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THE CALENDAR  • CALENDAR DIRECTORYEXHIBITIONS

September 10-16 • September 17-23 • September 24-30

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MUSIC

 


Caffè Lena • David Wax Museum: Electric Artifacts Tour, with opener Ciaran Lavery • 7 pm • info and tickets ($22/$20 or $11 for children/students) at www.caffelena.org

 

Fort Salem presents The Spurs USA. Top-drawer classic country catalogue, including Johnny Cash, George Strait, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton. Musicians from Nashville and national tours • 2 pm • $20 • reservations 518-854-9200; info www.fortsalemtheater.com

 

MASS MoCA • FreshGrass Bluegrass Festival 2017 (runs Sept. 15-17) • details and tickets ($69 for today; $110 for all 3 days; or $350 for 3-day pass with perks) at www.massmoca.org

 

Lake George Arts Project • Lake Gerge Jazz Weekend (runs Sept. 16 & 17) Today’s performances: Camille Thurman & the Darrell Green Trio (1 pm), Orrin Evans (2:45 pm), Emilio Solla (4:30 pm) • Shepard Park, Lake George • FREE

 

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Ventfort Hall • murder mystery dinner theater program “ Deadly Chateau Shenanigans” — a who-done-it at Zca Zca Grabmore’s chateau in the South of France • 5 pm • For information or reservations (required by Monday, Sept. 11), call Ventfort Hall at 413-637-3206 or visit info@gildedage.org


Barrington Stage • play “Kunstler” remount (runs Wed-Sun, Sept. 13-24) • 3 pm


Shakespeare & Co. • “God of Carnage” (Sept. 14 – Oct. 8) • 3 pm


Theater Barn • “Lucky Me” (Sept. 8-24) • 2 pm

 

MISC.


Bennington Quiltfest 2017 (also on 9/16) • 24th annual show has exhibit of New Quilts, Challenge Quilts,Quilting Demos, Vendors, Consignment Boutique, Quilt Raffle, People’s Choice Awards. Featured Quilter, Michelle Renee Hiatt lectures both days at 1 pm • Quiltfest hours 9 am-5 pm • Mount Anthony Union Middle School 747 East Road, Bennington, VT • $7, or free for age 12 or under • more info at www.benningtonquiltfest.com or call Judith Smith 802-823-4631

 

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers • “Writing From the Summit: Seeing Through Eagle Eyes” — Try looking down at the landscape of your life through eagle eyes, attuned to pathways of movement and direction. Join veteran writing teacher Jennifer Browdy at Bascom Lodge, at the summit of Mt. Greylock, for a special workshop in purposeful memoir • 1-4 pm • detailed info and tickets ($35) about the entire festival at berkshirewomenwriters.org

 

Heritage Walks Weekends (three consecutive weekends: Sept. 16 & 17, 23 & 24, & Sept. 30 & Oct. 1) • choice of 80+ FREE, guided interpretive walking tours at historic, cultural and natural resource sites throughout the Housatonic Heritage Area in Berkshire County, MA. and Litchfield County, CT • Visit website: www.HousatonicHeritage.org/events/heritage-walks to view the entire schedule of tours, or email programs@HousatonicHeritage.org to request an event brochure be mailed to you

 

Housatonic River Walk • today, Interpretive Strolls on the River Walk with Environmental Educator Elia Del Molino. (Sept. 17 & 24 and Oct. 1). Tour this National Recreation Trail to discover its historic, cultural and ecological significance • 10-11 am • free, but pre-registration suggested. Email info@gbtrails.org

 

Pancake breakfast offered by Victor Lodge of Schaghticoke, NY. The public is invited to enjoy a warm breakfast on a fall day with great company. Menu includes pancakes, Belgian waffles, Knickerbocker souffle, sausage, bacon, and potatoes with and without onions • 7:30-11:00 am • at the lodge on Route 67.

 

 

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Images • “Stefan Zweig: Farewell To Europe,” the story of the Austrian writer — one of the most famous of his time — and his life in exile from 1936 to 1942 • 7 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.


Skidmore • Francoise Mouly, art editor of The New Yorker and author of “BLOWN COVERS: New Yorker Covers You Were Never Meant to See” presents Skidmore College’s annual Fox-Adler Lecture • 5:30 pm • Gannett Auditorium in Palamountain Hall, Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY • free and open to the public


Chapman Museum • Annual Fall Luncheon. Attendees enjoy a social hour from 11:30-12:30, followed by a hot buffet and a look back at 1917 and the Woman’s Suffrage movement. Local actresses portraying Lucy Price, an anti-suffragist from Ohio, and Emily Nordstrom, a north-country suffragist, debate the 100-year-old question: Should Women Get the Vote? • at the Queensbury Hotel • Cost is $45 and paid reservations must be made by September 7; call 518-793-2826

 

Reversing the deadly effects of opioid drugs is the topic of a program taking place at Immaculate Conception Parish Hall. It presents several important aspects of opioid overdose prevention including the risk factors for overdose and the signs/symptoms of overdose. Naloxone is the injectable medication that can reverse the deadly effects of opioid drugs. Participants have the opportunity to receive the training for administering Naloxone • 6:30 pm • at the parish hall, located at 732 U.S. Route 20, New Lebanon, NY • more info from Mary at 518-733-0469.





 

Tuesday
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MUSIC


Caffè Lena • Today’s Rochmon Record Club Listening Party features “Hotel California” (1976), the best-selling album by the Eagles • doors 6:30 pm; presentation at 7 • $5 • more info at www.caffelena.org. For questions please call or text 518-792-2711

 

MISC.


Skidmore • Artists’ Talk: "Selected Faculty Exhibition” • free and open to the public • 4 pm • -Schick Art Gallery, Saisselin Art Building • more info at 518-580-5049

Skidmore • Greenberg Middle East Scholar-in-Residence Lecture: “Magic Plants in the Holy Land” by Aref Abu-Rabia, anthropologist at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev • 7:30 pm • Davis Auditorium • more info at 518-580-5593


Rainbow Seniors • OUR TRADITIONAL POTLUCK PARTY, back where Rainbow Seniors began • noon-2 pm • Congregational Church of Williamstown, Rte 2 and Chapin Hall Road. It’s a potluck, so bring something to share

 

Schuylerville Public Library • Knitting Craft Night — Intermediate knitters are welcome to join the group for a knitted tree ornament craft. Most supplies are provided — you’ll just need a set of 4 double pointed needles, size 5 (3.75 mm). Project should take no more than 3 hours and can be completed in the comfort of your own home if additional time is needed. Best if knitters have at least minimal experience with knitting in the round • 7 pm • 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville, NY • info at 518-695-6641

 

 

 

 

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Caffè Lena • Mandolinist Alan Epstein hosts a popular monthly Bluegrass Jam at Caffe Lena • Note new time: doors 6:30 pm; music at 7 • $5, or free for students • www.caffelena.org

 

Helsinki Hudson • Matthew Sweet; also Tommy Keene • 8 pm (doors 6 pm) • info and tickets ($30-$45) at helsinkihudson.com

 

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Adirondack Folk School • Open Forge Night: Steve Gurzler demonstrates the art of blacksmithing and supervises others as they try their hand at the anvil to heat, bend, and create for the first time • 6:30-8:30 pm • Demo is free, but for those who want to try their hand at blacksmithing and forge an item at open forge, there is a $20 fee to cover the cost of materials • info at 518-696-2400 or www.adirondackfolkschool.org

 

Schuylerville Public Library • Book Club: Come pick up your copy of “Submission” prior and come back to join the Book Club for some exciting discussion • 7 pm • 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville, NY • info at 518-695-6641

 

Mass Audubon Society • Fall Birding at Pleasant Valley. Join Pleasant Valley’s caretaker on a weekly bird walk past beaver wetlands and through woodlands looking for warblers, tanagers, orioles, and more during the peak of the spring and fall migrations. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome • 8--10 am • Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox • free • info at mhall@massaudubon.org or 413-637-0320

 

Mass Audubon Society • Evening at the Beaver Ponds. Enjoy an evening searching for beavers and other wildlife attracted to the series of ponds that the beavers have created. Learn about the natural history of beavers and how they continue to shape the landscape more than 80 years after their reintroduction • 6:00-7:30 pm• Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox • Members: Adult $6, Child $3; Nonmembers: Adult $8, Child $4 • info at mhall@massaudubon.org or 413-637-0320




 

Thursday
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MUSIC


Jamaica (VT) Town Hall Concert Series • Andy Avery, acoustic folk, and more • 7 pm • Jamaica Town Hall, Main Street (Rt. 30), Jamaica • $10 at door

 

COMEDY


Berkshire Theatre Group • $5 Comedy Garage with stand-up comic and television personality, Jordan Carlos • 7:30 pm • at The Garage (Colonial Theatre Lobby) • info and booking at www.berkshiretheatregroup.org

 

MISC.


Northshire (Manchester store) • Karen Gross presents “Breakaway Learners: Strategies for Post-Secondary Success with At-Risk Students” • 6 pm • www.northshire.com

 

Skidmore • Lecture: “Behind the Headlines: New Perspectives and Empathy in How It Went Down and the 21st-Century Civil Rights Movement” by Kekla Magoon, award-winning author of young adult novels including “How it Went Down.” Book signing and reception to follow, in partnership with Northshire Bookstore • 6 pm • Gannett Auditorium • more info at 518-580-5274

 

Northshire (Saratoga store) Truth and Tales Reading Group meets to discuss “Searching for Sappho: The Lost Songs and World of the First Woman Poet” • 5:45 pm • at the bookstore • Please email Maeve Noonan at mnoonan@northshire.com to inquire or join this group!

 

Schuylerville Public Library • Crafting with the Library: All supplies provided for this craft workshop. Join other crafters to create a beautiful Fall inspired Mesh Wreath for your door. Register online for this free workshop. Ages 12 & up • 6 pm • 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville, NY • info at 518-695-6641


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Bennington Center for Arts • The McKrells, one of the Capital District’s most well-known Irish and bluegrass acts • 8-10 pm • info and tickets ($15) at www.thebennington.org

 

Caffè Lena • Don Armstrong & Tom Mitchell • 8 pm • info and tickets ($18/$16 or $9 for children/students) at www.caffelena.org

 

Helsinki Hudson • Ana Popovic, L.A. based, guitar-player and singer • 9 pm (doors 6 pm) • info and tickets ($30-$45) at helsinkihudson.com


Performing Olana: Frederic Church Living His Art” (runs Sept. 22-24) • The Olana Partnership and Ancram Opera House collaborate to produce a theater performance specifically created to take place in the landscape of the historic site. The dramatic work draws inspiration from Frederic Church’s paintings, letters, family life and the celebrated landscape and is presented as an immersive theater experience in which performer and audience journey together into Church’s art • 2, 4, & 6 pm • $10 member/$15 non-member or $40 family • olana.org

 

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Shakespeare & Co. • “God of Carnage”

 

(Sept. 14 – Oct. 8) • 7:30 pm


Theater Barn •“Lucky Me” (Sept. 8-24) • 8 pm

 

MISC.


Nature Institute • Craig Holdrege presents his new monograph,“Do Frogs Come From Tadpoles? Rethinking Origins in Development and Evolution.” He gives a talk about the booklet, which is available for purchase, and he signs books after the talk. Refreshments available • 7 pm • 20 May Hill Road, Ghent, NY • 518-672-0116 or www.natureinstitute.org

 

Northshire (Manchester store) • Sy Montgomery and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas present “Tamed and Untamed” which explores the minds, lives, and mysteries of animals as diverse as snails, house cats, hawks, sharks, dogs, lions, and even octopuses • 7 pm • www.northshire.com


Mass Audubon Society • Fall Birding at Canoe Meadows. Spring and fall are the best seasons to look for migrants of all kinds, especially the beautiful wood-warblers, orioles, thrushes, and more. At Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary in Pittsfield, walk past wetlands and through meadows and woodlands, observing changes in bird species each week. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome.• 8-10 am • free • info at mhall@massaudubon.org or 413-637-0320


 

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Caffè Lena • Huxtable, Christensen, & Hood — three women who formed a musical partnership while students at Skidmore College • 8 pm • info and tickets ($18/$16 or $9 for children/students) at www.caffelena.org

 

Four Nations Ensemble • Hudson River Harvest Concerts: concert 1 of 3:”Venetian Glass.” Program includes works by B. Strozzi, A. Vivaldi, G. F. Handel • 3:30 pm • at The Barn, Rte. 10, Linlithgo, NY • info and tickets ($125) at www.fournations.org

 

Helsinki Hudson •
Backdoor Boys with satirical gay cabaret “Better with a Man” • 8 pm (doors 6 pm) • info and tickets at helsinkihudson.com. The show is a benefit for Columbia County Democrats

 

Hubbard Hall • Daniel Shulman presents Stravinsky’s “Story of a Soldier.” The performance combines chamber music, dance, and spoken word to tell the tale of a soldier making a deal with the devil and becoming a victim of his own greed • 7 pm • $25, or $15 for students • more info at 518-677-2495 or www.hubbardhall.org

 

Williams • Ronald Feldman, cello; Doris Stevenson, piano • 8 pm • Brooks-Rogers • free • music.williams.edu


Mahaiwe • London National Theatre in HD: “Yerma” — A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child, in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece • 7 pm • info and tickets ($17, or $10 for age 21 and under) at www.mahaiwe.org

 

Performing Olana: Frederic Church Living His Art” (runs Sept. 22-24) • The Olana Partnership and Ancram Opera House collaborate to produce a theater performance specifically created to take place in the landscape of the historic site. The dramatic work draws inspiration from Frederic Church’s paintings, letters, family life and the celebrated landscape and is presented as an immersive theater experience in which performer and audience journey together into Church’s art • 2, 4, & 6 pm • $10 member/$15 non-member or $40 family • olana.org

 

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Shakespeare & Co. • “God of Carnage”

(Sept. 14 – Oct. 8) • 3 & 7:30 pm

 

MISC.

 

Cambridge Valley Fine Art Tour #5 10am-5pm • Self-guided studio tour featuring the artists George Van Hook, Mark Tougias, Gerry Holzman, Elana Mark, Heide Merecki and Sara Kelly.  www.cambridgevalleyart.org


Theater Barn •“Lucky Me” (Sept. 8-24) • 8 pm

A Story of Fascism • Val Coleman, the poet laureate of Sandisfield talked about the history of poetry last year and will try his best to talk about the history of fascism this year. Is fascism an ancient sickness that infected all of history or are there symptoms in modern America? • 4 pm • Sandisfield Arts Center, 5 Hammertown Rd. Sandisfield, MA • tickets ($10) at sandisfieldartscenter.org or at the door

 

Northshire (Manchester store) • The Monks of New Skete and nationally renowned dog trainer Marc Goldberg present “Let Dogs be Dogs: Understanding Canine Nature and Mastering the Art of Living with Your Dog” • 7 pm • www.northshire.com


Adirondack Marathon Distance Festival at Schroon Lake, NY (Sept. 23-24) • running events for all ages, from the Adirondack Marathon to the Kids 1k Fun Run. What’s new this year is that the Adirondack Half Marathon has been chosen as part of the USA Track & Field Adirondack 2017 Grand Prix Series. The Organizing Committee is once again committed to hosting an outstanding weekend of events. Go to www.helpersfund.org for more details and to register online

 

Adirondack Wool & Arts Festival formerly known as Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival (Sept. 23-24) • 100+ vendors! Also, demos; festival foods; sheep, alpacas, llamas, rabbits, angora & cashmere goats; fleece, yarn & roving, sheep shearing demo; Sheep and Duck Herding demos; fleece, skein show & sale; finished products, patterns & kits; handmade soaps; much more • 10 am-4 pm • at Washington County Fairgrounds, State Route 29 between Greenwich and Schuylerville, NY • more info at www.adirondack.net

 

Bennington Center for Arts • Open House & Laumeister Fine Art Competition Award: Come explore the covered bridge museum, Native American collection, and our galleries which will feature several current exhibitions including the Small Works Show, Artists for the New Century and The Members Show • 10 am-5 pm • www.thebennington.org

Berkshire Scenic Railway • last day of summer Cabaret Train. Berkshires’ musical duo Samantha Talora & Ron Ramsay entertain on the rails during the 75-minute leisurely excursion from North Adams to Adams and back. Passengers are encouraged to bring their own beverages and snacks including beer, wine, cocktails • Rides begin 7 pm, departing from 98 Crowley Ave. Station in North Adams • Tickets ($20) available at www.hoosacvalleytrainride.com

 

Berkshire Theatre Group • On The Stage Series: A Night with Pam Ellis, The Berkshire Medium • 8 pm • at The Colonial Theatre • info and booking ($35) at www.berkshiretheatregroup.org

 

Chapman Museum • Experience historical theater in an unusual place – the Pineview Cemetery on Quaker Road in Queensbury. This is the 17th annual cemetery tour collaboration between the Museum and the Glens Falls Community Theatre. More than a stroll through the cemetery, simply armed with dates and names, this event is truly living theatre, bringing people’s stories to life • Walking tours are scheduled for 10 am, 10:30 am, 11 am, 12 noon, 12:30 pm, and 1 pm. Chauffeured golf cart tours are at 10:15 am and 12:15 pm • Cost is $12/person, $8/students, and a $2 discount for museum members. Call 518-793-2826 for information or reservations, or e-mail educator@chapmanmuseum.org

 

Georgi • Botanical Illustration: An introductory workshop with Elizabeth Cockey. Class size limited to 10 students. Advance sign-up required. $25 Requested Donation, $15 Materials fee. Email bkc@battenkillconservancy.org for registration or more information

 

Heritage Walks Weekends (three consecutive weekends: Sept. 16 & 17, 23 & 24, & Sept. 30 & Oct. 1) • choice of 80+ FREE, guided interpretive walking tours at historic, cultural and natural resource sites throughout the Housatonic Heritage Area in Berkshire County, MA. and Litchfield County, CT • Visit website: www.HousatonicHeritage.org/events/heritage-walks to view the entire schedule of tours, or email programs@HousatonicHeritage.org to request an event brochure be mailed to you

 

Heritage Walks Weekends (three consecutive weekends: Sept. 16 & 17, 23 & 24, & Sept. 30 & Oct. 1) • choice of 80+ FREE, guided interpretive walking tours at historic, cultural and natural resource sites throughout the Housatonic Heritage Area in Berkshire County, MA. and Litchfield County, CT • Visit website: www.HousatonicHeritage.org/events/heritage-walks to view the entire schedule of tours, or email programs@HousatonicHeritage.org to request an event brochure be mailed to you

 

Mass Audubon Society • Fall Birding at Lime Kiln Farm. Join the education coordinator during the height of spring and fall migration for a morning bird walk on the trails of Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Sheffield. Listen and look for warblers, sparrows, thrushes, and other birds. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome. • 8-10 am • info at mhall@massaudubon.org or 413-637-0320

 

Merck • Enjoy a spectacular evening with a sunset hike at Merck Forest. Please remember your flashlight or headlamp and sturdy footgear. Hike is held as the weather permits • 6 pm • 3270 Route 315 (Rupert Mountain Road) • 802-394-7836 • www.merckforest.org

 

Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club • All welcome to Sunday breakfast (second Sunday of the month). Eggs cooked to order, bacon, sausage, toast (white or wheat), pancakes (regular, blueberry, buckwheat, apple cinnamon), french toast, home fries and beverages • 8-11 am • route 32 south of the village of Victory (look for the sign) • $7 for adult; $4 child • 518-695-3917

 

Wood Theater • North Country Arts presents “Last Call: A Collaborative Oratorio,” poetry by Paul Pines set to music by composer Catherine Reid, as well as an exhibition of North Country Arts members’ art to be created based on one or part of one of six selected poems • 7:30 pm • Wood Theater • tickets ($20) at 518-480-4878

 

(fifth annual) Roe Jan Ramble Bike Tour sponsored by the towns of Ancram, Copake and Hillsdale, NY. There is a choice of four courses: 10, 25, 35 or 50 miles. All rides start today at 10 am at Copake Memorial Park, 305 Mountain Road in Copake, NY, near Copake Town Hall. Participants should register online in advance at www.bikereg.com/roe-jan-ramble-bike-tour