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.
(ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) — Vintage jazz group The Hot Sardines brings its early-20th-century sounds to the Fisher Center at Bard College on Friday, December 23, at 8pm, for a “Holiday Stomp” program infusing yuletide classics with a unique twist on New York, Paris, and New Orleans jazz from the era of Prohibition and beyond.
In the talented hands of the New York-based ensemble, music first made famous decades ago comes alive through their brassy horn arrangements, rollicking piano melodies, and cool vocals from a chanteuse who transports listeners to a different era with the mere lilt of her voice. The program includes beloved chestnuts like “White Christmas” and “Please Come Home for Christmas” as well as lesser-known gems such as Edith Piaf’s “Le Noël de La Rue,” Ella Fitzgerald’s “Santa Claus Got Stuck in My Chimney,” and even “The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” — with plenty of surprises along the way.
HAYES CARLL and ALLISON MOORER to BRING ROOTS MUSIC to HELSINKI HUDSON
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Grammy Award-nominated Texas singer-songwriter Hayes Carll brings his roots-oriented original songs to Club Helsinki Hudson on Thursday, December 29, at 8pm. Carll is equally known for his outspoken politically-infused rockers and his self-described “degenerate love songs.” His most recent album, “Lovers and Leavers,” came out earlier this year. Singer-songwriter Allison Moorer will warm up the crowd for Carll with her country-inflected brand of folk-rock.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Soul-rocker Simi Stone, classic rocker Pearl Aday, thrash-rock pioneer Scott Ian, and prog-rock singer Lisa Green will help the crowd ring out the old and ring in the new at Club Helsinki Hudson on New Year’s Eve, Saturday, December 31, at 9pm.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Works by six female Hudson Valley artists working in a variety of media are featured in a new winter exhibition featuring a large-scale fabric installation and finely detailed drawings, painting, and collage at Carrie Haddad Gallery. Artists featured include Kate Hamilton, Andrea Moreau, Louise Laplante, Elizabeth Coyne, Laura Von Rosk, Allyson Levy, and Eileen Murphy. Their work offers unique commentary on the political, personal, and environmental observations of what it means to live in a global community today. The work remains on view through January 22.