October 2015

Boscobel House & Gardens: Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents two suspenseful plays from the classic age of radio drama: The Hitchhiker and Sorry, Wrong Number.  October 28–November 1; November 4–November 8. 7 p.m. $50. Special receptions Wednesday, October 28, and Saturday, October 31 (Halloween): $70. 1601 Route 9D, Garrison. (845) 265-9575; hvshakespeare.org/whats-playing/suspense-halloween-radio.html.  
Belvoir Gallery: Wildlife, sporting, and regional artists. 3278 Franklin Avenue, Millbrook.  
La Puerta Azul: Open Mic Night every Thursday. 8 p.m. 2510 U.S. Route 44, Salt Point. (845) 677-2985; www.lapuertaazul.com.  
Merritt Bookstore: Upstairs Gallery Exhibition: Lynda Youmans: new work. Through November 20. G. A. Mudge’s photographs of the Marguerite Delacorte Memorial and Sophie Irene Loeb Fountain, juxtaposed with Sir John Tenniel's illustrations of “Alice in Wonderland.” 57 Front Street, Millbrook. (845) 677-5857.    
James Barron Art: “Plywood, Etc.,” paintings, furniture and sculpture by ten artists working in plywood or other no-frills materials. Through November 8. 4 Fulling Lane, Kent, CT. (917) 270-8044; http://jamesbarronart.com.  
Bard College: Neil Gaiman in Conversation with Armistead Maupin: they will discuss their heroes Charles Dickens and Christopher Isherwood, the craft of storytelling, and many other subjects. Sponsored by Live Arts Bard. 7:30 p.m. Sosnoff Theater, Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. (845) 758-7900; fishercenter.bard.edu
Bard College: The Institute of Advanced Theology's Fall Advent Luncheon Lecture series, "The Death and Resurrection of Jesus," led by Bruce Chilton. Fridays through November 13. 12:30 p.m.–1 p.m. Chapel of the Holy Innocents, Bard campus. No reservations reuired for lecture. Box lunch available, $10, reservations (845) 758-7279 or iat@bard.edu.  
Vassar College: Paintings by Charles Geiger. Through Monday, November 30. Opening reception, Thursday, November 5, 5 p.m.–7 p.m. James W. Palmer Gallery, Main Building. 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie. (845) 437-5370; palmergallery.vassar.edu.  
Vassar College: Lecture: “Painting in the Air: Creativity and American Sign Language,” with Peter Cook and his Flying Words Project collaborator and coauthor Kenny Lerner. 6 p.m. Taylor Hall, Room 203. 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Information: (845) 437-7404; www.vassar.edu.  
Millbrook Free Library: Reading with Wrigley every other Thursday from 3:30 p.m.–4:40 pm in the Children's Room. One-on-one sessions, 20 minutes each. A comfortable, stress-free atmosphere for your child to sit with a certified dog and trainer and read just for fun. First grade through fifth grade. Registration required. 3 Friendly Lane at Franklin Avenue. (845) 677-3611; millbrooklibrary.org.  
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