These Are the 8 Best Things to Do in the Valley This March

The Beach Boys, country music star Trace Adkins, STOMP, and more awesome activities this month.

Pickin’ Up Good Vibrations

The Beach Boys, who have sold in excess of 100 million records worldwide and are listed at number 12 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time,” will rock their good vibrations in the Hudson Valley. Mar 18, 3 p.m., $58+. Ulster Performing Arts Center, 601 Broadway, Kingston, 845.339.6088;


Irish Step Dancing with a Modern Twist

Step Dancing Photo Courtesy of the National Dance Company of Ireland

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The National Dance Company of Ireland performs Rhythm of the Dance, bringing talented young dancers and musicians to the US in an inspiring show, reliving the journey of the Irish Celts throughout history. Featuring traditional Irish step dancing, songs, unique instruments, and brilliant costumes, it preserves the traditions of Irish step dancing but in a modern format that has made it a leader in its field. Mar 13, 1 p.m., 8 p.m., $95.56 for 2 tickets. Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford, 914.592.2222;


Pets, Clowning, and Juggling in Albany

A fun family spectacle showcasing the unique comedy and juggling skills of Gregory Popovich, the Comedy Pet Theatre employs the amazing talents of lovable pets performing a variety of stunts and skits in an array of clowning, juggling, and balancing acts. Children will revel in the abilities of some very talented dogs, cats, mice, and more. Mar 25, 3 p.m., $20, adults free when accompanied by a child. The Egg Center for the Performing Arts, Empire State Plaza, 270 State St, Albany, 518.473.1845;


Gotta Love This Country Boy

A country music star for more than 20 years, Trace Adkins has made his mark in the music industry with more than 11 million albums sold and fiery live performances that are sure to get your cowboy boots kicking up the dust. His hits include, “Just Fishin‘,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,”and”Honky Tonk Badonkadonk.” Mar 24, 8 p.m., Cost TBD.  Eisenhower Hall Theatre, 655 Pitcher Rd, West Point, 845.938.4159;

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Stomp Your Feet With This Unique Beat 

Photo By Steve McNicholas

A unique combination of percussion, movement, and visual comedy, STOMP is a theatrical musical show like no other that parents and children alike will love. Whether they are drumming on a kitchen sink, a wash basin, or a piece of wood, this is one journey through sound, movement, and comic interplay between characters that is awe inspiring. Mar 20, 7:30 p.m., $39+. Palace Theatre, 19 Clinton Ave, Albany, 518.465.4663;


‘Peculiar’ Artistry With Play-Doh 

At the Peculiar Rarities Exhibit, artists Juan Garcia Nunez, Russell DeYoung, Donise English, Newbold Bohemia, and Fernando Orellana present their works in an array of color, geometric shapes, and thought-provoking images. Using a variety of objects such as Play-Doh, linen, ink, paper, string, and cardboard, the artists create a unique perspective of their peculiar visions. Artist reception Mar 10, 5 p.m., 7 p.m., show runs Mar 7Apr 22. Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren St, Hudson, 518.828.1915;

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A Comic Like No Other  

Iconic comedian Louie Anderson performs his latest stand-up show at The Bardavon in Poughkeepsie this month. Named by Comedy Central as one of the “100 Greatest Comedians of All Time,” he’s successfully starred in movies, TV shows, hosted Family Feud for several years, and written three books. Currently he’s co-starring with Zach Galifianakis in a hit FX series that’s won him his third Emmy Award. Mar 18, 7 p.m., $34+, $69 VIP (includes meet & greet and his new book). Bardavon, 35 Market St, Poughkeepsie, 845.473.2072;


The Sky’s the Limit

Born in Hungary, Laszlo Andacs immigrated to the US in 1998 to pursue a career as a videographer in the world of skydiving. His passion for the art of photography grew and his lens moved from air to ground, broadening his range to include wonders of nature, faces of emotions, and architecture blending elements of light, color, and composition. You can view the Hudson Valley resident’s work in this photography exhibit. Mar. 1–25, Thurs.–Sun. 11 a.m.–8 p.m.  Roost Studios & Art Gallery, 69 Main St, 2nd floor, New Paltz, 845.419.2208;

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