Although James Joyce’s Bloomsday (June 16) is recognized every year, a true Bloomsday (Thursday, June 16) is much rarer and observed with exponentially longer readings by celebrities of words they do not understand. Via time zones and the 12-hour clock, it is always 4:20 somewhere, I guess, though my head is too foggy to really think it through. But a real 420 only comes once a year, and the entire day is given to what, most days, receives only an hour or two. A weekend 4/20 is like Venus-in-Gatorade rare.
Colony in Woodstock and the prolific reggae promoter Upstate Reggae team up to celebrate the great holiday of disputed origin with a 4/20 Tribute to Peter Tosh featuring the Dis-N-Dat Band on…duh, Saturday, April 20. Admission costs $25.
4/20 Tribute to Peter Tosh
Saturday, Apr. 20
7 p.m. doors/9 p.m. music, $25
Colony, 22 Rock City Rd., Woodstock