Friday-Sunday, October 11-13: If you have never been to an O+ before, be prepared for a revelation, a brief interval of civic transformation that will make you proud to be from around here.
Monks perform the sacred music of Tibet and create a sand mandala for the public at UPAC. In addition to the Sunday, October 13 performance, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day from Wednesday, October 9 through Saturday, October 12, the monks will create a sand mandala at UPAC. A translator will be on hand to answer questions, and the community will have the opportunity to engage in conversation with the monks while enjoying the ephemeral artwork they are creating.
Friday-Sunday, Oct. 11-13: Conceived by Manhattan-based interior designer Brad Ford, who weekends in Ulster County, and inspired by the local fairs he attended while growing up in Arkansas, Field and Supply: A Modern Makers’ Craft Fair got started in 2014, attracting notice from various high-end design publications.
Sunday, October 13: “Sustain Traditions” is the motto of the Ulster County Italian American Foundation, which hosts this festival of Italian cuisine, culture and music every year on the Kingston waterfront: a natural location for an Italian Festival, with over 150,000 Italian Americans in Ulster, Orange and Dutchess Counties.
Wednesday-Saturday, Oct. 9-12: The premise of the play was inspired by an actual classroom roleplaying game that Sheppard experienced as a child in Hanover, Pennsylvania, in which middle schoolers were divided up into Union and Confederate battalions tasked with either retrieving or freeing black dolls representing escaped slaves.
Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 12-13: Conceived and promoted by longtime antiques dealer Frank Gaglio, Barn Star allows antiques professionals to display and sell in a hands-on, approachable atmosphere.
Saturday, Oct. 12: Located in the heart of Woodstock for 70 years, Matt, Heather and Kathy Longyear’s farm has hosted a benefit for the Woodstock Land Conservancy for the last five years. This event is a celebration of community for all ages and features opportunities to learn about the farm and the environment while enjoying crafts, kids’ activities and local foods and music.
Friday, Oct. 11: Phair’s storied career begins with, and is still mostly celebrated for, Exile in Guyville, her super-witty and rocking musical and feminist 1993 retort to the Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main Street.
Saturday, Oct. 12: Cirque Mei features a company of 40 elite traditional and contemporary circus artists and acrobats.
Sunday, Oct. 13: On his latest, Let It Slide, Woodstock’s surreal cabaret ringleader ups his game once again as a singer and a writer, leading to a delightful blip-pop record that somehow manages to make sense in the barns of Woodstock and the basements of Brooklyn.