Happening this Week
PARTY AT THE PALACE: DEFINING DECADES
May 18th, Friday, 5PM
Celebrate the culmination of the Palace Theater’s 2017–2018 season with a one-of-a-kind experience exploring a century of good times throughout six different spaces each buzzing with decade-themed entertainment, cocktails and food stations. Journey from room to room, decade to decade starting with a Classic Rock fest with band FourPeace, a 1940s-era Cotton Club at the Poli Club with the Avery Sharpe Trio and DJs spinning for the 80s and 90s dance party. Whatever decade defines your good times, this evening has it all! $75
Palace Theater. 100 E. Main Street. Waterbury CT. 203.346.2000
MILLBROOK LITERARY FESTIVAL: BOOKS ABOUND
May 19th, Saturday, 10AM - 5PM
The Millbrook Literary Festival is bringing together more than fifty thought-provoking and entertaining authors and illustrators, from nationally-recognized names to the local winners of young writers awards, to participate in almost twenty panels, workshops and conversations. Events range from Honorary Chair and Editor Emeritus of Simon & Schuster Michael Korda sharing experiences during his fifty years working with everyone from Cher to Presidents Nixon and Reagan, to local Duchess County Poet Laureate, Gold, offering a workshop session on delivering engaging performances and finding your own voice. Free.
Millbrook Library. 3 Friendly Lane. Millbrook NY. 845.677.3611
While in Millbrook discover our favorite things!
HOME SWEET HOME: HISTORIC OPEN HOUSE DAY
May 19th, Saturday,10AM-4PM
The Trustees’ public gardens are a living documentary of Massachusetts horticulture and design traditions and many are part of the landscapes of the Trustee’s five lovingly restored historic Berkshire homes. The Ashley House (Sheffield) and The Folly at Field Farm (Williamstown) are open to the public only this special day each year. The day will also mark the launch of the children’s garden at The William Cullen Bryant Homestead (Cummington) and the first chance to tour the brand-new greenhouse, newly restored Chinese Garden and a monarch butterfly “seed bomb” activity for kids at Naumkeag (Stockbridge). Free.
Locations vary throughout North and South Berkshire County.
TONY KUSHNER ON LEONARD BERNSTEIN: MUSICAL ADVOCACY
May 19th, Saturday, 7:30PM
Presented as part of the worldwide Leonard Bernstein centenary celebration, playwright and screenwriter Tony Kushner—best known for his Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play Angels In America and his screenplay for the 2012 film Lincoln—will be sitting down with theater critic Alisa Solomon. Kushner will talk about his relationship to the music of Leonard Bernstein as he is currently working with Stephen Spielberg to develop a screenplay of Bernstein’s West Side Story. Like Bernstein, Kushner is a powerful advocate for social change in his life and work and asks audiences to identify with the marginalized through humanizing acts of imagination. $25
The Fischer Center. Manor Avenue. Annandale-On-Hudson NY. 845.758.7900
IS183 DANCE PARTY: CAMP KITCHYKINKY
May 19th, Saturday,
Always with the cleverest themes and most entertaining results, this year’s IS183 dance party, silent auction and dinner is filled with nostalgia galore taking you back to summer camp at “Camp Eisner." You’ll encounter those ever-annoying Cry Baby Boy Scouts, the spoiled teen queens roasting s'mores, bookish bunkmates and, most importantly, embrace the feel-good vibes that have reverberated around the Berkshire mountains and attracted adventurers, artists and creative thinkers for decades. At 6PM Chef Brian Alberg, or rather the Troop Leader of the canteen at Main Street Hospitality, will bring to the table only the best Berkshire ingredients and for dessert, something that can always be found at camp—marshmallows and tears. The dance party will follow with multimedia artist installations and some good ole’ fashioned camp spirit. $35 - $75 (does not include dinner), $225 and up (get your canteen meal).
Shuttle buses leaving from Hotel on North, Porches and the Red Lion Inn will take you straight to Camp Eisner so freshen up on those campfire sing-alongs!