Volume 6, Issue 29

Vassar College: Modfest concert: Alice in Our Times: Fantasy, Surrealism, and Nonsense. Music by Vassar composers Jonathan Chenette, Susan Botti, and Richard Wilson. 8 p.m. (Snow date February 8, 3 p.m.) Skinner Hall of Music. music.vassar.edu.    
Vassar College: Poet Edward Hirsch in conversation with English professor Paul Kane. 4 p.m. (Snow date February 8, 12 p.m.) Sanders Classroom Building, Spitzer Auditorium, room 212. arts.vassar.edu.
Vassar College: Modfest presentation: Creating Music Notation Software, a workshop with Patrick Litterst ’07. 11 a.m. Skinner Hall of Music, Thekla Hall. Followed by lunch, Skinner Hall, Room 303. music.vassar.edu.
NorthEast-Millerton Library: Reading of “Is Your Mama a Llama?” plus a visit by Debbie and her llama, Douglas. 1 p.m.–2 p.m. All ages. Parent/guardian supervision required. 75 Main Street, Millerton. (518) 789-3340.
Moviehouse, Millerton: Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann. Yves Abel conducts. 12:55 p.m. $25. 48 Main Street. (518) 789-0022.
Millbrook Free Library: Catskill Jazz Factory and the Millbrook Arts Group present New York City-based jazz group Walking Distance, plus Art Blast! closing reception. 5 p.m.–7 p.m. 3 Friendly Lane at Franklin Avenue, Millbrook. (845) 554-3541.
Millbrook Free Library: Fifty Wonders of Korea and Korea Today: Documentary film screening on Korean art and Korea’s industrial achievements, followed by a re-enactment of a Korean traditional wedding and a complimentary Korean traditional meal. 1 p.m.–3 p.m. 3 Friendly Lane at Franklin Avenue, Millbrook. (845) 554-3541.
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann. Yves Abel conducts. 1 p.m. $25/$18 students under 13. Composer and librettist Scott Eyerly’s prebroadcast lecture, 11 a.m., $10. 14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA. www.mahaiwe.org.    
Bardavon 1869 Opera House: Five-time Grammy Award winner Robert Cray and his band. Myles Mancuso Band opens. 8 p.m. $65/$50. 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie: (845) 473-2072.
Bardavon 1869 Opera House: Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann. Yves Abel conducts. 1 p.m. Pre-opera lecture for ticketholders by Leslie Gerber, 12:30 p.m. $26/$19 children aged 12 and under. 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie. (845) 473-2072.    
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