Happening this Week
Included this week are a number of interactive, creative performances and cultural experiences. In informal and unexpected settings—outdoors along city streets, among the lush grounds of an historic property—participants are just as essential as the performers and hosts of the events.
JACOB’S PILLOW, BERKSHIRE THEATER GROUP & GOOD EATS: PITTSFIELD’S 3RD THURSDAY
July 20th, Thursday, 5-8PM
This month’s food theme would be reason enough to attend Upstreet Pittsfield's award-winning street festival, 3rd Thursdays. Dozens of food vendors and Upstreet restaurants will be selling their delectables and Big Elm Brewing will host a Pop-Up Beer Garden. Add in a Jacob’s Pillow Pop-Up performance featuring Eiko Otake: A Body with site-specific choreography that will travel throughout the 3rd Thursday streetscape. This month’s event is simply not to be missed! Otake’s performance begins at 5:30pm at 141 North Street. In addition, Palace Park will be converted into a veritable theater including performances of Berkshire Theater Group’s The Music Man and Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park’s Twelfth Night premiering later in the evening at the Pittsfield Common. Visit Discover Pittsfield’s website for specific times and locations, in addition to other events occurring.
Downtown Pittsfield MA. Upstate Cultural Distrist. 413.499.9348,
YOUR INNER ROCK STAR:
A HANDS-ON VINTAGE GUITAR EXPERIENCE
July 22nd, Saturday 11AM-1PM
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play and experiment with the guitars featured in Berkshire Museum’s Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World exhibition. Explore the tones and quality of more than 15 iconic vintage acoustic and electric guitars as you handle them yourself, and appreciate these designs that played a crucial role in the development of the instrument. Free with regular Museum admission. Seating is limited, so make sure to call for reservations!
Berkshire Museum. Pittsfield MA. 413.443.7171 x 360
DAILY ARRANGEMENT WITH ARTST PORTIA MUNSON
July 22nd, Saturday 11:30AM
Join artist Portia Munson as she mines the gardens of Daniel Chester French to be used in the creation of an original print reflecting what is in bloom that day. Sourcing materials for her art from her own flower garden and woodlands surrounding her Catskill home, Ms. Munson collects flora and fauna to use in mandala-like arrangements on her flatbed scanner to create magnificent color prints. Free with museum admission.
Chesterwood. 4 Williamsville Road. Stockbridge MA. 413.298.3579
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EAT AND DRINK AND PLAY ALL DAY: TOTAL BEACON IMMERSION
July 22nd, Saturday 12-6PM
Don’t miss the first Immersion event with Brooklyn Brewery outside of NYC along one of the most picturesque Main Streets in America. Band together with other Immersion-goers as you explore the great bars, delicious restaurants, lovely boutiques and creative spaces in this daylong adventure full of unique experiences. Tickets include: free Brooklyn Brewery beer at four classic watering holes; discounts at Beacon’s best boutiques and discounted admission at Storm King Art Center, Dia:Beacon. Purchase tickets online. $15; $25 includes lunch from one of four participating restaurants.
Main Street. Beacon NY. 718.486.7422
A MOST CREATIVE GATHERING: THE 2017 PILOBUS BALL
July 22nd, Saturday 6-11PM
Pilobolus, the international dance and bespoke entertainment company headquartered in Washington Depot CT is proud to announce that their annual summer ball will be hosted at Troutbeck following a major renovation to reanimate this iconic destination. An historic meeting ground for creative thinkers of days past, Troutbeck now seeks to serve new generations of artists and changemakers. Guests of the 2017 Pilobolus Ball will experience locally sourced foods, dance with Pilobolus dancers and see interactive, site-specific performances throughout the lush estate grounds. Tickets start at $125; purchase online or over the phone.
Troutbeck. 515 Leedsville Road. Amenia NY. 330.697.0775
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