Happening this Week
COZY READS FOR COLD NIGHTS:
BOOK RECS BY CAMERON BOVE & PATRICIA MOORE
February 1, Wednesday 1-2:30PM
It is always prudent to have a host of books TBR (To Be Read) because it is so often one rushes through an engrossing tale to find themselves without anything lined up next. Oliver Wolcott’s librarian Patricia Moore and Library Book Club liaison Cameron Bove share eighteen total book recommendations complete with brief story lines and their reasoning for inclusion. If you aren’t able to attend, their list will become available on the library’s website at the conclusion of the event. Register by calling 860.567.8030.
Oliver Wolcott Library. 160 South Street. Litchfield CT. 860.567.8030
SWEET SELECTION: NAMI’S 3RD ANNUAL CUPCAKE WARS
February 2, Thursday 5:30-8PM
Put on your judgement hat and open your mind. Do your best impression of Mary Berry as you indulge in sweet treats to raise money for the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Berkshire County. Bakeries throughout the county compete for the best cupcake in five categories: Best All-Around, Best Decorated, Most Artistic, Most Over-the-Top and People’s Choice. Your ticket buys all of your cupcake tasting ambitions and an Italian dinner. $30 in advance, $35 at door. Purchase online at http://namibc.org/cupcakewars/ or in person at the NAMI BC Office 333 East Street, Room 417 in Pittsfield.
ITAM Lodge, 93 Waubeek Rd, Pittsfield MA. 413.443.1666
SPRINGING US FORWARD: SETSUBUN AT CLARK AFTER HOURS
February 3rd, Friday 7- 9PM
Kick winter doldrums to the curb with a night out with friends at Clark After Hours in the spirit of Setsubun, a Japanese celebration of ending winter and good luck in the coming spring. Learn more about Japanese ceramics while enjoying private evening access to special exhibition Japanese Impressions, then channel the art of “golden joinery” to create your own kintsugi collage. $10. Beverages available for purchase. *
Clark Art Institute. 225 South Street. Williamstown MA. 413.458.2303
GOTTA SEE THEM ALL: FREE DAY AT MASS MOCA
February 4, Saturday All-day
It’s MASS MoCA’s annual Free Day, when they swing open their doors for an extensive program of art-making, gallery, tours, and pop-up performances. Come for elevator music (played live), and stay for Nick Cave in the big gallery. Throughout the day…pop-up music performances; Sol LeWitt photo booth; lunch at Lickety Split; art projects for the entire family in Here Comes the Sun, Nick Cave: Until. Free. *
Go later in the day and stay to check out Steven Bernstein’s Universal Melody Brass Band performing funky tunes and classic hits with dance-inducing brass arrangements 8-10pm $10-22
MASS MoCA. 1040 Mass MoCA Way. North Adams MA. 413.662.2111
*While in the Northern Berkshires don’t miss out on “North Country Eats” restaurant week. MASS MoCA’s own Gramercy Bistro in North Adams will be offering 3 courses of it’s eclectic, modern locally sourced fare for just $25. Over by The Clark, Mezze Bistro and Bar is participating with a 3-course dinner menu for $30 including delicata squash, duck confit and a maple pot de creme. Call for reservations.
Gramercy Bistro. 87 Marshall Street. North Adams MA. 413.663.5300
Mezzo Bistro. 777 Cold Spring Rd. Williamstown MA. 413.458.0123
BLACK HISTORY MONTH IS OUR HISTORY MONTH:
2ND ANNUAL GOSPEL CONCERT
February 4, Saturday 7-9PM
Kicking-off Black History Month, Simon’s Rock hosts its Second Annual Gospel concert. The program features a range of traditional and contemporary gospel music and includes choirs from Pittsfield, Albany, and Hudson. Also performing is Simon’s Rock Junior, Arielle King, who is the impetus behind the annual event. Free and open to public.
Bard College at Simon's Rock. Daniel Arts Center. McConnell Theater. 84 Alford Road. Great Barrington MA. 413.528.7400
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NEXT WEEK GET READY FOR….
BIG AIR: SWSA PRESENTS 91ST ANNUAL JUMPFEST &
UNCONVENTIONAL VALENTINE’S IN THE BERKSHIRES