Happening this Week
ALLIUM 10TH ANNIVERSARY WEEK
May 17th - May 20th, Wednesday - Saturday
Proprietor Nancy Thomas and her team are celebrating the 10th Anniversary of their restaurant, local standout Allium, with events all week long. On Wednesday evening, “Tales of a Berkshire Cocktail” will honor their local craft beverage program, and on Friday & Saturday the menu will be a “History of Allium Shared Plates.” Don’t miss Thursday’s tribute to the local farmers offering community-style dining, a 50% discount for farmers and community favorites like Okie Burgers (true to Nancy’s Oklahoma roots). See website for event details and call for reservations.
Allium. 42 Railroad Street. Great Barrington MA. 413.528.2118.
While in Great Barrington discover our favorite things!
SELECTIVE MEMORY: THEATREWORKS PRSESENTS MARJORIE
May 18th, Thursday 7:30-10PM
In the age of artificial intelligence, 85-year-old Marjorie has hired a handsome young man programmed to regale her with stories from her life. As her own jumbled memories fail her, the play begs the question: what would we chose to remember, or forget, given the chance? Playwright Jordan Harrison is immensely successful in this elegant, sparse play about human identity, personal narratives and the barriers as to what technology can replace. Free.
TheatreWorks New Milford. 5 Brookside Ave. New Milford CT. 860.350.6863.
INSTRUCTIVE INSTRUMENTS: DEBUT PARTY GUITAR EXHIBITION
May 19th, Friday 5:30-7:30PM
A traveling exhibition sponsored by the National Guitar Museum, Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World, will be landing in Pittsfield at the Berkshire Museum for the duration of the summer. Join in for some electric fun with live music from Berkshire Jazz Collective featuring Andy Wrba, chart-topping food from Just Kickin' It Bar-B-Que, and complimentary beer, wine and signature cocktails. Non-members: $40 Adults, $20 Child; Members: $35 Adult, $15 Child.
Berkshire Museum. 39 South Street. Pittsfield MA. 413.443.7171.
SEEDS OF PRESTIGE:
12TH ANNUAL GREAT TOMATO CELEBRATION
May 19th-21st, Friday-Sunday 9AM-5PM
Each year at the end of May, the White Flower Farm puts its vast selection of Tomato tomato seedlings (over 130 varieties, including treasured Heirlooms and top-rated modern hybrids) as well as other vegetable seedlings. The Farm has selected this date as the ideal time for planting in our area—the threat of frost has usually passed and it gives the plants in the ground the longest possible growing season. Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase, as well as savory herbs, veggie plants, garden products and anything else one needs for a kitchen garden!
White Flower Farm. 167 Litchfield Rd., Litchfield, CT. 800.503.9624
BBQ & BOOKS: AN OMI READING
May 20th, Saturday 5 PM
With residencies ranging from one week to two months, Writers Omi has offered hundreds of writers and translators an inspiring location to work—a 300 acre campus with views of the Catskill Mountains. This current distinguished group of global creators will share their works with visitors, after which everyone will gather for a BBQ feast and reception with the writers. Arrive early to explore the Fields Sculpture Park and Architecture Omi and to roam the expansive grounds. Free. Donations encouraged.
Omi International Arts Center. 1405 Country Route 22. Ghent NY. 518.392.4747.