HudsonValleyWeekend

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

Donna the Buffalo Celebrates New Album at Bearsville Theater

(WOODSTOCK, N.Y.) – Roots-music troubadours Donna the Buffalo celebrate the release of their new album, “Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday,” at Bearsville Theater on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at 9pm. The Traps will open the show. The group’s 10th studio album and its first in five years proves the band as a consistent steward of Americana…

California Artist to Exhibit at Henry Hudson Studios

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – FemmeGestures, a solo exhibition of new work by California artist Jenny Sharaf, opens at Henry Hudson Studios (724 Union St.) on Saturday, June 22, 2013, from 6 to 9 p.m. The show is composed mostly of nonrepresentational pour and drip paintings in the vein of Lynda Benglis and Jackson Pollock. She was…

Experimental Music Ensemble to Play Hudson Opera House

  (HUDSON, N.Y.) ? The DownTown Ensemble, which performs experimental works incorporating traditionally notated and graphic music scores, sound/text music, ritual/intermedia pieces, performance art and Fluxus, improvisation in a number of traditions; large ensemble, scores for variable (unspecified) instrumentation, and interactive computer music, returns to the Hudson Opera House for its annual upstate New York…

Suzanne Vega to Play Intimate Show at Club Helsinki

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega performs a rare, intimate nightclub gig at Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at 9pm. One of the most literate and poetic singer-songwriters of the rock era, Vega is also a folk-pop craftsman, with a string of radio-ready hits that began with “Luka” and “Tom’s Diner” and…

All-Hungarian Program on Tap at Tannery Pond Chamber Music Series

  (NEW LEBANON, N.Y.) – Violinist Soovin Kim leads an all-Hungarian program featuring works by Béla Bartok, Zoltán Kodály and Ernst von Dohnányi on Satrurday, June 22, 2013, at 8pm, as part of the Concerts at Tannery Pond chamber music series. Joining Kim will be violinist Jessica Lee, cellist Ed Arron, violist Maurycy Banaszek, and…

HudsonValley Weekend, June 12-19, 2013

WASSAIC PROJECT LAUNCHES 6th ANNUAL SEASON (WASSAIC, N.Y.) – The artist-run Wassaic Project, a multidisciplinary arts organization located within reclaimed agricultural buildings in the hamlet of Wassaic, N.Y., will present Homeward Found, an exhibition of works by over 80 emerging artists, as part of its summer season. The Wassaic Project Summer Festival, a three-day celebration…

Mavis Staples, Kris Kristofferson, Judy Collins and Pete Seeger Top Clearwater Festival Lineup

(CROTON-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) – Gospel legend Mavis Staples, folksinger Judy Collins, country icon Kris Kristofferson, roots musician David Bromberg and blues-rockers Hot Tuna headline this year’s edition of Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival, which takes place Saturday and Sunday, June 15-16, 2013, at Croton Point Park, N.Y. Also on the bill are R&B sensations Sharon Jones…

Jazz Trio at the Hudson Opera House

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – The Armen Donelian Trio performs at the Hudson Opera House on Saturday, June 15, 2013, at 8pm. Donelian is a virtuoso pianist and composer, as well as a teacher, versed in mainstream and avant-garde jazz, classical music, and ethnic music from around the world. Called “a pianist with a crystalline touch, but…

HudsonValleyWeekend June 7-9, 2013

OVER THE RHINE to PERFORM at HELSINKI HUDSON (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Ohio-based folk-Americana group Over the Rhine performs at Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, June 7, 2013, at 9pm. Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist are the core of the moody and wistful Over the Rhine, named after the Cincinnati neighborhood from which they hail. Their…

HudsonValleyWeekend, May 27-Jun 2, 2013

  NOAH BAUMBACH, GRETA GERWIG, DARLENE LOVE AT 8TH ANNUAL BERKSHIRE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (GREAT BARRINGTON and PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Noah Baumbach’s new movie, “Frances Ha,” is among the over 75 films that will be screened at the eighth annual Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF), taking place from May 30 to June 2, 2013, in…