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COFFEE AND CONVERSATIONS: FRED RUTBERG
August 15th, Thursday, 8 - 9:30AM
Fred Rutberg—Publisher and President of The Berkshire Eagle—is inviting local residents to pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and get to know him and the paper’s Editor and other key managers. In this Coffee and Conversation Series, the paper is asking community members to express thoughts, questions and feelings (positive and negative) about the Berkshires and its neighborhoods. The event is informal and casual, the coffee will be free and, hopefully, you can engage in lively conversation about the things that matter to you. Free.
Fuel Coffee Shop. 293 Main Street. Great Barrington MA. 413.528.5505.
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FASHION IN FICTION: DRESSING MR. DARCY
August 15th, Thursday, 6:30 - 7:30PM
Clothing speaks volumes in Jane Austen’s Regency novel, and you can learn all about it in this delightful show-and-tell in an overview of the dress of the Regency Era (early 1800s) for both gentlemen and ladies. Through excerpts from Austen’s personal letters as well as passages from some of her works, you’ll learn about her use of clothing and fashion to define character and class, enhance story lines and develop plot points. Teens through adults will enjoy discovering just how important fashion was 200 years ago—especially when it comes to the styling of Austen’s classic characters, Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. Free.
Torrington Library. 12 Daycoeton Place. Torrington CT. 860.489.6684.
DOG DAYS OF SUMMER AT THE BOTANICAL GARDENS
August 18th, Sunday, 10AM - 4PM
The Berkshire Botanical Garden is extending an invitation to all canines in the area to celebrate summer in the Garden. A full day of activities for dogs and their families include dog-related games, agility demonstrations, pet-care workshops and, of course, shopping. In case your pup gets hot, dog pools will be located throughout the Garden and there’s always pup-friendly ice cream. A day filled with fun, food and plenty of photo ops. $15 Admission, $5 per dog.
Berkshire Botanical Gardens. 5 West Stockbridge Road. Stockbridge MA. 413.298.3926.
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OZ WINE DINNER AT GEDNEY FARM: SOMMELIER SERIES
August 17th, Saturday, 6PM
As part of its sommelier series, Gedney Farm announces the return of the Oz Wine Company owner, Andrew Bishop, to co-host a wine pairing dinner. Wines from around the world will complement a 5-course menu from Chef, Ryan McLaughlin, and most of the food will be prepared on the outdoor, wood-fired Argentine grill. Bishop will talk you through the pairings as well as discuss his experiences owning a winery. $85.
Gedney Farm. 34 Hartsville-New Marlborough Road. New Marlborough MA. 413.229.3131.
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MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY: POPPING UP
August 18th, Sunday, 1 - 3PM
The Clark Art Institute is hosting a special pop-up performance by the acclaimed Martha Graham Dance Company in celebration of female power and the upcoming suffrage centennial. The program includes some of Martha Graham’s most revered and iconic choreography along with a creative project titled The 19 Poses. The dancers from the company will perform in dialogue with the Clark’s idyllic landscape and galleries in various locations in and around the Clark’s reflecting pool. Bring a lawn chair, blanket or pillow to enjoy this outdoor presentation of extraordinary talent. Free.
Clark Art Institute. 225 South Street. Williamstown MA. 413.458.2303.