LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — Bird walk with Lance Verderame, coordinator for NY State’s Young Birders Club. Downtown Livingston Manor, Sat., Aug. 23, 10AM. Meet at Morgan Outdoors, 46 Main St. Bring binoculars, if available, and a notepad for field notes. RSVP to 845/439-5507.
Liberty Free Theatre in collaboration with the Catskill Art Society presents "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs," at CAS, 48 Main St., 7:30PM. Admission is free.
Sullivan County community honors Dick Riseling, farmer, educator, writer, mentor, advocate for social justice and a sustainable future at Catskill Arts Society, 48 Main St., 4-7pm. All proceeds benefit Sullivan Alliance for Sustainable Development. Suggested donation: $25. Children free.
Shandelee Music Festival presents “An Evening of Chamber Music featuring the Hermitage Piano Trio” performing the music of Shostakovich, Brahms and Rachmaninoff. 7pm. Performance followed by a specialty dessert reception. $25 adults, $10 students 17 and under. Handicapped accessible. www.shandelee.org/concerts/tickets.htm.
Storytellers share new pieces of their biographies in monthly performances at the CAS Arts Center, reading true stories that range from the surprising and awe-inspiring to the charmingly everyday. 7pm. Tickets for $10 suggested donation. Call or email email@example.com for reservations.
The Catskill Art Society will host a free opening reception for "Watch Your Step," featuring the artwork of Ruth Hardinger and Lucienne Weinberger, 3-6pm. The event will begin with a moderated Artist Talk at 3pm, followed by a wine and cheese reception from 4-6pm. Visit www.catskillartsociety.org/exhibits.
The Shandelee Music Festival in Livingston Manor will present Anna Han, the first-prize winner of The Stecher and Horowitz Foundation's 2012 New York International Piano Competition, 3pm. The solo piano concert features the music of Bach and Siloti, Beethoven, Chopin, Dorman and Scriabin. $10-25. Dessert to follow. 845/439-3277.
The 21st anniversary season of the Shandelee Music Festival continues with "An Evening of Chamber Music" featuring cellists David Requiro and Meta Weiss, and pianist Cullan Bryant, performing music of Vivaldi, Paganini, Shostakovich, Menotti and others. Followed by a specialty dessert reception. 7pm. firstname.lastname@example.org.
21st anniversary season of the Shandelee Music Festival continues at 7pm with "The Young Artists of Shandelee," pianists Helen Shen and Claudia Hu. Music by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Liszt, Chopin, Mozart and Schumann will be performed. Specialty dessert reception follows. $25 adults, $10 students 17 and under. 845/439-3277.
The Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players return to Shandelee Music Festival opening the festival's 21st anniversary season, performing "Frares" by Arvo Part, "Grande Sestetto Concertante" by Mozart and "Sextet No. 2 in G" by Brahms. Concert followed by specialty dessert reception. Online reservations at www.shandelee.org/concerts/tickets.htm