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Happening this Week

Happening this Week

by CHARLOTTE PENROSE

30TH ANNIVERSARY OF SCROOGED: WHAT THE DICKENS
December 14th, Friday, 7-9PM

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Scrooged with some backstage access from the film’s Karen Allen and guests. This dark comedic update of Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol,” stars Bill Murray as Frank Cross, a cynical television executive whose cutthroat business practices have made him rich and powerful. On Christmas Eve, Cross fires his loyal, longtime “yes man” and is visited by three eccentric ghosts played by John Forsythe, David Johansen and Carol Kane. Karen Allen shines as his compassionate ex-girlfriend, Claire Phillips, and will be there for a Q&A after the screening along with several other guests. $15
The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center. 14 Castle Street. Great Barrington MA. 413.528.0100
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THE GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA: BIG BAND, BIG SOUND
December 15th, Saturday, 1:30PM

The original Glenn Miller Orchestra played together for just four years. In that span, they managed to produce 17 number-one singles, capture the voice of a country on the brink of war and forge a sound that still resonates with listeners today. The varied and rousing arrangements of big band music brought the Swing era to life, and this week, they are bringing it to our neck of the woods. Let the classics “Chatanooga Choo Choo” and “Moonlight Serenade” get you “In the Mood” to swing the night away. Make sure to buy tickets now—they are almost sold out! $39 - 54
Infinity Hall. 20 Greenwoods Road West. Norfolk CT. 860.542.5531
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AGLET THEATRE COMPANY: THE GHOST WRITER
December 15th, Saturday, 2:30 and 7:30PM

Novelist Frank Woolsey dies mid-sentence but his secretary, Myra, continues taking dictation. Attacked by skeptics, the press and Woolsey’s jealous widow, Myra sets out to prove she is more than just an artful forger. Is she trying to steal Woolsey’s legacy now that she cannot have his love or might she truly possess a gift the world can’t understand? The play was lauded in The Wall Street Journal as “an absorbing tale” and “finely wrought piece of entertainment” and received a glowing review in The Philadelphia Inquirer, describing the play as “Tantalizing, understated and lovely… [An] extraordinary marriage between fiction and theater.” The staged reading will be followed by a discussion. $30 Adults, $25 Students.
Dewey Hall. 91 Main Street - Rte. 7. Sheffield MA. 860.435.6928
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STICK FIGURES: DRAWING AS HUMAN PRACTICE
December 15th, Saturday, 5-6PM

When children draw stick figures, people tend to see them as a precursor to a more formed image of the human body. Author, illustrator and theorist D.B. Dowd wants to reframe how we view these images—looking at the practice of drawing, reseting the terms of this ancient activity and embracing drawing as a communicative practice and process for everyone. The talk is based on Dowd’s most recent book, Stick Figures: Drawing as a Human Practice, and will be followed by a reception and book signing. Free for Museum members, free with admission.
Norman Rockwell Museum. 9 Route 183. Stockbridge MA. 413.298.4100
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WINTER SOLSTICE FAERIE BALL: UNICORNS UNITE
December 21st, Friday, 7 - 11PM

Celebrate the passing of winter solstice at the Race Brook Lodge with Heather Fisch and the Dust Bowl Faeries. A funky, eclectic mix of Gypsy, Eastern European folk music and post-punk, the band uses everything from the accordion to steel drums to create their otherworldly sound. All woodland creatures, nymphs, pixies, unicorns, wizards and fairy princesses—all are welcome, costumed or revealed. A quirky, odd, magical experience to shake up a potentially stodgy holiday season. $15 Advance, $20 Day-of.
Race Brook Lodge. 864 Undermountain Road. Sheffield MA. 413.229.2916
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