Happening this Week
10TH ANNUAL FREE FUN FRIDAY: CULTURE AT NO COST
June 29th, Friday, times vary
The Mount, the Clark Art Institute and Berkshire Theatre Group’s Colonial Theatre are waiving admission fees and opening their doors to all! Perfect for families, each of these landmarks will be offering special activities, snacks, drinks and a lot of free fun. At the Colonial Theatre, the Berkshire Theatre Group’s 2018 Acting Interns will be performing You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Revised)—where the classic peanuts gang comes to life in a heartwarming revue of vignettes and songs. Take a look at each venue’s website for more information about hours.
The Mount. 2 Plunkett Street. Lenox MA. 413.551.5100
Clark Art Institute. 22 South Street. Williamstown MA. 413.458.2303
The Colonial Theatre. 111 South Street. Pittsfield MA. 413.997.4444
While in Lenox discover our favorite things!
AUTHOR TALK WITH SIMON WINCHESTER:
PRECISION AND PROGRESS
June 29th, Friday, 7:15 - 8:15PM
Simon Winchester—New York Times bestselling author—tackles an enormous question is his newest work, The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World. Winchester traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age through the notion of “precision,” thoughtfully toeing the line of homage to our history and concerns for our future. Come and ask as many questions you can—if there’s anyone to help us learn from our past, it’s the journalist who experienced Bloody Sunday from Ireland, a Watergate-flooded D.C., the Soviet-backed coup in Afghanistan and the trials of bee-keeping. Did I not mention he’s also a resident of the Berkshires? Free.
Bushnell-Sage Library. 48 Main Street. Sheffield MA. 413.229.7004
While in Sheffield discover our favorite things!
ALL STYLES DANCE BATTLE: A PILLOW FIGHT
July 1st, Sunday, 8PM
Jacob’s Pillow festival artists, participants at The School of Jacob’s Pillow along with other regional talents will be competing in an “All Styles Dance Battle” with returning host Ephrat “Bounce” Ashore. With proceeds supporting the Jacob’s Pillow Community Engagement Programs, this kind of showcase of talent can’t be found anywhere but the Pillow. Be a part of the action as you circle around some of the best dancers across multiple genres as they battle it out in front of a panel of surprise judges. $25
Jacob’s Pillow. 358 George Carter Road. Becket MA. 413.243.0745
OPEN YOUR EYES STUDIO TOUR: ACCESS TO THE ARTS
June 30th, Saturday, 10AM - 5PM and July 1st, Sunday, 10AM - 4PM
For these two days 30 artists will open their studios and creative processes to the public as participants tour and explore throughout Cornwall, Warren and Goshen, CT.
Artists’ range in mediums includes stained glass, hand-sewn upholstered furniture, artisan straw weaving, and the artists include a presidential bust and monument sculptor and a painter who has been a guest on the Colbert Show. Pick up your map, brochure and driving direction packets and make sure to sign in at each studio location. The tours are free, but signing up in advance gets you access to the Saturday’s After Party from 5 - 7PM and much appreciated support to the Open Your Eyes Tours.
Start at 25 Kent Road South. Cornwall CT. 860.618.0075
While in Cornwall discover our favorite things!
4TH OF JULY IN LITCHFIELD CT: GOOD OLE’ FASHIONED FUN
July 4th, Wednesday, 2:15 - 4:30PM
Celebrate this Independence Day with old-fashioned lawn games, ice cream and a pet parade. Getting back to beloved American traditions, compete in egg & spoon races, a sunflower seed spitting contest and other pre-21st century favorites. To be considered for the awards up for grabs, register your pets for the parade prior to 2:15PM. The event is free and open to all, with or without pets!
Litchfield History Museum and Town Green. 7 South Street. Litchfield CT. 860.567.4501