The Week Ahead

Edited by Pamela Doan ([email protected])
For a complete listing of events, see highlandscurrent.org/calendar.

COMMUNITY

SAT 12
Game Night
COLD SPRING
5 – 9 p.m. Old VFW Hall
34 Kemble Ave.
All ages are welcome at this event hosted by the former owners of Groombridge Games. Bring a game or join one: role-playing games and board games will be available. Free

SAT 12
Hudson Valley Wing Wars 2019
FISHKILL
5 – 9 p.m. Ramada Inn
542 Route 9 | hudsonvalleywingwars.com
Sample wings from restaurants and pubs in the Hudson Valley, accompanied by live music by The Hype. Cost: $20 to $50 (children under 10 free)

SUN 13
Newcomers and Neighbors Meet-Up
GARRISON
1 – 3 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Make friends and connections.

SUN 13
Volunteer Open House
BEACON
4 – 5 p.m. Animal Rescue Foundation
54 Simmons Lane | 845-831-5161
facebook.com/arfanimalrescue
Learn how to help out at this cat and dog shelter and sign up for shifts.

TUES 15
Cold Spring Area Chamber Breakfast
COLD SPRING
9 a.m. Silver Spoon Cafe
124 Main St. | 845-265-3200
explorecoldspringny.com
Connect with business owners over coffee and pastries. Cost: $5 (members free)

THURS 17
Trivia Star
BEACON
7 p.m. Hudson Valley Brewery
2 Churchill St. | 845-218-9156
Teams of two to six members will compete in a classic trivia Q&A format to benefit the Sargent Elementary PTO. Email [email protected] Cost: $10

SUN 20
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Potluck
GARRISON
2 – 4 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Bring a dish to share and participate in a discussion led by the Rev. Stephen Holton, interim rector at St. Phillip’s Church in Garrison, about how to fight racism and promote civil rights and social justice.

MON 21
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade
BEACON
10 a.m. Springfield Baptist Church
8 Mattie Cooper Square | 845-831-4093
Following a free community breakfast at 8 a.m. and a ceremony at 9:30 a.m., the annual singing parade and civil rights march will begin outside the church.

MON 21
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Family Celebration
GARRISON
10:30 a.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Accompanied by John Grady on drums, Carolyn Evans will re-enact the story of Harriet Tubman, a leader in the Underground Railroad that helped slaves escape.

MON 21
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration
POUGHKEEPSIE
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum
75 North Water St. | 845-471-0589
mhcm.org
Children can create paper dolls to add to the Freedom Bell Project and attend StarLab Planetarium shows at 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. that focus on the constellations slaves used to find their way along the Underground Railroad. Cost: $10 (members free) plus $5 for StarLab

SECOND SATURDAY

SAT 12
Manos Sucias/Dirty Hands
BEACON
3 – 8 p.m. No. 3 Reading Room &
Photo Book Works | 469 Main St.
photobookworks.com
Manos Sucias/Dirty Hands is a collaboration between visual artist Greg Slick, poet Seán Monagle and book artist Paulette Myers-Rich. The limited edition of 30 copies will be available for sale and signing during the reception. Slick’s original artwork will be on display, and Monagle will read his poetry.

SAT 12
Amanda E. Gross: I Quit My Job to Draw
BEACON
5 – 9 p.m. Catalyst Gallery
137 Main St. | 845-204-3844
catalystgallery.com
The show by Gross, who lives in Beacon, will include works on paper. It continues through Jan. 17.

SAT 12
3 Emerging Photographers
BEACON
5 – 8 p.m. RiverWinds Gallery
172 Main St. | 845-838-2880
riverwindsgallery.com
This show will feature the work of Pierce Johnston, 24, of Beacon (“I got started in middle school by just walking around with an old flip phone”); Michelle Precour, a business professional from Burlington City, New Jersey; and Patti Sonnenschein, a retired teacher. It continues through Feb. 3.

Photo by Patti Sonnenschein

SAT 12
Newbies: One Gallery 4 New Artists
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. BAU Gallery | 506 Main St.
845-440-7584 | baugallery.com
Four new members of the Beacon Artists Union — Jebah Baum, Elizabeth Arnold, Ilse Schreiber-Noll and Andrew Rust Barger — will exhibit in Gallery 1. A group show with works by other members will open in Gallery 2 and Chloe Mosbacher’s Wake Up Call has been extended in the Beacon Room. Each continues through Feb. 3.

SAT 12
Quiccs: Reinforcements Have Arrived / HX Studio: Bots
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. Clutter Gallery
163 Main St. | 212-255-2505
shop.cluttermagazine.com/gallery
The gallery will welcome Quiccs, who lives in Manila, for his first solo show in the U.S. His designer toys fuse graffiti art and electronic media. Its second show will feature work by Jesper Puchades, better known as HX Studios, who began making resin and custom toys in 2008.

HX Studios

SAT 12
The imPerfect Poetics of Peace
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. Hudson Beach Glass
162 Main St. | 845-440-0068
hudsonbeachglass.com
This group show, curated by Eleni Smolen of Theo Ganz Studio, will include video, painting, film, photography, etching and drawings from 11 artists.

VISUAL ARTS

SAT 19
Winter Weekend
NEW WINDSOR
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Storm King Art Center
1 Museum Road | 845-534-3115
stormking.org
The sculpture center, usually closed during the winter months, will be open to visitors, weather permitting, although there will be no bike rentals and the tram may not operate in icy or snowy conditions. Also SUN 20. Cost: $18 ($15 seniors, $8 children and students, free for ages 4 and younger)

SAT 19
Art is Elementary
BEACON
4 – 6 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
This annual exhibit will feature artwork created by students from Beacon elementary schools. It continues through Feb. 23.

HEALTH & FITNESS

SAT 12
Yoga for Healing, Health and Happiness
BEACON
Noon – 5:30 p.m. Beacon of Light Wellness Center
4 S. Chestnut St. | 845-202-3515
beaconoflightwellnesscenter.com
Teacher jLTg Holo will share tips and insights at noon, followed at 1:30 p.m. by a four-hour yoga workshop. Cost: $65 ($10 lecture only)

MUSIC

SAT 12
Sharkey & The Sparks
BEACON
8 p.m. Towne Crier
379 Main St. | 845-855-1300
townecrier.com
Sharkey McEwen, the lead guitarist for Slambovian Circus of Dreams, and his son Ben, a sophomore at Haldane High School, will cover classics from the 1960s to 1980s. Free

SUN 13
SOLD OUT
Natasha Paremski
BEACON
4 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandmusic.org
The Howland Chamber Music Circle will open its annual piano festival with Paremski performing Visions Fugitives, Op.22, by Sergei Prokofiev; Gaspard de la Nuit, by Maurice Ravel; and Pictures at an Exhibition, by Modest Mussorgsky. Cost: $30 ($10 students)

THURS 17
Ukulele Open Mic
BEACON
7 p.m. Towne Crier
379 Main St. | 845-855-1300
townecrier.com
Show off your uke chops at the debut of this new open mic night hosted by Wendy Matthews of the Edukated Fleas, who will be listening for performers to feature at the next Hudson Valley Ukulele Invitational. Sign up begins at 5 p.m. The series will continue every other month on the third Thursday. Free

FRI 18
Open Mic
BEACON
7:30 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandculturalcenter.org
Sign up will begin at 7:30 p.m. and performances at 8 p.m. at this monthly event. Free

SAT 19
Jazz Vespers
COLD SPRING
5:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church
10 Academy St. | 845-265-3220
presbychurchcoldspring.org
The program will honor and celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with performances by vocalist René Bailey and other musicians. Free

SAT 19
Mighty Girl
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandculturalcenter.org
The Monroe-based band — with Lena Fahringer (vocals, guitar), Bill Fahringer (drums), Mark McNutt (guitar) and Ed Sikora (bass) — returns to the Howland for an encore performance. Advance tickets at mightygirl.brownpapertickets.com. Cost: $10 ($15 door)

SAT 19
Decora
BEACON
8:30 p.m. Towne Crier
379 Main St. | 845-855-1300
townecrier.com
A hip-hop artist, DJ and performance poet who has shared the stage with DJ Khalid, Fat Joe, Lauryn Hill, Lenny Kravitz and Run DMC, Decora has a new single, “Blindfold,” and a new album, Reverie. Cost: $25 ($30 door)

SUN 20
California Dreamin’
BEACON
7 p.m. Towne Crier
379 Main St. | 845-855-1300
townecrier.com.
This cover band celebrates the music of southern California in the 1960s and ’70s. Cost: $20 ($25 door)

KIDS & FAMILY

SAT 12
Rootin Tootin Hootenanny for Kids
BEACON
10 a.m. Beacon Music Factory
333 Fishkill Ave. | 845-765-0472
beaconmusicfactory.com
An hour of sing-a-longs and movement for children up to age 10 and their caregivers. Cost: $5 per person

SAT 12
Saturday Studio (Ages 5+)
BEACON
10:30 a.m. – Noon. Dia:Beacon
3 Beekman St. | diaart.org
This monthly workshop of art-making and play is led by artists and is designed for children ages 5 and older. Free

SUN 13
Storytime
COLD SPRING
10:15 a.m. Split Rock Books
97 Main St. | 845-265-2080
splitrockbks.com
Songs and stories for children and their caregivers. Also SUN 20.

SAT 19
Feast for Feathered Friends
CORNWALL
10 a.m. Outdoor Discovery Center
100 Muser Drive | 845-534-5506
hhnm.org
Learn about birds that winter in the Hudson Valley and how to feed them in your yard. Cost: $8 ($6 children, members $6/$3)

TALKS AND TOURS

SUN 13
Get Lit Beacon Literary Salon
BEACON
5 p.m. Oak Vino Wine Bar
389 Main St. | getlitbeacon.com
Established and emerging writers are invited to read 5 minutes of an original work. Novelists Brendan Kiely (Tradition) and Jessie Chaffee (Florence in Ecstasy) are guests this month. Free

THURS 17
Climate Change, Hope and the Beacon Community
BEACON
7 p.m. Beacon Sloop Club
2 Red Flynn Drive | 845-463-4660
beaconsloopclub.org
Tim Guinee, the Hudson Valley Chapter chair of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project, will discuss the local effects of global warming and reasons to be hopeful. Free

SAT 19
FDR and the Post Office
COLD SPRING
3 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
Author and historian Tony Musso will discuss the impact of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the U.S. Postal Service. Free

SUN 20
Poetry Reading
COLD SPRING
4 p.m. Split Rock Books
97 Main St. | 845-265-2080
splitrockbks.com
Four Hudson Valley poets — Mike Jurkovic, Heller Levinson, Mary Newell and Irene O’Garden — will share their work. Free

Mary Newell

STAGE & SCREEN

SAT 12
Met Live in HD: Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur
POUGHKEEPSIE
1 p.m. Bardavon
35 Market St. | 845-473-2072
bardavon.org
In this live satellite broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City, Anna Netrebko sings the title role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the great 18th-century actress in love with the military hero Maurizio, sung by Piotr Beczała. Cost: $28

SAT 12
Dialogues with Drama: Long Day’s Journey into Night
GARRISON
7 p.m. Philipstown Depot Theatre
10 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-3900
philipstowndepottheatre.org
Christine Bokhour will direct George Lee Andrews, Liz Keiefer, Mara Davi, Aaron Gaines and Evan Sibley in a reading of Eugene O’Neill’s 1956 Tony-Award winning play. A discussion will follow that includes author David Poses and Danielle Pack McCarthy, Philipstown’s anti-drug coordinator. Reserve seats at brownpapertickets.com/event/4044551. Cost: $20 donation

SAT 12
Survivors Guide to Prison
BEACON
7 p.m. First Presbyterian Church
50 Liberty St. | moviesthatmatterbeacon.org
This 2018 documentary by Matthew Cooke tells the story of two men who spent decades in prison for murders they didn’t commit. A discussion will follow with Jeffrey Deskovic, who was convicted and imprisoned in 1990 for strangling a classmate at Peekskill High School but exonerated 16 years later by DNA evidence. In 2014 a federal jury agreed with claims that a Putnam County sheriff’s investigator, Daniel Stephens had fabricated evidence and coerced Deskovic’s confession; the court ordered the county to pay $40 million in damages. (Stephens, who retired in 2000, is now a Putnam County coroner.) Free

Jeffrey Deskovic

SAT 12
SOLD OUT
The Artichoke
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-765-3012
howlandculturalcenter.org
Hosted by Drew Prochaska, the show features storytellers who have appeared on The Moth, This American Life and other programs. Cost: $15 ($10 advance)

THURS 17
All the Creatures Were Stirring
BEACON
7 p.m. Towne Crier
379 Main St. | 845-855-1300
townecrier.com
Seth Colegrove, who composed the score for this 2018 horror flick, will answer questions after the screening. The film, part of a new series at the Crier, depicts a first date gone wrong at a theater showing bizarre and twisted Christmas tales. Free

SAT 19
The Well-Tempered Woman
GARRISON
7 p.m. Philipstown Depot Theatre
10 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-3900
philipstowndepottheatre.org
In this “feminist song cycle,” soprano Eugenia Copeland, who grew up in Garrison, will sing about issues women know all too well — from body image to cheating lovers to mother-daughter relationships. The words and music are by Stefania de Kenessey. Also SUN 20. Advance tickets at brownpapertickets.com/event/3919412. Cost: $20

SAT 19
All-Star Comedy Night
BEACON
7 p.m. Elks Lodge
900 Wolcott Ave. | 845-831-9476
Three comics — Gene Trifilo, Peter Sasso and headliner Rob Falcone — bring their acts to Beacon. The proceeds will benefit Elk charities. Cost: $25 ($30 door, $20 members)

Rob Falcone

CIVIC

MON 14
City Council
BEACON
7 p.m. City Hall | 1 Municipal Plaza
845-838-5011 | cityofbeacon.org

WED 16
School Board
GARRISON
7 p.m. Garrison School | 1100 Route 9D
845-424-3689 | gufs.org

THURS 17
Climate Smart Philipstown
COLD SPRING
7:30 p.m. Town Hall | 238 Main St.
climatesmartphilipstown.org

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