Fall Weekends 2010

Art shows and concerts. Dance performances and crafts fairs. Plays, movies, and festivals galore. The Valley’s teeming with great weekend events — from now until the snow flies



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November

 

Fridays

Nov. 5: Ralphie May The notorious stand-up comedian — who doesn’t shy away from taboo topics during his routines — has been featured on NBC’s Last Comic Standing (www.theegg.org).

Nov. 12: Leon Redbone This singer and guitarist has released more than 15 albums throughout his career. Redbone brings his blues/jazz rhythms — and trademark Panama hat — to Bethel Woods (www.bethelwoodscenter.org).

dailey and vincent

Nov. 19: Dailey and Vincent The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall hosts this veteran bluegrass duo, who took home seven awards at the 2008 International Bluegrass Music Awards (www.troymusichall.org).

Nov. 26: Miniature and Dollhouse Show A Rockland County tradition for 35 years, this exhibit of miniature dolls, furniture, toys, and other whimsical items is a great way to revisit your childhood (www.rocklandhistory.org).

Saturdays

Nov. 6: Storm King To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the outdoor sculpture park features “5 + 5: New Perspectives,” an exhibit of 12 new works by contemporary art giants Andy Goldsworthy, Mark di Suvero, and Chakaia Booker, among others (www.stormking.org).

mariachi dance

Nov. 13: Mariachi Dance Mariachi Los Camperos, winners of the Silvestre Vargas award — the Mexican equivalent of a Grammy — perform traditional south-of-the-border folk music and dance at the Emelin Theater (www.emelin.org).

Nov. 20: Livingston Taylor Brother of “Sweet Baby James” Taylor, this folk singer/songwriter — known for his hits “I Will Be in Love with You” and “I’ll Come Running” — wows his fans at the Towne Crier Café (www.townecrier.com).
Hudson Valley Philharmonic The second concert of the orchestra’s season, entitled “Prodigies,” features guest conductor Elizabeth Schulze (current director of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra) and HVP String Competition winner, cellist Dahae Kim (www.bardavon.org).

Nov. 27: Michael Feinstein’s Holiday Show The Paramount Theatre once again hosts the Grammy-nominated pianist and singer for his holiday spectacular, complete with seasonal favorites and appearances by special guests (www.middletownparamount.com).

Sundays

Nov. 7: Suzanne Farrell Ballet One of the 20th century’s most celebrated ballerinas, Suzanne Farrell, now has her own company; they perform classical works choreographed by the likes of George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. Catch the show at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College (www.artscenter.org).

Nov. 14: Jesus Christ Superstar The 1971 musical based on the last week of Christ’s life is performed at Hudson High School. The production features a full orchestra and a cast of both professional and amateur actors and dancers (http://stephensanborn.tripod.com/thetwoofusproductions/index.html).

anthony bourdain

Nov. 21: Anthony Bourdain Chef, author, and host of the Travel Channel’s No Reservations, this food fanatic visits UPAC to discuss his life, books, travels, and hit TV show (www.bardavon.org).

Nov. 28: White Christmas Based on Irving Berlin’s classic 1954 holiday movie, this musical — which follows two talented performers as they travel to Vermont for a special show — features favorite songs like “Blue Skies” and (naturally) “White Christmas” (www.proctors.org).

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