Happening this Week
THE NEW WOMAN IN AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE
August 30th, Thursday, 5:30PM
Author and Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies Fellow Barbara Tepa Lupack, Ph.D., is leading an exploration of the role of magazine illustration and editorial/political cartoons in defining and popularizing the notion of the “New Woman” of the turn of the twentieth century. The resulting emergence in fashion, art and society helped to shape the careers of such female illustrators as Jennie Augusta Brownscombe, Jessie Wilcox Smith, Rose O’Neill, Elizabeth Shippen Green and Violet Oakley. The work of these and others offer surprising insights into the age and culture, especially in the wake of the world war and the advent of the fight for women’s suffrage. The author or editor of more than 25 books, Dr. Lupack is former Academic Dean and Professor of English at SUNY Rochester, and is currently a New York State Public Scholar. Free for Museum members, or included with Museum admission.
Norman Rockwell Museum. 9 Glendale Road - Rte. 183. Stockbridge MA. 413.298.4100.
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FOR AN OL’ FASHIONED LABOR DAY
FIRST ANNUAL KENT CARNIVAL: A REINVENTED CLASSIC EVENT
September 1st, Saturday, 12-3PM
In a conversation with her Outreach Committee, Kent Memorial Library’s Director Sarah Marshall was moved as they reminisced about the positive feeling associated with large town events like the old Fireman’s Fair. She recalled the whole town coming out, sharing about their summers with the kids running about, all set to the tune of live music. Nostalgic indeed but Ms. Marshall has spearheaded this event to reinvent what a community celebration can be today—this time supporting several local non-profit organizations that will share about the role they play in aiding the community at large. The kids will get to Touch-a-Truck, navigate through an obstacle course, enjoy a slide show of oddities and bounce around the bouncy house, while you get to talk to friends old and new. Free.
Golden Falcon Field, 20 North Main Street. Kent CT. 860.927.3761.
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DANCIN’ IN THE DISTRICT: NOT YOUR AVERAGE SQUARE (AF)FAIR
September 1st, Saturday, 6-10PM
Come rain or shine for this community square dance at Alford’s Town Center organized by the Alford Historic District Commission. Enjoy some square dancing to startbthen bust out those freestyle moves of your own to live rock music. Enjoy the family-friendly food of The 413 Grill food truck. The event is BYOFFFC (bring your own friends, family and folding chair) so join in this engaging community celebration. Free.
Alford Town Center. 5 Alford Center Road. Alford MA. 413.528.9997.
STEVE MARTIN & MARTIN SHORT:
AN EVENING YOU WILL FORGET FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE
September 2nd, Sunday, 2:30PM
Comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short have joined forces for their hit show "An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life.” Martin and Short will be joined by the Grammy Award winning bluegrass band, Steep Canyon Rangers, and pianist/keyboardist Jeff Babko—the musical arranger, composer and house band member on ABC TV’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Audiences can expect an evening of nonstop laughs as the duo recall their iconic careers, creative influences and most memorable encounters, uniquely presented though a blend of stand-up, musical numbers and conversations about their lives in show business. The shed is sold out but you can make an afternoon of it out on the lawn—gates open at noon. $32.
Tanglewood. 297 West Street. Lenox MA. 888.266.1200.
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DIANA KRALL: TURN UP THE QUIET WORLD
October 3rd, Wednesday, 8PM
One of the most recognizable names in jazz, the Grammy Award-winning pianist and singer will be bringing her Turn Up the Quiet World Tour to the Palace Theater in Waterbury CT. To date, Ms. Krall’s albums have garnered five Grammy Awards, eight Juno Awards and have earned nine gold, three platinum, and seven multi-platinum album awards. The tour features her stunning new album of the same name—now out on Verve Records—that has received critical praise with People Magazine declaring this music “will have fans falling for her all over again.” Purchase as soon as possible—the best seats are likely to go fast. $71-$137.
The Palace Theater. 100 East Main Street. Waterbury CT. 203.346.2000