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Happening this Week

Happening this Week

by CHARLOTTE PENROSE

PLAN SHOOT EDIT: BE ON TV
April 19th, Thursday

The staff at CTV-192, New Milford’s local channel, wants to show you how to create better videos. During this 45 minute presentation, you can learn how to plan, shoot and edit a local production to share on CTV-192 and the web. They offer advanced and custom training courses to community members wanting to capture local events and content of their own creation. No experience necessary, just bring your enthusiasm and register in advance. Free
New Milford Public Library. 24 Main Street. New Milford CT. 860.355.1191.

A DAY AT THE MUSEUM:
FROM CHEESE TO HIP HOP TO PRISON ART

April 21st, Saturday

11AM-10PM Programs this Saturday at the Berkshire Museum include the Funkdation! Hip Hop Festival of the Berkshires, a cheese session with the folks from Guido’s and a lecture by artist, author and educator Phyllis Kornfield about her experience leading art classes in prisons across the country.

11AM-12PM Through a guided tasting of a selections of cow’s milk cheeses, participants will explore texture, aroma and flavor while learning how milk is transformed into an array of different styles of cheese. Also discussion as to how to select perfectly ripe cheeses, the best way to enjoy various types of cheese and how to keep your cheese investments fresh and delicious. Cheese tasting is free with admission.

3PM-4PM Phyllis Kornfield has been working closely with incarcerated men and women for 35 years—from county jail to death row—offering the transformative experience of creating art. She’ll take you through the powerful drawings, paintings and objects created by the people she met that inspired her book, Cellblock Art: Set Free in the Penitentiary. $10 OLLI Members, $15 Non-members.

3PM-10PM Watch as the most talented hip hop dancers in the area, ranging from age 5-17, face off against each other in front of three expert judges for a spot in the championship event later this spring. Enjoy an exhibition performance by two of New York City’s top dance groups: Full Circle Crew vs. XFenz. Hip Hop festival tickets $10.
Berkshire Museum. 39 South Street (Rte. 7). Pittsfield MA. 413.443.7171

CAPITOL STEPS
April 21st, Sunday, 8PM

The Capitol Steps return to the Warner Theatre with an all-new show satirizing the current administrations’ antics through farce and song. The Washington Post says of the show: “an oasis of good-natured ribbing in a fiercely partisan world. The entire audience, Republicans and Democrats alike, roared with laughter.” And since the group finds it laughs in materials ripped from today’s and tomorrow’s headlines, you never know whether Bannon, Kellyanne, Michael Cohen or Kim Jong-un might appear from Mar-A-Lago or the white house.
Warner Theatre Main Stage. 68 Main Street. Torrington CT. 860.489.7180

HOTCHKISS GOSPEL CHOIR PRESENTS GOSPELFEST 2018!
April 22nd, Sunday, 3PM

Now in it’s 17th year, Gospelfest 2018 brings together the gospel choirs of boarding schools in the area, this lively, joyous gathering will be raising money to benefit Habitat for Humanity. The gospel choirs from Hotchkiss, Westover, Taft and South Kent are coming together in a performance that offers a release and relief from daily burdens. Led by charismatic music director Michael Whitney Brown, Gospelfest is an event that strengthens and deepens our community’s ties.
Hotchkiss School 11 Interlaken Road. Lakeville CT. 860.435.2591
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Have you attended one of our Happening This Week events recently? What did you think? We would love your feedback. Email: cpenrose@berkshirestyle.com

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