Happening this Week
NEW ECOLOGIES: LANDSCAPES OF LIFE
July 30th, Thursday, 7PM
Williams College Museum of Art’s exhibition Landmarks explores how human beings have used photo processes to orient and define themselves in relation to the natural and built environment. This interdisciplinary conversation brings together artists and scholars working across media and disciplines in dialogue around the topic of landscape. Through various lenses including the aesthetic, historical, experimental and photographic, this conversation will consider the ways histories, present and future—from colonialism to climate change—shape the way we see and experience land. Free.
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FIVE SENSES FESTIVAL: ART SAFARI
July 31st - August 2nd, Friday - Sunday, 10:30AM - 2:30PM
Pack the whole family in the car for a one-of-a-kind “safari” through the wild imaginings of Pilobolus for a multi-sensory experience designed to delight and inspire you in a responsible, socially-distanced way. The event, set in the beautiful countryside of Spring Hill Vineyards, features world-renowned dancers and musicians and all new site-specific art installations. Above, aerialists seem to dance among the branches while unusual and unique sounds drift out of the car stereo. Take the day to rediscover yourself through nature, art and creativity during this “slow-motion roller coaster through art and nature.” $50 per car.
Spring Hill Vineyards. 292 Bee Brook Road. New Preston CT. 860.868.7172.
MUSIC AND LYRICS: BERLIN AND HERMAN REVUE
August 1st, Saturday, 8PM
The Sharon Playhouse is presenting an original Musical Revue celebrating two of the greatest songwriters that ever wrote for the Broadway stage—Irving Berlin and Jerry Herman. Enjoy the delightful classics you know (and a few you may not!) from hit shows like Annie Get Your Gun, Hello Dolly, The Zigfield Follies and La Cage Aux Folles. This drive-in performance will be limited to 52 cars so make sure to reserve your spot. $50 per car.
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FOREST BATHING: RETURN TO NATURE
August 2nd, Sunday, 2 - 4PM
Breathe. Open all your senses. Walk slowly and immerse yourself in the environment. This is the healing way of Shinrin-youku—the medicine of simply being in the forest. Many of us engage in this activity without even knowing it; participating in this experience with certified therapist, Eric Krawczyk, offers new ideas to enrich your practice. Studies show a wide array of health benefits of forest bathing especially in the the cardiovascular and immune systems and for improving mood and cognition. Begin with a brief orientation, take a leisurely walk on the beautiful trails of Hancock Shaker Village and conclude with a closing circle to share and reflect on your experience. You will also get to take home hand-picked peppermint and sage from the gardens. $50 Members, $55 Nonmembers.
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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH MUSIC: FROM BACH TO BACHIANAS
August 2nd, Sunday, 5:30PM
The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center and Close Encounters With Music are partnering to present a guitarist Eliot Fisk and cellist Yehuda Hanani. The longtime collaborators have performed together across the U.S.—from Chicago to Aspen to The Frick Collection in New York City—bring together their combined mastery across styles, composers and periods in a program of original arrangements that includes works by Schubert, Gabriel Fauré, Villa-Lobos, J.S. Bach and Vittorio Monti’s Gypsy Czardas. The guitar, the most prominent instrument of the Renaissance, and the cello, which had its emergence in the 19th century, will blend sonorities of placid and bowed strings. Free.
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