Events

Event Calendar for The Berkshires and Litchfield County

Feb
28
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–Suffragists in the Berkshires Exhibit– Pittsfield 10×10 Event @ Pittsfield Atheneum/Library
Feb 28 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Woman suffrage leaders came from the Berkshires and came to the Berkshires to promote the right to vote. To mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment extending the vote to women, the exhibit “Getting to Yes, Woman Suffrage in the Berkshire and Beyond” will be on display at the Berkshire Athenaeum from February 13 to March 31. Looking at the long journey to suffrage through the eyes of Berkshire County and its surroundings shows how one corner of the country intersected with the larger suffrage effort. One of the offerings in the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival in Pittsfield, the exhibit is a collaborative project undertaken by the Berkshire Historical Society, the Berkshire Athenaeum, OLLI and the Horizon program at Miss Hall’s School.

 

Lakeville, CT–Annual Dance Performance @ The Hotchkiss School--Walker Auditorium
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm
Pittsfield, MA–10×10 Event: New Play Festival @ Barrington Stage Company--St. Germain Stage
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm

 

COST:Tickets $25 Thurs & Sat/Sun matinees; $20 Fri/Sat evenings

Tix: 236-8888 or at barringtonstageco.org

 

Norfolk, CT–HAYES CARLL (SOLO) performance with Jeff Plankenhorn @ Infinity Music Hall
Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm

Hayes Carll is at the forefront of a generation of American singer/songwriters. A Texas native, his style of roots-oriented songwriting has been noted for its plain-spoken poetry and sarcastic humor.  He was nominated for a 2016 Grammy award for Best Country Song, and American Songwriter awarded him with Song of the Year for “Another Like You” in 2011, the same year he was nominated for Artist of the Year at the Americana Awards.

1.866.666.6306
boxoffice@infinityhall.com

Named Best of Hartford Magazine’s “Best Concert Venue”, “Best Place for Live Music”, “Best Special Events Venue” from 2016-2018. Infinity Music Hall Norfolk opened its doors in 2007. The venue, originally built in 1883 as a combination opera house, barbershop, and saloon- has been restored to include a world-class sound system and modern facilities, but still retains its original stage and ornate detail.

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Feb
29
Sat
Pittsfield, MA–Suffragists in the Berkshires Exhibit– Pittsfield 10×10 Event @ Pittsfield Atheneum/Library
Feb 29 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Woman suffrage leaders came from the Berkshires and came to the Berkshires to promote the right to vote. To mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment extending the vote to women, the exhibit “Getting to Yes, Woman Suffrage in the Berkshire and Beyond” will be on display at the Berkshire Athenaeum from February 13 to March 31. Looking at the long journey to suffrage through the eyes of Berkshire County and its surroundings shows how one corner of the country intersected with the larger suffrage effort. One of the offerings in the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival in Pittsfield, the exhibit is a collaborative project undertaken by the Berkshire Historical Society, the Berkshire Athenaeum, OLLI and the Horizon program at Miss Hall’s School.

 

Stockbridge, MA–Make Visual Stories: Mixed Media with artist Melanie Mowinski @ Norman Rockwell Museum
Feb 29 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

The Eye is a Window: They say the eye is the window or door to the soul. How have you framed your experiences? How does the frame dictate what you remember? Play with printing, layered drawings, papers, text, image, collage, and more as you delve into the metaphor of the window and the door to journey through one’s personal geography. Take inspiration from artist’s maps of the imagination 1860 to the present.. Make an image which reflects an aspect of your personal journey. Bring a bagged lunch. Tickets required. $50, $35 members or apply program pass.

Explore and create personal Geography, book arts, and steamroller art with Melanie Mowinski and her Advanced Design Students from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. These Saturday workshops explore the role of journey, artifact, memory, and imagination in artmaking. Join an individual workshop or sign up for the whole series.
Ages 14 and up, with no experience

413-298-4100

 

Stockbridge, MA–Virtual Reality Rockwell! @ Norman Rockwell Museum
Feb 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Saturday through June 6,  11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The magic of virtual reality (VR) gives a new view into Rockwell’s Four Freedoms. Discover the themes of the paintings, war time culture, Rockwell’s painting process, parodies of Rockwell’s paintings, and much more. 10 minute session, or as time permits.

413-298-4100

Sharon, CT–America’s Sweethearts performance @ Sharon Playhouse
Feb 29 @ 6:30 pm

5:30 pm Cocktails    —    6:30 pm Performance
America has loved the swinging sounds of female close-harmony groups even before The Andrews Sisters hit the airwaves with “Bei Mir Bist Du Schön” in 1937, but audiences will hear those great vintage songs with fresh ears when AMERICA’S SWEETHEARTS take the stage in their fresh and vibrant show!
These New York City-based ladies have performed across the USA, getting crowds tapping their feet to hits like “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” as they celebrate history through their crystal-clear harmony and colorful costumes. With selections from the Great American Songbook, classic Broadway, pop tunes from the 1950s, and jazz, AMERICA’S SWEETHEARTS charm audiences of all ages while navigating their way through a variety of trios, duets, and solo features… all with a slice of old-fashioned fun!

$30 Cash Bar; $50 Open Bar

 

Pittsfield, MA–10×10 Event: New Play Festival @ Barrington Stage Company--St. Germain Stage
Feb 29 @ 7:30 pm

 

COST:Tickets $25 Thurs & Sat/Sun matinees; $20 Fri/Sat evenings

Tix: 236-8888 or at barringtonstageco.org

 

Norfolk, CT–MARTY STUART AND HIS FABULOUS SUPERLATIVES performance @ Infinity Music Hall
Feb 29 @ 8:00 pm

1.866.666.6306
boxoffice@infinityhall.com

Named Best of Hartford Magazine’s “Best Concert Venue”, “Best Place for Live Music”, “Best Special Events Venue” from 2016-2018. Infinity Music Hall Norfolk opened its doors in 2007. The venue, originally built in 1883 as a combination opera house, barbershop, and saloon- has been restored to include a world-class sound system and modern facilities, but still retains its original stage and ornate detail.

Mar
1
Sun
Pittsfield, MA–Suffragists in the Berkshires Exhibit– Pittsfield 10×10 Event @ Pittsfield Atheneum/Library
Mar 1 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Woman suffrage leaders came from the Berkshires and came to the Berkshires to promote the right to vote. To mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment extending the vote to women, the exhibit “Getting to Yes, Woman Suffrage in the Berkshire and Beyond” will be on display at the Berkshire Athenaeum from February 13 to March 31. Looking at the long journey to suffrage through the eyes of Berkshire County and its surroundings shows how one corner of the country intersected with the larger suffrage effort. One of the offerings in the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival in Pittsfield, the exhibit is a collaborative project undertaken by the Berkshire Historical Society, the Berkshire Athenaeum, OLLI and the Horizon program at Miss Hall’s School.

 

Stockbridge, MA–Americanness and Identity in Art: MCLA Student Presentations @ Norman Rockwell Museum
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts students share projects that reflect on the concept of identity and Americanness in art. Projects will explore Rockwell’s representations of gender, race, class, age, and nationality with Professor Hannah Noel.

413-298-4100

 

Stockbridge, MA–Art Adventures for Kids @ Norman Rockwell Museum
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

for Ages 5 – 10.

Get to know your Museum! Each adventure includes a welcome activity, gallery exploration, stories, and art making using a variety of techniques and materials. Grownups are welcome to participate in the program or visit the Museum on their own.

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Stockbridge, MA–Voices: Stories from our Community @ Norman Rockwell Museum
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm

This series welcomes a variety of voices from our community to the Museum to explore:

What can we learn when we look at others’ stories?
What do we need to remember and why does it matter?

413-298-4100

 

Lenox, MA–Tea & Talk, Tea Time with Simpson & Vail @ Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum
Mar 1 @ 3:30 pm

Known for its “Quality Teas Since 1929,” Simpson & Vail, one of America’s oldest purveyors of the brew and now based in Brookfield, CT, will be the subject of a Tea & Talk presented by company co-president Jim Harron. His presentation will be followed by a Victorian tea where some of Simpson & Vail’s teas will be served. Among the facts he will discuss is the origin, including details of the contract, for a special tea called the Morgan Blend that is still offered (and sold in our Gift Shop!), made for financier J. Pierpont Morgan and his family, he being the brother of our own Sarah Morgan. Simpson & Jim will also inform us on literary teas by Emily Dickinson and Edith Wharton.

Tickets for the Simpson & Vail Tea and Talk are $28 for advance reservations and $32 day of the event.

Reservations are highly recommended as attendance is limited. For reservations call us at 413-637-3206.

General Information: 413-637-3206
info@gildedage.org

Pittsfield, MA–10×10 Event: New Play Festival @ Barrington Stage Company--St. Germain Stage
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm

 

COST:Tickets $25 Thurs & Sat/Sun matinees; $20 Fri/Sat evenings

Tix: 236-8888 or at barringtonstageco.org

 

Mar
2
Mon
Pittsfield, MA–Suffragists in the Berkshires Exhibit– Pittsfield 10×10 Event @ Pittsfield Atheneum/Library
Mar 2 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Woman suffrage leaders came from the Berkshires and came to the Berkshires to promote the right to vote. To mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment extending the vote to women, the exhibit “Getting to Yes, Woman Suffrage in the Berkshire and Beyond” will be on display at the Berkshire Athenaeum from February 13 to March 31. Looking at the long journey to suffrage through the eyes of Berkshire County and its surroundings shows how one corner of the country intersected with the larger suffrage effort. One of the offerings in the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival in Pittsfield, the exhibit is a collaborative project undertaken by the Berkshire Historical Society, the Berkshire Athenaeum, OLLI and the Horizon program at Miss Hall’s School.

 

Mar
3
Tue
Pittsfield, MA–Suffragists in the Berkshires Exhibit– Pittsfield 10×10 Event @ Pittsfield Atheneum/Library
Mar 3 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Woman suffrage leaders came from the Berkshires and came to the Berkshires to promote the right to vote. To mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment extending the vote to women, the exhibit “Getting to Yes, Woman Suffrage in the Berkshire and Beyond” will be on display at the Berkshire Athenaeum from February 13 to March 31. Looking at the long journey to suffrage through the eyes of Berkshire County and its surroundings shows how one corner of the country intersected with the larger suffrage effort. One of the offerings in the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival in Pittsfield, the exhibit is a collaborative project undertaken by the Berkshire Historical Society, the Berkshire Athenaeum, OLLI and the Horizon program at Miss Hall’s School.

 

Mar
4
Wed
Pittsfield, MA–Suffragists in the Berkshires Exhibit– Pittsfield 10×10 Event @ Pittsfield Atheneum/Library
Mar 4 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Woman suffrage leaders came from the Berkshires and came to the Berkshires to promote the right to vote. To mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment extending the vote to women, the exhibit “Getting to Yes, Woman Suffrage in the Berkshire and Beyond” will be on display at the Berkshire Athenaeum from February 13 to March 31. Looking at the long journey to suffrage through the eyes of Berkshire County and its surroundings shows how one corner of the country intersected with the larger suffrage effort. One of the offerings in the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival in Pittsfield, the exhibit is a collaborative project undertaken by the Berkshire Historical Society, the Berkshire Athenaeum, OLLI and the Horizon program at Miss Hall’s School.

 

Norfolk, CT–WAYLON PAYNE performance @ Infinity Music Hall
Mar 4 @ 8:00 pm

Singer, songwriter, and actor Waylon Payne was born in Outlaw country: his mother was the late singer-songwriter Sammi Smith; his father was Willie Nelson’s longtime guitarist, the late Jody Payne; and his godfather and namesake is Waylon Jennings. Payne toured with Shelby Lynne before releasing his debut album in 2004. His songwriting credits include “To Learn Her” and “Use My Heart” (Miranda Lambert) and “Wild Love” (Ashley Monroe). He was nominated for the Americana Music Association’s Song of the Year honor for 2018, for “All the Trouble” (Lee Ann Womack), which he co-wrote with Womack and Adam Wright. Payne also has written songs for Ty Herndon, Cory Morrow, and Django Walker.

1.866.666.6306
boxoffice@infinityhall.com

Named Best of Hartford Magazine’s “Best Concert Venue”, “Best Place for Live Music”, “Best Special Events Venue” from 2016-2018. Infinity Music Hall Norfolk opened its doors in 2007. The venue, originally built in 1883 as a combination opera house, barbershop, and saloon- has been restored to include a world-class sound system and modern facilities, but still retains its original stage and ornate detail.

Mar
5
Thu
Pittsfield, MA–Suffragists in the Berkshires Exhibit– Pittsfield 10×10 Event @ Pittsfield Atheneum/Library
Mar 5 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Woman suffrage leaders came from the Berkshires and came to the Berkshires to promote the right to vote. To mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment extending the vote to women, the exhibit “Getting to Yes, Woman Suffrage in the Berkshire and Beyond” will be on display at the Berkshire Athenaeum from February 13 to March 31. Looking at the long journey to suffrage through the eyes of Berkshire County and its surroundings shows how one corner of the country intersected with the larger suffrage effort. One of the offerings in the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival in Pittsfield, the exhibit is a collaborative project undertaken by the Berkshire Historical Society, the Berkshire Athenaeum, OLLI and the Horizon program at Miss Hall’s School.

 

Lenox, MA–Tanglewood Learning Institute Cinematics: Amazing Grace, Aretha Franklin @ Tanglewood--Linde Center
Mar 5 @ 7:30 pm

This revelatory concert film featuring Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, shot over two days in January 1972 and released in 2019, is “the closest thing to witnessing a miracle—just some cameras, a crowd, and a voice touched by God.”
Presented in collaboration with Berkshire International Film Festival.
https://www.bso.org/Performance/Detail/105432

Pittsfield, MA–10×10 Event: New Play Festival @ Barrington Stage Company--St. Germain Stage
Mar 5 @ 7:30 pm

 

COST:Tickets $25 Thurs & Sat/Sun matinees; $20 Fri/Sat evenings

Tix: 236-8888 or at barringtonstageco.org

 

Mar
6
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–Suffragists in the Berkshires Exhibit– Pittsfield 10×10 Event @ Pittsfield Atheneum/Library
Mar 6 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Woman suffrage leaders came from the Berkshires and came to the Berkshires to promote the right to vote. To mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment extending the vote to women, the exhibit “Getting to Yes, Woman Suffrage in the Berkshire and Beyond” will be on display at the Berkshire Athenaeum from February 13 to March 31. Looking at the long journey to suffrage through the eyes of Berkshire County and its surroundings shows how one corner of the country intersected with the larger suffrage effort. One of the offerings in the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival in Pittsfield, the exhibit is a collaborative project undertaken by the Berkshire Historical Society, the Berkshire Athenaeum, OLLI and the Horizon program at Miss Hall’s School.

 

Pittsfield, MA–10×10 Event: New Play Festival @ Barrington Stage Company--St. Germain Stage
Mar 6 @ 7:30 pm

 

COST:Tickets $25 Thurs & Sat/Sun matinees; $20 Fri/Sat evenings

Tix: 236-8888 or at barringtonstageco.org

 

Mar
7
Sat
Pittsfield, MA–Suffragists in the Berkshires Exhibit– Pittsfield 10×10 Event @ Pittsfield Atheneum/Library
Mar 7 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Woman suffrage leaders came from the Berkshires and came to the Berkshires to promote the right to vote. To mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment extending the vote to women, the exhibit “Getting to Yes, Woman Suffrage in the Berkshire and Beyond” will be on display at the Berkshire Athenaeum from February 13 to March 31. Looking at the long journey to suffrage through the eyes of Berkshire County and its surroundings shows how one corner of the country intersected with the larger suffrage effort. One of the offerings in the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival in Pittsfield, the exhibit is a collaborative project undertaken by the Berkshire Historical Society, the Berkshire Athenaeum, OLLI and the Horizon program at Miss Hall’s School.

 

Stockbridge, MA–Virtual Reality Rockwell! @ Norman Rockwell Museum
Mar 7 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Saturday through June 6,  11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The magic of virtual reality (VR) gives a new view into Rockwell’s Four Freedoms. Discover the themes of the paintings, war time culture, Rockwell’s painting process, parodies of Rockwell’s paintings, and much more. 10 minute session, or as time permits.

413-298-4100

Stockbridge, MA–Expert Honey Tasting @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Every taste of honey is an opportunity to learn something about its floral source, region and even the beekeeper’s practices. Tasting and evaluating honey is a skill learned through formal sensory training along with experience. Join honey connoisseur and beekeeper, Carla Marina Marchese, to learn the methods of sensory analysis used by sommeliers to taste and evaluate honey like an expert. The art of honey tasting is as complex as skills used by a wine or olive oil sommelier. If you are looking to improve your knowledge of honey and your tasting skills you should attend this workshop, which is appropriate for those who appreciate honey and beekeepers alike. Copies of The Honey Connoisseur will be available for purchase and signing by Marina.

Carla Marina Marchese is a member of the Italian National Register of Experts in the Sensory Analysis of Honey, where she received her formal training. Her book, The Honey Connoisseur, co-authored with Kim Flottum (editor of Bee Culture Magazine), parallels the concept of terroir to single-origin honey, directly matching floral sources to flavors, and conceived the first U.S. honey aroma and flavor wheel. In 2011, Marina established The American Honey Tasting Society as the leading resource for honey sensory education in the United States. An accomplished apiculturist, Marina has also successfully completed the Charles Mraz Apitherapy Course, deepening her understanding of products of the beehive and their applications to health and healing. Marchese is also the founder of the beloved brand of Red Bee honey.

Advance registration is highly recommended, but walk-ins are welcome, space permitting.
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Salisbury, CT–New England’s Most Endangered Vertebrate – the Timber Rattlesnake presented by Professor Tom Tyning @ Scoville Memorial Library
Mar 7 @ 4:00 pm

Already gone from two New England states, the timber rattlesnake is endangered in all others. Conservation efforts, new understanding of the snakes remarkable behaviors and survival strategies, and a look at the current state of knowledge of this reptile are highlighted. The presentation will illuminate new technologies that have altered our historic and inaccurate understanding of these animals and how modern efforts to record survival strategies of timber rattlesnakes will help us better understand this uniquely American specie

Tom Tyning is a Professor of Environmental Science at Berkshire Community College since 1999. Previously he was a Field Biologist and Master Naturalist for the Massachusetts Audubon Society for 24 years.

An authority on New England natural history his main research interests are amphibians and reptiles. He is the author of A Guide To Amphibians and Reptiles. Tyning was formerly Managing Editor of the journal Herpetological Review. Throughout the year he conducts various short and long-term field research projects on vernal pools, rare salamanders, Berkshire butterfly populations, and endangered snake species in Western Massachusetts. He was instrumental in jump-starting the installation of Salamander Tunnels in Amherst (MA) and the Massachusetts Herpetological Atlas through Mass Audubon.
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Stockbridge, MA–Charlotte Bacon Ripley Sorenson, Author of Charlotte’s Way: A Woman’s Path Through Changing Times @ Stockbridge Library
Mar 7 @ 4:00 pm

The Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives, is pleased to welcome author Charlotte Bacon Ripley Sorenson to its Speaker Series,

In Charlotte’s Way: A Woman’s Path Through Changing Times, Charlotte Bacon Ripley Sorenson describes her 80-year life journey as a witness to and participant in the enormous cultural and technological changes that have impacted society in general and women in particular during her lifetime. From the pre-television era to the era of artificial intelligence; from a time when professional choices for women were severely limited to a time when women leaders are found in all professions, Charlotte’s story is at once uniquely her own and very much all of ours. Joyfully open to adventure and diverse cultures and drawing from her experience living and traveling widely both in Europe and in Asia, Charlotte skillfully interweaves family anecdotes and spiritual and philosophical reflections with social, political, and historical facts and observations.

Pittsfield, MA–10×10 Event: New Play Festival @ Barrington Stage Company--St. Germain Stage
Mar 7 @ 7:30 pm

 

COST:Tickets $25 Thurs & Sat/Sun matinees; $20 Fri/Sat evenings

Tix: 236-8888 or at barringtonstageco.org

 

Norfolk, CT–JIM MESSINA performance @ Infinity Music Hall
Mar 7 @ 8:00 pm

An undisputed expert in the fine art of making hit music, JIM MESSINA’s legacy of musical genius spans five decades, three super groups, a vibrant solo career and scores of producing and engineering credits.  After a series of celebrated solo acoustic tours, Jim formed a band made of acclaimed musicians who have played with him at various points in his career. His latest release, In the Groove, includes selected hits from all three of Jim’s previous bands, as well as several of his solo works.

Touring the country and playing sold-out shows, Jim says that he’s enjoying discovering who he is, where he’s been and, most significantly, where he’s going.

1.866.666.6306
boxoffice@infinityhall.com

Named Best of Hartford Magazine’s “Best Concert Venue”, “Best Place for Live Music”, “Best Special Events Venue” from 2016-2018. Infinity Music Hall Norfolk opened its doors in 2007. The venue, originally built in 1883 as a combination opera house, barbershop, and saloon- has been restored to include a world-class sound system and modern facilities, but still retains its original stage and ornate detail.

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Mar
8
Sun
Pittsfield, MA–Suffragists in the Berkshires Exhibit– Pittsfield 10×10 Event @ Pittsfield Atheneum/Library
Mar 8 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Woman suffrage leaders came from the Berkshires and came to the Berkshires to promote the right to vote. To mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment extending the vote to women, the exhibit “Getting to Yes, Woman Suffrage in the Berkshire and Beyond” will be on display at the Berkshire Athenaeum from February 13 to March 31. Looking at the long journey to suffrage through the eyes of Berkshire County and its surroundings shows how one corner of the country intersected with the larger suffrage effort. One of the offerings in the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival in Pittsfield, the exhibit is a collaborative project undertaken by the Berkshire Historical Society, the Berkshire Athenaeum, OLLI and the Horizon program at Miss Hall’s School.

 

Monterey, MA– History Talk Replay— “O Bubble blast, how long can’st last?” An Unhappy Marriage in Puritan Boston @ Monterey Community Center
Mar 8 @ 1:00 pm

The Bidwell House Museum, in collaboration with the Monterey Community Center, is excited to again present the off-season program “History Talk Replay”. Join friends and neighbors at the Monterey Community Center on one Sunday afternoon in January, February and March to view a broadcast of one of our popular summer History Talks. The last lecture in the series will be held on Sunday March 8 at 1pm and is a talk from 2019 titled “O Bubble blast, how long can’st last?” An Unhappy Marriage in Puritan Boston. The History Talk Replay series is free, but donations are welcome.

In this talk by author Allegra DiBonaventura, hear the remarkable story of the marriage of Edward and Hannah Lane in 1650s Boston. Hannah, a wealthy heiress and child abandoned by her divorced parents, was just seventeen when she married Edward, a merchant twenty years her senior. But it only took a few disastrous days in the marital bed for her to realize that her marriage simply would not work. In a world where wives were expected to be obedient “helpmeets” with few legal rights exclusive of their husbands, Hannah had the audacity to sue for annulment, only to change her mind within two years. Seeking the domestic bliss that had eluded her parents would lead her take on the puritan legal establishment, and her ultimate triumph would be as improbable as it was extraordinary.

Allegra di Bonaventura is the Associate Director for Graduate Programs at Yale Law School. She received a Ph.D. in History from Yale and a J.D. from Yale Law School. Her 2013 book, For Adam’s Sake: A Family Saga in Colonial New England won the New England Historical Association’s James P. Hanlan Book Award and the Association for the Study of Connecticut History’s Homer D. Babbidge Award. It was named a Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year (2013).

Gt. Barrington, MA–Berkshire International Film Festival’s 3rd annual Environmental Film Focus series @ Simon's Rock at Bard College--Daniel Arts Center
Mar 8 @ 3:00 pm

Hosted by Bard College at Simon’s Rock, films will be screened in the McConnell Theater in the Daniel Arts Center, followed by informative Q&A sessions.

Pittsfield, MA–10×10 Event: New Play Festival @ Barrington Stage Company--St. Germain Stage
Mar 8 @ 7:30 pm

 

COST:Tickets $25 Thurs & Sat/Sun matinees; $20 Fri/Sat evenings

Tix: 236-8888 or at barringtonstageco.org

 

Norfolk, CT–Eric Gales performance
Mar 8 @ 8:00 pm

Eric Gales grew up in a musical family with four brothers, two of them who learned to play the guitar upside down and left handed in the same fashion that Eric does. Eric released his first record at Age 16 for Elektra records to an amazing response from the media and music fans around the globe. Guitar World Magazine’s Reader’s Poll named Eric as “Best New Talent,” in 1991. After recording a second record for Elektra, all three brothers teamed up for The Gales Bros. “Left Hand Brand” which was recorded for the House of Blues label in 1996.

Through the years, it would not be unusual to look out in the audience and see artists like Carlos Santana, Eric Johnson, B. B. King, and Eric Clapton, looking on with interest as Eric took his guitar and worked crowd after crowd into a frenzy.

As both an African-American left-handed guitarist of extraordinary ability and an expressive vocalist, it is natural for people to compare Eric to Hendrix. But Eric has developed a unique hybrid blues/rock sound that also draws upon influences as diverse as Albert King and Frank Gambale. A unique amalgam of styles, Eric Gales stands head and shoulders among other guitarists in his genre.

1.866.666.6306
boxoffice@infinityhall.com

Named Best of Hartford Magazine’s “Best Concert Venue”, “Best Place for Live Music”, “Best Special Events Venue” from 2016-2018. Infinity Music Hall Norfolk opened its doors in 2007. The venue, originally built in 1883 as a combination opera house, barbershop, and saloon- has been restored to include a world-class sound system and modern facilities, but still retains its original

Mar
9
Mon
Pittsfield, MA–Suffragists in the Berkshires Exhibit– Pittsfield 10×10 Event @ Pittsfield Atheneum/Library
Mar 9 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Woman suffrage leaders came from the Berkshires and came to the Berkshires to promote the right to vote. To mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment extending the vote to women, the exhibit “Getting to Yes, Woman Suffrage in the Berkshire and Beyond” will be on display at the Berkshire Athenaeum from February 13 to March 31. Looking at the long journey to suffrage through the eyes of Berkshire County and its surroundings shows how one corner of the country intersected with the larger suffrage effort. One of the offerings in the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival in Pittsfield, the exhibit is a collaborative project undertaken by the Berkshire Historical Society, the Berkshire Athenaeum, OLLI and the Horizon program at Miss Hall’s School.

 

Mar
10
Tue
Pittsfield, MA–Suffragists in the Berkshires Exhibit– Pittsfield 10×10 Event @ Pittsfield Atheneum/Library
Mar 10 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Woman suffrage leaders came from the Berkshires and came to the Berkshires to promote the right to vote. To mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment extending the vote to women, the exhibit “Getting to Yes, Woman Suffrage in the Berkshire and Beyond” will be on display at the Berkshire Athenaeum from February 13 to March 31. Looking at the long journey to suffrage through the eyes of Berkshire County and its surroundings shows how one corner of the country intersected with the larger suffrage effort. One of the offerings in the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival in Pittsfield, the exhibit is a collaborative project undertaken by the Berkshire Historical Society, the Berkshire Athenaeum, OLLI and the Horizon program at Miss Hall’s School.

 

Mar
11
Wed
Pittsfield, MA–Suffragists in the Berkshires Exhibit– Pittsfield 10×10 Event @ Pittsfield Atheneum/Library
Mar 11 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Woman suffrage leaders came from the Berkshires and came to the Berkshires to promote the right to vote. To mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment extending the vote to women, the exhibit “Getting to Yes, Woman Suffrage in the Berkshire and Beyond” will be on display at the Berkshire Athenaeum from February 13 to March 31. Looking at the long journey to suffrage through the eyes of Berkshire County and its surroundings shows how one corner of the country intersected with the larger suffrage effort. One of the offerings in the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival in Pittsfield, the exhibit is a collaborative project undertaken by the Berkshire Historical Society, the Berkshire Athenaeum, OLLI and the Horizon program at Miss Hall’s School.

 

Norfolk, CT–THE SOUL REBELS with JOATA @ Infinity Music Hall
Mar 11 @ 8:00 pm

Poetry In Motion Tour–“Brace yourselves folks, these men are quickly solidifying themselves amongst NOLA’s proud big brass elite… and seem intent to sublimate the homogenoustones of the contemporary urban music landscape with the lush instrumentation of our culture’s root.” – OKAYPLAYER

The Soul Rebels started with an idea – to expand upon the pop music they loved on the radio and the New Orleans brass tradition they grew up on. They took that tradition and blended funk and soul with elements of hip hop, jazz and rock all within a brass band context. The band has built a career around an eclectic live show that harnesses the power of horns and drums in a deep pocket funk party-like atmosphere. The Soul Rebels continue to chart new territory as they feature in major films, tour globally, and combine topnotch musicianship with songs that celebrate dancing, life, funk and soul.

1.866.666.6306
boxoffice@infinityhall.com

Named Best of Hartford Magazine’s “Best Concert Venue”, “Best Place for Live Music”, “Best Special Events Venue” from 2016-2018. Infinity Music Hall Norfolk opened its doors in 2007. The venue, originally built in 1883 as a combination opera house, barbershop, and saloon- has been restored to include a world-class sound system and modern facilities, but still retains its original stage and ornate detail.

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Mar
12
Thu
Pittsfield, MA–Suffragists in the Berkshires Exhibit– Pittsfield 10×10 Event @ Pittsfield Atheneum/Library
Mar 12 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Woman suffrage leaders came from the Berkshires and came to the Berkshires to promote the right to vote. To mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment extending the vote to women, the exhibit “Getting to Yes, Woman Suffrage in the Berkshire and Beyond” will be on display at the Berkshire Athenaeum from February 13 to March 31. Looking at the long journey to suffrage through the eyes of Berkshire County and its surroundings shows how one corner of the country intersected with the larger suffrage effort. One of the offerings in the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival in Pittsfield, the exhibit is a collaborative project undertaken by the Berkshire Historical Society, the Berkshire Athenaeum, OLLI and the Horizon program at Miss Hall’s School.

 

Norfolk, CT–Gary Hoey performance @ Infinity Music Hall
Mar 12 @ 8:00 pm

Whether he’s playing scorching originals or classic rock covers, his solos are thrilling and reminiscent of Clapton or Stevie Ray in their fiery youth. One thing that remains consistent is Hoey’s impassioned command of the guitar. He can attack his instrument with feral intensity and then play something very soft and achingly beautiful. This ability to mix feeling, phrasing, technique and tone is the true mark of a master guitarist.

“Neon Highway Blues”, Gary’s latest release, carries its 11 tracks with the confidence and assuredness of a veteran, and the freshness of someone who’s still in the process of discovery and refinement — with the help of famous friends such as Eric Gales, Lance Lopez, Josh Smith and Hoey’s 17-year-old son Ian Hoey. The release of “Neon Highway Blues” will, of course, take Gary Hoey back on the highways and byways for plenty of touring and playing, well, the blues — and more. He can’t yet predict where the next road will take him, but Hoey is confident it will be an adventure.

1.866.666.6306
boxoffice@infinityhall.com

Named Best of Hartford Magazine’s “Best Concert Venue”, “Best Place for Live Music”, “Best Special Events Venue” from 2016-2018. Infinity Music Hall Norfolk opened its doors in 2007. The venue, originally built in 1883 as a combination opera house, barbershop, and saloon- has been restored to include a world-class sound system and modern facilities, but still retains its original stage and ornate detail.

Mar
13
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–Suffragists in the Berkshires Exhibit– Pittsfield 10×10 Event @ Pittsfield Atheneum/Library
Mar 13 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Woman suffrage leaders came from the Berkshires and came to the Berkshires to promote the right to vote. To mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment extending the vote to women, the exhibit “Getting to Yes, Woman Suffrage in the Berkshire and Beyond” will be on display at the Berkshire Athenaeum from February 13 to March 31. Looking at the long journey to suffrage through the eyes of Berkshire County and its surroundings shows how one corner of the country intersected with the larger suffrage effort. One of the offerings in the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival in Pittsfield, the exhibit is a collaborative project undertaken by the Berkshire Historical Society, the Berkshire Athenaeum, OLLI and the Horizon program at Miss Hall’s School.

 

Pittsfield, MA–Berkshire Concert Choir Performance: Ireland Comes to America & the Breffny Irish Dancers @ The Colonial Theatre
Mar 13 @ 6:30 pm
Norfolk, CT–Dana Fuchs performance @ Infinity Music Hall
Mar 13 @ 8:00 pm

With Dana Fuchs, all bets are off. The singer’s dazzling career began in the early aughts when she ignited the New York club scene with a run of soul-drenched albums and a voice acclaimed by Classic Rock magazine as “juke-joint dirty and illicit, evoking Joplin, Jagger and a cigarette bobbing in a glass of bourbon”.

Now, this fearless artist rips it up and starts again with Love Lives On, the hotly anticipated fourth album on which Dana fights back from personal tragedy with a sound inspired by the siren call of American soul. “This album is all about hope and perseverance,” she says. “It’s a new beginning for me in every way…”
1.866.666.6306
boxoffice@infinityhall.com

Named Best of Hartford Magazine’s “Best Concert Venue”, “Best Place for Live Music”, “Best Special Events Venue” from 2016-2018. Infinity Music Hall Norfolk opened its doors in 2007. The venue, originally built in 1883 as a combination opera house, barbershop, and saloon- has been restored to include a world-class sound system and modern facilities, but still retains its original stage and ornate detail.

Mar
14
Sat
Torrington, CT–CT History Day (Torrington Regional Contest) @ Torrington High School
Mar 14 all-day

Connecticut History Day is a program for students in grades 6-12 that encourages exploration of local, state, national, and world history. Connecticut History Day is one of 58 affiliate programs of the highly regarded National History Day program.

After selecting a historical topic that relates to an annual theme, students conduct extensive research using libraries, archives, museums, and oral history interviews. Students analyze and interpret their findings, draw conclusions about their topic’s significance in history, and create final projects that demonstrate their work.

Student History Day projects are judged by teams of volunteer judges. All judging at History Day is done on a consensus basis and judges’ decisions are final. Judges are recruited from the local community; they are educators, historians, curators, video producers, writers, lawyers, and business people with a love of history and education.

 

 

Pittsfield, MA–Suffragists in the Berkshires Exhibit– Pittsfield 10×10 Event @ Pittsfield Atheneum/Library
Mar 14 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Woman suffrage leaders came from the Berkshires and came to the Berkshires to promote the right to vote. To mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment extending the vote to women, the exhibit “Getting to Yes, Woman Suffrage in the Berkshire and Beyond” will be on display at the Berkshire Athenaeum from February 13 to March 31. Looking at the long journey to suffrage through the eyes of Berkshire County and its surroundings shows how one corner of the country intersected with the larger suffrage effort. One of the offerings in the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival in Pittsfield, the exhibit is a collaborative project undertaken by the Berkshire Historical Society, the Berkshire Athenaeum, OLLI and the Horizon program at Miss Hall’s School.

 

Stockbridge, MA–Virtual Reality Rockwell! @ Norman Rockwell Museum
Mar 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Saturday through June 6,  11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The magic of virtual reality (VR) gives a new view into Rockwell’s Four Freedoms. Discover the themes of the paintings, war time culture, Rockwell’s painting process, parodies of Rockwell’s paintings, and much more. 10 minute session, or as time permits.

413-298-4100

Salisbury, CT–Special Presentation and Book Release Preview: “The Alchemy of Us” presented by author Dr. Ainissa Ramirez @ Scoville Memorial Library
Mar 14 @ 4:00 pm

Cosponsored by Oblong Books & Music
In The Alchemy of Us, scientist and science writer Ainissa Ramirez examines eight inventions—clocks, steel rails, copper communication cables, photographic film, light bulbs, hard disks, scientific labware, and silicon chips—and reveals how they shaped the human experience. Ramirez tells the stories of the woman who sold time, the inventor who inspired Edison, and the hotheaded undertaker whose invention pointed the way to the computer. She describes, among other things, how our pursuit of precision in timepieces changed how we sleep; how the railroad helped commercialize Christmas; how the necessary brevity of the telegram influenced Hemingway’s writing style; and how a young chemist exposed the use of Polaroid’s cameras to create passbooks to track black citizens in apartheid South Africa. These fascinating and inspiring stories offer new perspectives on our relationships with technologies.

Ainissa Ramirez is a materials scientist and sought-after public speaker and science communicator. A Brown and Stanford graduate, she has worked as a research scientist at Bell Labs and held academic positions at Yale University and MIT. She has written for Time, Scientific American, the American Scientist, and Forbes, and makes regular appearances on PBS’s SciTech Now.
860.435.2838

Lenox, MA–Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, Murder She Float, A Mardi Gras Mystery @ Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum
Mar 14 @ 5:30 pm

Doors open at 5:00 pm, first course served at 5:30 pm

The Comical Mystery Tour ensemble returns with a new performance. Doors open at 5:00 pm. Program starts and first course served at 5:30 pm. The Wild Chalupas Krewe is hosting a party to choose the Queen to ride on their float in the Mardi Gras parade. Things seem to be going smoothly until one of the contestants is found expired. Who could have done it? Was it Maude E Graw, the organizer and representative of the sponsor or Matty Door, the costume designer. How about Dick C Lee, the overworked manager of the float build or was it the float Judge, Jim Teacher. Come along for some fun and mystery and don’t forget, you will be in New Orleans and won’t even have to pay for a ticket to get there.

Cost to attend is $42 per person including a full course dinner. A cash bar is available for beer, wine and soda. BYOB is not allowed due to liability issues. Reservations are required by Wednesday, Mar. 11th. S

Seating is limited. For reservations call us at (413)637-3206.

General Information: 413-637-3206
info@gildedage.org

Norfolk, CT–Roomful of Blues performance @ Infinity Music Hall
Mar 14 @ 8:00 pm

With 7 Blues Music Awards, 5 Grammy nominations, Roomful is indeed, America’s quintessential Blues band. Their winning combination of jump, swing, blues, R&B and soul remains their calling card, as does their ability to fill the dance floor. With a non-stop performance schedule for over 45 years, Roomful of Blues has earned critical, popular and radio success and a legion of fans around the globe, including the prestigious DownBeat International Critics Poll for “Best Blues Band”.

1.866.666.6306
boxoffice@infinityhall.com

Named Best of Hartford Magazine’s “Best Concert Venue”, “Best Place for Live Music”, “Best Special Events Venue” from 2016-2018. Infinity Music Hall Norfolk opened its doors in 2007. The venue, originally built in 1883 as a combination opera house, barbershop, and saloon- has been restored to include a world-class sound system and modern facilities, but still retains its original stage and ornate detail.

Mar
15
Sun
Pittsfield, MA–Suffragists in the Berkshires Exhibit– Pittsfield 10×10 Event @ Pittsfield Atheneum/Library
Mar 15 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Woman suffrage leaders came from the Berkshires and came to the Berkshires to promote the right to vote. To mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment extending the vote to women, the exhibit “Getting to Yes, Woman Suffrage in the Berkshire and Beyond” will be on display at the Berkshire Athenaeum from February 13 to March 31. Looking at the long journey to suffrage through the eyes of Berkshire County and its surroundings shows how one corner of the country intersected with the larger suffrage effort. One of the offerings in the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival in Pittsfield, the exhibit is a collaborative project undertaken by the Berkshire Historical Society, the Berkshire Athenaeum, OLLI and the Horizon program at Miss Hall’s School.

 

Norfolk, CT–Pink Talking Fish @ Infinity Music Hall
Mar 15 @ 8:00 pm

What happens when you combine the music of Pink Floyd, Talking Heads and Phish into one live experience…? PINK TALKING FISH!

Pink Talking Fish is a Hybrid Tribute Fusion Act that takes the music from three of the world’s most beloved bands and creates a special treat for fans of the music. Their creations have artistically inspired people and their mind-blowing live performances have brought people together to form a special sense of community around the love for their favorite band.

1.866.666.6306

boxoffice@infinityhall.com

Named Best of Hartford Magazine’s “Best Concert Venue”, “Best Place for Live Music”, “Best Special Events Venue” from 2016-2018. Infinity Music Hall Norfolk opened its doors in 2007. The venue, originally built in 1883 as a combination opera house, barbershop, and saloon- has been restored to include a world-class sound system and modern facilities, but still retains its original stage and ornate detail.

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Mar
16
Mon
Pittsfield, MA–Suffragists in the Berkshires Exhibit– Pittsfield 10×10 Event @ Pittsfield Atheneum/Library
Mar 16 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Woman suffrage leaders came from the Berkshires and came to the Berkshires to promote the right to vote. To mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment extending the vote to women, the exhibit “Getting to Yes, Woman Suffrage in the Berkshire and Beyond” will be on display at the Berkshire Athenaeum from February 13 to March 31. Looking at the long journey to suffrage through the eyes of Berkshire County and its surroundings shows how one corner of the country intersected with the larger suffrage effort. One of the offerings in the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival in Pittsfield, the exhibit is a collaborative project undertaken by the Berkshire Historical Society, the Berkshire Athenaeum, OLLI and the Horizon program at Miss Hall’s School.

 

Mar
17
Tue
Pittsfield, MA–Suffragists in the Berkshires Exhibit– Pittsfield 10×10 Event @ Pittsfield Atheneum/Library
Mar 17 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Woman suffrage leaders came from the Berkshires and came to the Berkshires to promote the right to vote. To mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment extending the vote to women, the exhibit “Getting to Yes, Woman Suffrage in the Berkshire and Beyond” will be on display at the Berkshire Athenaeum from February 13 to March 31. Looking at the long journey to suffrage through the eyes of Berkshire County and its surroundings shows how one corner of the country intersected with the larger suffrage effort. One of the offerings in the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival in Pittsfield, the exhibit is a collaborative project undertaken by the Berkshire Historical Society, the Berkshire Athenaeum, OLLI and the Horizon program at Miss Hall’s School.

 

Norfolk, CT–DICEY RILEY ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION @ Infinity Music Hall
Mar 17 @ 8:00 pm

Dicey Riley is a six-piece Alt-Irish band from Northampton, Massachusetts. Alt-Irish music is an energetic union of Celtic-influenced alternative rock, alt-country and contemporary arrangements of traditional music. “Alt-Irish” is a relatively new genre of music; Dicey may be the only band in the Northeast describing their music in this style. Sets also typically include straight-ahead Celtic Rock along with highly- traditional works, including songs sung solely in Gaelic.
1.866.666.6306

boxoffice@infinityhall.com

Named Best of Hartford Magazine’s “Best Concert Venue”, “Best Place for Live Music”, “Best Special Events Venue” from 2016-2018. Infinity Music Hall Norfolk opened its doors in 2007. The venue, originally built in 1883 as a combination opera house, barbershop, and saloon- has been restored to include a world-class sound system and modern facilities, but still retains its original stage and ornate detail.

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Mar
18
Wed
Pittsfield, MA–Suffragists in the Berkshires Exhibit– Pittsfield 10×10 Event @ Pittsfield Atheneum/Library
Mar 18 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Woman suffrage leaders came from the Berkshires and came to the Berkshires to promote the right to vote. To mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment extending the vote to women, the exhibit “Getting to Yes, Woman Suffrage in the Berkshire and Beyond” will be on display at the Berkshire Athenaeum from February 13 to March 31. Looking at the long journey to suffrage through the eyes of Berkshire County and its surroundings shows how one corner of the country intersected with the larger suffrage effort. One of the offerings in the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival in Pittsfield, the exhibit is a collaborative project undertaken by the Berkshire Historical Society, the Berkshire Athenaeum, OLLI and the Horizon program at Miss Hall’s School.

 

Lenox, MA–Writers in the House: A Conversation with our 2020 Writers-in-Residence @ The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home
Mar 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A discussion with The Mount’s 2020 Writers-in-Residence: Sue Miller, Patricia Park, and Dayna Tortorici

Novelist and Guggenheim fellow Sue Miller, Fullbright scholar and writer Patricia Park, and n+1 editor-in-chief and debut novelist Dayna Tortorici will discuss their past and present work, their careers, and their experience writing in the home of Edith Wharton. They will also touch on the legacy of Edith Wharton and her continuing influence on women writers. Moderated by Elissa Altman,

Mar
19
Thu
Pittsfield, MA–Suffragists in the Berkshires Exhibit– Pittsfield 10×10 Event @ Pittsfield Atheneum/Library
Mar 19 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Woman suffrage leaders came from the Berkshires and came to the Berkshires to promote the right to vote. To mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment extending the vote to women, the exhibit “Getting to Yes, Woman Suffrage in the Berkshire and Beyond” will be on display at the Berkshire Athenaeum from February 13 to March 31. Looking at the long journey to suffrage through the eyes of Berkshire County and its surroundings shows how one corner of the country intersected with the larger suffrage effort. One of the offerings in the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival in Pittsfield, the exhibit is a collaborative project undertaken by the Berkshire Historical Society, the Berkshire Athenaeum, OLLI and the Horizon program at Miss Hall’s School.

 

Salisbury, CT–White Hart Speaker Series: The Earth Is In Her Hands by Jennifer Jewell with Marta McDowell & Margaret Roach @ Salisbury Memorial Library
Mar 19 @ 6:00 pm

The Earth in Her Hands is a beautiful and empowering book by Jennifer Jewell—host of public radio’s award-winning program and podcast Cultivating Place—that introduces us to 75 extraordinary women working in the world of plants, including co-presenters this evening, Margaret Roach & Marta McDowell.

Working in wide-reaching fields that include botany, floral design, landscape architecture, farming, herbalism, and food justice, these influencers are creating change from the ground up. Profiled women include flower farmer Erin Benzakein; co director of Soul Fire Farm Leah Penniman; plantswoman Flora Grubb; edible and cultural landscape designer Leslie Bennett; Caribbean-American writer and gardener Jamaica Kincaid; soil scientist Elaine Ingham; landscape designer Ariella Chezar; floral designer Amy Merrick, and many more. Rich with personal stories and insights, Jewell’s portraits reveal a devotion that transcends age, locale, and background, reminding us of the profound role of green growing things in our world—and our lives.

860.435.2838

Mar
20
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–Suffragists in the Berkshires Exhibit– Pittsfield 10×10 Event @ Pittsfield Atheneum/Library
Mar 20 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Woman suffrage leaders came from the Berkshires and came to the Berkshires to promote the right to vote. To mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment extending the vote to women, the exhibit “Getting to Yes, Woman Suffrage in the Berkshire and Beyond” will be on display at the Berkshire Athenaeum from February 13 to March 31. Looking at the long journey to suffrage through the eyes of Berkshire County and its surroundings shows how one corner of the country intersected with the larger suffrage effort. One of the offerings in the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival in Pittsfield, the exhibit is a collaborative project undertaken by the Berkshire Historical Society, the Berkshire Athenaeum, OLLI and the Horizon program at Miss Hall’s School.

 

Sheffield, MA–Spring Equinox Meditation Walk @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Member Adult: $9; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $15; Nonmember Child: $5;

413.298.3239 x 3013
aduquette@thetrustees.org

Join us for a Spring Equinox celebration! Sandrine Harris will guide you through a one-hour experience connecting mindfulness practice with walking in nature and soaking in the meditative splendor of Bartholomew’s Cobble. Come and awaken your senses as we delight in the beginning of Spring!

Please wear comfortable clothes and layers for warmth, and shoes suitable for hiking. This is an easy-to-moderate walk, but it is on trails and includes stepped terrain. Children are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, supervised at all times and able to participate in what is mostly a silent practice.

Your Mindfulness Guide – Sandrine Harris, SEP, GCFP, is a mindfulness facilitator based in the Berkshires, inviting people from all walks of life to connect with nature and tune into the gifts of presence. She guides weekly meditations in the gardens at Naumkeag each summer and enjoys sharing practices that inspire connection and embodiment. Sandrine is the founder of Kinesoma.

Sheffield, MA–Spring Equinox Meditation Walk @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for a Spring Equinox celebration! Sandrine Harris will guide you through a one-hour experience connecting mindfulness practice with walking in nature and soaking in the meditative splendor of Bartholomew’s Cobble. Come and awaken your senses as we delight in the beginning of Spring!

Please wear comfortable clothes and layers for warmth, and shoes suitable for hiking. This is an easy-to-moderate walk, but it is on trails and includes stepped terrain. Children are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, supervised at all times and able to participate in what is mostly a silent practice.

Your Mindfulness Guide – Sandrine Harris, is a mindfulness facilitator based in the Berkshires, inviting people from all walks of life to connect with nature and tune into the gifts of presence. She guides weekly meditations in the gardens at Naumkeag each summer and enjoys sharing practices that inspire connection and embodiment. Sandrine is the founder of Kinesoma.

Cost
Member Adult: $12;
Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $20;
Nonmember Child: $5;

Contact
413.298.3239 x 3013

Mar
21
Sat
Pittsfield, MA–Suffragists in the Berkshires Exhibit– Pittsfield 10×10 Event @ Pittsfield Atheneum/Library
Mar 21 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Woman suffrage leaders came from the Berkshires and came to the Berkshires to promote the right to vote. To mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment extending the vote to women, the exhibit “Getting to Yes, Woman Suffrage in the Berkshire and Beyond” will be on display at the Berkshire Athenaeum from February 13 to March 31. Looking at the long journey to suffrage through the eyes of Berkshire County and its surroundings shows how one corner of the country intersected with the larger suffrage effort. One of the offerings in the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival in Pittsfield, the exhibit is a collaborative project undertaken by the Berkshire Historical Society, the Berkshire Athenaeum, OLLI and the Horizon program at Miss Hall’s School.

 

Stockbridge, MA–Virtual Reality Rockwell! @ Norman Rockwell Museum
Mar 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Saturday through June 6,  11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The magic of virtual reality (VR) gives a new view into Rockwell’s Four Freedoms. Discover the themes of the paintings, war time culture, Rockwell’s painting process, parodies of Rockwell’s paintings, and much more. 10 minute session, or as time permits.

413-298-4100

Lenox, MA–Berkshire Lyric Concert: Kick the Winter Blues: A Musical Trip to Ireland @ Lenox Town Hall Auditorium
Mar 21 @ 3:00 pm

Berkshire Lyric’s Annual Pop Concert with all of the choruses, two identical concerts
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Salisbury, CT–Era of Elegance: Lenox’s Ventfort Hall: Elegant Country Refuge of Morgans and Vanderbilt @ Scoville Memorial Library
Mar 21 @ 4:00 pm

Cosponsored by the Community Events Committee of the Salisbury Association

Ventfort Hall’s lively Jacobean roofline with crenellations, decorative chimneys, and magnificent curved gables have added Old World elegance to the staid New England landscape in Lenox since 1891. The estate -including two gate houses and a grand carriage house was built for members of the Morgan family once rooted in Hartford. The buildings were designed by Boston architects Rotch & Tilden and the landscape by John Huss, later President of the Connecticut Horticultural Society. After the Morgans’ day Ventfort’s paneled rooms were play places for young Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt and his bother George after their father’s death on the Lusitania.
Drawing on years of research on Lenox country houses Cornelia Brooke Gilder brings alive the Ventfort story using letters and photographs from old family albums. She has participated over the past twenty years in the rescue of this doomed landmark by the Ventfort Hall Association and its new life as Lenox’s Museum of the Gilded Age.

She also has contributed to two architectural guidebooks to Albany, NY where she worked with the New York State Preservation Office early in her career. At the Clark Art Institute in 2005 she was co-curator of “A Walk in the Country: Inness and the Berkshires” and at the Mount of a current exhibit on Edith Wharton’s husband, Teddy.
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Gt. Barrington, MA–Close Encounters With Music: The French Connection – Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Fauré @ The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm

$28 Upper Balcony / $52 Mezzanine & Orchestra

Mahaiwe Member Discounts do not apply for this performance.

The greatest period of creativity among French composers coincides with the emergence of Impressionist art. Attempting to define that French “je ne sais quoi” is as elusive as describing a bottle of Château Petrus. But, as exemplified by the music of Fauré (Piano Quartet No. 1), Debussy (the prophetically daring cello Sonate), Saint-Saëns (Rondo Capriccioso) and Lili Boulanger (D’un matin de printemps), tension between elegance, restraint and intense fervor is a hallmark of the French aesthetic. There is passion, powerful emotion and a remarkable level of concentration. The mood is sensuous, pleasure-oriented, delicately colored and shimmering with élan. Refinement is balanced with brilliant instrumental display in what is one of Fauré’s rare virtuoso pieces, in Saint-Saëns’ violin showpiece and Debussy’s 1918 captivating master work for cello. For sheer glamour and artistic vitality, late 19th and early 20th century Paris has not been surpassed and gave rise to lasting new isms and musical portraitists who created some of the best loved classical music of today. It’s the magic that was Paris.

Rachel Lee Priday, violin; Dov Scheindlin, viola; Mikael Darmanie, piano; Yehuda Hanani, cello

— Box Office: 413-528-0100

Sharon, CT–Song and Dance Men performance @ Sharon Playhouse
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm

5:30 pm Cocktails   —    6:30 pm Performance

Join award-winning artist Justin Boccitto, accompanied by Sol Bloch. Along with some special guests MacKenie Cutcliffe and Madi Beumee, he takes a journey through the tap dance legends who inspired “Song & Dance Men”. See the stylings of Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire and George M. Cohan with music by Geroge M. Cohan, Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, Michael Blevens and Justin Boccitto.
“It’s like the Rat-Pack meets a Gene Kelly television special.”
“One of the best kept secrets in New York”

$30 Cash Bar; $50 Open Bar

Norfolk, CT–Witch Hazel: Nature’s Little Power Plant! American Born, Hand Harvested, and Responsibly Made–A Great Mt. Forest Presentation @ Norfolk Library
Mar 21 @ 7:48 pm

REGISTER / EMAIL GET DIRECTIONS (860) 824-8188
Think you know witch hazel!? Think again… Join American Distilling in a presentation about one of America’s most popular skincare ingredients that is used from your nose to your toes and everything in-between! Learn about the past, present and future of this little power plant growing its way through generations of households. Since the late 1800’s, American Distilling’s Distilled Witch Hazel Extracts have been formulated into many of the world’s most recognized cosmetic and OTC pharmaceutical products. Kevin Jackowitz, Vice President and Brand Creative Director, will present a little about the past, present and future of Witch hazel – Nature’s little power plant!

To register, please email jean@greatmountainforest.org

FEE: Free, donations accepted

Norfolk, CT–CONNECTICUT TRANSIT AUTHORITY – THE ULTIMATE CHICAGO TRIBUTE BAND @ Infinity Music Hall
Mar 21 @ 8:00 pm

Winners of CTNow’s Best Tribute Band for 2018 and 2019, Connecticut Transit Authority faithfully recreates the music of one of the greatest American bands ever, Chicago. They focus on the early years of Chicago, better known as the “Terry Kath Era”, when the band was raw with emotion, heart and soul.

Songs from Chicago’s 1969 debut album Chicago Transit Authority through 1977’s Chicago XI are covered here with attention to detail and respect for the originators of these timeless classics.

1.866.666.6306

boxoffice@infinityhall.com

Named Best of Hartford Magazine’s “Best Concert Venue”, “Best Place for Live Music”, “Best Special Events Venue” from 2016-2018. Infinity Music Hall Norfolk opened its doors in 2007. The venue, originally built in 1883 as a combination opera house, barbershop, and saloon- has been restored to include a world-class sound system and modern facilities, but still retains its original stage and ornate detail.

Mar
22
Sun
Pittsfield, MA–Suffragists in the Berkshires Exhibit– Pittsfield 10×10 Event @ Pittsfield Atheneum/Library
Mar 22 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Woman suffrage leaders came from the Berkshires and came to the Berkshires to promote the right to vote. To mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment extending the vote to women, the exhibit “Getting to Yes, Woman Suffrage in the Berkshire and Beyond” will be on display at the Berkshire Athenaeum from February 13 to March 31. Looking at the long journey to suffrage through the eyes of Berkshire County and its surroundings shows how one corner of the country intersected with the larger suffrage effort. One of the offerings in the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival in Pittsfield, the exhibit is a collaborative project undertaken by the Berkshire Historical Society, the Berkshire Athenaeum, OLLI and the Horizon program at Miss Hall’s School.

 

Lenox, MA–Berkshire Lyric Concert: Kick the Winter Blues: A Musical Trip to Ireland @ Lenox Town Hall Auditorium
Mar 22 @ 3:00 pm

Berkshire Lyric’s Annual Pop Concert with all of the choruses, two identical concerts
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Norfolk, CT–SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ FESTIVAL 2020 @ Infinity Music Hall
Mar 22 @ 4:00 pm

1 PM and 4 pm performances

Infinity Hall Norfolk hosts the 2020 Southern New England High School Jazz Festival! Experience the amazing talent of New England’s talented high school musicians.

Orchestra Tickets: $15 || Mezzanine Tickets: $25

The performances will feature meticulously-practiced jazz ensembles performed by four CT high schools!

1:00 PM – WAMOGO and Farmington

4:00 PM – Canton and Litchfield

1.866.666.6306
boxoffice@infinityhall.com

Named Best of Hartford Magazine’s “Best Concert Venue”, “Best Place for Live Music”, “Best Special Events Venue” from 2016-2018. Infinity Music Hall Norfolk opened its doors in 2007. The venue, originally built in 1883 as a combination opera house, barbershop, and saloon- has been restored to include a world-class sound system and modern facilities, but still retains its original stage and ornate detail.

Mar
23
Mon
Pittsfield, MA–Suffragists in the Berkshires Exhibit– Pittsfield 10×10 Event @ Pittsfield Atheneum/Library
Mar 23 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Woman suffrage leaders came from the Berkshires and came to the Berkshires to promote the right to vote. To mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment extending the vote to women, the exhibit “Getting to Yes, Woman Suffrage in the Berkshire and Beyond” will be on display at the Berkshire Athenaeum from February 13 to March 31. Looking at the long journey to suffrage through the eyes of Berkshire County and its surroundings shows how one corner of the country intersected with the larger suffrage effort. One of the offerings in the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival in Pittsfield, the exhibit is a collaborative project undertaken by the Berkshire Historical Society, the Berkshire Athenaeum, OLLI and the Horizon program at Miss Hall’s School.

 

Mar
24
Tue
Pittsfield, MA–Suffragists in the Berkshires Exhibit– Pittsfield 10×10 Event @ Pittsfield Atheneum/Library
Mar 24 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Woman suffrage leaders came from the Berkshires and came to the Berkshires to promote the right to vote. To mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment extending the vote to women, the exhibit “Getting to Yes, Woman Suffrage in the Berkshire and Beyond” will be on display at the Berkshire Athenaeum from February 13 to March 31. Looking at the long journey to suffrage through the eyes of Berkshire County and its surroundings shows how one corner of the country intersected with the larger suffrage effort. One of the offerings in the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival in Pittsfield, the exhibit is a collaborative project undertaken by the Berkshire Historical Society, the Berkshire Athenaeum, OLLI and the Horizon program at Miss Hall’s School.

 

Mar
25
Wed
Pittsfield, MA–Suffragists in the Berkshires Exhibit– Pittsfield 10×10 Event @ Pittsfield Atheneum/Library
Mar 25 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Woman suffrage leaders came from the Berkshires and came to the Berkshires to promote the right to vote. To mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment extending the vote to women, the exhibit “Getting to Yes, Woman Suffrage in the Berkshire and Beyond” will be on display at the Berkshire Athenaeum from February 13 to March 31. Looking at the long journey to suffrage through the eyes of Berkshire County and its surroundings shows how one corner of the country intersected with the larger suffrage effort. One of the offerings in the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival in Pittsfield, the exhibit is a collaborative project undertaken by the Berkshire Historical Society, the Berkshire Athenaeum, OLLI and the Horizon program at Miss Hall’s School.

 

Norfolk, CT–COCO MONTOYA & RONNIE BAKER BROOKS
Mar 25 @ 8:00 pm

Coco Montoya and Ronnie Baker Brooks come together for a night of blues rock magic in our Norfolk Hall!

Between his white-hot guitar playing and his soulful, emotional vocals, Coco Montoya has talent to burn. In a career that spans almost four decades, he’s gone from drumming for blues icon Albert Collins to holding the lead guitar spot in John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers to leading his own band and touring worldwide. Years of constant touring, playing unforgettable shows at clubs, concert halls and festivals, have earned him his position at the top of the contemporary blues world.

1.866.666.6306

boxoffice@infinityhall.com

Named Best of Hartford Magazine’s “Best Concert Venue”, “Best Place for Live Music”, “Best Special Events Venue” from 2016-2018. Infinity Music Hall Norfolk opened its doors in 2007. The venue, originally built in 1883 as a combination opera house, barbershop, and saloon- has been restored to include a world-class sound system and modern facilities, but still retains its original stage and ornate detail.

Mar
26
Thu
Pittsfield, MA–Suffragists in the Berkshires Exhibit– Pittsfield 10×10 Event @ Pittsfield Atheneum/Library
Mar 26 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Woman suffrage leaders came from the Berkshires and came to the Berkshires to promote the right to vote. To mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment extending the vote to women, the exhibit “Getting to Yes, Woman Suffrage in the Berkshire and Beyond” will be on display at the Berkshire Athenaeum from February 13 to March 31. Looking at the long journey to suffrage through the eyes of Berkshire County and its surroundings shows how one corner of the country intersected with the larger suffrage effort. One of the offerings in the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival in Pittsfield, the exhibit is a collaborative project undertaken by the Berkshire Historical Society, the Berkshire Athenaeum, OLLI and the Horizon program at Miss Hall’s School.

 

Mar
27
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–Suffragists in the Berkshires Exhibit– Pittsfield 10×10 Event @ Pittsfield Atheneum/Library
Mar 27 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Woman suffrage leaders came from the Berkshires and came to the Berkshires to promote the right to vote. To mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment extending the vote to women, the exhibit “Getting to Yes, Woman Suffrage in the Berkshire and Beyond” will be on display at the Berkshire Athenaeum from February 13 to March 31. Looking at the long journey to suffrage through the eyes of Berkshire County and its surroundings shows how one corner of the country intersected with the larger suffrage effort. One of the offerings in the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival in Pittsfield, the exhibit is a collaborative project undertaken by the Berkshire Historical Society, the Berkshire Athenaeum, OLLI and the Horizon program at Miss Hall’s School.

 

Sharon, CT–Bats: Earth’s Allies @ Sharon Audubon Center
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join special guest Gerri Griswold for a lavishly illustrated talk that touches on the basics
of one of the most beneficial and maligned animals on our planet—the bat. How many species
of bats are there? Where do they live? Why are they so important to us? What is harming
them….and so much more will be addressed. Meet a live ambassador (if available)!

All ages are welcome
$5 adults/$3 kids for Audubon Members, $10 adults/$5 kids for Non-members
Pre-registration is appreciated
To pre-register, contact the Sharon Audubon Center at 860-364-0520 x105 and clearly leave
name, phone number, and number of people attending.

 

About the Speaker: Gerri Griswold is Director of Administration and Development at The White Memorial Conservation Center in Litchfield, Connecticut. She has handled bats for 27 years as a wildlife rehabilitator and educator and is licensed by the Connecticut Department of
Energy and Environmental Protection and the United States Department of Agriculture to keep and exhibit non-releasable bats and more recently, porcupines for education.
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Norfolk, CT–10,000 Maniacs @ Infinity Music Hall
Mar 27 @ 8:00 pm

One of the most critically acclaimed bands of the last three decades, 10,000 Maniacs were founded by Robert Buck, Dennis Drew, Steven Gustafson, John Lombardo and Natalie Merchant in the fall of 1981. Jerry Augustyniak joined in 1983. Together with artists like R.E.M. they defined college rock and created the first wave of alternative rock bands and what became known as the alternative rock format on FM radio.

The band has covered plenty of ground in its 35-plus years, from cult-herodom to international stardom, to their current status as a cornerstone alternative band. But the sound and spirit of 10,000 Maniacs remains consistent. The live shows embrace their entire catalogue, and the lineup is still anchored by four of the six original members.

1.866.666.6306

boxoffice@infinityhall.com

Named Best of Hartford Magazine’s “Best Concert Venue”, “Best Place for Live Music”, “Best Special Events Venue” from 2016-2018. Infinity Music Hall Norfolk opened its doors in 2007. The venue, originally built in 1883 as a combination opera house, barbershop, and saloon- has been restored to include a world-class sound system and modern facilities, but still retains its original stage and ornate detail.

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Pittsfield, MA–Jack Waldheim & The Criminal Hearts @ The Colonial Theatre--The Garage
Mar 27 @ 8:00 pm

Ticket Office: (413) 997-4444

Jack Waldheim & The Criminal Hearts have been playing original music for over ten years. Their sound cannot be defined or contained by current labels. They range in style from funky old blues and slam poetry, to Waitsian melancholy and acoustic rock. This dynamic band brings an edgy heart to their music that keeps the listener engaged and involved throughout their performance. The current talented lineup includes: Jack Waldheim, Dylan Bencivenga, Pete Adams, Benny Kohn and Aaron Dean

Mar
28
Sat
Pittsfield, MA–Suffragists in the Berkshires Exhibit– Pittsfield 10×10 Event @ Pittsfield Atheneum/Library
Mar 28 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Woman suffrage leaders came from the Berkshires and came to the Berkshires to promote the right to vote. To mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment extending the vote to women, the exhibit “Getting to Yes, Woman Suffrage in the Berkshire and Beyond” will be on display at the Berkshire Athenaeum from February 13 to March 31. Looking at the long journey to suffrage through the eyes of Berkshire County and its surroundings shows how one corner of the country intersected with the larger suffrage effort. One of the offerings in the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival in Pittsfield, the exhibit is a collaborative project undertaken by the Berkshire Historical Society, the Berkshire Athenaeum, OLLI and the Horizon program at Miss Hall’s School.

 

Stockbridge, MA–Virtual Reality Rockwell! @ Norman Rockwell Museum
Mar 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Saturday through June 6,  11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The magic of virtual reality (VR) gives a new view into Rockwell’s Four Freedoms. Discover the themes of the paintings, war time culture, Rockwell’s painting process, parodies of Rockwell’s paintings, and much more. 10 minute session, or as time permits.

413-298-4100

Lenox, MA–Someone Must Wash the Dishes: An Anti-Suffrage Satire @ Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum
Mar 28 @ 3:30 pm

Victorian tea:  Celebrate the Centennial of Woman Suffrage with this hilarious parody of the arguments against females voting. They sound crazy now, but for 72 years, those arguments denied women the ballot and equal rights. Someone Must Wash the Dishes: An Anti-Suffrage Satire pairs pro-Suffragist Marie Jenney Howe’s 1913 “An Anti-Suffrage Monologue” with a lively lecture explaining why women’s voting would lead to anarchy, financial ruin, and “make every home a hell on earth.” Performed by professional actress Michèle LaRue and directed by Warren Kliewer, Someone Must Wash the Dishes has toured coast-to-coast, garnering reviews ranging from, “Better than the best stand-ups!” to, “I would have learned a lot more in school if she had been our teacher!” This performance is made possible thanks to the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum’s “100 Events for 100 Years” initiative commemorating the 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial. A Victorian tea will follow the performance. Cost to attend is $28 with an advance reservation and $32 the day off. Reservations are strongly recommended as seating is limited. Call us for a reservation at (413) 637-3206.

General Information: 413-637-3206
info@gildedage.org

Salisbury, CT–The Fight for Women’s Suffrage in Connecticut, presented by Ilene Frank, Chief Curator of the Connecticut Historical Society @ Scoville Memorial Library
Mar 28 @ 4:00 pm

In collaboration with the Salisbury Association Historical Society

2020 marks only the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote nationwide. As in many other states the women of Connecticut worked tirelessly and seemingly endlessly to achieve this goal. Ilene Frank will use items from the CHS collection including photographs, letters, pamphlets, and newspaper headlines to understand one of the most hard-fought political battles of American history. You’ll learn about suffragists like Katharine Houghton Hepburn, Mary Townsend Seymour, and Isabella Beecher Hooker, as well as some Connecticut women who fought tooth-and-nail against women getting the vote.

Ilene Frank is the Connecticut Historical Society’s Chief Curator overseeing exhibitions, education, collections, state-wide folklife program and marketing for the museum and library.

The Connecticut Historical Society, Connecticut’s official historical society, is a private, nonprofit, educational organization established in 1825. Located in Hartford, the institution is home to a museum and library of state history, the Edgar F. Waterman Research Center, and the Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program – the state’s official folk and traditional arts initiative. All are open to the public and funded by private contributions. The organization’s historical collection includes more than 4 million manuscripts, graphics, books, artifacts, and other materials accessible at its Hartford campus and on loan at other organizations.

Pittsfield, MA–Takin’ It To The Streets: The Doobie Brothers Tribute Show @ the Colonial Theatre
Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm

Takin’ It To The Streets is the ultimate Doobie Brothers tribute show, featuring all of The Doobie’s greatest hits and more, with stunning accuracy. With amazing vocals and top notch musicianship, audiences will hear iconic hits such as, “Long Train Runnin’,” “China Grove,” “Listen To The Music,” “Takin’ It To The Streets,” “What A Fool Believes,” “Rockin’ Down The Highway,” “Minute By Minute,” “Black Water” and many more!

Ticket Office: (413) 997-4444
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Mar
29
Sun
Pittsfield, MA–Suffragists in the Berkshires Exhibit– Pittsfield 10×10 Event @ Pittsfield Atheneum/Library
Mar 29 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Woman suffrage leaders came from the Berkshires and came to the Berkshires to promote the right to vote. To mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment extending the vote to women, the exhibit “Getting to Yes, Woman Suffrage in the Berkshire and Beyond” will be on display at the Berkshire Athenaeum from February 13 to March 31. Looking at the long journey to suffrage through the eyes of Berkshire County and its surroundings shows how one corner of the country intersected with the larger suffrage effort. One of the offerings in the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival in Pittsfield, the exhibit is a collaborative project undertaken by the Berkshire Historical Society, the Berkshire Athenaeum, OLLI and the Horizon program at Miss Hall’s School.

 

Pittsfield, MA–Children’s Story Walk at The Boulders with Berkshire Natural Resources Council
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us in reading Whose Tracks Are These? while we walk the Healthy Heart Loop and keep our eyes out for animal activity.

Easy (0.5-mile loop, no elevation changes)

Description: Join us in a story walk! The pages of Whose Tracks Are These? A Clue Book of Familiar Forest Animals by Jim Nail will be posted on stakes. As we walk through the hemlock forest we’ll stop at each page, read it, and guess which animal the book is referring to. Along the way, we’ll listen and look for animals and animal signs. This event is geared toward young children, but all are ages welcome. Please wear sturdy footwear and appropriate layers.

GPS: 42.4816, -73.1783 (trailhead parking on Gulf Road)

Email Mariah at mauman@bnrc.org or call 413-499-0596 (M-F, 9-5) with any questions Severe weather will cancel the event.
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Lenox, MA–Music and Medicine with Concetta Tomaino @ The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home
Mar 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

COST:$20, includes light refreshment

800-843-0778
This is a program presented by Close Encounters with Music at The Mount. Close collaborator of Dr. Oliver Sacks, author of the breakthrough book Awakenings (made into a movie starring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams), Concetta Tomaino has done groundbreaking research on the uses of music in the neurological rehabilitation of patients living with the effects of autism, dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, as well as stroke and trauma. She is executive director of the Institute for Music and Neurological Function and a faculty member at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her work has been featured in A Matter of Dignity by Andrew Potok, The Mozart Effect by Don Campbell, Sounds of Healing by Mitchell Gaynor and Age Protectors (Rodale Press) and covered on the BBC and CBS News. She is the recipient of numerous awards, most notably the Award of Accomplishment from Music Therapists for Peace at the UN; the Touchstone Award from Women in Music, and the Zella Bronfman Butler Award for “outstanding work on behalf of individuals with physical, developmental or learning disabilities.”

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH MUSIC stands at the intersection of music, art, and the vast richness of Western culture. Entertaining, erudite, lively commentary puts the composers and their times in perspective to enrich and enlighten your concert experience.

Mar
30
Mon
Pittsfield, MA–Suffragists in the Berkshires Exhibit– Pittsfield 10×10 Event @ Pittsfield Atheneum/Library
Mar 30 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Woman suffrage leaders came from the Berkshires and came to the Berkshires to promote the right to vote. To mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment extending the vote to women, the exhibit “Getting to Yes, Woman Suffrage in the Berkshire and Beyond” will be on display at the Berkshire Athenaeum from February 13 to March 31. Looking at the long journey to suffrage through the eyes of Berkshire County and its surroundings shows how one corner of the country intersected with the larger suffrage effort. One of the offerings in the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival in Pittsfield, the exhibit is a collaborative project undertaken by the Berkshire Historical Society, the Berkshire Athenaeum, OLLI and the Horizon program at Miss Hall’s School.

 

Pittsfield, MA– WordxWord Event: Running in Place [in America] @ Berkshire Museum
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm

Poets Creating Conversation
Berkshire Museum

Whether it’s two steps forward, one step back, or one step forward and two steps back, we’ve challenged poets to blow out the candle that’s burning at both ends and shake our collective soul.

Slots are limited, register online to get on the list.

Mar
31
Tue
Pittsfield, MA–Suffragists in the Berkshires Exhibit– Pittsfield 10×10 Event @ Pittsfield Atheneum/Library
Mar 31 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Woman suffrage leaders came from the Berkshires and came to the Berkshires to promote the right to vote. To mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment extending the vote to women, the exhibit “Getting to Yes, Woman Suffrage in the Berkshire and Beyond” will be on display at the Berkshire Athenaeum from February 13 to March 31. Looking at the long journey to suffrage through the eyes of Berkshire County and its surroundings shows how one corner of the country intersected with the larger suffrage effort. One of the offerings in the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival in Pittsfield, the exhibit is a collaborative project undertaken by the Berkshire Historical Society, the Berkshire Athenaeum, OLLI and the Horizon program at Miss Hall’s School.

 

Apr
2
Thu
Norfolk, CT–The Outlaws @ Infinity Music Hall
Apr 2 @ 8:15 pm

For The Outlaws, it’s always been about the music. For more than 40 years, the Southern Rock legends have celebrated triumphs and endured tragedies to remain one of the most influential and best-loved bands of the genre. Today, The Outlaws have returned with new music, new focus and an uncompromising new mission: It’s about a band of brothers bound together by history, harmony and the road. It’s about a group that respects its own legacy while refusing to be defined by its past. But most of all, it’s about pride.

1.866.666.6306

boxoffice@infinityhall.com

Named Best of Hartford Magazine’s “Best Concert Venue”, “Best Place for Live Music”, “Best Special Events Venue” from 2016-2018. Infinity Music Hall Norfolk opened its doors in 2007. The venue, originally built in 1883 as a combination opera house, barbershop, and saloon- has been restored to include a world-class sound system and modern facilities, but still retains its original stage and ornate detail.

Apr
3
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–Madelyn Gardner & The Happy Accidents @ the Colonial Theatre
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm

American-funk band Madelyn Gardner & The Happy Accidents met in the mountains of Western Massachusetts during college in 2010, and have been making music ever since. Showcasing an eclectic range of cover songs from musical powerhouses such as Amy Winehouse, Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Wonder, to original tunes that aim to make your heart happy, Madelyn Gardner & The Happy Accidents are sure to get your body groovin’.

Madelyn Gardner: vocals, Daniel O’Connell: guitar/keys, Matt Shiebler: bass, Tim Shiebler: drums/vocals.

icket Office: (413) 997-4444

 

Apr
4
Sat
Stockbridge, MA–Virtual Reality Rockwell! @ Norman Rockwell Museum
Apr 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Saturday through June 6,  11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The magic of virtual reality (VR) gives a new view into Rockwell’s Four Freedoms. Discover the themes of the paintings, war time culture, Rockwell’s painting process, parodies of Rockwell’s paintings, and much more. 10 minute session, or as time permits.

413-298-4100

Lakeville, CT–Hotchkiss Philharmonic with Andreas Frölich, piano @ The Hotchkiss School-Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center
Apr 4 @ 7:30 pm

The Hotchkiss Philharmonic will be joined by guest pianist Andreas Frölich

 

Pittsfield, MA–Pickin’ Dylan with Rev Tor & Friends @ the Colonial Theatre
Apr 4 @ 8:00 pm

Rev Tor & Friends return to The Colonial Stage to celebrate the music and spirit of Bob Dylan in an unconventional and creative way. By interweaving Dylan’s iconic music and lyrics with bluegrass rhythms and instrumentation, Rev Tor & Friends pull off an inventive, foot stomping performance of Bob Dylan’s classic hits, such as: “Blowin’ In The Wind,” “Like A Rolling Stone,” “The Times They Are A-Changin,’” and so many more!

Backed by a core band of pickers from The Rev Tor Band, The Picky Bastards and The Whisky Treaty Roadshow, this one-of-a-kind night will feature an all-star line-up of guest artists, including: Madelyn Gardner, David Grover, Tory Hanna, Billy Keane, Mike McMann, Chris Merenda, Matt Mervis, Rob Sanzone and more!

Ticket Office: (413) 997-4444