Sixth Annual Winter Hoot. Three day festival featuring local food, beer, wine, music, dancing, film, art, and nature activities for all ages, plus blacksmithing, winter hike,s and a square dance. Pre-purchased ticket holders and volunteers are guaranteed parking and entry. February 2–4 (starts Friday evening). Ashokan Center, Olivebridge. Ashokan.org.
Black Wall Street. Documentary exploring how the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma became one of the wealthiest African American communities in the nation in the early 20th century, and a template for black economic development and empowerment. February 2. 6–8pm. AJ Williams-Myers African Roots Library, Kingston.
USA Luge Challenge. Experience the “fastest sport on ice” in a safe slopeside setting with help from USA Luge Olympians. Free. February 3–4. 9am– 5pm. Belleayre Mountain, Highmount.
Ella Cinders. A modern twist on Cinderella, changing her own luck, plus Lotte Reiniger’s 1922 animated classic animation with live accompaniment. February 4. 2pm. Rosendale Theatre.
Winter Folk Music Weekend. Music making, jamming, singing, hiking, and good conversation. February 9-11. Honor’s Haven Resort & Spa, Ellenville. 646-628-4604 or folkmusicny.org.
Warhol & Holl. Art openings: “Making Time: Andy Warhol’s Vision of Celebrations, Commemorations, and Anniversaries” and “Steven Holl: Making Architecture.” February 10. 5pm. Dorsky Museum, SUNY New Paltz.
Vanaver Caravan Dancefest. February 10. 3 & 7pm. Rondout Valley High School, Accord. vanavercaravan.org.
Chocolate Lover’s Social. Benefits Family of Woodstock. February 11. 12pm. Diamond Mills Hotel, 25 Partition Street, Saugerties. fowinc.org.
HoneybeeLives’ Organic Beekeeping Class. An introductory class. February 24 & 25. 10am–6pm. Takes place in New Paltz. Register at HoneybeeLives.org or 845-255-6113.
Chili Bowl Fiesta. Major benefit features nearly 1,000 bowls and tumblers handmade in the Women’s Studio Workshop’s ceramic studio for sale, with free chili donated by top local chefs. February 24. 2–6 pm, free from 4pm on.
Black History Month Kingston Gala. In celebration of the life of Benjamin Wigfall, artist, teacher and gallerist who started Kingston’s art boom. Dress Attire: African garb preferred, not mandatory (upscale dress a must). February 24. 7pm. Arts Society of Kingston, Broadway, Rondout. BlackHistoryMonthKingston.org.
Chiara String Quartet. The Ulster Chamber Music Series begins its 50th season. February 25. 3pm. $20 and up. Church of the Holy Cross, 30 Pine Grove Ave, Kingston.
Jay Ungar, Molly Mason and Friends. Hudson River Maritime Museum’s February “Show the Museum Some Love” membership drive culminates with a night of dinner, dancing, and live music provided by some of the region’s top musicians. February 26. 3pm on. $35. Ole Savannah, Rondout, Kingston. Hrmm.org.
Hollywood Classics with MaryKay Messenger. Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra with the premier vocalist for the United States Military Academy Band performing great movie hits. February 3. 8pm. Marriott Pavilion, Culinary Institute of America.
Music & Words: Classical, Jazz, and Soul. Multi-genre pianist, conductor, composer, producer, arranger, and educator Damien Sneed leads an exploration of vocal music through the ages. $25-45. February 9. 7:30pm. Fisher Center’s LUMA Theater, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 845- 758-6822.
Sledding Party. Sledding, a snowman contest, a bonfire, hot chocolate, and other treats. Free. February, 10. 12pm. Clermont Historical Site, Germantown.
Famous Love Stories of The Gilded Age. A tea and talk program in the historic dining room, with an optional house tour. February 10 & 11. 1–4pm. Staatsburgh State Historic Site.
Photowork. 31st Annual National Juried Photography curated by leading curators, critics, and processionals. February 10 opening reception. 3–6pm. Barrett Art Center, 55 Noxon St. Poughkeepsie.
Ali Stroker: Making Limitations Your Opportunities. Ali is the first actress in a wheelchair to appear on Broadway, a star of Glee, and is currently starring alongside Kyra Sedgwick on ABC’s new drama 10 Days in the Valley. February 11. 3pm. Vogelstein Center for Drama, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie. Reservations required at https://vassardrama.tix.com.
Clearwater’s Third Annual Spirit of the Hudson Gala: All Aboard. Hosted by Annie and Fred Osborn with Jimmy Buff of Radio Kingston. February 11. 3pm. The Garrison, 2015 U.S. 9, Garrison. www.clearwater.org.
Road Salt: Reducing Impacts to the Environment and Human Health. A Cary Institute forum exploring the impact that road salt, with a focus on successful salt reduction strategies. February 13. 9am–12:30pm. Carey Institute, 2801 Sharon Turnpike., Millbrook. Free, register at caryinstitute.org/forum-road-salt.
Sticky Fingers: Joe Hagan. Author Joe Hagan will discuss his book Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone with Stephen Metcalf (Slate culture criticat-large and host of the Slate Culture Gabfest). February 15. 5pm. Weis Cinema, Campus Center, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 845-758-6822.
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic. An intimate evening of music, focusing on original (non-parody) songs from his 14-album catalog. February 27. 7:30pm. Bardavon, 35 Market St. Poughkeepsie.
Dallas Goldtooth. As a member of the Dakota and Dine tribes, Goldtooth is both sketch comic and committed conservation campaigner. February 27. 5:30pm. Taylor Hall 203-Auditorium, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie.
The New Jim Crow. Acclaimed best-selling author Michelle Alexander. March 1. 7pm. Nelly Goletti Theatre, Marist College, Poughkeepsie.