Art & Music

Saving the world, one stitch at a time with “slow fashion” advocate Katrina Rodabaugh

Saving the world, one stitch at a time with “slow fashion” advocate Katrina Rodabaugh

Friday, December 7: Book signing/discussion at Oblong Books in Rhinebeck: I’d “left fashion out of my own quest for a sustainable lifestyle. I’d been thinking a lot about food and housing, but not so much about clothing.” Katrina Rodabaugh went on a “fashion fast,” pledging not to purchase any new clothing for a year, focusing instead on making simple garments, buying secondhand and mending what she already owned.

Carole Kunstadt pays tribute to firebrands Margaret Fuller and Hannah More in her WAAM exhibition

Carole Kunstadt pays tribute to firebrands Margaret Fuller and Hannah More in her WAAM exhibition

Opening Saturday, December 8: The show includes 90 antique irons. Their flat bottoms have been collaged with pages from More’s book, variously scorched, cut, woven and layered with textiles, thread, lace, fur, tacks and sandpaper. “It’s very inspiring to see how dedicated these women were in their convictions. They had very strong voices, despite all the obstacles of their times.”

Banjo god Tony Trischka and ethnomusicologist Tim Eriksen to perform old-time yuletide gems

Banjo god Tony Trischka and ethnomusicologist Tim Eriksen to perform old-time yuletide gems

Friday, Dec. 14 at Towne Crier Café in Beacon; Sunday, Dec. 16 at Ashokan Center in Olivebridge: Tim Eriksen is known for teaching the musicians for the film Cold Mountain to sing the eerie pentatonic scales of the Sacred Harp tradition. It’s a style of performance that evolved out of the use by circuit-riding ministers in the 19th century of a hymnal for illiterates that taught tunes using “shape notes,” and hearing it is guaranteed to capture your interest.

Robbie Dupree returns to Bearsville

Robbie Dupree returns to Bearsville

Robbie Dupree & Friends make their first appearance at the Bearsville Theater in several years with a show at 8 p.m. Saturday, December 8, featuring longtime cohorts Peter Bunetta on drums and Rick Chudacoff on bass, along with guitarist Tony Pulizzi, keyboardist Bette Sussman and Manuel Qunitana on percussion.