Kings of Leon Performing at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

Along with a old-fashioned country fair in Duchess and some dirty sock fun in Peekskill.

Flower Power

Join artist-in-residence Shelley Haven in Patterns in Nature: Painting in Gouache, a hands-on workshop inspired by the natural and cultural landscapes seen in the Hudson River Museum’s floral exhibitions. Use a photograph of your fave Robert Zakanitch painting to create your own interpretation on Saturday, then observe the color and pattern of a floral bouquet, mix brilliant and subtle colors, and paint your own floral fantasy on Sunday. Space is limited, register in advance. Aug 12-13, 1:30-3:30 p.m. free with museum admission. Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave, Yonkers, 914.963.4550;

​Rockin’ with the Kings

Iconic rock band Kings of Leon, on the heels of a No. 1 album, a chart-topping radio hit, and a sold-out first leg of a global tour, will be performing at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. They’ve been described as a rock powerhouse of vitality, performing such favorites as “Sex on Fire” and “Use Somebody.” Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats join them as special guests for this performance. Aug. 6, 7 p.m., $37.95+. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Rd, Bethel, 866.781.2922;


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Some Dirty Sock Fun in Peekskill

The Dirty Sock Funtime Band is a wild Technicolor musical adventure for children everywhere. Their live show is a hybrid of zaniness, jazz, rock, and dance that’s energetic and crowd-pleasing. They’ve been featured regularly on Nickelodeon’s Jack’s Big Music Show and have toured throughout the world. This family entertainment show features popular songs such as “Dino-Soaring,” “Music Everywhere,” “Super Spies,” and “No Good Reason Party.” Aug 20, 1 p.m. & 4 p.m., $23. Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, 1008 Brown St, Peekskill, 914.739.0039;


photo courtesy of ellen sinopoli dance company

Modern Dance in Albany 

Part of the Made in the Shade Series, the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company will be performing modern dance works of compelling athletic and versatile compositions on the outdoor stage near the main entrance. Aug. 30, 12 p.m., Free. The Egg Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Empire State Plaza, S Mall Arterial, Albany, 518.473.1845;


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A Supreme Burger Competition

The Hudson Valley’s best restaurants, brew pubs, and taverns go head-to-head in a “Battle of the Burgers” for the ultimate summer party with Hudson Valley Magazine’s Burger and Beer Bash. The competition is fierce with various burgers made from beef, chicken, turkey, fish, or veggies, topped with all your favorite condiments and cheeses. Along with the best burgers in the area, enjoy live entertainment, copious amounts of cold beer, and delicious desserts and side dishes. Aug. 17, 6–10 p.m., $50. Dutchess Stadium, 1500 Route 9D, Wappingers Falls;


The Hills Are Alive…

The Annual Belleayre Music Festival rocks the mountains with talented performances this summer. Nancy Kamen, a jazz and classical pianist, performs on August 19 with Loren Daniels. Priscilla Baskerville (left), a soprano brilliant at singing both classical and Broadway, takes the stage on August 26, and rounding out the concert series will be Brianna Thomas singing gentle gospel with Jaime Borelli on September 2. All opening acts start at 6:30 p.m. with the headliners beginning at 8 p.m., $23+. Belleayre Mountain, 181 Galli Curci Rd, Highmount, 845.254.6094;


A Good Old-Fashioned County Fair 

For 175 years, The Dutchess County Fair has been a favorite Hudson Valley event, featuring an outrageous selection of fair food and amusement rides, as well as agricultural displays, animal and food competitions, psychic booths, craft vendors, and more. This year’s Grandstand Concert Series features acts like 3 Doors Down and The Marshall Tucker Band. Aug 22–27, 10 a.m.–11 p.m.; Kids under 12 free, military & seniors $10, general admission $12. Advanced sales of grounds and ride tickets available online. Grandstand tickets can only be purchased online. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6550 Spring Brook Ave, Rhinebeck, 845.876.4000;

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The Women of Prohibition

The interactive hilarious play Whiskey Women, by the Theatre on the Road Company, brings to life three women who created and saved the whiskey industry during the 1920s Prohibition era. Showcases untold stories of famous bootleggers Dutch Schultz, Polly Adler, Jenny Justo, and Gertrude Lythgoe as they attempt to hide barrels of booze from the law. Moonshine tasting included. Wear period attire to win a prize. Aug. 19, 3:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m., $65. Bannerman Castle, Pollepel Island, Cold Spring, 855.256.4007;

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