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Check Out These 8 Splendid Springtime Happenings in the Hudson Valley This Week 

click to enlarge Living Rubble by Sarah Walker
  • Living Rubble by Sarah Walker

With how chilly it was last week, it’s hard to believe we’re almost through with April. Here’s to the increasingly warmer spring temps—and these excellent events and attractions to go along with them.

“Selective Logic” Group Art Show in Newburgh | through May 23

Currently on view at Holland Tunnel Gallery in Newburgh is “Selective Logic,” an exhibition of works by Sarah Walker, Mark Gibian, and Joel Carreiro. The four artists’ work is varied but shares overlapping formal and thematic aspects, and includes paintings, sculptures, and mixed media. “Subjective logic,” say the show’s organizers, “is a type of probabilistic logic that explicitly takes epistemic uncertainty and source trust into account.” For gallery hours and more information, see the gallery’s website.

Golden Notebook Heralds Gretchen Primack Book | April 22

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  • Gretchen Primack
Woodstock bookshop the Golden Notebook celebrates the publication of Kind, a new collection of writings by celebrated poet and educator Gretchen Primack, with virtual book launch event on April 22 at 6pm. The event will find Primack in conversation with author and poet Nickole Brown, and is something of a homecoming for Primack, who at one time worked at the store. Published by Lantern Press, Kind explores the dynamic between humans and other animals in our time and place. To register for the Zoom event, visit the Golden Notebook website.

“Scraptures” at Woodstock Art Exchange | April 24-25

Detroitus by Dave Channon
  • Detroitus by Dave Channon
Sculptor Dave Channon will present free tours of his latest series of “Scraptures” (scrap metal sculptures) at Woodstock Art Exchange on April 24 and 25 from 11am to 6pm. The new collection includes the discus-hurling Detroitus and Coco the gorilla, all of the works welded together by Channon from detritus he has accumulated. To make a reservation for one of the half-hour tours, call (845) 688-2977 or (646) 256-9688.

Stanley Stellar Film at Rosendale Theatre | April 25

Stanley Stellar
  • Stanley Stellar
In-person film screenings return to the Rosedale Theatre on April 25 with four showings (2pm, 3pm, 4pm, and 5pm) of the documentary Stanley Stellar: Here for This Reason. Produced by Eric Levan, the short film celebrates 40 years of New York City gay history as told through photographs by the man behind the camera. (The themes of the documentary are appropriate for audiences 18 and over.) The 5pm screening will include a discussion with Saugerties resident Josh Wolff, the editor of the film. (No concessions will be offered during the showings; masks are required in the theatre per New York State guidelines.) Tickets are $5 for 2-4pm screenings and $10 for 5pm screening/discussion.

Brent Robison Reads for Livestream Event | April 25

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  • Brent Robison
Host Betty MacDonald will be joined by Chronogram Short Fiction Contest winner Brent Robison on April 25 at 8pm for “Words Carry Us,” a free livestream reading event emanating from Kingston arts space Green Kill via YouTube. Robison’s fiction has appeared in over a dozen literary journals and several anthologies and has won the Literal Latte Short Short Award, a Fiction Fellowship from the New Jersey Council on the Arts, and a Pushcart Prize nomination. His collection of linked short stories, The Principle of Ultimate Indivisibility, and his mystery novel, Ponckhockie Union, are available from booksellers everywhere. Register at EventBrite.

Hollis Brown Heats Up Marlboro | April 23, 30

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  • Hollis Brown
Live music is officially back at the Falcon. Last week, the acclaimed Queens-based roots rock quartet Hollis Brown began a one-month residency at the Marlboro venue that continues with performances on April 23 and 30. The band has toured extensively in North America and Europe, headlining and supporting such acts as Citizen Cope, Counting Crows, Jackie Greene, Jesse Malin, the Zombies, and others. Their music has been featured in Bad Country and other films and on TV series such as Showtime’s “Shameless,” DirecTV’s “Kingdom,” and MTV’s “The Real World.” Donation requested. Reserve a table for the shows at the Falcon’s website.

Gardiner Holds Arbor Day Celebration | April 24
On April 24 from 10 to 11am, Majestic Park in Gardiner will play host to a free community event in celebration of Arbor Day. Hosted by Gardiner Parks and Recreation and Climate Smart Gardiner, the one-hour happening includes a ceremony and tree-planting demonstration with a horticulturalist from Bloom Landscape Design, who will answer any questions you may have about trees and gardening this season; a tree ID scavenger hike; a storybook walk; and musical accompaniment. Masks, social distancing, and parental supervision of children are required. Please register at EventBrite.

Game Show Benefits Stockade Works | April 28

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Kingston-based non-profit Hudson Valley media-production advocacy organization Stockade Works will host a star-packed, “Family Feud”-style celebrity game show benefit online on April 28 beginning at 6:45pm. Those taking part in the event are Stockade Works’ founder and board president, Mary Stuart Masterson, as well as Walton Goggins, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Willie Garson, Lacey Schwartz Delgado, Juliana Marguiles, Michael O’Keefe, Hilarie Burton, Patrick Harrison, Emily Donahue, Jeremy Davidson, and Samantha Mathis. Tickets are $75 individuals and $150 for groups ($500 group ticket includes support for a Stockade Works scholarship).

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