Friday-Sunday, Nov. 17-19: There are more than 20 million military veterans in the US. Even so, their experiences are largely something that civilians can only imagine. An opportunity to bridge that gap is one of the reasons that organizers of this weekend’s artistic outpouring at the FDR site are encouraging civilians to attend, and experience all the activities planned alongside current and former members of the Armed Forces and their families.
Wednesday, Nov. 22: A delightful original reggae and rock-steady band in the Desmond Dekker mode with a dash of Motown, the Big Takeover has been packing literally all of the local venues for all ten of those years, stepping up its national touring in the last few.
Sunday, Nov. 19: This salon-style event will feature author and historian Rosemary Nichols and the famed musical duo Jay Ungar & Molly Mason. Well-known for their expert curation of American folk music, Jay and Molly’s music was featured in Ken Burns’ PBS landmark series The Civil War.
Sunday, Nov. 19: Justin Townes Earle bears the formidable weight two famous names, and one of them ain’t Justin. The son of Steve Earle and namesake of the currently bigger-than-Elvis Townes van Zandt, Mr. Earle’s career as a Bardic American troubadour has been somewhat polarizing, and has positioned the prolific writer at the center of a lot of heated discussions about the nature of authenticity.
Saturday, Nov. 18 and Friday, Nov. 24: Two chances to see the telecaster master, prolific recording artist and coveted sideman.
Saturday, Nov. 18: A central figure in the rockabilly revival of the late ’70s and early ’80s, Gordon coexisted with punk and New Wave, and few people know the old repertoire like this fellow does. When Colony booked Gordon, there was probably very little doubt or even conversation about whom to lock down as the support act: Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones, of course – the mid-Hudson Valley’s own ardent rockabilly aficionados.
All aboard the Polar Express; Mini Maker Faire in Poughkeepsie; craft your crown for Sinterklaas, and more.
Saturday, Nov. 18: The sister of the late, great folkie to host performances by the innovative guitarist Pat Wictor, Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner of the duo Magpie and the musical ensemble the Sebastians.
Through Saturday Nov. 18: Molière wrote the title role for himself and continued to star in it throughout his career. Given our current political and cultural zeitgeist, it seems like a great time to revive the venerable art of satire, of which the 17th-century French playwright was a master par excellence.
Brooklynn Prince is a certifiable marvel channeling Moonee, the ringleader of a rabble of kids living on the brink of poverty in cheap, candy-colored Orlando motels.