ECLECTIMANIAC Events – The October 2018 Show

This is the place to get more info on the events we discussed on the ECLECTIMANIAC Radio Show for October 17, 2018.

FilmColumbia 2018

Hosted by The Crandell Theatre, FilmColumbia is an annual eight-day festival of world-class films representing major studios, independents, international films, animated features, documentaries and children’s short films. In addition to screening approximately 50 films, the festival also features panels, Q&A sessions with filmmakers and screenwriting workshops.

Saturday, October 20 through Sunday, October 28, 2018
Movies are screened throughout the days and evenings.
For the full schedule, Click Here to visit

$11 – $17 per movie
Gold Pass: Access to all films and events, except Brian Cox honoring party – $275 for non-members/$220 members
All Film Pass (Access to films only, does not include events) – $250 for non-members/$200 members

Sat, 10:30 am, Crandell Theater – Children’s International Film Program – Free

Movies are shown in three locations in Chatham Village:
The Crandall Theater (48 Main Street)
Tracy Memorial Village Hall (77 Main Street)
Morris Memorial (center of Park Row)

Hudson Valley Votes Concert & Rally

With the crucial mid-term elections on November 6th, a group of concerned citizens has banded together with local and nationally recognized artists to present an evening of music, performance and activism.

Internationally acclaimed musician Natalie Merchant headlines and serves as Artistic Director for HUDSON VALLEY VOTES on Saturday, October 20th at UPAC. The impressive line-up of Hudson Valley based musicians and actors performing include: Aaron Dessner of The National, singer-songwriter Dar Williams, actress and filmmaker Mary Stuart Masterson, actors Paul Rudd and Lili Taylor, activist and author Eve Ensler and many more. Progressive Democratic candidates and elected officials will join artists on stage, including NY19 Candidate Antonio Delgado.

Saturday, October 20 2018:  7pm

$36 Adult/senior
$31 Student /Children under 12
$26 Groups of 5 or more

Visit to purchase.

Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC)
601 Broadway,
Kingston, NY 12401


Basilica Hudson’s Biennial Pioneering People Honors Courtney Love

Basilica Hudson’s biennial Pioneering People fundraiser celebrates groundbreaking artists, and this year’s event will celebrate the achievements and legacy of musician, songwriter, actor, and performer – Courtney Love.

Creative directed and produced by Basilica Hudson’s Co-Founder and Director Melissa Auf der Maur (former bassist of Courtney Love’s GRAMMY-nominated, certified multi-platinum, award-winning band Hole) and artist Joe Mama-Nitzberg, who was Creative Director of Hole’s Celebrity Skin and is a longtime creative collaborator and comrade of both Love and Auf der Maur, the event will be hosted by a group of creative luminaries and friends, including Aaron Dessner, Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, Natasha Lyonne, Ryan McGinley, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Elvis Perkins, Chloë Sevigny, Michael Stipe, Justin Vivian Bond, Kenny Mellman, Brandon Stosuy, Yelena Yemchuk, Jack Walls, and other special guests.

Courtney Love will be in attendance as the honored guest. Love and special guests will be featured in conversations, readings, and performances. The evening’s program will shine a light on all of the ways that Love has influenced culture and inspired women and marginalized people for almost three decades. An exciting lineup of contributors will illuminate the impact of Love’s vital and inspiring art and energy and the inspiration her work continues to instil in the next generation of artists and musicians. The evening’s performances will demonstrate the incredible power and the lasting legacy of Love’s iconic explorations and subversions of femininity, and honor her unapologetic, fearless protest of the patriarchy.

Pioneering People will feature a private benefit dinner followed by the public performance.

Saturday, October 27, 2018: 7pm to 11pm

General Admission – $75.00
Student/Senior/12534 resident – $60.00
Special Seating  (1st 10 rows) – $175.00
Preferred Seating + Gift Bag – $250.00

Tickets to the public performance can be purchased here. For information, tickets and table purchases for the private benefit dinner, contact Jasmine Dreame Wagner, Development Manager at

Basilica Hudson
110 S. Front St.,
Hudson, NY 12534




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Jeff McKinney is a Realtor in Columbia County, NY. Connect with him on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Pinterest.

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