Calendar

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Bard Summerscape 2014: Opera: Euryanthe, by Carl Maria von Weber: American Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leon Botstein. Directed by Kevin Newbury. Sosnoff Theater, Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. July 26, through Sunday, August 3. Friday, July 25, and Friday, August 1: 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, July 27, Wednesday, July 30, and Wednesday, August 3: 2 p.m. Tickets start at $25. (845) 758-7900; www.fishercenter.bard.edu.
Bard SummerScape: In the Spiegeltent: Bindlestiff Family Cirkus: family-friendly fun. Saturday, July 26: 11 a.m.; Sunday, July 27: 3 p.m. Adults, $15; children three and older, $10. (845) 758-7900.
Berkshire Choral Festival:  Bach: St. John Passion, conducted by Tom Hall. 7:30 p.m. $20–$45. Free preconcert lecture, 6:15; picnicking encouraged. 245 North Undermountain Road, Sheffield, MA. (413) 229-1999; choralfest.org.
Bethel Woods: Kenny Rogers and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, presented by Bethel Woods in association with the Bardavon. Pavilion Stage. 6:30 p.m., gates; 8 p.m., show. $45–$82, reserved.Hurd Road, Bethel.Box office:35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie. (845) 473-2072.
Hotchkiss School: Hotchkiss Summer Portals concert: Grand Finale Concert, featuring the Witkowski Piano Duo, Pryia Mayadas, and Luiz de Moura Castro. 7:30 p.m. Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center. 11 Interlaken Road, Lakeville, CT. (860) 435-2591. 
La Puerta Azul: Live music with Lick the Toad. 8 p.m.–11 p.m. 2510 U.S. Route 44, Salt Point. (845) 677-2985; www.lapuertaazul.com
Music Mountain: Swingtime Big Band: Celestial swing, with dancing: music by Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, and others. 6:30 p.m. $30; $27 in advance. Falls Village, CT. (860) 824-7126; musicmountain.org.
Re Institute: The Rosebud Roar: Works by Guy Walker, Julie Seidl, Richard Tinkler. Through September 6. Opening reception: Saturday, July 26, 5 p.m.–7 p.m. Closing reception, followed by a potluck: Saturday, September 6, 5 p.m.–6 p.m. 1395 Boston Corners Road, Millerton. (518) 567-5359; www.thereinstitute.com.    
Wassaic Project: Last Saturdays: Indie feature film premiere; outdoor screening series. 17 Furnace Bank Road, Wassaic. Wassaicproject.org.      

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Dutchess Stadium: Hudson Valley Renegades Family Fun Night: Enjoy a baseball game, while supporting a local nonprofit agency: co-sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County. $10 (includes admission ticket and HV Renegades hat). is partnering with the Hudson Valley Renegades 5 p.m.–8 p.m. Wappingers Falls.    
Jacob’s Pillow: Mark Morris Dance Group Music Ensemble concert: Olivier Messiaen's "Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time)," scored for piano, violin, cello and clarinet. Music concert only; the Mark Morris Dance Group will not dance during this event. 11 a.m. $15. 358 George Carter Road, Becket, MA. (413) 243-9919; www.jacobspillow.org. (413 243-0745.
La Puerta Azul: Live music with the Apollo Quartet. 12 p.m.–2 p.m. 2510 U.S. Route 44, Salt Point. (845) 677-2985; www.lapuertaazul.com
Music Mountain: Harlem String Quartet with Misha Dichter, piano: Music by Mozart, Corea, and Schumann. 3 p.m. $30; $35 at the door. Falls Village, CT. (860) 824-7126; musicmountain.org.
Wethersfield: En Plein Air: Family Painting Day. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $5; children under age 12 free. Pre-registration requested for painting event. (845) 373-8037; www.wethersfieldgarden.org

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Millbrook Free Library: Party on the lawn: Ice cream social and dance party celebrating the Summer Reading Program. 6:30 p.m. Registration required. 3 Friendly Lane at Franklin Avenue, Millbrook. (845) 677-3611.
Bard SummerScape: In the Spiegeltent: Midsummer Dancing and Instruction with live band: Tango Night. Doors open 6 p.m.; band 7 p.m.–10 p.m. Adults, $20. (845) 758-7900.    

Friday, August 1, 2014

Bard Summerscape 2014: Opera: Euryanthe, by Carl Maria von Weber: American Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leon Botstein. Directed by Kevin Newbury. Sosnoff Theater, Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts.  August 1: 7:30 p.m.; Sunday,  August 3: 2 p.m. Tickets start at $25. (845) 758-7900; www.fishercenter.bard.edu.
Bardavon 1869 Opera House: PianoSummer Gala with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic: Vladimir Feltsman, piano. Music of Shostakovich and Verdi plus a piano concerto featuring the winner of the 2014 Jacob Flier Piano Competition. 8 p.m. SUNY New Paltz Box Office: 845-257-3880    
Hotchkiss Library of Sharon: Eighteenth annual Sharon Summer Book Signing, 6 p.m.–8 p.m. Dinner with authors, 8 p.m.; reservations required. 10 Upper Main Street, Sharon, CT. (860) 364-5041; www.hotchkisslibrary.org.   
Wassaic Project:  Summer Festival: three-day celebration of art, music, film, dance, and community featuring more than 70 artists and 15 bands. Friday, August 1–Sunday, August 3. Luther Barn, 17 Furnace Bank Road, Wassaic/hamlet of Wassaic. Wassaicproject.org.