Happening this Week
SONDHEIM’S FOLLIES: FOLLY OF YOUTH AND DREAMS
November 16th, Thursday 7PM
It’s New York in 1971 and the “Follies” girls have gathered at Weismann Theatre the night before it will be demolished and thirty years after their final performance there to reminisce about the past and lie about the present… And so the stage is set for another genius Sondheim production. Based on the book by James Goldman, this classic musical has been given new life under the direction of Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors) and a brilliant cast of thirty-seven led by bold performances from Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton as the Follies. With rave reviews from the New York Times, Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, this brilliant production captures the bleak and the beautiful as Sondheim so poignantly did. $16-21
The Moviehouse. 48 Main Street. Millerton NY. 518.789.0022
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SHERMAN CHRISTMAS FAIR & MARKETPLACE:
FESTIVE FAMILY FUN
November 17th, Friday 6-9PM
November 18th, Saturday 10AM-5PM
Get your Christmas spirit revving early with Sherman’s Annual Christmas Fair and Marketplace. The event has grown to include handcrafted vendor booths for everything from fiber crafts and specialty chocolates to hypoallergenic Alpaca products and custom Energy Bead Bracelets. This is a perfect event for the whole family; kids can enjoy an “Everybody Wins” Wheel of Fortune Game & “Santa’s Satellite Workshop” while you shop, your pet can enjoy a table dedicated exclusively to “Goodies for our Furry Friends” and book in advance for a time slot to get a picture with Santa in! Throw in “Cookies by the Pound,” handmade candy, hourly raffle gift baskets and homemade chili and soups…that can’t be beat!
Holy Trinity Church. 15 Route 37 CENTER. Sherman CT. 860.354.1414
DAVID GROVER: MUSICAL FAVORITES FOR KIDS AND FAMILY
November 18th, Saturday 11AM
December 9th, Saturday 11AM
Leader of Arlo Guthrie’s band, Pittsfield native and a personal favorite of my youth, David Grover will be giving two free performances for children this winter accompanied by his daughter Jessica. David has performed with and written for many talented musicians including Pete Seeger and Doc Watson. His ability to connect with people of all ages creates makes him a rousing crowd pleaser as he can read an audience to capture the attention of the parents and children alike. Free.
Berkshire Theatre Group. 111 South Street. Pittsfield MA. 413.997.4444
A LANDSCAPE TRANSFORMED: THE AMES IRON WORKS
November 18th, Saturday 4-5PM
A rare, newly restored lithograph advertising the work done at Ames Iron Works will be unveiled at this talk from historian Lou Bucceri. During the 19th century, the areas around the Great Falls of the Housatonic River were highly industrialized and lucrative commercial operations. Fast forward to the 21st century, the areas are now protected woodlands and have been returned to their original function as “nature.” Bucerri will talk about the downfall of the Iron Works, the depressed local economy and ultimately the transformation into recreational woodlands that we value so highly in this area today. Free.
Scoville Memorial Library. 38 Main Street. Salisbury CT. 860.435.2838
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THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES:
MEG WOLITZER AND HEIDI PITLOR
November 19th, Sunday 4-5PM
Join acclaimed bestselling author Meg Wolitzer and fellow series editor Heidi Pitlor for a discussion of the latest volume of The Best American Short Stories. Wolitzer and Pitlor will offer insight into their selections for this year’s volume of the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest fiction and nonfiction shorts. They will answer the most frequently asked questions: What makes a short story the “best?” What are the trends in current fiction? And what did they look for in selecting the stories that appear in this book? Free for Members, $10.
The Mount. 2 Plunkett Street. Lenox MA. 413.551.5111
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