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Happening this Week

Happening this Week

by Charlotte Penrose

BREATH OF LIFE:
PRIMORDIAL BREATHWORK & CEREMONIAL CACAO

March 16th, Thursday 6-10PM

Cynthia Robinson and Roman Hanis have created a multi-sensory/multi-dimensional workshop merging two traditional methods of breathwork from the Amazon and Tibet aided by the offering of cacao to help deepen the journey. Employing an ancient, cathartic, healing breath, this practice helps reactivate our chakra energies to their higher natural vibrational frequencies with the goal of relieving the psychosomatic sources of tension and illness. The method encourages the synchronization of breath through awareness, sound, drumbeat and cyclical rhythm. Cacao, a powerful plant medicine, can increase blood supply to the brain and thus help facilitate a deeper energetic and emotional release as well as connection to energy flow and heart space. Cacao intake is optional. Facilitators request that you do not eat 2 hours before the practice, bring your our yoga mat and blanket/pillow/eye covering if you wish. Pre-register at the Paititi Institute website. Sliding scale contribution $35-50.
Sruti Yoga Center. 33 Railraod Street. Great Barrington MA. 413.717.5058
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FURRY FRIENDS: LLAMA WALK
March 18th, Saturday 10AM

Come and take a one hour walk with a llama on the beautiful trails at the White Memorial Conservation Center. Organized by Debbie Labbe of Country Quilt Llama Farm, she introduces you to one of her prized animals as together you enjoy the stunning surroundings and learn about these fascinating animals. Perfect for the whole family! Meet in the museum parking lot. Call Debbie to pre-register 860.248.0355. $20
White Memorial Conservation Center. 80 Whitehall Road. Litchfield CT. 860.567.0857

DEEP TRAVEL: HOW TO JOURNEY LIKE THOREAU
March 18th, Saturday 4PM

Have travel plans to escape our late winter snow? Perhaps a trip scheduled during the upcoming school break? Join essayist, poet, photographer and sporadic fiction writer David K. Leff as he leads an illustrated slide talk to illuminate Thoreau’s way of approaching an “excursion.” Learn how the Concord naturalist prepared, how he selected his means of travel, his technique for observing people and nature, and the impact of travel for life upon his return. What we today call “deep travel” is perhaps the most accurate way to describe his expansive and enriching way of experiencing these places near and far. Reception to follow the lecture. Call to reserve your seat. Free.
Norfolk Library. 9 Greenwoods Road East. Norfolk CT. 860.542.5075
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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH MUSIC: BEETHOVEN JOURNEY
March 18th, Saturday 6PM

This program follows Beethoven’s musical journey from early in his career as a disciple of Haydn to his cementing himself in history as an Olympian master. Reflecting his journey the performance will include his early Cello Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor and the glorious “Archduke” Trio. Pianist Michael Brown, winner of the 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, violinist Rachel Lee Priday and cellist Yehudi Hanani will be performing together to capture his musical journey. Brown has been described as a “young piano visionary,” and “one of the leading figures in the current renaissance of performer composers;” Priday as having “irresistible panache.” $25-45
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center. 14 Castle Street. Great Barrington MA. 413.528.0100
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HAPPY TRAILS: MUSIC FROM THE AMERICAN WEST
March 18th, Saturday 7PM
March 19th, Sunday 3PM

Berkshire Lyric is presenting its annual “Kick the Winter Blues” pop concerts to help alleviate some of the winter dreariness with many well known and traditional standards and cowboy songs from the old West. The program ranges from Gene Autry to the Dixie Chicks. The Berkshire Lyric Chorus, the Blafield Children’s Chorus and Melodious Accord will be led by Berkshire Lyric Artistic Director Jack Brown and joined by guest instrumentalists and vocal soloists. Reception to follow. $20, free for children.
Lenox Town Hall Auditorium. 6 Walker Street. Lenox MA.
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