The Week Ahead

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COMMUNITY

SAT 9
Christmas Vendor, Craft and Yard Sale
BEACON
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Reformed Church
1113 Wolcott Ave. | 845-831-8153
rcbeacon.org
Find gifts and decorations and support local craftspeople at this benefit sale. Tours also will be offered of the church, which was built in 1859.

TUES 12
Chamber Breakfast
COLD SPRING
9 a.m. Riverview | 45 Fair St.
coldspringnychamber.com
At its monthly meeting, the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce will discuss the impacts, benefits and challenges of the Seastreak tourist boats. Cost: $10 ($5 with RSVP; members $5 or free with RSVP)

WED 13
Climate Change Forum
CORTLANDT MANOR
7 p.m. Cortlandt Town Hall
1 Heady St. | 914-941-1111
nyassembly.gov/mem/Sandy-Galef
Sandy Galef, whose district in the state Assembly includes Philipstown, and the Hudson Highlands Land Trust will host this “community conversation” on mitigating the effects of global warming with representatives from the state Office of Climate Change, Environmental Advocates of NY, the clean energy company Utopus Insights and the state Energy Research and Development Authority. Free

SAT 16
Community Parade
COLD SPRING
12:30 p.m. Cold Spring
Main Street | magazzino.art
In a street performance organized by Magazzino Italian Art, Marinella Senatore will lead a procession down Main Street toward the waterfront with a finale at the bandstand. An information session for volunteers will be held at 5 p.m. on THURS 14 at Magazzino, 2700 Route 9.

SAT 16
Zombie Outbreak
BEACON
2 p.m. Dogwood
47 E. Main St. | bit.ly/beacon-zombie
Have your makeup done free at Dogwood in preparation for a 4 p.m. parade down Main Street to Tito Santana, where prizes will be awarded. This will be followed by a screening of Night of the Living Dead at the Beacon Theater and costume parties with live music at Quinn’s, Dogwood and the Beacon Hotel. Register online for discounts at participating retailers.

KIDS & FAMILY

SAT 9
Wheels on the Bus
BEACON
11 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
wheelsbus.bpt.me
The Hudson Valley Theatre Initiative will present this musical for younger children and their families. Cost: $10 (children 8 and younger free)

THURS 14
Parents of Children on the Autism Spectrum
BEACON
6:30 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Parents can find information and support at this new monthly meeting.

FRI 15
Knock Down the House
GARRISON
6 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Screened as part of the Reel Life Film Club for middle school students, this 2019 documentary presents the stories of four women — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amy Vilela, Cori Bush and Paula Jean Swearengin — who ran for Congress in 2018 as progressive Democrats. Pizza will be served. RSVP requested. Free

TALKS & TOURS

SAT 9
Civil Resistance 101
GARRISON
2:30 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
This discussion, led by Hudson Highlands Extinction Rebellion, will focus on various types of civil disobedience and provide an overview of the Extinction Rebellion social justice movement, which advocates nonviolent techniques to address the climate emergency, ecosystem collapse and mass extinction.

SAT 9
Narco Farm
BEACON
3 p.m. Beahive | 291 Main St.
Maceo Whitaker will read from his first collection of poems, and Ken Holland will also share his work.

SAT 9
The Star-Spangled Mystery
COLD SPRING
5 p.m. Putnam History Museum
63 Chestnut St. | 845-265-4010
putnamhistorymuseum.org
Marc Ferris, the author of Star-Spangled Banner: The Unlikely Story of America’s National Anthem, will discuss the song and its origins. Cost: $10 (members free)

SUN 10
eBird Workshop
COLD SPRING
9 a.m. – Noon. Hubbard Lodge
2880 Route 9
putnamhighlandsaudubon.org
Birdwatchers of any experience level can learn how to participate in the statewide conservation program by entering data in eBird. Bring an electronic device such as a tablet or smartphone with the eBird app, along with binoculars.

SUN 10
An Encyclopedia of Political Record Labels
BEACON
6 p.m. Quinn’s | 330 Main St.
Josh MacPhee will discuss his book and share some of the music it highlights in this fundraiser for the newly launched Beacon Prison Book Project.

WED 13
The Midnight Call
BEACON
2 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Attorney Jodie Millman will read from her latest courtroom thriller. She is also the co-host of the podcast Backstage at the Bardavon.

THURS 14
My Year in France
GARRISON
6:30 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Richard Sears Walling will discuss his book based on the journals of Sgt. Clinton Peterson and letters written by Capt. Hamilton Fish III.

SUN 17
Byzantium in Bits and Pieces
GARRISON
2 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Vincent O’Reilly, the author of Byzantium In Bits and Pieces, will discuss the later Roman Empire of the East. Byzantine cake and wine will be served.

STAGE & SCREEN

SAT 9
The Artichoke
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
artichoke.brownpapertickets.com
This bimonthly series hosted by Drew Prochaska features performers who have appeared on television and radio storytelling programs such as The Moth and Risk! Cost: $17.50 ($20 door)

SUN 10
Hope on the Hudson
GARRISON
2 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Environmentalist Jon Bowermaster will screen two short films he made as part of his ongoing Hudson River Stories project: A Living River and Undamming the Hudson River. A panel discussion will follow with Bowermaster, George Jackman of Riverkeeper and Scott Silver of Constitution Marsh Audubon Sanctuary. Free

SUN 10
On the Exhale
BEACON
7 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandculturalcenter.org
Gun violence is the topic of this play by Martin Zimmerman presented by the Rhinebeck Theatre Society. Maria Elena Maurin portrays a liberal college professor impacted by an act of violence who discovers the feeling of power from holding a gun herself. Cost: $15 donation

WED 13
Foster Parents Speak
BEACON
7 p.m. Story Screen | 445 Main St.
607-272-0034 | affcny.org
This 30-minute video, newly updated from the original produced in 2004, will be followed by a discussion. The screening will be hosted by the Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York.

THURS 14
A Day Without a Mexican
BEACON
7 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
The 2004 film, directed by Sergio Arau, is a satirical take on what would happen to California’s systems if every Mexican suddenly disappeared. Free

THURS 14
Young Frankenstein
GARRISON
7:30 p.m. Philipstown Depot Theatre
10 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-3900
philipstowndepottheatre.org
This 2007 Broadway musical version of the 1974 Mel Brooks film is directed by Nancy Swann. The SAT 9 and SUN 10 shows are sold out. Also FRI 15, SAT 16, SUN 17. Cost: $25 ($20 Thursdays, $22 seniors, students)

FRI 15
Ashes of Time Redux
BEACON
7 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | beaconlibrary.org
This 2008 martial arts flick, made in Hong Kong and Taiwan, will be shown as part of the library’s ongoing International Film Series. Free

FRI 15
Rock of Ages
BEACON
7:30 p.m. Beacon High School
101 Matteawan Road
845-838-6900 x3001
beaconplayers.com
The high school’s Beacon Players will present this rock ’n roll fairy tale, set on Sunset Strip in the 1980s as two aspiring talents battle to keep the music alive. Also SAT 16, SUN 17. Cost: $12 ($5 seniors, students)

VISUAL ARTS

THURS 14
Discordinary
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. Catalyst Gallery | 137 Main St.
845-204-3844 | catalystgallery.com
This group show features works by Chris Janks, Cotter Luppi, Neal Hollinger and Kieran Kinsella. Through Dec 1.

MUSIC

SAT 9
Contrapunctus Amongst Us
BEACON
4 p.m. Beacon Music Factory
333 Fishkill Ave. | 845-765-0472
beaconmusicfactory.com
Saxophonist Brad Hubbard and friends will explore their relationship with Bach.

SAT 9
Dar Williams
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Chapel Restoration
45 Market St.
philipstownhub.org/events
The singer and songwriter will perform to benefit the newly opened Philipstown Hub in Cold Spring, which offers mental-health and addiction support services. Cost: $50

SUN 10
Amythyst Kiah
BEACON
7 p.m. Towne Crier
379 Main St. | 845-855-1300
townecrier.com
The vocalist, who plays banjo and guitar, recently collaborated on an album called Songs of Our Native Daughters in which she wrote the opening track, “Black Myself.” Alexa Rose will also perform songs from her debut, Medicine for Living. Cost: $20 ($25 door)

SUN 10
New Zion Trio
BEACON
9 p.m. Quinn’s
330 Main St. | 845-202-7447
Jamie Saft (electronics and keyboard), Brad Jones (bass) and Oscar Debe (drums) will play “forward-roots reggae meets spiritual jazz, soul and doom dub.” Cost: $10 donation

FRI 15
Lonestar
PEEKSKILL
8 p.m. Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St. | 914-739-0039
paramounthudsonvalley.com
This country band, which includes Richie McDonald (vocals), Michael Britt (guitar), Keech Rainwater (drums) and Dean Sams (keyboards), has scored hits with “No News” and “Amazed.” Cost: $49.50 to $72.50

SAT 16
Almost Queen
PEEKSKILL
8 p.m. Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St. | 914-739-0039
paramounthudsonvalley.com
The tribute band returns after a sold-out show last year. Cost: $35 to $60

SAT 16
Jason Kao Hwang
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandculturalcenter.org
Hwang (composer/violin/viola) will perform with Andrew Drury (drums), Hill Greene (string bass), Chris Forbes (piano) and Kalun Leung (trombone). Cost: $15 ($20 door)

SAT 16
The Subdudes
BEACON
8:30 p.m. Towne Crier
379 Main St. | 845-855-1300
townecrier.com
The New Orleans band, led by Tommy Malone, will bring songs from their home. Cost: $50 ($55 door)

SUN 17
Hudson Valley Ukulele Invitational
BEACON
8:30 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
The Edukated Fleas will host this third annual gathering of enthusiasts of all experience levels. Bring your uke and play along.

SUN 17
Jasper String Quartet
BEACON
4 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandmusic.org
Hosted by the Howland Chamber Music Circle, the quartet will present a program of music by Mozart, Debussy, Beethoven, Kuhlau and Tian. It will be joined by flutist Mimi Stillman. Cost: $30 ($10 students)

SUN 17
Rare Treasures of the High Baroque
COLD SPRING
4 p.m. Chapel Restoration
45 Market St. | 845-265-5537
chapelrestoration.org
In this final performance of the 2019 Sunday Music Series, Jörg-Michael Schwarz and Karen Marie Marmer (baroque violins), Donsok Shin (harpsichord) and Arnie Tanimoto (viola da gamba) will perform works by Reincken, Couperin, Buxtehude, Forqueray and Rebel. Free

SUN 17
Joe McPhee 80th Birthday Celebration
BEACON
8 p.m. Quinn’s
330 Main St. | 845-202-7447
Quinn’s will celebrate the man known as the Colossus of Poughkeepsie who has recorded with many jazz greats. Joining him will be Joe Giardullo on soprano sax, Jamie Saft on keyboards, Michael Bisio on bass, James Keepnews on guitar, and Jay Rosen and Dave Berger on drums.

CIVIC

TUES 12
School Board
BEACON
7 p.m. Beacon High School
101 Matteawan Road
845-838-6900 | beaconk12.org

TUES 12
Board of Trustees
COLD SPRING
7:30 p.m. Village Hall | 85 Main St.
845-265-3611 | coldspringny.gov

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