Events: Polly’s Editor’s Picks in October 2013

Senior Editor Polly Sparling lists her top event picks for October 2013

Vessel, the exhibit on view at Ulster County’s fledgling PS 209 gallery, explores the concept of containment from several quite varied points of view. Through drawings, paintings, and sculptures, local artists Lara Giordano, Tim Rowan, Christopher Seubert, and Joseph Pine investigate how physical objects — as well as human emotions — can be reined in, bottled up, or otherwise kept in check. Fri. 3-6 p.m., Sat. 12-6 p.m., Sun. 12-4 p.m., and by appt. 3670 Main St., Stone Ridge;

take 6

A cappella artistes Take 6 swing into West Point this month. With more Grammy nominations (24, to be exact) under their belts than any other vocal group in history, this sextet croons an amalgam of gospel, R&B, jazz, and pop songs punctuated with syncopated rhythms. The ensemble’s resume includes collaborations with Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, and Quincy Jones — who dubbed them “the baddest vocal cats on the planet.” Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. Call or visit Web site for ticket information. Eisenhower Hall Theatre. U.S.M.A. campus, West Point. 845-938-6769 or

no child

An actress, writer, and teacher, Nilaja Sun offers a thought-provoking look at our public education system in her one-woman play No Child… With minimal props and no costume changes, Sun takes on all the characters — students, teachers, parents, administrators, security guards, even janitors — in a New York City high school where, for the students, just coming to class is a challenge. Funny and heart-wrenching by turns, this off-Broadway production earned enthusiastic reviews from the New York Times and the Washington Post, among others. Oct. 4-6. Fri.-Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. $25, $5 students. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 845-758-7900 or

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darlene love

While her name may not be that familiar, you probably know her voice. As part of Phil Spector’s girl-group hit factory in the 1960s, Darlene Love sang on a number of memorable tracks; many were not released under her name — with the notable exception of “He’s A Rebel,” which topped the charts in 1962. Her career includes stints on Broadway (in Grease and Hairspray), movies (the Lethal Weapon action flicks), and TV — she’s sung “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” on Letterman’s show every yuletide since 1986. Love also stars in 20 Feet from Stardom, this year’s hit documentary at the Sundance Film Festival. This month, she belts out tunes at Tarrytown Music Hall. Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. $45-$80. 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 877-840-0457 or

heritage craft fair

Craft fairs are a popular happening at this time of the year, but only one is held on the grounds of the Hudson Valley’s oldest home. The Heritage Craft Fair at the Bronck Museum features an exhibit and sale of traditional American craft items including soaps, scented candles, dried herbs, and jellies. Put in a bid at the silent auction, kick up your heels with the live musical performance, and enjoy a wagon ride amid the colorful fall foliage. Oct. 6 from 12-5 p.m. Bronck Museum. 90 County Rte. 42, Coxsackie. 518-731-6490 or

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