Arts digest

| 15 Feb 2012 | 10:27

    Surreal Cabaret in Sugar Loaf for one night only - tonight Sugar Loaf — A Surreal Cabaret will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, at the Orange County Citizens Foundation, 23 White Oak Drive in Sugar Loaf. Admission is free. The event will feature a series of short acts with local artists in performance. In tribute to Surrealist émigré Kurt Seligmann (on whose estate the foundation’s offices are located) each work will contain elements influenced by Surrealism. Breton’s “Manifesto of Surrealism” maintains: “in this day and age logical methods are applicable only to solving problems of secondary interest.” The performances will cross genres from poetry and drama to dance and music. The audience can expect conceptual play, experimentation, improvisation, and audience involvement. Participating artists are David J. Glover, Jennifer Kraus, Daniel Mack, Oliver Olive-Eyes, Steve Roe, Patricia Seaton, William Seaton and Ken Van Rensselaer. Further information is available from William Seaton at Heavy metal tribute band comes to Tuxedo Ridge Ski Center this Saturday evening Tuxedo — You won’t hear “Freebird” or “Don’t Stop Believing,” this Saturday evening, Dec. 3, at the Tuxedo Ridge Ski Center. But you will hear the heavy metal classics “Hell Bent For Leather” and “Children Of The Grave” played by Lockjaw, the Middletown-based tribute band that’s making a name for itself with an exciting stage presence and precision playing ability. According to the ski center’s press release announcing the concert, “Lockjaw pride themselves on being a different kind of cover band. Fans of Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin and Dio will enjoy the band’s set list, which includes hard rock and heavy metal’s monster hits, as well as underground cuts.” Tuxedo Ridge (formerly known as Sterling Forest Ski Center), is located at 581 Route 17A in Tuxedo. On-site parking is available. Doors open for the Lockjaw concert at 8 p.m., with show time at 9 p.m. Admission is $3 at the door. More information can be found at or by calling 845-351-1122. 'Bells on Broadway’ arts and crafts show and children’s holiday festival happens Dec. 3 Newburgh — Safe Harbors of the Hudson will hold its annual “Bells on Broadway” arts and crafts show and children’s holiday festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, in the Ritz Theater Lobby and the historic Green Room in Newburgh. The event will bring together live music, storytelling, a Festival of Wreaths, Santa’s Workshop, photos with Santa, and a holiday-themed arts and crafts show featuring gifts from local and international artisans. Visitors can enter either through the Ritz at 107 Broadway or through the back entrance to the building on Ann Street, next to the Ann Street Gallery. Admission is free, with a nominal fee for photos with Santa. Safe Harbors of the Hudson is a nonprofit organization in Newburgh committed to transforming lives and building communities through housing and the arts. It is currently seeking arts and crafts vendors for this event. For more information, call June Henley at 562-6940 ext. 110, email her at, or visit Arts Council hosts 'Empty Bowl Fiesta’ to help farm workers on Dec. 10 Sugar Loaf —Hurricane Irene and tropical storm Lee have been catastrophic to the farm workers and their families. Donations to FarmAid were not allocated to the farm workers, many of whom are presently out of work and are hungry. The food pantry at the Alamo Community Center, which serves thousands of farm workers each year, is in desperate need of assistance. You can help by attending our “Empty Bowl Fiesta” on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 4 p.m., at the Seligmann Estate, 23 White Oak Drive in Sugar Loaf. Come with your family and enjoy an afternoon of music and soup. Take home a handmade bowl donated by local artists. Music will be provided by “Estamos Listos,” a local band featuring Marji Zintz and Saloman Trujillo. All of the proceeds will be donated to the Alamo. To volunteer or to donate bowls, call 845-651-1170. Suggested donation is $20 per person, Come and give what you can. This event is sponsored by the Orange County Arts Council and Amity Arts Workshop. Celebrate the holidays with The New Chorale Tuxedo — The New Chorale, an innovative concert chorale comprised of singers of the lower Orange County region, is offering two performances of an uplifting holiday program in mid-December: • Friday, Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m. in St. Mary’s-in-Tuxedo in Tuxedo Park. • Sunday, Dec. 18, 3 p.m. in St. James Episcopal Church, Goshen According to the press release announcing the concerts, the program is sophisticated, yet profoundly joyful and accessible. “Daniel Pinkham’s Gloria will start the concert with a shot of pure exultation,” said Liviu Blumenthal, the conductor and group founder. “Excerpts from Gounod’s St. Cecilia Mass and Berlioz’s L’Enfance du Christ, making hearts soar with their romantic textures, will be followed by the intricate harmonies of songs by John Rutter and Paul Manz. The New Chorale features singers hailing from Tuxedo, Greenwood Lake, Warwick, Harriman, Cornwall, Middletown, Newburgh, Port Jervis and New York City. While there is a suggested contribution at the door ($15 for adults and $8 for children under 16), all are welcome.