A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region, including the album release concert for the Seth Rogovoy-produced effort, “Dust Bowl Faeries,”; ‘psychedelic cinema’ at MASS MoCA; emerging artists at Limner Gallery; and two fully-staged operas at Bard College.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Hudson’s own Dust Bowl Faeries, a gothic chamber-folk outfit led by interdisciplinary artist Ryder Cooley, celebrates the release of its eponymous debut album at Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday, March 6, at 8pm. The band will be joined by a handful of guest musicians who appear on the album, which includes instrumental contributions by Tommy Stinson of the Replacements and Melora Creager of Rasputina, and which was produced by yours truly.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – The annual Emerging Artists exhibition at Limner Gallery features the work of 24 contemporary artists selected from an international call for entries. The exhibition is a varied collection of eclectic and highly accomplished artists working in video, painting, photography and sculpture. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, March 5, from 5 to 7pm. The exhibition is on view through April 2. The Limner Gallery will be open during the exhibition for public viewing Thursday to Saturday from noon to 5pm; other times by appointment.
(ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) — A double-bill of fully staged operas including “Higglety Pigglety Pop!” by Oliver Knussen with libretto by Maurice Sendak, based on his book of the same name, and “The Magic Flute, Redux” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, will be performed by the Graduate Vocal Arts Program of the Bard College Conservatory of Music in the Sosnoff Theater of the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College on Friday, March 4, at 7pm, and again on Sunday, March 6, at 2pm.
(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) — Alloy Orchestra mastermind Ken Winokur brings his new film and live music project Psychedelic Cinema, which revitalizes cult filmmaker Ken Brown’s Super 8 films from the late 1960s (once used as light shows for Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead, and Sly Stone), to Club B10 at MASS MoCA on Saturday, March 5, at 8pm. Winokur and his accomplices overlay his signature junk percussion, melodic clarinets and keyboards, and recorded speeches and audio artifacts over the video projections to dazzling effect.