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Podcast Episode 4: The Perfect Storm King 

click to enlarge A page from Lucy Knisley's graphic memoir, Relish: My Life in the Kitchen. Knisley will appear at Oblong Books & Music in Rhinebeck on Thursday, April 4.
  • A page from Lucy Knisley's graphic memoir, Relish: My Life in the Kitchen. Knisley will appear at Oblong Books & Music in Rhinebeck on Thursday, April 4.

Ticket Giveaway An Evening with Chip Coffey, Mountain View Studio, April 6 Enter to win two tickets to see medium Chip Coffey discuss his book Growing Up Psychic and his experiences on A&E's “Psychic Kids” and “Paranormal State” at Mountain View Studio in Woodstock. A gallery reading gives attendees the opportunity to ask Coffey questions about the supernatural world.

FRIDAY 3/29
The Water We Drink

More than 3.4 million people die annually from water contamination, sanitation, and hygiene-related causes. Exploring the history and science of water, James Salzman draws on topics from his book, Drinking Water: A History, to discuss the basic human necessity at Millbrook’s Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.

FRIDAY 3/29
“The Gospel of John”

Walking the dog Theater performs a modern translation of the fourth book of the New Testament—originally produced in the UK in 2002 by Adrian Locher, who co-directs this production—at the Christian Community in Hillsdale. With a minimalist set of only two chairs, a table, and some cloths, three actors play dozens of characters, including Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene.

SATURDAY 3/30
Marco Benevento

With its ethereal, psychedelic, and synesthetic sounds, Benevento's 2012 release TigerFace sounds like a musical kaleidoscope. Following the Massachusetts based electro-pop band Home Body, the experimental keyboardist brings his genre-bending blend of jazz, instrumental rock, dance-pop, and jam band to Kingston’s BSP Lounge.

MONDAY 4/1
Junot Díaz

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Dominican-American author reads from his most recent short story collection, This Is How You Lose Her, at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson. Narrated by Yunior—a character from his two previous works—the stories explore love in all its messy and beautiful incarnations.

TUESDAY 4/2-THURSDAY 4/4
Spring Art Camp

Children ages four-and-a-half to 12 can spend one, two, or three days at Ghent's Omi International Arts Center. Daily activities include creating mosaics, building structures with paper straws, and visiting Alice Aycock's underground sculpture, A Simple Network of Underground Wells and Tunnels.

WEDNESDAY 4/3
Storm King Art Center Opens for 2013 Season

Celebrate the start of spring by exploring the lush green expanse of the renowned 500-acre sculpture park. The Art Center's 2013 season features student summer classes, a special exhibition featuring the work of LA based sculptor Thomas Houseago, and a poetry reading by United States Poet Laureate Philip Levine.

THURSDAY 4/4
Lucy Knisley
 Reading

The comic artist brings her food-centered graphic memoir Relish: My Life in the Kitchen to Oblong Books & Music in Rhinebeck—the town where she grew up. Mixing the visual, literary, and culinary, Knisley chronicles her life as the child of foodie parents to her time in the molecular gastronomy kitchen of Chicago’s legendary Alinea.

THURSDAY 4/4
Pitch in for Parks

Meet at Beacon's Madam Brett Park to join Scenic Hudson's first outing to maintain and build new trails throughout the Hudson Valley. On the first Thursday of every month through October, volunteers can get their hands dirty after the work day to help clean up the region's parks.

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