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Happening this Week

by Charlotte Penrose

A RUSSIAN REPERTOIRE: CLASSICS ON HUDSON
June 2nd, Friday, 7PM

Christopher O’Riley, known to millions as the host of NPR’s From the Top, is also an accomplished pianist and frequent collaborator with Grammy-award winning cellist Matt Halmovitz. This partnership has garnered high praise with The New York Times declaring: “If any artists were destined to collaborate, it was surely this pair.” Together they will be performing a preview of their upcoming all-Russian album, TROIKA, featuring sonatas by Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich. Tickets can be purchased online. $40 premium, $25 GA
Hudson Hall. 327 Warren Street. Hudson NY. 518.822.1438

DRAWING ATTENTION: POLITICAL CARTOON WORKSHOP
June 3rd, Saturday, 11AM-5:30PM

Join Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Matt Wuerker, Hall of Fame The New Yorker magazine cartoonist/illustrator Barry Blitt, and museum founder Ralph Nader for a daylong program ‘If It Doesn’t Please the Court: Two Ink-Stained Wretches on the Art of Political Satire’ sponsored The Tort Museum of Law. The event includes a workshop on cartooning/illustration led by both Wuerker and Blitt, and a presentation by the artists as well as Nader at the Winston United Methodist Church. This will be followed by a meet & greet with the speakers at the Museum. Tickets can be purchased on the Tort Museum website. $10
Winsted United Methodist Church. 630 Main Street. Winsted CT.
American Museum of Tort Law. 654 Main Street. Winsted CT. 860.379.0505

A MOVEABLE FEAST: PROGRESSIVE DINNER AT THE CIA
June 3rd, Saturday 5PM

Beginning with a reception in the stunning Farquharson Hall on the campus of the Culinary Institute of America, diners will receive their passports outlining the evening’s journey through the CIA’s three award-winning restaurants. Each establishment will be serving one course in their respective culinary style paired with sommelier-selected wines. Enjoy buskers, musicians and singers for entertainment as you journey from restaurant to restaurant. Book online or by phone. $150.
Culinary Institute of America. Farquhason Hall. 1946 Campus Drive. Hyde Park NY. 845.452.9600

MODERN MELODIES: NEXT FESTIVAL OF EMERGING ARTISTS
June 3rd, Saturday, 7PM

In celebration of the David M. Hunt Library, Grammy-nominated violinist Jennifer Koh and Conductor Peter Askim will be leading a string orchestra of young professional musicians. Mr. Askim founded the Next Festival in 2013 as an immersive residency for talented young string players focusing on musical exploration and contemporary performance practice. Ms. Koh has been called "one of our most thoughtful and intense musicians" by The New York Times and the program will feature contemporary works by Anna Clyne and Caroline Shaw (the youngest ever recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Music.) A refreshment tent with sips and small bites will open at 6PM. Call the Hunt Library for reserve seating. Free, donations encouraged.
Music Mountain. 225 Music Mountain Road. Falls Village CT. 860.824.7126
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FAMILY FUN DAY
June 3rd, Saturday 10AM-4PM

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary is hosting their annual Family Fun Day for curious naturalists of all ages. The day-long program offers: Nature Exploration Stations (including bird watching, an insect safari, fish surveys and more), puppet shows, live animal presentations, nature arts & crafts, as well as exhibits and activities from Flying Deer Nature Center, Housatonic Valley Association and Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Free.
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. 472 West Mountain Road. Lenox MA. 413.637.0320
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PRIVET HOUSE BACKYARD SALE
June 3rd, Saturday 9AM-4PM

Come rain or shine, hell or high water, for fantastic finds from over a dozen participating A-list merchants, designers and dealers.
George Platt Field. 14 Church Street, New Preston CT 06777
860 868 1800
Follow up at Dawn Hill Antiques where Hudson-based chef and writer Colu Henry will be serving up a pasta feast and signing copies of his new book “Pocket Pasta” from 3-6PM.
Dawn Hill Antiques, 11 Main Street, New Preston CT 06777 860.868.0066
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YOU DON’T OWN ME: FEARLESS FEMALES OF THE 1960s
June 4th, Sunday 8PM

Carole Bufford is paying tribute to her musical heroines—Janis Joplin, Dusty Springfield, Tina Turner, Carole King and other songstresses of the 60s—in this intimate performance at Mr. Finn’s Cabaret. These bold, daring women made their voices heard, and the musical and cultural landscape of the US and beyond was forever changed. Ms. Bufford, a highly sought after and wildly praised musician, puts her own inimitable spin on these classics as she celebrates this period of great change and transition.
Mr. Finn’s Cabaret. 36 Linden Street. Pittsfield MA. 413.236.8888



Have you attended one of our Happening This Week events recently? What did you think? We would love your feedback. Email: cpenrose@berkshirestyle.com

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