‘New York Soundtrack’ at Catskill theatre
WHAT: Show, “Helluva Town: A New York Soundtrack” WHEN: Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. WHERE: Bridge Street Theatre, 44 W. Bridge St., Catskill DETAILS: Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano will provide a genuine “Manhattan” experience on the theatre’s mainstage with their show, “Helluva Town: A New York Soundtrack.” The duo will also be performing Oct. 2 at Birdland in Manhattan. In their show, rather than trotting out the predictable New York anthems, the couple will celebrate their love/hate relationship with New York City by presenting an eclectic mix of musical numbers from Broadway, Hollywood and the pop/ jazz songbook. The composers whose works they’ll be performing run the gamut from Leonard Bernstein to Richard Rodgers, Paul Simon to Joni Mitchell and Burt Bachrach. Tickets are $20, $15 for students. CONTACT: Visit brownpapertickets.com or call (800) 8383006 for tickets. Visit bridgestreettheatre.org or call (518) 943-3818 for more information.
Building of Ashokan Reservoir focus of talk
WHAT: Talk, “The Last of the Handmade Dams: The Story of the Ashokan Reservoir” WHEN: Oct. 1 at 2 p.m. WHERE: Community Room of the Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave., Saugerties DETAILS: The Friends of Historic Saugerties will present a talk by Bob Steuding, a writer on Catskill Mountain and Hudson River Valley subjects. “The Last of the Handmade Dams” tells the story of building New York City’s first great Catskill Mountain Reservoir, largely by pick-and-shovel work. It was a triumph of engineering, but with profound consequences for the more than 2,000 people in the flooded Ashokan Valley. Admission is free and all are welcome. CONTACT: Call (845) 2460858 or visit Friends of Historic Saugerties’ Facebook page for more information.