Saturday, Jan. 24: A great poet of paradox, scientist of the artful non sequitur, Steven Wright may seem like a one-gear comedian, but it is a hell of a gear.
1917 is the film that the centennial of the Great War deserved, arriving a couple of years late but still welcome.
“The simplest aspect of farce is you need a lot of doors, and you need people running in and out of them,” celebrated comedic playwright Neil Simon once said. “Generally speaking, in a farce, people are trying to withhold information from other people. Everybody in the play has to be in trouble.” That sums up about all you need to know about Simon’s 1988 play Rumors, which opens on Friday, January 10 at the Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck and runs through January 19th, in a new production by the Rhinebeck Theatre Society.
Tuesday/Wednesday, Jan. 14/15: Bruce’s heralded new album is turned into a concert film experience, which Rolling Stone called a “collection of songs about road warriors and B-movie actors, beat-up stuntmen and places where truckers and bikers drink together.”
As Harvey Weinstein discovers that the light at the end of his tunnel is the headlight of the oncoming #MeToo locomotive, it’s thought-provoking indeed to be reminded that this train first left the station at Fox News, where, in 2016, nobody dared call herself a feminist.
Little Women is quite frankly a superb work of cinema, and will prove richly rewarding for male as well as female viewers.
For decades, New York City poetry lovers have celebrated New Year’s Day at one (or both) of two marathon poetry readings held in (or near) the East Village. Now poet Bruce Weber has been joined by Teresa Costa of “Word of Mouth” to create a free six-hour Hudson Valley performance marathon of 100 poets and poetic musicians. “Brain Storms” kicks off on January 1, 2020, at 2 p.m. at the Beverly Lounge, 224 Foxhall Avenue, Kingston.
With a Star Wars movie, one may quibble all day long about where they went astray. Or one may sit back and enjoy the ride, which is spectacularly shot and excitingly paced and pushes all the right buttons that we’ve been wearing for so many years.
Tuesday, December 31: Part cocktail hour, part disco, part funky rock and roll review, The Silver Spaceship will blast you into the new year.
Wednesday, Jan. 1: The six-hour event will feature more than 100 performers – poets, writers and musicians – drawn from the Hudson Valley region.