Bindlestiff returns to Helsinki Hudson on January 13 for the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Winter Cabaret (for grown-ups only!), a Hudson Valley extension of their 16-year winter cabaret tradition in New York City. Expect aerial rope acts, contortion, sword swallowing, juggling, physical comedy, burlesque and boylesque, and oddball novelty turns, all set to live music. Internationally acclaimed physical comedian Rob Torres, fresh from his year as the Big Apple Circus' featured clown, and the velvet-voiced Diamond Redd, a channeler of Cab Calloway and the Harlem Renaissance, will also perform. Bindelstiff regulars Mr. Pennygaff and Ringmistress Philomena emcee the evening. $20/$15. (518) 828-4800; www.helsinkihudson.com.
- Juggler Jen Slaw