Baby Grand Books — Midsummer Soiree features live jazz, dancing, tapas, a cameo entertainer and a chocolate extravagance, 7 West St., Warwick, 7:30 p.m. July 31, $30. Call 986-6165.

Bard College — SummerScape Festival presents a seldom-heard opera, Meyerbeer's "Les Huguenots," in French with supertitles, with Leon Botstein conducting soloists, the Bard Festival Chorus and the American Symphony Orchestra. Sosnoff Theater, Fisher Center, Annandale, 7 p.m. July 31 and Aug. 7, 3 p.m. Aug. 2 and 5, $25-$75. Opera talk with Botstein, 1 p.m. Aug. 2. Call 758-7900 or visit

Bard College — "Thursday Night Live: Melody Africa." West African music and dance troupe from New Paltz, via Senegal and the Republic of Guinea. Spiegeltent, Fisher Center, Annandale, 8:30 p.m. Aug. 6, $10. Call 758-7900.

Bearsville Theater — Tom Rush, Route 212, Woodstock, 9 p.m. July 31, $25-$35. Also: Leroy Justice and the Five Points Band, 9 p.m. Aug. 1, $10. Also: Jerry Josephs and Jackmormons with Bret Mosley, 8 p.m. Aug. 2, $10. Call 679-4406 or visit

Belleayre Music Festival — Ladysmith Black Mambazo, 8 p.m. Aug. 1, $25-$55. Call 800-254-5600, ext. 1344, or visit

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts — Peter and Noel Paul of Peter, Paul & Mary, Hurd Road, Bethel, July 31, 6 p.m. parking, 7 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. show starts, $25-$69. Also: The Original New York Doo Wopp Show, Aug. 1, 6 p.m. parking, 7 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. show starts, $25-$65. Call 866-781-2922 or visit

Callicoon Creek Park — Barbecue Bob & the Spareribs with Janet Burgan, Audley Dorrer Drive, Callicoon, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1, $12. Bring blanket or chairs. Call 570-224-8404.

Caramoor — Rossini's opera "Semiramide," Venetian Theater, Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, 8 p.m. July 31, $20-$85. Also: Jazz Festival I, 3 p.m. Aug. 1, and Jazz Festival II, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 2, both at Venetian Theater, $20-$55. Call 232-1252 or visit

Cornwall-on-Hudson Bandstand — Sharp 9, rock band, 7 p.m. Aug. 4, free.

Cornwall Town Hall — Hurley Mountain Highway, 183 Main St., Cornwall, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 2, free.

Davis Park — Maureen Odenwald benefit concert and silent auction, fundraiser for surgeries related to breast cancer; performing are Dorraine Scofield and JB Hunt, Watson Hollow Road, West Shokan, noon-6 p.m. Aug. 2, $25, $10 children free age 4 and younger.

Festival Square — Swing Shift Orchestra, West Main and James streets, Middletown, 7 p.m. July 31, free. Call 346-4195 or visit

Lana's Restaurant — "The Many Splendored Songs of Sammy Fain," performed by Tom Caltabellotta, Amanda Speer, Mariano Vidal and Julie Ziavras, with pianist Jake Lentz and narrator Chris Farlekas, 839 Shandelee Road, Livingston Manor, 2 p.m. Aug. 2, $10, $8 senior citizens, Call 439-5070.

Lycian Centre — Christine Spero Group, part of the "On the Lawn" 2009 free summer concert series, 1351 Kings Highway, Sugar Loaf, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 6. In case of rain, concert will be moved indoors. Call 469-2287.

Maverick Concerts — Young People's Concert with Elizabeth Mitchell and Family, 120 Maverick Road, Woodstock, 11 a.m. Aug. 1, free. Also: "American Folk," Mike & Ruthy & Friends, 8 p.m. Aug. 1. Also: Trio Solisti, 4 p.m. Aug. 2. Tickets $25, $5 students, free age 12 and younger when accompanied by an adult. Also rock-bottom pay-what-you-can seating (bring you own chair or blanket). Call 679-8217 or visit

Milford Memorial Park — Sam Waymon & the Magic Band, Fifth and West Catharine streets, Milford, Pa., 2 p.m. Aug. 2, free. Visit

NACL — Nick Forte, Kurt Knuth, Steve Silverstein and Peter Kerlin perform as the ensemble Christmas Decorations offering a multimedia performance involving ambient sound and experimental films. 110 Highland Lake Road, Highland Lake, 8 p.m. Aug. 1, $5-$8. Call 557-0694 or visit

New Paltz Cultural Collective — Annie Rorick, Danielle Boiardi and Amy Laber, 60 Main St., New Paltz, 8 p.m. Aug. 1. $5 suggested donation. E-mail

New Rose Theatre — "Janis Joplin: Pearl," a modern dance piece created by Paige Constable, explores the life and career of the rock singer who died of a drug overdose. 25 E. Main St., Walden, 8 p.m. July 31-Aug. 1, 4 p.m. Aug. 2. Tickets $15, $12 senior citizens and students. Call 778-2478 or visit

New Windsor Town Hall Park — Hurley Mountain Highway, 244 Union Ave., New Windsor, 7 p.m. Aug. 5.

Orange County Fair — John Lusardi Music Pavillion: Will Hoppey, 1 p.m. July 31-Aug. 2; all other shows at 7 p.m.: Banda Amistat, July 31; Third Degree East, Aug. 1; Carl Richards Country Show Band, Aug. 2. Community Concert Stage, all shows at 8 p.m.: Off Hour Rockers, July 31; Sundown, Aug. 1; Fascid, Aug. 2. Carpenter and Wisner avenues, Town of Wallkill. Concerts free with paid admission to fair of $8, $5 age 65 and older and ages 6-12, free age 5 and younger. Call 343-4826 or visit

Pacem in Terris — Music by J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Quantz and Handel with harpsichordist Gregory Hayes, flutists Stephanie Moreau and Albert Brouwer, 96 Covered Bridge Road, Warwick, 5 p.m. Aug. 2, $10. Call 987-9968.

Paramount Center for the Arts — Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, 1008 Brown St., Peekskill, 8 p.m. July 31, $35-$55. Also: Guitarist-pianist-singer M. Ward, 8 p.m. Aug. 2, $30. Also: Cyndi Lauper and Rosie O'Donnell, 8 p.m. Aug. 3, $51-$71. Call 914-739-2333 or visit

Riverside Park — Rich Wilson, end of King Street, Port Jervis, 3-5:30 p.m. Aug. 2, free, bring your own chair or blanket. Also: Broome street Band, 6-8 p.m. Aug. 3.

Shahinian Fine Art — Prana, 415 Warren St., Hudson, 8 p.m. Aug. 1, $20. Call 518-828-4346.

Shandelee Music Festival — Jazz with the Mike Fahie Quartet, J. Young Road, Livingston Manor, 8 p.m. Aug. 1. Also: Chamber music with cellist David Requiro and pianist Cullan Bryant, 8 p.m. Aug. 4. Also: Chamber music with violinist Alexandre Brussilovsky, cellist Natalia Khoma and pianist Volodomyr Vynnytsky, 8 p.m. Aug. 6. Tickets $25, $23 senior citizens and students. Call 439-3277.

SUNY New Paltz — PianoSummer Symphony Gala with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and soloist winner of the Jacob Flier Piano Competition, McKenna Theatre, 8 p.m. July 31, $37, $32 senior citizens, students and staff. Call 257-3880 or visit

Ulster County Fair — Cook and Belle, 4 and 8 p.m. July 31; Jimmy Sturr, 4 and 8 p.m. Aug. 1; Cowboy Crush, 3 and 6 p.m. Aug. 2. Fairgrounds, Libertyville Road, New Paltz. Concerts free with admission to fair: $15, free age 4 and younger. Call 255-1380 or visit

Vanderbilt National Historic Site — Bill's Toupee, Route 9, Hyde Park, 7 p.m. Aug. 5, free lawn concert. In case of rain, call 229-8086 after 4 p.m. to check for indoor location of concert.

Vassar College — Soft jazz with pianist Brian Mann, violinist Iain Mann and others, Martel Recital Hall, Skinner Hall of Music, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, 3 p.m. Aug. 2, free. Call 437-7690 or visit

West Point — "The Year of the NCO," Concert Band with guests Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band, Eisenhower Hall Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2, free. Allow extra travel time for the vehicle and photo ID inspection at Stony Lonesome and Thayer gates. Because of changing security requirements at West Point, call the Academy Band's hot line at 938-2617, or check before leaving for the concert.

Wooster Grove — Test of Time, East Main Street, Walden, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 1, free. Rain or shine; refreshments available for purchase; senior bus transportation arranged by calling 457-2622 or 457-9125 24 hours.