Calendar

Friday, September 19, 2014

Hotchkiss School: Robert deMaine, virtuoso and Principal Cello with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Mr. deMaine will perform works by Beethoven, Brahms, Villa-Lobos, and Piazzolla, accompanied by Hotchkiss' own Fabio and Gisele Witkowski. 11 Interlaken Road, Lakeville, CT. (860) 435-4423; www.hotchkiss.org.
The Beacon:  4th Wall Theatrical Productions’ in-house improvisational group, Off the Wall. Veteran improv performers from across the Hudson Valley. Friday, September 19: 8 p.m.; Saturday, September 20: Family friendly performance, 7 p.m.; regular performance, 9 p.m. 445 Main Street, Beacon. (845) 226-8099; thebeacontheatre.org.    
The Beacon:  4th Wall Theatrical Productions’ in-house improvisational group, Off the Wall. Veteran improv performers from across the Hudson Valley. Friday, September 19: 8 p.m.; Saturday, September 20: Family friendly performance, 7 p.m.; regular performance, 9 p.m. 445 Main Street, Beacon. (845) 226-8099; thebeacontheatre.org.    
Basilica Hudson: Basilicascope: Weekend Film Festival featuring filmmaker Alex Cox. Friday, September 19–Saturday, September 20. September 19: Straight to Hell Returns (Director’s re-cut), 2010, followed by extended Q&A. 8 p.m. $10 sliding scale at the door. 110 South Front Street, Hudson. (518) 822-1050.
La Puerta Azul: Live music with the Real Men. 8 p.m. 2510 U.S. Route 44, Salt Point. (845) 677-2985; www.lapuertaazul.com.
Morton Memorial Library: Morton Acoustic Night: Pure acoustic music. 8:00 p.m.–10:30 p.m. 82 Kelly Street, Rhinecliff. (845) 876-7007; morton.rhinecliff.lib.ny.us. 
Vassar College: Faculty and Guest Recital: Danielle Farina, viola; Jeewon Park and Anthony Newman, piano. Works by Hummel, Newman, and Schumann. 8 p.m. Skinner Hall of Music. 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie.
Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck: On the Mainstage: Grease, with the Castaway Players Theatre Company. Weekends through Sunday, September 21. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. $26 / $24. 661 Route 308. (845) 876-3080.
Sherman Playhouse: Dividing the Estate by Horton Foote, directed by Katherine Almquist. Sept. 19-Oct. 12. Friday, Saturday, and Sundays. Call (860) 354-3622 for reservations. For more secure reservations online: http://shermanplayers.org/contact.php.
Oblong Books and Music, Rhinebeck: Author event: Vernon Benjamin: "The History of the Hudson Valley from Wilderness to the Civil War,” 7 p.m. 6422 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck. (845) 876-0500.
Noble Horizons: Reflections: Essays on the Wisdom of Years, with photographic portraits by Mary Close. Essays written by area residents. Through October 26. 17 Cobble Road, Salisbury, CT. (860) 435-9851.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Aglet Theatre Company: “Collected Stories,” a staged reading of a play by Pulitzer Prize–winner Donald Margulies, directed by Thomas Gruenewald. $25. 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 7:00 p.m. Dewey Hall: 91 Main Street (west side of Route 7,) Sheffield, MA.  (860) 435-6928; www.aglettheatre.net.    
Aububon Sharon Center: Saturdays in September Birding Walk. 7:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m. Free. Sharon Mountain Road and Route 4, Sharon, CT. Sharon.audubon.org.
Bard College: Longy School of Music of Bard College: Sistema Side by Side Orchestra, conducted by Jorge Soto. 3 p.m. Free. Sosnoff Theater, Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. (845) 758-7900; fishercenter.bard.edu.
Bard College: Concert: The Ten Thousand Things, a grand project initiated by John Cage in 1953. 8 p.m. $30. Theater Two, Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. . (845) 758-7900; fishercenter.bard.edu.
Basilica Hudson: Basilicascope: Weekend Film Festival featuring filmmaker Alex Cox. Friday, September 19–Saturday, September 20. September 20: Walker (1987), followed by extended Q&A; 7 p.m.; $10. Repo Man (1984; 30th anniversary showing); 10 p.m. $10. 110 South Front Street, Hudson. (518) 822-1050.
The Beacon:  4th Wall Theatrical Productions’ in-house improvisational group, Off the Wall. Veteran improv performers from across the Hudson Valley. Saturday, September 20: Family friendly performance, 7 p.m.; regular performance, 9 p.m. 445 Main Street, Beacon. (845) 226-8099; thebeacontheatre.org.
Cornell Cooperative Extension, Dutchess County: Country BBQ and Square Dance. 6 p.m.–9 p.m. Chicken BBQ dinner catered by Fireside BBQ & Grill: 6 p.m.; square dancing: 7 p.m. Advance purchase tickets: adults, $20/children, $15. Farm and Home Center, 2715 U.S. 44, Millbrook. (845) 677-8223; www.ccedutchess.org.
Garden Conservancy: Dutchess and Columbia County Open Day: Garden of Margaret Roach, with plant sale by Broken Arrow Nursery at the garden: $5; 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; 99 Valley View Road Copake Falls, NY. Garden of Ellen and Eric Petersen: $5; 12 p.m.–4 p.m.; 378 Conklin Hill Road, Stanfordville, NY. Gardens at Wethersfield, the Chauncey Depew Stillman estate: $5; 10 a.m.– 4 p.m.; 214 Pugsley Hill Road, Amenia. www.gardenconservancy.org.
La Puerta Azul: Live music with Dan Brother Band. 8 p.m. 2510 U.S. Route 44, Salt Point. (845) 677-2985; www.lapuertaazul.com.