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Saturday, November 1, 2014
Shaker Museum presents
In the Midst of Eternity: The North Family Cemetery
12:30-1:00 p.m.
Shaker Museum, 202 Shaker Road New, New Lebanon, NY 12136, 518-794-9100
Cost: $10 | Free for Museum Members | RSVP: werchak@shakerml.org
“The idea of keeping in mind, from generation to generation, the spot where the body was deposited,” was, according to an 1886 sermon, preposterous to North Family Elder Frederick Evans and other Shakers. Instead, Elder Frederick suggested the simple planting of a tree. Still, the Shakers at times did mark the graves of the departed and their views on life and death were not necessarily static. This walking tour provides the context for the North Family Shakers’ Cemetery and Memorial, one of the many cemeteries at Mount Lebanon, and still owned by the Shakers today.

Calpulli Mexican Dance invites you to its
Dia De Los Muertos PERFORMANCE
2:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Aaron Davis Hall at City College Center for the Arts, 160 Convent Ave., New York, NY 10031
Information and tickets: www.adhatccny.org, 212-650-6900
Admission: $50, $35, $25
Get the Calpulli Fiesta Ticket and join the party beginning at 5:30 p.m. on November 1st. The celebration includes wine and light appetizers. The $50 ticket also includes an orchestra seat at one of the performances.
Calpulli Mexican Dance Company makes its debut at the Aaron Davis Hall in West Harlem with an emotive program themed and named Dia de los muertos (the Day of the Dead), evoking the unending relationship between the living and the departed with music and dance that transcend. Passionate live music, comical characters, amazing dance, and larger-than-life surprises for all ages. The Company of 16 dancers and core of musicians will mesmerize audiences with a story of joy and eternal love.

Caffè Lena presents
Bob Warren Band
4:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18, Member $16, Child and Student $9
Buy tickets online
Singer-songwriter Bob Warren has a special genius for assembling crowd-pleasing bands and keeping them busy with a steady supply of immediately appealing, 1960s-influenced original songs. His melodic, uplifting soft rock and soul music has made him a perennial favorite in the Capital District. Bob on guitar and lead vocals, Don Warren electric guitar, Tony Markellis bass, Danny drums, and Mitch keyboards.

Café Veritas presents
Aztec Two Step with opener Miles Wide
7:30 p.m.
Café Veritas, First Unitarian Church, 220 Winton Road South, Rochester, New York 14610
Ticket prices: $18 general admission, $10 students with ID, and children under 12 are free.
For tickets and more information, visit www.cafeveritas.org
Renowned folk-rock duo Aztec Two-Step, discovered in 1971 playing open-air in Central Park NYC, burst on the scene with their 1972 self-titled debut on Elektra Records. That, and their next three albums on RCA, established them as staples of progressive rock and college radio, and had them touring throughout the US, playing college campuses and arenas as well as the stages of Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Helping to usher the music of the 1960s into the ‘70s and beyond, Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman have spent a lifetime making music together as the folk-rock duo that takes its name from a poem by beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Still defined by intelligent songwriting, dazzling acoustic lead guitar and inspiring two-part harmonies, Aztec Two-Step continues to be one of acoustic music’s most respected and enduring acts. To commemorate their 40th Anniversary year, early 2012 brought the official release of Fowler and Shulman’s studio CD Cause & Effect (Red Engine Records), a stunning collection of songs of social significance.
Opening for Aztec Two-Step is local group Miles Wide. An amalgamation of rock, folk, and alternative, Miles Wide’s vocal style soars through cityscapes and over vast wilderness, colorfully breathing powerful emotion into stories of life, love, and loss. With a tone reminiscent of artists like Dispatch, Mason Jennings, and the Avett Brothers, front man Kyle Donovan twists genres and styles together to create a sonic fabric of beautiful rock. Lauren Mettler’s voice captivates her listeners with a down-home accessibility. Her songwriting is diverse with a blend of bluegrass, folk, and jazz. After years spent in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, Kyle Donovan recently returned to his hometown of Rochester, NY and released
Moon Howls.

Flushing Town Hall presents
Kesivan and the Lights
7:30 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: Free with RSVP Online
Kesivan Naidoo is a drummer, composer and leader of an exciting new generation of Cape jazz performers. Naidoo and his fiery quintet shine in every jazz style whether they are playing a soulful ballad, an innovative new composition, or covering a quirky Ornette Coleman tune. In celebration of Queens College Year of South Africa.

The Town Hall presents
ALONDRA DE LA PARRA & THE POA: DAY OF THE DEAD
8:00 p.m.
The Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036
Tickets: $45-$65 Available online
Mexican-American conductor ALONDRA DE LA PARRA and her PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA OF THE AMERICAS return to NYC in a unique concert to perform a repertoire honoring late Mexican composers, as featured on the Orchestra&s platinum albums Alma Mexicana and Travieso Carmesi. De La Parra’s skillful execution embraces the warmth of ranchero music with hints of bolero. Mexican classics such as “Amaneci otra vez,” “Cielito Lindo” and “Solamente una vez” are vernacular songs performed with both elegance and seduction under de la Parra’s direction. De La Parra will be joined onstage by latin pop sensation Natalia Lafourcade.

Alwan for the Arts announces
Musical Performance: Navid Kandelousi in Concert
8-11 p.m.
Alwan for the Arts, 16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor (between Broad St. and Broadway) New York, NY 10004
For more information, contact: Sophie Couche at (646) 732-3261, sophie.couche@gmail.com
Tickets: $20 General | $15 for Students, Seniors, Members
Join Alwan for the Arts in celebrating the astounding musical talents of Navid Kandelousi, a highly accomplished musician who will be performing a repertoire of Western classical and traditional Persian music on the Kamanchah and Taar. Patrick McGuire, Jeremy Smith, Ava Nazar and Pirus Partov from the Juilliard School of Music will also be accompanying Kandelousi in this concert that is not to be missed.
Navid Kandelousi: Kamanchah and Taar
Patrick McGuire: Cello
Jeremy Smith: Percussion
Ava Nazar: Piano
Piruz Partov: Bass

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
STEVE FORBERT Band
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $35 advance/$40 at the door
When Steve Forbert’s “Romeo’s Tune” hit the top 20 in the ’70s, critics compared him to Dylan and Springsteen. With a Grammy nomination in 2004, Forbert continues to capture his audiences with what Rolling Stone calls his “palpable rapport.”

November 1 and November 2, 2014
Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders presents
Day of the Dead
Tribute to María Félix and Octavio Paz
Celebrating their life and legacy on the 100th Anniversary of their birth

Save the Date!
November 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
November 2 from 1-6 p.m.
Download schedule
St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery, 131 E 10th St. (at Second Ave.), New York, NY 10003
Free event and open to the public
Information: (212) 587-3070, info@manoamano.us
Join us for our annual Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) celebration in New York City.The tradition is rooted in the native Mexican belief that life on earth is a preparation for the next world and of the importance of maintaining a strong relationship to the dead. We invite you to come and remember your own departed loved-ones and bring copies of photographs, candles, and marigold flowers to adorn our community Altar throughout the celebration.

Saturday November 1
Altar building and offering from 10 to 12 p.m.
Join us the Procession for the Innocents in remembrance of the victims of injustice leaving from Union Square at 2 p.m.
Sunday, November 2
Special presentation by Ariles de Nueva York as part of the Fandango in Honor of All the Dead, which will be held simultaneously this weekend in cities around the world.
Stay for a poetry reading followed by the closing with Mariachi music.

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Sunday, November 2, 2014
City Lore announces
The 11th Annual Brevitas Festival of the Short Poem
2-5 p.m.
Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, New York, New York 10012
Tickets: $10 admission includes a complimentary copy of brevitas 11•anthology 2014. Flash Rosenberg, cartoonist and poet, will host the 11th Annual brevitas Festival of the Short Poem, with spoken word performances from an eclectic group of committed writers, including Dorothy Friedman August, Bob Holman, Ron Kolm, Tsaurah Litzky, Hal Sirowitz, Juanita Torrence-Thompson, Alicia Vasquez and Angelo Verga + a Short Poem Open Mic for guests. brevitas is a community of invited poets who email one or two original poems (14 lines max) to the group on the first and 15th of each month. Cofounders Jim Pignetti and Steve Zeitlin (founder of City Lore) launched brevitas 11 years ago for a small coterie of poet friends. The group has now evolved into a powerful incubator of poetry.

The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Community Sing and Maritime Showcase
2 p.m.
Co-sponsored with and at the John Street Church, 44 John St. (east of Broadway and one block south of and parallel to Fulton).
Info: 212-957-8386
Suggested donation, $5 or more (child, $2), pay at the door
An open Community Sing with a lot of singalongs. Some snacks are provided and please bring something to share. (no alcohol please).

Staten Island Arts announces
Staten Island Seisiún
2-5 p.m.
Flagship Brewery, 40 Minthorne St., Staten Island, NY 10301
Questions: 718-447-3329
We are back at the Flagship Brewing Company for the Staten Island Seisiún, a monthly traditional Irish music session at Staten Island’s very own Flagship Brewery. The Irish word Seisiún, refers to those informal gatherings, often is public houses or pubs, dedicated to the practice and performance of Irish Traditional Music. The Staten Island Seisiún will be led by Linda Hickman, Douglass Barr, and Bob Wright and is open to musicians and listeners of all levels and ages. Specializing is the musical traditions of East Galway and Claire, sessions will include the educationally focused ‘tunes of the week’ for those players looking to refine and expand their repertoire and technique. Join us to listen, dance or play while enjoying a signature Flagship ‘Dark Mild’ in support of traditional ethnic arts on Staten Island. This program is made possible by the generous support of the Flagship Brewery Company and New York State Council on the Arts. Sessions are scheduled for the first Sunday of every month at the Flagship Brewery (40 Minthorne Street). Sessions are free and open to the public. Beer is sold separately through the bar and a traditional Irish Brunch buffet will be available for $19.99 a head.

ArtsWestchester announces
Day of the Dead Crafts and Performance
2-6:30 p.m.
The New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY, 914-632-7878
Free admission
All ages are invited to create an array of traditional symbols and crafts. A free performance by the extraordinary group of Aztec dancers, Atl-Tlachinolli, will wrap-up the annual festivities, from 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. Made possible by the New Rochelle Business Improvement District (BID), in partnership with the Library, City School District, and Department of Parks & Recreation.

StoryCircle at Proctors Theater presents
Story Sunday at the The Glen Sanders Mansion: Stories to Nourish Your Soul with Eshu Bumpus and Motoko
5 p.m.
The Glen Sanders Mansion, 1 Glen Avenue, Scotia, NY 12302
$35 per person (includes entertainment, 3 course dinner, coffee/tea, tax and tip)
Bring someone new and you each save $3 (only one discount/person).
Pay at the door using cash or checks made out to “Story Circle”
Reservations: (518) 384-1700, or Kate@KateDudding.com. Please indicate how many of each entrée is desired.
These nationally known, award winning storytellers share heartfelt stories from Africa, Japan and next door.
Entrees: Mediterranean Chicken;
Garlic and Hot Pepper Steak; or
Rigatoni, Butternut Squash, Soft Cinnamon Mascarpone, Sage-Butter Broth, Shaved Manchego.

Caffè Lena presents
Pierce Pettis with opener Billy Eli
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18, Member $16, Child and Student $9
Buy tickets online
Long-established as one of the most insightful songwriters on today’s contemporary folk circuit, Pierce Pettis continues to build his craft with each passing year. He seamlessly weaves the personal, political, and spiritual elements of life in songs that range from delicate folk to hard-driving blues. In addition to his national touring schedule Pierce has been a songwriter for Muscle Shoals, Polygram and Universal in Nashville and wrote a #1 hit for Garth Brooks called You Move Me. Opener Billy Eli packs an enormous emotional punch with image-filled Americana. Riding the fulcrum where rock and country converge, Eli addresses the range of human experience from sin to salvation.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
TOMMY CASTRO & The Painkillers
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $35 advance/$30 at the door
“Phenomenal and funky...soulful vocals and inspired blues-rock guitar.” —Washington Post

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
First Tuesday Tales & Stuff
Sign-up: 6:45 p.m.
7-9 p.m.
Arthur’s Market and Historic Coffeehouse, 35 North Ferry Street, Schenectady, NY
Admission: Free (collection for featured performers)
For more information, call Joe Doolittle, 518/384-1700
Featured Performer: Mary Murphy—Old Favorites: Stories That Echo in Your Heart. An open mic for storytelling, music, and spoken word.

Center for Traditional Music and Dance announces
The NY Klezmer Series: CTMD Tantshoyz – Yiddish Dance Party! Dance leading by Avia Moore, with music by Franzi Seehausen and Friends
Concert at 7:30 p.m., workshop from 5:30 p.m-7:00 p.m.
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St., between Columbus and Central Park West on Manhattan’s Upper West Side
Admission to the concert is $15, instrumentalists may attend a pre-concert workshop for $25, or purchase a combined ticket concert/workshop for $35 and you can sit in at the post-concert jam session
For more information, visit aaronalexander.com/wp/concert-schedule
Klezmer music is the instrumental party music of the Jewish People from Eastern Europe — (Ashkenazim). It’s origins are in the 16th century, and it has evolved and assimilated local influences (Russian, Romanian, Ottoman, Hungarian etc.) wherever Ashkenazim have lived since. It is essentially Yiddish music – the instrumental music of people who spoke (and speak) Yiddish. It came to America with the immigration of Jews from Eastern Europe beginning in late 19th century, and has had a wonderful history in America, where it also assimilated American music traditions. Once a month we present, along with the Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD), a Tantshoyz – Yiddish dance party, with a Yiddish Dance specialist, and a professional dance band.

The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Guitar Master Class, with Andy Cohen
7:30 p.m.
Upper West Side Manhattan location
For information and location, or to register (advance registration required), please e-mail Steve Suffet at steve(at)stevesuffet.com or call him at 718-786-1533
For intermediate and advanced students only. Limit of 15 students. Tuition: $12 for general public; $10 for FMSNY members.
Here is a rare opportunity to take a two-hour class with 2011 Eisteddfod Award recipient Andy Cohen, a true master of finger-style blues, ragtime, jug band, and old-time guitar. Learn from someone who actually toured with Rev. Gary Davis, and who hung out with Elizabeth Cotten, Etta Baker, and more.
Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club announces
Battlefield Band
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; Concert at 8:00 p.m.
DROM, 85 Ave A (b/w 5th and 6th), New York City, 10009, (212) 777-1157
Tickets: $16-$40
Recently awarded “Scottish Folk Band of the Year,” Battlefield Band has been an ever-evolving bedrock of traditional music and talent for over forty years, and is rightly regarded as the great flagship of the Scottish traditional music scene. Founded in 1969 and named after the Battlefield area of Glasgow, the band continues to tour throughout the world, playing to audiences in Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Asia, the Middle East, Canada and the USA.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Caffè Lena presents
Poetry Open Mic featuring Richard Levine and Mary Kathryn Jablonski
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
No advanced ticket sales. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
Richard Levine is the author of Snapshots from a Battle (2001), A Language Full of Wars and Songs (2004), That Country’s Soul (2010), A Tide of a Hundred Mountains (2012) and The Cadence of Mercy (2014). His poem “Believe This” was featured in former Poet Laureate Ted Kooser’s column, “American Life in Poetry.” In 2010, Levine’s poem “Picket Fences” was a runner-up for Rosebud magazine’s William Stafford Award for Poetry. A retired teacher, he is learning to steward a forest. He lives in Brooklyn.
Visual artist and poet Mary Kathryn Jablonski is the author of
To the Husband I Have Not Yet Met, a chapbook of epistolary poems woven with threads of humor. In this search for self, she explores memory, longing, and the struggle to embrace imperfection. Her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals including Beloit Poetry Journal, Blueline, Home Planet News, Salmagundi, and Slipstream, among others. Her poetry was also published in Germany by painter/publisher Christoph Ruckhäber.
Doors open and sign-up begins at 7. Readings begin at 7:30. Please plan to share one long poem or two short poems, altogether lasting no more than three to five minutes. All ages and styles welcome.

The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Folk Open Sing
7-10 p.m.
Info: Frank, 212-533-2139
Ethical Culture Society, 53 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn (near 2nd St.)
Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for an open sing. Bring your voice, instruments, friends, neighbors, and children. Drop by for a couple of songs or the whole evening.

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Gotham Center for NYC History presents a Fall 2014 Forum:
Anna May Wong: From Laundryman’s Daughter to Hollywood Legend
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Skylight Room, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street, New York, NY
FREE and open to the public, reservations not required! First come, first served!
Anna May Wong remains the ultimate Asian-American film star, having appeared in over fifty films with such legends as Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. Ramon Navarro, Joan Crawford, Lon Chaney, Marlene Dietrich, Sessue Hayakawa, Werner Oland, and many others. Despite being forced to play degrading roles, Wong’s global fame crystallized the image of the Asian woman in the first half of the twentieth century. Join Graham Russell Gao Hodges for a brief introduction to her life, focusing on her stage and vaudeville career, and her innumerable friendships among New York’s intellectual and artistic communities.

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Friday, November 7, 2014
City Lore, in collaboration with Five Boro Story Project, presents
LES IS MORE: Stories of Growing Up on the Lower East Side
7:00 p.m.
City Lore, 56 East 1st Street, NY, NY 10003
Cost: Free, $5 suggested donation. Open to the public.
Join us for a community event celebrating the LES through stories about coming of age in one of New York City’s most fascinating neighborhoods. This participatory program will include performances from notable Lower East Siders sharing stories and music inspired by the neighborhood, and an open forum that invites participants to share neighborhood memories and anecdotes.

Storytellers include:
Dominick Ferraro, LES-raised painter
Jan Lee, antiques dealer and Chinatown resident
Will Lee, co-founder of Talkingstick, a true story series
Ray Muñoz, comedian from Alphabet City
Eljon Wardally, playwright/screenwriter from the Republic of Mott Street
Royal Young, author of Fame Shark
Downtown Art’s The Bowery Birds, female singing ensemble performing songs based on the history of the LES

A Five Boro Story Project production, LES Is More was commissioned by The Laundromat Project’s Create Change program and is presented in conjunction with City Lore.

Flushing Town Hall presents
Juri's Kuns - Passage
8 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: Free with RSVP Online
Questions: 718-463-7700 x222
Korean World music group Juri’s Kuns, led by Haegeum (Korean traditional string instrument) player Juri Kim, comprises acoustic guitar, bass guitar, percussion and Janggu (Korean Drum). Their music presents a precise musical language that stands on the border between tradition and modernity.

The Folkus Project presents
The Boxcar Lilies
A high-energy Americana trio with a knack for heavenly harmonies and exceptional songwriting.
8 p.m.
May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY
Cost: $15 (members $12)
Advance sale tickets are available online at www.folkus.org
The Boxcar Lilies have quickly made a name for themselves with their signature mix of folk, country, and bluegrass-tinged Americana music featuring spine-tingling, innovative harmonies and top-notch songwriting. Accompanying themselves on guitar, clawhammer banjo, ukulele, electric bass, and washboard, they have brought their uniquely warm sound and energetic stage presence to venues up and down the Eastern seaboard. Based in Western Massachusetts, The Boxcar Lilies are Jenny Goodspeed, Stephanie Marshall, and Katie Clarke — three singer-songwriters that met through a local musicians’ cooperative and discovered a shared passion for three-part harmony. They joined forces and in 2011 released their debut CD Heartwood, recorded with producer Dave Chalfant (Erin McKeown, The Nields). In 2013 they released their second studio album Sugar Shack, which they recorded with producer Lorne Entress (Lori McKenna, Catie Curtis). The album debuted on the Folk DJ Charts at #2 this May and it was highlighted by both CMJ.com and eMusic.com in their roundup of exciting new releases.

Caffè Lena presents
PossumHaw
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $16, Member $14, Child and Student $8
Buy tickets online
Now celebrating their 10-year anniversary, this award-winning Vermont band has evolved into a well-oiled machine with stunning vocal harmonies and stellar acoustic instrumentation. Jazz and blues influences weave through a repertoire of original bluegrass and country-folk led by Vermont’s Vocalist of the Year, Colby Crehan (familiar to Caffe audiences as lead singer for Bluegrass Gospel Project). Crehan on guitar, piano and lead vocals is joined by four band members on mandolin, banjo, bass, harmonica and delicious harmony vocals.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
JOANNA MOSCA; also PETER CALO
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25 advance/$30 at the door
Joanna Mosca has written and recorded several chart-topping singles, and has been named one of the Top 10 Female Country Singers To Watch for 2014 by Examiner.com and Digital Journal. Joanna’s show will be a release party for her EP, Have A Little Mercy as well as a fundraiser for Guiding Eyes For The Blind. Peter Calo has performed and/or recorded with numerous luminaries, including Carly Simon, Queen Latifah, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Leonard Bernstein, and he was nominated for a 2014 MAC Award. Peter’ guitar playing is also featured in the new film, 100 Foot Journey. Joanna and Peter will be backed up by Chris Marshak on drums, Tanya Holt on vocals, and Malcolm Gold on bass.

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Saturday, November 8, 2014
Neighborhood Preservation Center announces
Peg-Leg Pete’s Bouwerie Tour: Beatnik Edition
11 a.m.
Starting Location: Southeast corner of 17th Street and Irving Place
Sign up today by emailing us at info@neighborhoodpreservationcenter.org. Please include your name and number of guests.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions via email or by calling 212-228-2781. Please join us for the 5th Edition of our Peg-Leg Pete Scavenger Hunt! This is a perfect chance to enjoy the outdoors while learning more about the buildings you walk passed everyday. This friendly and free competition will take you around some of the area which was owned by Peter Stuyvesant. Awards will be given to the quickest person or team, most accurate sketches, best 1940s–50s themed costume, among others! We encourage everyone to “study” our previous tours, including the original tour, Gilded Age, Groovie, and Jazz Age Editions here.

Albany Institute of History & Art announces
SPECIAL CURATOR GALLERY TALK Undercover: Revealing Design in Quilts, Coverlets, and Bed Hangings
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Free with museum admission
Douglas McCombs, PhD, Chief Curator and curator of “Undercover: Revealing Design in Quilts, Coverlets, and Bed Hangings,” will discuss textiles in the exhibition and the meaning behind their patterns and designs. See exhibition notice below on this page.

Flushing Town Hall presents
Dafnis Prieto Si o Si Quartet
7:30 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $15/$12 Members/$10 Students
Two-time Grammy nominee Dafnis Prieto, recipient of a 2011 MacArthur Fellowship (the “genius grant”), transposes elements from his Afro-Cuban musical heritage onto a jazz drum kit, with congas, timbales, and the layered patterns of rumba and son. The quartet features Peter Apfelbaum on tenor and soprano sax, Manuel Valera on piano, and Johannes Weidenmueller on bass, among the most in-demand players in NY’s vibrant jazz and Latin jazz scenes.

Caffè Lena presents
WEQXposure Showcase with DJ Kim
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $16, Member $14, Child and Student $8
Buy tickets online
DJ KIM, the taste-maker behind WEQX 102.7 FM’s popular Sunday evening show EQXposure, hosts our 4th DJ Showcase. She’s presenting three regional musicians who deserve your attention. A brief Q & A will lead each set so you can get to know the artist behind the songs. Kim has selected for us:
MATT DURFEE — a familiar presence in the Capital Region’s roots music scene, Durfee performs with aching honesty. Ballads and breath-taking instrumentals alternate with suprising covers and moments of lightness and laughter.
CARL DANIELS — He’s been called “a folk rock ray of sunshine on a bitter, gloomy winter day.” (SwordPaw Music) With a weathered voice reminiscent of Elliott Smith and a torrent of lyrics a la Neutral Milk Hotel, Daniels blends indie folk and blues, delivering insights about the daily trials and challenges that bind us all together.
HENRY’S RIFLE — Voted #3 solo artist in Metroland Readers Poll a couple years ago, Henry’s Rifle is a one-man-band hammering out “Gothic Americana gone wild” (David Malachowski) on harmonica, guitar, runaway freight train banjo and heaps of foot-stompin’.

The Folkus Project presents
UpSouth at the Westcott Community Center
Old-time classic country and western swing, featuring Ithaca’s Marie Burns and Mac Benford.
8 p.m.
Westcott Community Center, 826 Euclid Avenue, Syracuse, NY
Tickets: $15
Advance sale tickets are available online at www.folkus.org
One of Ithaca’s favorite acoustic bands, UpSouth, plays a mix of Acoustic Roots and Old Time Country Music – traditional tunes, plus songs from the Carter Family and the Stanley Brothers. They deliver an entertaining concert sure to please fans of country, folk, swing, and old-time mountain music. Marie, a long-time member of The Burns Sisters, loves the old-time sounds of early country and bluegrass, and her lyrically thoughtful original compositions reflect this. Marie also plays rhythm mandolin. Mac has what may be the most unique vocal style you’ll ever hear. His songs will charm you. They tell a story, they tell you about life in rural communities. As a member of the last generation to have had personal contact with the great traditional artists of the past, Mac is carrying on the tradition in his own inimitable style. Joining Mac and Marie are John Hoffman on fiddle and vocals, Randi Beckman on guitar, and Sally Freund on bass.

Bardavon presents
HUDSON VALLEY PHILHARMONIC: LINCOLN’S NEW WORLD
Music Director / Conductor Randall Craig Fleischer
With Jay and Molly Ungar
8:00 p.m.
Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY, 845-473-2072
Tickets: $32 to $54 Based on location/ $20 Student Rush Ticket (Day of show only)
Copland’s moving tribute, narrated by Oscar nominee David Strathairn with projections of historic images from Lincoln’s life, plus Hudson Valley favorites Jay Ungar ’ Molly Mason and Dvorák’s inspired New World. This program is part of the Adriance Memorial Library’s Exhibition titled “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” made possible by the Poughkeepsie Public Library District.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
SUZANNE VEGA
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $50 advance/$55 at the door
Suzanne Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s, when she sang what has been labeled “contemporary folk” or “neo-folk” in Greenwich Village clubs. Rolling Stone included her critically acclaimed 1985 debut album in their “100 Greatest Recordings of the 1980s.” Vega’s platinum follow-up album elevated her to star status (partly on the strength of her song, Luka) hitting #2 in the UK; #11 in the States; and was nominated for three Grammys including Record Of The Year. The respect for Suzanne”s utterly distinct, creative work—thoughtful and musical, sung in her plaintive but disarmingly powerful voice—is evidenced by Vega’s sold-out concerts in many of the world’s best-known halls.

...and beyond
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts presents
Craig Harris Celebrates the Music of Sun Ra
6:30 Pre-show Talkback
Show 7:30 p.m.
MCLA Church Street Center, 375 Church Street, North Adams, MA, (413)664-8718
Cost: FREE for MCLA students and MCLA Presents! members; $15 all others
All proceeds benefit the Hart ’35 Scholarship Fund
Don’t miss a very special concert with Craig Harris and the Dartmouth College Barbary Coast Jazz Band as they celebrate the music of Sun Ra. Sun Ra (1914’1993) was a musician, philosopher, poet, composer, keyboardist, arranger and catalyst. Craig Harris performed with the Sun Ra Arkestra for three years and has gone on to perform with some of progressive jazz' most important figures.
Pre-Show Talkback: Join Craig Harris,Don Glasgo (Director of the Barbary Coast Jazz Ensemble) and Williams College Music Professor Tendai Maparutsa for a special pre-show discussion about Sun Ra and his influence on Jazz and African American culture.

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Sunday, November 9, 2014
Flushing Town Hall presents
CrossCurrent Dance & Music
1:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $15/10
Dance and Music explosion! The Luxembourg International Composition Prize Winning Composer Huang Ruo and classical music superstar New Asia Chamber Music Society will join the beautiful and diverse dancers of the internationally renowned Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company for a dance and music exploration into their upcoming, new and collaborative works. This is the first of a series of presentation for their new project, CrossCurrent, at Flushing Town Hall.

Shaker Museum presents
Inside Mount Lebanon’s Second Meetinghouse: Talk + Tour
12:30-1:00 p.m.
Shaker Museum, 202 Shaker Road New, New Lebanon, NY 12136, 518-794-9100
Cost: $15 | $8 Members and students | Reservations required: werchak@shakerml.org
By 1821, the Shakers at Mount Lebanon had outgrown their original Meetinghouse many times over and in the words of Elder Rufus Bishop, visitors were “crawling in at the windows” as they could not “get in at the doors.” Join the Shaker Museum’s Jerry Grant, director of collections and research, for this rare behind-the-scenes tour inside and upstairs at the Shakers’ iconic 1824 Second Meetinghouse.

StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
Word Plays at the Cabaret: Bridging the Divide
2 p.m.
Fort Salem Theater, 11 East Broadway, Salem, NY 12865
Admission: $10 at the door, cash or check
We’ve all come to many divides in our lives. Come hear some fabulous stories about bridging those divides and drawing all kinds of people together told by: Dr. Dan Garfinkel, Christy Keegan, Kelvin Keraga, Joe Peck, Gwenne Rippon, and Tom Weakley.

Caffè Lena presents
Harvest Moon Harmonies with Jane Rothfield, Allan Carr & Magpie
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $16, Member $14, Child and Student $8
Buy tickets online
BRING NON-PERISHABLES FOR THE FRANKLIN COMMUNITY CENTER FOOD PANTRY & WE’LL REWARD YOU WITH A BOTTOMLESS CUP OF COFFEE, ON THE HOUSE! We welcome the cozy time of year with two acclaimed duos. Jane Rothfield (fiddle, banjo, vocal) and Allan Carr (guitar,vocals) have been playing traditional and original Celtic and Appalachian music for over 30 years. Originally from Aberdeen, Carr was raised with the rich traditional music of his native land and is an especially fine singer. Jane is an award winning fiddler, clawhammer banjo player, and tune composer with deep roots in the traditions of New England, Scotland and the American South. Great singing, hot instrumentals, and a big heap of Allan#8217;s humor makes for a lot of fun!
Greg Artzner and Terry Leonino’s Magpie represents the activist end of the folk music spectrum. Their music doesn’t just sound good, it does good. For more than forty years they’ve raised consciousness, hopes and spirits with songs about the earth and its people. And because they are musicians as well as activists, they mix their topical songs up with a rainbow of classics that draw on Terry’s skills as a jazz and blues singer, and Greg’s rollicking fingerstyle guitar.

Eighth Step 8th Step at Proctors (GE Theatre) presents
The Battlefield Band
7:00 p.m.
The Eighth Step at Proctors Theater, GE Theatre, 432 State St. Schenectady NY 12305
Tickets: Gold Circle: $40; General: $30 Day of the show, $26 Advance
Box Office: 518-346-6204 and online
One of the great institutions of Scottish traditional music, the multiaward winning Battlefield Band captures the fiery instrumental dynamics, intuitive interplay, and understanding between world ctass musicians, while their plaintive ballads and tales of social history are as powertul and relevant as ever. On the world’s road for over 45 years, they have distilled their own version of the Scottish spirit, performing in Germany, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Syria, Jordan, India, Sri Lanka, Egypt, US, Canada, Uzbekistan, China and the UK. They have broken down barriers and pioneered many new directions which others have followed; they stand at the forefront of a living tradition. Angry, joyful, raucous, contemplative, their music is – most importantly – accessible to all. They are inspired by their rich heritage and fired by the strength and vibrancy of today’s Scottish cultural scene, which they have done much to create and fuel. Their seamless fusion of ancient and oontemporary music and song has continually evolved over the decades, oonfirming their position as vital composers and interpreters at the forefront of a living tradition.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
MELISSA FERRICK; with special guest Linda Draper
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20 advance/$25 at the door
Part of a new wave of alt-rock females—including Liz Phair and PJ Harvey—Melissa Ferrick is an eight-time Boston Music Award winner. Her 2011 “Still Right Here” debuted on Billboard’s Heatseekers Album charts and won an International Acoustic Music Award. In 2011, she was a featured music honoree in OUT Magazine’s OUT100. Melissa has toured with Morrissey and shared the stage with John Hiatt, k.d. Lang, Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin and The Indigo Girls, among many others.

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Monday, November 10, 2014
The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
HOT RIZE
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $30 advance/$35 at the door
It didn’t take long after Tim O’Brien, Pete Wernick, Nick Forster and Charles Sawtelle first appeared onstage together in 1978 for the bluegrass world to realize that Hot Rize was something special. By the time they bowed off the stage as a full-time act in 1990, they’d not only climbed to the top of that world as the International Bluegrass Music Association’s very first Entertainers Of The Year, they also garnered a nomination for a bluegrass Grammy, a four-star album review in Rolling Stone, tours across four continents, and a legion of up-and-coming, broad-minded young musician fans ranging from String Cheese Incident to mando master Chris Thile. Now, nearly 25 years since their last studio release, Hot Rize is back with a new CD and a national tour. The CD, When I’m Free, is currently #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass chart – and with good reason. If there ever was a bluegrass Super-Group, this might be it. With guitarist Bryan Sutton on board (replacing Charles Sawtelle who died of cancer in 1999), the quartet is as hot as it comes. Nick Forster, Hot Rize bassist and founder and host of the syndicated radio program, eTown, grew up in Garrison, and this special appearance will be in honor of Nick’s best friend from childhood, Jim Lovell, who was killed in last year’s Metro-North train accident. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to one of Jim’s favorite charities in his name. Don’t miss this very special chance to see Hot Rize in an intimate setting while supporting important local charities.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Friends of Ganondagan presents
220th ANNIVERSARY OF HISTORIC CANANDAIGUA TREATY IS COMMEMORATED NOV. 11
Various locations; see schedule below
All Treaty Day activities are free and open to the public.
For more event information, visit the Friends of Ganondagan website or call 585-742-1690.
On November 11, 1794, members of the Haudenosaunee (Six Nations Confederacy) signed a seminal federal treaty with the then-fledgling United States, bringing peace between the two and recognizing the sovereignty of the Haudenosaunee to govern and set laws as individual nations. The Friends of Ganondagan will once again host the public commemoration of this historic treaty. The annual commemoration is a time of rededication, helping to ensure that the “chain of friendship” and agreements between nations remain current and vibrant. The treaty was signed in Canandaigua by Colonel Timothy Pickering—official agent of George Washington—and Sachems from the Grand Council of the Six Nations (Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk, and Tuscarora). The treaty at the Smithsonian exhibit is the original that later was signed by President George Washington. Throughout the day will be a Native arts sale in the Primary School gym. This event is organized by the Friends of Ganondagan and made possible through the collaboration with the Canandaigua City School District, City of Canandaigua, and the Friends of Ganondagan. It is sponsored by the Haudenosaunee Peace & Trade Committee, Mohawk Nation Council, Tonawanda Seneca Nation, Tuscarora Nation of Indians, and the Seneca Nation of Indians.

1:30 p.m. Walk begins from Canandaigua Primary School (96 W. Gibson St.) to the Ontario County Courthouse. It is led by Haudenosaunee Chiefs with representatives from the Six Nations and the United States, side-by-side.

2:00 p.m. The traditional commemoration ceremony takes place at on the Courthouse lawn, introduced by Ganondagan State Historic Site Manager Peter Jemison. Also attending are Quaker representatives whose ancestors witnessed the original signing as people of peace to ensure fair negotiations.

12-4 p.m. Attendees are invited to view one of only two original copies of the treaty and pertinent letters at the Ontario County Historical Society (55 N. Main St.).
6:00 p.m. Keynote speaker Rick Hill, Sr. (Tuscarora, Beaver Clan) will be featured in the auditorium. Hill is the former Special Assistant to the Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. He is a professor of American history, an artist, photographer, and a leading authority on contemporary Native American art and Indian images depicted in multi-media. Hill was the Museum Director and principal designer of the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, and Museum Director for the Native American Center for the Living Arts.

Flushing Town Hall presents
Veterans History Workshop
1:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: Free with RSVP Online.
Celebrate Veteran’s Day with a workshop that will teach you how to preserve the story of the Veterans in your family. You will learn how to conduct interviews, collect stories and transfer your story to the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project. Veterans and their families, as well as students looking for a Service Learning Project are encouraged to attend. Reserve your seat online; we may be able to pair you with a Vet.

Center for Traditional Music and Dance announces
The NY Klezmer Series: Mitzva Tanz! with Binyomin Ginzberg, Boris Corchesko, Avi Fox-Rosen & Ari Folman-Cohen
Concert at 7:30 p.m., workshop from 5:30 p.m-7:00 p.m.
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St., between Columbus and Central Park West on Manhattan’s Upper West Side
Admission to the concert is $15, instrumentalists may attend a pre-concert workshop for $25, or purchase a combined ticket concert/workshop for $35 and you can sit in at the post-concert jam session
For more information, visit aaronalexander.com/wp/concert-schedule
Klezmer music is the instrumental party music of the Jewish People from Eastern Europe — (Ashkenazim). It’s origins are in the 16th century, and it has evolved and assimilated local influences (Russian, Romanian, Ottoman, Hungarian etc.) wherever Ashkenazim have lived since. It is essentially Yiddish music – the instrumental music of people who spoke (and speak) Yiddish. It came to America with the immigration of Jews from Eastern Europe beginning in late 19th century, and has had a wonderful history in America, where it also assimilated American music traditions.

Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club announces
Old-Time Instrumental Jam
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain, 513 Henry Street (at Sackett St.), in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
For more information, email alanfriend_music@mindspring.com
Wanna jam? Alan Friend will lead an old-time jam. Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar, etc. Acoustic instruments only. Buy some delicious desserts and socialize.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Caffè Lena presents
Storytelling Open Mic featuring Marni Gillard
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
No advanced ticket sales. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
“Through stories we see ourselves as if in a mirror,” says Marni Gillard, who discovered storytelling while teaching middle school English in Niskayuna. After almost 20 years of teaching, Marni left the classroom to tell stories full time. She performs for all ages at schools and universities, libraries, museums, prison facilities, houses of worship, family gatherings, and festivals. She reminds us all that we have a storyteller alive within.
Open Mic participants have a 10-minute limit unless prior arrangements have been made with the hosts, Margaret French, Christie Keegan and Jeannine Laverty. Tellers are reminded that storytelling is narration without the use of written text—telling, not reading.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014
Albany Institute of History & Art announces
FILM SCREENING AND COMMENTARY The Catskill Mountain House and the World Around
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Free with museum admission
Spend the evening with award-winning filmmaker Tobe Carey as he takes us back to America’s first wilderness in the time of steamboats and railroads, and entertains us with the compelling history of the rise and fall of the Catskill Mountain House, the nineteenth-century hotel that was part of the American grand tour.Bring your questions and your memories to share after the screening.

Caffè Lena presents
Jim Kweskin & Happy Traum
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $22, Member $20, Child and Student $11
Buy tickets online
They’ve championed American folk and blues for half a century and inspired countless guitarists around the world with their impeccable technique. Once best known as a singer and bandleader (Jim Kweskin Jug Band), Kweskin also created one of the bedrock guitar styles of the folk revival, adapting ragtime-blues fingerpicking to the complex chords of pop and jazz. His lifelong devotion to American folk styles continues to produce stellar recordings and live shows, both solo and in collaboration with various artists. Tonight he teams with folklorist, performer, writer, and teacher Happy Traum. Traum learned directly from the master bluesmen as youngster, and has played and recorded with Bob Dylan, Chris Smither, Maria Muldaur, Eric Andersen, Rory Block, Jerry Jeff Walker, Allen Ginsberg, Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel and innumerable others. As founder of Homespun Tapes, he is the author of more than a dozen best-selling guitar instruction books, has written for numerous national publications, and continues to add to his vast repertoire of traditional folk, blues and country songs.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
YARN
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $15 advance/$20 at the door
Yarn’s Americana/Alt-Country sound owes as much to Gram Parsons and Earl Scruggs as to Jerry Garcia and Exile On Main Street-era Rolling Stones. Their self-titled debut record reached #14 on the AMA and R&R Radio Charts, and ranked #79 on the AMA’s Top 100 Albums of 2007. Yarn’s follow-up, EmptyPockets, spent months in the top 5 on the AMA chart and 8 First Round 2009 Grammy Nominations. Yarn’s third release, Come On In, held its own as the #25 record on the top 100 Americana chart of 2010.

...and beyond
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts presents
Jose Antonio Vargas
2014 Michael S. and Kitty Dukakis Public Policy Lecture
7:30 p.m.
MCLA Church Street Center, 375 Church Street, North Adams, MA, (413)664-8718
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Info: 413.662.5391
Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist, Founder of DefineAmerican.com, and Undocumented Immigrant. A journalist for over a decade writing for some of the most prestigious news organizations in the country, Jose Antonio Vargas’ personal journey contends with some of the most fascinating stories he’s covered, living a double life since he was 16 years old.

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Friday, November 14, 2014
World Music Institute (WMI) presents
KAUSHIKI CHAKRABORTY
7:00 p.m.
The Grace Rainey Rodgers, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY
Tickets start at $40
For more information, call (212) 545-7536

In a rare New York appearance, virtuoso Indian vocalist Kaushiki Chakraborty displays her stunning mastery of South and North Indian vocal traditions. Her gorgeously lyrical sounds have won international praise; today she stands “among the front-ranking new-generation vocalists, with her impeccable technique and musicality” (The Hindu).

Caffè Lena presents
Maria Zemantauski’s Alegria Quartet
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18, Member $16, Child and Student $9
Buy tickets online
Albany artist Maria Zemantauski has achieved international stature as a Flamenco guitarist. Her passionate, engaging performances have filled the Caffè numerous times. Tonight she is stretching out with a new project: a global music ensemble that includes cellist Monica Wilson-Roach, guitarist Jose Miralles, and percussionist Brian Melick. Maria’s Spanish and Flamenco-influenced originals are interspersed with pieces by the late Paco de Lucio and Strunz and Farah. Called “elegantly understated” by reviewers, the group’s repertoire and musical chemistry is genuinely fun, and the intensely complex arrangements will have you on the edge of your seat!

Flushing Town Hall presents
NEA Jazz Masters
8:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354, (718) 463-7700 x 222
NEA Jazz Masters swing Broadway tunes! Join NEA Jazz Masters Jimmy Heath, Barry Harris and Jimmy Owens, with Steve Davis, trombone, David Wong, bass and Tootie Heath, drums

The Smith Center for the Arts announces
Parker Millsap: A Smith Club Series Event
8 p.m.
White Springs Winery, 4200 Route 14 South, Geneva, NY 14456, 315-781-9463
TICKETS: $18 General Admission
At only 21 years of age, Oklahoma native Parker Millsap is quickly making a name for himself with his captivating live performances, soulful sound, and character-driven narratives. Since the release of his self-titled debut album earlier this year, he has garnered a nomination for the Americana Music Association’s 2014 Emerging Artist of the Year. Parker grew up in the tiny town of Purcell (pop. 5,952), where he attended a Pentecostal church with his family three times a week for most of his youth. Though Parker doesn’t consider himself very religious these days, the experiences engraved upon him inform his songwriting. Blending that fire and brimstone preaching with rock, country, blues, and Waits-ian imagery, he has created a sound uniquely his own.

Ashokan Music & Dance announces
Mid-Hudson Dance: Albany Contradances!
8-11 p.m.
Elks Lodge, 25 S Allen St, Albany, NY
Beginner workshop 7:45 p.m.
Admission: $10 (general admission), $5 (students with ID). Please wear sneakers or shoes with clean, soft soles Contact: Peter (518) 729-7791
Nor’easter (Cedar Stanistreet, Max Newman, Julie Valliimont) with caller Mary Wesley

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Saturday, November 15, 2014
The New York Metro American Studies Association (NYMASA) announces its:
New York American Vernaculars Conference>
9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Stella and Charles Guttman Community College, 50 W 40th Street, New York, NY
Abstracts Due: July 15, 2014. Send to: vernaculars2014@gmail.com
For more details, visit http://www.nymasa.org/conference.html
Responding to tensions between official and emerging forms/formats/modes within and beyond academia, the New York Metro American Studies Association has chosen the theme of “American Vernaculars” for our annual conference. Rooted in the ordinary, vernaculars are languages, movements, objects, spaces, technologies, practices, and beliefs people use in their everyday lives. Through these and other vernaculars, we seek to explore questions such as: How does the vernacular relate to the academy? How do vernaculars create, define, protect and sustain communities? How do vernaculars interact with, confront, resist, and/or subvert elite and exclusionary discourses? How do vernaculars change over time and how do they produce change across geographic and social terrains? How do vernaculars create, define, protect, and sustain communities, especially marginalized and racialized communities?

Flushing Town Hall presents
Tin Throat Ensemble
2:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: Free (no tickets or RSVP required)
Evocative and provocative, this band reaches into the reservoir of folk and improvisational traditions, setting them aflame and distilling an intoxicating rhythm, catchy melodies and outright fury. Led by guitarist and composer Alejandro Florez together with saxophonist Dan Blake, world-class drummer Satoshi Takeishi, virtuoso sound artist Andrew Drury, and award-winning tuba player Ben Stapp.

Ashokan Music & Dance announces
Third Saturday Annual Double Contra Dance Party
3-10:30 p.m.
St John’s Evangelical Lutheran, 55 Wilbur Blvd, Poughkeepsie, NY
3--5 p.m., Challenging contras $8 5-7 p.m., Potluck, schmooze, jam, etc. (please bring servings for 6 so we have enough) 7-10:30 p.m., Evening Dance $15
Both dances for $20
Sorry, but we can’t offer student discounts at this annual dance.
Children are welcome but must be supervised by an adult.
For more info: hudsonvalleydance.org or call 845/473-7050.
Inspired calling by QUENA CRAIN with the terrific tunes of FREE RAISINS. An energetic dance band from Boston, the Free Raisins fuse New England roots with a modern groove. They promise a versatile mix of supremely danceable tunes—come out and get your two scoops worth! Quena Crain (pronounced Kay-nuh Crain) is known for her cheerful stage presence, easy teaching style and her enjoyably diverse repertoire of dances.
AUDREY KNUTH: Fiddle
JEFF KAUFMAN: Mandolin, Trumpet, Feet
AMY ENGLESBERG: Piano, Accordion

City Lore announces
Bronx Rising!: Poemas Pueblos: The Revolutionary Poems of Julia de Burgos
4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
BMHC Lab, 1303 Louis Niné Blvd, Bronx, NY 10459
FREE ($5 suggested donation) and open to the public.
4 p.m. | Film
Julia, toda en mi (NR) A film exploring the life and literary work of one of Puerto Rico's greatest poets followed by a Q&A with researcher Carmen D. Lucca.

6 p.m. | Poetry & Music
Performed by Sery Colón, Nancy Mercado, and Veronica Verdad. Accompanied by Bobby Sanabria on percussion.

7 p.m. | Music & Dance
Milteri Tucker Concepcion & Bombazo Dance Co.
Afro-Puerto Rican and traditional dance with contemporary styles that light up the floor!

Co-presented with BORIMIX & The Association for Puerto Rican and Hispanic Culture. The Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC) Laboratory’s Performance Series curated by City Lore Folklorist Elena Martínez and Grammy-nominated musician Bobby Sanabria.

Center for Traditional Music and Dance announces
Encuentro NYC presents: Pablo Mayor and friends, a 50th Birthday with Encuentro NYC artists, Arturo O’Farrill, Eddy Zervigón and members of Orquesta Broadway, Louis Bauzó, Edmar Castañeda, Pablo Mayor’s Folklore Urbano Orchestra, FolkColombia All Stars, and many more
Doors open 5:30 p.m. Show: 6-10 p.m.
(le) poisson rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY, 212.505.FISH
Tickets: $25 general admission; $15 for minors (if accompanied by legal guardian) at the door
Encuentro NYC Colombian Music festival presents a special birthday tribute to its founder, Pablo Mayor; a visionary pianist, composer, bandleader, and producer who has been instrumental in promoting Colombian music in the US and abroad. Some of Pablo’s closest friends and collaborators will grace the stage. This four-hour celebration will highlight Pablo Mayor’s career: his work as founder of the ENCUENTRO NYC Colombian Music festival and as producer and composer of his own decade-long Colombian project Folklore Urbano; his job as resident songwriter for ID Studio Theatre company; the 15 years as pianist and arranger of Eddy Zervigon’s legendary Afro-Cuban charanga Orquesta Broadway; his educational project at Harlem’s Harbor Conservatory with renowned Afro-Cuban percussionist Louis Bauzó; his multi-arts collaboration known as AMALGAMA Music and Dance Project with Limon dancer Daniel Fetecua; his work with the collective FolkColombia Música y Danza of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance which he was instrumental in founding; as well as the past four years of work writing music for Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, most notably for his recent grammy-nominated album Offense of the Drum. The colorful program will include salsa, contemporary dance, cumbia, Mexican guapango—a collage of this prolific composers’ diverse body of work. Under the artistic direction of Pablo Mayor, the FolkCOLOMBIA ALL STARS (of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance) will make their New York debut to end the show with all-out Colombian style dance party, with familiar Colombian hits and originals by the collective. It will be quintessential Encuentro NYC-a bohemian night of listening and dancing, eating and drinking!

Folk Arts at ArtsWestchester announces
Bulgarika: Maestros of Bulgarian Music
7-11 p.m.
Dance instruction by Michael Ginsberg at 7 p.m.
South Presbyterian Church, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY
Tickets: $20 general admission; $15 ArtsWestchester and CDS members; $10 students with ID
For tickets and info, visit www.artsw.org/Bulgarika or call 914/428-4220
The music of Bulgaria, a country long considered a cultural crossroads, is known for hauntingly expressive melodies, fascinating irregular rhythms and fiery dance tempos. In 2007 some of that country’s finest musicians formed the band Bulgarika, featuring music ranging from pure folklore to contemporary folk compositions. Bulgarika’s 2014 tour presents “Horoto e Vechno” — “The Dance is Eternal” — and invites you to experience the unique range of Bulgarian rhythms and dances and savor a taste of the Bulgarian lifestyle. Bulgarika 2014 is these musicians: Nikolay Kolev (gadulka), Donka Koleva (vocals), Vassil Bebelekov (gaida), Dragni Dragnev (tapan, gaida, keyboard)
Co-Sponsored by Balkan Cafe.
Special Guest Dance Performance by Bosilek Bulgarian Dance Ensemble.
Delicious Bulgarian Food and beverages will be available for sale from Mama Mila.

Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Tom Rush in concert
8 p.m.
Co-sponsored with and at First Acoustics, First Unitarian Church, Pierrepont St. at Monroe Pl., Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201
Tickets: $40 (advance) or $45 (at the door)
Tom is a gifted musician and performer, whose shows offer a musical celebration...a journey into the tradition and spectrum of what music has been, can be, and will become. His distinctive guitar style, wry humor and warm, expressive voice have made him both a legend and a lure to audiences around the world. His shows are filled with the rib-aching laughter of terrific story-telling, the sweet melancholy of ballads and the passion of gritty blues.

Caffè Lena presents
R-P-R of Tanglefoot
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $20, Member $18, Child and Student $10
Buy tickets online
They rocked the folk-roots music scene as the core of Tanglefoot, a ballad-singing, foot-stomping, rampantly energetic Canadian quintet with a non-stop tour schedule and a passionate following throughout English-speaking world. Fans have never stopped hungering for Tanglefoot ever since they disbanded a few years back, and now we’ve got Great News! Rob Ritchie (keyboard and vocals for Tanglefoot), Al Parrish (bass and vocals), and Steve Ritchie (guitar and vocals) have reconnected as RPR. Along with dynamic percussionist Beaker Granger, the new configuration affords the four veteran performers the opportunity to stretch their wings, indulging in musical whims and creating a memorable experience of arresting music, stories, laughter and reminiscence. It’s irreverant and poignant, gentle as a whisper and explosively energetic. And whether it’s an original country song of Al’s, Steve’s recollection of a Robert Plant version of an old Dylan tune, or Rob’s incisive musical humour, all the trademark harmony, the chemistry, the impact are all there.

Robert Browning Associates presents
ESPIRITU GITANO
Felah-Menguz (Fugitive Peasant)
8 p.m.
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave (at 3rd Ave), Downtown Brooklyn
Tickets: $25/ Students & Seniors $20
Directed by guitarist-composer Arturo Martinez who has been a noted figure in the New York flamenco scene since the 1980s, the 10-member Espiritu Gitano ensemble of musicians, singers and dancers reveals the beauty and boldness of flamenco. The show takes its title, Felah Menguz, from the origin of the word “flamenco,” which translates as “fugitive peasant.” In defiance of ethnic conflicts, Espiritu Gitano reflects the essence of flamenco by bringing together many influences, ranging from traditions of India and the Middle East, to those of the Moors, Jews and Gypsies of Andalusia. Featured are Arturo Martinez (guitar), Barbara Martinez (vocals, dance), Maya de Silva (dance), Elena Dalai (Persian vocals), Najmah Ayashah (Indian Gypsy dance), Elisabet Torras (dance), Elena Lintini (Middle Eastern dance), Alfonso Cid (vocal), Sean Kupiz (bass, percussion) and Tom Chess (oud - lute, nay – flute).

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
CARBON LEAF; also CHRIS TRAPPER
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25 advance/$30 at the door
Yarn’s Americana/Alt-Country sound owes as much to Gram Parsons and Some call Carbon Leaf’s music Southern, others label it Celtic and still others say it leans toward Bluegrass or some combination of formats. No matter what your take on the band’s sound, almost everyone can agree that Carbon Leaf creates music that just isn’t heard anywhere else—and that’s what keeps fans clamoring for more music.” — Washington Post. Once best-known as the front man for The Push Stars, Chris Trapper is now probably better known for his original song, This Time, the #1 selling tune on the Grammy nominated soundtrack for August Rush. His songs have a pop-appeal, but with the intelligence and depth of complete movies—novella worlds he brings his audience to with skill and emotion.

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Sunday, November 16, 2014
Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Shanty Sing
2-5 p.m.
Noble Gallery, Building D, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY
For further info, contact Bob Conroy at RConroy421@aol.com or 347-267-9394
Refreshments will be available, including beer and wine for sale.
We are co-sponsoring the Shanty Sing on the 3rd Sunday of every month, or the William Main Doerflinger Memorial Sea Shanty Sessions at the Noble Maritime Collection.

Workshop: Something Old...Something New
1-6 p.m.
Fairport Electric, 43 Liftbridge Lane, Fairport, NY
Celebrate your historic Main Street’s past and understand how it can be the real gold ring to your communities future economic success. The workshop will cover: historic tax credits, second floor development, design strategies, and current economic development trends. Sponsored by Western Erie Canal Alliance in partnership with Landmark Society of WNY.

Albany Institute of History & Art announces
Women and Power in the Ancient World
Author Kara Cooney
2:00 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Free with museum admission
In conjunction with the publication of her new book The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut’s Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt, Cooney will draw from the latest field research to fill the gaps in what we know about Hatshepsut — the longest reigning female pharaoh — and the obstacles that faced women who sought power and prestige in a society that equated authority with masculinity. Cooney will be available to sign copies of the book that will be available for purchase.

StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
19th Annual Tellabration at Proctors
Bridging the Divide

2 p.m.
Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady, NY 12305
Admission: $12 per adult, $2 of each ticket is donated to the Schenectady Inner City Ministry Summer Lunch program where they feed 850 children each day.
We’ve all come to many divides in our lives. Come hear some fabulous stories about bridging those divides and drawing all kinds of people together told by: Janet Carter, Carol Connolly, Kate Dudding, Margaret French, Christy Keegan, Jeannine Laverty, Eileen Egan Mack, Eliud Nieves, Nancy Marie Payne and Joe Peck. Emcee: Sandy Schuman.

Borderline Folk Music Club presents
Sloan Wainwright
Opener: Davey O

2:00 p.m.
Steve Shapiro’s Living Room, 7 –Trailside Court, New City, NY 10956
Admission is $20 per person, ($15 for Borderline or Pinewoods members)
We also ask that you bring a cold pot luck entrée or dessert dish to share with 4 other people. Please remember that we are an alcohol free venue.
For reservations and information e-mail solz1@optonline.net or telephone (845) 354-4586.
Defying standard categorization, singer/songwriter Sloan Wainwright, consistently demonstrates her easy command of a variety of American musical styles — pop, folk, jazz and blues — held together by the melodious tone of her rich contralto. With the end result being a unique and soulful hybrid. Her family tree (brother and folk-music luminary Loudon Wainwright, nephew Rufus Wainwright, nieces Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche) reads like a who’s who of contemporary folk music. Sloan’s incredible gift is not only her unique songwriting ability but also her dramatically voiced rendition of original songs.
Opening the show is singer/songwriter Davey O, from Buffalo, NY, who normally appears as a headliner, but considers it an honor to open for Sloan. We are truly fortunate to have a performer of his caliber and talent on the program.

Ashokan Music & Dance announces
Rensselaer English Country Dance
2 p.m.
Beginner Instruction 1:30-2:00 p.m.
Christ Church United Methodist, 35 State St., Troy, NY
Admission: $12, limited income individuals $8, $1 discount for DFO members.
Contact: 518-273-5172 or donbell@nycap.rr.com
Live music by Heartsease Band. Bring soft-soled shoes for dancing. All dances taught. No partner needed. Beginners welcome.

Caffè Lena presents
Deb Cavanaugh
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $14, Member $12, Child and Student $9
Buy tickets online
A lifetime dedicated to playing, teaching and composing music comes together in Deb Cavanaugh’s new CD, Musical Memoirs. With this innovative 10-song project, Deb recounts key moments in her life with a song and a written story. Raising children, busking on urban street corners, political activism, surviving a volcano, thumbing around America—her life has been lived with boldness and spirit, and music has been her constant companion. She is a classically trained vocalist and is adept on numerous instruments, including mandolin, mountain dulcimer, guitar and limber jack. With spoken word and beautiful folk music, Deb Cavanaugh will take us along on her journey for an evening.

Eighth Step 8th Step at Proctors presents
Skip Gorman & Connie Dover
7:00 p.m.
The Eighth Step at Proctors Theater, Education Center, 432 State St. Schenectady NY 12305
Tickets: $35 Gold Circle; $24 Advance; $26 Day of Performance
Cowboy singer/musician Skip Gorman (fiddle, guitar) and CeHic singer/poet Connie Dover (piano) create uniquely down-deep, heartfelt interpretations of the traditional music of the American West, Ireland and Scotland. The two emotionally blend their music in a concert of the “sweet old songs” of the trail, the cow camp, and the Old-World ballads that were their predecessors. They met in the Owl Creek Mountains of north central Wyoming, Connie a ranch cook, and Skip an entertainer and wrangler for cattle drives and roundups. Impromptu duets around evening campfires blossomed into a musical friendship that led to concerts throughout the US, and embassy-hosted tours of South America, where they sang traditional North American songs at community concerts and school workshops throughout Chile, Argentina and Paraguay. Skip and Connie’s performances are a rare treat, their music a synergistic blend of the ballads and old-time dance tunes that brought them together on the Wyoming prairie.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
ACOUSTIC ALCHEMY
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $40 advance/$45 at the door
For nearly 25 years, Acoustic Alchemy has pushed the limits of the acoustic guitar’s potential by embracing a spectrum of musical styles ranging from straight-ahead jazz to folk to rock to world music and beyond.

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Monday, November 17, 2014
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Memoir Writing Workshop With folklorist Dr. Hanna Griff-Sleven
11-12:30 a.m., for 4 Mondays, beginning November 17
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Tickets: $15 for one class; $50 for all 4 classes
Have you been meaning to get your family story down on paper? Are there photographs and ephemera whose stories you want to record and pass down to the next generation? In this supportive classroom environment, share your family objects and anecdotes and be prompted to write about them in class. Each week you’ll focus on a different family object or event, and the end result will be the beginning of a valuable family document.

The NYC Department of Records and Information Services, City Lore, and the Bronx Music Heritage Center invite you to a screening of
From Mambo to Hip Hop
with the premiere of We Are the Bronx PSA Series, directed by Elena Martínez and Bobby Sanabria
5-7 p.m.
NY Dept. of Records and Information Services, 31 Chambers Street, Rm. 112, New York, NY 10007
Seats are limited. RSVP by November 12 by emailing visitorcenter@records.nyc.gov
This hour-long documentary, produced by Elena Martínez and Steve Zeitlin, directed by Henry Chalfant, tells a story about the creative life of the South Bronx, beginning with the Puerto Rican migration and the adoption of Cuban Rhythms to create the New York Latin music sound; continuing with the fires that destroyed the neighborhood but not the creative spirit of its people; chronicling the rise of hip hop from the ashes and ending with reflections on the power of the neighborhood’s music to ensure the survival of several generations of its residents, and in the process, take the world’s pop culture by storm. The film features the voices of community members who dance to this music, as well as the musicians who grew up in these Bronx neighborhoods and went onto achieve international fame including Ray Barreto, Eddie Palmieri, Orlando Marín, Willie Colón, Bobby Sanabria, DJ Charlie Chase, and Grandmaster Caz. We Are the Bronx PSA Series was directed by Elena Martínez and Bobby Sanabria. These PSAs of Bronxites living and working in the borough are a response to the “Ghetto Tours” which were given last year from midtown to the Bronx. Videographers for the project are Ariana Allensworth (alumnus of City Lore’s Documentary Institute) and Ian Cooley.
ALSO on NOVEMBER 18

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
The NYC Department of Records and Information Services, City Lore, and the Bronx Music Heritage Center invite you to a screening of
From Mambo to Hip Hop
with the premiere of We Are the Bronx PSA Series, directed by Elena Martínez and Bobby Sanabria
5-7 p.m.
NY Dept. of Records and Information Services, 31 Chambers Street, Rm. 112, New York, NY 10007
Seats are limited. RSVP by November 12 by emailing visitorcenter@records.nyc.gov
See description on November 17 above.

Arts & Business Council of New York (ABC/NY) Arts Volunteer Fair
6-9 p.m.
WIX Lounge, 235 West 23rd Street, 8th Floor, New York, New York 10011
If you are interested in showcasing your organization and its volunteer opportunities, please contact Caleb Way, Arts & Business Council of New York Program Coordinator, cway@artsandbusiness-ny.org, for more information and to RSVP. There will be limited tabling space available and preference will be given to the organizations with projects that best suit the business audience.
Free admission, RSVP required
Calling all NYC arts organizations! Are you looking for volunteers? Do you have events or projects that could use an extra hand? Have you thought about engaging the NYC business community in your work? ABC/NY will be showcasing arts organizations who have specific volunteer opportunities available in the arts. We encourage interested organizations to present projects that can creatively engage business volunteers as well as those that fulfill their own organizational needs. These can take the form of traditional non skills-based, skills-based, or team building projects. The goal of the fair is for business professionals to walk away from the evening more engaged in the arts by signing up for one of your projects! Volunteer opportunities should be prepared and thoroughly detailed, making it easy for potential volunteers to understand the specific needs and where they can apply their skills.

World Music Institute (WMI) presents
TOURÉ – RAICHEL COLLECTIVE
7:30 p.m.
Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th St., New York, NY
Tickets: $45, $55 / WMI Friends $40, $50, VIP $95 includes reception with the artists
For more information, call (212) 545-7536
Tickets available online.
A chance encounter at an airport between Israeli superstar Idan Raichel and Malian guitar virtuoso Vieux Farka Touré led to an unscripted recording session that ultimately yielded the critically acclaimed album The Tel Aviv Session. A creative partnership was born as the duo, joined by Israeli bassist Yossi Fine and Malian calabash player Souleymane Kane, improvised a masterful selection of songs. The group’s live concerts capture the same creativity and inspired collaboration, delivering music that transcends the boundaries of country, culture and tradition. This concert kicks off the release of the much-anticipated second Touré-Raichel Collective album, The Paris Session.

Center for Traditional Music and Dance announces
The NY Klezmer Series: Psoy Korolenko – KlezBard Cabaret!
Concert at 7:30 p.m., workshop from 5:30 p.m-7:00 p.m.
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St., between Columbus and Central Park West on Manhattan’s Upper West Side
Admission to the concert is $15, instrumentalists may attend a pre-concert workshop for $25, or purchase a combined ticket concert/workshop for $35 and you can sit in at the post-concert jam session
For more information, visit aaronalexander.com/wp/concert-schedule
Klezmer music is the instrumental party music of the Jewish People from Eastern Europe — (Ashkenazim). It’s origins are in the 16th century, and it has evolved and assimilated local influences (Russian, Romanian, Ottoman, Hungarian etc.) wherever Ashkenazim have lived since. It is essentially Yiddish music – the instrumental music of people who spoke (and speak) Yiddish. It came to America with the immigration of Jews from Eastern Europe beginning in late 19th century, and has had a wonderful history in America, where it also assimilated American music traditions.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Gotham Center for NYC History presents a Fall 2014 Forum:
“A Fierce and Viscious Plot” : The Confederate Attack on New York City
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Martin E. Segal Theater, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street, New York, NY
FREE and open to the public, reservations not required! First come, first served!
One hundred and fifty years ago, Manhattan was almost wiped from the map in what could have been the worst terrorist attack in world history when eight Confederate officers failed miserably to burn down the city on November 25, 1864. Had they scouted better targets, or made better use of the chemical weapons they carried, firefighters would have been overwhelmed and hundreds of thousands would have burned to death. Come hear the true story of how New York ignored clear warnings from the federal government about the impending attack, and how local, state, and national politicians may have aided the Confederates in the attack.

Caffè Lena presents
Stray Birds CD Release Concert with opener Jordie Lane
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18, Member $16, Child and Student $9
Buy tickets online
Formed in Lancaster, PA in 2010, The Stray Birds, whose “playing is gorgeous, the harmonies exquisite” (WXPN), consists of Maya de Vitry (vocals, guitar, banjo, fiddle, piano), Oliver Craven (vocals, guitar, resonator, fiddle), and Charles Muench (vocals, bass, banjo). All classically trained and roots-music-raised, the trio has attracted attention with their blend of foot-stomping bluegrass, heartbreaking country, timeless gospel, and tender poetic ballads, all sung with soaring, transcendent vocal harmony. Following the band’s 2012 highly praised self-titled release, which NPR Music named Top 10 Folk/Americana album, and 2013’s Echo Sessions, they come to us tonight with a brand new album, Best Medicine, releasing this fall on the Yep Roc label.
Jordie Lane, a gem of a songwriter, entertainer and collaborator, is joining the band for the full tour.

Alwan for the Arts announces
Special Series: The Making and Mobilization of Arab American Identities
A Panel Discussion with Hani Bawardi and Abdeen Jabara moderated by Anny Bakalian
7-10 p.m.
Alwan for the Arts, 16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor (between Broad St. and Broadway) New York, NY 10004
For more information, contact: Sophie Couche at (646) 732-3261
Cost: Free
The panel discussion, in response to Hani Bawardi’s publication The Making of Arab Americans: From Syrian Nationalism to U.S. Citizenship, will trace the history of the making of Arab American identity and its political mobilzation since the late 19th century. The discussion will explore the trials and tribulations of the more political aspects of the Arab American experience, which have been accentuated by the rise of American dominance in the mid-20th century and its involvement in the Arab world as the supreme power. The panel will address the Arab American civil, legal, political and cultural formation and will showcase examples of institution building as well as Arab American forays in legal and political activism. Given the panelists’ background as leaders, scholars and activists in major Arab American institutions, the presentation will reflect upon contemporary Middle Eastern/Arab American culture, its achievements and challenges, as well as the contributions of its community not merely financially and professionally, but as a possibility of offering a shared universal model worthy of its august traditions as a major world civilization.

Staten Island Arts announces
TEC Talk: Pop-up Spaces
7 p.m.
SI Arts’ Culture Lounge Gallery, St. George Ferry Terminal, 10 Ferry Terminal Drive, 10301
Cost: Free
RSVP online
“Pop-up” art projects have the power to transform neighborhoods and give space to new ideas and relationships. Join a moderated discussion between panelists Arlette Cepeda from Port Richmond’s Transient Art Space, Linda Hauck of Tottenville Historical Society, and Petrushka Bazin Larsen from the Laundromat Project in a discussion about activating pop-up spaces around Staten Island and NYC. Listen to their (and share your) strategies of success for sustainable art making and collaboration with local businesses, nonprofits, and landlords. What are ways that the Staten Island community-at-large can best advocate for the development, support, and implementation of these ideas? Conversation will be moderated by Esther Neff. TEC Talks are a series of discussions between Staten Island’s creative, scientific, business, educational, cultural, and immigrant communities, to promote collaboration and positive community development. Each TEC Talk will feature presentations/conversation by two or more individuals followed by a moderated forum and open discussion.

Center for Traditional Music and Dance announces
Turkish/Armenian Concert — Pearl Under the Sea
8 p.m.
Kaufman Music Center at Merkin Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY 10023
For more information and video: visit the website
Tickets: $30; Students and seniors, $20
Makam New York (www.makamnewyork.org) presents a new collaboration between two internationally acclaimed musicians, leading Ottoman Turkish singer Ahmet Erdogdular and Armenian-American oud virtuoso/composer Ara Dinkjian: Pearl Beneath the Sea explores Rumi’s conceptions of arts, nature and the spiritual world. The movements of makam melodies, the rotations of the whirling dervish and the floating inks of ebru, the Turkish art of water marbling — these all become symbols of the revolutions of the planets around the sun. Rumi teaches us to transcend parochial differences with the knowledge that we are all joined together in orbiting the spiritual essence of the creator. This multi-media concert is inspired by the relationship of preeminent Ottoman composer Ismail Dede Efendi (1778–1846) and his student Nikogos Aga (1835–1885). Ismail was one of greatest Ottoman composers in history. Despite being a Christian Armenian, his student Nikogos Aga followed in his master’s footsteps by composing a number of ayins (Sufi musical suites to accompany the dance of Mevlevi whirling dervishes). The relationship of Dede to Nikogos highlights the cosmopolitan nature of Ottoman heritage and provides hope for transcending contemporary conflicts through art. This special program will feature projections of ebru water marbling by master ebruzen Eda Özbekkangay, and dance by whirling dervish Khadija Radin.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2014
City Lore and Badenya present
Voices Against Ebola
An Evening of Music, Poetry, and Discussion by Artists with West African Roots
7:00 p.m.
City Lore Gallery, 56 E 1st St. New York, NY 10003
Admission: $25 donation (includes a free copy of Sister Rashida Ishaili’s new novel, The Autobiography of the Lower East Side)
Donate or buy tickets online.
For more information: steve@citylore.org or 212-529-1955 ext 11
Poet, storyteller and educator Kewulay Kamara; the star of the Broadway hit Fela, Sahr Nguajah; pan-African superstar Bajah; and poet and novelist Sister Rashida Ishmaili Abu Bakr join forces for Voices Against Ebola, an evening of performances and discussion to raise funds to help families in Dankawalie and surrounding villages northern Sierra Leone survive the crisis. Beyond the deadly toll taken by the virus itself, Ebola has ravaged West African economies. Schools and markets have been closed indefinitely, and movement of people and commerce has been severely restricted. Most of Sierra Leone’s 6 million people now live under quarantine. Funds from this event will go directly to Badenya Ebola Fund established the non-profit Badenya, Inc. to:

• Purchase and distribute foods and supplies--including surgical masks, hand soaps, gloves and Dettol-directly to families in need.

• Support volunteers to educate vulnerable communities about preventive measures

Musicians: Salieu Suso, Kevin Nathaniel Hylton, Erik Goldman

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
SHAWN PHILLIPS
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25 advance/$30 at the door
Shawn Phillips is a rock pioneer. Keeping true to his roots in folk music, he experimented with classical, fantasy iconography, surreal verse, mysticism and voice. The results produced the multi-million selling album “Second Contribution.” Four of his 18 albums charted on Billboard’s top 100. Four singles charted on Billboard’s top 40. Celebrating 40 years of recording and touring, Universal Music honored Phillips with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Johannesburg, South Africa on August 23, 2002.

...and beyond
Philadelphia Folklore Project announces its
Community Artists and Organizations Workshop
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia Folklore Project, 735 S 50th St., Philadelphia, PA 19143
RSVP online.
Community artists and organizations involved (or those who wish to be involved) in folk arts in education programs are encouraged to attend this evening workshop. We will explore some of the issues and challenges involved in bringing community-based folk and traditional arts into school settings. We will also share resources to help foster more community artists in schools

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Friday, November 21, 2014
JAY UNGAR & MOLLY MASON
Doors open 7:00 p.m., Show 8 p.m.
SubCulture, 45 Bleecker St., Downstairs, New York, NY
Tickets: $$20 in advance, $25 day of performance
Jay Ungar and Molly Mason achieved international acclaim when their performance of Jay’s composition, Ashokan Farewell, became the musical hallmark of Ken Burns’ The Civil War on PBS. The soundtrack won a Grammy and Ashokan Farewell was nominated for an Emmy. The piece was originally inspired by Jay & Molly’s Ashokan Fiddle & Dance Camps in New York’s Catskill Mountains, which are still going strong today.

Jay and Molly are musicians of enormous talent who draw their repertoire and inspiration from a wide range of American musical styles: 19th-century classics, lively Appalachian, Cajun, and Celtic fiddle tunes and favorites from the golden age of country and swing, along with their own songs, fiddle tunes, and orchestral compositions.

Flushing Town Hall presents
Martha Redbone
7:30 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $15/$12 Members/$10 Students
Powerful singer songwriter, Martha Redbone, fuses 18th century poetry with her Native American and African- American roots to create The Garden of Love — a gorgeous collision of cultures. She is joined by her husband, Aaron Whitby, on keys and melodica, Alan Burroughs on guitar and vocals, and Fred Cash on bass, among others. NEW! Pre-show Members Lounge at 6:30 p.m.

The Folkus Project presents
Karen Savoca & Pete Heitzman
8 p.m.
May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY
Cost: $15 (members $12)
Advance sale tickets are available online at www.folkus.org
Delightfully improvisational performers from upstate New York are electrifying, unique, and always uplifting. On a trip home to his native Syracuse 20 years ago, Pete Heitzman was invited by friends to hear a new singer (Karen Savoca). They met, jammed the night away, and he joined her group (Mind’s Eye) the next day. In that band, they forged their unique style, performing original songs to a packed house every Monday night near the SU campus. Those Monday nights became a seven-year long tradition. Their music confounds even the staunchest pigeon-holers. It’s bravely non-traditional, yet completely accessible. The duo’s live performances are uplifting and hypnotic, and they like to put some funk in the folk. From simple ballads built with subtle piano and guitar to complex textures of layered vocals and innovative guitar work, this is contemporary music at its best.

Caffè Lena presents
The Kennedys
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $16, Member $14, Child and Student $8
Buy tickets online
In a career spanning two decades, New York duo Pete and Maura Kennedy have traversed a broad musical landscape, surveying power pop, acoustic songwriting, organic rock rooted in their early days in Austin, and a Byrds-inspired jangle that drew the attention of Roger McGuinn, Steve Earle, and most notably Nanci Griffith. The duo co-produced Nanci’s latest CD. On their own recent release, Closer Than You Know, the songs have a quality, inherent in Maura’s voice, that is both soothing and urgent. As writers and producers, the Kennedys continue to mature, from their early style-conscious pop to today’s burnished sheen. Always tuned to their own muse, Pete and Maura have once again come up with a unique sound that is as uplifting as it is unique.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
NELL ROBINSON & “THE ROSE OF NO-MAN’S LAND,” featuring Ramblin’ Jack Elliott and NPR’s David Brancaccio
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25 advance/$30 at the door
“Nell Robinson & The Rose Of No-Man镉s Land” is an American family’s musical journey with songs from the Revolutionary War to the present interwoven with 250 years of letters, stories and poetry from Nell’s rural Alabama family. This uniquely crafted concert (also a PBS feature) showcases Nell Robinson’s lush vocal quality and artisan story telling. With an all-star band featuring Jim Nunally (guitar, vocals), Mike Witcher (slide guitar, dobro), Levon Henry (clarinet, soprano sax), Zach Harmon (percussion), Andrew Conklin (string bass) 镃 and of course, two-time Grammy winner and folk icon Ramblin’ Jack Elliott. This show has enjoyed enthusiastic responses from audiences at The Kennedy Center and other venues across the country. The last of the singing cowboys, RAMBLIN’ JACK ELLIOTT has packed so many adventures into his life and stories into his performances that he seems more myth than man. After running away to join the rodeo at fifteen, he traveled and sang with Woody Guthrie, his mentor. Ramblin’ Jack went on to have many adventures with legends like Pete Seeger, Lead Belly, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson and Bob Dylan, who became a friend as Elliott mentored Dylan early in his career and later toured with the Rolling Thunder Review. Jack earned a Grammy in 1995, and was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1998. A film on Elliott shot over the course of two years, The Ballad Of Ramblin’ Jack, premiered at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival and was recently digitally remastered for instant viewing on Netflix and Amazon. With reader David Brancaccio (NPR’s Marketplace; PBS’ Now). Nell Robinson is proud to be partnering with The Veterans Family Support Alliance to raise funds and awareness for Veterans’ healthcare and well-being through this event. For more info, please visit vetfamsa.org.

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Saturday, November 22, 2014
Flushing Town Hall presents
Family Workshop: Martha Redbone
1:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $6/$4 Members & Children Order online or Phone: (718) 463-7700 x222
Traditional music workshop with Martha Redbone (Cherokee & Choctaw). Martha will introduce you to Native American rhythms and sounds in this interactive family-friendly workshop.

Valley Folk presents
Annie and the Hedonists
7:30 p.m.
Drake House Studio Theater, 171 Cedar Arts Center, 155 Cedar Street, Corning, NY
$17.50 at-the-door
Half price for disabled folks and full time students (high school, college) with valid ID.
Children 14 and under free with adult.
A band with a great lead singer and tight harmonies, covering an eclectic mix of acoustic blues, vintage jazz and swing, and folk roots Americana. “Annie struts right to the heart of each sassy, nostalgic song and gives us a piece of her mind in a voice that sits comfortably alongside the greats of the American jazz tradition.” —Sarah Craig, Manager, Caffè Lena.

Flying Cat Music presents
Robert Sarazin Blake and Mike + Ruthy in Concert
Doors open 7:00 p.m., Concert 7:30 p.m.
Empire State Railway Museum, 70 Lower High Street, Phoenicia, NY 12464
Pay what you choose from $10 to $20 with RSVP encouraged to flyingcatmusic@gmail.com
For information, call 845-688-9453 or email flyingcatmusic@gmail.com
Flying Cat Music presents a double bill concert of cutting edge Americana music featuring Robert Sarazin Blake and Mike + Ruthy at the Empire State Railway Museum. Expect warm interplay among these longtime friends in a special double bill show presenting two of the most adventurous acts in acoustic-based roots music. All three are superb musicians who cross genres as effortlessly as most folks cross county lines. It is difficult to characterize the type of music Robert Sarazin Blake creates. Perhaps that’s why descriptions of him tend to veer off into literary references. The Vinyl Anachronist observes: “Robert Sarazin Blake may be the closest thing we have to a beat poet in the 21st century.” At root though, Robert Sarazin Blake is a true folk singer. His songs sketch intimate vignettes of lives as deep as they are ordinary, sung in a wavering baritone voice that perfectly complements his acoustic guitar. In Blake’s hands that instrument is a double agent, weaving a deft soft finger picking spell that lures you into reflection during quiet moments, then floods you in insanely rapid percussive strum bursts at others, creating piercing emotional accents the way a drummer can with crashing cymbals. Throughout it all, the performance is always leavened by Robert’s quick and benevolent wit and the palpable sincerity with which he approaches his craft. Mike + Ruthy are at the heart of an international wave of younger musicians who, for a decade or more, have lovingly and respectfully reinterpreted and reinvigorated what folk music means for a new generation of fans. Mike + Ruthy are Michael Merenda and Ruth Ungar. Folk Alley calls them “one of acoustic America’s most revered musical duos.” Mike and Ruthy were founding members of the groundbreaking folk rock band The Mammals, stepping away to start a family in 2008. Mike and Ruthy began performing as a duo (which sometimes expands into the Mike + Ruthy Band), releasing several acclaimed and mesmerizing albums that stretch musical horizons. They also launched their very own folk festival, called “The Hoot,” beginning its third year of winter and summer gatherings at the Ashokan Center in Olivebridge.

World Music Institute (WMI) presents
AURELIO MARTÍNEZ
8:00 p.m.
Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th St., New York, NY
Tickets: $35, $45 / WMI Friends $30, $40 / Bring a Kid! $5
For more information, call (212) 545-7536
Tickets available online.
Torch-bearer of the Garifuna tradition and the first black member of Honduras’s National Congress, the soulful singer, guitarist and percussionist Aurelio Martínez has come a long way from the tiny fishing village in which he was born. He assumed the lead in preserving the culture’s unique language and extraordinary sound after the passing of its first musical ambassador, Andy Palácio. He’s been casting the warm glow of the Caribbean upon audiences ever since, enchanting all with his bittersweet vocal style, guitar-accompanied paranda ballads and hypnotic percussion. This concert celebrates the release of Aureláo’s new album, Landini, which is the Garifuna term for a canoe’s landing spot on shore.

Caffè Lena presents
Judy Wyle CD Release Concert
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $16, Member $14, Child and Student $8
Buy tickets online
Saratoga singer-songwriter Judy Wyle is celebrating the release of a new CD, Girl In the Silver Leaves. In the studio and on stage, Judy weaves a soulful tapestry of words and melody set in grooving, jazzy R&B arrangements delivered with passion and joy. Azzaam Hameed on piano leads the cast of all-stars: Carl West - bass, Rich Johnson - guitar, Scott Apicelli - drums, and Brian Melick - percussion. The band will be joined by local luminaries Jonathan Green - clarinet, Doug Johnson - harmonica, Perley and Rain Rousseau Smith and Jeanne O’Connor on back-up vocals, with special guest, young Apollo gospel star, Jayda Chance.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
GREG BROWN; with special guest Pieta Brown Brown
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $40 advance/$45 at the door
Greg Brown’s songwriting has earned him the sincerest form of praise: his songs have been covered by such respected songwriters as Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana, Shawn Colvin, Mary Chapin Carpenter and even Jeff Bridges. Greg’s warmth, humor, thundering voice and his comfortable, spontaneous stage presence have earned him the status of practically “always welcome to the table” at festivals and radio shows across the country and around the world. The Poet Game, his 1994 CD, won a NAIRD Indie award, and Further In (1996) was praised by Rolling Stone magazine. His 1997 album Slant 6 Mind was nominated for a Grammy. Going Driftless: An Artist’s Tribute to Greg Brown features some of today’s best female songwriters including Lucinda Williams, Ani DiFranco, Iris Dement, Gillian Welch, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Greg Brown’s three daughters and more. Greg Brown is on practically everyone’s short list as an example of a contemporary folk artist, embodying the genre as much for his generation as did legendary voices from previous generations. Greg started performing at the Towne Crier Cafe before either was a legend, and it’s a treat to have him back!

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Sunday, November 23, 2014
Albany Institute of History & Art announces
MAKING IT AMERICAN LECTURE—A Promising Venture: Shaker Objects in the Index of American Design
Lesley Herzberg, Curator of Collections, Hancock Shaker Village
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Free with museum admission
Produced between 1935 and 1942, the Index is a visual archive of American decorative arts that reflects the expanding interest in our nation’s material culture. Herberg will illuminate the unique design characteristics of the Index’s Shaker Portfolio and how accompanying photographs created a record for their context. This lecture is co-sponsored by Partners for Albany Stories (PASt).

Eighth Step at Proctors announces
Potluck, Jam/Song Circle and Fellowship
A Eighth Step Member and Crew Event
2 p.m.
Glenridge Grange, 24 Pashley Rd., Glenville, NY
Please RSVP by calling 518-434-1703. Let us know what you would like to bring.
The Eighth Step community will be having a Member and Crew fellowship event next Sunday and you are invited! If you are not a member, you can take out a membership now or when you join us next Sunday. The afternoon will include a potluck meal and a jam/song circle led by Clearwater’s Dan Einbender, Rick and Donna Nestler, Rik Palieri and others. You have seen talented Clearwater musicians before on our stages, song circles, and other events, and we are so glad to have them back. Got a tune you want to play? They’re sure to know it and back you up on guitar, banjo, vocals, even dulcimer. If you’re a musician, this is as good as it gets. Wow, what fun! Or just sit back, listen, join the singing if you want and enjoy.
The Eighth Step has been a vibrant music and fellowship community for 47 years. It has been held together by the love and support of volunteers and members. Do come on Sunday!

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Klezmer Jewels with 12th Night Klezmer
3-4:30 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Tickets: $20 General Admission, $15 members, seniors, students

Enjoy a world of klezmer music from its origins in the shtetls of Eastern Europe through its musical journey to the Big Apple with 12th Night Klezmer. This all-Israeli ensemble reclaims authentic rhythm and colors from their original sources and brings back the unique expression of joy and sorrow that made klezmer music so approachable and popular.

Caffè Lena presents
Sultans of String
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18, Member $16, Child and Student $9
Buy tickets online
Chris McKhool (violin) and Kevin Laliberté (guitar) blend violin and flamenco guitar with electronic wizardry to create soundscapes that seem impossible to be coming from just two people. Larger than the sum of its parts, this virtuosic duo takes you on a journey to hear the horses of Sable Island, underwater to hear the calls of Luna the Whale, and on the silk road through Spain and the Middle East, through the Gypsy-jazz cafés of Eastern Europe, and then to their native Canada for a trip to the majestic Arctic. “An organic mix of rumba, Gypsy, jazz, Middle Eastern and Spanish flavours – they all mix together beautifully...brilliantly executed!”—Errol Nazareth, CBC Radio One

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
CHRISTINE LAVIN & DON WHITE
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25 advance/$30 at the door
Christine Lavin’s smart and funny take on contemporary life and foible make for a one-of-a-kind concert. As a songwriter, she brings the shrewd insight and wit of a humor columnist together with a novelist’s eye for evocative details. While the title of her 19th solo album may sound like a disclaimer—I Don’t Make This Stuff Up, I Just Make It Rhyme—it is clear she’s an expert on our days and our ways. Abundantly clever and unabashedly fond of a good laugh, she is fearless; opening her show to the audience in a way that ensures every concert is a one-off. If you laugh and cry within the same ten minutes, you either need a vacation or you are sitting in the audience at a Don White show! Don has emerged as the thoughtful songwriter of the decade whose relevance to our lives is evidenced by the powerful reaction he evokes at every concert. Radio audiences, too, are not safe from the Don White experience. A Vermont DJ said “I’ve never seen anything like it. Every time I play I Know “What Love Is,” the phones light up like a Christmas tree!”

World Music Institute (WMI) announces
Susana Baca
8:00 p.m.
Highline Ballroom,431 W. 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
Tickets: General admission $28, VIP Reserved Seating $60
With a splendid voice and equally impressive interpretive gifts, Susana Baca is a primary exponent of the Afro-Peruvian musical tradition. Baca came to world attention in 1995, when her rendition of “Maria Lando,” a heartbreaking ballad of Third World worker oppression, was included on David Byrne’s The Soul of Black Peru compilation. Since the Byrne compilation, she has toured the United States several times and released several albums, including an eponymously titled solo album on Byrne's Luaka Bop label; a disc, Del Fuego y del Agua, for Tonga Productions; 2002’s Espíritu Vivo, and 2006’s Travesías. Baca is particularly interested in reinterpreting old Afro-Peruvian melodies. At her best, Baca conveys an unforgettable, haunting melancholy, the lament of a people separated from their homeland by a continent and an ocean. Baca was born in the black coastal barrio of Chorrillos, outside Lima, where descendants of slaves have lived since the days of the Spanish Empire.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Center for Traditional Music and Dance announces
The NY Klezmer Series: Aaron Alexander & Friends
Concert at 7:30 p.m., workshop from 5:30 p.m-7:00 p.m.
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St., between Columbus and Central Park West on Manhattan’s Upper West Side
Admission to the concert is $15, instrumentalists may attend a pre-concert workshop for $25, or purchase a combined ticket concert/workshop for $35 and you can sit in at the post-concert jam session
For more information, visit aaronalexander.com/wp/concert-schedule
Klezmer music is the instrumental party music of the Jewish People from Eastern Europe — (Ashkenazim). It’s origins are in the 16th century, and it has evolved and assimilated local influences (Russian, Romanian, Ottoman, Hungarian etc.) wherever Ashkenazim have lived since. It is essentially Yiddish music – the instrumental music of people who spoke (and speak) Yiddish. It came to America with the immigration of Jews from Eastern Europe beginning in late 19th century, and has had a wonderful history in America, where it also assimilated American music traditions.

The Arts Center of the Capital Region presents
NUTS AND BOLTS Workshop: MARKETING FOR ARTISTS
> 7:00-8:30 p.m.
The Arts of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180, (518) 273-0552
Cost: Free
Enrollment Max: 20. Call to register ahead.
Marketing is a challenge for any artist or small business. Liz Friedman gives an introduction to the ins and outs of marketing as an artist. Liz holds an MBA and operates her own company Green Room. She will provide an introduction to marketing mechanics and strategies for getting better at marketing.

Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club announces
Old-Time Instrumental Jam
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain, 513 Henry Street (at Sackett St.), in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
For more information, email alanfriend_music@mindspring.com
Wanna jam? Alan Friend will lead an old-time jam. Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar, etc. Acoustic instruments only. Buy some delicious desserts and socialize.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Caffè Lena presents
Acoustic Blues Jam with host Sonny Speed
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Admission is $5 No advanced ticket sales. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
If you have the Blues, play the blues, or love the Blues we got you covered! Caffè Lena, The Saratoga Acoustic Blues Society and the Capital Region Blues Network have teamed up to present a monthly acoustic blues open mic. We’re looking for acoustic Blues players of all ages, styles, and playing levels to present Blues originals and covers on the famed Caffè Lena stage. Get connected with members of SABS and the CRBN as well as other Blues fans and become a part of what’s happening in the Blues scene. Bring your acoustic guitar, harps, slides, mandolin, bass or whatever (Lena’s has the piano) and sign up for a slot to play solo, as a duo, ensemble or even have players in the room join you on stage. The event will be held on the 4th Wednesday of the month and hosted by SABS & CRBN member Sonny Speed. Sign up is 7 p.m. Names are pulled out of a lottery at 7:30 p.m. A monthly featured act opens up with a short set. The open mic follows.

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Friday, November 28, 2014
Caffè Lena presents
Brooks Williams
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18, Member $16, Child and Student $9
Buy tickets online
Ranked one of the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, singer-songwriter Brooks Williams writes grooving songs and delivers them with an easy-going vocal style and monstrous guitar chops. Walking the line between blues and Americana, Williams has worked stages worldwide for over 25 years, amassing a staggering catalogue of songs, recordings and tales. With nearly 20 CDs to his name – and more on the way – this Statesboro, Georgia native is “impossible not to like.” (americanaUK)

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
CHERISH THE LADIES
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $35 advance/$40 at the door
Rescheduled from July.
When describing Cherish The Ladies, the critics say it best: “It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do” (
Boston Globe); “An astonishing array of virtuosity” (Washington Post); “Expands the annals of Irish music in America...the music is passionate, tender and rambunctious” (NY Times).

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Saturday, November 29, 2014
Polka vs. Country
with Polka Country Musicians and West of the Mark
Doors open at 5 p.m., Music at 8 p.m.
Howdy’s, 8166 Main St., Williamsville, NY 14221
Admission: $10 advance, $15 at door. Advance tickets can be purchased at shop.howdysmusic.com or by contacting DyngusNY@aol.com
Limited table reservations. RSVP tables at DyngusNY@aol.com
Come join us for an interesting combination of Country/Polka Music that’s sure to keep the dance floor packed. On the Country side of things, West of the Mark is an award-winning Country Band from Buffalo, and they will be crashing the Polka Party presented by the Polka Country Musicians, U.S.P.A. award-winners from Connecticut.

Ashokan Music & Dance announces
Fifth Saturday Contradance
7:30-10:30 p.m.
Beginner Instruction 1:30-2:00 p.m.
St John’s Evangelical Lutheran, 55 Wilbur Blvd, Poughkeepsie, NY
Admission: $10/5 full time students
Ted Crane calling with Mooncoin: Ambrose Verdibello, fiddle; and Susie Deane, keyboard and guitar.

Caffè Lena presents
Annie and the Hedonists
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18, Member $16, Child and Student $9
Buy tickets online
This breezy, fun-loving band led by Annie and Jonny Rosen offers a wide-ranging repertoire. From the gospel-rock of Sister Rosetta Tharpe to the high-lonesome bluegrass of Claire Lynch and the irresistible swing of Fats Waller, the torchy, honey voice of Annie Rosen takes center stage, with super-tight, expert backing provided by husband Jonny Rosen on guitar, multi-instrumentalist Peter Davis on clarinet, tenor guitar, piano, and vocals, and Don Young on bass. This show always packs the house so get your tickets early!

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
LIVINGSTON TAYLOR; with special guest Don Lowe
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $40 advance/$45 at the door
A member of one of the most successful and renowned musical families since the Von Trapps, Prof. Livingston Taylor is a known for his winning ways with audiences. And for a range that includes folk, pop, jazz, gospel and the standards.

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Sunday, November 30, 2014
Albany Institute of History & Art announces
Delicious December: How the Dutch Brought Us Santa, Presents, and Treats
Author Peter Rose
2:00 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Free admission
As part of the museum’s Thanksgiving weekend celebration, Home for the Holidays, renowned food historian Peter Rose will share stories and recipes from her newest book, Delicious December. Join her for a delightful exploration of the Dutch roots of many of our favorite holiday traditions as she tempts us with more than a hundred treasured recipes adapted for contemporary entertaining. Treats will be available to sample and purchase.

Caffè Lena presents
Hot Club of Saratoga
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18, Member $16, Child and Student $9
Buy tickets online
Saratoga’s popular gypsy jazz quintet, The Hot Club of Saratoga, has developed a hugely fun repertoire reflects the spirit and style of The Quintet of The Hot Club of France, featuring Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, most prominent in the 1930s and kept alive through a line of gypsy jazz artists ever since. This ensemble features five superb gypsy jazz enthusiasts: Chad Tallman, guitar; Tucker Callander, violin; Chuck Kish, guitar and accordion; Dylan Perrillo, string bass; and Jonathan Greene on clarinet and sax.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
MITCH WOODS & His Rocket 88s; also special guest Petey Hop & The Jackrabbits
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20 advance/$25 at the door
Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88s have been the torchbearers of a great American blues musical heritage, not for two years but two decades. Taking their inspiration from the great jump n’ boogie outfits of the late ’40s and early ’50s, they breathe fresh life into the music that gave birth to rock ’n’ roll. Woods styled his group after the jumpin’ n’ jivin’, shoutin’ n’ honkin’, pumpin’ n’ poundin’ bands of Louis Jordan, Wynonie Harris, Joe and Jimmy Liggins, Amos Milburn, and Roy Milton. Adding a healthy dose of New Orleans rhythm and blues, piledrivin’ piano, and some of his own contemporary playful lyrics, Woods and His Rocket 88s forge their own brand of music they call “rock-a-boogie.”

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Irish Traditional Music Session every Monday

Mondays, 8-11 p.m.
Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue (on 46th St), Manhattan
Free admission; food and drink are available. For more info 212-247-2562
Tenor banjo, harmonica and fiddle player Don Meade and friends get together every Monday night for an Irish traditional music session in the back room of this historic Hell’s Kitchen bar/restaurant. Musicians and singers welcome.


Caribbean Cultural Center/African Diasporan Institute (CCCADI) with AfriPOP! and Weeksville Heritage Society announces
“AFTER AFROPOLITAN Exhibition: Call For Submissions


Due date: November 21, 2014

The After Afropolitan curatorial team invites artists of all genres to submit work for consideration for the exhibition, presented by CCCADI in partnership with AfriPOP! and Weeksville Heritage Society, slated for opening in February 2015 at the Weeksville Heritage Society, 1698 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY 11213.

After Afropolitan offers artists and audiences who are living any of the countless African experiences the opportunity to present new frameworks of being that shift yesterday’s essentialist metrics of nation, race, respectability, or time. Afropolitan challenged the notion of the static African experience or place. This exhibition deconstructs and expands the conversation around the term to, at once, tribute Africa’s vanguard legacy while interrogating the divergent paths being blazed today to peer at the yet unchartered territories of experience and imagination in the African Diaspora. The curatorial team includes artists, curators, and thought leaders on and off the continent, bringing together multiple angles and refractions of thought, to explore what it means to be a self-determined African making progress, making contributions, and unapologetically holding space for African rubrics and interests in the world today.

Africans, innovators of sophisticated aesthetics and philosophies, have always set the cultural pace for the world. Keeping pace with a tradition of outpacing we ask: How has “Afropolitan” crystallized aspects of our genius? What aspects of our experiences fall outside the Afropolitan gaze? And, of course what comes next, After Afropolitan?


For more information, contact education@CCCADI.org

SUBMISSIONS
In order for your submission to be considered complete, please forward ALL of the items below:

1. Please submit 5-10 hi-res jpeg images with descriptions completed on Inventory List (title, medium, dimensions, date(s) of completion). Images should be submitted via a flickr link or CD.
2. CV or Resume
3. Artist Statement – as it relates specifically to the exhibition’s topic.
4. Brief bio
5. For videos, email link or file. (Must be Quicktime compatible).
6. Submission Application available online.

Please submit completed application package to education@CCCADI.org by November 21st 2014, subject line: AFTER AFROPOLITAN - ARTIST SUBMISSION


Staten Island arts announces
“My Staten Island” Quilt Project


When: Thursdays August 20 – November 20; 12-1 p.m.
Where: 2nd floor CLLD Rotunda, JCC, 1466 Manor Rd, SI, NY


The Center for Life Long Development (CLLD) Quilt Class invites you to participate in the “My Staten Island”; Quilt Project. Make your mark on a map of Staten Island that will become part of a CLLD class sewing project.

What area of Staten Island has special meaning to you? The restaurant where you were proposed to, a marsh where you watch green herons, the school where you play sports or the ferry on which you commute or commuted before you retired? Work together on a group project and mark a representational symbol into a map of Staten Island. Take the opportunity to share your experiences, journey through past and present, log in and leave comments.

If you are not able to make your mark in person, you can email mysiquilt@yahoo.com. One of the class participants will place your mark and your story will be added to the quilt log.

The sale proceeds of the “My Staten Island” quilt will be donated to the CLLD Program.


The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Sunnyside Singers Club: Every Wednesday
8-11 p.m.
Co-sponsored with and held at the Aubergine Cafe, 49-22 Skillman Avenue at the corner of 50th Street in Woodside, Queens
Come join us every Wednesday for a 3-hour pub style sing-around. All songs are welcome, as are acoustic instruments. Occasionally there is a featured guest performer for part of the evening. Sandwiches, salads, coffee, tea, wine, and beer are available. Featured guest, November 19: Mary Courtney, Mary grew up in a musical family in the parish of Castlegregory, near the sea in County Kerry, and is a remarkable singer and guitarist. Her music is an engaging collaboration of traditional Irish music and a progressive social conscience born of a political education in the United States.

Albany Institute of History & Art announces a
CALL FOR ORNAMENTS


Help us get ready for our Home for the Holidays Free Thanksgiving Weekend!

The Albany Institute is decking its halls for the holidays by trimming trees brimming with ornaments made by our community. The more ornaments we have, the more trees we can trim and the more we can celebrate the holidays!

FROM NOVEMBER 1 to NOVEMBER 14
Drop off your ornaments at the front desk of the Albany Institute of History & Art at 125 Washington Avenue in Albany, New York, during our open hours.

All ornaments must be:
handmade or hand-embellished
no bigger than 5" wide, tall, or deep
no more than 4oz (no, we won’t weigh it, but we have to hang it on a tree)

You can pick them up from the museum after January 1, 2015. We will keep your packaging to keep it safe, too!

Need more information? Call the front desk at the museum...they have all the details! They can be reached at (518) 463-4478 or you can email information@albanyinstitute.org.


Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Lifelong Learning Classes beginning in October

Museum at Eldridge Street
12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002

This fall our lifelong learning classes offer fascinating opportunities for Bible study, learning about immigrant history on the Lower East Side and starting a family memoir.

Modernity and the Bible with Dr. Regina Stein
8 sessions: Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., beginning October 21
Who wrote the Bible? Did the events it presents happen as the Bible describes them? Is the text of the Torah scroll accurate? Medieval rabbinic commentators had clear answers to these questions. But modern scientific discoveries, archaeology and literary theories radically challenged many traditional notions. How should we read the Bible in the 21st century? To answer this complex question, we will explore some of the personalities, ideas and debates from the classical rabbinic period to the Middle Ages, and from the Enlightenment to today. $15 per class; $110 for all eight classes.

The Many Faces of the Torah with Dr. Regina Stein
8 sessions: Thursdays, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., beginning October 23
The Five Books of the Torah have always been interpreted in many different ways. Using the weekly Torah portion as our jumping off point, we will delve into Biblical texts, commentaries, and the questions they raise. From the 1st century allegory of Philo in Alexandria to the critical commentaries of contemporary American and Israeli scholars, we will discuss and debate insights from a variety of disciplines as we continue the Jewish tradition of Torah study. $15 per class; $110 for all eight classes.

Immigrant Communities on the Lower East Side with Barry Feldman
5 Wednesdays, starting October 22 from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Waves of Irish, German, Eastern European Jews, Slavs, Italians, Hispanics and Asians transformed sparse farmlands into thriving ethnic enclaves on the Lower East Side in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Explore the social, cultural and religious patterns that enriched these communities and their relationships with each other. Three classroom discussion sessions will be enhanced by two walking tours exploring the diverse immigrant history of the Lower East Side. $15 per class; $65 for all five classes.

Memoir Writing Workshop with with folklorist Dr. Hanna Griff-Sleven
4 Mondays, starting November 17 from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Have you been meaning to get your family story down on paper? Are there photographs and ephemera whose stories you want to record and pass down to the next generation? In this supportive classroom environment, share your family objects and anecdotes and be prompted to write about them in class. Each week you’ll focus on a different family object or event, and the end result will be the beginning of a valuable family document. $15 per class; $50 for all four classes.


Middle Atlantic Folklife Association (MAFA) announces a
CALL FOR PAPERS for its Biennial Conference of the Middle Atlantic Folklife Association

Theme: Land and Sea – Geography, Economy, and Culture in the American Experience

Date: March 27–28, 2015
Location: Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
Partner Organization: Eastern American Studies Association (EASA)

This year, MAFA will be partnering with the Eastern American Studies Association to hold a joint conference. The location of this year’s meeting – Rowan University in New Jersey – provides a vantage from which to view diverse features of the Eastern United States. Looking to the east is the Atlantic Ocean and the famous “Jersey Shore.” Although many people know the “Shore” for its popular entertainments, beauty contests, and gambling, it also has a longstanding maritime folk culture, including the craft of the renowned Jersey Skiff, in addition to the east of the “Pine Barrens” that attracted studies of its residents known as “Pineys” by the American Folklife Center. To the west is the Delaware River and the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Glassboro, the home of Rowan University, is historically connected to early American manufacturing – the renowned “Glass Works in the Woods” that has led some scholars to view the Delaware Valley as the cradle of American industrialism. Yet southern New Jersey is also known for being a leading producer of fresh fruits and vegetables, including cranberries, blueberries, tomatoes, and escarole/endive. The varied landscape facilitates identities often by occupational and recreational communities. Evidence of its crossroads reputation is the Glassboro Summit in 1967 between President Lyndon Johnson and Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin, with the Glassboro site chosen because it is equidistant between New York and Washington, DC

Against the backdrop of this geographic crossroads, the program committee invites papers, forums, and sessions that explore the connections of geography, economy, and culture in the American experience. The committee is interested not only in historical and cultural analyses of social adaptation to the landscape but also in organizational efforts to interpret, conserve, and enhance community identities, public heritage, and folk traditions. These studies need not be limited to New Jersey – they can include the Atlantic World. In sum, this conference will explore the local, regional, and global patterns and exchanges that contribute to the distinctive eastern American mix of land and sea. As always, MAFA is open to papers and panels on any topic of American folklore and folklife, including those which do not fit under the conference theme. Both university and public folklorists are strongly encouraged to attend.


Submission Guidelines: Individual Papers: Send a short abstract (no more than 500 words) and a brief CV or resume of no more than two pages.

Full Panels: Send a cover sheet with the title of the panel, the names of each participant, and the titles of their presentations. Include a short abstract of each paper (no more than 500 words) as well as a CV or resume of no longer than two pages for each panel participant.

All materials should be sent to Christie Briley at czb5178@psu.edu before January 9, 2015.

Graduate students whose proposals are accepted will be encouraged to submit their final papers electronically several weeks prior to the conference if they wish to be considered for the Simon J. Bronner Award for the outstanding graduate paper in American Studies.


Albany Institute of History and Art invites you to
Connect with Artists in Upcoming Art for All Sessions

Get creative in our studio!

Art for All programs are offered each Saturday, October through May from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Adults and children of all ages are welcome to join us in the Albany Institute’s art studio on Saturdays for drop-in art making.

This season, artists of the 2014 Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region exhibition will make guest appearances and lead Art for All activities on certain Saturdays. Activities include painting, felting, drawing exercises, multimedia work, and more!


Art for All participation is FREE with museum admission!
For more information, visit the Institute’s website

Artist Schedule
Sat., Oct. 18, 2014 Lutz Scherneck, Painting with Non Traditional Materials
Sat., Nov. 1, 2014 Lou Getty, Felting
Sat., Nov. 8, 2014 Marie-Louise McHugh, Painting
Sat., Nov. 15, 2014 David Ricci, Exploring Shape and Color with Paper Piecing
Sat., Dec. 6, 2014 Oliver Peters, Multi Media Landscapes
Sat., Dec. 20, 2014 Katie DeGroot, Painting
Sat. Jan. 10, 2015 Ginger Ertz, Pipe Cleaner and Bead Sculpture
Sat. Jan. 17, 2015 Alta Turner, Weaving
Schedule subject to change.


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ONGOING EXHIBITIONS AND PRODUCTIONS
Iroquois Indian Museum announces
Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014
May 3: Opening Reception, 1 to 3 p.m.
Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, NY
For more information contact: info@iroquoismuseum.org, or 518-296-8949
Open April 1 through November 30* Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
*closing each day at 4 p.m. during the months of April and November
Admission: Adults - $8.00; Group(7+) $6.40, Seniors - $6.50; Group $5.20, Students (12 to 17) - $6.50; Group $5.20, Children 5 to 12 - $5.00; Group $4.00, Children under 5 - free
What contemporary concerns warrant our attention and creative comment?Works exploring boundaries and borders, environment, hydro-fracking, economy, gaming, the digital/disposable age, sports mascots, the impact of national/international events and decisions, the role of tradition and community, and the state of the Arts will be featured.

April 1, 2014 —November 30, 2014

The Noble Maritime Collection presents
Daily Life at Sailors’ Snug Harbor Exhibition
Thursday-Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
Noble Maritime Collection; 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building D, Staten Island, NY 10301
For more information about the exhibition, call (718) 447-6490
The Noble Maritime Collection will present a new exhibition, Daily Life at Sailors’ Snug Harbor, that focuses on the life of an average mariner, or “Snug” as Sailors’ Snug Harbor residents were called, from the time of his admission to the retirement home until his death. Exploration of health care, dormitory life, work activities, and recreation at the home will illustrate how the site, which encompassed five dormitories, two hospitals, a cathedral and chapel, a dock house and bathhouse on the Kill van Kull, and a farm, as well as its own morgue and cemetery, provided exceptional, free, and democratic eleemosynary care for 150 years.

June 26, 2014 —May 31, 2015
The Japan Culture Center of Western New York, in partnership with The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University present
Between Two Worlds: Poured Paperworks by Sarah Brayer
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, 5795 Lewiston Road, Niagara University, New York 14109, 716-286-8200
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For more information, please contact Carrie Hertz, PhD, Curator of Folk Arts at 716-286-8290
The Japan Culture Center of Western New York, in partnership with the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University (CAM), is proud to announce a new exhibition showcasing the work of Sarah Brayer, a Rochester-born artist living in Kyoto. Since the 1980s, Sarah has been making large-scale, handmade paperworks as the only Westerner working in the 800-year old papermaking village of Echizen. The wall panels, screens, and scrolls that she produces by strategically pouring paper pulp evoke themes common to traditional Japanese arts—abstracted visions of landscape, ocean, and celestial scenes. Lately, Sarah has incorporated photo-luminescent pigments that glow in fading light. By combining her training in both Eastern and Western artistic styles, Sarah says her “task is to find new ways of expression in an age old tradition” known in Japan as “washi.” With your support, Between Two Worlds: Poured Paperworks by Sarah Brayer, will be on view July 20 – December 21, 2014, at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University. Split between two galleries—mirror images of each other, the exhibition will explore Sarah’s geographic and artistic journey between two cultural worlds. One gallery, the “daylight” gallery, will introduce visitors to Sarah’s personal style and its relationship to Japanese aesthetic and technical traditions, while the other—the “night” gallery—will invite visitors to enter a meditative space enhanced by music and lighting that transitions slowly from bright to dark. As the light fades and rises again, luminous pigments within the artworks will reveal new dimensions before visitors’ eyes. As part of a week-long celebration of cultural connections between Japan and Western New York in October, Sarah will make a special visit to Buffalo. A reception at the Castellani Art Museum will give visitors a chance to meet her in person and listen to her talk about her work.

July 20, 2014 —December 21, 2014

The Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library presents
Photo of Juan Bon Bom Galbez demonstrating the Chilean art of braiding manes
Photo of Juan Bon Bom Galbez demonstrating the Chilean art
of braiding manes

STABLE VIEWS: Voices and Stories from the Thoroughbred Racetrack
Opening: Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
The Folklife Center of Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls, New York 12801, 518.792.6508
Cost: Free Admission
Based upon research by NYFS Executive Director, Ellen McHale, through an Archie Green Fellowship in Occupational Folklore from the Library of Congress, this exhibition portrays the workers in the “backstretch” of the thoroughbred racetracks. Through photographs and their reflections of work in their own words, it portrays the work and workers behind the scenes within thoroughbred racing.The exhibition features the paintings of Sarah Camele Arnold, handmade objects by riders and trainers, and video. Read more...
August 5, 2014 —December 2014
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art presents the
Race, Love, and Labor: New Work from The Center for Photography at Woodstock’s Artist-in-Residency Program
Curated by Sarah Lewis
Opening reception: Saturday, September 6, 2014, 5-7 p.m.
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sara Bedrick Gallery, Samuel Dorsksy Museum of Art, State University of New York, 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY 12561, 845.257.3844

Suggested Donation: $5
It is impossible to separate the history of photography from the history of labor, love, and race in America. This exhibition, culled from the collection of the Center for Photography at Woodstock’s Artist-in-Residency program, displays images by artists who understand the needs of labor in the fullest sense of the word: a means through which we birth ourselves anew. These artists are participants in a 15-year-old tradition at the Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW), which offers artists of color one of the requirements for a sterling creative practice—embryonic time to probe deeply, unfettered by distractions. At the 20th anniversary of CPW’s partnership with the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, it is a moment to honor this residency and examine the themes that have emerged from the resulting, irreplaceable pictures. The 20 artists whose work is featured in the exhibition are: Endia Beal, William Cordova, Isaac Diggs, Caleb Ferguson, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Nikita Gale, Gerard H. Gaskin, Eyakem Gulilat, Tommy Kha, Kathya Maria Landeros, Deana Lawson, Alma Leiva, Yijun Pixy Liao, Gina Osterloh, Dawit L. Petros, Tim Portlock, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Xaviera Simmons, Joanna Tam, and Preston Wadley.

August 27, 2014 —December 14, 2014

ArtsWestchester announces
New NY Bridge Art Show
Rockland Art Opening
Friday, September 5th, 6-8 p.m.
142 Main Street, Nyack, NY

Westchester Art Opening
Friday, September 12th, 6-8 p.m.
2 North Broadway, Tarrytown, NY
Hours: Monday – Friday, 11 a.m.– 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.– 4 p.m.
Free and open to the public
For more information, please contact Andrew O’Rourke (518.941.6945) or Dan Marcy (845.641.6293) For artists on both sides of the Hudson River, the Tappan Zee Bridge has been a familiar sight in the Hudson Valley landscape and an inspiration throughout the years. We ask you to join us in honoring the combined talent and vision of the local artists who submitted to the inaugural Bridge Art Show. With 87 submissions from over 60 artists, there is something for everyone. To celebrate the twin span bridge project, the New NY Bridge Art Show will have two opening nights in Rockland and Westchester counties. We will be unveiling the best of show and two runners up in both counties. The 2014 Bridge Art Show is presented in collaboration with ArtsWestchester, Rockland Center for the Arts, Rivertown Artists Workshop, and Nyack Art Collective.

September 5, 2014 — November 1, 2014

The History Center in Tompkins County presents
EXHIBIT: “CAPTAINS, COMMERCE, AND COMMUNITY: THE IMPACT OF THE ERIE CANAL ON TOMPKINS COUNTY”
Opening reception: Friday, September 5th, 2014 5-8 p.m.
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The History Center, 401 East State Street, Ithaca, NY (one block east of the Ithaca Commons)
For more information, please contact Catherine Duffy, Curator, at 607.273.8284 ext. 0
The History Center in Tompkins County will open their new exhibit “Captains, Commerce, and Community: The Impact of the Erie Canal on Tompkins County” on Friday, September 5th at 5 p.m.. The artifact-based exhibit will explore the lasting effects of the Erie Canal on Tompkins County. In 1828 the Seneca-Cayuga Canal, an extension of the Erie Canal, was opened, connecting Cayuga Lake, and therefore Tompkins County to the economic watercourse that spanned across most of New York State. Combined with the increasing ubiquity of railroads, the Canal system changed Tompkins County from a collection of quiet lake-side towns into a mass of booming centers of commerce and industry. Captains, Commerce, and Community will illustrate the changes and effects the Canal had on this region through representational artifacts from The History Center’s object collection. A series of themes will be explored over the course of the 12-month exhibit, which includes commerce (September through December 2014), boats and their builders (January through April 2015), and travelers and community folk (May through August 2015). This exhibit has been made possible through a generous grant from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. In 2012 the ECNHC funded the development of a Canalway object collection, and provided The History Center the opportunity to gain greater intellectual control over its object collection. Additionally, the project supported the complete inventorying of The History Center's permanent Open Storage display. As a result, The History Center has ascertained a classifiable collection of historical objects that directly relate to the Erie Canal.

September 6, 2014 —August 29, 2015
Taller Boricua presents the exhibition
A FEATHER IN EACH HAND
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, September 19, 6-9 p.m.
Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 12-6 p.m., Thurs. 1-7 p.m. | Sun. and Mon. Closed
Taller Boricua Gallery at the Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center | The Puerto Rican Workshop, Inc.,1680 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10029 | 212.831.4333
Admission: Free
For additional information about Esperanza Cortés or Michael Pribich contact TALLER BORICUA:212.831.4333 / marcos_cuba@hotmail.com
Taller Boricua Galleries is pleased to present this year’s inaugural exhibition “Feather in Each Hand” featuring a selection of work including various installations, sculptures and assemblages by these New York City artists.
ESPERANZA CORTÉS: Esperanza Cortés is a Colombian born contemporary New York artist who has exhibited in the United States in galleries and museums: “My interest in the folk art traditions, art rituals, music and dance of Latin America, The Caribbean and Africa and their continuous and evolving changes are at the core of my sculpture, installations and interventions. I use a wide variety of materials and sculptural methods often in combinations with reworked found objects that are impregnated with cultural symbols that act as sites of memory.”
MICHAEL PRIBICH: Michael Pribich grew up in Northern California and has lived in New York City since 1990. His art work is informed by social justice issues: “The importance of dreams, and desire is emphasized in overcoming obstacles that make every day life seem insurmountable.”


September 19, 2014 — November 1, 2014

Erie Canal Museum announces
42 Miles of Wonder- The Oswego Canal
Monday through Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse, NY 13202, 315.471.0593
Admission to the Museum is Free. A $5.00 suggested donation is greatly appreciated.
A new photographic exhibit by Nick D’Innocenzo tells the story of the Oswego Canal and those who built it. The display is a cooperative exhibit of the H. Lee White Maritime Museum in Oswego and the Erie Canal Museum; it will travel to locations along the Oswego Canal throughout 2015. Its final pieces and production were made possible by grants from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and the Richard S. Shineman Foundation.

October 1, 2014 —November 2, 2014
Albany Institute of History & Art presents the exhibition
Undercover: Revealing Design in Quilts, Coverlets, and Bed Hangings
W 10-5 p.m.; Th 10-8 p.m.; F&S 10-5 p.m.; Sun. Noon-5 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12210, 518/463-4478
In the private space of the bedroom, the world takes center stage. There, on the elevated platform of the bed, matters of politics, international trade, social events, and cultural affairs come alive in the elaborate designs and patterns displayed on American quilts, coverlets, and bed hangings. Bed covers of all types are the perfect canvas for displaying ideas about the world beyond the bedroom door. They make connections to foreign lands, express patriotic fervor, and fabricate realms of fantasy and childhood whimsy. The exhibition investigates the designs and patterns that decorate American bed covers of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. More than 30 bed covers and complementary objects such as illustrated books, paintings, ceramics, and botanical specimens reveal a variety of design sources used by American women and men to decorate their beds.

Participate in Our Quilt Wall Hanging Challenge
In conjunction with this exhibition, the Albany Institute invites you to participate in our Quilt Wall Hanging Challenge. The Challenge is open to anyone, any age. All wall hangings will be exhibited during our Home for the Holidays weekend (November 28, 29, and 30). Each challenge kit includes three different Exclusively Quilters fabrics, and kits are available for pick up at the Albany Institute while supplies last. Additional fabrics, trims, notions, etc., may be incorporated as desired. One entry per person. For full rules, please visit our website. Questions? Call Barbara at (518) 463-4478 ext. 405.


October 11, 2014 — March 8, 2015

The Arts Center of the Capital Region presents the exhibition
ABECEDARIUS | Colin Boyd + Michael Oatman
Opening Reception: Friday, October 31, 5-9 p.m.
The Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180, 518.273.0552
GALLERY HOURS: Mon-Thurs: 11a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m; Sunday: Noon- 4 p.m.;
Exhibitions are free and open to the public.
Abecedarius explores the natural world and the roles humans have played in its misshaping over the years. Opening on Halloween, a holiday that embraces monsters, Abecedarius ushers viewers into a visual history lesson on extinction, scientific mishap, and mythology. The show features encounters with ideas unknown, undercooked, and just plain stupid. Finally, Abecedarius will import/export the violence and majesty of worlds otherwise labeled, “out there,” “in here,” and “the future.” Using the literary format of an Abecedarian (“A is for Apple,” “B is for Bear,” “C is for Crops Patented by Monsanto”), the two artists will turn the gallery into a walkable cautionary tale – with a few nervous laughs – and the goal of the observer to walk away with a better understanding of how our actions impact the earth.

October 31, 2014 — December 23, 2014

The Seaway Trail announces
Quilts=Art=Quilts
Presented by the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center
Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m.
Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee Street, Auburn, NY 13021, (315) 255-1553
Admission: Adults: $6; Members, 12 & under, and exhibiting artists: Free
An exhibition an 77 quilts by 73 artists on display. Check the calendar of events for a list of activities associated with this exhibit, including workshops, trunk shows, and raffle. If you can’ make it to Auburn, you can still view the collection online: http://vimeo.com/110716573

November 2, 2014 — January 4, 2015

The Seaway Trail announces
Sweet Creations Gingerbread House Display and Auction in Rochester

10 a.m.-5 p.m.
George Eastman House, 900 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
For more information on this exhibit or to participate in the show, contact Kathy Connor, Curator of the George Eastman House at (585) 271-3361 x 242 or via email at kconnor@geh.org
The stunning presentation of dozens of cleverly designed and decorated gingerbread creations will be on view throughout the museum. The display features clever confections from professional bakers, families, and community groups. Each is available for purchase via silent auction. In addition, the National Historic Landmark house is elaborately decorated for the holidays.

November 7, 2014 — December 17, 2014

The New York State Museum, in collaboration with the Shaker Museum in Mount Lebanon, Hancock Shaker Village, and the Shaker Heritage Society (Albany), as well as the State Library and State Archives, present the exhibition
The Shakers: America’ Quiet Revolutionaries
Museum Open Tuesday-Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
New York State Museum, Cultural Education Center, 260 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY 12230
Admission: The NYS Museum is free. Donations are accepted at the door
The exhibition details one of the most significant and influential communal religious groups in American History. Artifacts from these preeminent Shaker collections will be exhibited together for the first time at the New York State Museum in November 2014. The Shakers launched a revolution parallel to the American Colonies’ struggle against British rule. As they sought religious freedom in America, their spiritual practices and community focus set them apart from greater society. Their devotional routines as well as their product innovations, marketing acumen and views towards gender equality seemed “revolutionary” to the outside world. Thematically divided into six areas, the exhibit will show how the Shakers’ unique model of an equal society challenged the norms of the new nation.

November 15, 2014 — March 6, 2016

...and beyond
John Michael Kohler Arts Center announces
This Must Be The Place
Opening Celebration: Friday, October 3, 6-9 p.m.
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 608 New York Ave., Sheboygan, WI 53081-4507, 920.458.6144
Admission FREE to Arts Center members. (Join today!) General Public: $10 (Buy tickets) Tickets also available at the door.
Enjoy a musical performance by Painted Caves, hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar. Get your tickets online. 7:30 p.m.—Tour the galleries with curator of the series, Karen Patterson, and six exhibiting artists.
Original installations, sculpture, photography, film, and work by vernacular environment builders reveal powerful places of influence in twelve artists’ lives. This series of five exhibitions invites consideration of “place” as far more than a particular point on a map. Rather, it brings to light the humanity, meaning, and identity that can be drawn from and invested in a place when the experience of it transcends materiality.
Kim Morgan: Range Light, Borden-Carleton, PEI, 2010
September 14, 2014–January 4, 2015
Martin Prekop: House
September 14, 2014–January 4, 2015
Kevin Blythe Sampson: Ironbound
September 14, 2014–February 1, 2015
Building Stories: Including works by Heather Benning, Beverly Buchanan, Scott Carter, Sanford Darling, Frank Albert Jones (1900–1969), Alexandre Larose, and Sebura & Gartelmann
October 3, 2014–February 15, 2015
Brent Green: Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then
October 3, 2014–February 1, 2015


Houston Arts Alliance announces
Stories of a Workforce
Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 5-7:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. Remarks, RSVP
Exhibition Hours: Mon., Tues., and- Thurs., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Wed., 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Houston Public Library, Julia Ideson Building, 500 McKinney St., Houston, TX 77002
Free and open to the public
In conjunction with Transported + Renewed, Houston Arts Alliance’s Folklife + Traditional Arts program in partnership with the Houston Public Library will present the major exhibition Stories of a Workforce: Celebrating the Centennial of the Houston Ship Channel. The exhibition explores the diverse culture, heritage, and lore of work associated with the Port of Houston and the Houston Ship Channel.

September 23, 2014 —January 31, 2015

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