Sunday, June 24: When John Bonham dropped that crazy foot of his 12 seconds into “Good Times, Bad Times” on Led Zeppelin’s 1969 self-titled debut, rock drumming changed instantly and forever. John’s son Jason Bonham can hardly be accused of cashing in on his father’s thing. But he hasn’t shied away from the family brand, either. He has recorded with Page and played with Zeppelin at several of their more significant one-offs over the years.
Alan Alda says, “Doorways are where the truth is told.” At some point, we all find ourselves in the doorway from this earthly plane to the next. Some of us are closer than others.
Saturday, June 16: The 80-mile-long Shawangunk Wine Trail that runs from New Paltz at its northernmost point down to Warwick in Orange County encompasses 13 Hudson Valley wineries. Every year they get together in one place to put on the Bounty of the Hudson Wine & Food Festival, a wine-tasting event that allows side-by-side samplings of the region’s best.
Where does it begin? What are its boundaries? In which part of Canada does it terminate? Nobody seems to know. But everybody is willing to go to the mattresses to settle the question.
Saturday, June 9: Meet more than 400 rescued farm animals and enjoy vegan food trucks, live music and kids’ activities. Speakers include award-winning photographer, author and educator Jo-Anne McArthur, as well as vegan personal trainer and social media influencer Berto Calkins.
Saturday, June 9: Actors & Writers will present a staged reading of Gertrude and Claudius at the Arts Society of Kingston. Based on a novel by John Updike, the play returns the Bard’s classic characters to the stage, as Claudius and Gertrude’s forbidden passion plays out behind the back of Prince Hamlet’s father, the soon-to-be murdered king.
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Saturday, June 9: The series starts with Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. The price of the excursion is $40 per show ($35 each if you buy a package of three movies). This includes a cruise to and from the island, departing from the Floating Dock at the Beacon Institute; your choice of a short self-guided tour of the island or Local Legend Lecture when you arrive; and the film screening.
Saturday, June 9: The Pussy Galore husband-and-wife team of Jon Spencer and Cristina Martinez are bringing their band Boss Hog and its mix of blues, noise and provocation to Club Helsinki in Hudson. Welcome your new neighbors.
Saturday, June 9: As to the title Heddagabalus, I get the Ibsen reference, but I don’t even want to know what “gabalus” is; probably something to do with brain anatomy or a Roman general.