Happening this Week
POPS PETERSON: THE MAKING OF A PROTEST ARTIST
January 24th, Friday, 7:30PM
Pops Peterson, an artist and public speaker from the Berkshires, is leading a discussion looking first at what prompts an artist to devote their work to activism. In the second part of the talk, he will discuss his own personal journey from landscape and portrait painting to activist art. Peterson is best known for his award-winning series, Reinventing Rockwell, and his renowned painting “Freedom From What?”, currently featured in the Norman Rockwell Museum’s international tour “The Four Freedoms: Enduring Ideals, Re-imagining the Four Freedoms.” $15
The Foundry. 2 Harris Street. West Stockbridge MA. 413.232.5222.
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ADELIA MOORE: BEING THE GROWNUP
January 25th, Saturday, 1PM
Author Adelia Moore, a clinical psychologist in New York City, is hosting a book talk on her recently published Being the Grownup—a Guide to Raising Children in Today’s World. The book zeroes in on the core challenge for every parent, the hard work of building a relationship that combines trust and connection in a world overrun by social media. Each chapter delves into a topic, including attachment, temperament, family systems theory and body language. Free.
David Hunt Library. 63 Main Street. Falls Village CT. 860.824.7424.
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PLEASANT VALLEY SNOWSHOE HIKE: WINTER WONDERS
January 25th, Saturday, 1 - 3PM
Strap on your snowshoes and embark on a winter wonderland hike around Pleasant Valley Sanctuary’s scenic lower trails with gentle rolling terrain. Look for wildlife activity around ponds, streams, meadows and woodlands. If you don’t own your own snowshoes, you can borrow some from the sanctuary. $10 Members, $15 Nonmembers.
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. 472 West Mountain Road. Lenox MA. 413.637.0320.
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CONFESSIONS OF AN UNNATURAL BLONDE: TURNING HEADS
January 25th, Saturday, 8PM
Known as the “Carol Burnett of Drag,” “Showbiz Spitfire” Paige Turner is one of the original creators and producers of the enormously popular live drag reality show So You Think You Can Drag? She tours the country in her live one woman show, Confessions of An Unnatural Blonde and has performed as a headliner for Atlantis and Aquafest Cruises. Ms. Turner is a monumental figure in the drag community in New York City and the term she coined—Slurp!—is the name of the longest running drag show there. $35 for cash bar, $55 for open bar.
Sharon Playhouse. 49 Amenia Road. Sharon CT. 860.364.7469.
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BERKSHIRE PLAYWRIGHTS LAB: I AM, YOU ARE, WE WERE
January 26th, Sunday, 7PM
Jane Denitz Smith, Playwright in Residence for Barrington Stage Company’s Playwright Mentoring Project, has written a compelling exploration of the depths of love and the collateral damage of loving—I Am, You Are, We Were. In this staged reading you’ll meet two families—one Russian, one suburban Jewish. The equilibrium of the families is tilted by Bolshevik fervor, loss and a garage bursting with a lifetime’s worth of possessions. $15.
Saint James Place. 352 Main Street. Great Barrington MA. 413.528.2544.
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