Out & About This April

Julianne and Derek Hough bring the heat to Albany. Plus, Peter Frampton sings to Kingston, and the Tannahill Weavers entertain at the Towne Crier.

The Hough Siblings Live on Tour

Photo by Brian Bowen Smith

Powerhouse duo Julianne and Derek Hough, from Dancing with the Stars, are back with an all-new experience: Move-Beyond — Live on Tour. The show’s stage productions are inspired by the elements — earth, wind, fire, and water — which the two have infused into fresh, high-impact choreography in styles such as ballroom, tap, salsa, and hip-hop. “For those that have been before or will be experiencing [one of our shows] for the first time, it will transport them beyond their wildest imaginations and expectations,” says Julianne. Apr 25, 7:30 p.m., $49.50–$79.50. Palace Theatre, 19 Clinton Ave, Albany, 518.465.4663; www.palacealbany.org


Thrilling Acrobats

The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago — combining award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music, and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty. They’re recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company of today. Apr 1, 7:30 p.m., $12–$20. The Egg Center for Performing Arts, Empire State Plaza, Albany, 518.473.1845; www.theegg.org

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Suburbia at its Best

Meet the Smiths, the Johnsons, and the Joneses in this theatrical performance entitled Cul-de-Sac: a tale of suburban life in a nice little cul-de-sac, in a nice little state, in a nice little country. A hilarious and heartbreaking production examining the lengths people will go to in pursuit of the American dream and the nightmare it can become. Written by playwright and actor John Cariani, best known to television viewers as the unwavering forensic expert Julian Beck in Law & Order. Apr 28–May 14, Fri–Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m., $20-40. Half Moon Theatre, The Culinary Institute of America — Marriott Pavilion, 1946 Campus Dr, Hyde Park, 845.235.9885; www.halfmoontheatre.org


A Cultural Gem with Bagpipes & Violins 

One of Scotland’s premier traditional bands, the legendary Tannahill Weavers consistently garner worldwide accolades for their exuberant performances and outstanding recordings. A blend of guitar, violin, flute, and bagpipes, their performance is a lively cultural experience. “An especially eloquent mixture of the old and the new,” says the New York Times. Apr 28, 8:30 p.m., $30 advance, $35 at the door. Towne Crier Café, 379 Main St, Beacon; 845.855.1300; www.townecrier.com


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Raw Talent

Grammy Award–winning classic rock singer/songwriter/guitarist Peter Frampton makes his UPAC debut with Peter Frampton RawAn Acoustic Tour, which features stripped-down versions of his hits including “Baby, I Love Your Way,” “Do You Feel Like I Do,” and “Show Me the Way.” For this unique acoustic tour, Frampton also welcomes his son, Julian Frampton, to the stage along with his longtime collaborator and fellow guitarist and songwriter, Gordon Kennedy. Apr 8, 8 p.m., $45-$85. Ulster Performing Arts Center, 601 Broadway, Kingston, 845.339.6088; www.upac.org


A Weekend of Wine & Pasta

Celebrate spring with a weekend filled with wine and pasta at the 19th annual Pasta Primo Vino. Visit all 15 Shawangunk Wine Trail wineries for wine tastings paired with a deliciously different pasta dish. Ticket includes pasta sampling, wine tastings, and a souvenir wine glass. For tickets and listings of participating wineries visit their website. Apr 8–9, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tickets start at $27 (not including fees and taxes). Shawangunk Wine Trail, 845.256.8456; www.shawangunkwinetrail.com/pasta-primo-vino


Dr. Seuss is on the Loose     

The Cat in the Hat is the host and all around mischief-maker in Seussical, an adaptation of the Broadway musical, which takes us on a romp through the Seuss classics. Will the planet of Who survive? Will Horton pay attention to Gertrude? Will Maysie ever return for her egg? This Broadway adaptation, especially for young audiences, is Theatreworks USA’s biggest show ever. Apr 29, 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., $15. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck, 914.698.0098; www.emelin.org

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All Aboard the Easter Bunny Express!

Shake off that winter chill and celebrate spring with a ride on the Easter Bunny Express. Take the trip on the historic Catskill Mountain Railroad from Kingston out to the Easter egg hunt, enjoy some snacks, and get your photos taken with the Easter Bunny. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Apr 8 & 15, 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tickets: $18 adults, $16 seniors/military, $12 children, under 2 ride free with paid adult fare. Westbrook Lane Station at the Kingston Plaza, 149 Aaron Court, Kingston. 845.688.7400; www.catskillmtrailroad.com

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