Sunday, October 4, 2015

Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck: Dore Schary’s Tony Award–winning play Sunrise at Campobello, an Up in One Production directed by Diana di Grandi. Through Sunday, October 11. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. $24/$22. 661 Route 308. (845) 876-3080;    
Theatreworks, New Milford: Leading Ladies by Ken Ludwig directed by Michael Bolinski. 8 pm.
Vassar College: Todd Crow, piano. Music by Bartók, Debussy, Chopin and other composers. Skinner Hall. 3 p.m. 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie.    
Blessing of the Animals
Millbrook School: Trevor Zoo of the Millbrook School and Grace Church of Millbrook sponsor a Blessing of the Animals celebration in honor of St. Francis of Assisi Day.  3 p.m. Hosted by Jon Meigs, former Director of the Millbrook Zoo; Jane Meigs, the zoo’s former Conservation Education Director; Dr. Alan Tousignant, current Director; and the Rev. Dr. Matthew Calkins, Rector of Grace Church, Millbrook. Other local clergy will also participate. 131 Millbrook School Road. (845) 677-3064;
Festival of the arts
Millerton: Fall for Art, weekend-long festival of the arts. Saturday, October 3, and Sunday, October 4. Day-long art display on Saturday, October 3, plus an After Party, 5 p.m., at Montage at 25 Main Street. Wine and finger snacks will be offered.
Art exhibit
Ober Gallery: Bring It On: New Paintings by Sam Posey; John A. Parks. Through October 11. Two exhibition spaces: 6 North Main Street and 11 North Main Street, Kent, CT. (860) 927-5030.
Film Festival
Woodstock Film Festival: Showcase of independent films in a variety of venues in the Woodstock area. Full schedule for films and associated special events available online. Through Sunday, October 4. Tickets may be purchased online but must be picked up at the box office: 13 Rock City Road, Woodstock. (845) 810-0131;    
Art exhibit
White Gallery: Dunlop & Dunlop: Father and son David Dunlop and Max Dunlop: new work. Through October 11. 342 Main Street, Lakeville, CT. (860) 435-1029.
Art exhibit
Kent Art Association Gallery: Member Show II: representational, and non-representational pieces in oil, acrylic ,watercolor, pastel and sculpture. 21 South Main Street (Route 7). Kent, CT. (860) 927- 3989.    
Art exhibit
Sharon Historical Society: Photography Show: 2015, featuring the work of local photographers Judith Chatfield, Jack Feder, and Jenny Hansell. Through October 31. 18 Main Street, Sharon, CT. (860) 364-5688;
Art exhibit
Gregory James Gallery: Art of the Housatonic. Through October. 93 Park Lane Road (Route 202), New Milford, CT. (860) 354-3436;

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Choral recital
Bard College: Autumn Songfest, an introduction to the singers of the Graduate Vocal Arts Program and Collaborative Piano fellows, in a program of songs and arias. Free admission, 8 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building.
Tureens and Trifles
Millbrook Free Library: Chef Jessica Klein returns for Tureens and Trifles, another evening of cooking and food prep lessons. 6 p.m. Space limited; registration required. 3 Friendly Lane at Franklin Avenue. (845) 677-3611;
Vassar College: Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre: Initial sketches of new student choreography with faculty and audience discussion to follow. 4:30 p.m. Reservations requested. Frances Daly Fergusson Dance Theater, Kenyon Hall. (845) 437-5541;    
A Little History of the United States
Oblong Books and Music, Rhinebeck: Author event: James West Davidson: A Little History of the United States. Presentation, Q&A, book signing. 7 p.m. Reservations requested. 6422 Montgomery Street. (845) 876-0500.
Pooetry symposium
Bard College: Ivan Vladislavić, author of The Folly, with poets Nuruddin Farah and Robert Kelly, followed by Q&A. 7 p.m. Reem-Kayden Center, Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium. Annandale campus. (845) 758-6822.    
Fountains, Millbrook: Veganism Heals! Sande Nosonowitz explains why Vegan diets have been surging in popularity. 2 p.m. Reservations requested. 79 Flint Road, Millbrook. (845) 905-8000;

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Sea Otters and Kelp Forests
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies: Scientific seminar: Sea Otters and Kelp Forests: Questions, Approaches, and Perspectives, with Jim Estes, University of California at Santa Cruz. 11 a.m. Auditorium. 2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44), Millbrook. (845) 677-5343;        
Open Mic
La Puerta Azul: Open Mic Night every Thursday. 8 p.m. 2510 U.S. Route 44, Salt Point. (845) 677-2985;        
John Ashbery Poetry Series
Bard College: John Ashbery Poetry Series @ Bard: Reading by Anna Moschovakis. Introduced by Ann Lauterbach, David and Ruth Schwab Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard. 6 p.m. Bard Hall. Annandale campus. (845) 758-7054.