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THE CALENDAR  • CALENDAR DIRECTORYEXHIBITIONS

September 10-16 September 17-23 • September 24-30

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MUSIC


Bennington Baroque • two concerts this fall, featuring eighteenth-century music on instruments of the period. Today, “Bach Tempered and Transcribed”: Harpsichordist Sandra Mangsen plays selected preludes and fugues from Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier, and a harpsichord transcription of his D-minor Partita for violin • 3 pm • at the Carriage Barn, Park-McCullough House, North Bennington • See www.benningtonbaroque.org for concert details

 

Caffè Lena • Blind Boy Paxton, who plays everything from ragtime, to hokum, old-time, French reels, Appalachian mountain music, blues and more • 7 pm • info and tickets ($22/$20 or $12 for children/students) at www.caffelena.org

 

Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra • “C’est la Vie!' Music from France & more – Celebrate with a program of music from France, featuring Claude Debussy’s majestic La Mer (The Sea), Roman Carnival Overture by Hector Berlioz, & Georges Bizet’s Symphony in C.• 4 pm • Glens Falls High School, 10 Quade St., Glens Falls, NY • Info and tickets ($30) at www.theglensfallssymphony.org or 518-793-1348


Performing Olana: Frederic Church Living His Art” (runs Sept. 22-24) • The Olana Partnership and Ancram Opera House collaborate to produce a theater performance specifically created to take place in the landscape of the historic site. The dramatic work draws inspiration from Frederic Church’s paintings, letters, family life and the celebrated landscape and is presented as an immersive theater experience in which performer and audience journey together into Church’s art • 2, 4, & 6 pm • $10 member/$15 non-member or $40 family • olana.org

 

 

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Shakespeare & Co. • “God of Carnage” (Sept. 14 – Oct. 8) • 3 pm


Theater Barn • “Lucky Me” (Sept. 8-24) • 2 pm


Images • “Martha & Niki” the story of Martha Nabwire and Niki Tsappos who in 2010 became World Champions in Hip Hop • 11 am • www.imagescinema.org

 

FILM

 

Images • film “Lucky,” which follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off the map desert town • 1 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.

 

Adirondack Wool & Arts Festival formerly known as Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival (Sept. 23-24) • 100+ vendors! Also, demos; festival foods; sheep, alpacas, llamas, rabbits, angora & cashmere goats; fleece, yarn & roving; sheep shearing demo; Sheep and Duck Herding demos; fleece, skein show & sale; finished products, patterns & kits; handmade soaps; much more • 10 am-4 pm • at Washington County Fairgrounds, State Route 29 between Greenwich and Schuylerville, NY • more info at www.adirondack.net

 

Cambridge Valley Fine Art Tour #5 10am-5pm • Self-guided studio tour featuring the artists George Van Hook, Mark Tougias, Gerry Holzman, Elana Mark, Heide Merecki and Sara Kelly.  www.cambridgevalleyart.org

 

Green Mountain Club (Killington section) • All welcome to the series of fall hikes: today, Bromley Mountain, Peru, a moderate, 5-mile hike • Meet 9:00 am in Rutland at Main Street Park, near the east end of the fire station • more info from Allison Henry, 802-775-1627

 

Heritage Walks Weekends (three consecutive weekends: Sept. 16 & 17, 23 & 24, & Sept. 30 & Oct. 1) • choice of 80+ FREE, guided interpretive walking tours at historic, cultural and natural resource sites throughout the Housatonic Heritage Area in Berkshire County, MA. and Litchfield County, CT • Visit website: www.HousatonicHeritage.org/events/heritage-walks to view the entire schedule of tours, or email programs@HousatonicHeritage.org to request an event brochure be mailed to you

 

Housatonic River Walk • today, Interpretive Strolls on the River Walk with Environmental Educator Elia Del Molino. (Sept. 17 & 24 and Oct. 1). Tour this National Recreation Trail to discover its historic, cultural and ecological significance • 10-11 am • free, but pre-registration suggested. Email info@gbtrails.org

 

Merck • 1st Annual Hoof & Hike. A benefit for the Dorset Equine Rescue organization, whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home abused, neglected, and slaughter-bound horses of all breeds and sizes. If you have questions about this event, go to the website dorsetequinerescue.org/events

 

 

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Images • film “Haymatloz, which tells the stories of five German Jewish academics who emigrated to Turkey in the 1930s, to be welcomed with open arms • 7 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.


Yoga Place • Jane Schaeffer facilitates special Very Beginner Meditation session • 6:15 pm • For more information, please call 802-447-0393 or go to www.benningtonyoga.com




 

Tuesday
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Images • film “Lucky,” which follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off the map desert town • 1 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.


Skidmore • lecture: “The Science of the Sublime: How Music Takes Your Breath Away” by David Huron, Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor at Ohio State University • 4:30 pm • Davis Auditorium • more info at 518-580-5320

 

Skidmore • Jacob Perlow Lecture: “The Invention of Judaism: Torah and Jewish Identity” by John J. Collins, Holmes Professor of Old Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Yale University • 8 pm • Davis Auditorium • more info at 518-580-5593

 

 

 

 

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Caffè Lena • Acoustic Blues Open Mic & Jam: Members of the Saratoga Acoustic Blues Society welcome players of all ages to perform original or traditional blues songs on the Caffe Lena stage • sign-up 7 pm; featured artist at 7:30; Open Mic follows at 8 • tickets ($5) at door • www.caffelena.org

 

Paramount • performance by Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills, and Nash fame • info and tickets ($50.50 - $80.50) at www.paramountvt.org or 802-775-0903

 

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Northshire (Manchester store) presents a a community forum led by James Duff Lyall, Executive Director of the ACLU of Vermont. This talk is meant to open a discussion and to educate about our basic civil liberties and how they may be affected in the age of Trump • 6 pm • www.northshire.com


Mass Audubon Society • Fall Birding at Pleasant Valley. Join Pleasant Valley’s caretaker on a weekly bird walk past beaver wetlands and through woodlands looking for warblers, tanagers, orioles, and more during the peak of the spring and fall migrations. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome • 8--10 am • Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox • free • info at mhall@massaudubon.org or 413-637-0320

 

Mass Audubon Society • Evening at the Beaver Ponds. Enjoy an evening searching for beavers and other wildlife attracted to the series of ponds that the beavers have created. Learn about the natural history of beavers and how they continue to shape the landscape more than 80 years after their reintroduction • 6:00-7:30 pm • Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox • Members: Adult $6, Child $3; Nonmembers: Adult $8, Child $4 • info at mhall@massaudubon.org or 413-637-0320






 

Thursday
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MUSIC


Caffè Lena • Robbie Fulks — the soul of a country singer and the mind of a vaudevillian, and a gifted songwriter • 7 pm • info and tickets ($22/$20 or $11 for children/students) at www.caffelena.org

 

Helsinki Hudson •
An Evening with Cowboy Junkies — quiet, Velvet Underground-influenced drone-rock combined with a rootsy, country-folk approach • 8 pm (doors 6 pm) • info and tickets ($50-$60) at helsinkihudson.com

 

Williams • Visiting Artist Series: Kenny Garrett Quintet • 8 pm • MainStage • free • music.williams.edu

 

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Berkshire Theatre Group • “Lost Lake” -- preview (Show runs through Aug. 19) • 7 pm

 

MISC.

 

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 us 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

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Caffè Lena • Jeanne O’Connor & The New Standard — featuring four-part harmony, great grooves, and top-notch musicianship from six of upstate NY’s finest: singers Jeanne O’Connor and Mallory O’Donnell, drummer Sam Zucchini, bassist Tony Markellis, guitarist and singer Bob Warren, and pianist Scott Bassinson • 8 pm • info and tickets ($18/$16 or $9 for children/students) at www.caffelena.org

 


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Berkshire Theatre Group • “Lost Lake” -- preview (Show runs through Aug. 19) • 7 pm


Shakespeare & Co. • “God of Carnage” (Sept. 14 – Oct. 8) • 7:30 pm

 

FILM


Schuylerville Public Library • Family Movie Night — Join us for The LEGO Batman Movie, and popcorn, plus a surprise snack! • 6 pm • 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville, NY • info at 518-695-6641

 

Skidmore • film screening: “Forgotten Farms.” A panel discussion with the film directors and local farmers follows the film • 6 pm • Gannett Auditorium • more info at 518-580-5878

 

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Mass Audubon Society • Fall Birding at Canoe Meadows. Spring and fall are the best seasons to look for migrants of all kinds, especially the beautiful wood-warblers, orioles, thrushes, and more. At Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary in Pittsfield, walk past wetlands and through meadows and woodlands, observing changes in bird species each week. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome.• 8-10 am • free • info at mhall@massaudubon.org or 413-637-0320.


 

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(Music at) Bennington Farmers’ Market • today’s performer, Ms. Wicker and Mr. Tony Elbow • 10 am-1 pm • at the scenic river walk park along the Walloomsac

 

Berkshire Theatre Group • Live from Laurel Canyon: Songs & Stories of American Folk Rock • 8 pm • at The Colonial Theatre • info and booking ($25-$40) at www.berkshiretheatregroup.org

 

Caffè Lena • Bobby Long and Brian Dunne — WEXT Showcase • 8 pm • info and tickets ($16/$14 or $8 for children/students) at www.caffelena.org

 

Hubbard Hall • The Roadside Blues Band, all new fall concert featuring the dynamic vocals of Bill Lanchantin and soulful strains & rhythms from Mitch Throop, Michael Krauss, and Peter Maine • 7 pm • $25, or $15 for students • more info at 518-677-2495 or www.hubbardhall.org

 

MASS MoCA • Sameer Gupta, “kinetic, bass-heavy, and tender” percussionist, with roots in the Indian Classical tradition. With opener Bang on a Can favorite and North Adams resident Todd Reynolds • 8 pm • Club B10 • www.massmoca.org

 

DANCE

 

Lenox Contra Dance • SPECIAL WELCOME DANCE. Come to a free dance especially for welcoming new dancers — live music by Spare Parts with Liz Stell flute, Eric Buddington fiddle, Bill Matthiesen keyboard; all dances taught and called • 8-11 pm with beginners’ workshop at 7:45 • Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker Street, Lenox, MA • FREE • more info at www.enoxContraDance.org

 

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Berkshire Theatre Group • “Lost L:ake” -- preview (Show runs through Aug. 19) • 2 & 7 pm


Shakespeare & Co. • “God of Carnage” (Sept. 14 – Oct. 8) • 3 & 7:30 pm

 

FILM


Mahaiwe • Western classic film “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” (1969) • 7 pm • $7 • www.mahaiwe.org

 

MISC.


Green Mountain Club (Killington section) • All welcome to the series of fall hikes: today, Mystery Hike • Meet 10:00 am in Rutland at Main Street Park, near the east end of the fire station. Bring your suggestions!

 

Heritage Walks Weekends (three consecutive weekends: Sept. 16 & 17, 23 & 24, & Sept. 30 & Oct. 1) • choice of 80+ FREE, guided interpretive walking tours at historic, cultural and natural resource sites throughout the Housatonic Heritage Area in Berkshire County, MA. and Litchfield County, CT • Visit website: www.HousatonicHeritage.org/events/heritage-walks to view the entire schedule of tours, or email programs@HousatonicHeritage.org to request an event brochure be mailed to you

 

Nature Institute • one-day workshop “Human and Animal Morphology and the Idea of Freedom” with Craig Holdrege and Henrike Holdrege. This workshop takes up the challenge that Goethe formulates in these words:
“The agreement within the whole makes every creature what it is.” By comparing the skulls and skeletons of animals and the human being, one can try to discover how each part is revelatory of the nature of the whole being • 9 am-4 pm, with potluck lunch • 20 May Hill Road, Ghent, NY • No fee.

Please bring a contribution to a potluck lunch • To pre-register please call Linda at 518-672-0116 or email her at info@natureinstitute.org

 

Model Railroad Show & Swap Meet • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. • College of St. Joseph, 71 Clement Road, Rutland, Vt. • $5 admission; children under 12 free • new and gently used toy trains and accessories, DVDs, books and railroad memorabilia • Large operating model railroad displays and historical society exhibits • Proceeds benefit Center Rutland Depot Museum Project • Info contact John Schaub (802) 774-8412 or Paul Rondinone (802)259-2129

 

Skidmore •Community Conversation: “The Mass Story: Rehabilitation Dialogue with Story Agents and Witnesses” Local storytellers who have been personally affected by mass incarceration speak and then engage in dialogue with community leaders and audience members on creative strategies to strengthen communities and improve the criminal justice system. To sign up as a storyteller and/or dialogue participant, RSVP to mdocs@skidmore.edu • 8:30 am-noon • Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, 2nd floor • more info at 518-580-5274