As summer leaves us, events still abound in the Hudson Valley. Here’s this week’s roundup.
“The Earl Show” at TSL | now through October 4The art of the late Earl Swanigan—known to most Hudson residents as, simply, Earl—is synonymous with the Columbia County city he called home. Until he passed in January, Earl was constantly churning out paintings could be always be found around town, hocking his colorful outsider works on sidewalks and in parks, even bars. Many of his them now hang in Hudson homes and businesses and are scattered throughout the world, in the collections of the vacationers who bought them. Now through October 4, TSL Hudson will be offering guided gallery tours of “The Earl Show,” an exhibit of his art. Reservations are required.
“Masking Identities” at MAD Gallery | now through September 30
“CREATE: Moving Pictures” Fundraiser at Greenville Drive-In | September 17O
"Illuminate: Works on Paper by Meg Hitchcock" at Garrison Art Center | September 19-November 8
KJ Denhert at Unison | September 19
Singer-songwriter KJ Denhert is a fixture of the local music scene who has been bringing her brand of jazzy folk to area stages and held down a long-running residency in New York’s West Village. On September 19 at 5pm, she’ll perform with her quartet in the outdoor sculpture garden of Unison Arts in New Paltz (rain date: September 20). Tickets are $20.
June Millington at Mass MoCA | September 19
Cofounded by guitarist and singer June Millington, 1960s/’70s hard rock outfit Fanny was one of the first all-female rock bands to sign with a major label. Among their staunchest fans was David Bowie, who called them “extraordinary…one of the [finest] rock bands of their time.” Still rocking hard all these years later, the pioneering Millington comes to Mass MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts, on September 19 for sets at 7:30pm and 9:30pm in the arts center’s outdoor Courtyard D. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 day of show.
Jim Campilongo Trio at the Falcon | September 19
New York guitar great Jim Campilongo has appeared on dozens of recordings; is the lead guitarist duties of the Little Willies (with Norah Jones); and made repeat appearances on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “Later with Jools Holland,” and BBC’s “Abbey Road Sessions.” He brings his trio to augment the atmosphere of the Falcon’s outdoor dining courtyard in Marlboro on September 19 at 6:30pm. Audience members must be seated to enjoy a meal during the performance. Donation requested.
“American Son” at Rhinebeck Center for the Performing Arts | September 19, 20, 26
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