HudsonValleyWeekend

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Hudson Valley region.

HudsonValleyWeekend, July 17-21, 2013

  AFROPOP LEGEND OLIVER ‘TUKU’ MTUKUDZI at CLUB HELSINK HUDSON (HUDSON, N.Y.) – One of Afropop’s living legends, Oliver Mtukudzi, bring his fusion of traditional Zimbabwean music and African funk along with his band, the Black Spirits to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, July 19, 2013, at 9pm. Mtukudzi is so renowned in his native…

Film Festival Premieres at Basilica Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – BasilicaScope, projected to be an annual film festival based at Basilica Hudson, premieres this weekend, Thursday, July 18, 2013, through Sunday, July 21, 2013. According to its founders, the festival  “celebrates films that explore the furthest extremes – from remote landscapes, unconventional perspectives, fanatic personalities, radical examinations of film’s materiality, to the…

Musician-Author Michael Hearst Gives Reading-Concert at Spotty Dog

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Author and musician Michael Hearst will be at the Spotty Dog to celebrate his book Unusual Creatures on Sunday, July 21, 2013, at 1pm. Hearst will give a Powerpoint lecture and perform songs related to his book on the Theremin. Hearst is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and writer. He is a founding member…

New York Bands Twin Guns and the Living Kills at Half Moon

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Punk- noir duo Twin Guns and garage quartet the Living Kills will perform at the second installment of SmashCrashBash!!, a semi-regular, rock ’n’ roll-themed party, at the Half Moon in Hudson on Friday, July 19, 2013, at 9pm. Taking garage punk down some of its shadier alleyways, Twin Guns have carved out…

Companies Dance in Honor of OUT Weekend at Jacob’s Pillow

    (BECKET, Mass.) – Contemporary ballet company Ballet BC from Vancouver and post-modern group Tere O’Connor Dance of New York City are at Jacob’s Pillow Dance from Wednesday, July 17, 2013, through Sunday, July 21, 2013. Led by artistic director Emily Molnar, Ballet BC performs three U.S. premieres: A.U.R.A. (Anarchist Unit Related to Art)…

Tallulah Bankhead Play at Stageworks/Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Emmy Award-winning actress Colleen Zenk portrays Tallulah Bankhead in Looped, a new play by Matthew Lombardo running at Stageworks/Hudson Wednesdays through Sundays through Sunday, July 28, 2013. Based on a true incident, Looped finds Tallulah Bankhead, the internationally celebrated actress, being called into a sound studio in 1965 to re-record (or “loop”)…