Happening this Week
GLASS MENAGERIE: LOW PRICE PREVIEWS
October 3rd - 5th, Wednesday - Friday,
Enjoy discounted tickets for the preview performances of the Barrington Stage Company’s presentation of Tennessee Williams’ timeless play, The Glass Menagerie. This autobiographical memory play—though it hardly needs an introduction—centers on frustrated writer Tom, his mother, Amanda, who is fighting for her children’s future while lost in memories of her Southern Belle past and his painfully shy sister, Laura. Reality and illusion collide when a rare visit from a gentleman caller upsets the balance of the Wingfield family in one of the greatest American plays of the 20th century. $20-30.
Boyd-Quinson MainStage. 30 Union Street. Pittsfield MA. 413.236.8888
PLANNING THE LATE SEASON GARDEN: BARN TALK
October 6th, Saturday, 9:30 - 11AM
Page Dickey is a garden writer, lecturer and designer, having written extensively on garden and garden design. Today she’ll share her tips with you, recommending the perennials, shrubs and small trees to buy and plant in your garden for fall interest. Though the season can often be overlooked, with Page’s help you’ll have plenty to marvel at this fall. $25 Members, $35 Nonmembers
Hollister House Garden. 300 Nettleton Hollow Road. Washington CT. 860.868.2200
SHAKER KITCHEN DAY: FOOD VALUES
October 6th, Saturday, 10AM-5PM
Food has always been an important part of the Shaker way of life, reflecting the Shakers’ beliefs in simplicity, wholesomeness and excellence.For the first time since 1983, the Shaker Kitchen Festival will once again be held in the Great Kitchen of the Brick Dwelling. There will be food guest speakers like Patricia Harrison and David Lyon (Boston Globe correspondents and Hungry Traveler bloggers), demos, tours and tastes. And, at 2PM, you can compete (or eat) in the Cookie Competition for a highly selective panel of judges—a panel of Berkshire County kids. Stay for a Shaker-style Worlds’ People Dinner prepared by chef Brian Albert and his best kitchen friends. (Dinner: $55). Kitchen Day activities free with admission.
Hancock Shaker Village. 1843 West Housatonic St. Pittsfield MA. 413.443.0188
THE WHITE HOUSE:
FROM PRESIDENTIAL PALACE TO PEOPLE’S HOUSE
October 6th, Saturday, 3:30PM
Dr. Gary Helm Darden, Associate Professor of History at Fairleigh Dickinson University, is returning to Ventfort Hall to give an illustrated talk about America’s most symbolic residence. The White House was originally George Washington’s stately Georgian-style mansion dubbed the “Presidential Palace” or the “Executive Mansion.” From the British burning of the White House in 1814 through its many period redecorations and renovations, the White House had become the “People’s House” by the time of Jackie Kennedy’s 1962 televised tour. Each change reflected the inhabiting family, the changing of times and the evolution of the United States government. $26 - 32
Ventfort Hall. 104 Walker Street. Lenox MA. 413.637.2424
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CORNWALL BRIDGE POTTERY: COLUMBUS CLEARANCE
October 6th & 7th, Saturday & Sunday, 10AM - 5PM
Every year for the past 30 years, on this iconic fall weekend, Cornwall Bridge Pottery has had its SUPER Clearance Sale. Trying to make way for the new Christmas pots, the studio offers an enormous selection of pots and lamps at huge discounts—sometimes up to 80%. The sale will be held in the new showroom/workshop. It’s also the perfect time of year to walk across the eponymous Cornwall Covered Bridge and take in the fall scenery.
Cornwall Bridge Pottery. 69 Kent Road/Route 7. Cornwall CT. 860.672.6545
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