HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Feb 4-9, 2016

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 27-Feb 4, 2016

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview Jan 27-Feb 4, 2016

Guido’s Relaunches Customer Appreciation Days

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HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Feb 4-9, 2016

A highly selective look at upcoming cultural events in the region, including Donna the Buffalo at Club Helsinki Hudson; live jazz and Charlie Chaplin films at Spotty Dog; Lincoln author Todd Brewster at Hudson Opera House; and “Orange Is the New Black” author Piper Kerman at Vassar College.   Donna The Buffalo to Bring Jam-Friendly…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 27-Feb 4, 2016

Chris Gethard

A highly selective weekly preview of what looks best in the coming days and weeks in visual and performing arts in the greater region.     ALT-PUNK COMIC CHRIS GERHARD to STAND UP at MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Comedian Chris Gethard, familiar to audiences from appearances on The Office, Parks and Recreation, Broad City, and Louie, as well as…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview Jan 27-Feb 4, 2016

Rebekah Heller by Carrie Schneider h sleeping on oboe

A highly selective weekly preview of what looks best in the coming days and weeks in visual and performing arts in the greater region. DONNA THE BUFFALO to BRING JAM-FRIENDLY ROOTS-ROCK to HELSINKI HUDSON (HUDSON, N.Y.) –  Folk-rock quintet Donna the Buffalo helps Club Helsinki Hudson celebrate its 20th anniversary with a program of its original…

Guido’s Relaunches Customer Appreciation Days

Guidos Thank you Thursdays

(PITTSFIELD and GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Guido’s Fresh Marketplace will host the first of three monthly “Thank You Thursdays,” its annual winter/spring series of Customer Appreciation Days, on Thursday, January 28, from 9am to 7pm, in its Pittsfield and Great Barrington stores. The celebration includes deep deals, discounts, coupons, samples, and giveaways. This week’s event,…

Dan Tepfer and ICE Kick Off Catksill Jazz Series at Bard

Dan Tepfer (photo Vincent Soyez)

(ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) – Jazz pianist/composer Dan Tepfer and the International Contemporary Ensemble combine forces as Acoustic Informatics in a world premiere performance to kick off the Catskill Jazz series at the Fisher Center at Bard College on Friday, January 29, at 8pm, in the LUMA Theater. Joining Tepfer for this program are ICE musicians Joshua…

Donna the Buffalo to Bring Jam-Friendly Roots-Rock to Helsinki Hudson

Donna the Buffalo

(HUDSON, N.Y.) –  Folk-rock quintet Donna the Buffalo helps Club Helsinki Hudson celebrate its 20th anniversary with a program of its original folk-roots jams on Thursday, February 4, at 8pm.  When Donna the Buffalo began performing at folk and roots-music festivals in 1989, there wasn’t even a genre called “Americana.” The group’s easygoing, jam-friendly brand…

Bard College’s The Orchestra Now to Make Carnegie Hall Debut

Leon Botstein conducts The Orchestra Now (photo Jito Lee)

(ANNANDALE-on-the-HUDSON, N.Y.) – The Orchestra Now, a year-old ensemble founded at Bard College by music director Leon Botstein, will make its highly anticipated Carnegie Hall debut on Friday, January 29 at 7:30 pm in “Beethoven’s ‘Likes’,” a program featuring works by Beethoven and Cherubini, the U.S. premiere Symphony No. 3 in F major by Anton…

Alt-Punk Comic Chris Gethard to Stand Up at MASS MoCA

Chris Gethard

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Comedian Chris Gethard, familiar to audiences from appearances on The Office, Parks and Recreation, Broad City, and Louie, as well as his eponymous gonzo cable access program – brings his blend of slightly nerdy, slightly angry, devilishly cerebral standup to Club B-10 at MASS MoCA on Saturday, January 30, at 8pm.…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 21-26, 2016

Birds of Chicago (photo Natalie Ginele Miller)

ROOTS MUSIC OUTFIT BIRDS OF CHICAGO SOARS INTO MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Birds of Chicago, the husband-and-wife roots-music collective that garnered many new fans with their compelling performance at last September’s FreshGrass Festival, return to Club B10 at MASS MoCA on Saturday, January 23, at 8pm, when they will offer a preview of…

Adrien Reju Brings Soulful Folk-Pop to Helsinki Hudson

Adrien Reju

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Singer-songwriter Adrien Reju, who calls Hudson home, brings her eclectic original music – a blend of rock, soul, pop, folk and other influences – to Club Helsinki Hudson on Thursday, January 21, at 8pm. Woodstock-based singer-songwriter Elijah Wolf warms up the crowd for Reju. On her debut album, “Strange Love & The…

Calumette Brings Jazzy Folk-Roots to Race Brook Lodge

Calumette

(SHEFFIELD, Mass.) – Jazzy roots-duo Calumette performs in the Barn Space at Race Brook Lodge on Friday, January 22, at 8pm. The duo, composed of West Texas native Hale May and Swiss guitarist Antoine Salem, performs a soulful blend of country, folk, blues, jazz, Gypsy swing, and gospel. The music should appeal to fans of…

Roots Music Outfit Birds of Chicago Soars into MASS MoCA

Birds of Chicago (photo Natalie Ginele Miller)

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Birds of Chicago, the husband-and-wife roots-music collective that garnered many new fans with their compelling performance at last September’s FreshGrass Festival, return to Club B10 at MASS MoCA on Saturday, January 23, at 8pm, when they will offer a preview of their upcoming album, “Real Midnight,” due for release on February…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 13-17, 2016

Bindlestiff's Stephanie Monseu aka Philomena

BINDLESTIFF CIRKUS BRINGS MONTHLY WINTER CABARET to HELSINKI HUDSON (HUDSON, N.Y.) – 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, at Club Helsinki Hudson with four shows: its adult-oriented cabaret on the fourth Saturday of each month, kicking off at 9pm on Saturday, January 16, 2016; continuing on Saturday, February 20;…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 13-17, 2016

Daniel Wohl (photo Nathan Lee Bush)

DANIEL WOHL PREVIEWS MULTISENSORY ‘HOLOGRAPHIC’ at MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) — After a weeklong residency at the cultural laboratory, Daniel Wohl presents a work-in-progress performance of Holographic, a “multi-sensory audience experience” featuring a blend of acoustic instruments and rich electronic creations, accompanied by artist Daniel Schwarz’s lush visuals, in the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA…

Exhibits by Nicole Cherubini and Ted Gahl Open at Retrospective

Works by Ted Gahl (photo Peter Mauney)

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Solo exhibitions of works by Nicole Cherubini and Ted Gahl open at Retrospective Gallery with a reception on Saturday, January 16, from 6 to 8pm. Cherubini’s show, ‘the love tapes’, is a retrospective of her work. Gahl’s show, ‘Hibernation Anxiety,’ features works in various modes, all of them rooted in drawing. The shows…

Omi Exhibit Features Anne Lindberg Sculptures and Drawings

artwork by Anne Lindberg

(GHENT, N.Y) – Fold and unfold, a solo exhibition of sculptures and drawings by Anne Lindberg, opens at Omi’s Visitors Center & Gallery with a reception on Saturday, January 16, from 1 to 3pm. Lindberg works with an expanded definition of drawing languages, and is influenced by the resurgence of drawing in contemporary art. The exhibition…