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Once again, the region is ripe with intriguing events to add to your calendar.

LITERATURE

Salman Rushdie at Bard College

British Indian author Salman Rushdie won the Booker Prize in 1981 for his second novel, Midnight’s Children. At Bard College’s Fisher Center on September 10 at 7pm, Rushdie and WAMC’s Joe Donohue will discuss the writer’s newest book, Quichotte, which has been described as “as much an homage to an immortal work of literature [Cervantes’s Don Quixote] as it is to the quest for love and family.” Tickets are $38. https://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/salman-rushdie/

MUSIC

Esther Rose in Kingston New Orleans alt-country artist Esther Rose first gained national prominence with the release of her 2017 debut, This Time Last Night, which saw Fader rave that “her voice has a pitched-up June Carter quality, her melodies are simple like Jimmie Rodgers’s, and her tone is reminiscent of bluesy, lovelorn greats like Rex Griffin and Patsy Cline.” Rose plays Boitson’s restaurant in Kingston on September 4 at 8pm in support of her upcoming sophomore record, You Made It This Far. The event is free. http://www.boitsons.com/.

DANCE

HUMA Dance Performance in New Paltz

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Since its successful inaugural season last winter, New Paltz’s intimate, black-box Denizen Theatre has continued its mission of staging compelling performances with an emphasis on emerging artists. On September 5 at 8pm, Denizen welcomes New York troupe HUMA for “Two is You,” a dance performance exploring the progression of a relationship through improvisational and responsive partnering. Tickets are $15. https://www.denizentheatre.com/

MUSIC

Andy Bey in Kingston Legendary pianist and singer Andy Bey is one of the true treasures of jazz, an artist whose unique vocal phrasing and compositional style remain instantly recognizable. On September 6 at 8pm, the Newark, New Jersey-born icon will make a rare, not-to-be-missed appearance at the Senate Garage in Kingston as part of Jazzstock’s ongoing series at the historic Stockade District site. Tickets are $30. https://www.jazzstock.com/

FOOD & DRINK

Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival in Rhinebeck

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On September 7 and 8, the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival returns to the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck to celebrate the bounty of wine, food, and fun in the Hudson Valley. Now in its 16th year, the festival, offers individuals the opportunity to sample hundreds of wines, craft beers, and distilled spirits from all over New York and the world, feast on culinary delicacies at its Food Truck Corral, and shop for gourmet specialty foods and fine crafts. The event takes place 11am-6pm on Saturday and 11am-5pm on Sunday. Ticket prices vary. https://www.hudsonvalleywinefest.com/

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