Happening this Week
I/O FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSIC: TOMORROW’S MUSIC TODAY
January 11th - 14th, Thursday - Sunday, times vary
Williams College’s three day I/O Festival of New Music offers a glimpse into the future of music—immersing audiences in the full spectrum of today’s most vital compositional trends and innovative techniques. Dedicated to exploring “new sounds,” you’ll hear exciting, adventurous music that fuses genres, incorporates unexpected objects and challenges traditional uses of traditional instruments. The varied performances have been described as: boundary defying; mysterious and transcendent; and furiously inventive. The festival’s events, held in unexpected performance locations, are designed to open your ears and minds as you experience the music of today. Free.
Williams College. ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance. 1000 Main Street. Williamstown MA. 413.597.2425
THE OPERA HOUSE: THE STORY OF A STORIED VENUE
January 13th, Saturday, 12:55PM and January 17th, Wednesday, 6:30PM
As compelling as the preeminent talent and performance within, is the story behind the Metropolitan Opera’s storied venue. Multiple Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke draws upon rarely seen archival footage, stills, and interviews to tell the interwoven tale of the growth of the Metropolitan Opera, the changing climate in New York City and the artists, architects and politicians shaping life in NYC. Interviews with characters helping Froemke weave her narrative include the Met’s general manager who engineered the company’s move, the unstoppable city planner who bulldozed an entire neighborhood and the architect whose vision was never fully realized. $14, $12 Members.
The Moviehouse. 48 Main Street. Millerton NY. 518.789.0022
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This is a stunning film and should you be unable to attend either of these showings, make sure to attend the screening at The Mahaiwe on Saturday, January 20th at 1PM. $17
STAY FRESH: WINTER FARMER’S MARKETS:
BERKSHIRE GROWN’S WINTER FARMER’S MARKET
January 13th, Saturday 10AM - 2PM
Berkshire Grown is offering a sweet deal for its first market of 2018—the first 50 visitors who bring along a first-time shopper will receive $10 to spend at the market. The best source for the freshest locally grown and produced foods and gifts offering fruits and vegetables, cheeses, meats, breads, preserved foods, and grilled sausages. Bring the whole family and enjoy a delicious lunch, live music and fun activities for the kids. Free.
Monument Valley Middle School. Great Barrington MA. 413.528.0041
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NORFOLK FARMER’S MARKET
January 13th, Saturday 10AM-1PM
For both the best of both Litchfield and Berkshire County, the Norfolk Farmer’s Market attracts the highest quality of vendors offering fresh produce, artisanal treats and more, all locally grown, cooked, baked or crafted. Free.
Norfolk Town Hall. 19 Maple Avenue. Norfolk CT.
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OPEN SEASON: LEARN TO SKI PROGRAM
Now through March 31st, Saturdays and Sundays, times vary
Cross-country skiing has long been one of the area’s most popular winter activities and helps you remain active (and warm) while enjoying the great outdoors this time of year. As the weather warms up this week (relatively speaking of course) head outdoors to spend time with winter wildlife, the bright winter sun and the sounds and smells unique to this season. : beautiful trails and experienced staff are the perfect introduction to the sport, and this year enjoy their Cross Skiing Group Lessons every Saturday and Sunday until March 31st. True beginners can sign up for a three lesson package that includes full-day rental equipment and ski passes at Notchview, $60 - $80; or take a “refresher” lesson includes a day pass and rental equipment $25 - $45.