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Baker Does Beethoven – with a lawnmower

Baker Does Beethoven – with a lawnmower

Having previously created large-scale images of Elvis, Einstein, the Statue of Liberty and Jimi Hendrix in a field in Ellenville by expertly manipulating a lawnmower, Roger Baker fired up his push-mower by Sandburg Creek and began crafting Beethoven’s eyes in May 2016. The completed drawing on the living canvas of grass culminated in a series of performances of Beethoven’s music held on-site. Days later, as the grass grew and the dark and light areas melded together, the image vanished. It lives on in John Hazard’s new film.

Turkuaz plays back room at BSP

Turkuaz plays back room at BSP

Friday, Apr. 19: With piping horns, gooey analog synth lines, infectious grooves and a horde-style approach to vocals reminiscent of Sly and his family, Turkuaz has become a wildly popular live attraction and a current incarnation of the Dionysian funk family impulse.

Tap NY Craft Beer & Food Festival at Hunter

Tap NY Craft Beer & Food Festival at Hunter

Saturday-Sunday. Apr. 28-29: Tap celebrates artisanal beer from small makers – no major corporate brands, even the ones that disguise themselves as boutique and micro. The Festival features pale ales, pilseners, weisbiers, porters, stouts, Scotch ales and much more, from hearty Bohemian and Bavarian-style lagers to glorious Belgian-style ales.

4/20 Tribute to Peter Tosh at Colony

4/20 Tribute to Peter Tosh at Colony

Saturday, April 20: 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.