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Paula Poundstone: Humorist, author and comedian known for her clever, observational humor and spontaneous wit, Paula Poundstone is a regular panelist on NPR’s #1 hit show “Wait, Wait...Don’t Tell Me!”, and host of the popular Maximum Fun podcast “Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone.” Her standup credentials are nedless and she has made numerous television appearances over the years. She performs 8 p.m. June 15 at Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, 1008 Brown St., Peekskill. Tickets $35-$62.50; paramounthudsonvalley.com, 914-739-0039.
Aziz Ansari: Comedian, actor, producer Ansari performs at Resorts World Catskill Casino Resort, 8 p.m. July 7 as part of his “Road to Nowhere Tour.” As the star, writer and director of “Master of None,” the Netflix original comedy series that he co-created with Alan Yang, Ansari has won an Emmy Award and the 2017 Golden Globe Award for “Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy” and received multiple nominations for the show, including a SAG nomination. Also known for his role as Tom Haverford on the NBC series “Parks and Recreation,” Ansari started performing during his college years and has since become an award-winning actor, comedian and film producer. In 2015, he became one of the only headlining comedians ever to sell out Madison Square Garden in New York. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. May 31. Info and tickets at rwcatskills.com. 888Resorts World Drive, Monticello.
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. bardavon.org.
Open call for actors and directors
Orange County Arts Council is seeking actors and directors who live in Orange County, for its third annual Ten-Minute Play Festival to be held Aug. 1-3 at Sugar Loaf Arts Center. The festival begins with workshops Aug. 1, performances to follow Aug. 2 and 3. Twenty-four winning plays will be performed during the festival. Actors must be 18 or older, able to act in a wide range of roles, perform book-in-hand, with few or no props and rehearse on a tight schedule. Directors are expected to prepare and present several plays with limited preparation and an abbreviated rehearsal period. A jury is currently reading and selecting the plays from over 100 submissions. Contact ocartscouncil.org or call 469-9168.
“Sizzlin’ 60s”: A unique, original, multimedia presentation honoring the decade that changed America and the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Festival with music and song, power point, literary selections, historical facts and more. Time and the Valleys Museum, 332 Main St., Grahamsville. 2 p.m. June 23. $5, free for members, includes light refreshments and museum admission. 985-7700. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. farmartscollective.org.
“Fundamentals of Acting (Meisner Technique) & Directing for the Stage”: A series of 10 sequential skill-based workshop sessions to teach the fundamentals of acting & directing for the stage. Participating actors & directors will learn techniques on how to evoke natural, spontaneous performances. Participants will focus on detailed scene work as well as the practical and technical aspects of directing. The series will culminate in a presentation of monologues and ten-minute plays directed and acted by workshop students. Previous training not required. The County Players Falls Theatre, 2681 West Main, Wappingers Falls. 10 weeks, Mondays, 7-10 p.m. June 24-Aug. 26. $100. 298-1491. Countyplayers.org.
Author’s Corner: Local author Evan Eisenberg reads from his book “The Ecology of Eden”. 2 p.m. June 15. Delaware Free Branch, 45 Lower Main St., Callicoon. 887-4040. Wsplonline.org.
“Flight of the Fox”: Sullivan County resident and author Gray Basnight will discuss his book, in which an innocent math professor tries to decode a mystery file that lands in his inbox while a team of hitmen chase him from Bethel, NY to NYC and down the East Coast with a goal of trying to suppress dark government crimes from decades past. 1 p.m. June 27, Liberty Library, 189 North Main St., Liberty.
A Night Under the Stars: Outdoor screening powered by solar energy, a collaboration between Woodstock Film Festival and Oscillation Transia showing “Happening, A Clean Energy Revolution.” Before the film, learn the basics of solar energy, how Oscillation Transia runs on solar, and how to implement solar into your life. Congressman Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Visitor Center, 5096, NY-28, Mt. Tremper. 7:30 p.m. June 14. Suggested donation $10. woodstockfilmfestival.com/events/outdoorscreening.php.
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. Through June 16. $31-$39. 647-5511. Shadowlandstages.org.
“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 14-16. $15. Reservations required. 294-4188. Cornerstonetheatrearts.org.
“Mamma Mia”: The Jukebox Musical based on the 1970s Swedish Pop Group tells the story of Donna and her daughter, Sophie, 3, possible dads and features Woodstock Playhouse Production Company’s Cast of National and Regional Top Talent. Woodstock Playhouse, 103 Mill Hill Rd., Woodstock. Fri.-Sun. June 14-30. 679-6900. woodstockplayhou
“Jerry Finnegan’s Sister”: A series of fast-moving, hysterically funny scenes. Clove Creek Dinner Theater, Hudson Valley Town Center, 18 Westage Business Center, Ste. 7, Fishkill. 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, 6 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 1 p.m. Sundays June 6-23. $59.99+. 202-7778. Clovecreekdinnertheater.com.
“The Taming of the Shrew”: Presented by Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop, 8 p.m. June 14, 15, 21, 22 and 2 p.m. June 16, 23 at the Rivoli Theatre, 5243 Route 42 (Main Street), South Fallsburg. Tickets $15 adults, $12 seniors, students, military, veterans. Tickets available at the box office one hour before curtain time or order in advance at ShowTix4U.com.
“Companion Piece”: In an age of streaming entertainment and online dating, connecting to real people can be a challenge. After months in an online relationship, Dolores comes to New England and meets Leonard for the very first time. This face to face encounter begins to unravel secrets about his previously lonely existence. A witty comedy that explores the nature of what it means to make real human connections. Denizen Theatre, 10 Main St., Suite 501, New Paltz. Through June 30; 8 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. matinee. $28, $24 senior, $15 under age 30, $5 student. 303-4136. denizentheatre.com/tickets
"The Mystery of Irma Vep": Spoof of Gothic melodramas and horror, a hiliarious, quick-change marathon in which two actors play all the roles. 8 p.m. June14 and 15; 2 p.m. June 16, Forestburgh Playhouse, 39 Forestburgh Rd. fbplayhouse.org, 794-1194
Catskill Talks: Photojournalist Jim Sabastian is the featured speaker 5 p.m. June 15 for the monthly artist talk series held on the third Saturday June-October. The series features regional artists, musicians, poets, painters, photographers, authors and more. John Neilson Gallery, 73 Sullivan St., Wurtsboro. waagallery.org.
Movies With Spirit: The cross-cultural romantic comedy “Outsourced” about a Seattle call-center manager who’s fired and then sent to India to train his replacement. Vivekananda Retreat, Ridgely, 101 Leggett Rd., Stone Ridge. 7 p.m. June 15. $10 ages 12 and over. 389-9201. Facebook.com/MoviesWithSpirit
Five Films by Bruce Conner: This series of found-footage films range from Conner’s iconic first, “A Movie” to later works of the 1960s and 1970s. June 29: “Crossroads” 1976; July 6: “A Movie” 1958; July 20: “Report” 1963-1967; July 27:“Valse Triste” 1978, and “Marilyn Times Five” 1968-1976. Catskill Art Society, 48 Main St., Livingston Manor. Screenings take place at 12, 3 and 6 p.m. 436-4227. Admission free. catskillartsociety.org.
Poetry & Readings
Goshen Methodist Church: Featured poet Bill Fellenberg, 7 p.m. June 24, donations appreciated. 115 Main St., Goshen, 294-5010.
Howland Cultural Center: Featured poet Raphael Kosek plus open reading with host Hayden Wayne. 7 p.m. June 14, $5 cover, refreshments served. 477 Main St., Beacon. 297-3804.
Meadow Blues Coffee: Featured poet Walter Worden followed by open reading, 7 p.m. June 18. $2 suggested donation 3 Winkler Pl., Chester. 610-3638. meadowbluescoffee.com.
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. Milkweedsugarloaf.com.
Mudd Puddle Cafe: Featured poets Peter Ullian and Christopher P. Gazeent followed by open reading. 5:30 p.m. June 15, $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. Stoneridgelibrary.org.
Taste Budd’s Café: Open mic, 40 W. Market St., Red Hook, 6:30 p.m. every Thurs. 758-6500.
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.