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Podcast Episode 3: Tempest in a Brass Teapot 

click to enlarge Butcher Shop, Agra, India, 2011. From Charlie Grosso's series "Wok the Dog."
  • Charlie Grosso
  • Butcher Shop, Agra, India, 2011. From Charlie Grosso's series "Wok the Dog."

THURSDAY 3/21
Self-Publishing Workshop

Oblong Books & Music owner Suzanna Hermans and author Dara Lurie lead a two-hour workshop for writers looking to publish and sell their own work. Attendees will learn about marketing strategies, retail sales, the importance of cover design, and embracing social media at Oblong in Rhinebeck.

FRIDAY 3/22
Raise the Roof Benefit Concert

After sustaining damage during Hurricane Sandy last October, Woodstock's Byrdcliffe hosts a benefit show at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts. The concert features Happy Traum, Ed Sanders, and Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, with all proceeds going to repair the roof of Historic White Pines.

FRIDAY 3/22
The Brass Teapot Screening

After finding an antique that promises to solve their financial troubles, a young married couple painfully realizes the price of getting what you wish for. Filmed at locations throughout the Hudson Valley, including Uptown Kingston and the Poughkeepsie Galleria, the magical dark comedy screens at the Beacon Theatre.

SATURDAY 3/23
“Wok the Dog”: Photography by Charlie Grosso

The Chinese-American photographer presents her award-winning, ongoing exposé of world food markets at the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum. Illuminating the disconnect between humanity and the industrialized food industry, Grosso juxtaposes black-and-white photographs of butcher shops and marketplaces with images of raw, bloody meat.

SATURDAY 3/23
Eliot Fisk

The internationally acclaimed guitarist is joined by Metropolitan Opera soprano Jennifer Zetlan and cellist Yehuda Hanani for the world premiere of composer Robert Beaser's newly commissioned work at Great Barrington's Mahawie Performing Arts Center. The program explores multiple musical traditions, including tango, improvisation, and fado.

SATURDAY 3/23
New Shanghai Circus

Drawing on more than 2,000 years of Chinese circus tradition, contortionists and acrobats defy gravity at West Point's Eisenhower Hall Theatre. The family-friendly show is full of color, wonder, and physical feats, such as plate spinning, bicycle tricks, and the “Human Top.”

SUNDAY 3/24
Hudson Valley Beer & Cheese Festival

Aroma Thyme's owner Marcus Guilano and Tommy Keegan team up to celebrate local beer and cheese at Keegan Ales in Kingston. A Hudson Valley cheese menu, including samples and dishes, is paired with brews from Chatham Brewing Co., Cross Roads Brewery, Ithaca Beer Co., and Ommegang.

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