Happening this Week
PREHISTORIC PUPPETRY: DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE
March 23rd, Thursday 10AM
Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live is an informative, interactive and incredibly entertaining journey through prehistoric Australia. Designed with the help of paleontologists and performed by expert puppeteers and entertainers, these life-like dinosaur puppets truly come alive on stage. Recommended for children five and up. $10.
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center. 14 Castle Street. Great Barrington MA. 413.528.0100
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ON THE STAGE SERIES: DANA LOUISE AND THE GLORIOUS BIRDS
March 23rd Thursday 7:30PM
Dana Louise, at the time a visual artist, began to teach herself guitar during a solo journey to the Azores Islands, and while experimenting among the lava rocks and dragon trees, she forged the roots of her sound. Returning to the states she began signing and songwriting professionally. Today she is touring her debut album with Trout Records alongside the band the Glorious Birds. Taking inspiration from jazz and bluegrass, her modern folk maintains a contemporary beat, elevated by her clear and vibrant vocals. The result is almost ethereal; and yet she invites one to join along with her disarming smile and relaxed style. You’ll quickly find yourself clapping your hands, swaying back and forth, entirely connected to the musician and her melodic journey. Purchase tickets on the Berkshire Theatre Group’s website or visit the Ticket Office. $30
The Colonial Theatre. 111 South Street. Pittsfield MA. 413.997.4444
WINE AND CHEESE PAIRINGS: SPROUT CREEK FARMS
March 25th, Saturday 1PM & 3PM
Join the experts at Millbrook Wine for a seated tasting of Sprout Creek Farm’s cheeses with paired wines. The wine selections include several of the Proprietor’s Special Reserve wines and the Hudson Valley-grown Italian Varietal Tocai Friulano. On the cheese side, the tasting will feature Sprout Creek’s cows’ milk cheeses, all made in European farmstead traditions, including their award winning smooth, bloomy-rinded “Margie.” Call 845.677.8383 x21 or purchase tickets online.
Millbrook Winery. 26 Wing Road. Millbrook NY. 845.677.8383.
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March 25th Saturday 8-10PM and March 26th Sunday 2-4PM
Presented in the intimate Nancy Marine Studio Theatre, the dancers of The Nutmeg Ballet with be performing a mixed repertoire of classical ballet and original contemporary works. The classical component includes excerpts from full-length ballets La Bayadere and Don Quixote, while the contemporary element will feature new pieces from choreographers Brian Reeder, Kate St. Amand and Kirk Peterson. The combination of the immaculate precision of ballet with the free-flowing energy of contemporary offers a varied experience, emotionally and visually. Complemented by elegant costumes, exquisite lighting design and cameo appearances by the children of TSOB at the Nutmeg. $33
Warner Theater. Nancy Marine Studio Theater. 82 Main Street. Torrington CT. 860.489.7180
March 28th Tuesday 7-8PM
Denis Williamson, Secretary of the Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy Club and organizer of their Star Parties, will be giving a talk answering a question almost as enormous as the topic matter itself: how does the sky work? While no prior knowledge of astronomy is required, curiosity is a must! Register on the Oliver Wolcott Library’s website or by calling.
Oliver Wolcott Library. 160 South Street. Litchfield CT. 860.567.8030