FILM: “Let Fury Have the Hour” @ the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. This documentary explores the last three decades of “creative response”: using art as a political statement in response to reactionary politics. Interviews with more than 50 artists include Shepard Fairey, Eve Ensler, Tom Morello, Lewis Black, Billy Bragg, Wayne Kramer, Eugene Hütz, Elizabeth Streb, John Sayles and more. 7pm. $5. Also 7pm on Sunday.
MUSIC: Blues Sanctuary @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. The Bennington-based blues band features Rick Burgess on vocals and guitar, Ken Pallman on drums, Bruce Mariani on bass, Joe Candal on keyboards and John O’Rourke on lead guitar. 10pm. FREE.
OPERA ON FILM: “Un Ballo In Maschera” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The Metropolitan Opera presents Verdi’s take of jealousy and vengeance starring Marcelo Álvarez, Sondra Radvanovsky and Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Conducted by Fabio Luisi. 12:55pm. $25; students $15.
FILM: “Celeste” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. A 1981 film written and directed by Percy Adlon that depicts the creative process of Marcel Proust and his relationship with his young French housekeeper, Celeste Albaret. 8pm. $7; students $5.
THEATER: Cirque Dreams Holidaze @ Proctors, Schenectady. Broadway director Neil Goldberg has concocted an extravaganza in which gingerbread men flip mid-air, toy soldiers march on thin wires, snowmen balance, penguins spin, puppets dance and reindeer soar. 2 & 8pm. $20, $40, $45 & $50. Also at 2pm on Sunday.
MUSIC: New Year Reggae Jam @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Featuring Royal Khaoz, DJ Queen Tubby and special guests. 9pm. $15 & $20; students $10; Woodstock Food Pantry donations gratefully appreciated.
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