The pride in a job well done, the joy of creation, the satisfaction in a day’s hard work: all of these traits and more show in Chris Tekverk’s leatherwork. We get a peek inside the craftsman’s Hawthorne Valley studio and learn some interesting modern uses for a tough, timeless fabric.
For cookbook author Alana Chernila, fresh coleslaw (from the Dutch term meaning "cool cabbage") made with fennel, green beans, and carrots and topped with poppy seed dressing, serves as the perfect accompaniment to children in the sprinkler, lemony alcoholic drinks, friends coming over to make sauerkraut, and more, as summer struts in.
This week’s Real Estate column focuses on securing your spot in our region, without the added stress of home ownership. Condo living allows you to reap the benefits of local natural and cultural attractions, without having to worry about yard work. Choose a modern or an historic condo and get ready to relax.
Most New England green thumbs have a love/hate relationship with the weather, especially the rain. Some days, it's a blessing for your parched basil... others, a wet curse on the leaves of your prized bee balm. This week our master gardeners tackle the plague of mildew at its chalky roots.
The Berkshire Playwrights Lab kicked off its sixth season with new work (and big-name talent) while an opening exhibit at the Norman Rockwell Museum honored an iconic Disney princess. In palatial quarters right on the Hudson River, Rhinebeck paid homage to the Empire State Pride Agenda with a party celebrating a powerful, local LGBT rights organization.
Two productions, one at Shakespeare & Company and one at Barrington Stage, use war as a compelling backdrop to reflect on passion and mortality. Throw in some fabulous dance moves, jumping jazz, and sharp banter and you've got two, count 'em, two all-star productions that blast through the patriotic veneer of what it truly means to fight.
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June 19 - June 23, Becket Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival opening week with the Dance Theatre of Harlem, performing a range of classical and contemporary ballets. Ted Shawn Theatre.
June 20, North Adams Downstreet Art Kickoff begins the summer-long public art series, with gallery openings and a Main Street dance party with Nomadic Massive. 6-10 p.m.
June 20, West Stockbridge Rouge will hold its final wine dinner of the season, featuring wines from Cotes du Rhone paired with dishes from Chef William Merelle. 6:30 p.m.
June 20, Lenox Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio opens for the season with the exhbition Exploring Shapes, which views the roles shapes play in the creation and interpretation of modern art.
June 21, Great Barrington Opening night of the Boston Early Music Festival production of Handel’s opera Almira, with an international cast of 24 singers and dancers plus a 24 member orchestra. The Mahaiwe, with party following next door at the Castle Street Cafe. 7 p.m.
June 21, Ghent Twilight in the Garden Cocktail Party, Spencertown Academy Arts Center’s annual celebration. Food from Crossroads Food Shop, Destino’s, chef David Vartanian, and baker Colleen Carpenter of The Blue Plate Restaurant. Cocktails and wines from Hudson Wine Merchants. 6 p.m.
June 21, Great Barrington and Williamstown Mezze Restaurant Group kicks off its fifth annual Cultural Cocktails program at Allium in Great Barrington and Mezze Bistro + Bar in Williamstown, featuring seven craft cocktails honoring cultural organizations in the Berkshires.
June 21 - 23, Lenox Tanglewood presents Melissa Etheridge & Eric Hutchinson on 6/21 @ 7 p.m., The Boston Pops performing a Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration on 6/22 at 8 p.m., and Joan Baez & the Indigo Girls on 6/23 at 2:30 p.m. Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox.
June 22, Hudson Hudson Area Library Open House at the Hudson Armory. See plans for and join tours of the beautiful future location of the growing library. Free and open to the public. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
June 22, Stockbridge Chesterwood’s 35th Anniversary Celebration & Benefit Reception Fete and fundraiser for Contemporary Sculpure at Chesterwood and the opening of CSC 2013, with refreshments, dinner, and dessert. Glenn Harper, editor of Sculpture magazine, is judging this year’s exhibition and awarding the Lillian Heller Curator’s Award. 5-8 p.m.
June 22, Stockbridge Opening Reception for IS183’s 2013 Emerging Artist Showcase. Celebrates the hard work and talent of IS183’s adult students and studio participants, meet the artists, and get a chance to purchase their work. 4-6.pm.
June 22 - 23, Pittsfield Berkshire Museum hosts a presentation, book signing, and workshops with Pulitzer Prize-nominated photographer Matuschka.
June 22 - 23, Kent and New Milford Open Your Eyes Studio Tour Twenty-nine artists and artisans, and eight performers, open their studios and discuss their work and creative processes. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
June 23, Great Barrington Castle Street Cafe Opening artist’s reception for Paintings from the Eighties, large abstract paintings by Julio Granda, presented by Lauren Clark Fine Art, with refreshments prepared by chef Michael Ballon. 1-3 p.m.
June 23, Great Barrington Hevreh of Southern Berkshire “A Summer Celebration of Jewish Music,” featuring works by Jewish composers, Golijov, Prokoviev, Bernstein, and Gershwin. 3 p.m.
June 26, Lenox Passenger Rail Station Public Workshop to introduce plans for the proposed restoration of passenger rail service between New York City and the Berkshires. Lenox Town Hall Auditorium. firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
June 27, Pittsfield As part of the Lift Ev’ry Voice Festival, the restaurant Spice Dragon will host a reading with distinguished poet Nikki Giovanni. 7 p.m.
June 27, Poughkeepsie Vassar College Historian and author Douglas Brinkley gives a talk on literary naturalist and Hudson Valley native John Burroughs, about whom he has written the book John Burroughs & Wild America. Taylor Hall 203 @ 7 p.m.
June 28, Lenox Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum Opening performance and reception of Morgan O-Yuki: The Geisha of the Gilded Age, play based on the true story of a renowned Japanese geisha and her intriguing connection to Ventfort Hall’s history.7 p.m.
June 30, Lenox Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio “Tomorrow’s Houses: New England Modernism,” a lecture by photographer Geoffrey Gross, who will share his images of architectural jewels from the region, most privately owned. 11:30 a.m.
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