Established in Brooklyn circa 1995 and based in Hudson since 2006, the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus is led by performers Stephanie Rousseau and Keith Nelson, who corral a quirky, colorful cornucopia of clowns, acrobats, musicians, magicians, and cabaret, vaudeville, burlesque, and sideshow artists. Each winter, the circus presents a changing, dynamic roster of visiting acts over four shows at their hometown venue Club Helsinki. Rooted in New York's Downtown club and performance art scene, the Bindlestiffs are renowned for their risqué programming—yet each winter's residency also includes a family-geared Sunday matinee. January 20, February 17, March 17; family matinee on March 18. (518) 828-4800.