Happening this Week
DAVE DAVIES: CLASSIC ROCKER
April 6, Friday, 8PM
Founding member of the iconic band The Kinks. Rock & Roll Hall of Famer. A Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Right here, in the Northwest Corner. Welcome Dave Davies to the stage of Infinity Hall where he’ll perform the classics like “You Really Got Me” and “All Of The Day and All Of The Night” as well as new material. He may be a bit older, but the man’s still got it. Buy your tickets now—they’re already almost gone. $60-80.
Infinity Hall. 20 Greenwoods Road West. Norfolk CT. 866.666.6306
While in Norfolk discover our favorite things!
WASSAIC SPRING BREAK SOCIAL & SEED SWAP:
SHARING IS CARING
April 7th, Saturday, 1 - 6PM
The creative folks at the Wassaic Project are all for sharing— they host live music, free art workshops for kids each week, creative residencies for artists to collaborate and more. This Saturday, they are hosting the Annual Seed Swap to propagate collaboration, community and, hopefully, some unique seed varieties. Bring any and all seeds you’re willing to swap for other varieties, and if you don’t have seeds to share, come anyway and bring something else to share! The Wassaic Project will also be sharing the work of the artists who are currently participating in their weeklong eTextile Spring Break workshop for those who create at the intersection of technology, crafts and/or textiles. Probably the only place in town (or likely anywhere) you can learn about heritage seeds and electronically-activated color-changing prints. eTextile Social runs all day from 1-6PM, Seed Swap is from 3-4PM. Free.
The Wassaic Project. 37 Furnace Bank Road. Wassaic NY. 347.815.0783
While in Amenia discover our favorite things!
ONE FAIR: A VERY GREEN HOME SHOW
April 7th, Saturday, 10AM - 6PM
The first ever ONEFair is designed to showcase the best products and services for a greener home and the professionals working towards providing the solutions for a greener future. They’ll display cutting-edge electric vehicles, clever reclaimed-source products and perhaps most importantly, conscious connection and hope. Part home show, part community stage with food and family fun. Free.
Basilica Hudson. 110 South Front Street. Hudson NY.
NO NAME WRITING GROUP: HIDDEN TALENTS
April 8th, Sunday 2PM
The No Name Writing Group has met in Washington, CT each week for over 30 years to share and critique the members’ work. On Sunday, the members—including Washington’s Poet Laureate Davyne Versandig—will perform their works for all to enjoy. The group worked together to publish an anthology last year titled This One Has No Name and will be available for purchase! Free.
Hickory Stick Bookshop. 2 Green Hill Road. Washington Depot CT. 860.868.0525
JUNOT DIAZ READING: A VOICE OF A GENERATION
April 9th, Monday, 4PM
Junot Diaz is the author of the critically acclaimed The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao—which also happened to win the 2008 Pulizater Prize, and the National Book Critics Award. He also wrote This is How You Lose Her, a New York Times Bestseller and National Book Award Finalist. He is a recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” and a Guggenheim Fellowship, has won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and is currently the Rudge and Nancy Allen Professer of Writing at MIT. If I sound like a fan girl, that’s because I really am. Mr. Diaz will be reading his works after which he will answer questions and sign books. Certainly worth a trek up to North County, at least for this writer. Free.
Williams College. 62 Center for Theatre & Dance. 1000 Main Street. Williamstown MA. 413.597.2425.