That's Entertainment: Events from July 16 - August 2, 2014

Wednesday, July 16
The Andes Roundtable presenter this week will be Rosalie Capps.  Rosalie will share her personal experiences as a foreign student in Egypt during the recent political turmoil as well as the political and social realities of life on the ground, and the issues of media coverage and foreign intervention. We will have the opportunity to view photos and videos of present life in Egypt. Rosialie (Rosie) was studying for her master’s degree in international human rights law and chose Egypt because she wanted to work at a refugee center. Hunting Tavern, 7 p.m.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 18, 19, and 20
The Phoenicia/Shandaken Studio Tour.  Art in every style, primordial to post-post-modern, from Boiceville to Belle­ayre.  Open studios from July 19-20, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Spoken Word performance at Mama’s Boy in Phoenicia 6:30 p.m. July 18. Gala potluck reception at The Arts Upstairs 6 p.m. July 19 at 60 Main St. Phoenicia. Outdoor sculpture at Catskill Interpretive Center in Mt. Tremper and Brunel Park in Boiceville. Free map and catalog at shops all over Shandaken. info: www.ShandakenArt.com. Call 688-2977.

Saturday, July 19
Third annual Car Show 4 A Cause held in historic Kirkside Park, Roxbury. Vehicle entries into the show include over a decade of cars, motorcycles, tractors, and trucks. On top of the spiffy cars on display there are raffles, 50/50, bounce house and dunk tank, children’s activities, kids’ coloring contest, DJ Jason Cammer, vendors, food and desserts, antique gas engine demos, and awards for Top 20, Best of Show, Farthest Traveled, People’s Choice, Top Motorcycle, Top Tractor, Loudest Exhaust, Best Stereo, and new to this year, Lawn Chair Drag Race Champion. All proceeds from the Car Show 4 A Cause event are donated to locals in need due to a medical condition. Admission is a $2 minimum donation and children under 10 are free! The show begins at 9 a.m. Car registration is $10 per vehicle; which includes admission for two people. The first 100 vehicle registrants will receive a free goody bag with registration. Vendor sections are $20 per section. Contact Danyelle Greene at 607 267-8186.

Halcott Fair, noon until 6 p.m. Hot dogs, popcorn, lemonade and a 50/50 raffle. Visit with pets from the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society and baby farm animals at the petting zoo. There will be perennial plants for gardeners, attic treasures for collectors, art for art lovers, the Halcott United Methodist Church bake sale, an array of local vendors, and handcrafted items with demonstrations by artisans. Entertainment by the Catskill Kids Kazoo Corps; live music by members of the 881 Grangers and the Pine Hill Playboys; plus Phillip & Henry the Amazing Magicians who will put on a show at 3:30 p.m. A sumptuous country dinner with all the fixings, featuring barbequed chicken grilled by the Fleischmanns Fire Department starts at 4 p.m. until sold out. Take-outs will be available. It all takes place at the Halcott Grange Hall, four miles up the road from The Fleischmanns Firehouse. Proceeds go to the Halcott Community Fund to help maintain the Grange, support area scholarships and make donations to local organizations. 

Classic Rockers Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes perform at the Belleayre Music Festival in Highmount. A portion of new proceeds to beneft ambulance squads from Margaretville Hospital and the Town of Shandaken. Tickets: $66/56/46/26 lawn. Belleayre Music Festival, Belleayre Mountain, Route 28, Highmount, NY. (800) 942-6904, ext. 1344. belleayremusicfestival@gmail.com • belleayremusic.org

Saturday and Sunday, July 19 and 20
Thunder in the Valley Pow Wow. An event with Native American drumming, dancing, singing, craft vendors, children’s craft table, and Native American food. Featuring The Sint Sink Singers Drum, Spirit of Thunderheart Drum, Joseph Fire Crow, Grammy and Nammy award winner, Cheyenne Fluteman, Salina’s Family Aztec Dancers, storey tellers Evan Prichard and Jim Redfox Sarle. Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: adults, $5, children 6-12, $3, seniors, $3. Big Indian Park, Big Indian. For more information call 254-4238.This event is sponsored by the Big Indian Native American Cultural Center, Inc.

Sunday, July 20
Vintage Car Show. If you like vintage cars and trucks, stop by the New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Project visitors center on Route 30 in North Blenheim. A wide variety of antique vehicles will be on display, including a 1910 Oakland Model 24 roadster and a 1913 Chase Model M Express truck, along with a ’56 Cadillac Coupe DeVille, a ’56 GMC Suburban pickup, a ’65 Corvair, and antique tractors. Visitors are invited to drive their own classic wheels to the show and socialize with fellow car buffs. Admission and parking are free. For more information, please call 800 724-0309.

Saturday, July 26
The Belleayre Festival Opera Gaetano Donizetti’s Masterpiece “Lucia Di Lammermoor” at 8 p.m. Tickets: $76/66/56/46/26 lawn. Belleayre Music Festival, Belleayre Mountan, Route 28, Highmount, NY. (800) 942-6904, ext. 1344. belleayremusicfestival@gmail.com • belleayremusic.org

Friday, Aug. 1
Belleayre Jazz Club presents Le Jazz Hot! Django Reinhardt Festival All-Stars at 8 p.m. Tickets: $26 table seating in the lodge. Belleayre Music Festival, Belleayre Mountain, Route 28, Highmount, NY. (800) 942-6904, ext. 1344. belleayremusicfestival@gmail.com • belleayremusic.org

Saturday, Aug. 2
The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital/Mountainside Residential Care Center will hold it 46th annual Antique and Flea Market featuring antiques, crafts, and general merchandise from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Margaretville Village Park, behind the Freshtown Marketplace. A hospital-sponsored Health Fair will be held during the market offering free blood pressure testing and blood sugar screening. Approximately 75 vendors offering antiques and collectibles, jewelry, tools, artwork, flowers, handmade articles and toys. Free parking. Admission will be $2 for adults and children over 12 and $3 for early admission. For additional information, or to inquire about becoming a vendor, Kathy Roberts at 607 326-4136 or e-mail: Kathy.roberts@hahv.org

Andes United Methodist Church annual Pie and Ice Cream Social, 4 to 7 p.m. or until sold out. Homemade pies, ice cream and beverages.

Belleayre Jazz Club presents the Legends of Hard Bop The Cookers – All Star Jazz Band — Belleayre Jazz Club at 8 p.m. Tickets: $36 table seating in the lodge. Belleayre Music Festival, Belleayre Mountain, Route 28, Highmount, NY. (800) 942-6904, ext. 1344. belleayremusicfestival@gmail.com • belleayre music.org