- Huson artist Reggie Madison's work appears in "Jewel the Wound."
Early October is a veritable cornucopia of intriguing arts occurrences. Savor this serving of several socially distanced in-person and live-streaming picks.
“Jewel the Wound” Group Show in Hudson | through November 6
“Jewel the Wound,” a newly opened group art show in Hudson, features works by over 25 Hudson Valley artists and centers on themes of injustice amid the pandemic. The show, which runs through November 6, will be presented in-person at the Hudson Milliner Art Salon and virtually at Hudson Art Fair, an online gallery created at the beginning of the pandemic for collectors and art-lovers to view and purchase artwork directly from Hudson’s artists and in support of local charities.
Greenville Drive-In Screens 2040 | October 8
On October 8 at 6pm, for the fourth and final installment of Basilica Hudson’s outdoor Non-Fiction Screening Series, the Greenville Drive-In in Greenville will present filmmaker Damon Gameau’s inspiring and imaginative documentary 2040. In the film, Gameau embarks on a journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream. The screening is free, but a donation of $15 per car is requested.
Play by Rhinebeck’s Richard Nelson Online Now | through November 5
Rhinebeck playwright Richard Nelson has gained widespread acclaim for his series of plays about a dysfunctional local family called the Apples. The continuum includes “That Hopey Changey Thing” (2010), “Sweet and Sad” (2011), “Sorry” (2012), “Regular Singing” (2013), “What Do We Need to Talk About?” (April 2020), “And So We Came Forth” (July 2020), and the latest—and according the author, last—story concerning the Apples, “Incidental Moments of the Day,” which premiered on September 10. Right now, “Incidental Moments of the Day” is streaming online via YouTube and at Theapplefamilyplays.com, with donations to theater groups encouraged.
Lois Dodds and Shara Hughes Show Art in Beacon | through October 25
- Ready to March by Shara Hughes
Parts & Labor gallery in Beacon is currently featuring Lois Dodd and Shara Hughes, an exhibition featuring recent paintings by contemporary artist Shara Hughes alongside a selection of paintings by Lois Dodd dating from 1966 to 1988. In keeping with Parts & Labor Beacon’s mission, this show, which began with a meeting between the two artists arranged by the gallery in spring of 2019, envelops the spirit of cross-generational exchange of like-minded approach.
“True Love Will Find You in the End” at Denizen Theatre | October 8-18
- Neil LaBute
Denizen Theatre in New Paltz will reopen this month from its quarantine slumber with the world premiere of Neil LaBute’s (“In the Company of Men,” “Some Velvet Morning”) new play, “True Will Find You in the End,” which will run October 8-18, Thursdays through Saturdays (6pm and 8pm) and on Sundays (2pm and 4pm). “True Love Will Find You in the End,” which takes its name from a song by eccentric singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston, “is about marriage and divorce; passion and obsession; and how love can find you in even the most extraordinary circumstances.” The play will be livestreamed (no live actors will be present) to socially distanced audiences of eight viewers per performance. Tickets are $75.
Jazz Forum Presents Virtual Concert by Jason Miles| October 9
Supporters of Tarrytown venue the Jazz Forum can help sustain the music on October 9 at 7:30pm by experiencing a virtual concert by keyboardist Jason Miles. Presented by River Spirit Music, “The Extraordinary Journey of Jason Miles: A Musical Biography” is a 360-shot solo musical performance by Miles enhanced with colorful anecdotes about his professional and personal relationships with music legends like Miles Davis, Luther Vandross, Sting, Roberta Flack, Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, George Benson, Michael Jackson, David Sanborn, and Vanessa Williams. Ticket contribution packages range from $5 to $100.
Green Kill Gallery Streams “Finding North” | October 9
On October 9 at 8pm, Kingston’s Green Kill gallery will broadcast via its YouTube channel “Finding North” featuring musician and playwright David Gonzalez and storyteller Daniel Carleton. “‘Finding North’ is a one-man play drawn from historical research and oral histories that brings to the stage powerful stories of the yearning, sacrifices and dreams of the African-American Underground Railroad hero John P. Parker, as well as contemporary American immigrants,” explains Gonzalez. “‘Finding North’ is an exploration and celebration of the continuing quest for freedom in America.” Donations to view the show will be accepted via Eventbrite (there is a $1 minimum donation).
Outdoor Dinner in Marlboro Accompanied by Danny McCaslin | October 10
With its beautiful, spacious, outdoor, waterfall-adjacent patio, the Falcon in Marlboro is a fantastic spot to enjoy a meal. The establishment’s menu includes such tasty starters as chips and queso, baskets of French fries or sweet potato fries, and hummus with flatbread. Sandwich specialties include the eight-ounce Falcon Burger, the vegan Beyond Burger, and the German knockwurst. Also served are a variety of pizzas and salads. Oh, and by the way, on October 10 at 7pm, saxophonist Danny McCaslin, whose group backed David Bowie on his final album, Blackstar, and some friends will provide the night’s live dining soundtrack. (Donation requested).