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October 8-14 October 15-21 • October 22-28 • October 29-31

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MUSIC


Caffè Lena • The Bright Series Presents: Carlo Aonzo Trio — celebrated mandolinist Carlo Aonzo, guitarist and singer Lorenzo Piccone, and bassist Luciano Puppo • 7 pm • info and tickets ($20/$18 or $10 for children/students) at www.caffelena.org

 

Champlain Philharmonic presents their fall concert “Euterria” (to belong to the good earth). Featured are works that portray the connection beween music, the great outdoors, and Bohemian life. The program includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 (the Pastoral Symphony), Smetana’s The Moldau, as well as works by Copland and Honegger • Concert takes place at two different times and locations: today, 4 pm at Champlain Valley Unitarian Society, 2 Duane Court, Middlebury, VT • Buy tickets at door (adults $15; seniors $10; students $5) • info at champlainharmonic.org

 

Helsinki Hudson • Natalia Zukerman — singer-songwriter with the vocal phrasing of a jazz-blues singer and an instrumental talent on anything with strings • 7 pm (doors 5 pm) • info and tickets ($15) at helsinkihudson.com

 

DANCE


Dance Museum • The Creative Place International presents THE TALL BOY starring Tandy Cronyn. (Runs Oct. 21 & 22.) A compelling and timely drama, THE TALL BOY exposes racism and immigrant discrimination in the wake of WWII. Swept up by American Army units in occupied Germany, three European orphans look to their adopted GI “parents” to bring them to America. Tandy Cronyn (daughter of legendary theatrical couple Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy) brings THE TALL BOY’s story alive • today’s time, 2:30 pm • Riggi Theater stage • Tickets are available at thetallboy.bpt.me or reservations at 518 584-7780

 

Mahaiwe • Bolshoi Ballet in HD: Le Corsaire pre-show talk by Jacob’s Pillow Scholar-in-residence Maura Keefe, a co-presentation with Jacob’s Pillow Dance • 12:40 pm • www.mahaiwe.org

 

Mahaiwe • Bolshoi Ballet in HD: Le Corsaire: Inspired by Lord Byron’s epic poem and reworked by Alexei Ratmansky from Petipa’s exotic 19th century classic, this miracle of the repertoire is one of the Bolshoi’s most lavish productions • 1 pm • www.mahaiwe.org


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Skidmore • Theater “Let the Right One In” — an “enchanting, brutal, and tender vampire tale” recommended for brave and open-hearted audience members (runs Oct. 19-25) • today’s time, 2 pm • Bernhard Theater • info at 518-580-5439

 

Barrington Stage • thriller “Gaslight” (runs Wed-Sun, Oct. 4-22) • 3 pm


Berkshire Theatre Group • “Lost L:ake” (Show runs through Oct. 22) • 2 pm


Ghent Playhouse • “Greater Tuna” (runs Oct. 6-22) • 2 pm


Home Made Theater • “Peter and the Starcatcher” (runs Oct. 14-15, 20-22, 27-29) • 2 pm


Town Players • “Rocky Horror Show” (runs Fri-Sun, Oct. 20-29) • 6 pm


WAM Theatre • “The Last Wife” (runs Oct. 13-Nov. 5 on Fri-Sun) • 2 pm

 

FILM


Images • “Victoria and Abdul”: When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels to Britain from India to participate in Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself (runs Oct. 20-26) • today’s times, 3 & 5:30 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.


Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum’s Hoosac Valley Train Ride • These fall foliage trains offer a one-hour, round trip experience. On board the vintage 1955 Budd Rail Diesel Car, BSRM’s uniformed train crew provides historical highlights along the route which offers views of the Hoosac River, Mount Greylock and Hoosac Mountain Range • Trains run Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 29 with departures at 10 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, & 3 pm from the North Adams boarding area, located directly behind the Brien Center Parking lot off American Legion Drive • Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors/armed forces and $10 for children ages 4-14 • For more info and tickets, see www.hoosacvalleytrainride.com

 

Berkshire Theatre Group • Berkshire Humane Society 25th Birthday Bash. Since 1992, Berkshire Humane has sheltered or rehomed some 50,000 animals, touching the lives of countless people and their pets through its humane programming • noon-3 pm

• at The Colonial Theatre • Tickets: $125 Champion for Animals (SoMa brunch, unlimited cocktails, dessert & presentation); $20 Animal Hero (coffee, pastry & presentation) • Tickets at www.berkshiretheatregroup.org

 

Northshire (Saratoga store) • Education experts Paul Zachos and William Doane present their new book “Knowing the Learner: A New Approach to Educational Information” • 5 pm • www.northshire.com


Paramount • Candid Camera: 8 Decades of Smiles with Peter Funt. Peter’s stage comedy is blended with a behind-the-scenes peek at clips and quips from the show’s funniest scenes • 7 pm • info and tickets ($26) at www.paramountvt.org or 802-775-0903

 

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THEATER

 

Skidmore • Theater “Let the Right One In” — an “enchanting, brutal, and tender vampire tale” recommended for brave and open-hearted audience members (runs Oct. 19-25) • today’s time, 8 pm • Bernhard Theater • info at 518-580-5439

 

FILM

 

Images • “Victoria and Abdul”: When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels to Britain from India to participate in Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself (runs Oct. 20-26) • today’s times, 2:20, 4:30, 7 & 9:10 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.

 

Yoga Place • Jane Schaeffer facilitates special Very Beginner Meditation session • 6:15 pm • For more information, please call 802-447-0393 or go to www.benningtonyoga.com




 

Tuesday
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THEATER

 

Skidmore • Theater “Let the Right One In” — an “enchanting, brutal, and tender vampire tale” recommended for brave and open-hearted audience members (runs Oct. 19-25) • today’s time, 8 pm • Bernhard Theater • info at 518-580-5439

 

FILM

 

Crandall Library • film “The Sense of an Ending,” (2017) — Tony Webster leads a reclusive existence until long buried secrets from his past force him to face the flawed recollections of his younger self, the truth about his first love and the devastating consequences of decisions made a lifetime ago • 4:30 & 6:30 pm • Community Room • more info at 518-792-6508 or www.crandalllibrary.org.

 

Images • “Victoria and Abdul”: When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels to Britain from India to participate in Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself (runs Oct. 20-26) • today’s times, 2:20, 4:30, 7 & 9:10 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

 

 

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MUSIC

 

Caffè Lena • Acoustic Blues Open Mic & Jam: Members of the Saratoga Acoustic Blues Society welcome players of all ages to perform original or traditional blues songs on the Caffe Lena stage • 7 pm • tickets ($5) at door • www.caffelena.org

 

Mahaiwe • encore Met Opera Live in HD: Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte” • 1 pm • $25/$10 for 21 and under • www.mahaiwe.org

 

Paramount • A Solo Evening with Amos Lee • 8 pm • info and tickets ($45-$65) at www.paramountvt.org or 802-775-0903


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

 

THEATER


Skidmore • Theater “Let the Right One In” — an “enchanting, brutal, and tender vampire tale” recommended for brave and open-hearted audience members (runs Oct. 19-25) • today’s time, 8 pm • Bernhard Theater • info at 518-580-5439

 

FILM

 

Images • “Victoria and Abdul”: When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels to Britain from India to participate in Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself (runs Oct. 20-26) • today’s times, 2:20, 4:30, 7 & 9:10 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.

 

Schuylerville Public Library • Cupcake Decorating: Julie is taking over Library Chefs for an evening for some cupcake fun! Take the month of October to read the optional material, “Katie and the Cupcake Cure” (copies available at the library) and stop in the library to decorate and devour some creative cupcakes • 3:30 pm • 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville, NY • info at 518-695-6641

 

Schuylerville Public Library • Horror Trivia: Come test your knowledge of the horror genre for prizes • 6:30 pm • 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville, NY • info at 518-695-6641

 

Tri-County Garden Club meeting, with presentation about composting by Aaron Gabriel of Cornell Cooperative Extension. Lunch provided. Guests welcome • 11 am • at Hartford (NY) Methodist Church on Hartford Main Street

 






 

Thursday
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MUSIC


Caffè Lena • Claire Lynch, who Dolly Parton called “one of the sweetest, purest, and best lead voices in the music business today,” accompanied by string master, Bryan McDowell • 7 pm • info and tickets ($20/$18 or $10 for children/students) at www.caffelena.org

 

Crandall Library • Live! Folklife Concert series: today, Honeysuckle • 7-8:30 pm • Community Room • free • more info at 518-792-6508 x237 or www.crandalllibrary.org

Helsinki Hudson • “Blues Pro Jam” welcomes all working musicians in the region to sit in for a freewheeling blues jam • 8 pm (doors 6 pm) • free • info at helsinkihudson.com

 

FILM

 

Images • “Victoria and Abdul”: When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels to Britain from India to participate in Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself (runs Oct. 20-26) • today’s times, 2:20, 4:30, 7 & 9:10 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.

 

Mahaiwe • free talk by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., for the Berkshires community regarding “The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma” • 7 pm • www.mahaiwe.org

 

Northshire (Saratoga store) • journalist Jeff Goodell presents “The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World” • 6 pm • www.northshire.com

 

Northshire (Manchester store) • Meet and Greet with Marny Graff, author of “The Golden Hour: A Nora Tierney English Mystery” • 1-3 pm • www.northshire.com

Northshire (Manchester store) • Sharon Salzberg presents ”Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection” • 6 pm • www.northshire.com

 

Schuylerville Public Library • Adult Game Night — Take a night off and enjoy the company of your fellow adults while playing some hilarious or challenging games such as Cards against Humanity, Settlers of Catan, 5 Second Rule, Scattergories,
Munchkin, and more • 6:30 pm • 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville, NY • info at 518-695-6641

 


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MUSIC


Caffè Lena • The Mammals, a five-piece Americana band from Woodstock, NY
• 8 pm • info and tickets ($22/$20 or $11 for children/students) at www.caffelena.org

 

Helsinki Hudson • Willie Watson, who’s helped to jumpstart the 21st century folk revival, with opener Suzanne Santo • 9 pm (doors 6 pm) • info and tickets ($20) at helsinkihudson.com

 

Williams • Williams Chamber Players • 8 pm • Brooks-Rogers • music.williams.edu

 

Berkshire Theatre Group • The Airplane Family & Friends with Live Dead ‘69 — reuniting Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, Grateful Dead alumni, and other musical luminaries, comprising a veritable “Who’s Who” of “The Summer of Love’s” legendary musicians • 8 pm • at The Colonial Theatre • Tickets ($50/$25) at www.berkshiretheatregroup.org

 

THEATER
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Hubbard Hall • Whispering Bones, An Evening of Spooky Storytelling — the annual fundraiser and evening of spooky stories returns just in time for Halloween. You’ll be sure to get a kick out of these bizarre, sometimes scary, and hilarious stories told by the HH company of storytellers • 7:30 pm • $20 or $10 for students • info at 518-677-2495 or www.hubbardhall.org


Home Made Theater • “Peter and the Starcatcher” (runs Oct. 14-15, 20-22, 27-29) • 7:30 pm


Town Players • “Rocky Horror Show” (runs Fri-Sun, Oct. 20-29) • 8 pm


WAM Theatre • “The Last Wife” (runs Oct. 13-Nov. 5 on Fri-Sun) • 7:30 pm

 

FILM

 

Schuylerville Public Library • Family Movie Night — Come enjoy a frightful family movie night, with “Hocus Pocus” to put you in the spirits for Halloween, and a terror-ific surprise snack! Feel free to dress up for the occasion!• 6 pm • 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville, NY • info at 518-695-6641

 

MISC.

 

Nature Institute • Craig Holdrege gives a talk “Where Do We Come From? The Question of Origins and Ancestors in Evolution” • 7:30 pm $5-$25 • 20 May Hill Road, Ghent, NY • 518-672-0116 or www.natureinstitute.org

 

Northshire (Manchester store) • Jeff Goodell and Elizabeth Kolbert present “The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World” Across the globe, scientists and civilians alike are noticing rapidly rising sea levels, and higher and higher tides pushing more water directly into the places we live, from our most vibrant, historic cities to our last remaining traditional coastal villages • 7 pm • www.northshire.com


Paramount • Psychic Medium Joanne Gerber • 7 pm • info and tickets ($30 & $35) at www.paramountvt.org or 802-775-0903

 

 

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Berkshire Theatre Group • Woody’s Road House Reunion II. For nearly 30 years Woody’s was the place in The Berkshires to catch national touring acts and great local and regional bands. The Reunion features some of those very bands such as Fat, The Spampinato Brothers (featuring Joey and Johnny Spampinato of NRBQ fame), the Zarvis Allen Band and Burnt Bacon and The Home Fries • 7:30 pm • at The Colonial Theatre • Tickets ($45/$35) at www.berkshiretheatregroup.org

 

Paramount • encore Met opera in HD: Mozart’s “Die Zauberflote” • noon • info and tickets (adults $23; students: $10) at www.paramountvt.org or 802-775-0903

 

Saratoga Chamber Players • “Ferdinand the Bull”: A children’s anarrated concert • 3 pm • Caffè Lena • www.saratogachamberplayers.org

Williams • Zambezi Marimba Band • 8 pm • Chapin • music.williams.edu

 

Hubbard Hall • Hubbard Hall-O-Ween moves INSIDE the Hall this year for a Monster Mash! Costumes are encouraged as you dance your way through spooky corners. Delicious treats like Apple Cider and Pumpkin Bread will surely please all members of your party from the tiniest trick-or-treater to the strongest super hero. Tickets and concession sales go to support the Hubbard Hall Dance Costume Fund! • 7 pm • $10, or $5 for students • info at 518-677-2495 or www.hubbardhall.org

 

 

THEATER
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Northshire (Saratoga store) • Students in the Maple Avenue Middle School Drama Club present their fall play “Stories Under the Big Top” by Lorraine Thompson • 10:30 am • www.northshire.com


Home Made Theater • “Peter and the Starcatcher” (runs Oct. 14-15, 20-22, 27-29) • 7:30 pm


Town Players • “Rocky Horror Show” (runs Fri-Sun, Oct. 20-29) • 8 pm


Troy Foundry • “New World” (runs Oct. 19, 20, 21, 28, 29 • 8 pm at Hangar


WAM Theatre • “The Last Wife” (runs Oct. 13-Nov. 5 on Fri-Sun) • 2 & 7:30 pm

 

MISC.

 

Northshire (Manchester store) •John Boyne presents his novel “The Heart’s Invisible Furies” about the course of one man’s life, beginning and ending in post-war Ireland • 7 pm • www.northshire.com


Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum’s Hoosac Valley Train Ride • These fall foliage trains offer a one-hour, round trip experience. On board the vintage 1955 Budd Rail Diesel Car, BSRM’s uniformed train crew provides historical highlights along the route which offers views of the Hoosac River, Mount Greylock and Hoosac Mountain Range • Trains run Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 29 with departures at 10 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, & 3 pm from the North Adams boarding area, located directly behind the Brien Center Parking lot off American Legion Drive • Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors/armed forces and $10 for children ages 4-14 • For more info and tickets, see www.hoosacvalleytrainride.com

 

Nature Institute • Craig Holdrege gives an all day workshop for biology teachers and others interested in human evolution “Teaching Human Evolution: Diversity and Origins,” working with a teaching kit that Craig has designed for classroom use in high school and college • 9 am-5 pm • 20 May Hill Road, Ghent, NY • $50 • 518-672-0116 or www.natureinstitute.org


Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living Fair • Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline (SNYFGP), the People of Albany United for Sustainable Energy (PAUSE/350.org) and the Sierra Club Hudson-Mohawk Group are organizing the largest indoor/outdoor Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living Fair ever held in the Capital Region. Building off its success last year, the 2017 Fair expands to include a Bike Expo and exhibits about how we can break free from fossil fuel dependency and live sustainably. Judith Enck, a dynamic community leader who has spent her entire career working to protect public health and the environment, is keynote speaker • 10 am - 4 pm • at Doane Stuart School 199 Washington Ave. Rensselaer, NY.

 

Schuylerville Public Library • Halloween Party — Crafts, games, refreshments, and more! Decorate your own creepy cupcakes, create your very own Halloween props, or take a swing at the Halloween piñata. These are just some of the spooky things that are planned! Come check out the haunts for a great time! • 11 am-1 pm • 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville, NY • info at 518-695-6641