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January 2, 2019 12:09 pm

Thursday, January 3 - SUNDAY, January 6

TSL Films

n Detour (1945) — As he hitchhikes his way from New York to Los Angeles, a down-on-his-luck nightclub pianist (Tom Neal) finds himself with a dead body on his hands and nowhere to run – a waking nightmare that goes from bad to worse when he picks up the most dangerous femme fatale in cinema history, Ann Savage’s bad-tempered, monstrously conniving drifter, Vera. Working with no-name stars on a bargain-basement budget, auteur Edgar G. Ulmer turned threadbare production values and seedy, low-rent atmosphere into indelible pulp poetry. Long available only in substandard public domain prints, Detour haunts anew in its first major restoration. 1945. 1h 18 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 Chef Flynn — While his peers were playing with toy cars, Flynn McGarry was creating remarkable gastronomic delights. Enjoying unwavering support from his mother, Meg, he devoted himself entirely to his passion. Flynn soon became known as the “Teen Chef,” featured in a New York Times Magazine cover story at age fifteen. Before sixteen, he had staged in top restaurants in Los Angeles, New York, and Europe. But critics soon emerged who challenged Flynn’s ascent in the culinary world, threatening to distract him from his dream. Pairing Meg’s exhaustive home videos with intimate vérité footage, the film creates a collage of Flynn’s singular focus and one-of-a-kind childhood. 2018. 1h 23 m.

n Becoming Astrid — Teenaged Astrid Lindgren, future author of Pippi Longstocking, leads a carefree life in rural Sweden. Eager to break free from her conservative upbringing, she accepts an internship at a local newspaper where she attracts the attention of its married editor. After Astrid becomes pregnant, she leaves home to give birth to a son, whom she reluctantly leaves with a foster mother. When the foster mother falls ill, Astrid uses her imagination and flair for storytelling to reconnect with her child. In Swedish and Danish with subtitles. 2018. 2h 3 m.

n Shoplifters — On the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional band of outsiders are united by fierce loyalty, a penchant for petty theft, and playful grifting. When the young son is arrested, secrets are exposed that upend their tenuous, below-the-radar existence and test their quietly radical belief that it is love – not blood – that defines a family. From director Hirokazu Kore-eda (After the Storm, The Third Murder). In Japanese with subtitles. 2018. 2h 1 m.

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

434 Columbia Street

Saturday, January 12

Met Opera HD Live: Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur

1 p.m.

Time & Space Limited

434 Columbia Street, Hudson


Soprano Anna Netrebko joins the ranks of Renata Tebaldi, Montserrat Caballé, and Renata Scotto, taking on—for the first time at the Met—the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on-and offstage passion. The soprano is joined by tenor Piotr Beczała as Adriana’s lover, Maurizio. The principal cast also features mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili and baritone Ambrogio Maestri. Gianandrea Noseda conducts. Sir David McVicar’s staging, which sets the action in a working replica of a Baroque theater, premiered at the Royal Opera House in London, where the Guardian praised the “elegant production, sumptuously designed … The spectacle guarantees a good night out.” $15 – $27.50

Documentary Film and Concert

7:30 p.m.

Spencertown Academy Arts Center

790 NY-203, Spencertown

(518) 392-3693

“Lee’s 88 Keys”

A documentary film about the life and music of pianist Lee Shaw.

Proudly known as Albany’s “Queen of Jazz,” Lee lived a diverse, accomplished, and charmed life. From the piano bench she bravely struggled not only with being a woman in a male dominated field, but with the financial challenges that come with pursuing a dream, and the conflict of her sharp musical mind’s residence in an ever-aging vessel. Over the years, Shaw studied with Oscar Peterson, taught piano to John Medeski, and worked with countless jazz luminaries, including Arnie Lawrence, Frank Foster, Pepper Adams, Zoot Simms, Al Cohn, Al Grey, Richard Davis, Slam Stewart, Eddie Jones, Eugene Wright, and Jymie Merritt. Bandleaders, such as Lionel Hampton, asked her to join their groups, but she turned down these offers in order to focus on her jazz trio. In 1993, she was inducted into the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame. Her story is one of passion and triumph, all of which she attributed to her love of the 88s. Shaw passed away at the age of 89 in 2015; the Swingtime Jazz Society honors her memory with a scholarship awarded annually to a high school senior planning to pursue music studies in college. $10 – $20

Sunday, January 13

Pianist Tony Kieraldo

8 p.m. • Club Helsinki

405 Columbia Street, Hudson


Album Release Party... Tony Kieraldo grew up in rural Wisconsin where he began playing piano at age four. He later attended Interlochen Arts Academy and New England Conservatory. In 2017, Tony musically directed and conducted the critically acclaimed Opera, The Mother of Us All, with favorable reviews from The New Yorker and The New York Times. He currently works as a musical director for Harmony Project Hudson, National Dance Institute, and Celebrate The Beat. Tony also plays keyboards with the rock group Bash & Pop.

Tony has performed at the White House in Washington D.C. with Sarah Jessica Parker, Keb Mo and Bernie Williams for first lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama as part of the President’s Council for Arts & Humanities called Turnaround Arts whose goal is to turn around failing public schools through the arts. In 2018, He’s performed with Taboo, Citizen Cope and Lil’ Buck at the Kennedy Center with Turnaround schools from across the United States.

This is Tony’s first album under his name. Milk Money is a piano/drums and vocal album comprised of 13 tracks & videos. It sounds like music you’d hear in an old western saloon or a cosmic karaoke cabaret.

Tony is based out of Hudson, New York where he offers private piano lessons when he’s not on the road.

Saturday, January 19

Elvis Birthday Bash

9 p.m.

Club Helsinki

405 Columbia Street, Hudson


Annual Elvis Birthday Bash, featuring Mark Gamsjager & the Lustre Kings plus other special guests, will take place just 11 days after what would have been Elvis Presley’s 84th birthday.

For several decades, the Capital District-based Mark Gamsjager and the Lustre Kings have been keeping the sound of early rockabilly alive, both in the region and across the U.S. and around the world. They bring an immediacy to the joyful music with a dark underbelly that has compelled performers like Wanda Jackson, the Queen of Rockabilly, as well as Bill Kirchen, Eddie Angel and Robert Gordon, to draft them into the service of rock ‘n’ roll revivalism.

In addition to Gamsjager, the Lustre Kings are Ian Carlton, Mike Kelley, Michael “Chops” LaConte, and Todd Bradley.

But the Lustre Kings aren’t only about Elvis Presley. Pointing out how they contextualize the music, capturing an entire era in proto-rock ‘n’ roll, local music critic Seth Rogovoy wrote, “The Lustre Kings dig deep into early rock and related styles, steering away from a greatest-hits oldies approach, preferring to connect the dots among such unlikely musical bedfellows as Conway Twitty, Peanuts Wilson, Link Wray and Duke Ellington (they even render a surf-guitar version of the Duke’s “Caravan”).For the Elvis Birthday Bash at Helsinki Hudson, the Lustre Kings are expected to be joined by other members of the region’s talented rock ‘n’ roll revival scene. $20 – $25

Saturday, January 26

Bindlestiff Cirkus Cabin Fever Cabaret

9 p.m.

Club Helsinki

405 Columbia Street, Hudson


Hudson’s own Bindlestiff Family Cirkus continues its wintertime tradition of hosting a monthly cabaret, featuring a variety of circus, theater, comedy and musical entertainers. Each month this winter, Bindlestiff Cirkus will bring a new lineup, with acts including trapeze, contortion, acrobatic balance, sword swallowing, juggling, physical comedy, and oddball novelty turns. The Bindlestiff stage is one of the few arenas in the world where attendees may see internationally renowned street performers, featured acts from Cirque du Soleil and Ringling Brothers, and artists from “America’s Got Talent” next to local legends, live, on stage, and in the same show.

Live music is a defining feature of Bindlestiff’s cabaret shows, with witty, original tunes by a variety of NYC’s best composers and accompanists. Bindlestiff’s unique style reflects deep roots in NYC’s underground club scene, nods to political street theater, and a steady respect for the traditions of American popular entertainment and illegitimate theater.

$25 – $35

Thursdays through Mondays

Films at TSL

Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street


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.

Through Sunday, January 20, 2019

Scott Benedict presents Kahnscious: Photographing Architecture

On view through January 20, 2019

Hudson Hall

Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street


In this installation of photographs, audio documents and notes, architect and photographer Scott Benedict takes you on a journey across twenty-six of Louis I. Kahn’s private and public creations, Kahnscious is the culmination of an eight-year odyssey in which Benedict shares his progress through inspiration, delusion, exhaustion, and exhilaration at his attempt to express the immaterial aspects of architecture and the challenges of then photographing it.

Ongoing Exhibitions

Costume & Custom: Middle Eastern Threads at Olana

Olana State Historic Site

5720 State Route 9G, Greenport

518-828-1872 x 103

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.

Kahnscious – Photographing Architecture

On view through January 20, 2019

Hudson Hall at Hudson Opera House,

327 Warren Street


In this installation of photographs, audio documents and notes, architect and photographer Scott Benedict takes you on a journey across twenty-six of Louis I. Kahn’s private and public creations.

Parking on Pavement

The School is open on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The exhibition opened on November 17, 2018 and will be on view through March 2, 2019

The School, 25 Broad Street, Village of Kinderhook

A group exhibition showing the work of 25 artists. The School is affiliated with the Jack Shainman Gallery in New York City.

Landscapes: Capturing the View

On view through January 6, 2019

Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street


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.

Recognize you when she sees you, Give you the things she has for you

September gallery, 449 Warren Street, #3

An artist book exhibition showing unique books to limited editions. The work of thirty-eight artists is on view from November 10 through the month of January – The title for the exhibition is adapted from John Ashbery’s poem, At North Farm.

En Masse 2018

Gallery hours on Thursday through Monday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m, Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Thompson Giroux Gallery,

57 Main Street, Chatham


This is the fifth year of this by-invitation-only, salon style show, featuring over sixty artists and an incredible range of affordable work—sculpture, glass art, oil paintings, collages, and much, much more. En Masse has become a favorite show for collectors and art enthusiasts. The exhibition encourages artists to take risks and try new things—many have created brand-new work especially for this event – Pieces are available on a cash-and-carry basis beginning the day after the opening.

Joe and the Landfill: 1990-2018 by Rodney Alan Greenblat

Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment

BCBART, 116 Warren Street


Greenblat’s work is an ongoing large scale sculpture initially conceived and built in 1990 and exhibited widely in both the USA and Japan in the early 1990s. – The artist has recently revised the piece for the 21st century, but is retaining the work’s original whimsical premise.

Shirts, Ties, and Cupcakes: Paintings by Ken Sahr

On view through December 30

510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

Showing the work of some 50 artists. Also showing recent work by gallery artists.

Holiday Small Works Exhibition and Sale

On view through December 29

Limner Gallery, 123 Warren Street

Hudson Farmers’ Markets

Open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Hudson Lodge, 601 Union Street at South Sixth Street

The Hudson Farmers’ Market is in its usual winter location inside at 601 Union Street, the big building at the end of South Sixth Street, next to the municipal parking lot . The official opening was Saturday, December 1 – Some of the vendors usually seen in the Summer Market will be on hand selling prepared foods, bread, cookies, salad greens, flowers, apples, squash and other winter vegetables,, eggs, meats and cheeses, –- Rumor is that the market will close during the month of January, and reopen in February.

Upstreet Farmers’ Market

4 to 7 p.m.

Warren Street side of Seventh Street Park

This mid-week market is open in Seventh Street Park every Wednesday through the summer months, bringing food mid-week to Hudson, “by the local, of the local, for the local” and including meats, cheeses, vegetables, fruits, bread, butters, eggs, gluten -free foods, and other prepared foods – Will open again next summer, we hope.

Rolling Grocer 19

A full-service grocery store on wheels, offering affordable, convenient and healthy food options for everyone – Every week from Wednesday through Saturday, Rolling Grocer 19 will be vending at various locations around the City of Hudson (see below). The 16’ renovated trailer will be filled with quality and locally sourced products, like fresh produce, dairy, bread, grains, meat, seafood, nonperishables, toiletries and household goods.

The schedule and stops are::

Wednesdays – 3 to 7 p.m. – Columbia Street & N. 2nd Street near Bliss Towers

Thursdays, 3 to 7 p.m. – 427 Warren Street in front of the old Police Station

• New location • - Fridays – 3 to 7 p.m. – 7th St. Park (Will be on one of the sides of the park,

Depending on parking availability.)

*Extended Hours* — noon to 3:30 p.m. — In front of the Hudson Area Library

DECEMBER & JANUARY: Rolling Grocer will be closed the week of December 24th through the first week of January, re-opening on Wednesday, January 9th.

Keep up with changes in schedule or locations using the following:

General information at www.rolling for more details

Helsinki Open Mic

Held on Tuesday nights

9 p.m.

Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street (Call ahead to confirm.)


A chance to try out new material on the big Helsinki stage. Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley. Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm; performances from 7 to 10 p.m.

The Spotty Dog Trivia Night

The Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street


This bi-weekly (every other Tuesday) trivia event has been held by the Spotty since 2006. Teams of up to four people compete against each other over four rounds of 15 questions, a worksheet of (usually) 20 questions, and four bonus questions. The winning team gets its bar tab on the house. Anyone can play! Call to find out the date when the next Trivia Night takes place – Always at 6:30 p.m.

Create ‘Stuff & Nonsense’

House Rules Café, 757 Columbia Street

(corner of Eighth Street)


The return of Crafting Night at House Rules Café on the Second and Fourth Monday of each month. Bring your current project or a new one... people will be on hand to do demonstrations, and the conversation will flow.

House Rules Trivia

House Rules Café, 757 Columbia Street

(corner of Eighth Street)


Trivia will be on the First and Third Mondays of each month — alternating weeks with Crafting Night — and hosted by Amalie Remsen who arrives with a list of hard questions, a bag of prizes, and a ton of energy to drive everyone to drink! Each Trivia night will have its own theme (announced in advance). The winning team will have their drinks tab picked up by House Rules, the full menu is available for purchase, and the questions are mind-twistingly esoteric.