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THE CALENDAR  • CALENDAR DIRECTORYEXHIBITIONS

April 9-15 • April 16-22April 23-30 

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MUSIC

 


Battenkill Chorale presents “Rise to Life’s Beauty!” featuring Dan Forrest’s “Requiem for the Living” for chorus, chamber orchestra, and soloists. (Concert is also on April 22.) The colorful orchestra includes harp, gong, bell chime, glockenspiel, cymbals, drums, strings, winds, and organ. Soloists are soprano Gene Marie Callahan, tenor Michael Gallagher, and organist Erich Borden • today’s time, 4 pm • Immaculate Conception Parish, 73 Main Street, Hoosick Falls, NY • tickets ($15) at 518-692-7458 or battenkilltickets@gmail.com.

 

Caffè Lena • Willy Porter & Carmen Nickerson, featured musical guests in 2016 on NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion.” With opener Ryanhood • 7 pm • $22/$20 or $11 for children/students • www.caffelena.org

 

Helsinki Hudson • Alabama-based singer-songwriter Gabriel Tajeu • 7 pm (doors 5 pm) • info and tickets ($20) at

helsinkihudson.com

 

Oldcastle Theatre • renowned L’Ensemble chamber musical group performs a concert “Shadows on a Screen” with Ida Faiella, soprano; Lincoln Mayorga, piano/arranger; and Dale Stuckenbruck, violin • 3 pm • 331 Main St., Bennington, VT • tickets $25 ($10 student) available at www.oldcastletheatre.org or by calling 802-447-0564

 

Paramount • Violinist Stephen Waarts • 3 pm • info and tickets ($22 for adults; $12 for under 18)) at www.paramountvt.org or 802-775-0903

 

Saratoga Chamber Players • “: Voice, Piano & Strings Beckon”: Program to include Shostakovich: 7 Romances on Verses by Alexander Blok with the voice of soprano Charlotte Dobbs • 3 pm • United Methodist Church, 5th Avenue & Henning Road, Saratoga Springs • tickets: ($20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $15 for students, free for children accompanied by an adult) available online at www.saratogachamberplayers.org

 

Skidmore • Concert by Skidmore Wind Ensemble • 2 pm • Zankel Center • more info at 518-580-5321 or www.skidmore.edu/zankel

 

Skidmore • Concert by Skidmore String Ensemble • 7 pm • Zankel Center • more info at 518-580-5321 or www.skidmore.edu/zankel


Mahaiwe • Bolshoi Confidential: A Conversation, hosted by Brian Schaefer, Jacob`s Pillow Scholar-in-residence. Followed at 12:40 pm by a talk before the balllet performance (see below) • www.mahaiwe.org

 

Mahaiwe • Bolshoi Ballet in HD: A Hero of Our Time (Encore). Pechorin, a young officer, embarks on a journey across the majestic mountains of the Caucasus, on a path set by his passionate encounters • 1 pm • $17 (or $10 for age 21 and under) • www.mahaiwe.org

 

THEATER

Today’s
theater times


Home Made Theatre • “Foreigner“ (April 22, 23 28-30, May 5-7) • 2 pm


Hubbard Hall • “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams, (runs Fri-Sun, April 22-May 7) • 2 pm

 

MISC.

 

Quilt Show • Quilters United In Learning Together (Q.U.I.L.T. Inc.) of Delmar, NY hosts a 40th anniversary quilt show, “Celebrate Quilting” (also on 4/22). Included are splendid quilts, vendors, demonstrations, raffles, a gift gallery and featured speaker, Sue Reno on “Celebrating a Lifetime in Fabric Arts” (1 pm Sat. and 11 am Sun • today’s times, 10 am-4 pm • at the Hilton Garden Inn, 235 Hoosick Street in Troy, NY • Admission is $8 for one day and $12 for both days • For more info, see www.quiltinc.org

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MUSIC

 


Skidmore • Concert by Skidmore Big Band • 8 pm • Zankel Center • more info at 518-580-5321 or www.skidmore.edu/zankel

 

Williams • student performance, Christine Pash ’18, soprano • 7 pm • Brooks-Rogers • free • music.williams.edu

 



 

Tuesday
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MUSIC



Caffè Lena • SPAC at Caffe Lena presents the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, which was praised as one of New York City’s greatest cultural treasures by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg • 7 pm • $45/$40 • www.caffelena.org

 

FILM

 

Crandall Library • film “The Anthropologist ”: The fate of the planet is considered from the perspective of American teenager Katie Crate. Over the course of five years, she travels alongside her mother Susie, an anthropologist studying the impact of climate change on indigenous communities • 2:30 & 6:30 pm • Community Room • more info at 518-792-6508 or www.crandalllibrary.org.

 

 

MISC.

 

Skidmore • Curator’s Tour of If I had Possession over Judgment Day — Collections of Claude Simard • noon • Tang Museum • more info at 518-580-8080


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Mahaiwe • encore of Met Opera Live in HD: Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” • 1 pm • $25/$18 for students • www.mahaiwe.org

Williams • MIDWEEK MUSIC • 12:15 pm (bring lunch) • Chapin Hall • music.williams.edu

 

MISC.

 

Williams • Class of 1960 Lecture: Prof. Alex Rehding
“A Ninth for the New Millennium: Marking Time in 9 Beet Stretch” • 4:15 pm • Bernhard Music Center, Room 30 • music.williams.edu


Simon’s Rock • Cornell William Brooks, President and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) delivers the W.E.B. DuBois Lecture. Brooks, a civil rights attorney, social justice advocate, and fourth-generation ordained minister, has recently been in the news defending the NAACP’s moratorium on charter schools, staging a sit-in to protest the nomination of Jeff Sessions for Attorney General (he was arrested with five others outside Sessions’ Alabama office), and decrying recent evidence of a resurgence of KKK activity in the present political climate • 7 pm • McConnell Theater, Daniel. Arts Center • free • more info at simons-rock.edu/events




 

Thursday
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MUSIC



Caffè Lena • towering acoustic blues talents, Eleanor Ellis, Bill Ellis & Andy Cohen, with Special Guest Joan Crane • 7 pm • $22/$20 or $11 for children/students • www.caffelena.org

 

Crandall Library • Live! Folklife Concert series: today, Slocan Ramblers, Canada’s young bluegrass band • 7-9 pm (doors, 6:30 pm) • Community Room • free • more info at 518-792-6508 x237 or www.crandalllibrary.org

 

Skidmore • Concert by Skidmore Concert Band • 8 pm • Zankel Center • more info at 518-580-5321 or www.skidmore.edu/zankel

Williams • Williams Brass Ensemble • 7 pm • Brooks-Rogers • music.williams.edu

 

COMEDY

 

Berkshire Theatre Group • Comedy Garage presents Emma Willmann, named one of the “10 Funniest Women in New York” according to Time Out New York • 7:30 pm • at The Garage (in the lobby at the Colonial) • link to tickets ($5) at www.berkshiretheatregroup.org

 

 

THEATER

Today’s
theater times


Paramount • “Steel Magnolias” (runs April 27-30 & May 4-6) • 7:30 pm


Williams (‘62 Center) • “August: Osage County” (runs April 27-29 & May 4-6) • 7:30 pm

 

MISC.


Hyde • program “Creative Spirits: Pinot and Picasso”: Create you40 • RSVP by contacting Colette at 518-792-1761, x310 or adminassist@hydecollection.org.

WCMA • Close Look Tour with Artist Meleko Mokgosi. Curator of Contemporary Art, Lisa Dorin and Artist Meleko Mokgosi discuss process and his exploration of history and allegory. • 4 pm • free • wcma.williams.edu


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Caffè Lena • celebrated guitarist Geoff Muldaur • 8 pm • $24/$22 or $11 for children/students • www.caffelena.org

 

Helsinki Hudson • singer-songwriter Greg Brown • 9 pm (doors 6 pm) • info and tickets ($40- $45) at helsinkihudson.com

 

Skidmore • Concert by Skidmore Small Jazz Ensembles • 7 pm • Zankel Center • more info at 518-580-5321 or www.skidmore.edu/zankel

 

Williams • Williams Chamber Choir (also on 4/30) • 4 pm • at the Clark • free • music.williams.edu

Williams • Williams Jazz Ensemble • 8 pm • Chapin • free • music.williams.edu


 

 

THEATER

Today’s
theater times

 


Home Made Theatre • “Foreigner“ (April 22, 23 28-30, May 5-7) • 7:30 pm


Hubbard Hall • “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams, (runs Fri-Sun, April 22-May 7) • 7:30 pm


Paramount • “Steel Magnolias” (runs April 27-30 & May 4-6) • 7:30 pm


Simon’s Rock • “Almost, Maine” by John Cariani (*runs April 21, 22, 28, 29) • 4 & 7:30 pm


Williams (‘62 Center) • “August: Osage County” (runs April 27-29 & May 4-6) • 7:30 pm

 

MISC.


Northshire (Saratoga store) • Local Author Spotlight: Joe DiBari “Beyond Centerfield”; Barbara Garro “Love Bites”; and Jenna Hill “Cinderella, the Church, and a Crazy Lady, and She Lived” • 6 pm

Slate Valley Museum • Student Movie Night: The Slate Valley Museum Teen Advisory Board invites all local students, grades 7-12, to a movie night, title TBA • 6 pm • 17 Water St., Granville, NY • $1 • 518-642-1417 • www.slatevalleymuseum.org


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Berkshire Bach Society • Brass and Organ Concert with Anthony Newman, organ. And a Trumpet Triumvirate • 4 pm • United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn Street, Pittsfield, MA

 

Caffè Lena • Brooks Williams, super-charged blues-Americana, with opener Lisa Bastoni • 8 pm • $22/$20 or $11 for children/students • www.caffelena.org

 

Paramount • Lip Sync Battle: Teams lip sync and perform a song or medley of songs with determination, raw talent and fun • 6 pm • info and tickets ($22.50) at www.paramountvt.org or 802-775-0903 • a benefit to raise funds for Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum and operations including outreach and ongoing exhibits and programs to meet the needs of the community


Vermont Arts Exchange • Basement Music Series presents M’Balia with Thom Loubet on guitar. M’Balia is a singer who approaches jazz standards with a “fiercely individualistic style and a generous dollop of gospel grounding” • 8 pm (doors 7) • at Pangaea Restaurant, 3 Prospect St., North Bennington, VT • tickets $20 in advance, 25 at the door if advance tickets do not sell out • tickets and more info at 802-442-5549 or visit vtartxchange.org.

 

Williams • Voice Studio Recital with Students of Erin Nafziger • 4 pm • Brooks-Rogers • music.williams.edu

Williams • Williams Percussion Ensemble • 8 pm • Chapin • free • music.williams.edu

 

COMEDY


Paramount • Two-time Emmy and Grammy award-winning comedian Kathy Griffin • 8 pm • info and tickets ($35-$75) at www.paramountvt.org or 802-775-0903

 

Petersburgh Veteran Memorial Community Center presents The Not Too Far From Home Comedy Tour featuring comedians Aaron David Ward, Dave Cooperman and Joe Pontillo • refreshments at 6:30 pm; show at 7:30 • 71 Main Street (Route 2), Petersburgh, NY • tickets ($15 advance; $20 at door • For advance tickets,. please call 518-658-3453

 

 

THEATER

Today’s
theater times


Hubbard Hall • “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams, (runs Fri-Sun, April 22-May 7) • 2 & 7:30 pm


Paramount • “Steel Magnolias” (runs April 27-30 & May 4-6) • 7:30 pm


Simon’s Rock • “Almost, Maine” by John Cariani (*runs April 21, 22, 28, 29) • 7:30 pm


Williams (‘62 Center) • “August: Osage County” (runs April 27-29 & May 4-6) • 7:30 pm

 

FILM

 

Images • “Bionic Stride” about Clara Gardner who was forced to have both legs amputated after being struck by a drunk driver, but had an inspiring journey towards rehabilitation with a new technology available in Australia, called Osseointegration • 2:30 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.

 

Cambridge Public Library • “Recycled Micro-Gardens” — Grab your old planters and turn them into little garden environments! Soil will be provided to all who attend this workshop, but resources are limited, so please call the library to reserve your spot, 518-677-2443 • noon-2 pm

 

Glens Falls Wing Fest (3rd annual) • The event is a competition between restaurants for the best wings. Tickets are $1 each, and the number of tickets to taste varies by restaurant. You must taste from six or more restaurants to vote for People’s choice. Live music! • Tasting is from noon to 3 pm. An awards ceremony at the bandstand in City Park at 3:30 pm closes out the event. There are two prizes up for grabs: the Judge’s Choice, and the People’s choice • on Glen, Ridge. and Maple streets downtown • offered by The Glens Falls Collaborative

 

Green Mountain Club (Killington section) • All welcome to the series of spring events: today, pedal the Delaware/Hudson Bike Path, Poultney. An easy 14-mile ride from Poultney to Castleton and back, with options to buy food at either end or bring your own • 10 am • Meet at Rutland’s Main Street Park, near the east end of the fire station • more info from Cindy Taylor-Miller at 802-446-2288

 

Hubbard Hall • annual Perennial Sale. Bring freshly dug perennials to donate and begin your “shopping” at 7 am; otherwise stop by and begin shopping at 9 am • info at 518-677-2495 or www.hubbardhall.org

 

Hyde • The Lake George Arts Project presents the screening of the 8th Annual Peoples Pixel Project, a video festival
featuring original video shorts from regional filmakers • Call 518-798-8962 for info and tickets

 

Northshire (Saratoga store) • Norman Sims “Canoes: A Natural History in North America” • 6 pm • www.northshire.com

 

People’s Climate March • 1-4 pm • Vermont Statehouse Montpelier • to volunteer for the march or to have your organization endorse the march, contact robb.kidd@sierraclub.org.

 

Washington County Fiber Tour (day 1 of 2) • 25th annual self-guided open farm tour in Washington County, NY, featuring 11 farms and the area’s premier commercial fiber mill. See alpacas, sheep, angora rabbits, angora and cashmere goats – including babies – and learn how sustainably-raised animals produce the natural fibers of garments and textiles. Family-friendly activities and crafts; farm-produced fiber arts and other items available for purchase • 10 am-4 pm • Tour is free • Information, map of participating farms and directions on page 19 or at www.washingtoncountyfibertour.org

 

(23rd Annual) Women’s Health Day • keynote speaker Candace B. Edward presents “How to Live Your Life: Happy, Healthy and Stress Free.” The following six workshops are offered during the day-long event: Elizabethe Cockey “Laughter is the Best Medicine”; Cara Demu “Turn the Boat Around”; Rev. Debbie Earthrow “Joy For the Journey”; Rev. Laura Mitchell “How to Be Your Own and Others’ Health Advocate”; Dr. Tricia J. Pasos “Managing Stress and Enhancing Health: Incorporation of the Wellness Wheel”; Krista Sullivan “Let’s Move! Zumba with Krista”. Continental breakfast is offered. Lunch presented by Country Gals Cafe of Cambridge • at Salem Washington Academy • Look locally for pre-registration forms

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MUSIC


Caffè Lena • Skidmore Small Jazz Ensembles: Jazz music students of Skidmore College take the stage with their guitars, brass, reeds, keyboards, drums and vocals
• 7 pm • FREE • www.caffelena.org

 

Fort Salem • “Shanara Gabrielle: Tilting at Windmills.” Accomplished recording artist from regional theater and television. Her cabaret reflects in song her frustrations and triumphs as a performer, a partner, and a parent • 2 pm • reservations ($20) at 518-854-9200

 

Helsinki Hudson • The Backdoor Boys — A Hudson Pride Foundation Benefit • 7 pm (doors 5 pm) • info and tickets ($50) at helsinkihudson.com

 

Salem Courthouse • Chamber Music Concert with Dan Shulman • 3 pm • salemcourthouse.org/events/

 

Skidmore • Concert by Skidmore College Orchestra • 4 pm • Zankel Center •
$8 adults, $5 senior citizens and Skidmore community, free for students and children
• ticket info at 518-580-5321 or www.skidmore.edu/zankel

 

Williams • Voice Studio Recital with Students of Erin Nafziger • 4 pm • Brooks-Rogers • music.williams.edu

 

THEATER

Today’s
theater times


Hubbard Hall • “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams, (runs Fri-Sun, April 22-May 7) • 2 pm

 

FILM


Paramount • “Steel Magnolias” (runs April 27-30 & May 4-6) • 2 pm

 

MISC.

 


Northshire (Manchester store) • Elizabeth and Barton Cocky present their collection “Untold Stories of the Battenkill” • 4 pm • www.northshire.com

 

Washington County Fiber Tour (day 2 of 2) • 25th annual self-guided open farm tour in Washington County, NY, featuring 11 farms and the area’s premier commercial fiber mill. See alpacas, sheep, angora rabbits, angora and cashmere goats – including babies – and learn how sustainably-raised animals produce the natural fibers of garments and textiles. Family-friendly activities and crafts; farm-produced fiber arts and other items available for purchase • 10 am-4 pm • Tour is free • Information, map of participating farms and directions on page 19 or at www.washingtoncountyfibertour.org