Happenings in the Hudson Valley

Gil Gutierrez - a Mexican guitar virtuoso wearing a black and green shirt and holding a brown guitarBob Stern and Gil Gutierrez at Opus 40

Saturday, May 13 at 3:00 p.m.

Discovered by the famous trumpeter and bandleader Doc Severinsen, Mexican guitar virtuoso Gil Gutierrez is a prolific recording artist and tireless live performer. He has played Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. He has sat in with the Minneapolis and Florida Symphonies and with the New York Pops. Although he did not begin recording until 2002, Gutierrez’s 14 releases describe a restless and inspired run of productivity and exploration.

In 2014, Gutierrez and Severinsen released Oblivion, a zesty swing date that effortlessly bridges Gypsy and Big Band pop swing styles. Gutierrez’s musical dialect is a truly international fusion born of jazz, Latin, Gypsy and folk. He can blaze like a great flamenco player or he can ruminate profoundly on simple melodies. His voice is equally at home in front of symphony or in the most intimate solo settings.

Gil Gutierrez with violinist Bob Stern return to the Barbara Fite Room at Opus 40 on Saturday, May 13 at 3 p.m. Admission costs $30 advance, $40 day of event. Reservations can be made on the Opus 40 webpage or by calling (845) 246-3400. Opus 40 is located at 50 Fite Road in Saugerties.

Murder at the Speakeasy: A Murder Mystery Dinner Show!

Saturday, May 13 at 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Bootlegger Dutch Schultz has opened a new speakeasy, the Abba Dabba Club so girlfriend Lu Lu has a place to sing. Flapper Rosie isn’t having it! You’ll dine, dance and gulp the best hooch anywhere until tempers flare, bullets rain and the law shows up. One body will fall but it doesn’t look like the Charleston did it.

Murder-mystery dinner show includes a welcome cocktail and three course dinner catered by Simply Gourmet, cash bar and comedy-mystery show. Cost is $55 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 518-398-1022 or emailing lydia@dutchsspirits.com for reservations. RSVP required, limited seating. Flappers, moonshine, mobsters!

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