Our Picks: Editors’ Favorite Events in January 2016

Our events editor lists her top event picks happening this month

Dynamic photographers Kahn and Selesnick present their new series entitled Dreams from a Drowning World. Other selections on display include works from eight other artists that examine what it means to be considered representational and abstract. An opening reception takes place from 2-4 p.m. on Jan. 3. Thru Feb. 14. 11-5 pm. Carrie Haddad Gallery. 622 Warren St., Hudson. 518-828-1915; www.carriehaddadgallery.com

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It’s not often that live dancers perform in art galleries, yet that is precisely what happens at the Hudson River Museum. On select Sundays this month, students from serious high school and college dance programs — as well as professional dancers from New York City dance companies — dominate the floors. Choreographer LeAnn Yannelli creates unique dances for the unique performance space. Jan. 3, 10, 17. Public rehearsals 12 p.m. Performances 1 and 3 p.m. Hudson River Museum. 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers. 914-963-4550; www.hrm.org


The second installment of The Met: Live in HD series for the month is Puccini’s Turandot. The great composer’s last opera, it is based loosely off a play by 18th-century Italian dramatist Carlo Gozzi. The tale follows the alluring Turandot, a princess of ancient China, who puts off every suitor who seeks her hand by dooming them with puzzling riddles; any wrong answer results in death. Until one day, the brave Calaf sings the famous “Nessun Dorma” and wins her heart. Jan. 30. 1 p.m. $27, $25 members, $20 children under 12. Bardavon Opera House. 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie. 845-473-2072; www.bardavon.org

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Now that the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art is currently between exhibits, you might think that means there’s nothing going on. Think again! For the second year in a row, the museum hosts the Live Art Fest. Nearly 20 artists, painters, musicians, sculptors, dancers, and performance artists display their talents and creative process for visitors. Festgoers can ask the artists about their work and how they take it from concept to finished product. Live music and refreshments also keep people happy. Jan. 31. 1-5 p.m. Call for pricing. Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art. 1701 Main St., Peekskill. 914-788-0100; www.hvcca.org

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