Diners in New Paltz will be pleased to hear that La Stazione is back in operation — not The Station, as it was renamed when Richard Ronkese acquired the business, but under its original name as a restaurant, under the original ownership.
If you’re not a fan of the science fiction genre, on the page or onscreen, you may feel a little baffled right now about why the arrival of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune: Part One is being hailed as such a big deal. There are people out there saying that they’ve been waiting for this movie all their lives — or since Frank Herbert’s novel Dune was published in 1965, whichever is more recent. Few works in the SF canon have been so profoundly influential — including on such filmmakers as George Lucas, whose Star Wars universe made free use of many of Herbert’s narrative and worldbuilding concepts.
Ten local authors will converge on the Barnes and Noble store at King’s Mall in Kingston on Saturday and Sunday, November 6 and 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. each day to welcome the new store to the region with two days of book-signings celebrating “Local History Weekend.”
An excerpt from a chapter of the authors’ upcoming book, available in December 2021, entitled “The Story of Historic Kingston: A Journey through the Hudson Valley and Its Connections With New York City.”
Popular intimate music series the John Street Jam is returning to Saugerties next month after a hiatus of over six years, once again led by husband-and-wife team Steve and Terri Massardo.
Film buffs in the mid-Hudson have reason to rejoice this week: Not only are long-awaited movies held back by studios on account of COVID beginning to surface in our local theatres, but one of the most beloved of those cinemas is about to reopen. Closed since March 2020 and acquired in July 2021 by Upstate Films, the Orpheum Theatre, located at 198 Main Street in Saugerties, will reopen its doors to the public on Thursday, November 4.
“I love all things mushroom. I would love for the mushroom to be the hero.”
The Denizen discovered the multitudinous talents of deaf actor Jennifer Delora, an Ulster County native whose four-decade career has taken many surprising twists and turns before bringing her back home again. Delora will star in the one-woman show Apples in Winter, Denizen’s first in-person indoor production since the pandemic hit, opening this Friday, October 22, and running until November 14.
With “great regret” organizers have cancelled the Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase, originally scheduled for October 22 – 24, 2021.
Now in its 25th year, Fall for Art used to be a gala juried art show and party hosted at various fancy venues, but this year it will be continuing in the virtual mode initiated in 2020, running as an online art sale from October 23 to 29.