Ten Things to do in February
NOUS – A Musical Rite
Nous is an experimental music project exploring ritual and spontaneity within music. The impulse came after multi-instrumentalist Christopher Bono finished his latest full-length orchestral work, Bardo, to be released in 2014. After spending nearly two years working on the score and studio recording, Bono was driven to experience and investigate new and completely different approaches to musical creation. Featuring Christopher Bono, Greg Fox, Shahzad Ismaily, Thor Harris and Grey Mcmurray. With Special Guests Clarice Jensen, Caleb Burhans, Laura Lutzke, Alex Sopp, Imago, and Laraaji & Arji. This is the first public performance. Doors open at 7pm for ambient pre-show. Tickets $15 in advance. $20 at the door. At 518.822.1050 or www.basilicahudson.com. Produced by Our Silent Canvas. This event will take place on Saturday, February 1 at 8:00 pm the Basilica Hudson in Hudson.
Good Fight Herb Co. – Seminar
Herbalist and founder of Good Fight Herb Co., Lauren Giambrone, will be teaching a seminar on herbal medicines at Verdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar on Saturday, February 1st. Giambrone has studied at the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine and apprenticed with 7Song. The class runs from 5 – 7 pm and costs $10.00 per person. Reservations are required. A discount of 15% on all Good Fight Herbs will be included in the price of admission. Call 518.828.3139 or e-mail VerdigrisTea@gmail.com.
Support STRIDE’s Wounded Warrior
A dinner sponsored by the Knights of Columbus will be held on Saturday, February 8 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the St. John the Baptist Church in Valatie. Take-outs available . Tickets are $10.00 for adults and children under 12 are $7.00. Call Frank at 784-2235 for reservations. Proceeds benefit “STRIDE” to support Adaptive Sports Programs for Wounded Soldiers. For more information about STRIDE Adaptive Sports, visit their website at www.stride.org.
Wine Tasting Anyone!
Valentine’s Weekend bring your sweetie to the Hudson-Chatham Winery on the 14th, 15th or 16th and get a 2 for 1 tasting. They will have specials on artisanal cheeses and locally made chocolates so you can start at the winery and then continue the celebration at home or a local restaurant in Columbia County. For more information about the Hudson-Chatham Winery call 518-392-9463 or visit their website at www.hudson-chathamwinery.com.
On Saturday, February 15 at 7:00 pm at the Hudson Opera House, The Crossroads Project fuses art and science to examine the Earth’s changing climate. At the center of the project is a multi-media concert featuring the Frey Street Quartet performing a newly commissioned work by Laura Kaminsky as well as works by Haydn and Janacek, interwoven with live commentary by physicist Dr. Robert Davies to explore mankind’s impact on the climate and how society might respond. Admission is $25/adults, $20/HOH members. For more information call 518-822-1438 or visit their website at www.hudsonoperahouse.org.
Spencer Day in Concert
One Night Only! Spencer Day in Concert at Stageworks/Hudson on Saturday, February 15 at 8:30 pm. Share a romantic evening with a loved one, a close friend, or dare to go dateless and meet someone new! Complimentary chocolates and Prosecco reception after the show. Singer/songwriter Spencer Day will perform his original music, as well as heart-themed favorites. Incorporating classic jazz, pop, soul, folk and the influences of composers ranging from Cole Porter and George Gershwin to Roy Orbison and Joni Mitchell to Dusty Springfield and Amy Winehouse, Spencer has fashioned a fascinating hybrid vibe. Admission is $20/general. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 518-822-9667 or visit their website at www.stageworkshudson.org.
17th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count
On February 16th at 9:00 am at Ooms Conservation area at Sutherland Pond – Main Parking Area – 480 Rock City Rd in Chatham. Join fellow birders, a local birding expert, and CLC staff as we all become citizen scientists for the morning. We will identify and count birds at feeders, and collect data for a nation-wide survey. We’ll have binoculars and bird guides, but bring your own if you have them. Please, make sure you have plenty of layers and warm clothing. For more information on the Columbia Land Conservancy, visit their website at www.clctrust.org.
Winter Wonderland Family Fun Day
Feeling like you and your family need to get out, stop by The Greens at Copake Country Club are having a Winter Wonderland Family Fun Day on Sunday, February 16 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. There will be live music, kids games, hot cocoa for the kids and hot toddies for the adults. There will also be prizes. Come out to Copake with your family for an afternoon of fun. For more information about The Greens at Copake Country Club visit their website at www.copakecountryclub.com.
Aoife O’Donovan @ Helsinki Hudson
On Saturday, February 22 at 8:00 pm, Helsinki Hudson presents singer-songwriter Aoife O’Donovan who brings her rootsy folk-pop to Hudson. O’Donovan returns to Helsinki Hudson after kicking off a whirlwind summer tour here last June. From Helsinki Hudson, O’Donovan went to perform at festival stages and such esteemed venues as Tanglewood and the Grand Ole Opry. For more information or tickets, call 518-828-4800 or visit their website at www.helsinkihudson.com.
A Haunting at the Vanderbilt House
On Saturday, February 22, 2014 there will be a Haunting at the Vanderbilt House: Spooky stories brought to life. Based on stories in Catskills by Lisa LaMonica/The History Press; author booksigning included. Performance by the Murder Café Players. There will be local tales of treachery, legends and lore staged by the ghoulish characters. Three course dinner, live music and atmosphere by the Vanderbilt House. Cost is $50/pp (excluding tax and gratuity). Doors open at 6:30 pm. Dinner and show at 7:00 pm. It will be a night you won’t soon forget. Reservations are required and seating is limited to 80 people.For more information contact the Vanderbilt House at 518-672-9993.
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