Your Complete November Events Calendar

Here's everything you need to get up and off the couch this month.


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Special Events

Nov 10: Brian Reed — Creating S-Town

This conversation with the co-creator of the groundbreaking hit podcast S-Town will use outtakes and breakdowns of certain moments to demonstrate how this unique piece of audio storytelling was created. 

The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, 845.758.7900, www.fishercenter.bard.edu

 

Nov 11: 47th Annual Train & Hobby Show

This long-running festival promises over 20,000 square feet of layouts, dioramas, miniatures, track sets, and slot cars. All proceeds go toward the Hyde Park Railroad Station National Historic Site.

Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie, 845.454.5800, www.midhudsonciviccenter.org

 

Nov 17: Chiddingstone Tours

Guided tours of the recently-restored Italianate mansion. Includes talk with restorers Hermes Mallea and Carey Maloney. Limited space, reservations necessary.

Hudson Hall at the Historic Hudson Opera House, Hudson, 518.822.1438, www.hudsonhall.org

 

Nov 17-18: Chilly Willy Winter’s Eve Tours

Costumed tours of the historic 17th-century farmstead and museum. At 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. each day.           

Bronck Museum, Coxsackie, 518.731.6490, www.gchistory.org

 

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Photo by Erin Baiano

As part of its residence at Kaatsbaan, the American Ballet Theatre Studio Company will stage a performance with its most senior students, performing classic pieces sure to excite both the dance expert and the neophyte. Such high-level dance can rarely be seen in so intimate a performance space.

Nov 17, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Tivoli, 845.757.5106, ext 112, www.kaatsbaan.org

 

Music

Nov 3: Paul Collins Beat

Classic power-pop combination always a half-step from fame. You might know them from their friendship with Eddie Money, or the inclusion of “Walking Out on Love,” on Green Day’s American Idiot Broadway musical.                       

Colony Woodstock, Woodstock, 845.679.7625, www.colonywoodstock.com

 

Nov 7: Lucky Peterson

This modern interpreter of the blues brings searing guitar leads, earthy organ runs, and powerful vocals to his electric live show. 

Daryl’s House Club, Pawling, 845.289.0185, www.darylshouseclub.com

 

Nov 9: Terry Reid & the Derelicts

Confederate of Fleetwood Mac, Graham Nash, and Led Zeppelin (he recommended Robert Plant for vocal duties), Reid plays a distinctly British strain of the blues that emphasizes his powerful voice.

Colony Woodstock, Woodstock, 845.679.7625, www.colonywoodstock.com

 

Nov 11: Todd Snider

Country-rock songwriter whose career has brought him into contact with John Prine, Shel Silverstein, and the Squidbillies. With guest Kevin Gordon.

Daryl’s House Club, Pawling, 845.289.0185, www.darylshouseclub.com

 

Nov 15: Nobody’s Girl This group of Austin singer-songwriters blends genres, instruments, and harmonies for a style reminiscent of Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt.

Towne Crier Café, Beacon, 845.855.1300, www.townecrier.com

 

Nov 17: Shmekia Copeland Band Bridging blues, R&B, and rock, Copeland tells an all-American story with her powerhouse vocals. Her newest, America’s Child, leaps into country for sounds previously unheard

Towne Crier Café, Beacon, 845.855.1300, www.townecrier.com

 

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Photo courtesy of Palace Theatre

Now famous for a series of hit comedies and her Comedy Central sketch show, Amy Schumer first came to prominence as a vulgar teller of truths with regards to dating, love, and everything else that happens to cross her mind. Returning to the form with a set of all-new material, Schumer will pass through Albany on the first leg of her Fall tour.

Nov 8, Palace Theatre, Albany, 518.465.4663, www.palacealbany.org

 

Nov 29: Generation Axe

All-riffing, all-shredding extravaganza brings five of modern metal’s most ostentatious guitarists for a night of face-melting leads. Featuring Zakk Wylde, Steve Vai, and Yngwie Malmsteen.

Palace Theatre, Albany, 518.465.4663, www.palacealbany.org

 

Nov 30: Jason Mraz

Super-positive gentleman farmer and fedora-wearer whose peppy piano pop has been inescapably occupying the airwaves for close to a decade. With percussionist Toca Rivera and special guest Gregory Page.

Palace Theatre, Albany, 518.465.4663, www.palacealbany.org

 

Theater and Dance

Nov 2-11: Hedwig and the Angry Inch

The classic Tony-winning rock musical that made Broadway’s queer subtext into plain text, not to mention spawned a groundbreaking film, will be performed by CENTERstage Productions. Not appropriate for all ages.

Center for the Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 845.876.3080, www.centerforperformingarts.org

 

Nov 3–24: Saturday Morning Series

This monthly series of child-oriented plays emphasizes both entertainment and education. Approximately 50 minutes in length, each performance starts at 11 a.m. November’s titles include Predators of the Wild and the Welcome Park puppet show. 

Center for the Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 845.876.3080, www.centerforperformingarts.org

 

Nov 10: TAKE Dance

This New York-based contemporary dance company is the primary outlet of choreographer Takehiro Ueyama. It aims to “create and stage works that deepen society’s sensitivity and understanding of the human condition,” and will provide a special, intimate performance.

Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Tivoli, 845.757.5106 ext 112, www.kaatsbaan.org

 

Nov 10-11: The Face of It

This local project, co-created by actress Mary Stuart Masterson, performs live readings of one-act documentary plays. These evenings will include narratives about sasquatch hunting, the vagaries of aging, and the choices that put whole lives in question.

Henry Hudson Hall Center for the Arts, Hudson, 518.822.1438, www.hudsonhall.org

 

Nov 16-Dec 9: Mary Poppins

A cast of charming kids takes on this whimsical classic. Come for the tongue-twisting hits, stay for the (charmingly)tortured Cockney accents.

Center for the Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 845.876.3080, www.centerforperformingarts.org

 

Nov 23: Miniature Theater — The Pumpernickel Puppets Present Peter Rabbit

This long-running puppet troupe is known for its humorous adaptations of classic folktales, and will bring its Smithsonian-approved production of the mischievous stories of Peter Rabbit to Olana. Appropriate for ages as young as two years.

Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, 518.828.0135; www.olana.org

 

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Photo by Tom Bejgrowicz

The British folk-rock music legend, famed for his contributions to the classic revival group Fairport Convention, Richard Thompson will bring his Electric Trio to the Egg in support of his new album Thirteen Rivers. Expect songs new and old, reimagined for a more robust (read: loud) group.

Nov 17, The Egg Center for the Performing Arts, 518.473.1845, www.theegg.org

 

Art

Nov 9: Curator Talk — Anastasia James

The curator of the ongoing Timothy Greenfield Sanders exhibition The Trans List will speak about the collection as well as its associated student exhibition: Alive and Yelling: Trans Zines and Radical Subcultures.

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, 845.257.3844, www.newpaltz.edu/dorskymuseum

 

Nov 10: Olana Through a Plein-Air Painter’s Eye

Local artist Geoffrey Leckie will provide a unique take on Fredric Church’s historic grounds. This tour will focus on the unique conditions of light, landscape, and Hudson River scenery, as only noticed by a painter.   

Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, 518.828.0135, www.olana.org

 

From Nov 16: Group Show

Four contemporary artists from across America showcase work in various media. Featuring new pieces from Gary Cruz, Court Lurie, Melanie Parke, and Sophie Treppendahl.            

Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, 914.834.8077, www.kbfa.com

 

Nov 17: Robert Storr on Dorothea Rockburne

The former director of NYC’s Museum of Modern Art will be speaking on the works of Dorothea Rockburne, whose large-scale abstract paintings are on view throughout the museum. Free with regular admission.

Dia: Beacon, Beacon, 845.440.0100, www.diaart.org

 

Nov 18: Kate McGloughlin Talk

The artist will give a multi-media presentation reflecting her family’s intertwined history with the Ashokan reservoir. Using projections, music, exhibitions, as well as her own artwork, McGloughlin reflects on the influence of Irish immigration on the reservoir’s construction, as well as the many residents displaced in the process.

Ashokan Center, Olivebridge, 845.657.8333, www.ashokancenter.org

 

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Photo courtesy of Carrie Haddad Gallery

This group exhibition will showcase the many views and media applied by modern artists onto the reliable forms of Landscapes: Capturing the View. From Paul Chojnowski’s scorched drawings to Susan Hope Fogel’s watercolors to the charcoals of Sue Bryan, and also featuring Tracy Helgeson, Harry Orlyk, David Konigsberg, Eileen Murphy, and Betsy Weis, expect to be comforted and disconcerted in equal measure by these new takes on classic forms.

From Nov 7, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, 518.828.1915, www.carriehaddadgallery.com

 

Film

Nov 2: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari with Live Soundtrack

The preeminent work of German expressionist filmmaking tells a modern-age Frankenstein story, and is today renowned as a global classic. With live orchestration from jazz ensemble Rags and Roots.

The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, 845.758.7900, www.fishercenter.bard.edu

 

Nov 2: Jurassic Park

Steven Spielberg’s classic horror fantasia comes to UPAC for a special screening. Dinosaurs! Tampering with science! Newman! $6 general admission tickets.

Ulster Performing Arts Center, Kingston, 845.339.6088, www.upac.org

 

Nov 3: The Rolling Stones: Havana Moon

This concert film, certainly not the first in the Stones’s 50-year career, stands out for another reason: it was filmed in Havana, Cuba, and focuses on both the classic set and the social conditions surrounding it. By donation.

MaMa, Stone Ridge, 845.687.6090, www.cometomama.org

 

Nov 9-10: Warren Miller’s Face of Winter

This series of pulse-pounding winter sports vignettes, now in its 69th year, brings audiences to the slopes in France, Chile, and Iceland. For the height-fearing but FOMO-afflicted

Palace Theatre, Albany, 518.465.4663, www.palacealbany.org

 

Family

Nov 10: Bring the Kids! Second Saturdays

A special family-focused tour of the historic Boscobel House. Educator Lisa DiMarzo will engage kids with hands-on activities, crafting (November’s theme: Games, Games, Games), and even snacktime.               

Boscobel House & Gardens, Garrison, 845.265.3638, www.boscobel.org

 

Nov 15: STEM and Pizza Night

This special after-hours event is intended to jump-start interest in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. Giving kids the run of the museum, they will also have access to a special science workshop and activity stations, not to mention pizza! Pre-registration required.

Mid Hudson Children’s Museum, Poughkeepsie, 845.471.0589, www.mhcm.org

 

Nov 16: Starlab: What’s That Constellation?

This afternoon presentation takes place in the Museum’s planetarium and teaches kids simple aspects of astronomy, building up to more complex visualizations of the night sky. Limited space.             

Mid Hudson Children’s Museum, Poughkeepsie, 845.471.0589, www.mhcm.org

 

Nov 17, 23, 24, 29: Holiday Crafts

These many hands-on crafts programs, focusing on 19th-century stationery, wrapping paper, scarf knitting, henna, and seasonal plant arrangements, allow visitors of all ages to both learn about and make a variety of primarily holiday-oriented crafts. Discounts for families, with refreshments and materials provided.

Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, 518.828.0135, www.olana.org

 

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Photo courtesy of Boscobel House & Gardens

The historic Boscobel House will conduct Twilight Tours on weekends into December. With the mansion decorated for a 19th-century Christmas, these candlelit tours are accompanied by live string music. Additional live music can be heard elsewhere on the grounds, and the gardens will be lit with a special holiday surprise. Discounts for children and free for those under 5 years old.

Nov 23–Dec 9, Boscobel House & Gardens, 845.265.3638, www.boscobel.org

 

Comedy

Nov 3: Ron Bennington

This comedian and radio host has mixed it up with everyone from Quentin Tarantino and Joan Rivers to Iggy Pop and Wanda Sykes. As incisive a comedian as he is an interviewer.

Laugh It Up! Comedy Club inside Mahoney’s Irish Pub, Poughkeepsie, 845.418.3989

 

Nov 16-18: Adele Givens

Over a near 30-year career, Givens has appeared on network sitcoms, guested in movies, and was featured on the Queens of Comedy tour. Will perform multiple sets a night over the course of her run.

Nyack Levity Live, West Nyack, 845.353.5400, www.nyack.levitylive.com

 

Nov 29-Dec 2: Tom Cotter

Welcome this America’s Got Talent finalist back to the Hudson Valley. Cotter will perform several sets of his self-deprecating comedy each night.

Nyack Levity Live, West Nyack, 845.353.5400, www.nyack.levitylive.com

 

Nov 30: Derek Gaines, Tom Cassidy, and Reggie Conquest

Rescheduled from October. This three-man bill includes writers, actors, and stand-ups, all Philly-adjacent. Headliner Gaines can be seen in Will & Grace and The Last OG, while Cassidy hosts a popular comedy podcast.

Laugh It Up! Comedy Club inside Mahoney’s Irish Pub, Poughkeepsie, 845.418.3989

 

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Photo by Roxxe Ireland

A celebration of everything vegan, the Hudson Valley Veg Fest provides a venue for everything from food to dietary advice to animal rights activism. Now in its second year, the Fest takes over 42,000 square feet in Poughkeepsie’s Gold’s Gym, with space for vendors, activists, and speakers.

Nov 3–4, Gold’s Gym, Poughkeepsie,www.hvvegfest.org

 

Workshops/Classes

Nov 1, 8, 15, 29: Contemporary Dance with Adam H. Weinert 

These workshops, for teens aged 14-17, will provide participants with the opportunity to engage with all aspects of a contemporary dance production, from warm-ups, structured improvisation, and storytelling on stage. Climaxes with a December 1 performance on Hudson Hall’s main stage.

Hudson Hall at the Historic Hudson Opera House, Hudson, 518.822.1438, www.hudsonhall.org

 

Nov 13, 20, 27: Hip Hop for Youth

This weekly dance series for ages 5-15 provides both opportunities for movement and lessons in the latest moves. Taught by Paula Gallean in collaboration with Operation Unite NY.

Hudson Hall at the Historic Hudson Opera House, Hudson, 518.822.1438, www.hudsonhall.org

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