The October Events You Should Mark On Your Calendars Now

From art to comedy and music, we've got you covered for an exciting month ahead.


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Art

Oct. 6–29: Eternal Souvenirs Artist George B. Davison explores the body language of embracing the past, present, and future. Davison employs the use of iconic, historic, and symbolic imagery to set the stage for his ancient figures, vignettes, and installations. An opening reception will be held Oct. 6, 6–9 p.m. • Gallery 66, 66 Main St, Cold Spring, 845.809.5838; www.gallery66ny.com

Oct. 7–Jan. 21: Walks With Artists: The Hudson Valley and Beyond Viewers are invited to journey with 19th- and 20th-century artists to the places they painted in the Hudson River Valley and the Connecticut countryside. More than 30 paintings show some of the most spectacular natural scenery in our country by artists George Innes, Fanny Palmer, Thomas Cole, Richard Haas, and Jack Stuppin. Wed.–Sun. noon–5 p.m. • Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave, Yonkers, 914.963.4550; www.hrm.org

Through Oct. 8: Fall Exhibit at the John Davis Gallery Beautifully sculptured pieces and colorful paintings will be showcased. Featured artists include Ben Butler, who’s known for his immense sculptures consisting of cement, graphite, and wood depicting his visions of clouds and various other forms, along with artist Lee Marshall, whose watercolors burst off the paper in a patchwork of geometric shapes. Also on view will be paintings by Laurel Sucsy, Henry and Louis Finkelstein. Thur.–Mon. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. • John Davis Gallery, 362 1/2 Warren St, Hudson. 518.828.5907; www.johndavisgallery.com

Through Nov. 5: Overlook Exhibition: Teresita Fernández Confronts Frederic Church In this exhibition, artist Teresita Fernández examines Frederic Church and his contemporaries’ response to the cultures and landscapes they experienced during their 19th-century Latin American travels. Tues.–Sun. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $12 adults, $10 seniors and students, children under 12 free. • Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, 518.828.0135; www.olana.org

Through Nov. 12: Artists as Innovators: Celebrating Three Decades of New York Council on the Arts This time period has been deeply affected by social and political issues, which inspired this engaging group of artists to represent our culture in their artistic creations. Artists include: Doug Aitken, James Casebere, David Hammons, Barbara Kruger, Shirin Neshat, A.M. Homes, David Henry Hwang, Tony Kushner, Suzan--Lori Parks, Todd Haynes, and more. • Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz, 1 Hawk Dr, New Paltz, 845.257.3844; www.newpaltz.edu/museum

Through Nov. 12: Selected Paintings & Sculpture Contemporary paintings of oil on canvas, acrylic on panels, hand-printed paper with mixed media on panels, and sculptures of Styrofoam on Venetian plaster will be on display. Artworks by James O’Shea, Susan Stover, Adam Cohen, Ginny Fox, and Dai Ban. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. • Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren St, Hudson, 518.828.1915; www.carriehaddadgallery.com

Through Nov. 30: Jacques Jarrige: Sound & Wind An exhibition of works that uses simplicity in working with the curves of nature and the wind, creating outdoor sculptures that interact with the environment. These works explore the relationship between line and space, material, and the voids created within. • Rockland Center for the Arts, 27 S. Greenbush Rd, West Nyack, 845.358.0877; www.rocklandartcenter.org

Through Dec. 15: Picture Industry With works by more than 80 artists, ranging from historical documents to major installations, this exhibit complicates traditional accounts of the photographic medium, drawing from photography’s role within science and the humanities to contemporary art. 11 a.m.–6 p.m. • Bard, Hessel Museum of Art, 60 Manor Ave, Annandale-on-Hudson, 845.758.7598; www.bard.edu

Through Dec. 31: Love For Sale: The Commercialization of the Counterculture This special exhibition directly explores the social, political, and cultural impact of the ’60s through an examination of the material pop culture in everyday suburban life. Daily 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Exhibit only without museum, $5. • Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Rd, Bethel, 866.781.2922; www.bethelwoodscenter.org/events

Our Picks:

Tape Face, that masterful silent comic, brings his uniquely witty comedy to Troy in a multi-award winning spectacle reminiscent of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. Recently made famous as a finalist on America’s Got Talent, Tape Face’s blend of pantomime and thought-provoking humor will leave you at a loss for words. Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m., $27 Troy Music Hall, 30 Second St, Troy; 518.273.0038; www.troymusichall.org

A reading by Poet Irena Klepfisz is a memorable occasion not to be missed. Born in 1941 in the Warsaw Ghetto and hidden in a Catholic orphanage from the Nazi regime that claimed the life of her father, a resistance fighter, Klepfisz shares her life in essays and poetry. Recalling her youth in such intolerable circumstances, she began publishing her poetry in 1971, authoring books such as Keeper of Accounts, A Few Words in the Mother Tongue, and Dreams of an Insomniac. Irena Klepfisz has been active in feminist, lesbian, and Jewish secular and peace organizations. She received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in poetry, and was recently awarded the prestigious Adrienne Cooper Dreaming in Yiddish Award 2016. Oct. 18, 4:30 p.m., Taylor Hall Auditorium, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, 845.437.7400; www.vassar.edu
 

Music & Dance

Oct. 4: Hudson This band is composed of drummer Jack DeJohnette, bassist Larry Grenadier, keyboardist John Medeski, and guitarist John Scofield. Inspired by the compilations of Bob Dylan, The Band, Joni Mitchell, and Jimi Hendrix, their sound is a blend of blues, rock, and soul with a funky groove. 8 p.m., $49+. • Bardavon, 35 Market St, Poughkeepsie, 845.473.2072; www.bardavon.org


Tarrytown Music Hall
Oct. 6: The Psychedelic Furs
Their sound was developed from the post-punk UK rock scene, and inspired the creation of alternative rock with such hits as “Love My Way,” “Pretty In Pink,” “Heaven,” and “The Ghost In You.” Special guest: Bash & Pop. 8 p.m., $48+.

Oct. 15: Air Supply This 80s Australian soft-rock duo features the stylings of Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock with such sweet ballads as “Making Love Out Of Nothing At All,” “Even The Nights Are Better,” and “All Out Of Love.” 7 p.m., $58+.

Oct. 20: Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes Known for their bluesy roots rock inspiring the likes of Jon Bon Jovi, they play their legacy of classics with an explosive performance. 8 p.m., $55+. 13 Main St, Tarrytown, 914.631.3390;  www.tarrytownmusichall.org


Oct. 7: 5th Annual Hudson Valley Dance Festival A charitable festival bringing together world-class dancers, dance companies, and choreographers to perform at the historic Catskill Point, a converted 19th-century warehouse on the banks of the Hudson River. The festival benefits Dancers Responding to AIDS. 2 p.m., 5 p.m., $40+. • Catskill Point, 1 Main St, Catskill, 212.840.0770; www.dradance.org

Oct. 8: Stephen Stills & Judy Collins This couple’s tumultuous love affair was cemented in the Crosby, Stills, & Nash classic song, “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.” Two of folk music’s major contributors, they’re commemorating their time together in a golden anniversary in this collaborative tour. 7 p.m., $59+. Oct. 21: Paula Cole A Grammy Award-winner singing jazz/folk ballads such as “Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?” and “I Don’t Want To Wait” debuts her latest album. 8 p.m., $29.50. • The Egg Center for the Performing Arts, Empire State Plaza, 270 State St, Albany, 518.473.1845; www.theegg.org

Oct. 14: The Doo Wop Project Step back in time to a show that recreates the ’60s age that evolved from the Barbershop Quartet style to influence the future of R&B, rock, and pop of future generations. Throughout the show, tunes of groups like the Crests, Belmonts, Flamingos Smokey Robinson, the Temptations, and the Four Seasons will be featured. 8 p.m., $30+. • Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, 1008 Brown St, Peekskill, 914.739.0039; www.paramounthudsonvalley.com

Oct. 14: The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra One of the most popular big bands for decades, they bring their infamous jazz orchestra known for hits such as “In The Mood,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “A String of Pearls,” and “Moonlight Serenade,” to the Capital District. 7:30 p.m., $28+. • Troy Music Hall, 30 Second St, Troy; 518.273.0038; www.troymusichall.org

Photo by David McClister

Oct. 20: An Intimate Evening with Rickie Lee Jones The singer/songwriter has defined the ’70s generation with songs that defy the standard with bold sexuality and a mixture of jazz and rock, creating a new genre known as “confessional songwriting.” Her most famous song, “Chuck E’s in Love,” catapulted her to stardom. 8 p.m., $45+. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck, 914.698.0098; www.emelin.org

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Oct. 21: Paula Cole A Grammy Award-winner singing jazz/folk ballads such as “Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?” and “I Don’t Want To Wait” debuts her latest album. 8 p.m., $29.50. • The Egg Center for the Performing Arts, Empire State Plaza, 270 State St, Albany, 518.473.1845; www.theegg.org

Theatre

Through Oct. 7: Neil Simon’s Lost in Yonkers A coming-of-age story by America’s greatest comic playwright it is described as endearing and comically dark. Set in Brooklyn, 1942, about a man who takes a position as a traveling salesman to pay off the medical bills incurred by his late wife, and decides to ask his stern mother if his two sons can live with her and their crazy aunt in Yonkers. Comedy ensues as the teens search for Grandma’s hidden trove of money she’s stashed away. 3 p.m., 8 p.m., $25 • Curtain Call Theatre, 1 Jeanne Jugan Lane, Latham, 518.877.7529; www.curtaincalltheatre.com

Oct. 6–22: Greater Tuna A comical play centered around small-town morals, it stars two actors portraying 20 eccentric characters from adults to children and even animals in wacky Tuna, Texas. A hilariously popular show, it’s been one of the most produced plays in American theatre history. Weekends Fri. –Sun., 8 p.m., 2 p.m., adults $22, students $10. • The Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent, 518.392.6264; www.ghentplayhouse.org

Oct. 20–Nov. 5: Clue: The Musical The “Whodunit?” board game popular for decades has been brought to life in a hysterically comedic stage production where the infamous guests try and figure out the “Who,” “What,” and “Where” of a character’s murder. Directed by Kevin Archambault for Up in One Productions. Weekends, Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m., $22. • Center for the Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck, 845.876.3080; www.centerforperformingarts.org

Film

Oct. 28: Rocky Horror Picture Show A 1975 musical comedy film based on a staged production by Richard O’Brien as a parody about chintzy science fiction and horror genres. The plot begins with two sweethearts seeking shelter from a storm who come upon a strange mansion inhabited by a transvestite scientist and a slew of kooky characters. Rated R. 8 p.m., 11 p.m. $15. • Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, 1008 Brown St, Peekskill, 914.739.0039; www.paramounthudsonvalley.com

Oct 27: The Shining Starring Jack Nicholson, this classic horror film is about a family who spends the winter as caretakers of an isolated hotel closed for the season — but an evil presence possesses the father, leading him to terrorize his wife and psychic son. Rated R. 7 p.m., adults $8, children $5. Oct. 29: The Nightmare Before Christmas This spooky animated tale is about Jack Skellington, the King of Halloween Town, who desires to bring Christmas to his home, causing confusion and comical frights. Rated PG. 2 p.m., adults $8, children $5. • The Museum Theater, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Rd, Bethel, 866.781.2922; www.bethelwoodscenter.org/events


Our Picks

Photo by Austin Hargrave

The Annual Woodstock Film Festival is celebrating its 18th year this fall. Filmmakers are given the chance to talk about their works, network with others and receive recognition for their visions, while the film-lover could peek into the mysterious world of these dreamers. Live musical concerts, panel discussions, seminars, workshops, and social gatherings with producers, actors, directors, and screenwriters complete this amazing film showcase. More than 120 exceptional films are screened in Woodstock, Kingston, Rhinebeck, Saugerties, and Rosendale in various categories such as animated shorts, documentaries, independent, and world cinema. This year's honoree award recipients  are Susan Sarandon (above), Bill Pullman, and Shep Gordon. Oct 11–15, 845.679.4265; www.woodstockfilmfestival.com


Special Events

Oct. 1: Bronck Museum Heritage Craft Fair Escape from modern technology for a good old-fashioned day in the country exploring a simpler age as seen through artistic expression. An annual art exhibit and sale of traditional American artwork and crafts, live music, food, silent auction, and traditional old-time wagon rides set in the beautiful Catskill region. 12–4 p.m. • Bronck Museum, 90 Route 42, Coxsackie, 518.731.6490; www.gchistory.org

Oct. 7: 6th Annual Wine Festival Enjoy various wines such as Chardonnay, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangria and more in this highly anticipated event.  Live music, fun-filled games centered around this fruity beverage, and a food court to satisfy all cravings complete this seasonal favorite. All attendees must be 21+ years of age. 1 p.m. Check website for costs. • Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Rd, Bethel, 866.781.2922; www.bethelwoodscenter.org/events

Oct. 15: Annual Soup a Bowl fundraiser The Poughkeepsie Farm Project will be celebrating this charitable event for a historic 10th year with tasty soups and desserts served in handcrafted pottery from local potters. Plus, the musical group The Roundabout Ramblers will be on hand for a well-rounded entertaining afternoon. Two seatings are available: 12–1:30 p.m., and 2–3:30 p.m., adults $30 ($35 after 9/18), $10 for children 5–12 (lunch only, no bowl), free for 4 and under. • Vassar College Alumnae House, 161 College Ave, Poughkeepsie, 845.516.1100; www.farmproject.org

Through Oct. 29: Bear Mountain Oktoberfest Each weekend the party continues celebrating the historic fall observance of German culture with traditional foods, beer, dancing, and music. A different band will play every weekend. Sat./Sun. 12:30–5:30 p.m. • Bear Mountain Inn, 3020 Seven Lakes Dr, Bear Mountain, 845.786.2731; www.visitbearmountain.com


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Oktoberfest at Hunter Mountain celebrates the German culture with flair. Bavarian dancing and frothy German ales take center stage at this fall festival, along with delicious German foods. It also features numerous vendors, crafts for the kids, games such as pumpkin bowling and keg rolling, and much more. Through Oct. 15, weekends Sat./Sun. 11 a.m.–6:15 p.m. Hunter Mountain, 64 Klein Ave, Hunter, 518.263.4223; www.huntermtn.com


Family-Friendly

Oct. 15: Disney’s Choo Choo Soul with Genevieve Along with her sidekick Constantine, this hip-hop-singing train conductor has entertained pre-schoolers with her funky urban songs and dances on Disney Junior’s hit show for more than 11 years and has toured the globe, performing in more than 100 cities. 1 p.m., 4 p.m., $21. • Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, 1008 Brown St, Peekskill, 914.739.0039; www.paramounthudsonvalley.com

Oct. 8: 15th Annual Fall Festival The Friends of Forsyth Nature Center and the City of Kingston Parks and Recreation department host this yearly autumn festival featuring live entertainment, music, crafts, children’s games and activities, delicious foods and baked goods, raffles, hayrides and much more. 10 a.m.–4 p.m., free. • Forsyth Nature Center, 157 Lucas Ave Extension, Kingston, 845.339.3053; www.forsythnaturecenter.org

Oct. 15: Pumpkin Festival It wouldn’t be autumn without the presence of ripe orange pumpkins for pies and jack-o’-lanterns. Hosted by The Beacon Sloop Club, families can enjoy many activities revolving around this plump vermilion favorite while enjoying live music and entertainment along the riverfront. Tasty pumpkin treats, children’s activities, and pumpkins to take home are sure to please. Noon–5 p.m. • Beacon Riverfront Park, 124 Red Flynn Dr, Beacon, 914.907.4928; www.beaconsloop.org

Through Nov. 4: Headless Horseman Hayrides & Haunted Houses This hauntingly-good attraction continually evolves with unusual monsters, amazing illusions, stunning special effects, unique and original costumes, frighteningly delicious foods, children’s day, magic shows, a theatrical one-mile hayride, corn maze, seven haunted attractions, and more. Weekends. Times and costs vary; check website. • Headless Horseman Hayrides & Haunted Houses, 778 Broadway, Route 9W, Ulster Park, 845.339.2666; www.headlesshorseman.com


Our Picks

The Magic Garden was well known by children growing up in the ’70s as a fun and educational television show starring Carole Demas and Paula Janis. The two talented performers brought stories, songs, games, lessons and laughter to a wide audience and achieved ratings that equaled or surpassed those of Sesame Street and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Today, their live show draws adults who long to reconnect with their memories of life in the garden, amidst the toadstools, the Magic Tree, and the immortal Chuckle Patch to share this beloved show with their children and grandchildren. Oct. 15, 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., $15. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck, 914.698.0098; www.emelin.org

The Halloween Ball in Washingtonville is sure to impress if you’re in the mood for some spooky fun and historical adventure. More than 170 years ago, tunnels were hand-dug under the town by explorers and winemakers, and today serve as the location for this Halloween spectacle. Below the surface of the earth, this eerie holiday is celebrated in the cellars of the past, with delicious wine and treats. Party-goers are encouraged to attend in costume to impress the secret judges. Tickets are limited; call in advance. Oct. 28, 7–11 p.m., $60. Brotherhood Winery, 100 Brotherhood Plaza Dr, Washingtonville, 845.496.3661; www.brotherhood-winery.com 


COMEDY

Oct. 13: Paula Poundstone A seasoned comic, Poundstone’s quick-thinking, unscripted humor on topics from motherhood and swearing to her lust for Pop-Tarts has landed her on several comedic shows.  She performs her standup comedy across the country exchanging wit with the audience in a light, artful ease. 8 p.m., $34. • Troy Music Hall, 30 Second St, Troy; 518.273.0038; www.troymusichall.org

Oct. 26–28: Vic DiBitetto A Grand Prize winner of VH1’s Stand-up Spotlight, DiBitetto has the frantic energy of Robin Williams coupled with the bold honesty of Rodney Dangerfield, producing a comedy show to be reckoned with. Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 9 p.m., Sun. 7 & 9 p.m., $35. • Carmine’s Comedy Club inside Umberto’s Restaurant, 2245 South Rd, Poughkeepsie, 845.464.1572; www.carminescomedyclub.com

Oct. 28: The Ivy League of Comedy presents Cory Kahaney A favorite among late-night television, Cory represents the everyday woman as mother, daughter, and wife, gaining her wide-spread attention. Cory was also a finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” Strictly for ages 16+. 8 p.m., $30+. • Emelin Theatre, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck, 914.698.0098; www.emelin.org

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