Every week, we send out an email blast, “5 Reasons to Come to Woodstock.”
We highlight upcoming events that you don’t want to miss.
It’s a great way to stay tuned-in to all that’s happening here.
Human Host at Green Kill
WHEN: November 14, 2017 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
WHERE: Green Kill, 229 Green Kill Avenue, Kingston
About Human Host
Human Host began in December 2002 and is based in New York City, Pennsylvania, and other parts of the northeast U.S. The creative core of Human Host is an ever changing ensemble made up of multi-media artists and figments of your imagination.
The group has released many records on independent labels, they’ve scored soundtracks for several short films, and they contribute prose to the website Splice Today. HH also inspired Mike Apichella’s nationally screened independent feature The Human Host Movie. Additionally, Human Host has done 12 domestic tours and is now touring in support of their newest full length records: Ophiopogon’s Blue Wonder(2016) and On Haida Gwaii (2017).
(Human Host) is a very interesting band, familiar chords that meld into a weird astral plane of thought and feeling. This is deliberate music that turns corners as it moves along, and builds tension in a Fantasia-esque way.
— Digital Wheatpaste music blog.
Joining Human Host will be Jack Lynch and Kyle and the Pity party.
About Kyle & The Pity Party
Formed in 2012, Kyle & The Pity Party quickly made a name in the NY indie scene. With appearances at numerous shows throughout the tri-state area, their driven melodies and razor sharp lyrics have fostered more than their fair share of anthemic singalongs. After extensive touring in support of 2015’s “Everything’s Bad” EP they are currently recording this year’s “Heaven” LP.
Tickets are 5 dollars at the door and on Eventbrite.
Performing Arts of Woodstock Presents
Breaking the Code
WHEN: November 17 and 18 @ 8:00 pm; November 19 @ 1:30 pm
WHERE: Community Center, 56 Rock City Road, Woodstock
Those who saw Benedict Cumberbatch as computer genius Alan Turing in “The Imitation Game” several years ago will learn about Turing’s private life and public disgrace in “Breaking the Code,” a play by Hugh Whitemore. Both bolder and more subtle than the film, “Breaking the Code” is being staged by Performing Arts of Woodstock at Mescal Hornbeck Community Center for a three-week run beginning November 3.
Turing, whom Churchill credited with having been the single greatest contributor to Allied victory in WW II for breaking the Nazi Enigma Code, embodied a giant intellect and a boyish naivete. His inability to sugar-coat truth resulted in social difficulties with colleagues, family and friends, and the British government, and led to his death, probably by suicide, in 1954.
Although we know his fate, “Breaking the Code” is a compelling modern tragedy. Turing’s passionate involvement in his discipline and his dreamy spirituality make the intellectual dialogue bristle with excitement. “Breaking the Code” is performed and directed by Wallace Norman of the Woodstock Fringe and Bette Siler.
“Breaking the Code” plays November 3,4,5,10,11,12,17,18, and 19. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 pm; Sunday matinees at 1:30 pm, with a preview performance November 2 at 8pm. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center is located at 56 Rock City Road in Woodstock. Tickets may be obtained online at performingartsofwoodstock.org; Information and reservations, at (845) 679-7900.
ERMA BOMBECK: AT WITS END
WHEN: November 18, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
WHERE: Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 320 Sawkill Road, Kingston
Erma Bombeck: at Wit’s End is TheaterSounds’ next theatrical reading. A comic look at one of our country’s most beloved humorists, this play, by twin sisters Allison and Margaret Engel, tells the story behind America’s beloved humorist who championed women’s lives and captured the frustrations of her generation.
Erma Bombeck was a woman whose voice was heard across America. The most widely read columnist in the history of the country and the author of more than a dozen best-selling books, Erma Bombeck chronicled a very important transformation in the lives of ordinary women. Jonathan Van Gieson directs this production starring Nancy Rothman*, who appeared in TheaterSounds’ 15th season production of “Red Hot Patriot” (also by Allison and Margaret Engel). She starred as Molly Ivins, another great American humorist and famously brassy newspaper columnist and best-selling author.
Now in its 17th season at its Kingston venue, TheaterSounds continues as conceived by, and in loving memory of, Nicola Sheara, its founding artistic director.
* Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association. Admission is by donation.
BREATHWORK FOR HEART REVIVAL
WITH PEPPER MONROE
WHEN: November 18, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
WHERE: Sage Academy of Sound Energy, 6 Deming Street, Woodstock
What truly makes you feel whole and nourished? Are you treating yourself with love and care? In this workshop we will identify how and why we feel depleted and honor the beauty in recharging and replenishing by making choices that enhance and strengthen our relationship to our sacred selves.
This active breathing meditation moves dead energy, helps heal old battle wounds and encourages emotional release. Pepper will guide you in the breath, apply pure essential oils, play high vibration music as well as work with ceremonial smudging rituals to soothe the heart, relieve the nervous system and lighten the energetic field of lingering toxins and negativity.
Your spirit will be left glowing, your precious body clean and fertile, your mind pure. As the breather, you simply trust the wisdom of your heart and what is ready to emerge. This heightened state of awareness is innately healing. We have a special opportunity to encounter ourselves on a deep spirit level, resolve issues that need tender attention and understand them in a creative supported way.
$20 exchange. Register: firstname.lastname@example.org or 845 679 5650
Robin the Hammer and Sweetbryar
And Whitman and Pantell
WHEN: November 18, 2017 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
WHERE: Green Kill, 229 Green Kill Avenue, Kingston
Robin the Hammer and Sweetbryar
Robin the Hammer and Sweetbryar have been part of every major movement in American Bohemia since the Beat Generation, Psychedelia, Punk, and on into the Now.
For The Five Points Band, but he is also known as The Goldsmith to the Gods—he is the creator of fantastical jewelry, most notably for Billy Idol, and for over twenty years made the original Cannabis Cup.
Sweetbryar has been part of Woodstock since 1964. Painter, sculptor, calligrapher, her work has most recently been featured in the book “100 New York Calligraphers” by Cynthia Maris Dantzic—but she is also a gifted and subtle songwriter. As lead singer of the original Shivers, she whipped up the crowds at Max’s Kansas City and CBGB in the late 70s. These days she doesn’t have to fight the band’s volume, and gets her point across with style.
They have been married since the early 14th century, and love each other madly.
Karen Whitman and Rick Pantell
Karen Whitman and Rick Pantell, have been a singer-songwriter duo since 1994. Their original songs are narrative, thoughtful and personal, with a thread of humor throughout their unique and surprising performances. Rick’s creative finger picking and Karen’s expressive, resonant voice keep audiences uplifted and engaged.
Whitman and Pantell, from Woodstock, NY, have performed at numerous coffeehouses and festivals in the New York City tri-state area. Festivals include The New Jersey Folk Festival in New Brunswick (with their then band, Paprikash), as well as at Clearwater Great Hudson River Revivals. They have been broadcast live on WAMC’s “Dancing on the Air” with Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, as well as in concert with Pete Seeger and others. Their CD, “Chicken Fat Pudding and Other Delights” played on radio stations throughout the country, was spotlighted on WKZE FM on Todd Mack’s “Off the Beat-N-Track” radio show and on Terry Doyle’s “Imprint Radio Show” on WIOX FM.
$10 at the door or by visiting Eventbrite.
Save the Date
WWII Radio Christmas
WHEN: December 1 and 2, 2017 @ 8:00 pm, December 3 @ 2 pm
WHERE: Phoenicia Playhouse, 10 Church Street, Phoenicia
Swing Music, Christmas Standards, and heart-warming stories from our overseas veterans, including letters from home and vintage radio advertisements. Be transported back in time to when The Greatest Generation fought for our country and longed for their loved ones from half-way across the world.
A live radio play by Pat Kruis Tellinghusen. Directed by John Remington.
Plus, a special message to our veterans:
You get in to see this show absolutely free!
Call our Box Office at 845-688-2279 to reserve your paid or free tickets, or buy tickets online.
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm. Sundays at 2pm.
Tickets are $20; Seniors and Students $18.