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Convergence
Omega Institute

October 15, 2017 - October 22, 2017
Various

Explore the essence of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and other mindfulness-based programs in this 7-day silent retreat with leading teachers in the field.
Contact: 845.266.4444
www.email.eomega.org
Location: 150 Lake Drive Rhinebeck NY 12572

Karen Kaufman Orloff
Merritt Bookstore

October 18, 2017
10:30 AM

Storytime with renown children's author, Karen Kaufman Orloff. Karen will be reading from her newest book Goodnight Little Bot.
Contact: 845.677.5857
www.merrittbooks.com
Location: 55-57 Front Street Millbrook NY 12545

Kathy Mattea
Infinity Music Hall & Bistro

October 19, 2017
8 PM

Artist Kathy Mattea returns to our Norfolk stage. Kathy's concerts present her new and most recent material alongside her Top 20 radio hits: from the signature ballad "Where've You Been?" to the bluesy "455 Rocket" to the iconic "Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses."
Contact: 860.542.5531
www.infinityhall.com
Location: 20 Greenwoods Road West Norfolk CT 06058

Miracles, Mysticism & Medicine
Omega Institute

October 20, 2017 - October 22, 2017
Various

Join Caroline Myss, renowned thought leader and best-selling author, and Jeffrey Rediger, medical researcher into the spontaneous remission of purportedly incurable medical illness, to explore the power of the heart and mind in healing.
Contact: 845.266.4444
www.eomega.org
Location: 150 Lake Drive Rhinebeck NY 12572

Gabrield Kahane: Book of Travelers
MASS MoCA

October 20, 2017
8 PM

Returning to the stage with an intimate new song cycle, solo at the piano, based on his recent two-week Amtrak journey around the country.
Contact: 413.662.2111
www.massmoca.org
Location: 1040 Mass MoCA Way North Adams MA 01247

Daniel Mendelsohn's An Odyssey with Nick Flynn
Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard

October 20, 2017
7:30 PM

Son, Author, Critic, and Bard Charles Ranlett Flint Professor of Humanities, Daniel Mendelsohn discusses his new book, An Odyssey with ?acclaimed poet, memoirist, and Hudson Valley resident Nick Flynn.
Contact: 845.758.7900
wwww./fishercentertickets.bard.edu
Location: 60 Manor Avenue Annandale-On-Hudson NY 12504

Dmitry Yablonsky, Janna Gandelman & Fabio Witkowski
Hotchkiss School

October 20, 2017
7PM

Enjoy an evening with 11 Interlaken Road
Lakeville, Connecticutcellist Dmitry Yablonsky, violinist Janna Gandelman, and pianist Fabio WItkowski.
Contact: 860.435.4423
www.hotchkiss.org
Location: 11 Interlaken Road Lakeville Connecticut 06039

Inside Resources for an Outside World
Omega Institute

October 20, 2017 - October 22, 2017
Various

Combine psychic intuition and dream interpretation with a new understanding of time and you get powerful and illuminating insights into the true nature of your soul and the souls of others.
Contact: 845.266.4444
www.eomega.org
Location: 150 Lake Drive Rhinebeck NY 12572

Breathless Baroque
Leaf Peeper Concert Series

October 21, 2017
5 PM

This play will have Eugenia Zukerman, Steven Taylor, Peter Kolkay, and legendary harpsichordist/pianist Anthony Newman.
Contact: see website
www.leafpeeperconcerts.org
Location: 352 Main Street Great Barrington MA 01230

Albert Cummings
Infinity Music Hall & Bistro

October 21, 2017
8 PM

When he’s not swinging a hammer building one of his award-winning custom houses, Albert is swinging his axe and laying down top-notch licks like high-end paver bricks. A master of both trades, Albert knows a thing or two about setting a solid foundation, then rocking the house ‘til the roof rips right off!
Contact: 860.542.5531
www.infinityhall.com
Location: 20 Greenwoods Road West Norfolk CT 06058

The Titans: Schumann and Brahms Piano Quintets
Close Encounters With Music

October 21, 2017
6 PM

Robert Schumann's breakthrough Piano Quintet- Combining the piano and the string quartet!
Contact: 518.392.6677
www.cewm.org
Location: 14 Castle Street Great Barrington MA 01230

Dog Days of New Preston
DK Schulman Design

October 21, 2017
1 PM - 4 PM

Join for New Prestons' first village wide fete devoted to the love of dogs. Meet the Puparazzi... who will be taking glam shots of all dogs wishing to pose for the very first '2018 Dogs of New Preston Calendar. New Preston resident Susanna Salk will be signing copies of her newest book 'At Home with Dogs and their Designers: Sharing a Stylish life.
Contact: 860.868.4300
www.dkschulmandesign.com
Location: 15 East Shore Road New Preston CT 06777

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony Conducted by Leon Botstein
Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard

October 21, 2017 - October 22, 2017
Various

Leon Botstein leads The Orchestra Now in Beethoven's transcendent and powerful Symphony No. 9, one of the most famous works in all of classical music.
Contact: 845.758.7900
www.fishercentertickets.bard.edu
Location: 60 Manor Avenue Annandale-On-Hudson NY 12504

Meet Koko Bhalla of Cisco Bros
J. Seitz & Co

October 21, 2017
1 PM - 4 PM

eet Koho Bhalla from sustainable furniture maker Cisco Brothers of Los Angeles. Cisco makes heirloom quality handcrafted furniture using gorgeous Belgian linens. Koko will be in store to help you select the best styles to work in your home.
Contact: 860.868.0119
www.jseitz.com
Location: 9 East Shore Road New Preston CT 06777

Mahler's Symphony No. 1
Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard

October 21, 2017
2 PM

Maestro Botstein will lead the Conservatory Orchestra in a special one-hour preview of Mahler's Symphony No. 1, "Titan".
Contact: 845.758.7900
www.fishercentertickets.bard.edu
Location: 60 Manor Avenue Annandale-On-Hudson NY 12504

An Evening of Song
Sam and Ron

October 21, 2017
7:30 PM

Welcome Ron Ramsay & Samantha Talora to share “An Evening of Song” on October 21st. Joining Talora & Ramsay are violinist Eileen Markland and Michael Gillespie on woodwinds.
Contact: 413.212.4459
www.samandron.com
Location: 92 Park Street Adams MA 01220

Because of Compassion, Anything is Possible
Berkshire Human Society

October 22, 2017

The event is divided into two parts, brunch and a special presentation. Two tiers of tickets will be sold: Champion for Animals and Animal Heroes.
Contact: 413.447.7878
www.berkshirehumane.org
Location: 111 South Street Pittsfield MA 01201

Mindfulness Tools
Omega Institute

October 22, 2017 - October 27, 2017
Various

Integrating Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction practices into your life is a short-term investment that will help you live with greater ease, joy, depth, and balance every day.
Contact: 845.266.4444
www.email.eomega.org
Location: 150 Lake Drive Rhinebeck NY 12572

25th Birthday Bash
Berkshire Humane Society

October 22, 2017
12 PM

The Bash begins at 12 PM with a brunch, catered by SoMa catering. Carl Seiger will be in attendance practicing magic for the guests. There will be a birthday cake and toast, and brunch guests will leave with a thank-you-bag filled with local goods.
Contact: 413) 997-4444
www.berkshiretheatregroup.org
Location: 111 South Street Pittsfield MA 01201

Eighteenth Annual FilmColumbia with Frank Langella
Chatham Film Club

October 22, 2017 - October 29, 2017
Various

The Cocktail Party will follow a screening of Frost/Nixon and a Q&A with Frank Langella at the Crandell Theater.
Contact: 518.392.3331
www.filmcolumbia.org
Location: 48 Main Street Chatham NY 12037

The Gourmand's Way: Six Americans in Paris and the Birth of a New
Oblong Books & Music Festival

October 24, 2017
6 PM

In his new biography Justin Spring focuses on the most joyful, exciting, formative, and dramatic moments in the lives of six pre-eminent writers, many of which were intimately connected to the exploration and discovery of fine French food and drink. Featuring A. J. Liebling, Alice B. Toklas, M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, Alexis Lichine, and Richard Olney. The Gourmands’ Way is the first book ever to look at these unforgettable figures as a group. It is also the first to focus specifically on their Paris-based adventures.
Contact: 518.789.3797
www.eventbrite.com
Location: 15 Under Mountain Road Salisbury CT 06068

Justin Spring - The Gourmand's Way: Six Americans in Paris and the Birth of a New Gastronomy
The White Hart Speaker Series

October 24, 2017
6 PM

In his new biography Justin Spring focuses on the most joyful, exciting, formative, and dramatic moments in the lives of six pre-eminent writers, many of which were intimately connected to the exploration and discovery of fine French food and drink. Featuring A. J. Liebling, Alice B. Toklas, M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, Alexis Lichine, and Richard Olney.
Contact: 860.435.0030
www.eventbrite.com
Location: 15 Under Mountain Road Salisbury, CT 06068

The Full Scope of Yoga
Omega Institute

October 27, 2017 - October 29, 2017
Various

Join Rodney and Colleen- two of the nation's most respected yoga teachers, for a well-balanced weekend of yoga—and discover practices you can incorporate into your life back home.
Contact: 845.266.4444
www.eomega.org
Location: 150 Lake Drive Rhinebeck NY 12572

Akhil Reed Amar
The Salisbury Forum

October 27, 2017
7:30 PM

Akhil returns to discuss the constitutional significance of various modern cases and controversies-- from gun control to gay rights, from the electoral college to campaign finance to filibuster reform, from impeachment to presidential succession.

Contact: see website
www.salisburyforum.org
Location: 251 Canaan Road Salisbury CT 06068

Haunted Mill & Monster's Ball
The Wassaic Project

October 28, 2017
3 PM

Artists have transformed the towering Maxon Mills into an exciting Halloween experience. Party continues into the evening with the Monster’s Ball** at the Lantern with live music and DJ sets. Dress to impress in your Halloween costume!
Contact: 347.815.0783
www.wassaicproject.org
Location: 37 Furnace Bank Road Wassaic NY 12592

Big Dance Theater: 17c
MASS MoCA

October 28, 2017
8 PM

Obie Award-winning maverick ensemble Big Dance Theater takes a dizzying intertextual spin through the outré diaries of Samuel Pepys, a famed 17th-century socialite, weaving music, dance, video, and text into this sneak preview performance.
Contact: 413.662.2111
www.massmoca.org
Location: 1040 Mass MoCA Way North Adams MA 01247

Diabetes: Our Journey to Our Heath
Kent Memorial Library

October 28, 2017
2:30 PM

Anne Bernardin didn’t retire from an active, productive lifestyle after a diagnosis of Type I Diabetes. Instead, she added research to her busy schedule, and learned about management tools which would allow her to continue her lifestyle, and now to share that information with people who need these tools.
Contact: 860.927.3761
www.kentmemoriallibrary.org
Location: 32 North Main Street Kent CT 06757

Habitat Harvest 2017
Habitat for Humanity

October 28, 2017
4PM - 7PM

Wine snd beer tasting event with farm to table appetizers. Silent and Live auctions with auctioneer, David Bayersdorfer at the Green Barn at Stillwaters Farm.
Contact: 860.435.4747
www.habitatnwct.org
Location: 114 Housatonic River Road Salisbury CT 06068

Haunted House Film Premiere
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

October 28, 2017
3 PM

World premiere of The Year of the Haunted House, a short Berkshire-inspired film based on an actual haunted house created 20 years ago by a group of neighborhood kids and an engineer dad. The film will be followed by a reception and Q&A
Contact: 413.528.0100
www.thehauntedhousefilm.com
Location: 14 Castle Street Great Barrington MA 01230

Halloween at Hancock
Hancock Shaker Village

October 28, 2017
11 AM - 3 PM

visitors are welcome to come in costume for trick-or-treating throughout the historic village. Visit the Brick Dwelling and have your fortune told, make-n-take slime, bob for doughnuts, and decorate a pumpkin. Enjoy face painting & balloon art by BTC family Entertainment. Hear spooky stories in the barn and capture yourself in disguise in the Berkshire Eagle photo booth.
Contact: 413.443.0188
www.hancockshakervillage.org
Location: 1843 West Housatonic Street Pittsfield MA 01201

Chris Smither
Infinity Music Hall & Bistro

November 3, 2017
8 PM

Come enjoy a night of the blues brought to you by some incredible technical acoustic guitar mastery.
Contact: 860.542.5531
www.infinityhall.com
Location: 20 Greenwoods Road West Norfolk CT 06058

The Weepies
MASS MoCA

November 4, 2017
8 PM

Husband-wife duo The Weepies emerged from the Boston folk scene in the early 2000’s and has since built a deep catalogue of hook-laden, irresistible folk-pop.
Contact: 413.662.2111
www.massmoca.org
Location: 1040 Mass MoCA Way North Adams MA 01247

Irish Music Trio: Daymark
The Barn

November 4, 2017
8 PM - 11PM

Daymark performs traditional Irish music infused with infectious energy, raw power, and Northern swagger. Fusing the talents of Will Woodson (flute, border pipes), Dan Foster (fiddle) and Eric McDonald (guitar, vocals) the group presents a classic blend of wind and string as driving flute meets virtuosic fiddle, underpinned by well-considered and expertly delivered guitar
Contact: 413.528.1570
www.theegremontbarn.com
Location: 17 Main Street South Egremont MA 01258

Book Signing: Miguel Flores-Vianna
Plain Goods

November 4, 2017
2 PM - 5 PM

Meet international photographer Miguel
?Flores-Vianna at Plain Goods. Miguel will be signing 'Haute Bohemians', his latest book chronicling the lush and layered homes of his friends and acquaintances.
Contact: 860.868.0280
www.plain-goods.com
Location: 1 New Preston Hill Road New Preston CT 06777

Tomie DePaola
The Hickory Stick Bookshop

November 5, 2017
2 PM

Tomie dePaola, beloved children’s author/illustrator and creator of the classic Strega Nona series, will sign books!
Contact: 860.868.0525
www.hickorystickbookshop.com
Location: 2 Green Hill Road Washington Depot CT 06793

Thompson Square Duo
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

November 8, 2017
8 PM

The duo of Keifer and Shawna Thompson are a force to be reckoned with in modern day Country music!
Contact: 413.528.0100
www.mahaiwe.org
Location: 14 Castle Street Great Barrington MA 01230

Reckoning with Race: America's Failure
Oblong Books & Music Festival

November 9, 2017
6 PM

Reckoning with Race confronts America's most intractable problem and why the nation cannot have a frank discussion about race. It examines racial issues through black voices. The book by Gene Dattell outlines in a provocative, novel manner the black America’s experience from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present.
Contact: 518.789.3797
www.oblongbooks.com
Location: 15 Under Mountain Road Salisbury CT 06068

Gene Dattel - Reckoning with Race: America's Failure
The White Hart Speaker Series

November 9, 2017
6 PM

This book confronts America's most intractable problem and why the nation cannot have a frank discussion about race. It examines racial issues through black voices. The book outlines in a provocative, novel manner the black America’s experience from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present.
Contact: 860.435.0030
www.eventbrite.com
Location: 15 Under Mountain Road Salisbury, CT 06068

Rooted in Place
Berkshire Botanical Garden

November 12, 2017
9 AM - 4 PM

Rooted in Place is an all-day symposium focusing on managing the landscape sustainably. This year's keynote speaker is James Hitchmough, Professor of Horticultural Ecology at the University of Sheffield, UK and author of Sowing Beauty: Designing Flowering Meadows from Seed.
Contact: 413.298.3926
www.berkshirebotanical.org
Location: 5 West Stockbridge Road Stockbridge MA 01262

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

November 12, 2017
7 PM

he husband and wife team are widely credited for revitalizing and revolutionizing the instrument. A 16-time Grammy winner, Fleck has devoted time away from his genre-busting ensemble Béla Fleck and the Flecktones to venture into a broad array of musical experiments—from writing a concerto for the Nashville Symphony and exploring the banjo’s African roots to laying down jazz duos with Chick Corea. Enjoy the show!
Contact: 413.528.0100
www.mahaiwe.org
Location: 14 Castle Street Great Barrington MA 01230

Charlie Daniels Band
The Warner Theatre

November 18, 2017
8 PM

The legendary band will perform on the Warner Main Stage! Tickets will go on sale Friday July 14th at 10 AM!
Contact: 860.489.7180
www.warnertheatre.org
Location: 68 Main Street Torrington CT 06790

Mateo López, Lee Serle, & Maya Zbib
MASS MoCA

November 18, 2017
8 PM

Australian choreographer Lee Serle, Colombian visual artist Mateo López, and Lebanese theater director Maya Zbib all come together for a hands-on theater-and-sculpture piece that explores consumerism and individualism in America today.
Contact: 413.662.2111
www.massmoca.org
Location: 1040 Mass MoCA Way North Adams MA 01247

The Arlo Guthrie Family Show
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

November 18, 2017
8 PM

The father of the American protest song (and Arlo’s father), Woody Guthrie, hoped one day to have enough kids to form a family band to travel the country and sing songs to the people. The Re:Generation Tour realizes Woody’s dream through the inspiring work of Arlo and his children, Sarah Lee Guthrie and Abe Guthrie. Woody built a legacy of activism that the Guthrie family continues to preserve with their leading voices in the current revolution against oppression and injustice
Contact: 413.528.0100
www.mahaiwe.org
Location: 14 Castle Street Great Barrington MA 01230

The Little Mermaid – Beyond the Sea
Ghent Play House

November 24, 2017 - December 10, 2017
Various

Come see the zany twist on the popular fairytale, The Little Mermaid!
Contact: 518.392.6264
www.ghentplayhouse.org
Location: 6 Town Hall Place Ghent NY 12075

The Wizard of Oz
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

November 25, 2017
4 PM

Te Mahaiwe continues its annual Thanksgiving weekend tradition! The community is invited to join Dorothy and the eccentric band of friends she gathers along the way to Oz— a curious world far from her home Kansas
Contact: 413.528.0100
www.mahaiwe.org
Location: 14 Castle Street Great Barrington MA 01230

Follies
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

November 26, 2017
2 PM

New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.
Contact: 413.528.0100
www.mahaiwe.org
Location: 14 Castle Street Great Barrington MA 01230

Screening & Artist Talk with Tanja Hollander
MASS MoCA

November 30, 2017
5 PM

Watch and discuss Are you really my friend? The Movie with the artist and filmmaker Robin Greenspun.
Contact: 413.662.2111
www.massmoca.org
Location: 1040 Mass MoCA Way North Adams MA 01247

Lonnie Holley
MASS MoCA

December 2, 2017
8 PM

Artist and musician Lonnie Holley recorded his first album in 2012 at age 62 after making home recordings for more than two decades.The evening will start with a screening of a short documentary about Holley.
Contact: 413.662.2111
www.massmoca.org
Location: 1040 Mass MoCA Way North Adams MA 01247

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Oblong Books & Music Festival

December 7, 2017
6 PM

For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history.
Contact: 845.876.0500
www.oblongbooks.com
Location: 6422 Montgomery Street Rhinebeck NY 12572

Sam Green and Kronos Quartet
MASS MoCA

December 8, 2017
8 PM

Get a sneak peek at this wildly creative multimedia work-in-progress, which blends live music and narration with archival footage and filmed interviews with such prominent artists as Philip Glass, Tanya Tagaq, Steve Reich, Wu Man, and Terry Riley. As Green tells the multi-decade and continent-spanning story of the groundbreaking string quartet, he crafts an important record and exploration of late 20th and early 21st-century music.
Contact: 413.662.2111
www.massmoca.org
Location: 1040 Mass MoCA Way North Adams MA 01247

Souvenir de Florence-- An Italian Holiday Celebration
Close Encounters With Music

December 9, 2017
6 PM

This Italian showcase includes Chrysanthemums, the only chamber music Puccini ever wrote; works by the Venetian Vivaldi; Hugo Wolf's Italian Serenade, and a Verdi string quartet. Bellissimo!
Contact: 518.392.6677
www.cewm.org
Location: 14 Castle Street Great Barrington MA 01230

Sundance Theater Lab
MASS MoCA

December 9, 2017
8 PM

The renowned Sundance Institute returns to MASS MoCA with its two-week Theatre Lab. The residency includes, as always, a work-in-progress showing.
Contact: 413.662.2111
www.massmoca.org
Location: 1040 Mass MoCA Way North Adams MA 01247

Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

December 10, 2017
7 PM

The Blind Boys, renowned for their thrilling vocal harmonies and roof-raising live show, bring a special holiday celebration to the Mahaiwe.
Contact: 413.528.0100
www.mahaiwe.org
Location: 14 Castle Street Great Barrington MA 01230

David Tanis - Market Cooking: Recipes and Revelations, Ingredient by Ingredient
The White Hart Speaker Series

December 12, 2017
6 PM

his is how to become a more intuitive and spontaneous cook. This is how to be more discerning in the market and freer in the kitchen. This is how to transform the freshest ingredients into one perfectly delicious dish after another, guided by the core beliefs that have shaped David Tanis’s incomparable career: Food doesn’t have to be fussy to be satisfying.
Contact: 860.435.0030
www.oblongbooks.com
Location: 15 Undermountain Road Salisbury CT 06068

Young Marx
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

December 16, 2017
2 PM

1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho.
Contact: 413.528.0100
www.mahaiwe.org
Location: 14 Castle Street Great Barrington MA 01230

John Pizzarelli Quartet with Catherine Russell
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

December 23, 2017
8 PM

Catherine Russell’s Grammy Award-winning vocals and John Pizzarelli’s smooth quartet pair to evoke the glory days of jazz, taking on two of the greats: Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra.
Contact: 413.528.0100
www.mahaiwe.org
Location: 14 Castle Street Great Barrington MA 01230

Opus Cactus
The Warner Theatre

January 6, 2018 - January 7, 2018
Various

In this visual journey into the mysteries and hidden secrets of the Southwestern desert, OPUS CACTUS brings the landscape and all of its creatures to life with Pendleton’s signature illusionistic style to create dynamic images of cacti, slithering lizards and fire dancers!
Contact: 860.489.7180
www.warnertheatre.org
Location: 68 Main Street Torrington CT 06790

Brodsky/Baryshinikov
Cutler Majestic Theatre

January 17, 2018 - January 21, 2018
Various

This is a one-man show based on the poems of Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky, performed by legendary dancer/actor Mikhail Baryshnikov. Conceived and directed by Alvis Hermanis, BRODSKY / BARYSHNIKOV is an emotional journey deep into the poet's visceral and complex compositions.
Contact: 617.824.8000
www.cutlermajestic.org
Location: 219 Tremont Street Boston MA 02116

Voice of the Baroque-- A Close Encountertenor!
Close Encounters With Music

February 24, 2018
6 PM

Identified as one of opera's most promising rising stars, in 2017 he received a Richard Tucker Music Foundation grant, made his European debut at the Theater an der Wien and was named a winner of the Metropolitan Opera N National Council Audition.
Contact: 518.392.6677
www.cewm.org
Location: 14 Castle Street Great Barrington MA 01230

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

February 25, 2018
2 PM

On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell.
Contact: 413.528.0100
www.mahaiwe.org
Location: 14 Castle Street Great Barrington MA 01230

The Ariel String Quartet-- Tchaikovsky, Arensky, Shostakovich
Close Encounters With Music

March 17, 2018
6 PM

Three 19th and 20th century Russian works create a trajectory through recent Russian history. Tchaikovsky's String Quartet No. 1 is the first notable work of Russian chamber music, said to have moved Tolstoy to tears. Mystical, monastic, with two-cello richness that conjures a Russian Orthodox choir, Anton Arensky's homage to Tchaikovsky, the Quartet Op. 35, stands between Tsarist pre-Revolution and post-Revolution dictatorships.
Contact: 518.392.6677
www.cewm.org
Location: 14 Castle Street Great Barrington MA 01230

Russian and Soviet Film Music: A Tuneful Survey
Close Encounters With Music

April 22, 2018
3 PM

In a lecture illustrated with film clips, Professor Timothy Sergay of SUNY Albany will present an overview of Russian and Soviet film music, focusing not only on the famous contributions of Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitri Shostakovich, but also on such lesser known masters as Georgi Sviridov, the Soviet adoption of the Hollywood musical genre in the 1930s, the cultural role of songs created for Soviet films, and the influence of Russian music on Hollywood film scores.
Contact: 518.392.6677
www.cewm.org
Location: 2 Plunkett Street Lenox MA 01240

Grand Piano Trios--Mendelssohn and Smetana
Close Encounters With Music

April 29, 2018
3 PM

Enjoy this amazing show!
Contact: 518.392.6677
www.cewm.org
Location: 14 Castle Street Great Barrington MA 01230

Annual Luncheon Musicale Benefit
Close Encounters With Music

May 6, 2018
12 PM

Celebrate the Salon in the Gilded Age elegance of the Lenox Club, a venerable Berkshire presence since 1864! The scintillating atmosphere of the 19th century institution that helped promote artists, painters and musicians as the intelligentsia gathered to exchange ideas, enhanced by gaiety and ambience!
Contact: 518.392.6677
www.cewm.org
Location: 111 Yokun Avenue Lenox MA 01240

The Faux and the Fabulous-- Acronym Ensemble
Close Encounters With Music

May 12, 2018
6 PM

Much of their programming is devoted to modern premieres of works newly transcribed from manuscript, previously unpublished, unrecorded and unheard since the early 17th century.
Contact: 518.392.6677
www.cewm.org
Location: 14 Castle Street Great Barrington MA 01230

Past-Life Thereapy Training
Omega Institute

May 13, 2018 - May 18, 2018
Various

Gain professional skills in past-life regression with Brian Weiss and Carole K. Weiss.
Contact: 845.266.4444
www.eomega.org
Location: 150 Lake Drive Rhinebeck NY 12572

The Four Agreements for a Better Life
Omega Institute

June 1, 2018 - June 3, 2018
Various

Learn to apply ancient wisdom in your everyday life with Don Miguel Ruiz and sons.
Contact: 845.266.4444
www.eomega.org
Location: 150 Lake Drive Rhinebeck NY 12572

Lenny at 100--Feel the BERNstein
Close Encounters With Music

June 9, 2018
6 PM

Acknowledged as possibly the greatest conductor the U.S. has ever produced, Leonard Bernstein was dashing, brilliant and eloquent; a dazzling pianist, lecturer and cultural figure who redefined the word "charisma." Equally at home on the concert stage and Broadway, when summer came, he headed to the Berkshires.
Contact: 518.392.6677
www.cewm.org
Location: 14 Castle Street Great Barrington MA 01230

Energy Medicine
Omega Institute

July 27, 2018 - July 29, 2018
Various

Use Energy Medicine to bring joy and health into your life with Donna Eden and David Feinstein.
Contact: 845.266.4444
www.eomega.org
Location: 150 Lake Drive Rhinebeck NY 12572

Aging With Sass & Class
Omega Institute

September 14, 2018 - September 16, 2018
Various

Discover the joys and perks of life with best friends Joan Borysenko and Loretta LaRoche.
Contact: 845.266.4444
www.eomega.org
Location: 150 Lake Drive Rhinebeck NY 12572

Conversations With... Author and Scholar Mitchell Cohen On the Politics of Opera
Close Encounters With Music

November 12, 2018
3 PM

Mitchell Cohen, who combines his academic expertise in political science and lifelong interest in the spectacle of opera in his new book (The Politics of Opera-A History from Monteverdi to Mozart, Princeton Press), will underscore the political dimensions of libretti and ideological elements of opera, which absorbs and mirrors currents of the day in dramatic dress-up.
Contact: 518.392.6677
www.cewm.org
Location: St James Place Great Barrington MA 01230

ONGOING EVENTS
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Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol
Norman Rockwell Museum

June 10, 2017 - October 29, 2017
Various

Two of America’s most important visual communicators, embraced populism, created enduring icons, shaped national identity, and opened new ways of seeing during the twentieth century. Norman Rockwell Museum will present the first exhibition to examine the artistic and cultural influence of these celebrated image-makers and the continued influence of their indelible legacies.
Contact: 413.298.4100
ww.nrm.org
Location: 9 Glendale Road Stockbridge MA 01262

Laurie Anderson
MASS MoCA

July 1, 2017 - January 1, 2018
Various

Highlighting a range of Anderson's artistic endeavors and her creative processes, the exhibition also includes a listening room of her experiments with binaural recordings and a gallery devoted to Anderson's large-scale charcoal drawings of her beloved dog, Lolabelle.
Contact: 413.662.2111
www.massmoca.org
Location: 1040 Mass MoCA Way North Adams MA 01247

Learning from the Masters: The Famous Artists School
Norman Rockwell Museum

July 8, 2017 - October 29, 2017
Various

The works in the exhibition have been curated from a group of over 6,000 objects from the archives of the Famous Artists School that are now part of the Museum’s permanent collection and the subject of a new book, Drawing Lessons from the Famous Artists School: Classic Techniques and Expert Tips from the Golden Age of Illustration, written by exhibition co-curators Stephanie Haboush Plunkett.
Contact: 413.298.4100
www.nrm.org
Location: 9 Glendale Road Stockbridge MA 01262

James Warhola: Uncle Andy and Other Stories
Norman Rockwell Museum

July 27, 2017 - October 29, 2017
Various

On Thursday, July 27, starting at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening with James Warhola. Influenced as a child by his artistic family—especially his famous uncle, Andy Warhol. Mr. Warhola will share stories of his family visits with the legendary artist and his mother, and discuss his own journey as an illustrator of picture books, science fiction subjects, and popular periodicals, including Mad magazine. Enjoy his exhibit as well!
Contact: 413.298.4100
www.nrm.org
Location: 9 Glendale Road Stockbridge MA 01262

Mastheads
MASS MoCA

September 1, 2017 - October 30, 2017
Various

The Mastheads’ five writing studios, designed by architects Tessa Kelly and Chris Parkinson, spatially interpret the Berkshire work and homes of American Renaissance writers Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Contact: 413.662.2111
www.massmoca.org
Location: 1040 Mass MoCA Way North Adams MA 01247

Tiny Tremors: Paintings, Prints, Sculpture
Hotchkiss Library of Sharon

September 4, 2017 - October 31, 2017
Various

Enjoy the works of Danielle Mailer! The opening reception will be held on Saturday, September 16 from 4 PM to 7 PM.
Contact: 860.364.5041
www.hotchkisslibrary.org
Location: 10 Upper Main Street Sharon CT 06069

Robert F. Haiko, Sandra C. Haiko, and Fred Cray
The Tremaine Art Gallery

September 9, 2017 - October 22, 2017
Various

Robert F. Haiko created the photography and film program at Hotchkiss in the early 70s. His spouse, Sandra, taught photography at the school for more than 20 years. Fred Cray '75 is a former student of Robert Haiko's who is represented by Janet Borden Inc. in New York City. They will show a selection of current work or older work re-imagined or re-printed with digital toolOpening reception will be held on September 9 from 4 PM to 6 PM.
Contact: 860.435.4423
www.hotchkiss.org
Location: 11 Interlaken Road Lakeville CT 06039

Mozzocca, Werner, Nazari
Five Points Gallery

September 15, 2017 - October 21, 2017
Various

See Gus Mazzocca Prints - Gus Mazzocca, Hope/Hopeless by Jason Werner and Remnants by
Zahra Nazari. Opening reception will be Friday September 15th, 6:00 - 8:30pm.
Contact: 860.618.7222
www.fivepointsgallery.org
Location: 33 Main Street Torrington CT 06790

David Dunlop: The Electric City
The White Gallery

September 15, 2017 - November 5, 2017
Various

Explore the electric color and motion of cities in this new collection of works! Opening reception is Saturday September 16 from 5 PM to 7 PM
Contact: 860.435.1029
www.thewhitegalleryart.com
Location: 342 Main Street Lakeville CT 06039

Grey New York Grey New England
Privet Lives

September 16, 2017 - October 29, 2017
11 AM - 5:30 PM

A luxury leather collection based right here in Washington, CT. Enjoy their pop-up shop, connected next to Privet House! Stop by if you're in the area!
Contact: 860.868.1800
www.privethouse.com
Location: 13 East Shore Road New Preston CT 06777

Painting & Sculpture
Carrie Haddad Gallery

September 27, 2017 - November 12, 2017
Various

See the work of James O'Shea, Adam Cohen, Susan Stover, Ginny Fox and Dai Ban! The artist reception will be held Saturday October 7th from 5 PM to 7 PM.
Contact: 518.828.1915
www.carriehaddadgallery.com
Location: 622 Warren Street Hudson NY 12534

Toshiko Mori
Omi International Arts Center

September 28, 2017 - October 17, 2017
Various

Opening reception will be held on October 7 from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM.
Contact: 518.392.4747
www.artomi.org
Location: 1405 Co Route 22 Ghent NY 12075

Morgan Bulkeley: Nature Culture Clash
Berkshire Museum

September 29, 2017 - February 4, 2018
Various

A solo exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Berkshire-based artist Morgan Bulkeley.
Contact: 413.443.7171
www.berkshiremuseum.org
Location: 39 South Street Pittsfield MA 01201


The Barn of Terror

September 29, 2017 - October 29, 2017
Various

This year, there's 8 rooms of bloodcurdling barn frights, the horrifying silo, a mind-bending corn maze, shocking mineshaft, eerie field house, the cursed Cornville, and of course, the Kobbe family and their mysterious followers.
Contact: 845.336.5242
www.thebarnofterror.com
Location: 25 Thruview Farm Road Lake Katrine NY 12449

Gaslight
Barrington Stage Company

October 4, 2017 - October 22, 2017
Various

This tells the story of Mr. Manninghan a handsome man, who is driving his wife Bella to the brink of insanity, with seemingly overwhelming kindness all while sowing seeds of doubt.
Contact: 413.236.8888
www.barringtonstageco.org
Location: 30 Union Street Pittsfield MA 01201

Greater Tuna
Ghent Playhouse

October 6, 2017 - October 22, 2017
Various

n this hilarious sendup of small town morals and mores, two actors portray over 20 characters – men, women, children and animals - all wacky citizens of Tuna, Texas’ third smallest town. This daunting task has been taken on by two Ghent Playhouse veterans who both hail from Hudson.
Contact: 518.392.6264
www.ghentplayhouse.org
Location: 6 Town Hall Place Ghent NY 12075

Len Prince: Remembering Marvin Hamlisch, The People's Composer
Hudson Hall

October 7, 2017 - November 26, 2017
Various

Opening reception and book signing with Len Prince will be held on Saturday, October 7 at 5 PM.
Contact: 518.822.1438
www.hudsonhall.org
Location: 327 Warren Street Hudson NY 12534

Sabrina Barrios, Colin Radcliffe & Kat Clear
The Wassaic Project

October 7, 2017 - December 1, 2017
Various

Come together for the first time to take over
the ground floor of Maxon Mills for this special fall exhibition. Opening reception will be Saturday October 7 from 4 PM to 6 PM. Wine and light refreshments will be provided! Enjoy!
Contact: 347.815.0783
www.wassaicproject.org
Location: 37 Furnace Bank Road Wassaic NY 12592

Liz Glynn
MASS MoCA

October 7, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Various

Liz Glynn speculates on the nature of progress, utilizing MASS MoCA’s largest gallery to ask the question: "What’s next?" Wandering through 18-foot high pyramids of pallets, a felt cave, a maze of sea containers, and walkways suspended a precarious 14 feet from the floor, you can dig into the past to imagine what’s ahead. Opening reception is Saturday October 7 at 5:30 PM.
Contact: 413.662.2111
www.massmoca.org
Location: 1040 Mass MoCA Way North Adams MA 01247

The Last Wife
WAM Theatre

October 13, 2017 - November 5, 2017
Various

A contemporary reimagining of the compelling relationship between Katherine Parr, Henry VIII’s sixth and final wife, and the King, The Last Wife is a funny, powerful examination of patriarchy, sexual politics, and women’s rights.
Contact: 413.274.8122
www.wamtheatre.com
Location: 440 Spring Street Lee MA 01238

Margaret Boyer: Seams
KMR Arts

October 14, 2017 - December 1, 2017
Various

Margaret Reid Boyer describes her work as Narrative Realism. These photographs are not completely narrative and yet there is a feeling of story, a feeling of living. The photographs in Seams contain evidence of a lived in home, however they are not photographs of people.
Contact: 860.868.7533
www.kmrarts.com
Location: 2 Titus Rd # 1 Washington Depot CT 06794

Erick Forstmann - Still Workings
Eckert Fine Art

October 14, 2017 - November 26, 2017
Various

A solo presentation of artist Eric Forstmann’s latest paintings. Opening reception will be held Saturday, October 14th from 4 PM to 7 PM.
Contact: 860.592.0353
www.janeeckertfineart.com
Location: 12 Old Barn Road Unit 1 Kent CT 06757

Francesco Mastalia - YOGA: The Secret of Life
Millerton Movie House

October 14, 2017 - January 23, 2018
Various

The complete body of work features 108 renowned yogis including the following local yogis who will be included in the exhibit: Sharon Gannon, David Life, and Shiv Mirabito – all of Woodstock, New York, Raghunath of Canaan, New York, Coby Kozlowski of Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and Justin Ram Das Logan of Red Hook, New York. Opening reception is October14 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM.
Contact: 518.789.0022
www.themoviehouse.net
Location: 48 Main Street Millerton NY 12546

Food for Thought: Dinner with Rachel Urquhart
Hancock Shaker Village

October 14, 2017 - November 5, 2017
6 PM

This seasonal 3-course dinner will be served by candlelight in the historic 1830s Brick Dwelling and prepared by noted regional chef Brian Alberg. Dinner, wine, and Urquhart's book are included.
Contact: 413.443.0188
www.hancockshakervillage.org
Location: 1843 West Housatonic Street Pittsfield MA 01201

Chen,Edamitsu, Ramsay & DeLura
The Re-Institute

October 14, 2017 - November 1, 2017
Various

Opening reception will be October 14 from 2 PM to 5 PM followed by a pot luck dinner!
Contact: 518.567.5359
www.thereinstitute.com
Location: 1395 Boston Corners Road Millerton NY 12546

Joseph Yetto
Thomson Giroux Gallery

October 14, 2017 - November 26, 2017
Various

Yetto’s creative process is painstaking and open-ended. A single painting can take weeks or months to complete. Opening reception will be Saturday October 21 from 4 PM to 6 PM.
Contact: 518.392.3336
www.thompsongirouxgallery.com
Location: 57 Main Street Chatham NY 12037

2017 New York State Sheep & Wool Festival
Dutchess County

October 19, 2017 - October 22, 2017
Various

Enjoy the Sheep & Wool Festival! Attend workshops, see the beautiful animals and enjoy activities for the whole family!
Contact: 845.876.4000
www.sheepandwool.com
Location: 6550 Spring Brook Avenue Rhinebeck NY 12572

Ain't Got Time to Die
2 Depot Square

October 28, 2017 - November 12, 2017
Various

Scout/Pines turns his attention to folk-art portraits of individuals whose stories haven’t been told often enough: the overlooked or marginalized. Opening reception will be held on October 28 from 5 PM to 8 PM.

Contact: see website
www.scoutpines.com
Location: 2 Depot Square Chatham NY 12037

Avenue Q
The Warner Theatre

November 4, 2017 - November 11, 2017
Various

the laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood.
Contact: 860.489.7180
www.warnertheatre.org
Location: 68 Main Street Torrington CT 06790

Alicia Adams Alpaca
Privet Lives

November 4, 2017 - December 1, 2017
11 AM

Throws, blankets, pillows, clothing for men, women & children and accessories galore...no time like the present to start thinking about holiday presents!
Contact: 860.868.1800
www.privethouse.com
Location: 13 East Shore Road New Preston CT 06777

Whimsical, Wonderful Festival of Trees 2017
Berkshire Museum

November 17, 2017 - January 2, 2018
Various

The annual event will feature more than 100 dazzling decorated trees, sponsored by businesses, schools, and community organizations in a true celebration of the holiday season.
Contact: 413.443.7171
www.berkshiremuseum.org
Location: 39 South Street Pittsfield MA 01201

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
Shakespeare & Company

December 15, 2017 - December 17, 2017
Various

The performance will be a costumed, staged reading of the imagined sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The ever-dependable Mary Bennet is growing tired of her role as dutiful middle sister in the face of her siblings’ romantic escapades. When the family gathers for Christmas at Pemberley, an unexpected guest sparks Mary’s hopes for independence, an intellectual match, and possibly even love.
Contact: 413.637.1199
www.shakespeare.org
Location: 70 Kemble Street Lenox MA 01240

Composition Contrast Color
Kent Memorial Library

September 1, 2018 - October 31, 2017
Various

The artist reception will be held on Saturday, October 21 from 3 PM to 6 PM.
Contact: 860.927.3761
www.kentmemoriallibrary.org
Location: 32 North Main Street Kent CT 06757

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