Kathy Griffin, Furthur top weekend events in the Hudson Valley
This weekend’s top entertainment events in the Hudson Valley include two popular stand-up comics, two intriguing theatrical productions, a celebrated jam band and a birthday party to celebrate one of the region’s most popular rock stations.
Saturday-Sunday: Paul Mooney at Levity Live
Recognized by younger generations for his bold cameos on Comedy Central’s “Chappelle’s Show,” this Louisiana native and former Charles Gody Circus ringmaster is a well-respected, well-seasoned stand-up and actor who has earned the respect of his peers. That’ll happen when they find out he wrote for “Sanford and Son,” “Good Times,” “In Living Color” and Richard Pryor, including the late comic’s self-titled comedy show and his legendary, envelope-pushing sketches on “Saturday Night Live.”
When: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20; 7 p.m. Sunday, April 21 (canceled)
Info: Levity Live, 4210 Palisades Center Dr., West Nyack; 845-353-5400; www.levitylive.com; $20, with a two-item minimum per person; audiences must be 18 and older
Saturday-Sunday: ‘Guys and Dolls’ at Westchester Broadway Theatre
This musical’s original Broadway run collected five Tony Awards, including best musical, thanks to songs that include “Luck Be a Lady,” “A Bushel and a Peck,” “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat” and, of course, “Guys and Dolls.”
When: Saturday, April 20; 11:45 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. Sunday, April 21; additional performances through June 9
Info: Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford; 914-592-2222; www.broadwaytheatre.com; $52-$85.90
Saturday-Sunday: Furthur at The Capitol Theatre
No strangers to The Cap, the Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh and Bob Weir have played the venerable venue both before and after its 2012 renovations, but their upcoming shows under the banner of their band Furthur will be their first collaborative show at The Cap since the Dead gigged there in 1971. Furthur's spring tour includes a Cap run of eight shows, all of which sold out well in advance of the performance dates.
When: 8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, April 19-21; additional performances through June 9
Info: The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester; 914-934-9362; www.thecapitoltheatre.com; $65-$130; audiences must be 18 and older
Sunday: Kathy Griffin at Ulster Performing Arts Center
A two-time Emmy Award winner, bestselling author and ubiquitous personality on the Bravo cable channel, Griffin brings her stand-up, first-person Hollywood gossip and other hilarious stories to UPAC.
Sunday: ‘Wild Children’ at Nyack Village Theatre
Written by (but not starring) “Sopranos” star Vincent Pastore, “Wild Children: A Story of a Man's Dreams and His Demons” is a tragic tale about the owner of a gritty, downtown suburban New York City bar in the 1970s.
When: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 18, 19 and 20; 3 and 7 p.m., Sunday, April 21; additional performances through April 28
Info: Nyack Village Theatre, 94 Main St., Nyack; 845-826-2639; www.nyackvillagetheatre.com; $25 online, $30 at the door