Happening this Week
GLAZE AN “EMPTY” BOWL:
FUNDRAISING FOR FISHES AND LOAVES
March 8th - 11th, Thursday - Sunday, Times vary
Village Center for the Arts is donating professionally handmade ceramic bowls for community members to glaze for use in the Loaves & Fishes Food Bank “Empty Bowl” Fundraising Dinner on March 24th, Saturday at 4:30PM. As for this weekend, you simply show up, select a bowl and learn proper glazing procedures from the experts on hand. The bowls you design will then be used for service during the “Empty Bowl” dinner, where you fill them with delicious and nutritious food at the event and then take them home with you. $12 Donation for glazing. $15 Advance ticket to dinner, $20 at the door.
Glazing: Village Center for the Arts. 12 Main Street. New Milford CT. 860-354-4318
Dinner: St. John’s Episcopal Church Hall. 7 Whittlesey Ave. New Milford CT. 203.417.1333
WRITING FIRE: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION
March 9th, Friday, 7 - 8:30PM
Observe International Women’s Day this year by celebrating the female voices compiled in Writing Fire: An Anthology Celebrating the Power of Women’s Words. The book grew out of the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers and offers an intimate window into the strengths, passions and perspectives of more than 75 inspiring and unforgettable female writers. Come listen as fearless women share excerpts from their personal prose and poetry to make sure that their voices can be heard. Free.
The Lenox Library. 18 Main Street. Lenox MA. 413.637.2630
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THE BEETHOVEN CYCLE: A QUARTET’S WORST/BEST FRIEND
March 10th, Saturday, 4PM
This summer at Music Mountain the world-renowned Shanghai Quartet will perform six concerts featuring the full sixteen Beethoven quartets, The Beethoven Cycle. Widely considered the ultimate challenge for a string quartet, Music Mountain’s Artistic Director, Oskar Espina-Ruiz, is proud to present this ambitious program for the first time in decades in our area. In anticipation of this summer’s performances, Mr. Espina-Ruiz has created a special presentation tracing the groundbreaking transformation in Beethoven’s compositional style and the journey from Classical to Romantic era in music throughout the 16 pieces. Free.
Scoville Memorial Library. 38 Main Street. Salisbury CT.
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Additional presentations of this lecture will occur on March 24th at 4PM at the Hotchkiss Library and on April 20th at 7PM at the Pine Plains Library.
THE ART OF NATURAL DYES: NATURAL BEAUTY
March 11th, Sunday 1-4PM
Join local artist Brece Honeycutt as she demonstrates how to create and use plant-based dyes for paper and cloth, just as she does in her own artwork. During the workshop you’ll create a naturally-died silk scarf with pattern stitching and dyes pulled from winter-collected plans and produce. Connect with nature and cultivate beauty by celebrating all that is has to offer. The event is recommended for adults and older teens. $15-25
Bartholomew’s Cobble. 105 Weatogue Road. Ashley Falls MA. 413.298-3239 x3016
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LAVERNE COX: AIN’T I A WOMAN
March 12th, Monday 7:30PM
Laverne Cox is a celebrated and award-winning transgender actress, producer and equal rights advocate. Best known for her role as Sophia Burset on the Netflix series Orange is The New Black, she is an Emmy-nominated actress, Emmy-winning producer and the first Trans woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television show. Ms. Cox has used her powerful voice to advocate for an underrepresented community and will raise it again to discuss her journey to womanhood and to equal rights activism. The event is open to the public and general public seating begins at 7PM. Free.
Williams College. Chapin Hall. 62 Chapin Hall Drive. Williamstown MA.
HUDSON VALLEY RESTAURANT WEEK: FEASIBLE FEASTS
March 12th - 25th, Monday - Sunday
Restaurant week is the perfect excuse to plan an impromptu date night slightly beyond your normal radius or maybe even a staycation near home. During restaurant week, participating restaurants design 3-course prix-fixe lunch for $22.95 and/or dinner for $32.95. Make sure to take advantage of this deal and treat yourself to a meal at the recently re-juvenated historic estate Troutbeck in Amenia, where New American farm-to-table cuisine is sourced from local purveyors and the results are sublime. For a complete list of participating restaurants or more information, visit the The Valley Table website.
Troutbeck Estate. 515 Leedsville Road. Amenia NY. 845.789.1555
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