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5 Things to Do this Week in the Hudson Valley

Week of November 14-20

Last Updated: 11/16/2022 4:55 pm
Juma Sultan's Aboriginal Music Society plays the Falcon in Marlboro November 17.
  • Juma Sultan's Aboriginal Music Society plays the Falcon in Marlboro November 17.

Juma Sultan’s Aboriginal Music Society

November 17 at the Falcon

Jazz percussionist, occasional bassist, and local legend Juma Sultan is known best for his performance with Jimi Hendrix at the Woodstock Festival in 1969. But Sultan was a key musical figure well before that landmark event, playing a crucial role in the New York free jazz loft scene earlier in the decade and founding his ever-changing Aboriginal Music Society collective in 1968. He recently resurrected the ABS project as a nine-piece band for live appearances, one of which is this night at the Falcon. (Tim Berne and Greg Belisle-Chi jam November 6; Richard Lloyd’s Television tunes in November 9.) 7pm. Donation requested. Marlboro.

The Weight Band | Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams

November 18 at Bardavon

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Well, here’s a solid bill that you can’t go wrong with. Performing the classic songs of The Band is the Weight Band, led by guitar great Jim Weider, a 15-year member of The Band and a long-serving player of the Levon Helm Band; sharing the stage of the Bardavon with Weider and crew for the occasion are two of the guitarist’s most famous fellow Helm collaborators, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Larry Campbell and singer-guitarist Teresa Williams. For a Thanksgiving-season, heart-and-hearth-warming Hudson Valley gathering, it gets no more appropriate. (The Hudson Valley Philharmonic plays a live soundtrack for Voices of Light (The Passion of Joan of Arc) November 6.) 8pm $29. Poughkeepsie.


November 18 at Bearsville Theater

This one’s for the dancers. Brooklyn disco-rock band !!! (pronounced “Chk Chk Chk”; the name was inspired by the clicking sounds made in the Jul’hoan language spoken by the San people of South Africa, in which an exclamation point refers to a “chk” sound) was formed in Sacramento, California, in 1996 by hardcore vocalist Nic Offer. The group’s booty-bustin’ sound fuses funky bass and house beats with synth-y soul, electronica, ’80s new wave pop, and indie rock. The unit shakes up the Bearsville Theater on November 18 at 7:30pm. $25, $30. Bearsvilletheater.com

“Presence of Light”

November 19 at the Old Dutch Church

The Erick Hawkins Dance Company carries on the legacy of Erick Hawkins (1909-1994), a leading modern-dance choreographer and dancer who pioneered movement theory. “Presence of Light,” performed in the spectacular sanctuary of Kingston’s Old Dutch Church, will consist of five dance pieces with accompaniment from pianist Anton Fine.

Hudson Valley Hullabaloo

November 19-20 at the Andy Murphy Recreation Center

A carefully curated selection of craftspeople selling their work, Hudson Valley Hullabaloo returns to the Andy Murphy Rec Center in Kingston for another year of handmade objects and holiday fun. Shop here for high-quality craft direct from local Hudson Valley artisans, such as Catskill Glassworks, L&M Studio, and Rural Modernist.

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