Arts outlets and businesses around the region continue to seek a balance as they negotiate reopenings amid the pandemic.
Outdoor Plays Come to RhinebeckThis week the Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck christens its newly installed outdoor stage with Shakespeare’s classic comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” which runs Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7pm through July 18. Socially distanced seating is general admission, with each party able to select their area on a first-come, first-choose basis on the grand lawn, which has been treated for ticks and other pests ( audience members should bring their own blankets or folding chairs; please be respectful of all patrons with height of your chairs; canopies or umbrellas are allowed). Masks are required as you walk from your car to your seating area. There will no concessions stand, so bring a picnic basket with your own food and beverages (bathrooms inside the theater will be available; pets are not admitted). Tickets are $20.
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Ashley Garrett Art on View in Hudson
- Empty Realm by Ashley Garrett, 2019
Woodstock Film Festival Hosts Drive-In Screening
On July 16 at the Greenville Drive-In in Greene County, the Woodstock Film Festival is hosting its first live event since New York State’s easing of the pandemic restrictions: a screening of the 2006 film Diggers starring Paul Rudd, Sarah Paulson, Maura Tierney, and others. “Recalling character-driven period staples like The Last Picture Show, Diner, and Breaking Away,” says the descriptive blurb, “the film’s post-Vietnam and Watergate skepticism relates to the present-day temperament of our country, leavened with a healthy dose of lyricism, tenderness, and humor.” A Q&A with filmmaker Katherine Dieckmann will follow the showing. Gates open at 7:30pm; screening starts at 9pm. Tickets are $15 per person; one-car limit per order. Advance purchase through the Woodstock Film Festival website is recommended.
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