That's Entertainment: Events May 14 - May 26

Wednesday, May 14
Bag Ali will present its Fabulous Spring Collection of Handbags and Accessories at Margaretville Hospital from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in the hospital lobby. The Bag Ali Collection includes the hottest handbags styles made from buttery-soft leathers and fashion materials. Also being featured are chic metallics and prints, all in the latest colors and shapes. The Bag Ali Collection also includes elegant bags for evening, briefcases, scarves, wallets, and small leather goods for women and men. Sponsored by the Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center. Information: 845 586-4028.

Thursday, May 15
The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will hold a general meeting at 4 p.m. in Club Med at Mountainside, which is located at 42158 State Route 28, Margaretville.

Joe Markulin, former professor of comparative literature with a specialization in Medieval and Renaissance studies, will speak at The Andes Public Library at 7 p.m. on his lively historical novel, Machiavelli: a Renaissance Life. All are cordially invited to attend this gathering of the Italian Circle, a non-membership group devoted to all things Italian.

Saturday, May 17
Thunder Bear Inter-Tribal Spring Festival in Big Indian Park, Route 28, Big Indian from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Along with our drum, the Thunder Bear Drum Circle will have The Thunderheart Sings Drum, Evan Prichard, an author of several books on Indians in the Hudson Valley and beyond, and Jim RedFox Sarle, a storey teller, the Pine Hill Library, the Big Indian Fire Company, vendors, hotdogs and hamburgers, and barbeque chicken halves at 2 p.m. and Doreen Peone with the band the Country Dusters at 3 p.m. This event is free and sponsored by the Big Indian Native American Cultural Center. FMI call 254-4238.

Saturday, May 24
“If Django Reinhardt, the cast of Stomp and the Beatles all had a party at Tim Burton’s house, Caravan of Thieves would be the band they hired.” Self proclaimed gypsy-swinging-serenading-firebreathing-circus-freaks, husband and wife songwriting duo Fuzz and Carrie Sangiovanni along with violinist Ben Dean and double bass madman, Brian Anderson will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Roxbury Arts Center. Advance tickets for this performance are $18 for adults and $16 for students and seniors. All tickets purchased the day of the event are $23. For more information and ticket reservations please visit www.roxburyartsgroup.org, or call the Roxbury Arts Group at 607 326-7908.

Monday, May 26
Memorial Day parades in Roxbury and Grand Gorge. Roxbury, 9:30 a.m., Route 30 south to the Village Square. Grand Gorge, 11 a.m., Route 23 east to the Village Square, and then Route 30 north to the cemetery. For more information call Marty Finch at 607 326-7107. Memorial Day parade also in Fleischmans May 26 at 9 a.m.