As usual, there's lots to do in Hudson tonight--exhibition openings, concerts, a wine & chocolate tasting, the BeLo3rd Dine/Art Gallery Stroll, the opening of a pop-up shop at 314 Warren Street, readings upstairs at Hudson Wine Merchants, and more. To find out everything that's happening, I refer you to Ellen Thurston's list--far too comprehensive to be called "Picks"--but there is one event that Gossips wants to feature because it is so very Hudson.
At 7:30 tonight, Muscia is hosting a benefit concert "to assist in the ongoing challenges of running a world class independent entertainment empire from Tanner's Lane, Hudson, NY." Yup, that's right. The beneficiary is the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, "a unique organization which not only engages and defines the unique culture that is Hudson but teaches, supports and entertains (often gratis)."
Tonight, three musicians with local roots--Jim Wann, Elana Belle Carroll, and Rob Caldwell--are pooling their talent to benefit the Bindlestiffs. The concert takes place in the loft above Musica, at 17 North Fourth Street. A donation is requested, but there is no minimum or maximum either. If you can't make tonight's concert, donations of support for the "greatest show on Earth" will be accepted at Musica throughout next week.