December 16, Academy Green in Kingston
Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night returns for its 30th anniversary, hosted by Kevin Muth and Jeff Stark. The event is a moving boombox parade where multiple speakers make one shimmering, seasonal composition. Each participant downloads a track from a website or loads an app onto their phone. Participants will meet up, press play at the same time, then head out and walk a carefully chosen 45-minute route through the streets of Kingston, creating a distinctive mobile sound sculpture that’s different from every listener’s perspective.
December 16-18 at the Fisher Center at Bard College
Charles Dickens’s tale of the redemption of Ebenezer Scrooge has been around the holiday block a few times, so it’s refreshing to see it getting a reimagining by way of SITI Company at Bard’s Fisher Center this month. The play, which was workshopped here last year, returns for its world premiere in a production co-directed by Anne Bogart and Darron L. West. The ghosts of the past, present, and future will be conjured to speak to society’s immediate need for gratitude, charity, fairness, justice, and equity in this timely production.
December 18 at the Falcon
DJ Logic is widely credited for bringing jazz into hip-hop. The virtuoso Bronx turntablist, who on this night lands at the Falcon, has been highly influential on the use of “the decks” as an instrument. Revered for his remixes of Nina Simone and Billie Holiday, Logic lists as his collaborators Bob Weir, John Mayer, Medeski Martin and Wood, Bernie Worrell, Christian McBride, Carly Simon, Jack Johnson, the Roots, Jack DeJohnette, Warren Haynes, Vernon Reid, and many more. (Fay Victor vocalizes December 11; Jeremy Baum celebrates “A Charlie Brown Christmas” December 23.) 7pm. Donation. Marlboro.
Through December 23 at Denizen Theater
This play is adapted from David Javerbaum’s The Last Testament: A Memoir by God. If Javerbaum is familiar to you, let’s leave it at this: He’s won 13 Emmy Award, mostly as a writer on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” “An Act of God,” is a 90-minute comedy where God and his angels reveal the mysteries of the Bible and answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation. Scott Alan Evans directs this production with Karl Kenzler, David Keohane, and Christa Rapaglia at Denizen’s black box theater in New Paltz.