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Happening this Week

Happening this Week

by CHARLOTTE PENROSE

BERKCHIQUE: FASHION FUNDRAISING
May 17th, Friday, 5:30 - 8:30PM
May 18th, Saturday, 10AM - 4PM
May 19th, Sunday, 10AM - 2PM

The Berkshires’ premier annual pop-up clothing sale and fundraiser, BerkChique, returns for its 8th consecutive year, and its main beneficiary will be the incredible WAM Theatre. The sale features new and gently used clothing and accessories in a variety of sizes, ranging from casual tops to formal gowns. Buy a ticket for the VIP First Dibs Shopping Party on Friday night to enjoy hors d’oeuvres, goodie bags from Blue Q and Jane Iredale and first dibs at the clothes, all for a great cause. $100 for VIP event. Free on Saturday and Sunday.
West Stockbridge Historical Society. 9 Main Street. West Stockbridge MA. 617.227.7722.
While in West Stockbridge discover our favorite things!


PHOTOGRAPHIC WALK ABOUT SALISBURY: PRO-AM
May 18th, Saturday, 10AM - 12PM

Join photographer Thad Kubis for a walk around Salisbury—stopping along the Railroad Rabble, Wachocastinook Creek and other photo-worthy spots. As you walk, you’ll experiment with capturing movement, depth of field and composition. Using your smartphone, tablet, digital camera or any other film system, you’ll learn to strategically use the presets or manual settings to enhance the art you are creating. With over 30 years active photographic experience, Kubis has done everything from advertising and stock photography to portraits and fine art, and has also instructed in every topic relating to photophobia, smartphone and even drone technology. Free.
Scoville Memorial Library. 38 Main Street. Salisbury CT. 860.435.2838.
While in Salisbury discover our favorite things!


COMEDY NIGHT: MICHAEL PETIT
May 18th, Saturday, 7:30 - 9PM

Hilarious and (relatively) wholesome, Michael Petit’s stand-up comedy routine has been received to fanfare from enthusiastic audiences all around the county. Petit’s trademark impressions are spot-on and his material is unique and refreshing. He has opened for Joan Rivers in Las Vegas, and has appeared on Comedy Central, ESPN and NESN with some of television’s biggest names. Bring along some food and drinks and enjoy this night of laughs. $15 Advance, $20 Day-of.
Litchfield Community Center. 421 Bantam Road. Litchfield CT. 860.567.8302.


PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY: LEGACY TOUR
May 18th, Saturday, 7:30 - 9:30PM

“One of the most exciting, innovative and delightful dance companies in the entire world,” according to The New York Times, the Paul Taylor Dance company has been delighting audiences around the globe for decades. This performance is part of their 2019-2020 legacy tour with a repertory that includes the influential Taylor’s later seminal work—Airs, Dust—as well as a Taylor Commission work preview. $35 Adults, $10 Students and Children.
Kaatsbaan. 120 Broadway. Tivoli NY. 845.757.5106.


MAYFEST 2019: EAT, DRINK, CELEBRATE SPRING
May 20th, Monday, 5:30PM

MayFest is a night of tastings hosted by the nonprofit Construct to support their programs. This year they’ll be honoring the restaurants and chefs who have participated in the event—several who have been involved for over a decade. From The Old Mill to Rubiner’s Cheesemongers, you’re sure to enjoy the variety of offerings from the area’s best restaurants and food purveyors. There will also be music by the local swinging band, The Lucky Five. $95.
Crissey Farm. 425 Stockbridge Road. Great Barrington MA. 413.528.4844.
While in Great Barrington discover our favorite things!


CNN CHIEF WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: JIM ACOSTA TALKS
May 24th, Friday, 6PM

Jim Acosta, the award-winning journalist and author of the upcoming book The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America will be lecturing in the Berkshires this upcoming week. Acosta currently covers the Trump administration, a role which has thrust him into the spotlight and he will speak of his experiences covering presidential press conferences, visits of heads of states and issues impacting the Executive Branch of the federal government. Afterwards, a limited number of tickets are available to attend a private reception with Acosta, a ticket to his talk and a signed copy of his book for $100. The lecture is free but tickets are required for admission.
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center. 14 Castle Street. Great Barrington MA. 413.528.0100.
While in Great Barrington discover our favorite things!



Have you attended one of our Happening This Week events recently? What did you think? We would love your feedback. Email: cpenrose@berkshirestyle.com

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