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Eight Hudson Valley Events This Week 

Last Updated: 08/16/2021 3:16 pm
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Dig the diverse array of summer events taking place in the Hudson Valley in the week ahead.

Ann Wilson Rocks Albany’s Egg | August 17

Ann Wilson, the powerhouse lead vocalist of classic rockers Heart, comes to the Egg in Albany on August 17 at 8pm for a rare regional solo concert. With Heart, Wilson, a Rock and Roll hall of Fame inductee, dominated the charts in the 1970s and ’80s with such hits as “Barracuda,” “Magic Man,” “Crazy on You,” “What About Love,” “These Dreams,” and others. In 2012, she performed at the Kennedy Center Honors in honor of Led Zeppelin, singing that band’s “Stairway to Heaven” to the delight of its members. Tickets are $44.75, $64.75, and $84.75. See website for COVID protocols.

Les Hommes Penchés at Chatham’s PS21 | August 17-18

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Following in the success of Cirque Barcode and Acting for Climate’s free Crellin Park Day performance of Branché, another circus arts US premiere comes to PS21 in Chatham on August 17 and at 7pm as part of its Pathways series. “Instable” features Nicolas Fraiseau, an acrobatic everyman who attempts to suspend a pole on an invisible wire. Aided by members of the French troupe Les Hommes Penchés, he climbs, loses his balance, falls, and resumes climbing, his struggle hovering between comedy and tragedy. Performances August 17-18, 8 pm. Tickets are $15, kids under 16 are free.

Espous Creek Puppet Suite in Saugerties | August 18-22

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Arm-of-the-Sea Theater’s annual summertime puppet extravaganza returns after a one-year hiatus, marking the first event on the site of the future Tidewater Center in Saugerties, with five evening performances taking place under the stars August 18-22 at 8pm. Along with their puppet suite, Arm-of-the-Sea is also revitalizing the Esopus shoreline. The Tidewater Center occupies land that used to be the site of a 19th-century paper mill and revitalization processes have already begun. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids.

“The Addams Family” at Bridge Street Theatre | August 19-22

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A two-weekend run of the musical “The Addams Family: Quarantine Edition” by Andrew Lippa, Marshall Brickman, and Rick Elice and featuring an all-student cast will be presented at the Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill August 12-22 on the theater’s “Priscilla” main stage. Thursday-Saturday performances are at 7:30pm and Sunday matinees are at 2pm. Advance tickets are highly recommended are $22 (or $10 for students).

Brian Mitchell and Friends in Bearsville | August 20

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Keyboardist Brian Mitchell will be joined by Clark Gayton on tuba and trombone, Tony Garnier on bass, Randy Ciarlante on drums, and some other very special guests for a concert on August 20 at 8pm at the Bearsville Theater. Mitchell is well known in music industry circles and beyond for working with some of music’s most respected artists including Levon Helm (a long-time regular at Helm’s Midnight Ramble sessions, he appeared on the late drummer’s Grammy-winning albums), Bob Dylan, B.B. King, Dolly Parton, Little Feat, Rosanne Cash, Allen Toussaint, Buster Poindexter, and others. Scott Sharrard opens. Tickets are $35-$40.

Rosendale Theater Reopens with Soul! | August 20-22

The Rosendale Theater reopens in grand style the weekend of August 20-22, screening the new concert film Summer of Soul at 7:30pm each night and hosting a special dance party with DJ Drew (Radio Kingston) following the August 20 showing. Directed by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson the documentary examines the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, which was held at Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park) in Harlem and lasted for six weeks. Tickets are $10.

Tall Ship Sets Sail for Kingston Museum | August 21-28

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Set sail on the Hudson River and explore Delaware’s maritime heritage on the Kalmar Nyckel as it makes its return to the Hudson River Maritime Museum on the Kingston waterfront. First launched in 1997, this square-rigged ship is a replica of the 17th-century Dutch pinnace merchant ship that brought Swedish settlers to North America. Complete with a crew of 200 trained volunteers, the Kalmar Nyckel offers visitors the chance to tour the decks, haul lines, and experience multihour sailing adventures on a historic ship. Tickets are $40-$60. Check website for sailing schedule and COVID advisories.

Botanical Sculptures in West Nyack | through November 30

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The Rockland Center for the Arts and the Catherine Konner Sculpture Park in West Nyack recently opened a new exhibit of botanical sculptures by Leigh Taylor Mickelson. Mickelson’s ceramic sculptures uniquely mimic the range of organisms from their microscopic to the multicellular; however, they also reflect what is recognizably “human”: the different components of self, sexuality, and family, and how these components relate and conflict with one another. For more information, call (845) 358-0877 or visit website.

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