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Theater workshop

The Actor Lab - Movement, voice acting and improv techniques. The Chi Hive, 22 Main St., Narrowsburg. 5:30 p.m. Sundays. 718-314-0161.


“The Believe Me Tour: Comedy, Painted Nails, Politics, My Life!” - Eddie Izzard in an intimate evening of comedy, recounts the dizzying rise he made from the streets of London to West End theaters and Madison Square Garden. The funny and emotional show reveals the man behind the stand-up with all that fans expect from an Eddie Izzard performance. 8 p.m. Feb. 16. Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC), 601 Broadway, Kingston, 339-6088, or, 800-745-3000. Tickets $54-$74.

“Dirty Laundry: It All Comes Out in the Wash” - Jonathan Charles Fox will regale audiences with true stories culled from the dark recesses of his bedroom closet — from adventures in Las Vegas to alien abductions, all with Dharma the Wonder Dog at his side. Part of the Winter Salon, 2 p.m. Feb. 17 and 18. Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, 37 Main St., Narrowsburg, 2nd floor, Krause Recital Hall. Admission free, donations appreciated. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Tolle, Lege: “Take up and Read” - A fully staged theatre experience celebrating the works of literature’s greatest figures. The Goshen Music Hall, 223 Main St., Goshen, second floor walk-up. 7 p.m. Feb. 17, 24, March 4; 2 p.m. Feb. 18, 25, March 5. Suggested donation $12. 294-4188.

“Pretty Fire” - In honor of Black History Month, and entertaining and captivating one-woman show with five vignettes, Charlayne Woodard traces her life from premature birth to 11 years old. Mamakating Library, 128 Sullivan St., Wurtsboro. 7 p.m. Feb. 23. For ages 13 and older. 888-8004.

“In Her Words” - Performance focusing on the lives of several women who helped shape local history. Also, an additional monologue portrayal of “Aunt Judy”, the performance of an African-American spiritual. Deyo Hall, 6 Broadhead Ave., New Paltz. 4-6 p.m. March 10. Light refreshments served. $20, $18 seniors, members. 255-1660.


Dramas, musicals, comedies

“You Can’t Take it With You” - Pulitzer-Prize winning Depression-era comedy of a tight knit family with love and laughter leading to happiness in the hardest of times. County Players Falls Theatre, 2681 W. Main St., Wappingers Falls. 8 p.m. Feb. 16, 17, 23, 24; 2 p.m. Feb. 18. $20 adults, $15 seniors/children under 12. 298-1491.

“A Doll’s House” - A riveting search for identity by a woman who refuses the domestic role assigned to her by society, Nora Helmer was a seminal figure in the fight for women’s equality and recognition. Center for Performing Arts, 661 Rte. 308, Rhinebeck. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. through Feb. 18. Tickets, $24 general admission; $22 students and seniors.876-3080.



“The Rise of Disruptive Technology” - Breakfast forum with noted software engineer and serial entrepreneur, Wayne Reuvers. Disruption is a process that allows a smaller company with smarter but fewer resources to successfully challenge a larger, established company that traditionally dominated the marketplace. Feb. 16, The Forum begins at 8:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast in the Aquinas Room at Mount St. Mary College, which will also include presenter Tom Kehoe, founder of his own disruptive technology, called IDIOM. More info on the three-hour forum open to all entrepreneurs and new business developers at or 258-1000. Mount St. Mary College, 330 Powell Ave., Newburgh.

Urban Renewal - City Historian Mary McTamaney will tell the tale of the devastation wrought by Urban Renewal. Newburgh Free Library, 124 Grand St., Newburgh. 2-4 p.m. Feb. 18 (snow date March 4). 563-3600.



“Mom’s Meatloaf Movie Mondays” - Henning’s Local screens favorite films about mothers on Monday nights, from the unforgettable evil villains to classic characters who stole our hearts. Regular menu plus a prix-fixe meatloaf dinner. Henning’s Local, 6 Old County Rd., Cochecton Center. 252-3008. Dinner 5-10 p.m., movie begins 7 p.m. If “mom” comes along, she eats for free.

Movie Nights: “The Beguiled” Feb. 17. $5 donation. Warwick Valley Community Center, 11 Hamilton Ave., Warwick. Doors open 7:30 p.m., movies start at 8 p.m. 986-6422.

“Spring Classics” - “Pride of the Yankees,” 1942 classic starring Gary Cooper and Teresa Wright. 1:30 p.m. Feb. 17; “Roman Holiday,” 1953 classic romance starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn, 1:30 p.m. March 10. The Paramount Theatre, 17 South St., Middletown. 346-4195.

“The Post” - Steven Spielberg’s thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham and editor Ben Bradlee as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets spanning three decades and four U.S. presidents. Callicoon Theater, 30 Upper Main St., Callicoon. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16, 19, 23; 2 p.m. matinee Sat. and Sun. $11 ($9 matinee). 887-4460.

Movies With Spirit - “Liberal Arts,” insightful romantic comedy drama about the the addictive pull of nostalgia for one’s youth and the life lessons this pull can produce. New Paltz United Methodist Church, 1 Grove St., New Paltz. 7 p.m. Feb. 17. $5-10 per person over the age of 12. 389-9201.

“Soul Power” - Concert film featuring James Brown, Miriam Makeba, BB King, Celia Cruz, The Crusaders, Manu Dibango, The Spinners and Sister Sledge, soul, jazz, R&B and salsa greats. Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St., Rosendale. 7:15 p.m. Feb. 21. $8, $6 members.

“La Boheme” - The Bardavon continues The Met: Live in HD 2017-18 season with a broadcast of Puccini’s masterpiece “La Boheme” 12:30 p.m. Feb. 24, simulcast at both the Bardavon and UPAC. The film is Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production of the most-performed opera in Met history. At noon, ticket-holders are invited to an insightful talk on the day’s production led by Chuck Mishaan at the Bardavon and Leslie Gerber a UPAC. Both are music teachers at Marist’s Center for LIfetime Studies. Tickets: $26 for members; $28 adults, $20 for children 12 and younger. UPAC Box Office, 601 Broadway, Kingston, 339-6088,, Bardavon Box Office, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie, 473-2072 or


Poetry & Readings

Florida Public Library: Winter Poetry Cafe featuring Tommy Burns, Hayden Wayne, Robert Milby, plus open reading. 7 p.m. Feb. 16. 651-7659.

Newburgh Free Library:. Hudson River Poets, 7 p.m. Feb. 22. 124 Grand St., Newburgh. 561-3601.

Stone Ridge Library: Poetry with Rosemary Deen, 3700 Main St., Stone Ridge, 1:30-3:30 p.m. every second and fourth Thurs.

Wok & Roll Cafe - Club Harmony Poetry Series, every Tues. 8 p.m. with host Michael Platsky 52 Rte. 212 (Mill Hill Rd.), Woodstock. 679-7760.