Happening this Week
FIVE SENSES FESTIVAL: POSITIVELY TITILLATING
August 3rd - 5th, Friday - Sunday & August 10 - 11th, Friday - Saturday, Times Vary
Pilobus’s Five Senses festival is an inter-arts celebration with world class concerts, inspired conversations, wellness activities, family fun, and perhaps most importantly, community. Enjoy the wellness activities like a 5 Senses Dawn Meditation and an outdoor yoga class with Pilobus on Friday and Saturday Mornings or partake in the Creative Activities like the Mobile Art Room that promises fun for 3 year olds through 103 year olds using found visual materials, creative movement and music. Talks include André Aciman (author of Call Me By Your Name, now a 2018 Oscar-winning film) and Michael Barker (Co-President and Co-Founder of Sony Pictures Classics) discussing the idea of sense memory and the role that it plays in memoir and writing as well as movie making. Enjoy music from the likes of Béla Fleck and Grammy Award-winning Kiwi Pop Singer, KIMBRA. Each one of these activities would be worth including in its own right for Happening This Week, and all together they amount to one of the most impressive events this year. Free.
Five Senses Festival. 292 Bee Brook Road. Washington CT. 860.868.0538
NORFOLK CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: OPEN HOUSE 2018
August 5th, Saturday, 2PM - 6PM
The Norfolk Festival’s free annual Open House is the perfect way to introduce the next generation to the joys of the Festival and for longtime concertgoers to gain access to the grounds. Take a tour of the Whitehouse while the kids go to their very own concert followed by an Ice Cream Social. Then everyone can come together for a performance from The Frank Vignola Trio. Vignola is one of the world’s most demanded guitarists, playing alongside Ringo Starr, Madonna, Wynton Marsalis and guitar legend Les Paul (who happened to name Vignola to his “Five Most Admired Guitarist List” for the Wall Street Journal). Free.
Norfolk Festival Grounds. 20 Litchfield Road. Norfolk CT. 860.542.3000
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A LINCOLN FAMILY ALBUM: A STAGED READING
August 8th, Wednesday, 5PM
The Lincoln Family Album offers a rare glimpse into the tumultuous private life of artist and sculptor Daniel Chester French’s most famous subject—Abraham Lincoln, and his wife Mary—through personal letters written to one another. Author and noted Lincoln scholar, Harold Holzer, will moderate this staged reading of his book which features prominent local actors Eric Hill and Barbara Sims as President Lincoln and the First Lady. Mr. Holzer’s script traces the embattled couple from the time of their courtship in Illinois until, of course, his untimely death. The performance, staged in French’s studio, will be followed by a wine and cheese reception. Make sure to purchase ahead of time as previous performances of Mr. Holzer’s work have sold out! $40 Members, $50 General.
Chesterwood. 3 Williamsville Road. Stockbridge MA. 413.298.2034.
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HAPPENING NEXT WEEK…
THE ART OF THE MEAL: CURATED DINING
August 10th, Friday, 6-9PM
The Clark is hosting a unique dining experience exploring the interplay between cuisine and art inspired by their summer exhibitions, Women Artists in Paris, 1850–1900and The Art of Iron: Objects from the Musée Le Secq des Tournelles, Rouen, Normandy. Culinary guru Darra Goldstein and Executive Chef Dan Hardy will present a curated meal that explores Europe’s rich and varied gastronomic traditions and the ways in which France inspired chefs and painters alike at a time when Paris was the epicenter of both the art and food worlds. The night begins with private after-hours tours of both exhibitions, personally led by curators Esther Bell and Kathleen Morris, followed by the six-course meal during which Darra Goldstien will lead you through with tastes of Scandinavia, Switzerland, England, America, and Russia, all filtered through the lens of French haute cuisine. $250
The Clark Art Institute. 225 South Street. Williamstown MA. 413.458.2303