Date: Saturday, February 3, 2024
Time: 2:30 pm

Poughkeepsie Public Library District presents Souls United Choir in Concert

Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 2:30 pm / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / No Registration Required / Information: Poughkeepsie Public Library District Calendar of Events

Date: Saturday, January 13, 2023 and Sunday, January 14, 2024
Time: Performance Time and Tickets: fromstagetoscreen.net

From Stage To Screen Acting Studio presents “Mean Girls: High School Version”

Saturday, January 13, 2024 and Sunday, January 14, 2024 / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Performance Times and Tickets: From Stage To Screen Acting Studio

Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. How will this naïve newbie rise to the top of the popularity pecking order? By taking on The Plastics, a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady and her friends devise a “Revenge Party” to end Regina’s reign, she learns the hard way that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung. Adapted from Fey’s hit 2004 film, Mean Girls was nominated for a staggering 12 Tony Awards.  This queen-bee took Broadway by storm and has joined the musical in-crowd. And now, so can you with Mean Girls High School Version.

 

Date: Saturday, January 6, 2024 and Sunday, January 7, 2024
Time: Performance Time and Tickets: fromstagetoscreen.net

From Stage To Screen Acting Studio presents Roald Dahl’s “Matilda Jr. – The Musical”

Saturday, January 6, 2024 and Sunday, January 7, 2024 / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Performance Times and Tickets: From Stage To Screen Acting Studio

Rebellion is nigh in Matilda JR., a gleefully witty ode to the the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination! This story of a girl who dreams of a better life and the children she inspires will have audiences rooting for the “revolting children” who are out to teach the grown-ups a lesson.

Date: Thursday, December 21, 2023
Time: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

En.J.inn Arts presents “Make Music Day 2023”

Thursday, December 21, 2023 / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Free

Make Music Day 2023 is a global celebration of music shared by over a thousand locations in 120 countries. Bring your instruments, your voice and your energy!   

Date: Sunday, December 17, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm & 3:30 pm

JG Dance Entertainers & Dance Ensemble presents “The Year Santa Forgot Christmas!”

Sunday, December 17, 2023 / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Tickets: (845) 337-5467

 

Date: Saturday, December 16, 2023
Time: 8:00 pm

Elysium Furnace Works presents Joe Fiedler

Saturday, December 16, 2023 @ 8:00 pm / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Ticket Information: Elysium Furnace Works

Joe Fiedler (Photo Credit: Peter Gannushkin)

This solo performance by the consummate trombonist/composer/arranger, Joe Fiedler, builds on his recent solo recording The Howland Sessions.  This performance is sure to be startling and deliriously engaging to close out Elysium Furnace Works 2023 Season on a multi-phonically high note.

 

Date: Saturday, December 9, 2023 and Sunday, December 10, 2023
Time: Time and Ticket Information TBA

From Stage To Screen Acting Studio presents “Seussical Kids”

Saturday, December 9, 2023 and Sunday, December 10, 2023 / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Performance Times and Tickets: From Stage To Screen Acting Studio

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat, our narrator, tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child, who gets in trouble for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton’s challenge is twofold — not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023
Time: 8:00 pm

Elysium Furnace Works presents Sana Nagano’s Smashing Humans

Saturday, October 21, 2023 @ 8:00 pm / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Advance Tickets: $20; At the Door: $30 / Click HERE to purchase Advance Tickets

Sana Nagano

The Brooklyn-based noise-jazz violinist Sana Nagano leads an adventurous ensemble performing her compositions which bring together gorgeous chaos, explosive energy and exceptional musical dexterity, featuring Nagano on violin and effects, Anna Webber on saxophones, Jonathan Goldberger on guitar, Kim Cass on bass and Danny Sher on drums.

Sana Nagano was born in Tokyo, where she began playing violin as a child, and moved to the United States as an exchange student. She earned performance and composition degrees from the Berklee College of Music and the Aaron Copland School of Music of Queens College. Living in New York City since 2010, she’s been highly active as both a collaborator and bandleader. She has played as part of Karl Berger’s Improvisers Orchestra and Adam Rudolph’s Go: Organic Orchestra, in addition to working with artists such as William Parker, Daniel Carter, Harvey Valdes, and numerous others. Her debut album, Inside the Rainbow, was released in 2014, featuring Berger on vibraphone and John Ehlis on guitar. Nagano formed several ensembles during the decade, including avant-rock quartet Atomic Pigeons and experimental pop duo Peach and Tomato (with Leonor Falcon).

In 2018, Nagano played on the Grammy-nominated self-titled full-length by pop star Shawn Mendes, as well as Berger’s Tzadik-issued In a Moment and Coheed and Cambria’s Unheavenly Creatures. Astroturf Noise, a mutated bluegrass trio with mandolinist Sam Day Harmet and bassist Zach Swanson, issued their self-titled debut album on 577 Records in 2020. The same label also released Smashing Humans, a 2021 full-length featuring Nagano’s quintet of the same name, including saxophonist Peter Apfelbaum, bassist Ken Filiano, guitarist Keisuke Matsuno, and drummer Joe Hertenstein. The album’s pixelated cover art was designed by Michigan-based artist Rachel Viola (aka dr!p). 

Date: October 18, 2023 and October 25, 2023
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

NAACP presents Meet The Candidate Forum – TWO DATES in October 2023

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 and Wednesday, October 25, 2023 / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm / For more information visit NAACP Northern Dutchess Branch

 

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm

Soyal Smalls and Rahman C. Moore present “The Pot Calling The Kettle Black”

Saturday, October 14, 2023 @ 7:00 pm / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Purchase Tickets HERE 

“The Pot Calling the Kettle Black” is a “comedic and hilarious” play written by Rocky C. Moore set during the aftermath of the George Floyd killing. The play follows an interracial couple as they grapple with themselves and their relationship in the tumultuous social climate.  

Date: Friday, October 6, 2023 and Saturday, October 7, 2023
Time: 7:30 pm

Magic Beyond Imagination featuring Adam Wilber, Ryan Bliss and Kozmo

Friday, October 6, 2023 @ 7:30 pm and Saturday, October 7, 2023 @ 7:30 pm / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Tickets: $55 VIP Advance Tickets (Limited) and $45 General Admission / General Admission – Doors Open at 7:00 pm & VIP Advance Tickets – Doors Open at 6:00 pm (The VIP Meet & Greet starts 6:30 pm sharp.) / VIP Tickets include Early Admission to the Theatre, Priority Seating, and Meet & Greet performances by the Magicians at 6:30 pm / Seating is very limited. Advance tickets are strongly recommended. This is a family event with a suggested age of 8years and older. / Purchase Tickets at Magic Beyond Imagination

 

Magic Beyond Imagination features: Adam Wilber – a master magician, inventor, and speaker who has been captivating audiences for over two decades. His unique blend of sidesplitting comedy magic and mind reading has won him fans around the world. He has appeared at TEDx, on The Discovery Channel, and has triumphed on “Penn &Teller’s Fool Us.” Adam is the man The Discovery Channel called “The real deal in magical entertainment,” and Penn & Teller called Adam, “A genius!”; Ryan Bliss – recognized as one of the top sleight-of-hand performers in the world. He is not a big, flashy stage magician with assistants and enormous props. Seated behind a table, he performs close-up miracles in an intimate setting. Ryan is truly the King of Sleight of Hand.; and Kozmo – a legendary street performer, who has thrilled audiences from Bourbon Street to The Great Wall of China with his hilarious brand of magic. He will keep you in stitches and blow your mind with miracles using ordinary objects. In addition to performing at festivals and on street corner saround the U.S., Kozmo has appeared on the Tonight Show and toured China. 

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023
Time: 8:00 pm

Elysium Furnace Works presents exclusiveOr

Saturday, September 23, 2023 @ 8:00 pm / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Advance Tickets: $20; At The Door: $30 / Click HERE to purchase Advance Tickets.

Sam Pluta, director of the CHIME (Chicago Integrated Media Experimental Studio) Studio at the University of Chicago and laptop artist, and Jeff Snyder, director Electronic Music and director of the Princeton Laptop Orchestra at Princeton University, create real-time electronic sound architectures which fluidly warp space-time, leaving far behind any conventional definition of “music.” Elysium Furnace Works

 

Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023
Time: 7:30 pm

TRANSART & Cultural Services, Inc. presents The Bluocracy Project with Craig Harris and Harlem Nightsongs

Saturday, September 16, 2023 @ 7:30 pm / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Tickets: $20 / Information: TRANSART The Bluocracy Project

The Bluocracy is a masterwork, composed by Craig Harris exploring the great democratic process that is essential to the music called “jazz” and examines how it parallels the fiber of American relationships, especially those considering gender, race, class, and politics. People are often in a bubble all alone with information that feeds their ideas, without being exposed to contradictory information. 

The featured ensemble is Craig Harris and Harlem Nightsongs, a 9-member group of musicians. Harris assembled this ensemble to explore extended compositions for a large group while maintaining the spontaneity and flexibility of a small group. The band’s complex arrangements supply broad choices for the improvisers within the band thus conveying a small group feel with a large group sound. TRANSART The Bluocracy Project


 

Date: Thursday, September 14, 2023
Time: 8:00 pm

Elysium Furnace Works presents Eugene Chadbourne and Jim McHugh

Thursday, September 14, 2023 @ 8:00 pm / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Advance Tickets: $15 ; At The Door: $25 / Click HERE to purchase Advance Tickets.

Eugene Chadbourne (left) and Jim McHugh (right)

Elysium Furnace Works is thrilled to present the dynamic duo of legendary multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer, author and all-around creative force Eugene Chadbourne, joined by guitarist/vocalist Jim McHugh from the NYC-based band Sunwatchers. Following up on their 2021 recording Bad Scene, this talented pair will perform originals, covers and who can say what else?  Elysium Furnace Works

 

Date: September 9, 2023
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Loida Lewis Book Signing – VBI Theatre @ 12 Vassar Street

Date: Saturday September 9, 2023 - 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm / Sunday, September 10, 2023 - 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Time: Free

Poughkeepsie Open Studios 2023

Saturday, September 9, 2023 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm & Sunday, September 10, 2023 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm / 9 and 12 Vassar Street

Poughkeepsie Open Studios presents a free self-guided, all-inclusive art tour of local artist studios and art spaces showcasing regional artists. Free family-friendly art-making activities, artist demonstrations, and interactive experiences are part of this fun-filled event!

Visual Artists featured at the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center

Visit Poughkeepsie Open Studios for complete Tour Roster. 

Date: Saturday, August 12, 2023
Time: Performance Time and Tickets: fromstagetoscreen.net

From Stage To Screen Acting Studio presents “The Hundred Year Snooze”

Saturday, August 12, 2023 / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Performance Times and Tickets: From Stage To Screen Acting Studio

Date: June 26, 2023 to August 4, 2023 / Weekly Workshops
Time: Contact TRANSART for details

TRANSART & Cultural Services, Inc. presents “Music Futures” – a FREE Summer Program for Young People Aged 14+

June 26, 2023 – August 4, 2023 / Weekly Workshops / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / NOTE: Scan the Bar Code to Register / Information: Phone (845) 943-2100 or Email info@transartinc.org / www.transartinc.org

Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023
Time: 8:00 pm

Elysium Furnace Works presents Sarah Bernstein and Kid Millions

Saturday, June 17, 2023 @ 8:00 pm / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Tickets: $20 Advance Sales or $30 At The Door / Visit sarah.kid.eventbrite to purchase Online Advance Sales Tickets.

Sarah Bernstein and Kid Millions

Elysium Furnace Works is proud to present the incendiary duo of electric violinist/vocalist Sarah Bernstein (Anthony Braxton, Kris Davis) and drummer Kid Millions (Oneida, Man Forever) as part of its 2023 Season performing in celebration of their new live recording. Bernstein and Millions build upon their long-running collaboration, unleashing ecstatic textures and unnervingly existential poetry, creating a passionately psychedelic intensity at once fearless and fearsome.

“Sarah Bernstein brings a certain Beat sensibility to her experimental tunes that blend jazz, classical, folk and spoken word.” – Time Out New York

“When Kid Millions plays the drums, it’s all about stamina. He has built a career on percussive longevity, bashing away at his instrument for hours on end with fury and expert precision. For many years he has been the anchor of the Brooklyn band Oneida, whose songs mix hypnotic Minimalism with skull-rattling metal.” – Ben Sisario, NY Times

Date: Thursday, June 15, 2023
Time: 6:30 pm

Poughkeepsie Democratic 2023 Mayoral Primary MEET THE CANDIDATES NIGHT

Thursday, June 15, 2023 / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / 6:30 pm / For more information on the 2023 Poughkeepsie Mayoral Candidates visit Poughkeepsie Democrats