Happening this Week
JACOB’S PILLOW FESTIVAL: ARTISTS’ PERSPECTIVE
May 20th, Wednesday, 5PM
Jacob’s Pillow is joining with four U.S. choreographers—all of whose companies had planned to perform at the 2020 Festival—to unpack some thoughts on present and future plans. How and where will dance take place in a post-COVID world? What might the role of live performance be post-COVID? How is the pandemic shifting the way artists think of themselves and their work? The event will be moderated by Jacob Pillow’s Pamela Tatge. Free
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FORESTS ADRIFT: THE FUTURE OF NORTHEASTERN FORESTS
May 21st, Thursday, 7 - 8PM
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies’ forest ecologist and senior scientist, Dr. Charlie Chanham, is giving a virtual book talk and Q&A on his new book, Forests Adrift: Currents Shaping the Future of Northeastern Trees. The book covers the history of our northeastern forests, their resilience in the face of change and threats that will shape their future. Dr. Chanham, who was recognized in 2019 for his distinguished service to the Ecological Society of America, provides unparalleled insight into the science-based forecast on how our resilient forests can adapt, survive and, hopefully, thrive. Free.
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THE MOVIEHOUSE: ART TALKS
May 19th, Tuesday, 2PM
Millerton’s The Moviehouse has created a Virtual Cinema portal that offers a curated selection of films and documentaries and is now adding an ART TALKS series exploring more deeply carefully selected films. This first talk will focus on the artist Hilma af Klint and feature special guest (joining all the way from Germany) Halina Dryshka, Director of the film Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint, available on the website. The film explores the life of af Klint—“an abstract artist before the term even existed, a visionary, a trailblazing figure who, inspired by spiritualism, modern science and the riches of the natural world around her, began in 1906 to reel out a series of huge, colorful, sensual, strange works without precedent in painting.” Free.
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DRIVE-IN MOVIES: RETROFITTED RETRO
Nightly showings at 8:10PM and 9:55PM
The retro and retrofitted Four Brothers Drive-In Movie Theatre offers a modern take on an old-fashioned tradition. Enjoy the films “in theaters” today while outside of the movie house in a safe-way! The films currently playing are Trolls: World Tour and Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey with Jumanji: The Next Level and Ford V Ferrari on the horizon. Enjoy delicious food from the retro-style concession stand and tune your radio to get the movie audio from the safety of your car.
Four Brothers Drive-In Movie Theatre. 4957 Rt. 22. Amenia NY. 845.373.8178.
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