HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Feb 12-14, 2016

Hudson Homegirls Featured in Spotty Dog Reading Series

Exhibit of Dance Photographs by Jake Stockman at Joyce Goldstein Gallery

Violinist-Singer Iva Bittová Returns to Hudson Opera House with Helena Baillie

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HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Feb 12-14, 2016

Iva Bittova

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region VIOLINISTS IVA BITTOVÁ & HELENA BAILLIE to PLAY BARTOK and JANACEK at HUDSON OPERA HOUSE (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Iva Bittová, the Moravian violinist, vocalist, singer, actor and dancer, returns to Hudson Opera House on Saturday, February 13, at 7pm,…

Hudson Homegirls Featured in Spotty Dog Reading Series

Hallie Goodman

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Emerging female authors and poets Branda C. Maholtz,  Shannekia McIntosh, Hallie Goodman, and Dani Grammestorf French, all of Hudson, will read from their works at Spotty Dog Books & Ale on Saturday, February 13, at 7pm, as part of Volume, the free monthly reading and music series every second Saturday of the month.…

Exhibit of Dance Photographs by Jake Stockman at Joyce Goldstein Gallery

Parsons Dance 2015 at PS21 (photo Jake Stockman)

  (CHATHAM, N.Y.) – A behind-the-scenes look at the Parsons Dance Company during their 2015 summer residency at PS21 will be the subject of an exhibition of photographs by PS21 photography intern Jake Stockman, opening at the Joyce Goldstein Gallery (16 Main St.) with a reception on Saturday, February 13, from 6:30 to 8:30pm with…

Violinist-Singer Iva Bittová Returns to Hudson Opera House with Helena Baillie

Iva Bittova and Helena Baillie

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Iva Bittová, the Moravian violinist, vocalist, singer, actor and dancer, returns to Hudson Opera House on Saturday, February 13, at 7pm, with violinist Helena Baillie, in “Folktales and Myths: Travels through Hungary and Beyond,” a program featuring the music of Béla Bartók and Leoš Janácek in special arrangements for voice and string…

The Orchestra Now to Play Bruch and Mahler at Bard’s Fisher Center

Susan Platts

(ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) – The Orchestra Now, conducted by music director Leon Botstein, will perform works by Bruch and Mahler in the Fisher Center at Bard College on Saturday, February 13, at 8pm, and again on Sunday, February 14, at 3pm. The program includes one of Bruch’s signature pieces, his 1880 Scottish Fantasy for violin and…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Feb 11-14, 2016

Richard Nonas, Steel Drawing, 5 Plates: One Red, One Yellow, 1988.  Oil paint on steel.

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshire region, including Angelique Kidjo and Richard Nonas at MASS MoCA; the Wailers at the Colonial; jazz and 10-minute plays at 10X10 Festival; more jazz at Spencertown Academy; Georgia O’Keefe at Norman Rockwell Museum, and more…   ANGELIQUE KIDJO BRINGS JAZZY…

5th Annual 10X10 New Play Festival Opens at Barrington Stage

Director John Miller Stephany and actor Andrew May (photo Barrington Stage)

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – The fifth annual 10X10 New Play Festival at Barrington Stage Company kicks off on Thursday, February 11, and runs for three weekends through Sunday, February 28, as part of the 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival. The new play festival features ten new 10-minute plays performed at  BSC’s St. Germain Stage  at 36 Linden…

Georgia O’Keeffe Brought to Life in One-Woman Show at Rockwell Museum

Colleen Webster as Georgia O’Keeffe (photo Jack T. Douglas)

(STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – Actress Colleen Webster will portray Georgia O’Keeffe at Norman Rockwell Museum as part of its Meet the Artists performance series on Saturday, February 13, at 5:30pm. In “Georgia O’Keeffe: Portrait of the Artist,” Webster will bring to life the 20th-century painter known for her significant contributions to American Modernism. Projected paintings and…

The Wailers Bring Vintage Reggae to Colonial Theater

The Wailers

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – The legendary reggae group The Wailers – led by founding bassist Aston “Family Man” Barrett – bring their patented Jamaican riddims to the Colonial Theater on Sunday, February 14, at 8pm. Best known for their groundbreaking work with the late Bob Marley, the Wailers have also played or performed with international acts…

Angelique Kidjo Brings Jazzy Afropop to MASS MoCA

Angelique Kidjo

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) — Grammy Award-winning Afropop artist Angelique Kidjo brings her unique world music blend to the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA for an intimate acoustic performance on Saturday, February 13, at 8pm. A native of the West African nation of Benin, Kidjo is noted for her eclectic style, blending traditional Beninese styles with jazz,…

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…