Happening this Week
STORYHORSE DOCUMENTARY THEATER: THE FACE OF IT
November 9th & 10th, Friday and Saturday, 7PM
November 11th, Sunday, 3PM
Storyhorse Documentary Theater, founded and directed by Mary Stuart Masterson and Jeremy Davidson, produces staged, multimedia readings inspired by transcribed interviews with Hudson Valley residents, historical documents and other primary sources. The performances center on the social, political, environmental and medical issues recorded first-hand from locally-based people across generations. The Face of It is a production of three new one-act documentary plays about love at the edge of reason. These stories are brought to life on stage in multimedia-infused concert-style readings by a powerhouse cast of professional actors including Samantha Mathis (American Psycho), Margaret Colin (Veep), Mary Louise Wilson (Grey Gardens Tony Award Winner), Joey Collins (The Glass Menagerie starring Jessica Lange and Hiram Delgado. $25-$30.
Hudson Hall. 327 Warren Street. Hudson NY. 518.822.1438.
SALISBURY FORUM: WHY I’M AN ENVIRONMENTAL OPTIMIST
November 9th, Friday, 7:30PM
Dr. Joshua Ginsberg, President of the Cary Institute in Millbrook, has spent over 35 years teaching and working on ecology and conservation projects across Asia and East and Southern Africa. As the Director of Asia and Pacific Programs at the Wildlife Conservation Society he oversaw projects in 17 Asian countries. He’s a member of the advisory council on the American Museum of Natural History’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation. Needless to say, Dr. Ginsberg is an expert and is an expert who has an optimistic outlook to share. He’ll be speaking to the positive developments in the economics of alternative energy, one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy, and the energy storage systems which now make it possible for some places to be off the grid entirely. So if you’re currently feeling pessimistic, tune in to hear some good news from a man who knows what he’s talking about. Free.
Housatonic Valley Regional High School. Falls Village CT.
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CONNECTICUT ARCHITECTURE: STORIES OF 100 PLACES
November 10th, Saturday, 3-4PM
Connecticut boasts some of the oldest and most distinctive architecture in New England, from Colonial churches and Modernist houses to refurbished 19th-century factories. In his new guide, Christopher Wigren—Deputy Director of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation—is highlighting 100 places across the state representing the area’s rich and diverse architectural heritage. The book is written for travelers and residents alike, honoring the small farmsteads, country churches, urban streets and town greens that give Connecticut its unique charm and character. Come listen to Wigren speak about several of these places, key architectural features and design trends of the time period and gain new appreciation for the built landscape around us. Free.
Scoville Memorial Library. 38 Main Street. Salisbury CT. 860.435.2838
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WHEN THE SPIRITS MOVED THEM, THEY MOVE: PANEL TALK
November 10th, Saturday 4-6PM
Performed Places is a long-running series of videos from artist Mariam Ghani and choreographer Erin Ellen Kelly that draws inspiration from the landscape archaeology of specifically chosen sites spanning the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Shot at the Pleasant Hill (KY) Shaker Village, When the Spirits Moved Them, They Move, is a 22-minute video meditation on Shaker landscaping, architecture, song and dance as forms of organization and togetherness. Mariam Ghani, the daughter of a Lebanese mother and Afghan president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, grew up in exile and draws upon her experience to inform her works in installation, performance, photography, text and video which have been exhibited and screened at the Guggenheim, MoMA, the National Gallery as well as international film festivals. Join Ms. Ghani for a panel discussion/talk with Erin Ellen Kelly, her collaborating choreographer, Eric Lutz, the curator at the St. Louis Arts Museum and Melanie Maar, a New York-based dancer from Vienna. Free with admission.
Hancock Shaker Village. 1843 West Housatonic St. Pittsfield MA. 413.443.0188
THE SOUND OF THE TRUMPET: JUBILATE WITH JUBILATES
November 10th, Saturday, 6-8PM
Crescendo’s Fall Choral Program is celebrating life in England and New England with music of rejoicing and remembrance. The program includes the works of British composers Henry Purcell and Sir John Tavener and the Connecticut-born international prize-winning composer Scott Perkins. Enjoy two Requiems and two Jubilates of different eras performed by Crescendo’s Chorus and Vocal Ensemble along with guest soloists including the internationally-acclaimed countertenor Nicholas Tamagna, period brass, strings, basso continuo and organ. $10-$60
St. James Place. 352 Main Street. Great Barrington MA. 413.717.0603
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