Parties & Openings
May 20 - New Marlborough
VIM's Annual Chefs' Dinner
May 18 - Pittsfield
Berkshire Museum Wine Gala
May 18 - Sharon
13th Annual Trade Secrets Fair
Up on the Roof: Kick-Off Party for WordXWord Festival 2012
Rachel Louchen reports from Pittsfield.
Hailed by the cognoscenti as one of the most exciting events of the summer, the rooftop kick-off party for WordXWord 2012 on Saturday, August 11 did not disappoint. Sporadic rain showers throughout the evening scratched plans for live music, but celebrants remained up on the roof of the Greystone building, at times huddled under umbrellas, cheerfully discussing the events they were most looking forward to seeing, and participating, in during the weeklong festival. Guests had the opportunity to meet with participating performers such as Taylor Mali, Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz and Derrick Brown, who were not afraid of a little bad weather, as well as event founder Jim Benson (near left with John Bissell). As the night wore on, the rain clouds finally gave way to a pink sunset, casting a golden light on North Street as if in preparation for the week’s events. The WordXWord Festival continues through Saturday, August 18.
Musicians Jack Robinson, Andy Wrba, Katie Pierce, and Ryan Hommel.
The sunset rewarded party-goers who endured the rain, and may have even inspired a poem or two.
Nick Bussett, Jonah Slattery, Howard Marshall, Colin Sykes, and The Arcadian Shop’s Andrew Boino.