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 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.
(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – The Berkshire Bach Ensemble will ring out the old and ring in the new with its annual Bach at New Year’s program featuring all six Brandenburg Concerti at the Mahaiwe on Saturday, December 31, at 6pm. The program – featuring violinist Eugene Drucker, a cofounder of the Emerson String Quartet – will also take place at the Academy of Music in Northampton, Mass., on Friday, December 30, at 7:30pm, and at the Troy [N.Y.] Savings Bank Music Hall on Sunday, January 1, at 3pm.