Comic Wright comes to UPAC for Jan. 14 show
WHAT: Comedian Steven Wright performs WHEN: Jan. 14 at 8 p.m. WHERE: Ulster Performing Arts Center, 601 Broadway, Kingston
DETAILS: Comedian Steven Wright returns to the Ulster Performing Arts Center, where he performed in 2000. Wright got his big break when he was booked for his first “Tonight Show” appearance in 1982. In 2013, Wright received The Johnny Carson Comedy Legend Award. He was nominated for an Emmy Award as a producer on the 2014 season of the hit FX series Louie. In addition, he won an Academy Award in the category for short best film for “The Appointments of Dennis Jennings,” which he starred in and co-wrote. Wright is a regular guest with Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Meyers and continues touring the U.S., Canada and overseas. Tickets range from $31 to
$55 and will go on sale Nov. 22 at 11 a.m., with preferred seating held for Bardavon members.
CONTACT: Purchase tickets at the UPAC box office or call (845) 339-6088. They can also be purchased at the Bardavon box office, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie, or by calling (845) 473-2072. In addition, they are available at ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000. Bardavon member benefits are not available through Ticketmaster.
Youngsters sought for community beautification project
WHAT: Community beautification project
WHEN: Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to noon, with registration deadline Dec. 2
WHERE: Amtrak station, 69 S. Front St., Hudson
DETAILS: The Hudson Harvesters, a local 4-H Club, will host a day of winter flower box decoration. Youngsters and families will also have the opportunity to learn about what The Hudson Harvesters members do and to join the club. The event will mark the launch of the Hudson Harvesters’ new 10-session garden program. The program will lead curious and creative children ages five to 18 to develop horticultural skills, build environmental awareness, cultivate responsibility and help them develop healthy lifestyle choices by learning to grow and harvest fresh food.
CONTACT: To register, call Emily Warrington at (518) 828-3346, ext. 100, send an email to ew387@cornell. edu or visit reg.cce.cornell. edu/Flowerbox_210by Dec. 2. Call Andrew Randazzo at (518) 828-3346, ext. 206, or send an email to adr73@ cornell.edu for more information.
Town of Hyde Park Historical Society meets Nov. 29
WHAT: Town of Hyde Park Historical Society meeting WHEN: Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. WHERE: Hyde Park United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1 Church St., Hyde
DETAILS: The society’s meeting will feature speaker Frank Almquist of Kingston. He will give a presentation titled “Building the Ashokan Reservoir in Ulster County and the Towns that were Displaced.” This early 1900s reservoir is one of several reservoirs created to provide the New York City with water. It is also the city’s deepest reservoir. Anyone interested in local history is invited to attend.
CONTACT: Call Julia Ahlquist at (845) 889-4521 for membership information. Call President Patsy N. Costello at (845) 229-2559 or visit TownofHydeParkNYHistoricalSociety.org for other information.
Performances of ‘The Nutcracker’ Dec. 9, 10, 11 in Kingston
WHAT: Catskill Ballet Theatre’s production of “The Nutcracker” WHEN: Dec. 9 and 10 at 7:30 and Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. WHERE: Ulster Performing Arts Center, 601 Broadway,
DETAILS: The theatre presents its 34th annual production of “The Nutcracker.” This holiday ballet follows the enchanted adventures of young Clara from a lavish holiday party, to a battle with an evil King Mouse, and then to the magnificent Land of Sweets, where she meets the Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier, and is entertained with delightful dances from around the world. Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for students and seniors.
CONTACT: Tickets are available at the UPAC box office or by calling (845) 339-6088. They are also available through Ticketmaster at ticketmaster.com or by calling (845) 4543388.
TheaterSounds presents reading on Npv. 26
WHAT: TheaterSounds reading WHEN: Nov. 26 at 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Universalist Unitarian Congregation of the
Catskills, 320 Sawkill Road, Kingston
DETAILS: TheaterSounds will present a reading of Thomas Gibbons’ “Uncanny Valley,” a dramatized exploration of robotics and the relationship between the creator and creation. Drawing on current research in artificial intelligence and robotics, “Uncanny Valley” charts the developing relationship between a neuroscientist and the nonbiological human she helped create. The play explores the painful divide between creator and creation, the inherent unpredictability of consciousness and how we are redefining what it means to be human in the 21st century. Dana Patton, Nicola Sheara and Jonathan Van Gieson comprise the cast. Admission is by donation. Those planning to attend should note that the detour resulting from the Sawkill Road bridge project is no longer in effect.
CONTACT: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit theatersounds. com for more information.