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Happening this Week

Happening this Week

by Charlotte Penrose

SCRUBBING WINTER BLUES: THE GROUNDED GOODWIFE PRESENTS HOMEMADE BEAUTY WORKSHIP
January 26, Thursday 7PM

Learn how to create two different body scrubs with celebrated herbalist daughter and historian mother duo, Ehris Urban and Veyla Jancz-Urban. This interactive workshop will leave you pampered, informed and with two new 8-ounce scrubs you can recreate at home. The Lemon Sugar Scrub is ideal for treating dull complexion, aging skin and pigmentation, while the Cinnamon Coffee Scrub works to tighten the surface of skin, making it firmer. $20.
New Milford Historical Society. 6 Aspetuck Avenue. New Milford CT. Register quickly! 860.354.3069.


RELATIONSHIP DRAMA:
OPENING NIGHT OF LEISURE AND LUST AT THE MOUNT

January 27, Friday 8PM

Inspired by Edith Wharton’s life, love affair, marriage and literary style, this immersive theater experience follows Grace Hunter and her tortured husband Harry—both the narrative of their lives, and their physical performance around the rooms of Wharton’s famed home. Grace, a brilliant woman with a deep longing for romance and Harry, a closeted man in the grips of a deteriorating mental illness, navigate through life, poverty and the oppressions of affluence. Performance is followed by a talkback and reception with the writer, director and actors. $75.Purchase tickets online
The Mount. 2 Plunkett Street. Lenox MA. 413.551.5111
While in Lenox, discover our favorite things!


NATURAL SCENTS:
GROWING FRAGRANT PLANTS INDOORS WITH BARBARA PIERSON

January 28, Saturday 10AM-12PM

Brighten your dry winter house with some bright citrus, lush jasmine, delicate lavender or a variety of forced bulbs. Or, boost your cooking arsenal with your own indoor herb garden. White Flower Farm nursery manager, Barbara Pierson, has her own arsenal of tricks and tips to help keep these plants looking their best—from fertilization and winter care to pest control and trade secrets. She’ll be bringing her own selection of specimen and plants with a few extra for purchase from White Flower’s greenhouses. Registration recommended, walk-ins accepted if space permits. $30, $25 members.
Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden. 5 West Stockbridge Road. West Stockbridge MA. 413.298.3926
While in West Stockbridge, discover our favorite things!


ROMANCE BY RACHMANINOV:
PIANIST LEONEL MORALES IN CONCERT

January 28, Saturday 7PM

The Hotchkiss Concert Series welcomes back Spanish-Cuban pianist Leonel Morales for his second performance at the school. Born in Cuba, and trained in the traditional Russian school, Mr. Morales is a professor of piano at the Conservatorio Superior de Castellón, Spain and has performed worldwide with numerous celebrated orchestras including the Spanish National Orchestra, the Symphonic Orchestra of Hamburg, RAI National Orchestra of Turin and the Royal Philharmonic of Galicia. This performance is an extraordinary all-romantic program featuring pieces by Spanish Composer Martin Sanches Allu, Chopin’s third piano sonatas and Rachmaninov’s second piano sonata. Concert free and open to public.
Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center at Hotchkiss. 11 Interlake Road. Lakeville CT. 860.435.4423
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PLAY LOCAL: OPUS TO MOONLIGHT
Sunday, January 29 2PM

The Pittsfield Town Players are performing a staged reading of “Opus to Moonlight,” Berkshire resident Ren Campbell’s first full-length play. A story about choices, secrets and creation, the play surrounds three women and one shattering event that creates a debilitating tension between art and life. These three woman, at three different stages of life, are reunited to face the truth about the past. Time is fluid as past memories continually interrupt the brief hour they spend together in the artist’s studio where their greatest achievement and ultimate betrayals occurred. They must each choose the future they are willing to create. $5. Email rencamp1@gmail.com for questions.
Whitney Center for the Arts. 42 Wendell Street. Pittsfield MA. 413.443.0289



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