If you’re a skier, you’d probably rather spend time on the slopes rather than getting to them. The properties this week put you within minutes of a ski area — some close enough so that you can either walk to the lift or get a trail report just by looking out your window.
Pittsfield’s 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival supplied multiple party (and picture) opps. We vied for paintings at the Real Art Party at the Berkshire Museum, and red carpeted it at the Academy Awards party hosted by the Berkshire International Film Festival at the Beacon Cinema.
“There will be a million more weeks of winter,” Alana Chernila tells her daughter. But there is a consolation prize: maple season. Alana uses the sweet stuff in many ways, including this maple vanilla pudding that’s creamy, comforting, and comes together quickly.
Our green thumb, Brian Cruey, is back with a simple seed-planting primer for spring – yes, we said spring! His advice: easy does it. Begin with a small amount of seeds to give yourself enough time to tend to them and enough space to store them when they begin sprouting. Soon, you’ll have a mini indoor garden ready for planting.
The sorry truth is that we’re still in the midst of winter. But look on the bright side: these days of enforced homesteading give you the opportunity to explore these ten options to help make winter less, well, dreary. A bear rug by the fire or a surprisingly captivating “how to build an igloo” video might be just what you need.
Amy Wynn, the Executive Director of the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council, is a New York City transplant who felt instantly at home when she moved to Falls Village. Her love of Litchfield County is apparent and contagious. She tells RI what led her to this area, and what roles she and the Arts Council play in the community.
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March 6, Williamstown Williams College Museum of Art Opening celebration for Warhol by the Book, the first US exhibition to focus on Warhol’s book work, featuring more than 400 objects including unique and unpublished materials and highlights WCMA’s important holdings. 6 p.m.
March 6—8, North Adams MASS MoCA Choreographer Lucinda Childs’s 1983 seminal work, Available Light, is reworked by its original creative team, including composer John Adams and set designer Frank Gehry.
March 7, Ghent Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School The Community Wellness Expo promotes alternative wellness remedies and activities. This hands-on event will cover spatial dynamics, acupuncture, stress management, body work, cooking, nutrition & more. 12-4 p.m.
March 7, Williamstown Clark Art Institute Dinner and the Show: a private gallery tour of Machine Age Modernism with exhibition curator Jay A. Clarke; a prix-fixe dinner in Café 7 created by Executive Chef Dan Hardy; and extended shopping hours in the Museum store. 6-9 p.m.
March 7, Pittsfield Dottie’s Coffee Lounge Local author Gabriel Squailia (a.k.a. DJ BFG) celebrates the release of his underworld adventure novel, Dead Boys, with a staged reading, book signing and dance party. 8 p.m.
March 7, Hudson Helsinki Hudson Grammy Award-nominated Brazilian Girls play a sophisticated and catchy fusion of electronic dance music and world-beat styles that have established them as New York’s premier international party band. 9 p.m.
March 10, Hyde Park Culinary Institute of America Oblong Books & Music presents New York Times bestselling author and undisputed master of narrative nonfiction Erik Larson for the launch of his new book, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania. 7 p.m.
March 10, Williamstown Williams College WORDLESS!, a new and stimulating hybrid of slides, talk and musical performance with author and artist Art Spiegelman and jazz musician and composer Phillip Johnston. 7:30 p.m.
March 12, Rhinecliff Morton Memorial Library Oblong Books & Music presents Richard Price in conversation with WAMC’s Joe Donahue, discussing his new novel, The Whites. Price is the author of 8 novels and an Edgar Award winner for his writing on the HBO series The Wire. 7 p.m.
March 13, Pittsfield Berkshire Museum The Berkshire Awards honor Lila Berle, Churchill Cotton and Mary Rentz—three honorees who have made significant contributions to creating, keeping and promoting artistic, historical and natural heritage in the Berkshires. 5:30 p.m.
March 13—15, Kent Kent Shop Hop Merchants put a twist on shopping by featuring fantastic sales, special events and fun promotions. Go from shop to shop and enter to win one of three gift baskets valued at over $150 each. See website for list of participating stores.
March 14, Stockbridge Unicorn Theatre The Cowgirl’s Call: Writing and Riding, a multimedia Western experience with Amy Hale-Auker that includes storytelling, readings and cowgirl slam poetry, interwoven with film, photography and music. 7 p.m.
March 14, Red Hook Old Lyceum Theater Help the Red Hook Library celebrate being named one of the “Best Small Libraries in America” with a dance party, refreshments, magic, line dancing and festive fun for the whole family. 7 p.m.
March 15, Great Barrington Mahaiwe Cirque Zíva is the new awe-inspiring cirque extravaganza from the internationally renowned touring troupe, the Golden Dragon Acrobats. 7 p.m.
March 15, Hudson Helsinki Hudson An Evening with Richard Dreyfuss, who will discuss his films and his work as an activist addressing the environment, substance abuse and education. The event is a benefit for Columbia Memorial Health. 8 p.m.
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