Stage and screen

Free screenings of nonpartisan Electoral Dysfunction in Rosendale

Free screenings of nonpartisan Electoral Dysfunction in Rosendale

Tuesday, 3/28: In 2012, Donald Trump tweeted, “The Electoral College is a disaster for a democracy.” By November 2016, after that same body had handed him the presidency, he was tweeting a different tune: “The Electoral College is actually genius.” If you are befuddled by how our electoral system actually works, check out this free documentary screening, sponsored by the League of Women Voters.

Glam jam: Ziggy Stardust in Rhinebeck

Glam jam: Ziggy Stardust in Rhinebeck

Friday and Saturday, March 24-25: Castaway Players Theatre Company’s production of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars at the Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck will bring David Bowie’s classic 1972 album to the stage. The cast includes a six-piece band with appearances by nearly 30 performers.

See Louise Brooks in silent classic “Diary of a Lost Girl” with live piano in Rosendale

See Louise Brooks in silent classic “Diary of a Lost Girl” with live piano in Rosendale

Sunday, March 5- Ever since the final debate of the 2016 presidential race, feminists across America have been proudly proclaiming themselves Nasty Women. So it seems like an auspicious time to reexamine the legacy of one of the most notorious nasty women of the silent screen era: actress Louise Brooks, whose short black bobbed hair inspired a generation of flappers and whose outré lifestyle and controversial characterizations generated both outrage and admiration among moviegoers.