Happening this Week
HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE
May 11th, Thursday 10:30AM @ UPAC, Kingston, NY
May 12th, Friday 10AM & 12PM @ Bardavon, Poughkeepsie NY
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble are seven brothers raised on the south side of Chicago by their jazz legend father Phil Cohran. Their combination of the brass band tradition with elements of hip hop, soul and funk produces an intoxicating and boisterous blend of music that they have carried across the globe, performing with the likes of Prince, Mos Def and others in venues like Carnegie Hall, The Sydney Opera House and ever-current Coachella. $10 for Adults, $6 children and members.
UPAC. 601 Broadway. Kingston NY. 845.339.6088
Bardavon. 35 Market Street. Poughkeepsie NY. 845.473.2072
FULL MOON TREK
May 13th, Saturday 8-11PM
Inspired by Native American traditions relating to moonlight, this gathering includes a guided hike led by Holly Brouker (approx. 1-1.5 hours), a bonfire ceremony, a tasting of six Furnace Brook wines and live entertainment immediately after. Register online or by phone. $14
Hilltop Orchards. Furnace Brook Winery. 508 Canaan Road/Route 295. Richmond MA. 800.833.6274
BREWS & BBQ FEATURING SPIN DOCTORS
May 13th, Saturday 3PM
A can’t-miss spring BBQ, complete with craft beer and a performance from the Spin Doctors! This legendary New York quartet recently released a new album with Ruf Records revealing talent and depth far beyond the scope of their multi-million selling hits Two Princes and Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong. On the BBQ side, expert BBQ-ologists have been tasting pulled pork samples for weeks and have finally narrowed it down to three. Come taste these excellent finalists and find out who will be titled Connecticut’s Amateur BBQ Champion. Registration online. $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
Ives Concert Park, 43 Lake Ave Ext. Danbury CT 203.837.9226.
FOR THE MOTHER WHO….
LIKES SOME SPICE IN HER LIFE: FLAMENCO DINNER AND DANCING
May 13th, Saturday 7:30PM
May 14th, Sunday 2:30PM (Performance only)
Flamenco Vivo, Carlota Santana’s “seductive, nuanced, powerful” flamenco dancing with live music, returns for a “Jardín Andaluz” (a supper & wine fiesta). The ticket for Saturday evening includes a full Flamenco performance followed by a dinner during which Classical Spanish guitarist, David Temple will perform. The evening also includes a special presentation of The Kaatsbaan Playing Field Award. $75.
Sunday’s Flamenco performance-only event costs $45 for preferred Cafe Table seating, $30 for adults for general seating, $10 for students and children.
Kaatsbaan International Dance Center. 33 Kaatsbaan Road. Tivoli NY. 845.757.5106
IS HIGHLY CONNECTED TO OUR LAND: FORAGING YOUR DIET
May 14th, Sunday
Many wild edibles are scientifically shown to contain higher and more complete amounts of the nutrients we need to live healthy and balanced lives. Join Andy Dobos and Deneen Bernier of Three Red Trees School of Natural Living as they explore some common, edible plants of Connecticut. Learn to identify them by shape, texture and scent, and discuss preparation methods to please your palate. Non-strenuous hiking, dress appropriately. $15, $12 for IAIS Members
38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-0518.
HAS HER FINGER ON THE PULSE: GRAND OPENING OF TURN PARK ART SPACE
May 14th, Sunday 11AM-5PM
Situated in a former quarry, Turn Park Art Space will be home to a unique collection of outdoor sculptures, as well as ongoing art exhibitions, in addition to hosting live music, contemporary theater and performance. The founders conceived of the space as a connector inspiring exploration and creativity in both children and adults. The ceremony will include a carnivalesque musical happening featuring Doug Fitch, Matti Kovler and members of Floating Tower. Free.
Turn Park Art Space. 2 Moscow Road. West Stockbridge MA 01266
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LOVES A FINER FEAST: MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH AT THE CLARK
May 14th, Sunday 10:30AM–12PM
The Clark is hosting a gourmet brunch prepared by their Executive Chef Dan Hardy. After a long leisurely brunch, walk the beautiful grounds or roam the halls to view their permanent collection and current exhibitions featuring European Prints & Drawings from 1500-1650 and 17th century Dutch masterpieces. The menu includes vegetable frittatas, french toast, smoked salmon, bagels, fresh fruits and house-made pastries. Specialty cocktails include mimosas, bellinis & sparkling wines.
The Clark Art Institute. 225 South Street. Williamstown MA. 413.458.0524
HAS HER TOES IN THE GRASS: SUNSET MEADOW VINEYARD MOTHER’S DAY PICNIC
May 14th, Sunday 11AM-4:30PM
For a lovely no-frills Mother’s Day, simply enjoy the day with excellent boxed lunch picnics from Ciesco Catering, great wine, and one of the best vineyard views in Northwest CT. Or simply pick up one of the picnic lunches to-go and travel along to Mom’s favorite vista or serene surrounding. The menu is available online to pre-order by May 12th.
599 Old Middle Street, Goshen, CT Phone: 860-201-4654.
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