Northwest Connecticut Arts Council: Spring 2014 CultureMIX! Connect and network with the region’s arts community; hear about the Arts Council's upcoming events and workshops; discover the Village Center for the Arts. Free admission; donations welcome. 5:30 p.m.–7 p.m. Village Center for the Arts, 12 Main Street, New Milford, CT. RSVP online via artsnwct.org. (860) 618-0075.
Warner Theatre: The Jazz Ambassadors, the official touring big band of the United States Army: 19-member ensemble performing big band swing, bebop, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland, and more. 7:30 p.m.68 Main Street, Torrington, CT. (860) 489-7180.
Moviehouse, Millerton: Elton John: The Million Dollar Piano. Captured live from his residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. 7 p.m. $15. 48 Main Street. (518) 789-0022.
Pawling Library: The Musical Story: The Power of Illustrating with Music. Composer, writer, and storyteller Marian Grudko will perform her latest work, “Harriet,” accompanied by her original music played live on an electronic piano. Adults and children ages 10 and up. 7 p.m.–8 p.m. Registration required. 11 Broad St, Pawling. (845) 855-3444; www.pawlinglibrary.org.
UPAC: The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites, with the Mermaid Theatre. Pre-K–Grade 2. 10 a.m. Common Core curriculum standards and other resources available at the Bardavon website. Schools, members, and individual children, $6; adults, $10. UPAC: 601 Broadway, Kingston (845) 339-6088; Bardavon box office, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie (845) 473-2072. Kay Churchill: (845) 473-5288, ext. 106. [Wednesday performance at the Bardavon sold out.]
Helsinki Hudson: The Felice Brothers, the critically acclaimed rock and roll folk band made up of two brothers and three longtime friends. Dawn Landes opens. 8 p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m. $20/day of show, $22. 405 Columbia Street, Hudson. (518) 828-4800; helsinkihudson.com.
Hudson Valley Philharmonic: 42d String Competition. Second round, Sunday, March 16: 10 a.m.–12 p.m., semifinalists; 3 p.m.–5 p.m., three finalists. Donations welcome. Skinner Hall, Vassar College.
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