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Happening this Week

Happening this Week

by CHARLOTTE PENROSE

HGS HOME CHEF: CLASSIC IRANIAN BBQ
August 11th, Saturday, 11AM - 1:30PM

Trying to branch out with your BBQ skills? Take this class with Chef Serge Madikans of Serevan Restaurant in Amenia NY as he introduces you to the classic middle eastern flavors he integrates into his Hudson Valley farm-fresh cuisine. Learn the secrets of grilling perfect kebabs, master the crunch of a classic Persian rice dish and pair it all with a mint sweet-sour refreshing summer drink. Chef Madikans honed his skills in the kitchens of culinary masters like Jean-Georges Vongerichten and David Bouley, and now brings together his heritage as an Armenian born in Tehran and the bountiful ingredients of the Hudson Valley in refined, elegant dishes. $80
HGS Home Chef. 2635 Route 23. Hillsdale NY. 518.325.7000.
While in Hillsdale discover our favorite things!

MEANWHILE IN HILLSDALE… : THE ANNUAL ARTS WALK!
August 11th, Saturday, 10AM - 4PM

Throughout the entire town—along the sidewalks and in the stores, under tents and behind closed doors—the talented artists of the area will be displaying their craft to share with all. Make sure to see the photographs from the owner of local store Passiflora which also boasts Village Scoop Artisanal Ice Cream and Alcohol-Free Bar! Alford-based Bruce Forster both designs and sews amusingly lively and expressive puppets that will be on display alongside the sleek and moody pottery of Ron Miller. The events showcases the town of Hillsdale and all that we create as a tribute to this incredible area.
Throughout the town of Hillsdale NY.
While in Hillsdale discover our favorite things!

WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP: ALL ABOUT TREES
August 11th, Saturday, 1:30 - 4PM

Betsy Rogers Knox will lead this watercolor workshop both in the classroom and in the great outdoors. You’ll learn the basics of drawing trees and their endlessly varied overall shapes, branching and leaf structures. Using water-soluble graphite crayons, you can best capture the illusion of roundness and distance, bringing to life these giant treasures of the woods! Appropriate for ages 12 and up. $35 Members, $60 Non-members.
White Memorial Conservation Center. 80 Whitehall Road. Litchfield CT. 860.567.0857

PLAY WITH FIRE: OPEN-GRILL EXTRAVAGANZA
August 11th, Saturday 3 - 9PM

James Beard award-winning chef Zak Pelaccio of Fish & Game and BackBar is once again thrilled to announce the return of “Play with Fire,” a food event bringing exceptional chefs and bartenders from around the country for a day of cooking over open fire at Fish & Game Farm. The event raises money for The Heirloom Foundation—an organization that helps industry professionals address mental health issues and increase quality of life. Chef Pelaccio loves the collaboration between the chefs and “working with excellent local product in this very elemental way, and bringing together strangers, neighbors and friends to celebrate.” Fish & Game Farm, the 170-acre grounds which provide the produce, poultry and honey to its namesake restaurant, will be the home of the event, with various tents, gathering areas, fire pits, smokers and grills—including the one-of-a-kind grilling apparatuses designed by local sculptor Kris Perry over which the chefs will cook. There will also be live music performed by Club D’Elf. $195 Adults, $95 Children (ages 6-12), and free for children under age 5.
Fish & Game Farm. 623 Fish & Game Road. Hudson NY. 518.82.1500

LIVE FROM THE GUTHRIE CENTER: TALKIN’ GUTHRIE FAMILY
August 15th, Wednesday, 7:30PM

As part of a four-night series called Live from the Guthrie Center: The Talkin’ Series, Arlo Guthrie will be welcoming special musical guests and speakers to be filmed live for broadcast. The guests for this special performance also happen to be very near and dear to Arlo—his children Abe, Cathy, Annie and Sarah Lee Guthrie. With music that evokes a sense of camaraderie among the seeming strangers of an audience, the Guthrie kids are coming together for this performance to play as The Guthrie Family at The Guthrie Center. On stage they share the family traditions passed down through generations in spirit and song. $90 Members, $100 Non-members, $150 VIP tickets (includes a pre-show reception and priority seating).
The Guthrie Center. 2 Van Deusenville Road. Great Barrington MA. 413.528.1955.
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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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