Pat Benatar, 'Annie Get Your Gun' top weekend events in the Hudson Valley
An icon from MTV’s golden age is among this weekend’s top entertainment events in the Hudson Valley.
Friday: Fred Eaglesmith at Emelin Theatre
Singer-songwriter Fred Eaglesmith has been delivering award-winning, alt-infused bluegrass for more than three decades. He also has earned cred among Hollywood’s heavy hitters: Martin Scorsese and James Caan have turned to the Ontario native’s songs for use in their films. And Eaglesmith’s music isn’t the only eclectic thing about him: To get to his tour stops in Mamaroneck and beyond, he and his Traveling Steam Show are riding a converted school bus and RV that run on not just gas, but also cooking oil that his crew is salvaging from restaurants and diners along his tour route.
When: 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25
Info: Emelin Theatre, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck; 914-698-0098; www.emelin.org; $15-$24 in advance; $33 day of show
Saturday: Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo at The Capitol Theatre
Pat Benatar was one of the first breakout stars of MTV, back when the fledgling network was truly Music Television. With six platinum and four gold albums to her name, Benatar also was a pioneer for women in rock, belting out power vocals on hits like “Heartbreaker,” “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” “Shadows of the Night” and “Love Is A Battlefield.” And from 1980 to 1983, she demonstrated quality and quantity with an unprecedented four consecutive Grammy Awards in the Best Rock Vocal Performance category for women. She’ll be performing at The Cap and other stops on her 2013 tour with her longtime guitarist, Neil Giraldo — who also happens to be her husband. Nashville-based country artist Brynn Marie will open the show.
When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26
Info: The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester; 914-934-9362; www.thecapitoltheatre.com; $50-$90, must be 18 or older to attend
Friday-Sunday: "Annie Get Your Gun" at The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck
Not every duel in the Wild West ended with a shootout, as the fictionalized Annie Oakley and Frank Butler prove in the Irving Berlin-infused musical “Annie Get Your Gun.” A traveling sharpshooter who’s secure in being rough around the edges, Oakley finds a friendly nemesis in Butler, who’s just as stubborn and perhaps a bit threatened by her prowess — as evidenced by their back-and-forth in “Anything You Can Do.” Directed by Andy Weintraub, this CENTERstage production stars Cate Olson, Dean Temple, Russ Austin, Jennifer LaFalce, Michael Prezioso, Joycelyn Driscoll, Jim Canning, Steve Swenson, Barbara Melzer, Kevin McCarthy, Tessa Fountain, Maya Schubert and Jonah Carleton. And because “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” they’ll be putting on the show in Rhinebeck through Feb. 17.
When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25-26; 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27; additional performances through Feb. 17
Info: The Center for Performing Arts, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck; 845-876-3080; www.centerforperformingarts.org; $24-$26