Events: Out & About in September 2014
Dreamy photos, Gilded Age grandeur, studio art
Superstar guitarist Boz Scaggs comes to the Tarrytown Music Hall this month
Tarrytown Music Hall presents shows by top-shelf entertainers who don’t often perform in the Valley. Case in point: This month, Boz Scaggs — the onetime guitarist for the Steve Miller Band, now a solo artist who scored top-20 hits in the 1970s with “Lowdown” and “Lido Shuffle” — brings his unique style of blue-eyed soul to the stage on Sept. 25 (8 p.m. $68-$135). And Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, the stars of TV’s Whose Line Is It Anyway?, offer an interactive performance of their wacky improv humor on Sept. 28 (8 p.m. $38-$95). 13 Main St., Tarrytown, 877-840-0457. www.tarrytownmusichall.org
Elsewhere, a series of works by the Czech-born artist Kamil Vojnar, is on view at Galerie BMG. The self-taught photographer and painter creates black-and-white photos — many of which feature a female subject — that hover somewhere between reality and dreams. Vojnar mixes images and techniques in an intuitive, individualistic way; the result is a set of mysterious but hauntingly beautiful pictures. Explore these works at the gallery’s two locations: 12 Tannery Brook Road in Woodstock, and 17 Cricket Ridge Road in Bearsville. Sat.-Sun. 12-5 p.m. or by appt. 845-679-0027. www.galeriebmg.com
Fans of the wildly popular British TV drama Downton Abbey are no doubt counting the days until the series resumes in January. The folks at Staatsburgh State Historic Site feel their pain; to help them cope, the site hosts a 90-minute Downton Abbey Deluxe Tour at Mills Mansion. Costumed guides — dressed as both servants and guests — take you through the Gilded Age manse, reenacting what life was like for Ogden and Ruth Livingston Mills, who were members of one of the nation’s richest families. Sept. 21 & Oct. 5 at 1 p.m. $15, $13 seniors & students. (Take a shorter version of the tour on Sept. 6 & 13 and Oct. 11 & 25 at 1 p.m. $10/$8.) Reservations required. Old Post Rd. (off Rte. 9), Staatsburg, 845-889-8851, ext. 300.
Artists of all types — painters, sculptors, and photographers, among others — have been calling the Valley home for generations. Meet and mingle with close to 70 of these inventive individuals during the Orange County Arts Council’s annual Open Studio Tour. A wide selection of galleries and studios in 18 of the county’s towns throw open their doors to visitors on all four weekends this month; participants on the self-guided tour can take a peek at new works by these artists, and — if they like — discuss how each one approaches the creative process. Sept. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28. Call or visit Web site for a booklet that shows studio locations, open dates, and other information. 845-469-9168. www.ocartscouncil.org
A previous version of this article incorrectly listed an event at the Karpeles Museum in Newburgh. The event, dubbed Professional Baseball, is not available at the museum this month. Please check www.karpeles.com for all of its current exhibits.