Happening this Week
BUILDING FAIRY HOMES & FURNITURE
July 15th, Saturday 10AM – 5PM
Encouraging creativity and creation with a touch of magic, Hancock Shaker Village is inviting families to help build a village within their village for the “spirit and forest creatures" that reside along the property's Farm and Forest trail. Children (and adults too!) will collect and use natural materials to build and furnish a tiny home. On hand will be architects from the established firm Hill Architects, as well as both Hancock Shaker Village and Boston Children’s Museum curators, to provide expert advice. This event offers exposure to historical traditions and conceptual design in addition to the hands-on building of sound structures and playful decor—combining a touch of practical with the mystical. Events are included in the price of admission; Free for Members & Kids 12 and under.
Hancock Shaker Village. 1843 West Housatonic Street. Pittsfield MA. 413.443.0188
IMAGE DOCTORING: DIGITAL PAINTING WITH ADOBE PHOTOSHOP
July 15th, Saturday, 1-3PM
Visual effects artist Sergio DiGirolamo will explore the step-by-step process used in creating digital paintings with Photoshop, the popular photo and graphics editing software. Topics will include reference gathering, collage and color matching, and the methods used to design seamless virtual scenes. DiGirolamo has worked on such film projects as The Belko Experiment, Bad Moms, Barbershop: The Next Cut, Creed, and Black Knight Decoded. Pre-registration recommended. $20, $15 members.
Norman Rockwell Museum. West Stockbridge MA. 413.931.2221
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THERE SHE GOES: BEST WOMEN’S TRAVEL WRITING
July 15th, Saturday 2PM
Two of the country’s most captivating female travel writers will be sharing about their international expeditions and discuss the art of travel writing. Lavinia Spalding, editor of the brand-new 11th volume of The Best of Women’s Travel Writing, has had her work published everywhere from Sunset Magazine and Yoga Journal to the San Francisco Chronicle in addition to the 9th & 10th volumes of The Best Travel Writing. Marcia DeSanctis, whose work has been included in this newest volume (as well as the previous 4), writes about health, beauty and wellness for magazines like Vogue and Town & Country. Author of the New York Times bestseller 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go, DeSanctis is widely published and celebrated, having won Travel Journalist of the year in 2012 for her essays from Rwanda, Russia, Haiti and France.
Kent Town Hall. 41 Kent Boulevard. Kent CT. 860.927.3761
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A FOND FAREWELL: BERKSHIRE CHORAL INTERNATIONAL
July 15th, Saturday 7:30PM Mahler’s Symphony No. 8
July 22nd, Saturday 7:30PM Verdi’s Requiem
After 36 years of yearly performances in its hometown of Sheffield, MA, Berkshire Choral International will be saying goodbye with two farewell concerts. Kent Tritle, will be conducting one of the largest-scale works in the classical concert repertoire, sometimes known as the “Symphony of a Thousand:” Mahler’s Symphony No. 8. The final performance, led by award-winning conductor Tom Hall, offers a satisfactory closing to this chapter in Berkshire Choral’s history as they perform Verdi’s Messa de Requiem…their first ever performance. $20-35
Berkshire School. Jackman L. Stewart Center. 245 N. Undermountain Road. Sheffield MA. 413.229.8526
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FIERY FLAVOR: A GRILL MASTER AT WORK
July 17th, Sunday 10AM - 12:30PM
Witness master griller Lex Taylor as he prepares a dish using local ingredients from nearby Walbridge Farms and talks about his new book ≤i≥Grill Fire: 100+ Recipes & Techniques for Mastering the Flame.≤/i≥ Taylor will offer his expert advice and reveal his secret tricks & techniques that won him Esquire TV’s ≤i≥Next Great Burger≤/i≥ competition.
Merritt Bookstore. 55-57 Front Street. Millbrook NY. 845.677.5857
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