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Happening this Week

Happening this Week

by CHARLOTTE PENROSE

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN: SING-ALONG
December 6th, Thursday, 7PM

The Mahaiwe is presenting a special sing-along screening of The Greatest Showman, a family-friendly musical inspired by the life of P.T. Barnum. Starring in the film musical is the ever-talented Hugh Jackman, Academy Award Winning Michelle Williams, Zac Efron and Zendaya. Though you might not have been in the original cast, now is your chance to belt out the tunes in a theatre. $8 Adult, $5 Kids and $10 for a movie and a drink at Number Ten Restaurant next door. 
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center. 14 Castle Street. Great Barrington MA. 413.528.0100
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FOREST BATHING: A WALK IN THE WOODS
December 8th, Saturday, 4:30-6PM

People have been retreating to the woods for quiet, meditation and inspiration for centuries and many of us do so with regularity here in the Berkshires. Inspired by the Japanese concept of shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, poet Hannah Fries invites her readers to bask in the company of trees—whether in Central Park or at Notchview. Fries combines personal reflections and guided mindfulness exercises with a curated selection of inspirational writing from the likes of Japanese haiku masters, 19th century European Romantics, American Transcendentalists and contemporary environmentalists. Forest bathing is a practice many of us have done for years without realizing, so allow the author to inspire a fresh take on an ancient ritual. Free.
The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar. 11 Housatonic St. Lenox MA. 413.637.3390
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PLATINUM PRINTS: CELEBRITY SIGHTINGS
December 8th, Saturday, 4:30-6:30PM

Mark Seliger is among the most sought after editorial, celebrity and fashion photographers working today. The iconic subjects of his exquisite portraits include Mick Jagger, Jonny Cash, Bob Dylan, Amy Schumer, and David Bowie among others. Join Mr. Seliger for a look at these inspiring photographs and hear the unforgettable stories from behind the scenes. He’ll be signing copies of his 2018 monograph, MARK SELIGER PHOTOGRAPHS, which you can reserve in advance. Free.
Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens. 1 Green Hill Road. Washington Depot CT. 860.868.7588


HOTCHKISS ORCHESTRA & JAZZ ENSEMBLE: THE NEXT GEN
December 8th, Saturday, 7PM

The Hotchkiss Orchestra and the school’s jazz ensemble, Right Brain Logic, will be performing a Winter Concert. These are the musicians we’ll all be seeing perform at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center but for now, they are right here in Lakeville. Right Brain Logic will perform original music composed by Hotchkiss’ own Michael Musillami, instructor in jazz guitar and director of the ensemble. Thor Hotchkiss Orchestra, conducted by Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department, Fabio Witkowski, will perform challenging works from the standard symphonic repertoire. Free.
Hotchkiss School. Esther Eastman Music Center. 11 Interlaken Road. Lakeville CT. 860.435.2591
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WHIFFENPOOFS: SCHOOL STANDARDS
December 9th, Sunday, 1:30PM

Without a doubt the most famous and historic college a cappella group in the world, The Whiffenpoofs have been around since 1909. Made up of 14 senior Yale students, they have performed at The White House, competed on NBC’s a cappella reality TV competition, “The Sing-Off,” and this year, they are returning to Infinity Hall with the first ever female Whiffenpoof. Christmas classics, jazz standards and modern hits all shine in their harmonious and unique arrangements. $29 - $34
Infinity Hall. 20 Greenwoods Rd. Norfolk CT. 866.666.6306
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