EVENTS

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Columbia County offers a variety of entertainment to balance out your visit.  Between artistic venues to fairs and festivals, there is always something happening in Columbia County.

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Nov 2

Roots Music Legends to Join Forces

8:00pm
Club Helsinki: 405 Columbia Street, Hudson NY 12534
518-828-4800 www.helsinkihudson.com

​In one of the oddest but also most perfect pairings, roots music legends Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Dave Alvin will share the stage. The two will swap songs, tell stories, and share their life experiences in an intimate acoustic environment.

 
Nov 4

Fire Truck Pine Box Derby!!

10:30am
FASNY Museum of Firefighting: 117 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson NY
518-822-1875, ext 10 www.fasnyfiremuseum.com

​Perplexed by pumpers? Limited knowledge about ladder trucks? Really confused about rescues? Come join us for the “Wheel of Fire Trucks” game show to help you learn about them all!!! Then pick your favorite truck to build and decorate, and send your racer down the track. Kids will be able to keep their racers, and prizes will be awarded to the fastest times. This program is suitable for ages 5 and up. Reservations are required to ensure your child has a racer to build.

Peripheral Natural Wine Festival

2:00pm – 12:00am
BackBar: 347 Warren Street, Hudson
518-828-0567 www.peripheralwine.com

​Last year we launched the Hudson Valley’s first Natural Wine Festival to overwhelming success. So, of course we are bringing it back this year. We already have commitments from twice as many natural wine vendors over last year. Also, we will have food available from our restaurants and our friends: Lil’ Deb’s Oasis, Gaskins, Peck’s Arcade and Prairie Whale. There will be live music and the unique opportunity to order complete or mixed cases of all the wines in the tasting. Tickets $25-$70

Opening Reception: the Annual Winners Show

4:00pm – 6:00pm
Spencertown Academy Arts Center: 790 Route 203, Spencertown
518-392-3693 www.spencertownacademy.org

Inspiration & Influences - ​This show will feature works by Amelia Toelke, the winner of our 2016 Regional Juried Show and Linda Horn, the winner of our recent Juried Photography Show. (Exhibits on display through 11/12)

Moonlight Owl Prowl

5:00pm – 7:00pm
Schor Public Conservation Area: 58 Shore View Drive, East Chatham, NY
518-392-5252 www.clctrust.org

​Join Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC) to take a moonlight stroll while we learn about owls and how to identify their calls.

 
Nov 5

34th Annual Super Swapmeet

8:00am – 4:00pm
Lebanon Valley Speedway, 1746 Route 20, West Lebanon
518-794-9606 www.lebanonvalley.com

Over 500 vendors: circle track, dirt, asphalt, drags, carts, collectibles and much more. Rain or shine.

Drinkers and Thinkers Unite

5:00pm
Copake Country Club and The Greens Restaurant: 44 Golf Course Road, Craryville
518-325-0019 www.copakecountryclub.com

​Stump Trivia makes it’s triumphant return on November 5th (and continues every other Sunday through winter)....great fun, prizes, snack specials, $3 beers all day long, football on tv….what more could you ask for on Sunday Funday? NEW THIS YEAR…..register your team in advance for the chance to win a GRAND PRIZE for having the best scores all season long! Email kyleigh@copakecountryclub.com for details.

 
Nov 9

Drip & Sip

7:00pm – 9:30pm
Hudson Valley Distillers: 1727 US 9, Germantown
518-537-6820 www.eventbrite.com/e/drip-and-sip-tickets-38962504901

​Come celebrate Fall with us as we host our first Drip & Sip! (We’ll be painting a Fall scene) Doors open at 6pm for cocktail hour! Cocktails, local beer, wine and lighter fare available for purchase. “Let your brush hit the canvas and drip everyday life away for a few hours, as you sip on some spirits and unwind in color.” $40 includes all painting supplies and a cocktail.

 
Nov 10

Alt-Country: Lydia Loveless

9:00pm
Club Helsinki: 405 Columbia Street, Hudson
518-828-4800 www.helsinkihudson.com

​Alt-country singer-songwriter Lydia Loveless brings her “hillbilly punk with a honky-tonk heart” to Hudson. Loveless has been described as “Neko Case’s tough little sister,” and should appeal to fans of Lucinda Williams, Stevie Nicks, Loretta Lynn and Ani DiFranco.

 
Nov 11

Fine Auction: The Collection of Paul F. Walter

11:00am
Stair Galleries: 549 Warren Street, Hudson NY
518-751-1000 www.stairgalleries.com

Property from the Walter Estate will be offered for sale. Walter was a legendary connoisseur, collecting in many fields including Southeast Asian and Indian works of art, Indian and English silver, textiles, the Aesthetic Movement and Contemporary Art. The collection represents Walter’s expansive taste and honed eye, combining simple, modern lines with ancient patinas, and delves deeply into the subjects of architecture, design and eastern philosophy.

Stage Russia HD - The Suicide

1:00pm
TSL - Time & Space Limited: 434 Columbia Street, Hudson
518-822-8100 www.timeandspace.org

A young, unemployed man desperate enough to contemplate ending it all. As soon as he declares his will to die he finds himself surrounded by a variety of characters begging him to kill himself as a gesture for their cause. Flattered by this notoriety but panicked at the prospect of actually having to go through with it, he must find a way out that somehow leaves his dignity intact. Tickets: $15/general and $10/students.

Victorian Nutting Party

2:00pm
Clermont State Historic Site - Clermont Cottage: 87 Clermont Ave, Germantown
518-537-6622 www.FriendsofClermont.org

​Come and spend an afternoon like the Victorians did! Join us for a walk of the grounds at Clermont to learn how to identify black walnut and shagbark trees, then come back to the Cottage to sip hot cocoa and learn how to process nuts for eating. We’ll then make a sweet treat for all of us to enjoy. (Note: all the nuts used in this process will be purchased off premises). We welcome children age 8 and older and an adult companion for only $10; an additional child costs $5/extra. Please register online.

The Mother of Us All

4:00pm
Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House: 327 Warren Street, Hudson
518-822-1438 www.hudsonhall.org

A new production of Virgil Thomson and Gertrude Stein’s rarely performed opera, The Mother of Us All, directed by R. B. Schlather, stars a cast of Hudson Valley residents.

Volume Reading & Music Series

7:00pm
Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street, Hudson
518-671-6006 www.facebook.com/volumehudson

Free reading and music series featuring prose, poetry, and a short DJ set.

Distillery Comedy Night

8:00pm – 10:00pm
Hudson Valley Distillers: 1727 US 9, Germantown
518-537-6820 www.eventbrite.com/e/distillery-comedy-night-tickets-38966137767

​“Laughter is the best medicine”.....add a cocktail and you’re more than good to go! Join for an evening with lots of laughs! Grab some friends and grab your tickets because this will SELL OUT! Larry Digregorio brings us 2 funny guys who will be sure to have us all ROTFL! John Mulrooney of Coop & Mulrooney from 101.5 WPDH and Ryan Denisco, voted funniest person in the HV will be on our stage! Join us for pre-show cocktails and light local fare! 10% off bottle sales for show-goers.

 
Nov 12

Open Day - Meet the Animals

11:00am – 4:00pm
Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary, 3212 Route 66, Chatham
518-392-0175 www.equineadvocates.org

Come spend a few hours walking around and meeting our 80+ horses, ponies, donkeys and mules, most of whom were rescued from slaughter, abuse and/or neglect. All are now happily enjoying their life at the sanctuary. It will be a fun, educational experience for all. Feel free to picnic at our pond.

The Mother of Us All

4:00pm
Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House: 327 Warren Street, Hudson
518-822-1438 www.hudsonhall.org

A new production of Virgil Thomson and Gertrude Stein’s rarely performed opera, The Mother of Us All, directed by R. B. Schlather, stars a cast of Hudson Valley residents.

Spoken Word Art: Slam Poet Taylor Mali

7:00pm
Club Helsinki: 405 Columbia Street, Hudson
518-828-4800 www.helsinkihudson.com

​Champion slam poet, Mali, brings his tender and funny spoken word art to Hudson. Author-poet Taylor Mali is one of the few genuine celebrities to emerge from the competitive slam-poetry scene. He is perhaps best known for the poem “What Teachers Make,” a question he expanded upon in his bestselling book. His incisive work, which spares no one, especially himself, if often about family, masculinity, marriage, divorce, fatherhood, race, and education. It is also mostly funny.

 
Nov 15

The Mother of Us All

4:00pm
Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House: 327 Warren Street, Hudson
518-822-1438 www.hudsonhall.org

A new production of Virgil Thomson and Gertrude Stein’s rarely performed opera, The Mother of Us All, directed by R. B. Schlather, stars a cast of Hudson Valley residents.

 
Nov 18

Met Opera HD Live -  Ades’ Exterminating Angel

12:55pm
TSL - Time & Space Limited: 434 Columbia Street, Hudson
518-822-8100 www.timeandspace.org

​The Exterminating Angel has its Met premiere this season, conducted by the composer, Thomas Ades. The 2016 opera, co-commissioned by the Met and sung in English, is based on the screenplay by Luis Bunuel and Luis Alcoriza for the acclaimed 1962 Bunuel film. Tickets: $27.50/general and $15/students

Unreserved Estate Auction

3:00pm
Copake Auction Inc: 266 Route 7A, Copake
518-329-1142 www.copakeauction.com

​Unreserved estate auction (with selected additions), featuring estate fresh 18th and 19th c. furniture, artwork, folk art, period accessories, china, glass, stoneware, primitives & more.

The Mother of Us All

4:00pm
Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House
518-822-1438 www.hudsonhall.org

A new production of Virgil Thomson and Gertrude Stein’s rarely performed opera, The Mother of Us All, directed by R. B. Schlather, stars a cast of Hudson Valley residents.

Dazzling Roots Sounds: Tim O’Brien

8:00pm
Club Helsinki: 405 Columbia Street, Hudson
518-828-4800 www.helsinkihudson.com

​Bluegrass legend Tim O’Brien brings his encyclopedic knowledge of bluegrass and roots music, as well as his dazzling skills on every stringed instrument known to mankind, to Hudson.

 
Nov 19

NT Live - Follies

1:00pm
TSL - Time & Space Limited: 434 Columbia Street, Hudson
518-822-8100 www.timeandspace.org

​New York 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. Tickets: $20/general and $15/students.

The Mother of Us All

4:00pm
Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House
518-822-1438 www.hudsonhall.org

A new production of Virgil Thomson and Gertrude Stein’s rarely performed opera, The Mother of Us All, directed by R. B. Schlather, stars a cast of Hudson Valley residents.

Drinkers and Thinkers Unite

5:00pm
Copake Country Club and The Greens Restaurant: 44 Golf Course Road, Craryville
518-325-0019 www.copakecountryclub.com

​Stump Trivia makes it’s triumphant return on November 5th (and continues every other Sunday through winter)....great fun, prizes, snack specials, $3 beers all day long, football on tv….what more could you ask for on Sunday Funday? NEW THIS YEAR…..register your team in advance for the chance to win a GRAND PRIZE for having the best scores all season long! Email kyleigh@copakecountryclub.com for details.

 
Nov 24

The Little Mermaid - Beyond the Sea

8:00pm
Ghent Playhouse: 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent
800-838-3006 www.ghentplayhouse.org

​It’s time again for the Annual Holiday Panto and this year the Loons will be serving surf and turf with their zany twist on the popular fairytale, The Little Mermaid. Come join them for a rollicking good time “under the sea” and beyond! Tickets: $22/pp, $10/students w/ ID

 
Nov 25

Met Opera HD Live -  Ades’ Exterminating Angel

12:55pm
TSL - Time & Space Limited: 434 Columbia Street, Hudson
518-822-8100 www.timeandspace.org

The Exterminating Angel has its Met premiere this season, conducted by the composer, Thomas Ades. The 2016 opera, co-commissioned by the Met and sung in English, is based on the screenplay by Luis Bunuel and Luis Alcoriza for the acclaimed 1962 Bunuel film. Tickets: $27.50/general and $15/students.

NT Live - Follies

6:00pm
TSL - Time & Space Limited: 434 Columbia Street, Hudson
518-822-8100 www.timeandspace.org

New York 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. Tickets: $20/general and $15/students.

The Little Mermaid - Beyond the Sea

8:00pm
Ghent Playhouse: 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent
800-838-3006 www.ghentplayhouse.org

​It’s time again for the Annual Holiday Panto and this year the Loons will be serving surf and turf with their zany twist on the popular fairytale, The Little Mermaid. Come join them for a rollicking good time “under the sea” and beyond! Tickets: $22/pp, $10/students w/ ID

 
Nov 26

Churchtown Craft/Vendor Fair

10:00am – 3:00pm
Churchtown Fire House: 2219 County Route 27, Hudson
www.facebook.com/events/545506042274854

​Get some of your holiday shopping done….locally. Jewelry, handmade crafts, seasonal decorations, and more! Hot food and cold beverages will also be available for purchase.

The Bolshoi Ballet -  Live in Cinemas - The Taming of the Shrew

12:55pm
TSL - Time & Space Limited: 434 Columbia Street, Hudson
518-822-8100 www.timeandspace.org

​Baptista struggles to marry off his tempestuous daughter Katharina, a shrew who denies that any man could possibly be her match. However, when she meets Petruchio, who is as ill-tempered as she, the two forces of nature ignite an unexpected and explosive encounter. Tickets: $20/general and $15/students.

The Little Mermaid - Beyond the Sea

2:00pm
Ghent Playhouse: 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent
800-838-3006 www.ghentplayhouse.org

It’s time again for the Annual Holiday Panto and this year the Loons will be serving surf and turf with their zany twist on the popular fairytale, The Little Mermaid. Come join them for a rollicking good time “under the sea” and beyond! Tickets: $22/pp, $10/students w/ ID