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Happening this Week

Happening this Week

by Charlotte Hunter Penrose

January 18th, Thursday 7-8PM

In his eye-opening book The Evolution of Beauty, Yale University ornithologist and MacArthur Fellowship recipient Richard Prum maintains that Darwin’s sexual selection is not simply a reflection a result of the functional aspects of natural selection, but rather a co-evolution of arbitrary aesthetic characteristics of males and female attraction. From his 30 years of fieldwork, he has concluded it is the aesthetic preferences of women and consequent derision pleasure in this beauty that drives evolution of males in allspecies—and that of course includes humans. In this framework, human females have long been dictating the changes in male bodies, and even maleness itself, through evolutionary time. Think bower birds, peacocks, human men and more. Wine and cheese to follow and books will be available for purchase and signing. Don’t forget to register online or by calling as space is limited! Free.
Oliver Wolcott Library. 160 South Street. Litchfield CT. 860.567.8030.

Thursday, January 18 at 7:30PM

Shane Torres is a stand up comedian and writer who you may have seen performing on Conan, Last Comic Standing and IFC’s Comedy Bang Bang. One of Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch in 2012, Shane has performed at many festivals all over the country including Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival, Montreal Just For Laugh’s New Faces and many more. Watch him perform live at the spirited Comedy Garage, hosted by Madelyn Gardner in the lobby of the Colonial Theatre. After the show, head down the street to Methuselah Bar & Lounge and show your Comedy Garage ticket for a $5 beverage. Make sure to arrive early this event and book in advance if you can! $5
The Garage. Colonial Theater Lobby. 111 South Street. Pittsfield MA. 413.997.4444

January 19th, Friday 11:30AM-2PM

Join guest chef and best-selling author, Terry Walters, for a cooking class that will inspire, motivate and empower you to make a clean start in 2018. Together you’ll create and enjoy recipes that are cleansing, strengthening, anti-inflammatory, heart-healthy, gut friendly, and most importantly, quick, nutritious and delicious. Walters makes it easy, so you can enjoy good health and feel great all year long. Preliminary menu features... Millet Bean Patties with Sundried Tomatoes and Herbs – Spicy Smoked Paprika Aioli – Roasted Shallot Miso Broccoli – Maple Roasted Carrots with Cumin and Blood Orange – Zesty Carrot Daikon Fermented Pickles (make-and-take) – Pumpkin Pudding with Ginger Cashew Cream. Class is vegan and gluten-free. $125
The Silo. 44 Upland Road. New Milford CT. 860.355.0300

January 20th. Saturday 9AM-12PM

Our area’s Hemlock trees really need your help! Come and learn about the threat of hemlock woolly adelgid with Laurel Gailor, Coordinator for the Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM). The training will focus on identifying hemlock wooly adelgid and reporting their location using the iMapInvasives mobile application.The first part of the training will take place at Local 111 and after Laurel’s presentation, we’ll head over to High Falls Conservation Area to learn how to spot active hemlock wooly adelgid infestations. Snacks and drinks will be provided courtesy of Local 111! Free
Local 111. 111 Main Street. Philmont NY. 518.392.5252


February 15 - March 4

Ticket’s for the final performance of this year’s festival are already completely sold out. Don’t miss your chance to see this fast-paced, modern approach to theatre. Travel from the Louvre to a closet for a game of “seven minutes in heaven to the Chandela Temples in India all in 10-minute segments. $15-25
Sydelle & Lee Blat Performing Arts Center. St. Germain Stage. 36 Linden Street. Pittsfield MA. 413.236.8888

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