(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 on the fourth Saturday of each month, kicking off at 9pm on Saturday, January 16, 2016; continuing on Saturday, February 20; and again on Saturday, March 19; plus a Sunday matinee show on March 20 geared to the entire family. The January show will include appearances by musical artist Tony Kieraldo, female impersonator Bernie Brandall, and electric ecdysiast and burlesque star Pinkie Special. Also on tap are comedy favorites Fly By Night, aerial acrobat Jason Mejias, and Bindlestiff cofounders Keith Nelson and Stephanie Monseu.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Solo exhibitions of works by Nicole Cherubini and Ted Gahl open at Retrospective Gallery with a reception on Saturday, January 16, at 6pm. Cherubini’s show, ‘the love tapes’, is a retrospective of her work. Gahl’s show, ‘Hibernation Anxiety,’ features works in various modes, all of them rooted in drawing. The shows run through Monday, February 28. Cherubini lives and works in Hudson and Brooklyn; Gahl lives and works in Litchfield, Conn.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Club Helsinki Hudson’s annual Elvis Birthday Bash, featuring the Lustre Kings plus other special guests, will take place on Friday, January 15, at 9pm, just one week after what would have been Elvis Presley’s 81th birthday. The Lustre Kings dig deep into early rock and related styles, steering away from a greatest-hits oldies approach, preferring to connect the dots among such unlikely musical bedfellows as Conway Twitty, Peanuts Wilson, Link Wray and Duke Ellington (they even render a surf-guitar version of the Duke’s “Caravan”).
(GHENT, N.Y) – Fold and unfold, a solo exhibition of sculptures and drawings by Anne Lindberg opens at Omi’s Visitors Center & Gallery with a reception on Saturday, January 16, from 1 to 3pm. Lindberg works with an expanded definition of drawing languages, and is influenced by the resurgence of drawing in contemporary art. The exhibition will conclude on Saturday, March 12, at 7pm with a special performance event featuring “hyperpianist” Denman Maroney.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Massachusetts-based indie-folk quartet Darlingside brings its singular four-part harmonies and classically influenced chamber-pop to Club Helsinki Hudson on Thursday, January 14, at 8pm. . The group’s most recent album, “Birds Say,” is the first to capture fully the soaring arrangements, sophisticated harmonies, and rousing rhythms, making the group a kind of missing link between Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and Mumford & Sons. Vermont-based DuPont Brothers will open the show.