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Happening this Week

Happening this Week

by Charlotte Penrose

SAME HOME MOVIES, NEW TECHNOLOGIES
July 26th, Wednesday 6:30PM

Local access CTV-192 wants to help the home movie reclaim all of its glory. The staff will teach how to create better videos and the most effective techniques to plan, shoot and edit a local production. Eliminate trial and error! Registration requested. Free
New Milford Public Library. 24 Main Street New Milford CT 860.355.1191

FARM FRESH:
HOOTENANNY AND DINNER WITH CHEF TERRANCE BRENNAN

July 29th, Saturday 6PM

Celebrated chef and restauranteur Terrance Brennan is hosting the 7th Annual Farm Fresh Dinner to support FarmOn! From 6-8PM shop local at the farmer’s market cocktail hour and enjoy “Farmer’s Market Bits & Bites.” Chef Brennan’s dinner—served overlooking the Victory Garden at Empire Farm—will feature ingredients from the local farmers with whom you will share this family style dinner! To cap off the night, enjoy live music and dancing under the stars with a barn party to follow dessert. Tickets available online. $165 for Cocktail Party, $325 for Cocktails & Dinner.
Empire Farm. 556 Empire Road. Copake NY. 518.329.3276
While in Copake discover our favorite thing!

PS21 CHATHAM GOSPEL & BLUES FEST WEEKEND
A rousing weekend of captivating, layered gospel and perfectly moody, growly blues.
July 28th, Friday 8PM

Kicking off the weekend, The Campbell Brothers blend their traditional African-American religious-inspired repertoire with their signature sound; the growling, howling, singing and swinging voice of the steel guitar. Purchase tickets online. $20 Members, $25 Non-Members, $12 Students (with valid school ID).
PS21. 2980 Route 66. Chatham NY. 518.392.6121

July 29th, Saturday 8PM
Next up are the Sisters of Slide. Five-time blues music award-winning artist Rory Block (also heralded by the Blues Revue as “one of the greatest living acoustic blues artists”) is collaborating with another master of slide, Texas Music Hall of Famer Cindy Cashdollar. Together they will perform songs from Block’s newest album “Keepin’ outta trouble: A tribute to Bukka White.” Purchase tickets online. $20 Members, $25 Non-Members, $12 Students (with valid school ID).
PS21. 2980 Route 66. Chatham NY. 518.392.6121

July 30th, Sunday 2PM
Closing out the weekend, a rousing performance at the choirs from four local churches singing alongside Rory Block. The public is invited to enjoy this incredible combination of soul and blues, sharing music of worship and celebration. Free and open to public; donations gratefully accepted.
ChurchLIVE. 8 Church Lane. Chatham NY. 518.567.6374
While in Chatham discover our favorite things!

KEEPING UP WITH THE VANDERBILTS: SUMMER TEA AND TALK
August 1st, Tuesday 4PM

The Vanderbilts epitomize the excesses of the Gilded Age, and with a $200 million ($230 billion today) fortune built themselves sprawling urban palaces, country estates and summer villas. Historian Dr. Gary Helm Darden will present this talk tracing the increased scale and frequency of opulent American architecture to the eight heirs and heiresses of the Vanderbilt fortune. Both emulating and rivaling the greatest European properties, today these properties remain five of the twenty largest homes ever built in the United States. The lecture will be followed by a Victorian tea. $26 when you register in advance, $32 at the door.
Venfort Hall. 104 Walker Street. Lenox MA. 413.637.3206
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FRESH TAKES READING SERIES: SMART PEOPLE
August 1st, Tuesday 5PM

WAM Theatre’s Fresh Takes play reading series features plays focusing on women’s stories that have received critical acclaim elsewhere, but are new to Berkshire audiences. Smart People, set on the eve of Obama’s first election in 2008, is a dialogue between a surgeon, actress, psychologist and neuropsychiatrist—four of Harvard University’s best and brightest. With topics ranging from racial and sexual politics to identity and the search for love, playwright Lydia R. Diamond has created a modern, sharp and witty play. Reserve tickets in advance. Free.
The Clark Art Institute. 225 South Street. Williamstown.



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