Date: Friday, September 23, 2022
Time: 8:00 pm

Elysium Furnace Works presents Bassist, Stephan Crump

Friday, September 23, 2022 @ 8:00 pm / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door the night of the performance. Advance ticket sales end at midnight the night before the concert. Purchase tickets at Stephan Crump 9/23/2022 Tickets.  

Stephan Crump

Memphis-bred, Grammy-nominated, Echo Award-winning bassist/composer Stephan Crump is an active bandleader with fifteen critically-acclaimed album releases in addition to numerous film scoring contributions. Stephan’s solo performance, which explores his unique musical language through an expansive range of sonorities on the acoustic bass, is a culmination of decades of work as a bassist, composer, and improviser. From his home studio in Brooklyn, Crump released monthly solo recordings throughout the last year in a fan-supported series via his Bandcamp page. The new album, Rocket Love, is curated from this body of solo work.  

Elysium Furnace Works is a cooperative project co-led by Mike Faloon and James Keepnews. EFW seeks to present the work of vanguard artists in settings as dedicated and uncompromising as the art itself, focusing primarily although not exclusively on live music performances in and around New York’s vibrant Hudson Valley. http://www.facebook.com/elysiumfurnaceworks/

Date: Friday, September 9, 2022
Time: 8:00 pm / Visit the Elysium Furnace Works Facebook Page for Ticket Information

Elysium Furnace Works presents Electric Guitarist, Joe Morris & Saxophonist, Ken Vandermark

Friday, September 9, 2022 @ 8:00 pm / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Visit Elysium Furnace Works for Ticket Information    

Joe Morris, Electric Guitarist
Ken Vandermark, Saxophonist

The premier modern Electric Guitarist and Educator, Joe Morris, performs in an incendiary duo setting with Saxophonist and MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” Winner, Ken Vandermark, in this rare area appearance.

Elysium Furnace Works is a cooperative project co-led by Mike Faloon and James Keepnews. EFW seeks to present the work of vanguard artists in settings as dedicated and uncompromising as the art itself, focusing primarily although not exclusively on live music performances in and around New York’s vibrant Hudson Valley. http://www.facebook.com/elysiumfurnaceworks/

Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm / Free Outdoor Event

Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson present Summer Sampler Series

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 / 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm / 9 Vassar Street on the Front Porch & Lawn (NOTE: Outdoor Event) / Free Admission

Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson’s Summer Sampler series is an opportunity for future Girl Scouts to gain an understanding of the Girl Scout experience and the many ways she can design a unique Girl Scout journey. Everything a Girl Scout does – from planting a garden, to putting on a skit, to exploring the world, and meeting new people is an opportunity for her to learn, grow, and make the world a better place! And there is room for your girl to be a part of the adventure! For more information visit girlscoutshh.org or Girl Scout Sampler – Poughkeepsie Facebook Event Page  Click HERE to download the Girl Scouts Sampler Series Flyer.

Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022
Time: 4:00 pm / Free Admission

Transart & Cultural Services, Inc presents “Buster Williams Bass To Infinity” – A Film by Adam Kahan

Saturday, August 20, 2022 @ 4:00 pm \ VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Free Admission

Date: August 16, 2022 - August 18, 2022
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Mental Health America of Dutchess County presents MHA Art Show

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 to Thursday, August 18, 2022 / Viewing Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm / Grand Parlor – 9 Vassar Street

The MHA Art Show, now in its eleventh year, features Dutchess County artists whose art inspires, raises awareness, and promotes the mission of Mental Health America. Each participant is unafraid to break through barriers and to push limits in support of the vision of Mental Health America of Dutchess County. Many of our artists are getting their first opportunity to demonstrate their talent within the community and this has lifted the aspirations of everyone involved. MHADutchessCounty

Date: Saturday, August 13, 2022
Time: 3:30 pm

From Stage To Screen Acting Studio presents “Legally Blonde, Jr.”

Saturday, August 13 @ 3:30 pm / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Tickets: From Stage To Screen

Date: July 9, 2022 - August 6, 2022 / Mondays and Thursdays OFF
Time: 7:15 pm

Christ for the Crisis Revival

July 9, 2022 – August 6, 2022 @ 7:15 pm (NOTE: Mondays and Thursdays OFF) / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street

Date: July 30, 2022
Time: 8:00 pm / VBI Theatre - 12 Vassar Street / Tickets: $15 (advanced sales or at the door)

Elysium Furnace Works presents Double Bassist, Michael Bisio – A Solo Recital

Saturday, July 30, 2022 @ 8:00 pm / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Tickets: $15 per person Michael Bisio Tickets

Michael Bisio, Bassist/Composer

Michael Bisio, a renowned Kingston, NY-based bassist/composer, has eighty-five recordings in his discography, twenty-four of these are split evenly between leader/co-leader, ten of them document his extraordinary association with modern piano icon Matthew Shipp. Michael has been called a poet, a wonder and one of the most virtuosic and imaginative performers on the double bass.  As a composer Michael has been awarded nine grants and an Artist Trust Fellowship. Collaborators include Matthew Shipp, Joe McPhee, Charles Gayle, Connie Crothers, Whit Dickey, Ivo Perelman, Barbara Donald, Newman Taylor Baker, Rob Brown, Sonny Simmons and Sabir Mateen. Michael Bisio’s July 30, 2022 solo recital at CHAC is in support of his new, already-acclaimed solo recording Inimitable on Mung Music.

Elysium Furnace Works is a cooperative project co-led by Mike Faloon and James Keepnews. EFW seeks to present the work of vanguard artists in settings as dedicated and uncompromising as the art itself, focusing primarily although not exclusively on live music performances in and around New York’s vibrant Hudson Valley. http://www.facebook.com/elysiumfurnaceworks/

Date: Saturday, June 18, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm / VBI Theatre - 12 Vassar Street / Tickets: $11 (at the door or advanced sales)

JD Dance Arts presents their Annual Spring Performance – Hoping for Hollywood”

Sunday, June 18, 2022 @ 6:00 pm in the VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street

The acting and dance students of JG Dance Arts in Hyde Park will present their annual spring performance, Hoping For Hollywood, on June 18, 2020 at 6:00 pm at the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center in the VBI Theatre located at 12 Vassar Street. Directed by Ginnie Mazzello and Kristen Way, the storyline of this mini-musical play follows a major film studio that decides to hold a contest for children to win a trip to Hollywood.  A comedy of errors ensue when the film company arrives in Townsfield, Idaho, to select the winner.  Tickets: $11 per person (at the door or advanced sales). Call 845-337-5457 for ticket information. JG Dance or JG Dance Facebook Page

Date: Saturday, June 18 & Sunday, 19, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm / Free Admission

Poughkeepsie Open Studios 2022

Saturday, June 18 & Sunday, June 19, 2022 / 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Since 2015, Poughkeepsie Open Studios has been a popular and unique experience for art enthusiasts to personally interact with the many talented artists who live, work, and/or teach in our area.  Attendees to this event are afforded the opportunity to visit artist venues – studios, galleries, arts organizations, and temporary “pop-up” spaces – and explore the creative processes, inspirations and methodologies employed by participating artists as well as take in the rich history of Poughkeepsie, NY, the broad cultural diversity of our community and the beauty of the Hudson River Valley.

For information on 2022 Participating Artists and Site Locations visit: https://www.poughkeepsieopenstudios.org

Date: Saturday, June 11 and Sunday June 12, 2022 / VBI Theatre - 12 Vassar Street
Time: Visit www.fromstagetoscreen.net for ticket information and showtimes

From Stage To Screen Acting Studio presents Raold Dahl’s “Willy Wonka – Junior”

Saturday, June 11, 2022 and Sunday, June 12, 2022 / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street. Visit From Stage To Screen Acting Studio for ticket information and showtimes.

Date: Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5, 2022 / VBI Theatre - 12 Vassar Street
Time: Visit www.fromstagetoscreen.net for ticket information and showtimes

From Stage To Screen Acting Studio presents “Carrie – The Musical”

Saturday, June 4, 2022 and Sunday, June 5, 2022 / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street. Visit From Stage To Screen Acting Studio for ticket information and showtimes.

Date: Friday, May 13 & Saturday, May 14, 2022 and Friday, May 20 & Saturday, May 21, 2022 / VBI Theatre - 12 Vassar Street
Time: 8:00 pm / Tickets: $20 at the door (cash only) / Call (845) 297-1937 for reservations and information

Tickler Productions presents Short Revenge

Friday, May 13 & Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 8:00 pm and Friday, May 20 & Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 8:00 pm / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street. Tickets: $20 at the door (cash only). Call 845-297-1937 for Reservations & Information.

Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022 and Sunday, May 1, 2022 / VBI Theatre - 12 Vassar Street
Time: Visit www.fromstagetoscreen.net for ticket information and showtimes

From Stage To Screen Acting Studio presents “Disney’s The Jungle Book – Kids”

Saturday, April 30, 2022 and May 1, 2022 / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street. Visit From Stage To Screen Acting Studio for ticket information and showtimes.

Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2022 / The Grand Parlor - 9 Vassar Street
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm / Free Admission

Family Services Center for Victim Safety & Support present the 9th Annual Visions of Hope & Healing Art Show

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm / The Grand Parlor – 9 Vassar Street. Free Admission. Visit https://familyservicesny.org/ for more information.

Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022 / Online and In-Person at the VBI Theatre - 12 Vassar Street
Time: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm / Free Admission

PoughETRY Fest 2022 – An Online & In-Person Event

Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street. Free Admission. Visit PoughETRY Fest 2022 | Facebook for more information and event schedule.

Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022 / 9 Vassar Street
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm / $75 per person (Limited Availability) / Tickets will NOT be sold at the door

Cunneen-Hackett Art Center 2022 Annual Magnolia Party & 40th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, April 9, 2022 @ 9 Vassar Street / 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Tickets: $75 per person (limited capacity). Online Ticket Sales @ 2022 Magnolia Party/40th Anniversary Celebration EVENTBRITE Tickets Call the CHAC Office for payment by check. RSVP by March 30, 2022. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.

Event Sponsors

Date: Friday, April 1, Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3, 2022 / VBI Theatre - 12 Vassar Street
Time: Visit www.srotheatercompany.com for Showtimes and Ticket Information

Standing Room Only Theater Company presents “The Wizard of Oz – The Musical”

Friday, April 1, Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3, 2022 / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street. Visit Standing Room Only Theater Company for Showtimes and Ticket Information.

Date: Saturday, March 26, 2022 / VBI Theatre - 12 Vassar Street
Time: 7:00 pm / Tickets: $35 single or $60 pair

Ray & Friends Entertainment presents An Evening of Smooth, Vintage Soul with Bryn

Saturday, March 26, 2022 @ 7:00 pm (Doors Open @ 6:15 pm) / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street.  Tickets: $35 single / $60 pair. An Evening of Smooth, Vintage Soul with Bryn Tickets, Sat, Mar 26, 2022 at 7:00 PM | Eventbrite

Come hear Bryn sing her signature ‘Smooth Vintage Soul’ at her Concert Debut. You may have known her as Brenda, but she is taking bold steps to transform herself into simply ‘Bryn’. After serving many years as an educator, she is now embarking on something new: music. Bryn’s soulful sound takes you on a timeless voyage with tunes that embrace and soothe your spirit. Her renditions of classic tunes are delivered in a sultry and emotive style that bridges the genres of jazz, blues and R&B reminiscent and inspired by the music of Sarah Vaughn, Nancy Wilson, Norah Jones, Lou Rawls, and others. Joining Bryn will be Ray and Friends comprised of Harold “I Never Had It So Good” Kimble on the Sax, Joe Guest on the Guitar, Randal Martin on the Drums, Jose “Tito” Alvarez on the Latin Drums, Rusty on the Bass, and Ray Watkins on the Keys.  Rounding off this talented card will be inspirational dancers known as Sisters of Glorious Praise, led by Linda Molina. 

Date: Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13, 2022 / VBI Theatre - 12 Vassar Street
Time: Visit www.srotheatercompany.com for Showtimes and Ticket Information

Standing Room Only Theater Company presents “Chicago: High School Edition”

Saturday, March 12, 2022 and Sunday, March 13, 2022 / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street. Visit Standing Room Only Theater Company for Showtimes and Ticket Information.