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The summertime Shakespeare on the Hudson Festival (tel. 877/2-MCDUFF; www.shakespeareonthehudson.com), with actors from New York City and elsewhere, is held at a great space along the river in Athens, 1 mile north of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge on Route 385. The Windham Chamber Music Festival, 740 Rte. 32C, Windham (tel. 518/738-3852; www.windhammusic.com), features a sophisticated lineup of chamber-music concerts from January to Labor Day at the Historic Windham Civic Center on Main Street. The renovated Catskill Mountain Foundation Movie Theater, Main Street, Hunter (tel. 518/263-4702), features first-run Hollywood and foreign and independent films in two great theaters. A wide array of classical music, theater, dance, and popular music performances are held across the street at the foundation's red-barn Performing Arts Center and Gallery, Main Street, Hunter (tel. 518/263-4908; www.catskillmtn.org). Nostalgia buffs may want to catch a flick at the Drive-In Movie Theater (tel. 877/742-7675) on Route 296 between Hunter and Jewett; it's open seasonally, from May to September. A handful of bars and clubs on Main Street in Tannersville (just east of Hunter) cater to apr├Ęs-ski buffs in search of singles and dance action, though they've been a little more sophisticated and less rowdy in recent years.

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