A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Hudson Valley region.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Tarbox Ramblers brings its patented blend of raw roots and blues music to Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, November 25, at 9pm. Longtime favorites of Helsinki audiences going back to the club’s roots in Great Barrington, Mass., the Tarbox Ramblers are left-field traditionalists whose rough-hewn, direct sound has drawn raves from Rolling Stone, All Things Considered, the New Yorker, and many more.
CZECH AND SLOVAK FAIRY TALES with STRINGS at OLANA
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – The Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre brings its unique program based on the well-known marionette traditions of Central Europe, where puppetry has a strong and creative history beyond entertaining children, to Olana on Fri, Nov 24, for two shows at 9 and 10:30am.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – The fifth annual Farm & Flea Holiday Market at Basilica Hudson takes place Fri, Nov 24 to Sun, Nov 26. This year’s market features over 100 vendors, the vast majority drawn from the Hudson Valley’s artisanal talents. Inspired by the passionate and talented farmers, collectors, and artisans in the Hudson Valley, Basilica Farm & Flea was born Thanksgiving Weekend 2013 as an alternative to the big box, mass-manufactured nature of Black Friday. The 2017 Holiday Market is designed to be locally focused, serving as testament to the growing region and reflecting the abundance of makers in the Hudson Valley area.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – An exhibition of contemporary Hudson Valley Landscapes by artists including Jane Bloodgood-Abrams, Leigh Palmer, Harry Orlyk is on view at Carrie Haddad Gallery from Wed, Nov 15 to Sun, Dec 31. An opening reception for the artists takes place on Sat, Nov 18, from 5 to 7pm. Other artists represented in the show include Bill Sullivan, Don Bracken, Eileen Murphy, John Kelly, Joseph Maresca, Judy Reynolds, Tracy Helgeson, Sue Bryan, and Richard Britell.
(HILLSDALE, N.Y.) – Hometown, a solo exhibition of oil and watercolor paintings of small-town life by Jeffrey L. Neumann, is on view at Neumann Fine Art now through Sat, Dec 30. Anchoring the exhibition is Neumann’s latest oil painting, “Hillsdale, April afternoon,” a view of the hamlet which preserves a moment in time prior to the town’s recent addition of new sidewalks and streetlamps. The artist will present a framed giclée print of the painting to the Town of Hillsdale during a reception and artist talk on Sat, Nov 25, at 6pm.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Jamaican-born funk-poet Everton Sylvester and Searching for Banjo bring their unique blend of spoken word and deep reggae grooves to Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday, December 3, at 7pm, as part of the monthly Rogovoy Salon music, literary, and art series curated and hosted by cultural journalist Seth Rogovoy.
Sylvester’s song-poems recount acutely observed scenes from the life of an immigrant in New York City. Sometimes political and often humorous, Sylvester brings a sly, deadpan wit to scenarios from the point of view of a son, a father, a teacher, and a would-be U.S. citizen, that alternately surprise, delight, or infuriate. Everton’s band, Searching for Banjo (which does not include banjo), lays down Jamaican-infused accompaniment and reggae beats, providing the perfect context for Sylvester’s cleverly crafted, alertly ironic lyrics.