HudsonValleyWeekend

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

Bindlestiff Cirkus Brings Monthly Winter Cabaret to Club Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Hudson’s own Bindlestiff Family Cirkus continues its wintertime tradition of hosting a monthly cabaret, featuring a variety of circus, theater, comedy and musical entertainers, at Club Helsinki Hudson: its adult-oriented cabaret kicking off at 9pm on Saturday, February 22; and again on Saturday, March 21, both nights at 9pm; plus a Sunday matinee…

Slavic Soul Party!, múm, Billy Harper Quintet and Caleb Teicher and Nic Gareiss Top Hudson Hall Spring 2020 Season

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Experimental Icelandic band múm, Slavic Soul Party!, the Billy Harper Quintet, and 92-year-old cabaret singer Marilyn Maye headline the spring season at Hudson Hall, which also includes a three-concert tribute to jazz legend Charlie “Bird” Parker, the annual Hudson Jazz Festival, dancer/choreographers Caleb Teicher and Nic Gareiss, and Hudson’s own genius bandleader,…

Regional Cultural Preview, Feb 3-9, 2020

  The Julia Gottlieb Quartet performs its mix of music and jazz standards at the Egremont Barn in South Egremont, Mass., on Saturday, February 8, at 8pm. An eclectic artist and song stylist, Julia’s sound spans generations; think Norah Jones meets Chet Baker. Backing her silky, smooth vocals are pianist Benny Kohn, bassist Jason Schwartz,…

Regional Cultural Preview, Jan 27-Feb 2, 2020

  Gregory Maqoma, the South African choreographer of William Kentridge’s The Head & the Load, returns to the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Mass., with Cion: Requiem of Ravel’s Boléro, performed by the Vuyani Dance Theatre, on Saturday, February 1, at 8pm. The work weaves a narrative of greed, power, and the…

Regional Cultural Preview, January 20-27, 2020

M.A.K.U. Soundsystem brings its potent mixture of Colombian folklore, psychedelic rock, and Caribbean grooves to Club B10 at MASS MoCA on Saturday, January 25, at 8pm. The stripped-down trio features lead singer and bassist Juan Ospina, drummer Andres Jimenez, and guitarist Camilo Rodriguez.   Academy Award-winning comedian Steven Wright, the king of deadpan observational comedy,…

Regional Cultural Preview, Jan 13-19, 2020

Hong Kong native Ian Chang, who now calls New York City home, has been on the cutting edge of experimental electronic music for the past decade. A member of Son Lux and Landlady, Chang has also performed with Joan As Policewoman, Dave Douglas, and Rubblebucket. The composer-drummer collaborates with visual duo Endless Endless to create…

Regional Cultural Preview, Dec 30, 2019-Jan 18, 2020

The Hudson Valley’s own Felice Brothers, our leading Americana outfit in the style of the pioneering group The Band, ring out the old and ring in the new on New Year’s Eve at Club Helsinki Hudson, helped along by that fair city’s favorite son, the one and only Tommy Stinson, formerly of the Replacements, Soul…

Regional Cultural Preview Dec 26, 2019-Jan 18, 2020

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire and Hudson Valley region. The Suitcase Junket and the brilliant, witty and provocative indie singer-songwriter Carsie Blanton perform a double bill at Club Helsinki Hudson, on Saturday, December 28, at 9pm. The Hudson Valley’s own Felice Brothers, our leading…

Natalia Zukerman and Anne Heaton Bring Songs, Stories, and Images to Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Singer-songwriter and visual artist Natalia Zukerman and singer-songwriter and storyteller Anne Heaton will bring songs, stories, and pictures to Club Helsinki Hudson on Thursday, December 5, at 8pm. Zukerman will perform excerpts from her one-woman show, “The Women Who Rode Away,” which had its work-in-progress debut at Club Helsinki Hudson two years…

Matisyahu to Bring Spiritual Rock to Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

(TROY, N.Y.) – Matisyahu, the unique singer-songwriter who blends rapping and beatboxing with reggae rhythms, alternative rock, and folk-rock, brings his Jewish-themed and often personal songs to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Thursday, November 1, at 7:30pm. Matisyahu – a dynamic performer skilled at connecting with his audience with or without a band…