Country Superstar Roseanne Cash Shines in Troy
Plus, Béla Fleck in Bethel, pardoning Tom Turkey, a fete of wine and chocolate, and African drumming in Hudson.
Everyone Loves Cash
Singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash joins John Leventhal, her collaborator, guitarist, and husband, for a night of acoustic soul in the Capital District. Their album Black List River celebrates the American journey. She's a four-time Grammy-winner and a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Nov 14, 7:30 p.m., $25+. Troy Music Hall, 30 Second St, Troy; 518.273.0038; www.troymusichall.org
Glass Fusion Art in Westchester
Colorful geometric glass shapes define clever facial architecture in Isabelle Scheltjen’s portraits. Their aesthetic shimmers with a bold light that becomes a pixilated kaleidoscope redefining contemporary art, blending digital design with the structure of the face. Her alignment of blocks of color to construct an image demonstrates her mastery in optical effects. Scheltjens resides in Belgium, and her artwork is collected worldwide.
Nov 4–26, Tues–Fri 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat and Sun 12–5 p.m. Canfin Gallery, 39 Main St, Tarrytown, 914.332.4554; www.canfingallery.com
The Art of Seasonal Greens
A 19th-Century Wreath Making Workshop with Mary Hughes, Olana’s Master Gardener, will kick off the holiday season in a fun and crafty hands-on workshop creating a pine wreath to decorate your home for the winter months. Register in advance and bring a pair of pruning shears; all other supplies and refreshments will be provided. Ages 8+.
Nov 29, 2 p.m. & 6 p.m., $30 member, $35 non-member. Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, 518.828.0135; www.olana.org.
Gobble, Gobble, Tom Turkey!
Tom Turkey might just be pardoned at the annual Thanksgiving Tasting. Celebrate Thanksgiving early with re-enactors who will be roasting food over an open hearth. Enjoy tastings of the period meal, crafts and games, make a candle in the shop, and churn butter in the log cabin.
Nov 11–12, 12–4 p.m., $12 adults, $10 seniors, $8 children ages 4–12, under age 4 free. Museum Village, 1010 Route 17M, Monroe, 845.782.8248; www.museumvillage.org
Unwind and Relax in the Catskills
The peaceful Catskill Mountains are the setting for a relaxing, healing weekend at the AHIMSA Yoga & Music Festival. Meditation workshops, yoga classes, tea ceremonies, and healing touch lectures are taught by renowned teachers such as HariPrakaash, Coby Kozlowski, MC Yogi, and others. Unwind to amazing sacred chant music with Eastern and Western influences by various musicians such as Kirtan Soul Revival, Ajeet Kaur, and Aya & Tyler. Healthy delicious foods, hiking, dancing, and new stress-releasing techniques complete this restorative event. See website for schedule/times.
Nov 3–5, $15–$255. Hunter Mountain, 64 Klein Ave., Hunter, 855.821.9208; www.huntermtn.com
Bethel Hosts a Banjo Pickin’ Duo
Banjo duo Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn will be performing music from their recent Grammy Award-winning folk album. Fleck is a 16-time Grammy winner who blends multiple genres from jazz to bluegrass, while Washburn’s clawhammer banjo has a more Far East sound. Together they make beautiful music.
Nov 4, 8 p.m., $45+. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Rd, Bethel, 866.781.2922; www.bethelwoodscenter.org
Indulge in Chocolate & Wine
The Hudson Valley Wine & Chocolate Festival is much more than sips and samples of the aforementioned indulgences. Spirits, cider, and craft beer will also be available to try, and more than 50 vendors will be selling goods such as honey, olive oil, specialty foods, and fine crafts all from the Hudson Valley. And, of course, bottles of wine can be purchased as well. Cocktail and chef demonstrations and food trucks round out the festivities. Ages 21+ only.
Nov 18–19, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Patterson Recreation Center, 65 Front St, Patterson, 845.278.7272, ext. 2287; www.partnerswithparc.org
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
The Center Players on Tour will capture your hearts in a theatrical performance of The Wizard of Oz. You all know the story, but this version has a special treat: Children in the audience can become Munchkins and help oil the Tin Man.
Nov 11, 11 a.m., $9 adults, $7 children. Center for the Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck, 845.876.3080; www.centerforperformingarts.org
Pickles are a Big Dill Around Here
Celebrating its 20th year, The Rosendale International Pickle Festival will once again be honoring the beloved pickle whether it’s sweet, dill, bread ’n’ butter, or in a chutney. Along with many vendors featuring all sorts of pickled vegetables and products, there will be several contests to participate in — from pickle eating to pickle throwing and a pickle triathlon for a briny good time.
Nov 19, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., $5 adults, kids free. Rosendale Recreation Center, 1055 Route 32, Rosendale, 845.204.8827; www.rosendalechamber.org