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Journalism in the Age of Trump
The Salisbury Forum

September 22, 2017
7:30 PM

Enjoy a talk with Steve Coll who will answer many questions including; What have been the strengths and weakness of coverage of the Trump administration? He will address these questions in his presentation, and there will be a Q&A session following his talk.

Contact: 860.435.2591
www.salisburyforum.org
Location: 11 Interlaken Road Lakeville CT 06039

Truck Trilogy
Dia: Beacon

September 22, 2017
11 AM - 6PM

Truck Trilogy consists of three classic Chevrolet pickup trucks, which have been stripped of all extraneous elements and details. Placed vertically in the trucks’ flatbeds are circular, square, and triangular polished-stainless-steel rods.
Contact: 212.989.5566
www.diaart.org
Location: 3 Beekman St, Beacon, NY 12508

Country Fair
Hancock Shaker Village

September 23, 2017 - September 24, 2017
Various

Enjoy the 20th anniversary of the Country Fair! Hot air balloon rides, chicken races, hot sauce contest (Senator Adam Hinds is judging!), hay rides, quilt show, farmers’ market, craft beer, burgers and BBQ, farm animal exhibition, antique tractors and engine displays. Games for kids include egg toss races, a huge hay pile and more!
Contact: 413.443.0188
www.hancockshakervillage.org
Location: 1843 West Housatonic Street Pittsfield MA 01201

Four on the Floor
Leaf Peeper Concert Series

September 23, 2017
7:30 PM

The superb Jasper String Quartet plays with joie de vivre and electricity that crackles with excitement. The quartet will perform music from Haydn to Judd Greenstein. I will join the group for Arthur Foote's Scherzo for flute and string quartet, and the group will top things off with Debussy's stunning string quartet.
Contact: see website
www.leafpeeperconcerts.org
Location: 117 Hudson Avenue Chatham NY 12037 USA

Tchaikovsky’s Third Symphony
Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard

September 23, 2017 - September 24, 2017
Various

Leon Botstein leads The Orchestra Now in Tchaikovsky's charming and lyrical Symphony No. 3. Also on the program: Mussorgsky's wild and wicked tone poem Night on Bald Mountain, and Prokofiev's prickly and fierce Piano Concerto No. 2, performed by pianist ChaoJun Yang.
Contact: 845.758.7900
www.fishercentertickets.bard.edu
Location: 60 Manor Avenue Annandale-On-Hudson NY 12504

Farm to Fork Fondo
Hancock Shaker Village

September 23, 2017 - September 24, 2017
Various

On this biking adventure, you choose how far to ride, immersing yourself in bucolic farmlands and meeting the farm families who have dedicated their lives to producing wholesome food that contributes to the distinctive culinary movement in the Berkshires. The ride begins and ends at Hancock Shaker Village.
Contact: 413.443.0188
www.hancockshakervillage.org
Location: 1843 West Housatonic Street Pittsfield MA 01201

Who is Marc Rosenthal?
Hancock Shaker Village

September 23, 2017
6 PM

Painting vivid pictures of American life, Milton’s songs fuse elements of country, blues, folk, rock and jazz. And while his melodies are skillfully constructed, the character of his voice and the expression of his lyrics are what take Milton’s music into original territory.
Contact: 413.443.0188
www.hancockshakervillage.org
Location: 1843 West Housatonic Street Pittsfield MA 01201

Open Days: Dutchess County
The Garden Conservancy

September 23, 2017
10 AM - 4 PM

Visit four gardens in Clinton Corners, Stanfordville, and Millbrook, NY!
Contact: 845.424.6500
www.gardenconservancy.org
Location: Dutchess County NY

Abstract Expressions an American Musical Exhibit
Clark Art Institute

September 23, 2017
1 PM - 6 PM

To celebrate No Rule: Helen Frankenthaler Woodcuts and As in Nature: Helen Frankenthaler Paintings, we focus on the aural history of the abstract expressionism period, featuring the music of American composers performed in various locations on the Clark’s campus.
Contact: 413.458.0524
www.clarkart.edu
Location: 225 South Street Williamstown MA 01267

Harvest Supper
Berkshire Grown

September 25, 2017
6 PM - 8 PM

Celebrate extraordinary local food and support farmers!
Contact: 413.528.0041
www.secure.lglforms.com
Location: 380 State Road Great Barrington MA 01230

An Evening with Stephen King & Owen King
Oblong Books & Music Festival

September 27, 2017
7 PM

This event includes an audience Q&A!
Contact: 518.789.3797
www.fishercentertickets.bard.edu
Location: 60 Manor Avenue Annandale-On-Hudson NY 12504

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

Sally Bedell Smith's Prince Charles
The Mount

September 28, 2017
4 PM

Celebrated royal writer Sally Bedell Smith discusses her New York Times best-selling biography, Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life.
Contact: 413.551.5111
www.edithwharton.org
Location: 2 Plunkett Street Lenox MA 01240

In Development
Mac-Haydn Theatre

September 28, 2017
7:30 PM

Songs from two original musicals being developed by Musical Director David Maglione: "Wendy's Shadow", a return to Peter Pan's Neverland, and "Fitted Up" will be performed!
Contact: 518.392.9292
www.machaydntheatre.org
Location: 1925 NY-203 Chatham NY 12037

Wishbone Ash
Infinity Music Hall & Bistro

September 28, 2017
8 PM

Wishbone Ash is considered to be one of the major innovators of the harmony twin lead guitar format. Come early to get a sneak peek at sound check, then meet the band, take pictures and get autographs!
Contact: 860.542.5531
www.infinityhall.com
Location: 20 Greenwoods Road West Norfolk CT 06058

Brendan Mathews - The World of Tomorrow: A Novel
Oblong Books & Music Festival

September 28, 2017
6 PM

From the smoky jazz joints of Harlem to the Plaza Hotel, from the garrets of artists in the Bowery to the shadowy warehouses of mobsters in Hell's Kitchen, Brendan Mathews brings prewar New York to vivid, pulsing life, while the sweeping and intricate storytelling of this remarkable debut reveals an America that blithely hoped it could avoid another catastrophic war and focus instead on the promise of the World's Fair: a peaceful, prosperous "World of Tomorrow."
Contact: 518.789.3797
www.oblongbooks.com
Location: 15 Undermountain Road Salisbury CT 06068

Stephen Still and Judy Collins
The Warner Theatre

September 30, 2017
8 PM

ifty years ago, Stills met Collins and their tumultuous love affair would be immortalized by Stills with "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes". This tour will be the first time the duo have been onstage together. Stephen Stills is known for his work with Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and his solo work. Judy Collins is known for her eclectic palette as a solo artist, melding folk, rock, classical, and jazz into a singular aesthetic.
Contact: 860.489.7180
www.warnertheatre.org
Location: 68 Main Street Torrington CT 06790

The Rippingtons
Infinity Music Hall & Bistro

September 30, 2017
8 PM

After 25+ years and 18 studio albums, this Grammy-nominated powerhouse band continues to break new ground…..they define the group’s genre as “Contemporary Jazz” but these guys lay down the funk, blues and fusion equally as well.
Contact: 860.542.5531
www.infinityhall.com
Location: 20 Greenwoods Road West Norfolk CT 06058

Dar Williams
Hancock Shaker Village

September 30, 2017
6 PM

Williams discusses why some towns flourish while others fail, examining elements from the significance of history and nature to the uniting power of public spaces, music, and food. We're having beer, bourbon, and BBQ with Williams at this Food for Thought dinner
Contact: 413.443.0188
www.hancockshakervillage.org
Location: 1843 West Housatonic Street Pittsfield MA 01201

Wynonna & The Big Noise - Roots & Revival Tour
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

October 1, 2017
7 PM

She will perform with her band, The Big Noise led by her husband/drummer/producer Cactus Moser.
Contact: 413.528.0100
www.mahaiwe.org
Location: 14 Castle Street Great Barrington MA 01230

Cowboy Junkies
Infinity Music Hall & Bistro

October 1, 2017
7:30 PM

The Juno Award-nominated Cowboy Junkies return to Infinity Hall Norfolk!! For thirty years, the Canadian Alt-Country Folk-rock outfit have remained true to their unique artistic vision by creating a critically acclaimed body of work that endears them to an audience of unwavering loyalty.
Contact: 860.542.5531
www.infinityhall.com
Location: 20 Greenwoods Road West Norfolk CT 06058

John of God
Omega Institute

October 3, 2017 - October 5, 2017
Various

John of God's team of healers lead guided meditations, prayers, testimonials, and periods of silence to create a nurturing environment, which many have described as profound.
Contact: 845.266.4444
www.eomega.org
Location: 150 Lake Drive Rhinebeck NY 12572

Women & Power Retreat
Omega Institute

October 6, 2017 - October 8, 2017
Various

Enjoy a weekend with powerful women and answer some curcial questions in life. Such as; How do we move beyond our own limitations and biase?
Contact: 845.266.4444
www.email.eomega.org
Location: 150 Lake Drive Rhinebeck NY 12572

David Bromberg Quintet
Infinity Music Hall & Bistro

October 6, 2017
8 PM

e welcome David back for his sixth time on the Infinity Hall stage and are anticipating another amazing show!
Contact: 860.542.5531
www.infinityhall.com
Location: 20 Greenwoods Road West Norfolk CT 06058

Shaker Barn Music: Betsayda Machado
Hancock Shaker Village

October 6, 2017
6 PM

With intricate African poly-rhythms and percussion, as well as call-and-response singing and close harmonies that feel like R&B, this Afro-Soul Venezuelan band with its spirit-shaking percussion will have you floating on air.
Contact: 413.443.0188
www.betsayda.com
Location: 1843 West Housatonic Street Pittsfield MA 01201

Paganini: The 24 Caprices for Violin
Aston Magna Music Festival

October 7, 2017
7 PM

Daniel Stepner on the violin! There will be a pre-concert talk by Artistic Director Daniel Stepner one hour before each program; reception with the artists follows Saint James Place performance.
Contact: 413.528.3595
www.astonmagna.org
Location: 323 Main Street Great Barrington MA 01230

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

October 7, 2017 - October 8, 2017
Various

Enjoy three choreographed shows!
Contact: 413.528.0100
www.mahaiwe.org
Location: 14 Castle Street Great Barrington MA 01230

83rd annual Harvest Festival
Berkshire Botanical Garden

October 7, 2017 - October 8, 2017
10 AM - 5 PM

conic Berkshire festival featuring family fun, great food, local craft vendors, entertainment, a farmers market, petting zoo, giant tag sales and so much more.
Contact: 413.298.3926
www.berkshirebotanical.org
Location: 5 West Stockbridge Road Stockbridge MA 01262

From Russia with Love
Leaf Peeper Concert Series

October 7, 2017
7:30 PM

The Voxare String Quartet; formed in 2008 and has since received critical praise for its inventive programming, technical prowess, attention to detail, and passionate performances. Enjoy!
Contact: see website
www.leafpeeperconcerts.org
Location: 434 Columbia Street Hudson NY 12534 USA

OctoberFeast
Chatham Area Business and Art

October 7, 2017
11 AM - 11 PM

Main Street will be lined with picnic tables where visitors can sample from a variety of freshly prepared foods and enjoy locally produced beverages. There will be two stages of live music and a chili contest to be judged by Nancy Fuller of Food Network !
Contact: see website
www.visitchathamny.com
Location: Main Street Hudson NY 12037

Leo Kottke
Infinity Music Hall & Bistro

October 7, 2017
8 PM

Many critics believe Leo Kottke to be one of the most talented musicians on the planet and one of the most humorous story tellers as well, kinda like Mark Twain with a blazing acoustic guitar..
Contact: 860.542.5531
www.infinityhall.com
Location: 20 Greenwoods Road West Norfolk CT 06058

Stephen Rotondaro
Brookside Quiltworks

October 8, 2017
10 AM - 3 PM

Stephen has worked with The Muppets for over 30 years. At this showing there will be 50 items, mostly quilts, but there will be quilted household items as well.Several of the quilts feature hand embroidered fabrics from Chelsea Editions. All have bits of well and lesser known Muppet clothing. There is even a quilt on loan from Sesame Workshop. It appeared in an episode of Elmo's World.
Contact: 413.528.0445
www.brooksidequiltworks.com
Location: 2 Sheffield Road Egremont MA 01230

Ann Hood - Morningstar: Growing up With Books
Oblong Books & Music Festival

October 11, 2017
6 PM - 8 PM

Ann Hood will discuss her forthcoming memoir about the magic and inspiration of books. In her admired works of fiction, including the recent The Book that Matters Most, Ann Hood explores the transformative power of literature. Now, with warmth and honesty, Hood reveals the personal story behind these works of fiction.
Contact: 860.435.0030
www.eventbrite.com
Location: 15 Under Mountain Road Salisbury CT 06068

An Evening of Hope
Oblong Books & Music

October 13, 2017
6 PM - 7:30 PM

This interactive event for families and children of all ages will feature a performance by Catskill Mountain Music Together, followed by a presentation and book signing by two-time Newbery Medal Winner Kate DiCamillo!
Contact: 518.789.3797
www.oblongbooks.us
Location: 2829 Church Street Pine Plains NY 12567

Kings X
Infinity Music Hall & Bistro

October 13, 2017
8 PM

King’s X has been rocking crowds since the late 80’s bringing with them a dozen studio albums, a slew of awards, and incredible songwriting!
Contact: 860.542.5531
www.infinityhall.com
Location: 20 Greenwoods Road West Norfolk CT 06058

10th Anniversary Auction Gala
Hotchkiss Library of Sharon

October 14, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Enjoy the 10th annual auction gala!
Contact: 860.364.5041
www.hotchkisslibrary.org
Location: 2 Golf Drive Sharon CT 06069

The Bitter Game
MASS MoCA

October 14, 2017
8 PM

Basketball, block parties, traffic stops — Keith A. Wallace takes us on a ride through North Philly on a night he won’t forget. A searing solo theater piece charged with pain, poetry, and laughter.
Contact: 413.662.2111
www.massmoca.org
Location: 1040 Mass MoCA Way North Adams MA 01247

Book Signing
House of Books

October 14, 2017
2 PM - 3PM

Amanda from AmandaBakes will be there to sign her book!
Contact: 860.927.4104
www.hobooks.net
Location: 10 North Main Street Kent CT 06757

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

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

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

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

Justin Spring - 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

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

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

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

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

Gene Dattell - Reckoning with Race: America's Failure
Oblong Books & Music Fesitval

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Summer Exhibition: Vagabond Time Killers
The Wassaic Project

May 20, 2017 - September 24, 2017
Various

Enjoy this beautiful showing!
Contact: 347.815.0783
www.wassaicproject.org
Location: 37 Furnace Bank Road Wassaic NY 12592

Out of the Darkness: The Art of Frank Miller
Norman Rockwell Museum

June 1, 2017 - October 1, 2017
Various

The exhibition will examine Miller’s distinctive style, with examples from throughout his prolific forty-year career. These will include his designs for specific characters, such as Wolverine, Daredevil, Elektra, and an aging, vengeful Batman who battles Superman, and his creation of entire comic books, graphic novels, and films, including, Sin City, 300, and Ronin, among others.
Contact: 413.298.4100
www.nrm.org
Location: 9 Glendale Road Stockbridge MA 01262

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

Out of Site: Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood
Chesterwood

June 16, 2017 - October 9, 2017
Various

Artists reception will be Sunday, June 25 from 3 PM to 5 PM. The exhibition features the work of 14 artists invited by guest curator Sharon Bates to develop new projects or to adapt existing works that directly respond to the environmental, cultural, and aesthetic attributes of the landscape at Chesterwood.
Contact: 413.298.3579
www.chesterwood.org
Location: 3 Williamsville Road Stockbridge MA 01262

Harper Blanchet: Abstract Paintings
Millerton Moviehouse

July 1, 2017 - October 4, 2017
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Harper Blanchet is a visual artist, painter, photographer and poet/writer who lives and works out of his studios in Falls Village, Connecticut and Phoenicia, New York. A native son, Harper grew up grew up in Sharon, Connecticut and studied art at Connecticut State College from 1966-1970. His work is all non-commercial fine art, and his photography is all on film - no digital.
Contact: 518.789.0022
www.themoviehouse.net
Location: 48 Main Street Millerton NY 12546

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

No Rules: Helen Frankenthaler Woodcuts
Clark Art Institute

July 2, 2017 - September 24, 2017
Various

No Rules explores Helen Frankenthaler’s inventive and groundbreaking approach to the woodcut. The artist began creating woodcuts after experimenting with lithography, etching, and screen printing.
Contact: 413.458.2303
www.clarkart.edu
Location: 225 South Street Williamstown MA 01267

As in Nature: Helen Frankenthaler Paintings
Clark Art Institute

July 2, 2017 - October 9, 2017
Various

This exhibition comprises a selection of large paintings by Helen Frankenthaler from the 1950s through the 1990s, focusing on nature as a longstanding inspiration.
Contact: 413.458.2303
www.clarkart.edu
Location: 225 South Street Williamstown MA 01267

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

A Day in The Life: Norman Rockwell’s Stockbridge Studio
Norman Rockwell Museum

August 1, 2017 - October 1, 2017
Various

Visit Norman Rockwell’s original Stockbridge studio, reinstalled to look as it did in 1960.
Contact: 413.298.4100
www.nrm.org
Location: 9 Glendale Road Stockbridge MA 01262

They're BAA-ACK
Hancock Shaker Village

August 5, 2017 - September 24, 2017
10 AM

Hancock Shaker Village has added six goat yoga classes to their calendar. And they've also added chickens! Bring a mat, towel, and an open mind.
Contact: 413.443.0188
www.hancockshakervillage.org
Location: 1843 West Housatonic Street Pittsfield MA 01201

Abstractions
Carrie Haddad Gallery

August 9, 2017 - September 24, 2017
Various

Enjoy the works of, Jenny Nelson, Stephen Walling, Christopher Engel, Juan Garcia Nunez, Bruch Murphy and Joe Wheaton. The artist's reception will be held on Saturday August 12th from 5 PM to 7 PM.
Contact: 518.828.1915
www.carriehaddadgallery.com
Location: 622 Warren Street Hudson NY 12534

Jenny Nelson
Carrie Haddad Gallery

August 9, 2017 - September 24, 2017
Various

This is artists Jenny Nelson’s largest work to date, it’s not the scale of her paintings that has devoted fans and collectors flocking to Hudson this month, between perceived landscapes, seascapes, flora, and faces; it seems like her organic blocks of color and sweeping brushstrokes convey a different meaning to each viewer.
Contact: 518.828.1915
www.carriehaddadgallery.com
Location: 622 Warren Street Hudson NY 12534

Lost No More
McTeigue & McClelland

August 26, 2017 - September 30, 2017
Various

Once accessible by only the wealthiest collectors, Druckman’s pieces are being made available to those who will see in them the imagination, the exquisite gens and skilled craftsmanship they represent.
Contact: 413.528.6262
www.mc2jewels.com
Location: 454 Main Street Great Barrington MA 01230

New to Earth
Thompson Giroux Gallery

August 26, 2017 - October 1, 2017
Various

The paintings in Donna Moylan’s one-woman show at were created between 2015-2017! Opening reception will be held on Saturday, August 26th from 4PM to 6PM.
Contact: 518.392.3336
www.thompsongirouxgallery.com
Location: 57 Main Street Chatham NY 12037

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

Life on Other Planets & Richard Baim
The Re-Institute

September 2, 2017 - October 7, 2017
Various

Upstairs Chris Ketchie and Norton, this two-person show will give both artists the opportunity to see their work together. This show is the culmination of their creative work developed for a series of art shows and installations over the past 2 years. Downstairs, Baim will show a series of photos exploring the nature of life and death. All living organisms proceed through the same life processes, mostly in a linear progression to the ultimate conclusion. Opening reception will be September 2nd from 5PM to 8PM.
Contact: 518.567.5359
www.thereinstitute.com
Location: 1395 Boston Corners Road Millerton NY 12546

Galia Solomonoff
Omi International Arts Center

September 2, 2017 - September 22, 2017
Various

Opening reception will be held on Saturday September 2 from 1 PM to 3 PM, light refreshments will be provided.
Contact: 518.392.4747
www.artomi.org
Location: 1405 Country Route 22 Ghent NY 12075

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

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

September 4, 2017 - October 31, 2017
Various

Ms. Mailer offers the following observations about her show, “The crow who visits daily, the shape of an upright bass, the play of light over a treasured velvet chair—these are just a few of the subjects that have occupied my psyche in this summer of painting….My mini paintings, of which there are many in the Hotchkiss Library show, in their small private way, sneak up on you, delivering powerful little tremors.”
Contact: 860.364.5041
www.hotchkisslibrary.org
Location: 10 Upper Main Street Sharon CT 06069

Kit White- Recent Work + Line Into Form
Eckert Fine Art

September 9, 2017 - October 1, 2017
Various

A solo presentation of White’s latest paintings in complement to the release of his new monograph. A special guest appearance by Carter Ratcliff, author of Line Into Form, will occur during the opening from 4:30-5pm with book signing to follow.
Contact: 860.592.0353
www.janeeckertfineart.com
Location: 12 Old Barn Road Unit 1 Kent CT 06757

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

The Dark Hours, Citizens and Other Works
KMR Arts

September 12, 2017 - September 23, 2017
Various

Christopher Colville presents amazing photographs in The Dark Hours, Citizens, and Other Works. They are the result of a traditional photographic process- the photogram. The light source that creates each of these luminous, haunting images is a controlled explosion of gunpowder. Come see how they turn out!
Contact: 860.868.7533
www.kmrarts.com
Location: 2 Titus Rd # 1 Washington Depot CT 06794

Kunstler
Barrington Stage Company

September 13, 2017 - September 24, 2017
Various

The colorful, perpetually rumpled defense lawyer whose best-known clients include the Chicago Seven, inmates involved in the Attica prison riots and members of the American Indian Movement, makes a case for his often unconventional style in this wise and revealing play.
Contact: 413.236.8888
www.barringtonstageco.org
Location: 30 Union Street Pittsfield MA 01201

Picture Book: New Works by Jeff Joyce
Darren Winston Booksellers

September 14, 2017 - September 30, 2017
Various

Jeff Joyce uses reclaimed book covers as his canvases for this collection of small landscape sketches, which evoke the simplicity of the 19th century tradition paysages intimes, or “intimate landscapes,” and incorporate the cloth of the covers into the color palette of each workThe opening reception will be held Saturday, September 16, from 4 PM to 8 PM.
Contact: 860.364.1890
www.darrenwinstonbookseller.com
Location: 81 Main Street Sharon Connecticut 06069

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

God of Carnage
Shakespeare & Company

September 18, 2017 - October 8, 2017
Various

Two sets of parents meet for the first time to settle their sons' nasty schoolyard tangle. Tensions quickly emerge around the best way to raise a child.
Contact: 413.637.1199
www.shakespeare.org
Location: 70 Kemble Street Lenox MA 01240

World Premiere/Live Arts Bard Commission
Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard

September 22, 2017 - September 24, 2017
6 PM

This premiere is the opening chapter of a major new body of work by the acclaimed British/American choreographer, with further iterations planned for the coming year. This serial project follows the success of Michelson’s Devotion series.
Contact: 845.758.7900
www.fishercentertickets.bard.edu
Location: 60 Manor Avenue Annandale-On-Hudson NY 12504

And Then There Were None
The Warner Theatre

September 23, 2017 - October 1, 2017
Various

Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past that they are unwilling to reveal and a secret that will seal their fate, for each has been marked for murder. As the weather turns and the group is cut off from the mainland, the bloodbath begins and one by one they are brutally murdered in accordance with the lines of a sinister nursery rhyme.
Contact: 860.489.7180
www.warnertheatre.org
Location: 8 Main Street Torrington CT 06790

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

Dan Peterson and Christina Painter
Neumann Fine Art

September 30, 2017 - October 4, 2017
Various

Two artists, sharing life as husband and wife, and sharing a passion for exuberant self expression, are featured in Two Worlds. Artist reception will be Saturday, August 19th at 5:30 PM.
Contact: 413.246.5776
www.neumannfineart.com
Location: 68 Main Street Torrington CT 06790

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 Ha

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

Fall Exhibition
The Wassaic Project

October 7, 2017
Various

Former Wassaic Project artists in residence Kat Clear, Sabrina Barrios**, and Colin Radcliffe come together to take over the ground floor of Maxon Mills for this special fall exhibition.
Contact: 347.815.0783
www.wassaicproject.org
Location: 37 Furnace Bank Road Wassaic NY 12592

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

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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