POKE THE BEAR: SPRING TRAINING 2017. Calling all hirsute men and their admirers for a weekend of activity. FRIDAY, APRIL 7: Hudson Bar Crawl kicking off at The Shaker at 6 pm. SATURDAY, APRIL 8: a rollicking good time as we shake off the winter (again at The Shaker!). Gogo Cubs, Bears and Otters. Drink specials. DJ Prephab and more. SUNDAY, APRIL 9: see Varla Jean Merman at Hudson's own Club Helsinki.