Happening this Week
LIDIA BASTIANICH: A POT, A PAN AND A BOWL
December 1st, Wednesday, 8PM
Just in time for the holidays, Lidia Bastianich makes Italian cooking easy for everyone with this new, beautifully designed, easy-to-use cookbook. The book contains more than 100 homey, simple recipes that require fewer steps and ingredients (not to mention fewer dirty pots and pans), without having to sacrifice any flavor. The beloved TV chef will be joined by James Beard award-winning author, Carla Lalli Music, for this conversation about her new book and her life in the kitchen. Free. Signed copies of the book available for purchase.
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HANCOCK HOLIDAYS: WONDERFILLED NIGHTS
December 2nd - 29th, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, 5 - 8PM
This December the oldest Shaker Village in New England will sparkle during Hancock Holiday Nights—a new multi-sensory experience that is sure to become a Berkshire tradition. Enjoy the stunning art light projects from artist Joe Wheaton, festive decorations adorning the village and holiday music. During this lantern-lit stroll you’ll be able to say goodnight to the sheep, donkeys, other animals and gather together around the fire-pit for holiday beverages. $20 Adults, $10 Kids 6 - 18, Free for 5 & Under.
Hancock Shaker Village. 1843 Housatonic Street. Pittsfield MA. 413.443.0188.
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25TH ANNIVERSARY WINTER WALK: CITY-WIDE CELEBRATION
December 4th, Saturday, 5 - 8PM
Hudson’s 25th annual Winter Walk will light up the early December night once more with stunning storefront displays, roaming carolers, street performers, food, drinks and a magical fireworks display over the Hudson River. Enjoy the holiday tree lighting as well as a Menorah Lighting Ceremony, a performance by HFO Brass Quartet and a visit with Santa Claus who will be gifting each child a free, age-specific book! While Winter Walk officially concludes with the outdoor dance on Warren Street, the celebration will continue with a Holiday Honky-Tonk After Party. Free.
Locations throughout Hudson NY
Event begins at the First Presbyterian Church. 369 Warren Street. Hudson NY.
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ARTIST WALK WITH ANNE THOMPSON: TRAIL SIGNS
December 5th, Sunday, 2:30 - 3:30PM
Join local artist Anne Thompson for a walk through her outdoor exhibition, Trail Signs, on the beautiful grounds of The Clark Art Institute to be followed by a campfire with s’mores. Anne Thompson has long explored the shifting meaning of signs and symbols in social settings. For this exhibition she has used the trail kiosks around the Clark for a rotating installation, displaying new sets of her bold, black & white posters every two weeks, for a total of forty-eight unique prints. As striking as they are mysterious, Thompson’s signs invite open-ended and ephemeral encounters on the trails. Free.
The Clark Art Institute. 225 South Street. Williamstown MA. 413.458.2303.
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JANE LYNCH & KATE FLANNERY: A SWINGIN’ LITTLE CHRISTMAS
December 10th, Friday, 8PM
What do you get when you mix one part cabaret, one part comedy and one helping of Christmas kitsch? A Swingin’ Little Christmas of course! Join Emmy Award-winning actress Jane Lynch and Kate Flannery from The Office fame, along with Tim Davis and The Tony Guerrero Quintet for this fun, fresh twist on the Christmas specials of the ‘50s and ‘60s. When they first released their holiday album, titled A Swingin’ Little Christmas, it was a huge hit and reached Billboard’s Top 10 Adult Contemporary chart. These top-notch talents will surely jingle your bells and get you in the holiday spirit faster than a glass of eggnog! $40 - $105.
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center. 14 Castle Street. Great Barrington MA. 413.528.0100.