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Friday, December 19, 2014

La Puerta Azul: Live music with Jukebox Junkies. 8:00 p.m.–10:30 p.m. 2510 U.S. Route 44, Salt Point. (845) 677-2985; www.lapuertaazul.com.
Morton Memorial Library: Morton Acoustic Night: pure acoustic music. 3 p.m. 82 Kelly Street, Rhinecliff. (845) 876-7007; morton.rhinecliff.lib.ny.us.                                                  

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Bard College: The Bang Group: Nut/Cracked: Choreography by David Parker; music by Tchaikovsky. “Intensely musical and witty, melding tap, disco, ballet, and contemporary dance.” 7:30 p.m. Sosnoff Theater, Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. (845) 758-7900.    
Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck: Saturday Morning Family Series: The Puppet People’s A Christmas Carol. 11 a.m. Children, $7; adults and seniors, $9. 661 Route 308. (845) 876-3080.
La Puerta Azul: Live music with Shorty Kings Clubhouse. 8:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m. 2510 U.S. Route 44, Salt Point. (845) 677-2985; www.lapuertaazul.com.
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: National Theatre in HD: Broadway production of Of Mice and Men, with James Franco and Chris O’Dowd, directed by Anna Shapiro. Live pre-screening panel onstage at the Mahaiwe with the Broadway team that produced the production, 7 p.m.; broadcast begins 8 p.m. $17. 14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 528-0100; www.mahaiwe.org
UPAC: Hudson Valley Philharmonic performs Handel’s Messiah, conducted by Randall Craig Fleischer. Singers under the direction of Cappella Festiva artistic director Christine Howlett; audience invited to participate. 2 p.m. Adults, $25–$50; student rush, $20. Preconcert talk for ticketholders by Leslie Gerber and Maestro Howlett, 1 p.m. Bardavon Box Office, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie: (845) 473-2072; UPAC Box Office, 601 Broadway Kingston: (845) 339-6088.                                   
Ralph T. Waterman Bird Club: Christmas Bird Count, Dutchess County. Contact Herb Thompson: h_thompson@prodigy.net. Leaders and areas covered: Watermanbirdclub.org/records-2/Christmas-bird-club.
Hotchkiss School: Hotchkiss in 50 Objects, an exhibition drawn from the school archives and curated by Joan Baldwin, Curator of Special Collections. Through January 24, 2015. Tremaine Gallery. 11 Interlaken Road, Lakeville, CT (860) 435–4423; hotchkiss.org/arts.
Eckert Fine Art Gallery: The gallery’s regular hours are Saturdays from 10 to 5, or by appointment. 1394 Route 83, Shekomeko village. (518) 771-3300.
MASS MoCA: In Transit: Between Image and Object: through January 4, 2015; Darren Waterston: Uncertain Beauty, through January 2015; The Dying of the Light: Film as Medium and Metaphor, through February 1, 2015. 87 Marshall Way, North Adams, MA. (413) 662-2111.       
Amenia Farmers’ Market: Winter Market indoors at the Amenia Town Hall: Saturdays, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. 4988 Route 22, Amenia. www.ameniafarmersmarket.com.
Carrie Haddad Gallery: Group exhibit: new work by photographers Birgit Blyth, Elliott Kaufman, Anne Arden McDonald, Newbold Bohemia, Robert Hite, Andrew Buck, and Lisa Frank, alongside prints by Anna Collette, Michael Sibilia, Kahn & Selesnick, Jeri Eisenberg, and Lori Van Houten. Through January 25. Opening reception, Saturday, December 20, 6 p.m.–8 p.m. 622 Warren Street, Hudson. (518) 828-1915.
Hudson Opera House: Kwanzaa Festival and Umoja Community Celebration: children’s crafts, candle-lighting ceremony, sharing of the seven principles of Kwanzaa. Guest artists West African drummer Mangue Sylla; Hip Hop Dance with Anthony Molina, and Kuumba Dance & Drum. 3 p.m.–5 p.m. Followed by a light “Karamu” supper by Hazel’s Kitchen and the giving of Zawadi (gifts for children). 327 Warren Street. (518) 822-1438.
NorthEast-Millerton Community Center: Gingerbread House Workshop. 1 p.m.–3 p.m. Free. Spaces limited; registration highly recommended. 51 South Center Street, Millerton. (518) 789-4259.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Bardavon 1869 Opera House: Jim Brickman: On a Winter’s Night, showcasing new music along with holiday favorites and Brickman’s top hits. 3 p.m. $55–$30. Bardavon Box Office, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie: (845) 473-2072; UPAC Box Office, 601 Broadway Kingston: (845) 339-6088. 
Congregational Church of Salisbury: Christmas Angelicus: Music of the season: old and new arrangements of carols and seasonal songs, performed by Chorus Angelicus and Gaudeamus. Meetinghouse, 4 p.m. $40/$25/$10. 30 Main Street. (860) 435-2442.
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: Encore: Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, conducted by James Levine with Johan Reuter, Johan Botha, and Annette Dasch leading a superb international cast. $25. 7 p.m. Composer and librettist Scott Eyerly’s prebroadcast lecture, 10 a.m., $10. 14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 528-0100; www.mahaiwe.org.    
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: Free screening: Frank Capra’s holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life (1946), with James Stewart and Donna Reed. 7 p.m. Composer and librettist Scott Eyerly’s prebroadcast lecture, 10 a.m., $10. 14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 528-0100; www.mahaiwe.org.                                                                                                                                        
Moviehouse, Millerton: Bolshoi Ballet Live from Moscow, in HD: Ballet No. 4: Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. Choreography created for the Bolshoi by Yuri Grigorovich; directed by Vincent Bataillon. $20. 12:55 p.m. 48 Main Street. (518) 789-0022.