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Demetri Martin: Standup comedian, writer, actor and director who started in New York City then became a regular performer on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and his own television series for Comedy Central. The Bardavon, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie. 8 p.m. Sept. 20. Tickets $47-$57, members get $5 off. 473-5288, ext. 101.


“The Life and Death of the Kingston Post Office”: Authors Stephen Blauweiss and Karen Berelowitz will give a lecture on the loss of the majestic 20th century circular post office in Kingston which include old photos and documentation of the planning and building of the historic landmark. Bevier House Museum, 2682 Rte. 209, Marbletown. 3-5 p.m. May 19. $10 nonmembers, free to members.

Theater workshop

Performance Creation Workshops: Workshops focus on skill building for all aspects of original ensemble theatre creation such as acting, singing, stilt walking, music and drumming along with production and design elements such as costume, props, puppets, set and technical audio and visual contributions. Led by artistic director Tannis Kowalchuk and the Farm Acts Collective Ensemble. For area residents 13 and older. The Union, 7 Erie Ave., Narrowsburg. Thursday evenings, 5:30-7:30 p.m.


Hunter Mountain Film Festival: In conjunction with the Doctorow Center for the Arts and The Orpheum Film and Performing Arts Center, the Hunter Mountain Film Festival will present films from across the country. Panelists will include directors, producers, casting directors, talent agents and actors discussing current trends and various topics in today’s film market. The Orpheum Performing Arts Center, 6050 Main St., Tannersville. Through May 18. Events include comedy, music, live performances, films and Q&A sessions with cast and crew. Details at

Hoboken Film Festival: Hosted by stand-up comedian Gilbert Gottfried.Lakeside Beach at Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park, Cove Castle Restaurant, The Elks Lodge and Greenwood Lake Community Center. May 17-23, times and prices vary. Get details at

“Pechakucha Night #9”: Pechakucha is an international network for short storytelling. Over 900 cities around the world hold Pechakucha nights where community members offer short talks on any topic of interest. The presenter talks along with 20 images that are projected for 20 seconds each. Amity Gallery, 110 Newport Bridge Rd., Warwick. 8 p.m. May 18. Suggested donation, $5. 258-0277.

“Roots of Jazzoetry”: CAPS presents an evening of Jazzoetry with the works of three giants of jazzoetry, Diane DiPrima, Langston Hughes and Lord Buckley set to jazz by regional musicians Chris Sullivan, Dena Sharp and Eric Person. 8 p.m. May 24. Denizen Theatre, 10 Main St., Suite 501, New Paltz. $12, $8 students.


“Getting Away With Murder”: This thriller puts seven patients of a psychiatrist together for a session with the doctor permanently unavailable. The play is propelled by a series of twists and turns, culminating in an explosive surprise ending. The Playhouse, 1010 Rte. 17M, Monroe. 8 p.m. May 17-18; 3 p.m. May 19. 294-9465.

“Marjorie Prime”: Jordan Harrison’s play explores the mysteries of human identity and the limits - if any - of what technology can replace. Phoenicia Playhouse, 10 Church St., Phoenicia. 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays through May 19. $20, $18 seniors and students. 688-2279.

Shadowland Stages: “Memoirs of a Forgotten Man,” chronicles the tale of Alexei S., a Soviet journalist with perfect memory. Seen as a threat by Stalin’s propaganda, a government censor investigates a study of Alexei before it is published. Shadowland Stages, 157 Canal St., Ellenville. May 31-June 16 (8 p.m. June 1 opening night). $31-$39. 647-5511.

“An Inspector Calls”: In an industrial city, a young girl commits suicide and an inspector calls on an eminently respectable family, subject to a routine inquiry in connection with the death. The family is closely knit and friendly… or are they? The Goshen Music Hall, 223 Main St., Goshen. 7 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays June 1, 2, 7-9, 14-16. $15. Reservations required. 294-4188.



Movies With Spirit: Inspiring documentary, “Landfill Harmonic,” about an unlikely children’s orchestra from a Paraguayan slum whose instruments are made of garbage. 7 p.m. May 18, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 163 Main St., New Paltz. 389-9201.


Poetry & Readings

Marbella Ristorante: Poetry and music open mic. 151 Canal St., Ellenville. 7 p.m. every Tues. 647-9269.

Milkweed Poetry Workshop: Poetry series, workshop and open reading. 2 & 3 Romer’s Alley, Sugar Loaf. 6:30 p.m. every Wed. Featured poet, plus workshop and open reading. Hosts are Richard Kersting and Wendy Insinger. 469-7464.

Mudd Puddle Cafe: Poetry series with featured poet Gary Siegel followed by an open reading, 6 p.m. May 18. $2 donation. 10 Main St., New Paltz. Inside Water Street Market. 255-3436

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, open reading and featured poet. 52 Route 212 (Mill Hill Rd.), Woodstock. 679-7760.