Columbia County Happenings, Feb 8 – 10 2019

Beach & Bartolo has teamed up with Columbia County Current to bring you regular updates on local happenings. Every week, here on the Beach & Bartolo blog, we will list a sampling of events, things to do, and happenings taking place around the county.

“Columbia County Portraits” Part 2 of an Illustrated Lecture by Art Historian & Appraiser, Gayle Skluzacek, Feb 9

The Columbia County Historical Society presents “Columbia County Portraits” An Illustrated Lecture by Art Historian and appraiser, Gayle Skluzacek.

This is the 2nd of a two part lecture series, and will explore Columbia County portraiture, focusing on paintings from the Permanent Collection of the Columbia County Historical Society. Ms. Skluzacek is a classically educated art historian and appraiser. After working in curatorial, research, and public relations at the Minneapolis Institute of Fine Arts, the Chicago Art Institute, the Oriental Institute, and the Carnegie Institute, she began appraising in 1981. She has catalogued important collections, estates, and archives, identified lost masterpieces, served as an art/personal property expert in court cases, and has worked closely with major museums in their art acquisition programs.

Ms. Skluzacek served on the Board of Directors of the Appraisers Association of America and served as President, 2000-2002. She was presented with the Director’s Award for her services in 2015.

Saturday, February 9, 2019: 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Advance Tickets $15
At the Door:
$15 Members (CCHS)
$ 20 Non-Members

Tickets can be purchased online at

Van Buren Hall
6 Chatham Street,
Kinderhook, NY 12106


At The Crandell: ‘The Favourite’, ‘Amores Perros’ & ‘Mary Queen of Scots’

The Crandell Theatre Continues to bring movie-fans an increasing roster of diverse offerings. This weekend, there are two matinees with Amores Perrosplaying on Saturday, and Mary Queen of Scotson Sunday. The feature for the week is The Favourite.

The Favourite

A costumer drama unlike any other, that tied Roma with ten Oscar nominations. Backbiting, scabrous gossip, and palace intrigue flourish in early 18th century England, at war with France. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. Olivia Colman won a Globe for her performance as Queen Anne. Also with Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos who gave us The Lobster.

Rated: R (for strong sexual content, nudity and language)
Genre: Drama
Directed By: Yorgos Lanthimos
Written By: Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
Runtime: 119 minutes
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures, Film4 and Waypoint

Friday, February 8 through Thursday, February 14, 2019: 
Weekdays at 7:00pm
Saturday, February 9, at 3:00pm 5:15pm 7:30pm
Sunday, February 10, at 2:15pm 4:30pm 7:00pm

Amores Perros

Amores Perros,the debut film from five time Oscar winner Alexandro Gonzalez Inarritu, tells three stories of life in the margins of Mexico City. Octavio is sharing an apartment with his brother, which leads to a serious problem when he falls in love with Susanna, his sister-in-law. Elsewhere, Daniel, a successful publishing magnate, leaves his family to take up with a beautiful model, Valeria. And finally, El Chivo is an elderly homeless man who is trying to contact his daughter, whom he hasn’t seen in years.

Rated: R (for violence/gore, language and sexuality)
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Written By: Guillermo Arriaga Jordan
Runtime: 153 minutes
Studio: Lionsgate

Saturday, February 9, 2019: 12:00pm

Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of charismatic Mary Stuart (Saorise Ronan). Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the great Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie).

Rated: R (for some violence and sexuality)
Genre: Drama
Directed By: Josie Rourke
Written By: Beau Willimon
Runtime: 112 minutes
Studio: Focus Features

Sunday, February 10, 2019: 12:00pm

TICKET PRICES:Chatham Film Club Members & Children $6.50
Non Members $7.50
Additional $2.00 fee for 3D

The Crandell Theatre
48 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037


Friends of the Hudson Area Library Book & Bake Sale, Feb 9 & 10

The Hudson Area Library‘s Friends of the Hudson Area Library will be hosting a Book and Bake Sale in the community room of the Library. This is a great opportunity to purchase new and gently used books on a variety of subjects, including art books as well as CDs and DVDs.

There will also be homemade baked desserts for sale during this event. So come out and support the library, get that unique book you’ve been looking for and didn’t know it, enjoy a baked good, and support the Hudson Area Library!

Saturday, February 9, 2019: 10am – 2:30pm
Sunday, February 10, 2019: 1-3:30pm

Hudson Area Library
51 N. 5th St. (at State St.)
Hudson, NY 12534

For more information email, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library.

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