Spiegeltent sweeps in like a grande dame every summer and lets its flaps down on the Bard campus. It’s one of the few remaining antique spiegeltents in the world; a mirrored, gaudy relic from another more sparkling age–kind of like your great aunt with the racy past who still flirts with young hotties. Tony-nominated performer Mx. Justin Vivian Bond hosts a season of cabaret and late night entertainment from world-class performers, and after hours parties with smokin’ DJs. Catskill Jazz Factory also presents shows during the summer. Shows at Spiegeltent are sophisticated, glamorous and frequently naughty. You owe it to yourself to be there at least once a season.