And hear good music
Liberty's own Slam Allen, above, begins a one-month residency every Monday at the new Resorts World Catskill Casino's Doubletop Bar & Grill. "Slam Allen & Friends" will perform, 6-9 p.m. but Allen also invites other performers to come out and introduce themselves. Perhaps they'll be invited up on stage that night or asked to play a future date. It's all about making Monday nights fun. 888 Resorts World Drive, Monticello.
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As in beer
The Gilded Growler Tournament at Pennings Farm Market, above, returns for a second year, beginning 7 p.m. in the Brew Pub and Indoor Beer Garden at Pennings, 161 Route 94S, Warwick. Local brewers will introduce their beverages and tasters cast votes for their favorites over the multi-week, friendly competitive event. 986-1059, penningsfarmmarket.com
The sweet season
Maple sugaring season beging at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum with a Sugaring Off Celebration, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and a whole month of maple sugar tours. Tours are led by environmental educators and take place at the Outdoor Discovery Center. There's a lot of maple sugar fun going on including taste tests, tree tapping, special crafts and games, storytelling and more. Visit hhnm.org for details and tour registration.
Look and learn
"Art from the Heart & Kidney," a show of paintings, jewelry and flower arrangements by Jodi Yeaple-King, opens with a reception 1-3 p.m. and runs to April 18 at the Desmond Campus for Adult Enrichment at Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh. Her work "Blue Door in the Garden" is above. Yeaple-King teaches oil and acrylics, a class for adults, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays. Next class starts April 4. More info at msmc.edu/communityed.
Chiara String Quartet performs at the Village of Montgomery Senior Center, 36 Bridge St., 3 p.m. in a free concert as part of the Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series. The quartet will perform Debussy’s String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10 and Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110 – without printed music, or “by heart.” To see them perform Beethoven by heart visit chiaraquartet.net.