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November 5-11 • November 12-18 • November 19-25November 26-Dec.2

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MUSIC


Caffè Lena • Hal Ketchum — follows his muse from bluesy, roadhouse rock & roll to jazzy folk and blues • 3 & 7 pm • info and tickets ($55/$50 or $27.50 for children/students) at www.caffelena.org

 

Clark • The Four Nations Ensemble, led by Artistic Director Andrew Appel, presents a lively selection of music based on the paintings of Thomas Gainsborough • 3 pm • Concert tickets are $35/$25. Following the concert, there will be an English Tea, featuring gourmet teas and assorted elegant sweets. for $20/$18. Tickets at www.clarkart.edu or 413-458-0524

 

Close Encounters with Music • “Conversations with . . . “ series of talks: Today, Mitchell Cohen presents “The Politics of Opera”: A History from Monteverdi to Mozart. Cohen underscores the political dimensions of libretti and ideological elements of opera, which absorbs and mirrors currents of the day in dramatic dress-up • 3 pm • at St. James Place, Grc5ceat Barrington, MA • info and tickets ($20) at www.cewm.org, at 800-843-0778, or at the door

 

Helsinki Hudson • Author-poet Taylor Mali — one of the few genuine celebrities to emerge from the competitive slam-poetry scene • 7 pm (doors 5 pm) • info and tickets ($18-$22) at helsinkihudson.com


Mahaiwe • Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, “the king and queen of the banjo” • 7 pm • $30-$80 • www.mahaiwe.org


Oldcastle • L’Ensemble chamber music group presents “Good Vibrations,” a concert featuring such seldom heard, highly vibrating instruments as the theramin, glass armonica, and saw • 3 pm •
Tickets are $18 in advance $25 at door and $10 for students. Advance tickets are available at www.oldcastletheatre.org or by calling 802-447-0564

 

Paramount • Rosanne Cash, one of the country’s pre-eminent singer/songwriters • 7 pm • info and tickets ($40-$45) at www.paramountvt.org or 802-775-0903

 

Simon’s Rock • South Berkshire Concerts: Sarah Cunningham and Richard Egarr, two leading figures in the early music world, perform an all-Bach program including the three sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord, transcriptions of an organ trio and a solo flute partita, and some excerpts from the Well-Tempered Clavier for solo harpsichord • 3 pm • Kellogg Music Center • more info at simons-rock.edu/events


Skidmore • Concert by Skidmore College Orchestra • 4 pm • Zankel Music Center • Adults $8, Senior citizens $5 • info at 518-580-5321 or www.skidmore.edu/Zankel


Not So Common Players • dinner theater “Women in My Life” starring Jerry Grezinger (runs Nov. 11 & 12) — book, music and lyrics by Jay Kerr. As originally produced at Fort Salem Theater, Salem, NY • today’s time, noon • at the Hilton Garden Inn, 30 Clinton Country Road, Clifton Park, NY • tickets ($50) may be reserved by credit card at www.eventbrite.com/e/dinner-theater-women-in-my-life-tickets-36609615345 • more info from Karen Harvey at 518-631-6502

 

FILM


Images • “Jane” about Jane Goodall using footage shot by future husband Hugo van Lawick of her first experiences in Gombe, Tanzinia in the 1960’s (runs through Nov. 16) • today’s times, 3 & 5:30 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

Temple Sinai • Saratoga
Jewish Community Arts
presents the classic film “Hester Street,” a portrait of the Jewish immigrant experience at the turn of the 20th Century • 7 pm • at Temple Sinai, 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs • $5 donation requested • For reservations or info, please call 518-584 8730, option 2

 

MISC.

 

Northshire (Saratoga store) • Broadway star Alexandra Silber, author of “After Anatevka,” is featured speaker, at The Fourth Annual Jewish Book and Hanukkah Sale, at Congregation Shaara Tfille • The sale runs from 10 am to 4 pm. Silber begins speaking at about 1 pm for about an hour • at Congregation Shaara Tfille, 84 Weibel Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY • Admission for Silber’s talk $5 • Reservations not needed but are appreciated. (Call 518-584-2370) Walk-ins welcome • Info at www.saratogasynagogue.org • ticket info at www.northshire.com


 

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MUSIC


Skidmore • Flute Recital: Skidmore students perform solos interspersed with light discussion • 5:30 pm • Zankel Music Center, ELM, room 117 • info at 518-580-5321 or www.skidmore.edu/Zankel


Williams • Visiting Artist Series: Blue Heron — Committed to vivid live performance informed by the study of original source materials and historical performance practices • 8 pm • Chapin • free • music.williams.edu

 

THEATER


Home Made Theater announces open auditions for their February production of the madcap comedy “Inspecting Carol” by Daniel J. Sullivan • 6:30-8:00 pm (also offered on 11/14) • at the Spa Little Theater in Saratoga Spa State Park • For a detailed flyer with character descriptions or questions about the audition, contact HMT at 518-587-4427, or visit their web site at www.homemadetheater.org

 

FILM


Images • “Jane” about Jane Goodall using footage shot by future husband Hugo van Lawick of her first experiences in Gombe, Tanzinia in the 1960’s (runs through Nov. 16) • today’s times, 2:30, 4:30, & 9:15 pm • www.imagescinema.

 

MISC.


Skidmore • International Week Lecture: “Cultural Competency for Millennials and GenXers” by Tayo Rockson, who runs UYD Management, a consulting firm that helps organizations incorporate sustainable diversity and inclusion practices • 7 pm • Gannett Auditorium • For more info call 518-580-5355

 

Nature Institute • “Celebrating Henry David Thoreau at Two Hundred: the Path
Ahead” — Talk by Christina Root on the 200th anniversary of the birth of Henry Thoreau. This talk explores Thoreau’s great gifts as a writer, his ability to embody the life of nature in his language, and to help us to get a sense of the whole without resorting to abstraction • 7:30 pm • 518-672-0116 or www.natureinstitute.org


Northshire Women Reading Group (Manchester store) meets to discuss “The Heretic’s Daughter” by Kathleen Kent • 6 pm • at The Inn at Manchester, 3967 Main St., Manchester Center, VT • Please email Denise Elwell at delwells@gmail.com to inquire or join this group



 

Tuesday
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THEATER

 

Home Made Theater announces open auditions for their February production of the madcap comedy “Inspecting Carol” by Daniel J. Sullivan • 6:30-8:00 pm (also offered on 11/13) • at the Spa Little Theater in Saratoga Spa State Park • For a detailed flyer with character descriptions or questions about the audition, contact HMT at 518-587-4427, or visit their web site at www.homemadetheater.org

 

FILM

 

Crandall Library • film “Tribal Justice” (2017). Two formidable Native American women, both chief judges in their tribe’s courts, strive to reduce incarceration rates and heal their people • 2:30 & 6:30 pm • Community Room • more info at 518-792-6508, x3 or www.crandalllibrary.org.

 

 

Images • “Jane” about Jane Goodall using footage shot by future husband Hugo van Lawick of her first experiences in Gombe, Tanzinia in the 1960’s (runs through Nov. 16) • today’s times, 2:30, 4:30, 7 & 9 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.

 

Williams • lecture by Jessie Ann Owens of UC Davis, “From Madrigal to Mass in the 16th Century” • 4:15 pm • Bernhard Music Center Room 30 • free • music.williams.edu

 

Clark • Looking and Lunching talk: “Monet’s Holland” — Jay A. Clarke, Manton Curator of Prints, Drawing, and Photographs, discusses Claude Monet’s oil painting “Tulip Fields at Sassenheim” • noon • clarkart.edu

Northshire (Manchester store) • Stacy Mitchell, co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance talks with Anne Galloway, founder and editor of VTDigger.org about “Amazon’s Stealth Invasion of Vermont” • 6:30 pm • www.northshire.com

 

Skidmore • Curator’s Tour • noon • Tang • more info at 518-580-8080


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MUSIC


Caffè Lena • Mandolinist Alan Epstein hosts a popular monthly Bluegrass Jam at Caffe Lena • Note new time: doors 6:30 pm; music at 7 • $5, or free for students • www.caffelena.org

 

FILM

 

Images • “Jane” about Jane Goodall using footage shot by future husband Hugo van Lawick of her first experiences in Gombe, Tanzinia in the 1960’s (runs through Nov. 16) • today’s times, 2:30, 4:30, 7 & 9 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.


Skidmore • Panel talk with Shari Cavin and Randall Morris about the objects in the Schick Gallery’s Woven World exhibition and about their lives as art collectors and gallery owners • 5:30 pm • Filene recital Hall • For more information call 518-580-5027


Tri-County Garden Club holds a white elephant style auction at today’s November meeting to raise money for their scholarship fund. Members and guests are asked to bring 4 items, including at least one baked good, as well as money to purchase tickets. Guests are always welcome • 11 am • at the Hartford Methodist Church, Main Street in Hartford, NY. For more info, please contact Peggy Lynch at 760-383-1812 or pldanapt@gmail.com




 

Thursday
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MUSIC


Caffè Lena • Gaelynn Lea — combines elements of classical, folk, and Celtic music to craft unforgettable songs. Lea has Osteogenesis Imperfecta, a genetic condition that causes complications in the development of bones and limbs, yet this obstacle has only increased her determination to rise to the top of the music world • 7 pm • info and tickets ($18/$16 or $9 for children/students) at www.caffelena.org


THEATER
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Williams • “The Wolves” (runs Nov. 9-11 & 16-18) • 7:30 pm

 

FILM


Images • “Jane” about Jane Goodall using footage shot by future husband Hugo van Lawick of her first experiences in Gombe, Tanzinia in the 1960’s (runs through Nov. 16) • today’s times, 2:30, 4:30, 7 & 9 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.

 

Northshire (Saratoga store) • ticketed event:Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor, creators of the Welcome to Night Vale podcast present “It Devours! — A Welcome to Night Vale Novel” • 7 pm • at Gannett Auditorium in Palamountain Hall. Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY • ticket info at www.northshire.com


Audubon West Rutland Marsh Walk • A monthly bird monitoring walk at this Important Bird Area (IBA). Kids, new birders and non-members always welcome. Join the group for the 3.7 mile loop around the marsh (dirt and paved roads) or go halfway • Meet 8 am • at the West Rutland Price Chopper parking lot • For more info contact birding@rutlandcountyaudubon.org


Schuylerville Public Library • Crafting with the Library. Create a small red cardinal out of wool roving and felt. All supplies provided. Register online for this free workshop. Ages 12 & up • 6 pm • 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville, NY • info at 518-695-6641 or schuylervillelibrary.sals.edu



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MUSIC


Caffè Lena • Lori Lieberman — unguarded, poignant lyrics, beautiful voice and folk guitar and piano have recently been heard on stage at Carnegie Hall • 8 pm • info and tickets ($25/$22 or $12.50 for children/students) at www.caffelena.org

 

Skidmore • Beatlemore Skidmania (also on 10/18) • today’s time, 8 pm • Zankel Music Center • Adults $10, Senior citizens $7, students and children $5 • info at 518-580-5321 or www.skidmore.edu/Zankel

 

Williams • Berkshire Symphony presents “Pastorale d’ete” by Arthur Honneger and Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto with guest artist Yevgeny Kutik. Also on the program is Walter Piston’s “Serenata,” and George Gershwin’s “American in Paris” • 8 pm in Chapin (Pre-Concert Talk with conductor Ronald Feldman at 7:15 in Brooks-Rogers) • music.williams.edu

 

DANCE

 

Williams • The Fall All Dance Department Concert: Kusika/Zambezi. Kusika is an ensemble dedicated to performing dance, drumming, and storytelling from Africa and the African diaspora. Founded in 1992, Zambezi has been inspired by traditional Zimbabwean music as well as contemporary African styles • 8 pm • MainStage • • music.williams.edu

 

Mahaiwe • Hip Hop Theatre with Open Thought Productions. This special performance is the culmination of a four day school residency featuring students from Monument Valley Regional Middle School, Mt. Everett Regional Middle School, and St.Mary’s School performing with the professional dancers from Open Thought Productions • 7 pm • $5 • www.mahaiwe.org

 

‘Yoga Place • Come dance at Nataraja, a monthly gathering for the local dance community on the third Friday of each month. The forming of Nataraja “came out of a desire from and for dancers of any shape, size and ability to have a safe and fun place to find their artistic expression” • 7:00-8:30 pm • at The Yoga Place, 532 Main Street in Bennington, VT • $5 donation (for the Greater Bennington Interfaith Community Services) • Please call 802-442-5331 for more information

 

THEATER
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Hubbard Hall • preview #1 “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” (runs Fri-Sun, Nov. 17-Dec. 3, with exceptions) • 7:30 pm


Williams • “The Wolves” (runs Nov. 9-11 & 16-18) • 7:30 pm]

 

FILM

 

Images • “The Square” directed by Ruben Östlund who made waves with “Force Majeure” (runs Nov. 17-21) • today’s times, 1, 5:30 & 8:15 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.

 

Northshire (Manchester store) • special evening of poetry readings by a group of stellar Vermont poets in celebration of their new anthology, “Roads Taken: Contemporary Vermont Poetry” • 6 pm • www.northshire.com

 

Schuylerville Public Library • Open Crochet Club. All levels welcome! Bring a project to work on, or just work on the basics. Materials provided • 6 pm • 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville, NY • info at 518-695-6641 schuylervillelibrary.sals.edu

 

 

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MUSIC


Bennington Baroque presents Seven Times Salt with “The World Turn’d Upside Down: Music of the English Civil War” • 7:30 pm • at the Carriage Barn, Park-McCullough House, North Bennington • Pay what you will • See www.seventimessalt.com for more information about the group

 

Berkshire Theatre Group • David Grover’s Free Children’s Concert. A Berkshires favorite who led Arlo Guthrie’s band for many years
• 11 am • at the Garage in the Colonial • Call the Box Office to reserve your free tickets,
413-997-4444. 6 tickets per transaction

 

Caffè Lena • The Lustre Kings, true-hearted classic rock and roll band • 8 pm • info and tickets ($22/$20 or $11 for children/students) at www.caffelena.org

 

Helsinki Hudson • Tim O’Brien, bluegrass/roots-music superstar. A Grammy Award winner, he’s an old-time singer-songwriter who plays multiple instruments, including guitar, fiddle, mandolin, and banjo • 8 pm (doors 6 pm) • info and tickets ($25-$30) at helsinkihudson.com

 

Jamaica (VT) Town Hall Concert Series • A Harvest of Talent — community talent show • 6 pm • Jamaica Town Hall, Main Street (Rt. 30), Jamaica • $10 at door

 

Mahaiwe • The Arlo Guthrie Family Show. Arlo’s children Abe and Sarah Lee join their dad to present music of the Guthrie Generations • 8 pm • $26-$70 • www.mahaiwe.org

 

Paramount • David Crosby and Friends, two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash • 8 pm • info and tickets ($55-$75) at www.paramountvt.org or 802-775-0903

 

Skidmore • Beatlemore Skidmania (also on 10/17) • today’s time, 2 pm • Zankel Music Center • Adults $10, Senior citizens $7, students and children $5 • info at 518-580-5321 or www.skidmore.edu/Zankel

 

DANCE

 

Lenox Contra Dance • live music by Bethany Waickman guitar, sizzling mandolin and banjo by Glen Loper, and hot fiddler Dave Langford, with Luke Donforth calling • 8-11 pm with beginners’ workshop at 7:45 • Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker Street, Lenox, MA • $12/$6 • more info at www.LenoxContraDance.org

 

Petersburgh Veteran Memorial Community Center • Harvest Dance with
Jack Empie and Friends. Playing electric as well as acoustic guitar, Jack plays various types of music with an ever changing cast of his talented musician friends • 7 pm • 71 Main Street (Route 2), Petersburgh, NY • $5 adults; under 18 free •

 

 

Hubbard Hall • Opening Night Dinner to celebrate “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” • 5:30 pm • at Round House Bakery Café • dinner only $40; dinner & 7:30 pm play $60; dinner & 7:30 pm play with Hubbard Hall Pass $30 • reservations and info at 518-677-2495 or www.hubbardhall.org

 

THEATER
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Hubbard Hall • “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” (runs Fri-Sun, Nov. 17-Dec. 3, with exceptions) • times: 2:00 pm (preview) & 7:30 pm (opening)


Williams • “The Wolves” (runs Nov. 9-11 & 16-18) • 7:30 pm

 

FILM

 

Images • “The Square” directed by Ruben Östlund who made waves with “Force Majeure” (runs Nov. 17-21) • today’s times, 1:30, 4:30 & 7:30 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

Sanctuary for Independent Media • Muslim and openly gay, Parvez Sharma travels to Mecca to reveal a never-before-seen side of Islam with his book and film, “A Sinner in Mecca” • 7 pm • at The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Avenue in North Troy • more info and directions at 518-272-2390 or www.mediasanctuary.org

 

MISC.

 

 

Bennington Center for Arts • Portrait Drawing and Painting Workshop with Stella Ehrich. Suitable for beginners and advanced artists alike, this workshop uses live portrait models who hold the same pose for the duration of the workshop. Beginners have the option to work from plaster casts • today and tomorrow, 9 am-noon & 2-5 pm each day • more info and registration at www.thebennington.org


Northshire (Manchester store) • Experience the holiday traditions of our ancestors as Kim Spensley (author) and Heather Bellanca (illustrator) present their beautiful children’s book “A Hounds Holiday” • 11 am • www.northshire.com

 

Northshire (Manchester store) • Philip Ackerman-Leist, a professor at Green Mountain College, presents “A Precautionary Tale: How One Small Town Banned Pesticides, Preserved Its Food Heritage, and Inspired a Movement” • 7 pm • www.northshire.com

 

Northshire (Saratoga store) • An evening conversation with Avon romance authors Alisha Ria, Maya Rodale and Joanna Shupe. Enjoy tasty food & drink as you hear from these three authors about their latest work • 7 pm • www.northshire.com

 

ALL YOU CAN EAT
Pancake Supper •
pancakes, bacon, sausage,
homefries, dessert, coffee,
juice, etc. • 4-7 pm • Argyle American Legion Post,
1518 on Route 40 (Sheridan Street) • info from Walt Caprood at 518-638-7083

 

Berkshire Grown Thanksgiving Holiday Farmers’ Market featuring locally grown and produced foods, including fruits and vegetables, cheese, meats, bread, and more, plus live music and children’s activities • 10 am-2 pm • at Monument Valley Middle School (313 Monument Valley Road in Great Barrington) Also in Williamstown on 11/19 • free admission • berkshiregrown.org


Hebron United Presbyterian Church • Rummage and Food Sale • 3153 County Route 30 West Hebron, NY; 518-854-3729


Holiday Lighted Tractor Parade in Greenwich, NY • Come for the 5th year of the annual Holiday Lighted Tractor Parade and pick your favorites! Parade winners chosen in each of the following categories: Best in Show, Best Use of Lights, Most Creative, Best Small Tractor/Lawn Tractor, Best Float, Best Musical Entry, Best Antique, and Best GGCC Member Entry • 6:30 pm • Historic Downtown Greenwich, NY • more info and entry \forms at www.greenwichchamber.org/holidaytractorparade.asp

 

Schuylerville Public Library • Everyday Plant Essential Oils at Revibe. Meet at Revibe (94 Broad St Schuylerville) to take part in this hands-on informational program on using essential oils. Register on the library webpage for this free workshop • 1-3 pm • 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville, NY • info at 518-695-6641 or schuylervillelibrary.sals.edu

 

Annual Skene Manor
Basket Party • Many baskets! Complimentary cookies, iced tea and lemonade. A light lunch is available. Donations of
Theme baskets are still
needed and appreciated!
If you would like to donate
or need more information
please call Jean at 518-499-0913 • Doors open at 11 am and drawings start at 1 pm • at Whitehall High School on Buckley Rd. in Whitehall, NY • admission $5 • more info from Skene Manor 499-1906

 

Skidmore • Tang Museum Family Saturdays: Brief tour of a current Tang exhibition followed by a hands-on art activity. Suitable for children ages 5 and up with their adult companions • 2:00-3:30 pm • Tang • Free and open to the public • reservations (strongly recommended) and info at 518-580-8080

 

Yoga Place • Pure Yoga/Divine Yoga with Peter Rizzo • 9:00-11:30 am • at The Yoga Place, 532 Main Street, Bennington, VT • $30 prepaid or $35 at door, or by donation. To register or for more information, call 802-447-0393 or go to www.benningtonyoga.com