Category: Arts & Entertainment

Two Of Us Productions’ Halloween Radio Dramas, Oct 17

Join The Two Of Us Productions for their last staged reading of the regular 2020 season. Saturday’s performance will include two Virtual Staged Readings of chilling radio dramas: The Face of Death featuring The Shadow; and Suspense Theater’s The Whole Town is Sleeping.

The Face Of Death:  Lamont Cranston (a.k.a. The Shadow) meets two friends, George Adams & Ralph Baker along with their acquaintances Lucy & Helen at the local club after dinner. After the ladies leave Cranston pulls Adams aside to ask why he seems so preoccupied & is shocked to hear that Adams is afraid that Medusa will turn him to stone if he doesn’t pay the ransom she demands!

Suspense Theater’s The Whole Town Is Sleeping: Miss Lavinia Nebbs, is going to the moving pictures tonight with her friends Francine & Helen. They are all concerned with two recent murders in their quiet town, but still walk across the dark ravine’s bridge to get to the theater. It is on the path through the ravine that they find the dead body of the third victim of “The Lonely One.”

This will be a zoom presentation, free for all, but registration is required to obtain the zoom link.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, October 17, 2020 / 7:30pm

LOCATION: Hosted on ZOOM
Register at www.thetwoofusproductions.org for link.

ADMISSION: Free. Donations appreciated.

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Concert in the Park: Back to Bacharach and Beyond by Christine and Elliot Spero

Join the Roeliff Jansen Commuity Library for Concert in the Park: Back to Bacharach and Beyond by Christine and Elliot Spero, this Sunday, October 4th.

This free, outdoor concert will take place at the Hilltop Barn in Roe Jan Park. Masks are required and social distancing will be enforced. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs.

Back to Bacharach and Beyond by Christine and Elliot Spero is a tribute show that will lovingly take you on a journey through award-winning composer Burt Bacharach’s greatest songs, with a few extra surprises thrown in.

This program is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and administered in Columbia County by the Greene County Council on the Arts dba CREATE Council for Research to Enrich the Arts, Technology & Education.

DATE/TIME: Sunday, October 4, 2020 / 3pm – 4:30pm

ADMISSION: Free

LOCATIONHilltop Barn in Roe Jan Park
9091 Route 22
Copake, NY 12529

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Two Of Us Productions’ Double Feature, Oct 3

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Join The Two Of Us Productions for a double feature of radio dramas on Saturday, October 3rd with ‘Acting Like A Forger – a Dragnet Story’, and ‘Suspense Theater’s Always Room At The Top’.

In Acting Like A Forger – a Dragnet Story, Detective Joe Friday and his partner Frank Smith are called into a case of a person cheating landlords with phony checks. A down and out actor is the prime suspect. Joe & & Frank pursue this lead until they discover that the actor has already died.

In Suspense Theater’s Always Room At The Top, we meet Helen Brandt, an aspiring advertising artist. Helen is thrilled to interview with Jean Thornton, the successful chief artist of the city’s premier advertising agency. She is suddenly given the chief’s job when Jean jumps out the window of her 35th story office!

This will be a zoom presentation, free for all, but registration is required to obtain the zoom link.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, October 3, 2020 / 7:30pm

LOCATION: Hosted on ZOOM
Register at www.thetwoofusproductions.org for link.

ADMISSION: Free. Donations appreciated.

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Outdoor Screening of ‘Kiss the Ground’ at TSL, Oct 3

Join Time & Space Limited (TSL), in Hudson, for the outdoor screening of ‘Kiss the Ground’ on Saturday, October 3rd.

120142247_3460811987319024_1417085412947669959_oThe event begins at 5pm with concessions that include locally-sourced scones, dried fruit from Montgomery Place Orchard, and, of course, popcorn. At 5:15 American Sustainable Business Council’s Carolyn Pincus will provide a short introduction to regenerative agriculture and shortly after that, Kiss the Ground will commence at 6pm. All proceeds of the event will go back to supporting Time & Space Limited who have been serving residents in the Hudson Valley through their culturally-diverse and socially-active environment.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, October 3, 2020 / 5pm

TICKETSGeneral Admission – $10
Available at timeandspace.org/calendar/kiss-the-ground

LOCATION: Time & Space Limited
434 Columbia St.,
Hudson, NY 12534

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Spencertown Academy: Steve Charney Virtual Reading Program

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Spencertown Academy Arts Center presents children’s entertainer, magician, composer, and ventriloquist Steve Charney as part of its virtual Family Arts Kaleidoscope series. Beginning on Thursday, October 1 at 10:00am and available online anytime through Sunday, October 18, “It’s All About Reading” highlights the serious and not-so-serious joys of books and reading and includes Charney’s famous puppet pal, Harry.

“We’re delighted that Steve recorded this program specially for the Academy,” says Kelly Kynion, chair of the Family Arts Kaleidoscope Committee. “And to encourage even more reading, 10 participants will be selected at random to receive a copy of Steve’s book, Hokus Jokus: How to do Funny Magic.

Steve Charney’s comedy act of magic, music, and ventriloquism has taken him from Africa to California, and his radio program “Knock On Wood” aired on various stations around the country for more than 25 years, including WAMC. He wrote dozens of songs for Jim Henson’s “Bear in the Big Blue House” for the Disney Channel, and his books on comedy and magic have been published by Crown, Troll, Metacom, Meadowbrook Press, Scholastic, and Sterling (a division of Barnes and Noble).

The program is sponsored by Spencertown Academy, with generous support from Hudson River Bank and Trust Foundation and Stewart’s Shops.

The Family Arts Kaleidoscope virtual series continues on Saturday, October 24 at 10:00am live on Zoom with Greg and Elena Mosley presenting “Style and Rhythms of West African Drumming” (for adults and children age 10 and up).

Family Arts Kaleidoscope is made possible with support from Hudson River Bank and Trust Foundation and Stewart’s Shops.

DATES/TIME: Thursday, October 1, 2020 / 10am
Available online anytime through Sunday, October 18

ADMISSION/REGISTRATION: Free and appropriate for all ages
Advance registration is required at SpencertownAcademy.org. Participants will be emailed a link to view the recorded program.

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