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Happening this Week

Happening this Week

by Charlotte Penrose

February 8th, Thursday, 7PM 

Paul Sparrow is an award-winning television journalist and filmmaker, the former deputy director of Washington DCs Newseum, and now, Director of the FDR Presidential Library and Museum. In his spare time he’s also somehow manages to be an adjunct professor at John’s Hopkins University and one of the leading experts on the impact of digital media and the role of technology in cultural institutions. Come listen to Paul’s stories from his production days at the Discovery Channel, his time designing all the interactive exhibits at the Newseum, founding the University of Maryland’s Future of Information Alliance and leading one of America’s most important institutions. $15.
47 East Market Street. Rhinebeck NY. 845.876.1655 gallery@rhinebeck.

February 8th, Thursday, 6PM

Lakeville native Allen Blagden’s masterful watercolors are renowned for their compositions, technique and, of course, color. Blagden trained with his father (an art teacher at Hotchkiss), began painting in 1948 and never stopped. His journey has led him to the National Serengeti Park in Kenya, the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC, the South of France, Ireland, his beloved Adirondacks and Maine. Following in the traditions of Winslow Homer and Andrew Wyeth, his works, held in museum collections across the United States and by countless private collectors, are timeless classics embodying an intense sensitivity and precision.
The White Hart Inn 15 Undermountain Road Salisbury CT 06068
While in Salisbury discover our favorite things!

February 90th, 6:30PM

Chefs Brian Alberg and Max Kiperman have designed an exciting dinner featuring the “New California” wine producers, headed by winemakers who focus on site-specific small production wines of exceptional quality. California is more than just Napa Valley! Explore the wines from the Santa Cruz mountains, Petaluma Gap and Santa Barbara. The event begin at 6:30PM with a Champ Sparkling Wine reception and hors d’oeuvres followed by the sit-down dinner at 7PM with wines and commentary by Sarah Berry and Dan Thomas, the Red Lion Inn’s Wine Director. Call for reservations. $75
The Red Lion Inn. 30 Main Street. Stockbridge MA. 413.298.5545
While in Stockbridge discover our favorite things!

February 10th, Saturday 9:30AM-2:30PM

I’m pretty certain the first week in February is the official date that New Years Resolutions are abandoned (if, of course, you were ambitious enough to make one in the first place.) Yoga instructor Gabriele Davis is leading a day-long retreat encouraging participants to settle into a place of quiet connection through reflecting on and releasing activities of the past year now that the frenetic energy of the new year has finally begun to settle down. Bring a journal to collect your thoughts and intentions as you embrace 2018 with hope, clarity and focus. All ages are welcome! $75
Wisdom House. 229 East Litchfield Road. Litchfield CT. 860.567.3163


February 13th, Tuesday, 6PM

It’s time for the annual Berkshire Symphony Student Soloist Competition, which means that 17 young, exceptionally talented Williams College vocalists and instrumentalists will take the stage to audition for their chance to perform alongside the Berkshire Symphony. The competition is hosted by conductor of the Berkshire Symphony, Ronald Feldman, and the winners will be selected by a distinguished panel of professional musicians. Students select their own piece but it must be a movement from a concerto, a single-movement work, a concert or operatic aria or song cycle for soloist and orchestra. Go support these budding artists, and who knows…you might even be privy to an early performance of the next Yo-Yo Ma!
Williams College. Bernhard Music Center. 54 Chapin Hall Drive. Williamstown MA. 413.597.2127

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