March 11, 12, 13. With beginnings in 2003, the Woodstock Goddess Festival is a three-day celebration of dance, music, and poetry that also happens to raise much-needed funds for Family of Woodstock’s battered women’s shelter. The first-named component of this commendably female-centric event is heavy on the ancient art of belly dance (Twisted Tassels, Barushka, Bard Belly Dance Troupe, Elizabeth Muise, others), while the latter element is served by a poetry slam emceed by Chronogram
’s own Phillip Levine. In between there’s plenty of local music from Mamalama, Hemingway’s Cat, Wet Paint, Peggy Atwood, Half Naked, Fre Atlast, and more. A great time for a great cause. 7pm. $12. Kingston, Saugerties, Woodstock. See website or call for venues and schedule.
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