Calendar

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Live music
Bard College: SummerScape Spiegeltent: Heatin’ Up the Hudson with trombonist Chris Washburne and his group SYOTOS, with guest André Mehmari: Afro-Latin jazz. 8:30 p.m. $25–$65. (845) 758-7900; fishercenter.bard.edu.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Opera
Bard College: Bard SummerScape: American Symphony Orchestra performs Ethyl Smyth’s opera The Wreckers. Conducted by Leon Botstein. Fridays, July 24 and July 31: 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, July 26 and August 2, 2:00 p.m.; Wednesday, July 29, 2:00 p.m. Opera talk, Sunday, July 26, 12:00 p.m. $25–$125. Sosnoff Theater, Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. (845) 758-7900; fishercenter.bard.edu.    
Book event
Hotchkiss Library of Sharon: 19th Annual Sharon Summer Book Signing, featuring 30 authors and illustrators. 6 p.m.– 8 p.m. $30. Preceded by a free children’s book signing, 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.; first 30 children will receive the gift of a paperback book. (860) 364-5041; www.hotchkisslibrary.org.
Live music
Bard College: SummerScape Spiegeltent Cabaret: Singer-songwriter Eisa Davis. 8:30 p.m. $25–$65. (845) 758-7900; fishercenter.bard.edu.    
Live music
Bard College: SummerScape Spiegeltent: AfterHours: DJ JD Samson. Friday, July 31, and Saturday, August 1. 10 p.m.–12:30 a.m. $12, or free with a ticket to another same-day SummerScape performance. Mature audiences only. No one under age 18 admitted. (845) 758-7900; fishercenter.bard.edu.
Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
Dodd’s Farm, Hillsdale: Falcon Ridge Folk Festival: More than 40 acts on four stages. Dance tent, craft village, song swaps, comedy, family activities tent, emerging artists showcase, workshops, on-site camping. Friday, July 31, through Sunday, August 2. Rain or shine. No pets. Ticket prices online. 44 County Route 7D. (860) 364-0366; www.FalconRidgeFolk.com.
Theater
Vassar College: Powerhouse Theater Readings Festival: White Noise, White Light. 7:30 p.m. Susan Stein Shiva Theater. (845) 437-5599; powerhouse.vassar.edu.
Theater
Vassar College: Powerhouse Theater Musical Workshops: Noir, a lush and mysterious new musical inspired by radio plays and classic film noir.” Music by Duncan Sheik, book by Kyle Jarrow; directed by Rachel Chavkin. Friday, July 31, and Saturday, August 1: 8 p.m.; Sunday, August 2: 2 p.m., 7 p.m. $30, Martel Theater. (845) 437-5599; powerhouse.vassar.edu.
Wassaic Annual Summer Festival
Wassaic Project: Annual Summer Festival celebrating art, film, music and dance in tandem with the local community, featuring the Wassaic Project's annual summer exhibition, Deep End. Works by moe than 65 artists (a majority of whom have participated in Wassaic residency programs). Live music by more than 15 bands; dance performances; short- and feature-film screenings. Friday, July 31, through Sunday, August 2. Maxon Mills Building, off Route 22, Wassaic. wassaicproject.org/festival.    

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Live music
Bard College: SummerScape Spiegeltent Cabaret: Feminist punk icon Kathleen Hanna leads The Julie Ruin: “loud, playful, intelligent, dance-floor music.” 8:30 p.m. $25–$65. (845) 758-7900; fishercenter.bard.edu.
Concert
Music Mountain: Sharon Playhouse personnel present an evening of song: Broadway at Music Mountain. 8 p.m.  Pre-concert dinner at Falls Village Inn, 5 p.m. Dinner and concert, $65. Concert only, $30, $27 in advance; ages 5–18 accompanying ticketholder, free. Music Mountain Road, Falls Village, CT. www.musicmountain.org.    
Musical Workshops
Vassar College: Powerhouse Theater Musical Workshops: Noir, a lush and mysterious new musical inspired by radio plays and classic film noir.” Music by Duncan Sheik, book by Kyle Jarrow; directed by Rachel Chavkin. Friday, July 31, and Saturday, August 1: 8 p.m.; Sunday, August 2: 2 p.m., 7 p.m. $30, Martel Theater. (845) 437-5599; powerhouse.vassar.edu.    
Art exhibit
Carrie Haddad Gallery: Abstraction: Adam Cohen, Elizabeth Coyne, Donise English, and Chris Duncan. Photo Exhibit Upstairs: Nick Simpson. Through August 23. 622 Warren Street, Hudson. (518) 828-1915.
Photography event
Bard College: Adrift: Photographs by Carolyn Marks Blackwood presented as part of SummerScape. Large-scale images inspired by the Hudson River. Weis Atrium, LUMA Theater, Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. Daily, 12 p.m.–6 p.m. Through August 17. Annandale Road. (845) 758-7412.    

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Concert
Music Mountain: Penderecki String Quartet; guest artist Matt Haimovitz, cello. Music of Bach, Beethoven, and Schubert. 3 p.m. $35, $30 in advance; ages 5–18 accompanying ticketholder, free. Music Mountain Road, Falls Village, CT. www.musicmountain.org.
Musical Workshop
Vassar College: Powerhouse Theater Musical Workshops: Noir, a lush and mysterious new musical inspired by radio plays and classic film noir.” Music by Duncan Sheik, book by Kyle Jarrow; directed by Rachel Chavkin.  2 p.m., 7 p.m. $30, Martel Theater. (845) 437-5599; powerhouse.vassar.edu.    
Opera
Bard College: Bard SummerScape: American Symphony Orchestra performs Ethyl Smyth’s opera The Wreckers. Conducted by Leon Botstein. 2:00 p.m. $25–$125. Sosnoff Theater, Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. (845) 758-7900; fishercenter.bard.edu.    

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Curator’s Gallery Talk
Vassar College: Curator’s Gallery Talk, with Mary-Kay Lombino: The Twentieth-Century Galleries. 12 p.m. Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. (845) 437-5237; fllac.vassar.edu.    

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Live music
Bard College: Spiegeltent: Total Tango in the Spiegeltent; An Evening of Dance and Performance with Maestros Gustavo Naviera and Giselle Anne, artists associated with the global revival of Argentine Tango. Followed by music provided by tango musician Joe Powers and DJ Ilene Marder. Doors open at 6 p.m.; performance and instruction, 6:30 p.m. Dancing until 11 p.m. $25–$65. (845) 758-7900; fishercenter.bard.edu.
Open mic
La Puerta Azul: Open Mic Night every Thursday. 8 p.m. 2510 U.S. Route 44, Salt Point. (845) 677-2985; www.lapuertaazul.com.