronogram, PCC Inscape, and Hanging Loose magazine. She lives in the Hudson Valley, by the river.

Karen Crumley Keats is a writer, performer and visual artist whose work has been presented at the Public Theater, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Jewish Museum, P.S. 122 and elsewhere. Teenage runaway, early revolutionary, artist and mother, Keats is currently an MFA Creative Writing candidate at The Writer’s Foundry of St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn, NY. Her short story, “The Lucky One,” was chosen by Amy Hempel for the Winter/Spring 2019 issue of The Southampton Review.

The Elves & The Shoemaker

8 p.m.

The Ghent Playhouse

6 Town Hall Place, Ghent

800-838-3006

www.ghentplayhouse.org

The Annual Panto

“Buckle up” for mayhem and hilarity, as we meet a down-on-his-luck shoemaker and two magical elves who just want to “help,” in this comical fracturing of yet another classic fairy tale, as only those zany Pantoloons can do.

$10 – $22

2018 Annual Athens Victorian Stroll

24 Second Street, Athens

Join us for a day of FREE, family fun in the historical Village of Athens, NY. Step back in time and tour historical homes, shop at craft vendors. There will be Live Music, Carolers, Horse Drawn Trolley, Hay Wagon, Bell Ringers, Vintage Photo Booth and MUCH, MUCH, MORE!

Holiday Show Artists’ Reception

5380 Main Street, Windham

518-734-6850

On December 8th, 2018 from 5:00pm to 7:30pm, Windham Fine Arts hosts the Holiday Show Artists’ Reception featuring snowy landscapes of the Catskills with music presented by renowned guitarist, Cue Gerhards.

For the Love of Art is an uplifting show of beautiful works of passion and possibilities. Each painting tells a story and conveys why the gift of art is the best gift to give. Paintings in mixed media, oils and acrylics, sculptures, photography, and local scenes await you. Mara Lehmann unveils her newest collection of the Catskills—snowy landscapes, starry nights, and winter wonderlands; each are awe inspiring. Kevin Cook joins us with his latest works influenced by the great American painter, George Inness. Shimmering with color and feeling, Kevin’s paintings capture nature and its mystique. Velvet Skies, a painting of NYC in the snow, by Joseph Keiffer simply grabs you. With additional works of vivid and stunning imagery of the Catskills, Joseph is at his finest this holiday. Mireille Duchesne stuns with abstract paintings of winter skies, creeks, and ponds. Artwork is also available from our many esteemed artists including John Greene, Adam Colangelo, Tom Key, Kim Do, Olive Farrell, Lisbeth Firmin, and Maya Farber.

Windham Fine Arts looks forward to seeing you on December 8th to share our love of art.

Gallery Hours: Friday & Saturday 12-7pm, Sunday 12-4.

A Holiday Gathering and First Ever Lantern Tours

218 Spring St, Catskill

518-943-7465

Enjoy festive cocktails and decadent hors d’oeuvres in Cole’s New Studio building and our first ever guided lantern tours of the 1815 Main House before proceeding on to a private dinner party in a beautiful nearby home.

THE DAY - Wendy Whelan + Maya Beiser

62 Water St, Catskill

212-587-3003

Dancer Wendy Whelan and cellist Maya Beiser join forces with the seminal modern dance choreographer Lucinda Childs to create THE DAY – an evening-length work, with evocative music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang. THE DAY is a new work being developed at LUMBERYARD over a two-week production and technical residency, and will have its world premiere at Jacob’s Pillow in summer 2019 and its New York premiere at The Joyce Theater in fall 2019, before touring the U.S. and abroad. Audiences are invited to see the work in progress at LUMBERYARD in showings on December 7 and 8.

Featuring both Beiser and Whelan onstage for the duration of the performance, THE DAY is a meditation on two journeys – the mortal passage, followed by the eternal, post-mortal voyage of the soul. This bold, highly collaborative work explores universal themes not easily grappled with – memory, aging, death, the survival of the soul – through the shared language of music and dance.

The Zach Ferrara and Romario Ferreira Duo

5950 Main Street, Tannersville

518-589-6262 The Zach Ferrara & Romário Ferreira Duo is an acoustic guitar instrumental group from the Hudson Valley & Capital Region. The two play exciting takes on classic tunes in the styles of Gypsy swing, Latin jazz, American jazz, and contemporary music. The unique combination of Zach’s pick style playing and Romário’s fingerstyle create a distinctive, lively and spirited sound. Join us for the Winter Walk “Spirit of the Holidays” Tree Lighting event in Tannersville near Hunter Mountain! Music at Twin Peaks Coffee from 2:30-5:00PM.

Sunday, December 9

Hudson Holiday House Tour

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

City of Hudson

Warren Street, Hudson

Explore six architectural treasures, decorated for the holidays, in this historic riverside city—all an easy walk from Warren Street and from each other. Each of the six houses comes from a different architectural period.

Finish your tour at the Merchant House with live music and a warming holiday cocktail.

Tickets: $20 in advance | $25 day of

Advance tickets available online. Online sales end at 10am day of event. Advance ticket holders must pick-up their tour pass and map at the ticket office. Day of tickets can be purchased at this location.

Ticket Office Location:

415 Warren Street

Noon -3:30pm on the day of the House Tour

$20 – $25

The Elves & The Shoemaker

2 p.m., 3 p.m.

The Ghent Playhouse

6 Town Hall Place, Ghent

800-838-3006

www.ghentplayhouse.org

The Annual Panto

“Buckle up” for mayhem and hilarity, as we meet a down-on-his-luck shoemaker and two magical elves who just want to “help,” in this comical fracturing of yet another classic fairy tale, as only those zany Pantoloons can do.

$10 – $22

A Christmas Carol

2 p.m.

Columbia Greene Community College

4400 State Route 23, Hudson

518-828-4181

www.sunycgcc.edu

Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL as an interactive, theatre experience.

You’ve seen Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the Ghosts of Christmas from a theater seat. This season, why not interact with them? Kick off the Christmas holiday season with song, laughter and nostalgia as actors and carolers bring scenes from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to life. The show will be presented by Theatre on the Road.

$8 – $10

Candlelight Tours of Clermont

3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Clermont State Historic Site

1 Clermont Avenue, Germantown

518-537-4240

www.FriendsofClermont.org

Tableaux Vivant of Christmas traditions through the ages, glittering decorations, wassail and traditional holiday goodies served in the historic kitchen.

Tickets Required, please call.

$5 – $12

Author Reading & Book Signing

4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Hudson Area Library

51 North Fifth Street, Hudson

518-828-1792

www.hudsonarealibrary.org

Hudson Area Library is proud to present an author reading and book signing: The Legacy of Anne Frank by Gillian Walnes Perry. In Legacy, Walnes Perry, co-founder of the Anne Frank Trust UK, explores the influence Anne Frank’s life and diary has had on young people all over the world. It contains the stories of a diverse variety of readers, including Nelson Mandela and Audrey Hepburn, brought together by the extraordinarily articulate and wise young victim of the Holocaust. This reading is an excellent respite and refocus during the hectic holiday season and the book is certainly a great gift idea.

Gillian Walnes Perry was awarded an MBE for her work in education. She has spent time with many people who knew Anne Frank personally, and educators from all over the world who have tirelessly been perpetuating the powerful messages of Anne’s life and writing. After 26 years of building the Anne Frank Trust, she retired as the charity’s Executive Director in 2016. She now lectures and writes about the life and legacy of Anne Frank, as well as a range of popular social history topics.

Refreshments follow the reading.

Holiday Drag Cabaret

8 p.m.

Club Helsinki

405 Columbia Street, Hudson

518-828-4800

www.helsinkihudson.com

Drag queen Sherry Vine brings her holiday-themed drag cabaret show to Hudson.

According to Sherry Vine’s website, she was born in the Amish country. On her 16th birthday, she discovered she was adopted and was born Jewish, ran away from home, and became a “showgirl” in Las Vegas, after which she relocated to New York City, where she established herself as a leading lady of drag cabaret.

According to Wikipedia, Sherry Vine was born Keith Levy in Florida and grew up in Maryland. Levy has performed in drag as Sherry Vine since 1992. Vine performs a wide variety of parodies, including Madonna, Britney Spears, Rihanna, Adele, and Lady Gaga.

In 1999, Vine teamed up with the legendary Joey Arias to create StarLust, a cabaret that premiered in Berlin and then played in Manchester, Sydney, Los Angeles, New York City, Las Vegas, Budapest, Vienna, and in Germany.

$25

9th Annual Skiing & Riding Santa Day

19 Resort Dr, Windham

518-734-4300

Windham Mountain Resort welcomes all skiing and riding Santas! Kick off the winter holiday season and help us raise money for The Windham Community Food Pantry. Dress as Santa from head-to-toe, and get a free lift ticket for the day. Santas will also receive one additional midweek non-holiday lift ticket for the 17/18 season. Space is limited and all skiing and riding Santas are required to pre-register by 12 pm on Saturday 12/8. Your minimum donation of $30 will be given to the local food pantry at Hope Restoration Church in Windham, NY. Last year $6,500 was raised. Let’s try to beat it!

8:00 am: Pre-registered Santa check-in on the 2nd Floor, mountain side of Mountain Express. Please check in by 9:00 am.

9:45 am: Santas to meet at D-Lift for donation presentation and a group photo.

10:00 am: Group chairlift ride, followed by ski or ride down What’s Next.

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.