Category: Happenings

Ancram Opera House Presents ‘Invasion!’

Ancram Opera House presents INVASION! a comedy by Jonas Hassen Khemiri, and directed by Jeffrey Mousseau. Running now, until August 21st.

INVASION! is a satirical comedy centered on a name: Abulkasem. What is introduced as an amorphous word of many meanings spirals and shape-shifts into a kaleidoscopic range of identities. Abulkasem is an uncle visiting from Lebanon, a renowned theater director, an asylum-seeking apple picker, the world’s most dangerous terrorist. In a whirlwind of interconnected vignettes, we search for the answer. Who is Abulkasem?

With biting comedy and multilayered storytelling, INVASION! confronts prejudices about identity, race, and language.

Jonas Hassen Khemiri is an award-winning Swedish novelist and playwright. He is the author of five novels, six plays, and a collection of essays and short stories. Khemiri’s novels have been translated into over thirty languages. His plays have been performed by over a hundred international companies on stages from Stockholm to Berlin to New York to London.

INVASION is translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles.

DATE/TIME: August 5 – 21, 2022 / 8pm & 3pm
Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 3pm

ADMISSION: $40 (General admission)
Student Discount: Use code student15 for $15 tickets!
Tickets available Online here.

LOCATION: Ancram Opera House
1330 County Rt. 7
Ancram, NY 12502

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Chatham Farmers & Makers Market Presents Shakespeare in the Park, Aug 12

The Rooted Voyageurs present Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at the Chatham Farmers & Makers Market on August 12th.

The Rooted Voyagers, a group of six actors and one director with the mission to make this show understandable and entertaining. Bring a blanket, buy some food, have fun and shop the market.

The Chatham Farmers & Makers Market is a weekly market at Crellin Park. Open from 4:30 – 7pm until Friday, September 30th.

DATE/TIME: Friday, August 12, 2022 / 4:30pm
Market & Music at 4:30. Play starts at 5

LOCATION: Crellin Park
2940 Rt. 66
Chatham 12037

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Hudson Hall Presents, 16 Years of the Hudson Jazz Workshop Concert, Aug 14

Hudson Hall presents Hudson Jazz Workshop Concert, featuring Armen Donelian, Marc Mommaas and Michael Abene on August 14th.

Now in its 16th year, pianist Armen Donelian and saxophonist Marc Mommaas’ immersive Hudson Jazz Workshop culminates with a concert at Hudson Hall featuring pianist, composer, arranger, educator and record producer Michael Abene. Abene performs with Donelian and Mommaas alongside an international line-up of workshop musicians performing original new works created during the workshop process.

DATE/TIME: Sunday, August 14, 2022 / 4pm

LOCATION: Hudson Hall
327 Warren Street 
Hudson, NY 12534 

COST: Free
Reservations recommended and available at https://hudsonoperahouse

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Roeliff Jansen Library Community Picnic, Aug 14

Roeliff Jansen Library‘s Community Picnic has returned! Join the community at the library for an afternoon of food, music, and fun activities on August 14th. Come meet new friends and neighbors!

In addition to BBQ, beverages, and crafts, each child at the picnic will receive a free book coupon from the Friends of the Roe Jan Library to use at the Friends Bookshop. Plus, there will be a live Birds of Prey presentation at 1:00 pm. 

DATE/TIME: Sunday, August 14, 2022 / 12 – 3pm

ADMISSION: FREE / Open to the public

LOCATION: Roeliff Jansen Community Library  
9091 Route 22
Copake, NY 12529

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Columbia Land Conservancy Under the Surface: Lake Explorers at Olana, Aug 13

Join the Columbia Land Conservancy and Olana for a Stream & Pond Backpack Program, Under the Surface: Lake Explorers at Olana, August 13th.

Join Columbia Land Conservancy‘s Jenifer Rosete for an afternoon of lake exploration. Take a closer look at Olana’s man-made Lake to learn what macroinvertebrates are living below the surface and what they can tell us about water quality. Waders, nets, and field guides will be provided. The Columbia Land Conservancy works with their community to conserve the farmland, forests, wildlife habitat and rural character of Columbia County, strengthening connections between people and the land.

Jenifer Rosete joined CLC in October 2020 and is a Columbia County native with a degree in Environmental Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology Jenifer enjoys connecting to nature through hiking, bird watching, photography, and searching for geocaches.

Difficulty level: Short walk to the lake, then we will be exploring the pond with nets, magnifying glasses, field guides, waders.

What to bring: Sunscreen, water, weather appropriate clothing and footwear. Waders, nets, and field guides will be provided.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, August 13, 2022 / 1 – 2pm

LOCATION: Olana State Historic Site
5720 State Route 9G
Hudson, NY 12534

COST/REGISTRATION: $10 Olana Members, $15 Non-Members
Use discount code EOO22 for $5 off
Click here to register

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518.392.5252

Call Olana at 518.751.0344 if you have any questions about registration.

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