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Where to go this week for some Upstate culture binging.

Thursday, October 8, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Where to go this week for some Upstate culture binging.

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.

Finding activities that are intellectually stimulating yet pandemically practical in these days and times is difficult to do. Leave it to the artists, musicians and dramatists in the Mid-Hudson Valley to provide us with entertainment that fits those parameters. Check out a few of this week’s socially distanced, in-person and live-streaming activities in the Hudson Valley. (Click HERE for more details.)

“Jewel the Wound” Group Art Show,
Hudson, NY through November 6 (Photo at right)
“Jewel the Wound,” a newly opened group art show in Hudson, features works by over 25 Hudson Valley artists and centers on themes of injustice amid the pandemic. The show, which runs through November 6, will be presented in-person at the Hudson Milliner Art Salon and virtually at Hudson Art Fair, an online gallery created at the beginning of the pandemic for collectors and art-lovers to view and purchase artwork directly from Hudson’s artists and in support of local charities.

“Incidental Moments of the Day,”  A movie by Richard Nelson
Online now.
Premiering last September 10, “Incidental Moments of the Day” is streaming online via YouTube and at Theapplefamilyplays.com, with donations to theater groups encouraged.
Rhinebeck playwright Richard Nelson has gained widespread acclaim for his series of plays about a dysfunctional local family called the Apples. The continuum includes “That Hopey Changey Thing” (2010), “Sweet and Sad” (2011), “Sorry” (2012), “Regular Singing” (2013), “What Do We Need to Talk About?” (April 2020), “And So We Came Forth” (July 2020), and the latest—and according to the author, last—story concerning the Apples, “Incidental Moments of the Day.”

Lois Dodds and Shara Hughes Art Show
Beacon, NY through October 25
Parts & Labor gallery in Beacon is currently featuring Lois Dodd and Shara Hughes, in an exhibition featuring recent paintings by contemporary artist Shara Hughes alongside a selection of paintings by Lois Dodd dating from 1966 to 1988.

“True Love Will Find You in the End”
Denizen Theatre October 8-18
The world premiere of Neil LaBute’s (“In the Company of Men,” “Some Velvet Morning”) new play, “True Will Find You in the End” is about marriage and divorce; passion and obsession; and how love can find you in even the most extraordinary circumstances.” The play will be livestreamed (no live actors will be present) to socially distanced audiences of eight viewers per performance.

Jazz Forum Presents a Virtual Concert by Jason Miles
October 9, Jazz Forum in Tarrytown
A virtual concert by keyboardist Jason Miles. Presented by River Spirit Music, “The Extraordinary Journey of Jason Miles: A Musical Biography” is a 360-shot solo musical performance by Miles enhanced with colorful anecdotes about his professional and personal relationships with music legends.

“Finding North” a play featuring musician and playwright David Gonzalez and storyteller Daniel Carleton.
October 9, Kingston’s Green Kill gallery.
"Finding North" is a one-man play drawn from historical research and oral histories that brings to the stage powerful stories of the yearning, sacrifices and dreams of the African-American Underground Railroad hero John P. Parker, as well as contemporary American immigrants.

Outdoor Dinner in Marlboro Accompanied by Danny McCaslin
The Falcon, Marlboro, October 10
Enjoy the Falcon's fabulous menu and Saxophonist Danny McCaslin, whose group backed David Bowie on his final album, Blackstar. McCaslin and some friends will provide the night’s live dining soundtrack. (Donation requested).

That ought to be enough to keep your fine arts Jonesin' satisfied for at least a week. For regular updates on Upstate art, drama and music, consult Chronogram, the Upstate New York culture magazine. Would you like to live in the Hudson Valley and be surrounded by arts, culture and fresh air? CONTACT US for properties currently on the market that suit your needs.


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