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Happening this Week

Happening this Week

by CHARLOTTE PENROSE

EVENING OF GREEK MUSIC: LYRICAL LYRA
May 30th, Thursday, 7 - 11PM

As part of their fourth annual US tour on the back of their new double record Lunar, legendary lyra players Ross Daly and Kelly Thoma at Race Brook Lodge with Maria Manousaki and her quartet. Manousaki stands out as one of Greece’s most successful and versatile musical talents, performing and working to great acclaim and commercial success as a violin performer and band leader within the jazz and world music scene. $15 Advance, $20 Day-of.
Racebrook Lodge. 864 Undermountain Road. Sheffield MA. 413.229.2916
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BERKSHIRE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
May 30th - June 2nd, Thursday - Sunday, Times vary

The Berkshire International Film Festival has grown into one of the region’s premier film events and, in its 14th year, boasts a line up of 30 documentaries, 30 narrative features and 21 shorts films representing 24 countries. On Saturday night, the legendary Martin Scorsese will be on-hand for a special tribute event with showings of his classic, Raging Bull, and his most recent work, Silence, with a conversation among Scorsese and Kent Jones, the director of the New York Film Festival, between the two films. Look at the BIFF website for a full line-up of the films and their locations. Prices Vary.
Locations vary. 413.528.8030.
While in Great Barrington discover our favorite things!


AMERICA & ME: WALT WHITMAN’S 200TH BIRTHDAY
May 31st, Friday, 5 - 6:30PM

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Walt Whitman at this staged reading of America & Me: The Celebratory, Profound and Tormented Musings of Walt Whitman by William Kinsolving. Kinsolving, an author and playwright, has appeared in many on- and off-Broadway plays and was honored with the Best Actor of the Year Award from the San Francisco Chronicle. Enjoy his thoughtful readings of these musings of Walt Whitman—a character in and of himself—on Lincoln, the Civil War, 19th Century America, sensory proclivities and his struggle to publish Leaves of Grass. $20 Nonmembers, $15 Members.
The Mount. 2 Plunkett Street. Lenox MA. 413.551.5100.
While in Lenox discover our favorite things!


FREE FAMILY FUN DAY: PLEASANT VALLEY
June 1st, Saturday, 10AM - 4PM

Join in for a day of free fun and learning for people of all ages at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Lenox MA. Enjoy engaging and informative nature exploration activities, live-animal presentations, live music and nature arts and crafts in addition to the varied trails across the 1,000+ lush acres of forests, meadows, wetlands and the slopes of Lenox Mountain. Free.
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. 472 West Mountain Road. Lenox MA. 413.637.0320.
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NEXT FESTIVAL: EMERGING STRING ARTISTS
June 1st, Saturday, 7PM

The Next Festival brings together an ensemble of 20 young string players for a week of intense study and practice at Music Mountain, led by Artistic Director Peter Askim. Enjoy the culmination of their work at the Emerging Artists concert where they will perform contemporary orchestral music, including the American Premiere of Toshio Hosokawa’s Hika—a meditation on memory and its fragility. There will be a culinary tent with local food and refreshments available. Free, donations encouraged.
Music Mountain. 225 Music Mountain Road. Falls Village CT. 860.824.7126.
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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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