Happening this Week
The summer season has certainly begun and our cultural schedules will be chalk full of fun through Labor Day. Included in Happening This Week is a special itinerary for a big weekend in Hudson, NY!
MIAMI CITY BALLET OPENS
JACOB’S PILLOW’s 85th ANNIVERSARY SEASON
June 21st-25th. Wednesday-Sunday, Time Vary
There are very few tickets left, so don’t miss out on your chance to see the Miami City Ballet at The Pillow for the first time since 1998. Praised by The New York Times as “one of America’s most beloved dance companies,” this diverse program highlights the breadth and depth of the company’s immense talent. The program will include master choreographer George Balanchine’s Allegro Brilliante set to Tchaikovsky’s energetic Third Piano Concerto, No. 3, as well as Tony Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon’s Polyphonia accompanied by the complex and eerily melodious score of Gyorgy Ligeti. Check website for performance dates & times and to purchase your tickets. $25-78.
Doris Duke Theatre. 358 George Carter Road. Becket MA. 413.243.9919
WASHINGTON ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL PRESENTS
FUTURE NOW EXPO
June 24th, Saturday 9AM-3PM
The day begins at 9AM with some serious vigor required for the “Three Peaks Challenge Annual Kick-off,” encouraging seasoned hikers to conquer all three of the Steep Rock Preserve peaks (though even just one sounds perfectly daunting!) A brief keynote by Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty on the steps of the Town Hall will be followed by an afternoon of demonstrations, information, workshops, music and film. At 11:15AM send the little ones over to the Art Association to help with endangered animal masks as you learn about Wildlife and CT’s Changing Landscape from Certified Master Wildlife Conservationist Nora Hulton. Rejoin at noon for the Children’s Parade of the Endangered Species/Animals where the kids are able to show off their mask creations! Make sure to check out the full schedule online and register for workshops.
2 Bryan Hall Plaza. Washington Depot CT. 860.717.0819
A WEEKEND IN HUDSON!
HUDSON RIVER EXCHANGE: 5TH ANNUAL SUMMER MARKET
June 23rd, Friday 4-9PM and June 24th, Saturday 11AM-6PM
At the Henry Hudson Riverfront Park on both Friday and Saturday, Hudson River Exchange will be hosting its 5th Annual Summer Market. This gathering brings together over 100 makers, collectors, farmers, live musicians and community organizers to celebrate creation, connection and the scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley. Admission is Free.
On Sunday from 11AM-4PM in the same location, Hudson River Exchange will be hosting its inaugural Take Care Fair, a community wellness event. The fair will be an interactive marketplace showcasing healing arts, living food, and a broad spectrum of supportive services for physical, mental and spiritual health. Meet acupuncturists, massage therapists, personal trainers, nutrition coaches and ask for guidance, advice or any lingering questions you have about the practice. Sign up for mini reiki sessions or yoga classes or experience a healing sound bath riverside.
Henry Hudson Riverfront Park. Hudson NY.
COUNT ME IN: PERFECT TEN BENEFIT CONCERT
WITH LADY MOON & THE ECLIPSE
June 23rd, Friday 9PM
Lady Moon & The Eclipse is a multicultural six-piece band based in Brooklyn. The band uses soaring vocal textures complete with R&B/afrobeat-influenced rhythms, to shed light on social issues in particular relevant topics through a unique tapestry of cultural perspectives. With a marked emphasis on inclusivity and spiritual unity, Lady Moon & The Eclipse is a distinctly appropriate voice to advocate for Perfect Ten Hudson, an after-school program to encourage self-discovery and build character through community engagement, skill development, academic support and cultural exploration. $25
Club Helsinki. 405 Columbia Street. Hudson NY. 518.828.4800
GLORIOUS OLANA WITH MARGIE RODDICK & JULIA ROSENBAUM
June 24th, Saturday 3PM
Also on Saturday, over at Olana State Historic Site, join Ms. Ruddick, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award Winner in Landscape Architecture, and Ms. Rosenbaum, Assoc. Professor and Chair of Art History at Bard College for an in-depth and exhilarating exploration of Olana, the 250-acre Persian-inspired estate designed by Hudson River School painter Frederic Edwin Church. Focusing on the significance of the landscape and its impact on Church’s art, Ruddick and Rosenbaum will offer personal insights and observations about Olana and its influence on them and engage in a broader conversation with attendees. Register online. $60
Olana State Historical Site. 5720 State Route 9G. Hudson NY. 518.828.0135
PLAYS IN PROGRESS: TAKING A STAND
June 25th, Sunday 3PM
Plays in Progress presents 'Taking a Stand', an afternoon of staged readings of short pieces, both comic and serious, written and produced by the playwrights, actors and directors of the organization. The program includes never before performed plays about different forms of love; fear of commitment, William Shakespeare’s improbable gentlemanly aspirations. the turning point of the Dreyfus Affair, a contest between hummus-makers and more. Tickets may be purchased online. $20
Hudson Hall. 327 Warren Street. Hudson NY. 518.822.1438