Happening this Week
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO: UNCONSCIOUSNESS
January 24th, Thursday, 7PM
John Bargh is an award-winning social psychologist and the world’s leading expert on the unconscious mind. In Before You Know It: The Unconscious Reasons We Do What We Do, Bargh takes the reader into his labs at New York University and Yale where he and his colleagues have discovered how the unconscious guides our behavior, goals and motivations in areas like race relations, parenting, business, consumer behavior and addiction. His lecture on his work in the field and his recent book will be followed by a wine & cheese reception. Free.
Oliver Wolcott Library. 160 South Street. Litchfield CT. 860.567.8030
ATLANTIC BRASS QUINTET: STIMULATING AND LIVELY
January 25th, Friday, 7PM
Serving as resident brass quintet at institutions including Boston University and the Boston Conservatory, the Atlantic Brass Quintet is lauded regularly in the press for its lively and stimulating style—as the Boston Globe puts it, "They kick butt." Their repertoire spans five centuries and a broad spectrum of styles, from Bach and Brahms to Mehldau and Monk to Brazil and the Balkans. Winner of six international chamber music competitions, the Quintet's distinctive sound, impeccable ensemble, stunning virtuosity, and warm, inviting stage presence have won praise from scores of critics.
The Hotchkiss School. 11 Interlaken Road. Lakeville CT. 860.435.2591
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BEYOND THE VEIL: W.E.B. AND EDITH
January 25th, Friday, 7PM
Beyond the Veil stages a fictitious meeting between W.E.B. Du Bois and Edith Wharton at The Mount, Wharton's home. Inspired by the exclusion of Du Bois from this region’s cultural history, the play examines racism in the higher echelons of our society and asks: what would happen if the racial veil were lifted and, for one magical moment, these two dazzling iconoclasts could see each other clearly— mind to mind, eye to eye? The staged reading will be performed by Shakespeare & Company. Free.
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center. 14 Castle Street. Great Barrington MA. 413.528.0100
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THE RECIPE: COOKING UP THEATER
January 25 & 26th, Friday & Saturday, 7:30PM
Combine one part theater piece and one part cooking show, add an audience and you’ve got The Recipe, an episodic live cooking show by Kristin Worrall in which she prepares and serves a dessert to the crowd. In this episode, she’ll be making apple strudel—serving up the Forbidden Fruit flambéed, filled and rolled in a humble dough of flour and water. $5.
Standard Space. 147 Main Street. Sharon CT. 917.627.3261
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BROADCAST MEDIA AND THE POLITICAL DIVIDE
January 27th, Sunday, 4PM
Martin Miller, CEO and General Manager of New England Public Radio, has been working in radio media for decades. During his tenure at NEPR, its audience and annual budget has almost doubled and the station has grown from just WFCR 88.5FM to a thirteen station network with three program services, a website and active social media presence. Miller will discuss how broadcast media and decisions made at the federal level have contributed to the vast political divide in our country and why non-commercial media are more important than ever. Free
Stockbridge Library. 46 Main Street. Stockbridge MA. 413.298.5501
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