HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Sept 29-Oct 2, 2016

Jack Walls in Multimedia Spoken Word at Second Ward Foundation

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Sept 28-Oct 2, 2016

Glam-Rock Legend Ian Hunter of Mott the Hoople Headed to Helsinki Hudson

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HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Sept 29-Oct 2, 2016

Ian Hunter

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region, including a glam-rock legend; a downtown artist doing spoken word; a Jewish-jazz fusion concert; and a rising young comedian.       GLAM-ROCK LEGEND IAN HUNTER of MOTT THE HOOPLE HEADED to HELSINKI HUDSON  (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Mott the Hoople lead singer and…

Jack Walls in Multimedia Spoken Word at Second Ward Foundation

Jack Walls

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Multidisciplinary artist Jack Walls will deliver a multimedia spoken word performance at the Second Ward Foundation on Friday, September 30, and Saturday, October 1, at 7pm both nights. The writer’s internal dialogue concerning his past, the now, and the future, will be laid bare in surreal flights of poetic thought through questions…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Sept 28-Oct 2, 2016

Sarah Aroeste

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshire region, including an American theatrical premiere; a Jewish music concert; comedy; Chinese dance; a glam-rock legend; and a whole lot more.   PAUL GREEN & SARAH AROESTE PLAY JEWISH-JAZZ FUSION in MUSIC & MORE SERIES (NEW MARLBOROUGH, Mass.) – Clarinetist Paul…

Glam-Rock Legend Ian Hunter of Mott the Hoople Headed to Helsinki Hudson

Ian Hunter

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Mott the Hoople lead singer and songwriter Ian Hunter brings his current group, the Rant Band, to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, September 30, at 9pm. As leader of 1970s British rock legends Mott the Hoople and a hugely influential solo artist, Hunter is widely revered as one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most…

H.T. Chen Brings Dance of Chinese in American South to Williams College

H.T. Chen & Dancers

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – H.T. Chen & Dancers perform their latest work, “South of Gold Mountain,” on the ’62 Center’s MainStage at Williams College on Saturday, October 1, at 8pm. The performance – a Williams Dance Department commission – is rooted in the images and oral histories of the Chinese immigrants who settled in the American…

‘The Bakelite Masterpiece’ Gets American Premiere at Unicorn Theatre

David Adkins

(STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – “The Bakelite Masterpiece” by Kate Cayley, a drama based on a real-life story of an art forgery that raises questions about collaboration and the intertwining of art, commerce, and politics, receives its American premiere at the Unicorn Theatre from Thursday, September 29 through Sunday, October 23, in a co-production by Berkshire Theatre…

Tim Dillon to Tell Jokes at MASS MoCA

Tim Dillon

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – New York City-based stand-up comedian Tim Dillon brings his uniquely skewed view of the world to Club B-10 at MASS MoCA on Saturday, October 1, at 8pm, as part of the ongoing High Mud Comedy Fest. Pittsfield’s own Ryan Shea will warm up the crowd for Dillon. Tim Dillon was a…

Paul Green and Sarah Aroeste Play Jewish Jazz Fusion in Music & More Series

Sarah Aroeste

(NEW MARLBOROUGH, Mass.) – Clarinetist Paul Green leads his Jewish-jazz fusion band, Two Worlds, with special guest vocalist Sarah Aroeste, one of the world’s premiere Ladino vocalists, in a concert exploring links among klezmer, jazz, and Sephardic music, as part of the Music & More Series at the Historic Meeting House on Saturday, October 1,…

Magnetic Fields, Dinosaur Jr, Benjamin Clementine, Artist Nick Cave Headline MASS MoCA Fall 2016 Season

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(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Art, music, and comedy fans will be well-served this fall season at MASS MoCA with a two-concert “50 Song Memoir” of new songs by Magnetic Fields, the return of 1990s power-grunge outfit Dinosaur Jr., Mercury Prize-winner Benjamin Clementine, and a massive, site-specific installation by artist Nick Cave in MASS MoCA’s football…

Cuban Cinema and New Films by Loach, Almodovar, Verhoeven and Courtney Hunt at FilmColumbia 2016

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(CHATHAM, N.Y.) – A focus on Cuban cinema and premieres of new films by Ken Loach, Pedro Almodovar, Paul Verhoeven and Columbia County’s Courtney Hunt are some of the highlights of FilmColumbia 2016, offering an extraordinary lineup of international feature, documentary, independent, short, and children’s films from Saturday, October 22 through Sunday, October 30, at…

Lumberyard’s ‘End of Summer Shindig’ Introduces New Performance Venue

scene from Dan Hurlin's puppetry 'Demolishing Everything with Amazing Speed'

(CATSKILL, N.Y.) – Movement artists Dan Hurlin, Jodi Melnick, and Steven Reker performed at Lumberyard’s “End of Summer Shindig” at its newly purchased former lumberyard space in Catskill on Saturday, September 17. The event by Lumberyard, formerly known as American Dance Institute, provided a sneak peek into the work that the venue will showcase when…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Sept 23-25, 2016

Trixie Whitley

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region, including a comedy festival; chamber music; art openings; a concert against guns; brooding indie-rock; an orchestral concert; and a whole lot more.       GILBERT GOTTFRIED, SUSIE ESSMAN HEADLINE WOODSTOCK COMEDY FESTIVAL (WOODSTOCK, N.Y.) – Comedian Gilbert Gottfried and…

Gilbert Gottfried, Susie Essman Headline Woodstock Comedy Festival

Gilbert Gottfried

(WOODSTOCK, N.Y.) – Comedian Gilbert Gottfried and Susie Essman of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” fame are featured guests in the fourth annual Woodstock Comedy Festival, a three-day weekend event from Friday, September 23, through Sunday, September 25, based mostly at the Bearsville Theater and other venues around Woodstock. In addition to stand-up comedy, the festival includes…

Tribute to Butoh Founder at Hudson’s Second Ward

Takao Kawaguchi

(HUDSON, N.Y.)  – Dancer-choreographer Takao Kawaguchi will perform “About Kazuo Ohno — Reliving the Butoh Diva’s Masterpieces,” at the Second Ward Foundation on Saturday, September 24, at 7pm, in a presentation by the Hudson Opera House, which is currently undergoing renovation. Kawaguchi joins Hudson-based choreographer Adam H. Weinert in conversation at The Inn at Hudson…

Paul Green Rock Academy Opens New School in Hudson

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(HUDSON, N.Y.) – The Woodstock, N.Y.-based Paul Green Rock Academy (PGRA) is opening its second of a planned six locations in October at the Liberi School in Hudson. There will be an open house for prospective parents and new students aged 8 to 18 on Saturday, September 24, from 2 to 5pm at the school,…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Sept 22-25, 2016

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A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshire region, including chamber music; pottery shows; art exhibitions; and experimental indie-rock.       THE SEBASTIANS to PLAY BAROQUE in MUSIC & MORE SERIES (NEW MARLBOROUGH, Mass.) – Early music ensemble The Sebastians will perform vocal and instrumental works by Alessandro…