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Happening this Week

Happening this Week

by Charlotte Penrose

A HAUNTED MANSION: SPOOKY NIGHT AT NAUMKEAG
October 20th, Friday 7-9PM

Naumkeag’s Haunted House returns with more scares, bigger haunts and new surprises. Follow the ghost of the Choate family’s gardener through a harrowing course winding through the mansion, historic gardens and the creaking Carriage House. Be forewarned - Naumkeag promises this is not for the faint of heart. $15-25
Naumkeag. 5 Prospect Hill Road. Stockbridge MA. 413.298.3239 x2016
While in Stockbridge discover our favorite things!

JOURNALISM TODAY: THE PROBLEM AND A SOLUTION
October 21st, Saturday 2PM

During the next discussion in Berkshire OLLI’s Distinguished Speaker Series, MCLA Journalism Professor, Shawn McIntosh, will be addressing “How Digital and Social Media Have Disrupted Journalism.” Staggering and abrupt changes happening in the field of communications have had drastic repercussion for our civic life and our democracy. McIntosh will address these pitfalls and present exciting new experiments occurring in today’s newsrooms that can challenge the new status quo and alter our perceptions about what it means to be news consumers and active citizens. $10-15.
Berkshire Museum. 39 South Street. Pittsfield MA. 413.236.2190

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH MUSIC: THE TITANS
October 21st, Saturday 6PM

Close Encounters With Music’s season opener is a two-piece program that represents the pinnacle of chamber music by pairing a Brahms piano quintet with Schumann’s breakthrough piano quintet. Both are on the short list of masterworks with their harmonic and melodic opulence, rhythmic variety and an inspirational effect on audiences. These genre-bending works alternate between quasi-symphonic and more traditionally chamber-like elements. $27-$50
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center. 14 Castle Street. Great Barrington MA. 413.528.0100
While in Great Barrington discover our favorite things!

BERKSHIRE SPEAKS: COMMUNITY MOVEMENT
October 22nd, Sunday 1:30PM

BerkshireSPEAKS brings together powerful voices from the community who actively work for the betterment of our unique pocket of the world. These local visionaries and trendsetters include the Executive Directors of The Railroad Street Youth Project, Food Bank of Western Mass and HospiceCare in the Berkshires as well as Professor of Afro-American Studies at UMass Amherst and the Director of Preservation at the iconic Jacob’s Pillow. Following their presentations is a reception where you can meet these luminaries and engage them about issues that are important to you. $15 Online, $20 Door.
Hevreh. 270 State Road. Great Barrington MA. 413.528.6378
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18TH FILMCOLUMBIA: FRESH FACES & LANGELLA’S LEGACY
October 20th-29th, Times vary

During FilmColumbia, a selection of the year’s best domestic and international features and documentaries will play at the historic, community-owned and operated Crandell Theatre. Many of the films have already garnered recognition from larger festivals like Cannes, Venice and Toronto, are yet to open commercially and have enormous Oscar potential. This year’s festival is paying tribute to Frank Langella, including a screening of Starting Out in the Evening of which A.O. Scott of The New York Times writes, “There are not too many screen performances that manage to be both subtle and monumental..[but here is] the marvelous fact of Mr. Langella.” Tickets became available to the public this week and are already selling out, so make sure to look through these cinematic pieces of art at the one-of-a-kind single-screen Crandell Theatre.
Crandell Theatre. 48 Main Street. Chatham NY. 518.392.3331
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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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