HudsonValleyWeekend Jan 19-22, 2017

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 19-22, 2017

Tony Stone’s ‘Peter and the Farm’ Gets Free Screening, Talkback, at Millerton’s MovieHouse

‘Leisure & Lust,’ Site-Specific Performance Inspired by Edith Wharton, at The Mount

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HudsonValleyWeekend Jan 19-22, 2017

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region, including a musical biography of jazz enigma Billy Tipton; an Elvis Presley birthday salute; a free screening of Tony Stone’s critically acclaimed “Peter and the Farm” documentary; and a whole lot more.       NELLIE MCKAY BRINGS ECLECTIC…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 19-22, 2017

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshire region, including a sneak peek at cutting-edge performance art; a musical biography of jazz enigma Billy Tipton; an Elvis Presley birthday salute; and a whole lot more.       NEW WORK by RICHARD MOVE GETS SNEAK PEEK at MASS MoCA…

Lustre Kings to Lead Birthday Tribute to ‘The King’ at Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Club Helsinki Hudson’s annual Elvis Birthday Bash, featuring the Lustre Kings plus other special guests, will take place on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at 9pm, just one week after what would have been Elvis Presley’s 82nd birthday. Elvis Presley’s impact on all music that came after him is impossible to tally. Bob…

Nellie McKay Brings Eclectic Cabaret-Rock to Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Cabaret-rock singer-songwriter Nellie McKay brings her uniquely eccentric blend of pop, rock, jazz and hip-hop to Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday, January 22, at 8pm. This time out, McKay will be featuring songs from her musical biography, “A Girl Named Bill: The Life and Times of Billy Tipton,” a mid-20th century jazz…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 12-15, 2017

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region, including a free literary reading; a photo exhibition of Hudson’s garages and alleys; a Moroccan trance dub group; the circus comes to town; and a whole lot more.       HUDSON ALLEYS & GARAGES FEATURED in PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT at…

Hudson Alleys and Garages Featured in Photography Exhibit at Opera House

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – “No Parking: The Alleys and Garages of Hudson,” featuring works by three local photographers who find unconventional beauty beyond Hudson’s more well-trafficked main streets, will go on view at the Hudson Opera House on Saturday, January 14, with an artist’s reception from 5 to 7pm. Exploring the parallel realities that exist in…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 12-15, 2017

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshire region, including a festival of new music; a sneak peek at cutting-edge performance art; a mini-festival of old and new plays; Moroccan trance grooves, the circus comes to town; and a whole lot more.         SHAKESPEARE &…

Club D’Elf and John Medeski Bring Moroccan Trance Grooves to Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Moroccan-dosed dub-jazz collective Club D’Elf, featuring superstar keyboardist John Medeski of Medeski Martin and Wood fame, return to Club Helsinki Hudson with their funky world-trance grooves on Saturday, January 14, at 9pm, to celebrate the long-awaited release of “Live at Club Helsinki,” an epic double album that showcases the band’s genre-leaping improvisational…

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 with four shows: its adult-oriented cabaret kicking off at 9pm on Friday, January 13; continuing on Saturday, February 18; and again on Saturday, March 11;…

New Work by Richard Move Gets Sneak Peek at MASS MoCA

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Choreographer and multimedia performance artist Richard Move will stage a one-night-only work-in-progress showing of “XXYY” in the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA on Friday, January 20 at 8pm. The new collaboration, exploring the multiplicities of the gender spectrum while deconstructing the conventional binaries of male and female, is conceived and directed…

Works by Reich, Zorn, Rzewski and Mingus on Tap at Williams New Music Festival

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Composers including minimalist pioneer Steve Reich, downtown lion John Zorn, avant-gardist Frederic Rzewski and jazz legend Charles Mingus will have their works performed as part of I/O Fest 2017, a four-day festival of new music at Williams College running Thursday, January 12, through Sunday, January 15, at various venues around Williamstown. The…

Shakespeare & Company Presents Winter Studio Festival of Plays

(LENOX, Mass.) – Plays by Sam Shepard, Sarah Ruhl, and Anton Chekhov will be featured in Shakespeare & Company’s annual Winter Studio Festival of Plays on Saturday, January 14, and Sunday, January 15. The weekend of staged readings, featuring both emerging and established artists, also includes works by local playwrights Emily Devoti and Robert Sugarman.…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Dec 29, 2016 – Jan 1, 2017

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region, including a gallery show by a half-dozen women artists; roots music; a rocking New Year’s Eve; and a whole lot more.     HAYES CARLL and ALLISON MOORER to BRING ROOTS MUSIC to HELSINKI HUDSON (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Grammy Award-nominated…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Dec 29 2016 – Jan 1 2017

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshire region, including chamber music; an exhibition of Japanese woodblock prints; a display of Saturday morning cartoon art; and a whole lot more.     BACH’S BRANDENBURG CONCERTI at MAHAIWE (GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – The Berkshire Bach Ensemble will ring out the old…

HudsonValleyWeekend Dec 22-31, 2016

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region, including vintage jazz; a gallery show by a half-dozen women artists; roots music; and a whole lot more.         HOT SARDINES BRING ‘VINTAGE JAZZ’ to BARD in HOLIDAY PROGRAM (ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) — Vintage jazz group The Hot…