Rusted Root, Shakespeare top weekend events in Hudson Valley
If you're looking to escape this week's post-election chatter, here are some great music and theater events happening this weekend in the Hudson Valley.
Saturday and Sunday: 'The Taming of the Shrew' at Emelin Theatre
Whether it’s “10 Things I Hate About You” or “Kiss Me Kate,” William Shakespeare’s classic comedy “The Taming of the Shrew” has taken many forms over the last 500 some-odd years. Part of its success may be tied to its comical take on the battle of the sexes: Bianca, a beautiful woman of means, is eligible for marriage, but cannot be courted until her witty but temperamental older sister, Katherina, gets hitched. Enter Petruchio, who’s hired by suitors in an attempt to “tame” Katherina. Antics ensue en route to an unusual happily-ever-after.
When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10; 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11
Info: Emelin Theatre, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck; 914-698-0098; www.emelin.org; $44 for adults, $22 for students
Sunday: Hudson Valley Artists Hurricane Sandy Relief Concert at Bearsville Theater
The nonprofit group Hudson Valley Artists, who assembled last year to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Irene, have returned to help fundraise for regional residents who endured the worst of Hurricane Sandy. With mainstage performances by Danny Louis of Gov’t Mule, Phelonious Phunk and Five Points Band, this fundraiser will benefit the Red Cross’ New York chapter and other charities. Among the special guests scheduled to appear are Lovin’ Spoonful front man John Sebastian and “Mother Mother” singer-songwriter Tracy Bonham. Acoustic performances and an auction begin at 6 p.m., with mainstage performances kicking off at 7.
When: 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11
Info: Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St., Woodstock; 845-679-4406; www.bearsvilletheater.com; $20 in advance, $25 at the door; additional donations encouraged