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FRIDAY 1 BUSINESS & NETWORKING Nonprofits TALK 8:30-10am. Nonprofits TALK is a monthly facilitated conversation on selected nonprofit topics with the nonprofit community. Hosted by the Hudson Valley Sustainable Leadership Organization (HV SLO). The Pivot Ground Cafe & Work Space, Kingston. 481-0459.

DANCE Ballroom Dance with Pete Redmond & Crazy Feet 8-11:30pm. $15. After the lesson: the band provides a mix of dance-able ballroom, swing and Latin standards. Hudson Valley Dance Depot, LaGrangeville. 204-9833. A Christmas Carol 7:30pm. Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC), Kingston. 339-6088.

FAIRS & FESTIVALS Christkindlmarkt: A German Christmas Market 3-6pm. Woodworkers, vendors’ specialties, gift ware, crafts, Elves’ table, home-baked treats, German and American food and refreshments. Kingston Maennerchor and Damenchor, Kingston. 338-3763. Amity Arts Holiday Pottery Sale 6-9pm. Amity arts, Florida. 651-1170. Peekskill Art Alliance Holiday Boutique 5-9pm. Studio 4, Peekskill. (914) 523-2941.

FILM Ephraim Asili: Inheritance 7pm. Ephraim Asili is in residence at EMPAC with a group of performers to develop the script for his feature-length film Inheritance. EMPAC at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy. The Princess Bride 8pm. Bardavon Opera House, Poughkeepsie. 473-2072. What Would Jesus Buy 7pm. $5. The film focuses on the issues of the commercialization of Christmas, Unitarian Fellowship, Poughkeepsie. 471-6580.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Blood Drive 10:30am-5pm. Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck. 876-3001. Hemp Oil 101 Class 7-8:30pm. Learn how to incorporate Hemp Oil into your life. Hemp oil can be used to increase immunity, counteract aging skin and improve cardiovascular health. Breakthrough M2, Montgomery. 713-4320.

KIDS & FAMILY A Charlie Brown Christmas 8pm. County Players, Wappingers Falls. 298-1491.

MUSIC 6th Annual All-Stars: Christmas For Veterans 7:30-9:30pm. $35/$50/$100. Vanilla Fudge celebrating their 50th Anniversary tour, Gene Cornish of The Rascals, legendary rock drummer Carmine Appice, Kristen Capolino, Vaneese Thomas, Bill Edwards, MaryAnn Renza, Scott Staton & Tom Dudley, Duchess Di & Dave Keys, and incredible band including Paul Opalach, Pete Levin, Angel Rissoff, Rob Wallis, Wayne Warneke, Corrin Huddleston, Kathy Policastro, Andy Foster, and the Holiday Horns. Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, Peekskill. (914) 739-0039. Anthony from Reality Check 8pm. Acoustic. Hyde Park Brewing Company, Hyde Park. 229-8277. British Folk-Rock Legend Richard Thompson 8pm. $45. The Egg, Albany. (518) 473-1061. CHRONOGRAM.COM These listings do not include weekly recurring events, such as classes that take place every Wednesday, for example. Visit for events updated daily, recurring weekly events, and staff recommendations. You can also upload events directly to our Events database at


Cuboricua 8pm. Salsa and Latin dance. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970. Harry Rios Trio 9:30pm. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar, Peekskill. (914) 737-6624. Honors Recital 3pm. The concert will feature facultyselected solo and chamber performances by students in its applied lesson program chosen based on outstanding performances at the convocation series. SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge. 339-2025. John Tesh Grand Piano Christmas 8pm. $65/$100 VIP. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. (203) 438-5795. Modern Bluegrass with Sara Watkins 9pm. Club Helsinki, Hudson. (518) 828-4800. Orlando Marin Orchestra 8pm. Latin. BeanRunner Café, Peekskill. (914) 737-1701. Vassar College Jazz Ensembles 8pm. Skinner Hall at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie. 437-7319.

NIGHTLIFE Holiday Girls Night Out & Fundraising Event 4-7pm. There will be holiday cheer, hors d’oeuvres, product and gift card specials, a raffle, salon and spa services all to kick off your holiday season. Marlene Weber Day Spa, Poughkeepsie. 454-5852.

OPEN HOUSES/PARTIES/BENEFITS Astor’s Annual Holiday Festival Fundraiser 6pm. $65. Astor’s Board of Directors invite you to celebrate the season at our Annual Holiday Festival Fundraiser. Please join us as we kick off our 65th Anniversary with Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres. Astor Services for Children & Families, Rhinebeck. 8711116. Holiday Potluck Supper and Gift Auction 6:30pm. Join us on the First Friday in December for a festive potluck supper and whimsical auction of “Secret Santa” wrapped gifts. Creek Meeting House, Clinton Corners. Snowflake Festival 6-8pm. Music performances, tree lighting, fire jugglers, and Victorian carolers in Uptown Kingston. Uptown Kingston, Kingston.

OUTDOORS & RECREATION 24th Annual Celebration of Lights Parade and Fireworks 6pm. The parade will kick off at 6pm on Main Street and Garden Street with the tree lighting occurring on Main, near Market St. The Parade will proceed to Dongan Square Park for the second tree lighting and the count down to the anticipated Fireworks display. Downtown Poughkeepsie, Poughkeepsie.

THEATER Annual Panto at the Ghent Playhouse 8pm. Ghent Playhouse, Ghent. 800-838-3006. It's a Wonderful Life 8pm. Play based on the beloved Capra film. Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080. The Fridge Plays 7:30-9pm. $20/$10 students. Two cutting-edge one-acts, two playwrights, two directors, four actors, one fridge. A harrowing, intense, sexy, raw, fierce evening of grab-you-by-the-throat theater. For audiences 18 and over only. Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. (518) 943-3818. Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol 8pm. An all-new holiday play, based on the classic story by Charles Dickens. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511. The Little Mermaid – Beyond the Sea 8pm. $22/$17 members/$10 students with ID. Ghent Playhouse, Ghent. (518) 392-6264. WWII Radio Christmas Phoenicia Playhouse, Phoenicia. 688-2279.

SATURDAY 2 DANCE A Christmas Carol 4pm. Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC), Kingston. 339-6088. Nutcracker, Short and Sweet 2 & 6pm. $12-$16. Hudson Valley Dance Theater. Cornwall High School, New Windsor. 534-8009.

FAIRS & FESTIVALS Christkindlmarkt: A German Christmas Market 11am-4pm. Woodworkers, vendors’ specialties, gift ware, crafts, Elves’ table, home-baked treats, German and American food and refreshments. Kingston Maennerchor and Damenchor, Kingston. 338-3763. Amity Arts Holiday Pottery Sale 10am-4pm. Amity arts, Florida. 651-1170. Peekskill Art Alliance Holiday Boutique 11am-8pm. Studio 4, Peekskill. (914) 523-2941. Clinton Historical Society Annual Craft Fair 10am-4pm. Creek Meeting House, Clinton Corners. 266-5203.

Entertaining in the Country with Joan Osofsky & Abby Adams 1-2pm. Join us as we visit with authors Joan Osofsky and Abby Adams who share their new book: Entertaining in the Country|Love Where You Eat: Festive Table Settings, Favorite Recipes, and Design Inspiration. Merritt Bookstore, Millbrook. 677-5857.

MUSIC “Rock the Future” with Murali Coryell Band and Special Guests 7:30-10:30pm. $25/$30 at the door. Benefit Performance for “Adopt-A-Future” educational program for refugee kids. Doors open at 6pm for presentation about AdoptA-Future and a Silent Auction. In addition to performing his own original music, Murali has covered the songs of Sam Cooke, Al Green, Jimi Hendrix, Muddy Waters, Charles Mingus and Marvin Gaye. Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 679-4406. David Kraai & The Saddle Tramps CD Release Party 8:30-11:30pm. High Falls Cafe, High Falls. 687-2699. An Evening with Chris Botti 8-10pm. $60/$80. Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, Peekskill. (914) 739-0039.

Fair Trade & Handmade Bazaar 11am-5pm. Cosponsored by the Dutchess County Interfaith Council, and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie. Hellenic Community Center, Poughkeepsie. 452-5990.

An Evening with David Rawlings 8pm. $36. Songwriter and guitarist. The Egg, Albany. (518) 473-1061.

Handmade Holiday: Craft as Gift Show 10am-4pm. Holiday gift shoppers and art lovers “go local” at this high quality sale. Spencertown Academy Arts Center, Spencertown. (518) 392-3693.

Jane Lynch: A Swingin’ Little Christmas! 8pm. $75. Broadway and Emmy Award winning actress. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. (203) 438-5795.

Self Made: A Makers Collective Holiday Bash Marketplace 11am-7pm. Self Made’s Holiday Bash will feature artisanal and handcrafted goods, music and food. This is a juried event. American Legion, Beacon. Unison’s 27th Craft, Art and Design Fair 10am-5pm. $4/$3 Unison members/free for children. Unison brings some of the finest artisans together for this holiday show held at SUNY New Paltz in the Student Unison Building (Glass Atrium). Clay, fiber, jewelry, furniture, clocks, leather, baskets, paintings, photographs, cards, and books will be exhibited. Unison, New Paltz. 255-1559.

FILM 2017 Flicks Series: Home Alone 4pm. $8/$6 members/$5 kids. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. (866) 781-2922. Black Ballerina 6-9pm. Black Ballerina tells the story of several black women from different generations who fell in love with ballet. Refreshments will be served and a moderated discussion will follow. Old Chatham Quaker Meeting, Old Chatham. (518) 766-2992.

KIDS & FAMILY A Charlie Brown Christmas 2 & 5pm. County Players, Wappingers Falls. 298-1491. Sudbury Winter Gift Sale 10am-4pm. Showcases talented local artisans from the Hudson Valley and beyond. Hudson Valley Sudbury School, Kingston. 679-1002.

LECTURES & TALKS EMPAC Building Tour 2pm. EMPAC at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy. (518) 276-3921. Vern Tejas Slide Show Rock & Snow, New Paltz. 255-1311.

LITERARY & BOOKS Mad Monk Improper Parables: A Reading by the Author Larry Littany Litt 5-6pm. A reading by the author of stories full of wit, wisdom, humor, laughter and practical advice from his life as the Mad Monk, Korean Chan/Zen Buddist, artist, humanist, hedonist, trickster and moralist. Woodstock Public Library, Woodstock. 679-2213.

Hurley Mountain Highway 8pm. Pop, soft rock. Brothers Barbecue, New Windsor. 534-4227.

Jazz in Gtown Zaccai Curtis Latin Jazz Quintet 7-8:30pm. $25. Clermont Vineyards & Winery, Clermont. (518) 537-5668. The Judith Tulloch Band 8pm. Singer/songwriter. Howland Cultural Center, Beacon. 831-4988. Kurt Henry & Cheryl Lambert 1pm. Acoustic. Taste Budd’s Chocolate and Coffee Café, Red Hook. 758-6500. Lonnie Holley 8pm. MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA. (413) 662-2111. Marji Zintz 5pm. Acoustic. Bear Cafe, Woodstock. 679-5555. Mars Williams presents An Ayler Xmas: The Music of Albert Ayler & Songs of Christmas 8pm. $20. Atlas Studios, Newburgh. 391-8855. Martin Sexton 9pm. Folk, soul, jazz blend. Club Helsinki, Hudson. (518) 828-4800. Monthly Orchard Dinner featuring Chef Shawn of Amuzae 7-10pm. $85. Join us for a Seasonal Cider Pairing Dinner at the Angry Orchard Innovation Cider House. Angry Orchard Ciderie, Walden. Theangryorchard. The Music Cottage Holiday Showcase noon. Daryl’s House Club, Pawling. 289-0185. Peter Karp Band 8pm. $15. Singer-songwriter, guitarist, and pianist. Rosendale Cafe, Rosendale. 658-9048. Rob Scheps/Tony Garnier Quartet 7pm. Blues. Denning’s Point Distillery, Beacon. The Tall Pines 8pm. Swam folk rock. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970. Tom Freund & Friends 8pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Tony Garnier/Rob Scheps Quartet with Pete McCann, Tony Jefferson 7-10pm. Denning’s Point Distillery, Beacon. Vassar College Orchestra 8pm. Skinner Hall at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie. 437-7319.

Chronogram December 2017  
Chronogram December 2017