“Beyond Flamenco,” a mini-festival of contemporary flamenco, kicks off the spring season at PS21 in Chatham, N.Y., on Sunday, March 15, at 6pm, with Proceso Eterno (Eternal Process), featuring dancer-choreographer Patricia Guerrero. flamenco guitarist and composer Dani de Moron, vocalist Sergio El Colorao, and percussionist Agustin Diassera. On Friday, March 20, at 7pm, Eduardo Guerrero, the innovative modern master of Spanish dance, performs in Desplante, an intimate and dramatic blend of flamenco styles.
Treya Lam brings her lush chamber-pop to Club B10 at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Mass., on Saturday, March 14, at 8pm. A classically trained multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Treya Lam’s cinematic songs and ethereal vocals are built on Nina Simone-inspired piano, meditative guitar, and lush chamber arrangements. Her debut album, Good News, was produced by Kaki King.
The Irish Comedy Tour paves the way for a jolly St. Patrick’s Day with an evening of laughter at the Colonial in Pittsfield, Mass., on Thursday, March 12, at 7:30pm. This high-energy show takes the party atmosphere of a Dublin pub and combines it with a boisterous, belly-laugh band of hooligans whose ancestors hail from the Emerald Isle, include Detroit native Derek Richards; Boston-born Mike McCarthy; Nova Scotia’s Damon Leibert; and from Inchicore, a suburb of Dublin, Ireland’s Derrick Keane. Award-winning Irish step dancers Bridget Farrell, Ashley Gilnack and Dale Loughran, from the Farrell School of Irish Dance in New York, will also be on hand to entertain the crowd.
Vivian Nesbitt (Breaking Bad) plays the titular role in Si Kahn’s “Mother Jones in Heaven” at Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill, N.Y., on Friday and Saturday, March 13-14, at 7:30, and Sunday, March 15, at 2pm. Through story and song, Nesbitt portrays Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, with musical accompaniment by John Dillon, in Si Kahn‘s one-woman musical about the infamous labor organizer famed for her tireless efforts on behalf of the rights of the working class.
Leading the charge for better working conditions and fair pay for coal miners, mill workers and child laborers, Mother Jones was dubbed “The Most Dangerous Woman in America” by a West Virginia judge because, “At the crook of her little finger, she could get 8,000 men to walk out on strike.” Feared, revered and lauded in song and legend, Mother Jones was indeed “the grandmother of all agitators.”
Award-winning vocalist Alexis P. Suter brings her hearty mix of blues, gospel, and blues-rock, along with her smoking-hot band, to Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, March 14, at 9pm. Suter is especially known for her extraordinary bass/baritone voice; she includes Ruth Brown, Barry White, and B.B. King as her greatest influences.