- Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie at Bard College
British Indian author Salman Rushdie won the Booker Prize in 1981 for his second novel, Midnight’s Children. At Bard College’s Fisher Center on September 10 at 7pm, Rushdie and WAMC’s Joe Donohue will discuss the writer’s newest book, Quichotte, which has been described as “as much an homage to an immortal work of literature [Cervantes’s Don Quixote] as it is to the quest for love and family.” Tickets are $38. https://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/salman-rushdie/
Esther Rose in Kingston New Orleans alt-country artist Esther Rose first gained national prominence with the release of her 2017 debut, This Time Last Night, which saw Fader rave that “her voice has a pitched-up June Carter quality, her melodies are simple like Jimmie Rodgers’s, and her tone is reminiscent of bluesy, lovelorn greats like Rex Griffin and Patsy Cline.” Rose plays Boitson’s restaurant in Kingston on September 4 at 8pm in support of her upcoming sophomore record, You Made It This Far. The event is free. http://www.boitsons.com/.
HUMA Dance Performance in New Paltz
Andy Bey in Kingston Legendary pianist and singer Andy Bey is one of the true treasures of jazz, an artist whose unique vocal phrasing and compositional style remain instantly recognizable. On September 6 at 8pm, the Newark, New Jersey-born icon will make a rare, not-to-be-missed appearance at the Senate Garage in Kingston as part of Jazzstock’s ongoing series at the historic Stockade District site. Tickets are $30. https://www.jazzstock.com/
FOOD & DRINK
Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival in Rhinebeck