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Wharton on Wednesdays

Wharton on Wednesdays

August 2, 2017, August 9, 2017, August 16, 2017, August 23, 2017, August 30, 2017|5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Mount

Come hear for yourself why Edith Wharton’s writings continue to captivate readers and win Wharton new fans! Enjoy summer afternoons on The Mount... MORE

Literary Roundtable

Literary Roundtable

July 27, 2017, August 3, 2017, August 10, 2017, August 17, 2017, August 24, 2017, August 31, 2017, October 12, 2017, October 19, 2017, October 26, 2017|3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Mount

Join this lively discussion of Wharton’s literary legacy with one of The Mount’s interpreters. Each week will feature different Wharton works or t... MORE

On the Fly Story Slam

On the Fly Story Slam

August 30, 2017, September 27, 2017, October 25, 2017, November 29, 2017, December 27, 2017|7:00 pm

Club Helsinki Hudson

On the Fly, a new monthly story slam event open to the public, debuts at Club Helsinki Hudson on Thursday, June 29, at 7pm, with the theme "Coincidenc... MORE

Summer Seminar

Summer Seminar

August 9, 2017, August 23, 2017|12:00 pm

Come for lemonade and a lunchtime chat about books submitted to People’s Library in response to the question: What book is helping you understand th... MORE

Hannah Senesh- Another Look: Two Part Series

Hannah Senesh- Another Look: Two Part Series

July 27, 2017|3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Hannah Senesh was arguably the most important hero to emerge from the Palestinian Jewish community during World War II. She is the “patron s... MORE

Advanced Conversational French

Advanced Conversational French

July 20, 2017 - August 24, 2017|6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Berkshire South Regional Community Center

For adults age 18+. This six-session series is intended for English speakers who are fairly comfortable with the French language and would like to exp... MORE

An Introduction to Chinese

An Introduction to Chinese

July 25, 2017 - August 29, 2017|6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Berkshire South Regional Community Center

For adults age 18+. A six-session series for travelers, teachers, students, and the plain curious. No prior knowledge of Chinese necessary. Learn the ... MORE

James Warhola: Uncle Andy and Other Stories

James Warhola: Uncle Andy and Other Stories

July 27, 2017|5:30 pm

Norman Rockwell Museum

Award-winning illustrator James Warhola was influenced as a child by his artistic family—especially his famous uncle, Andy Warhol. Warhola will shar... MORE

StorySLAM

StorySLAM

July 28, 2017|7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Clark Art Institute

The Clark Art Institute, in conjunction with Pastor Mark Longhurst of the First Congregational Church of Williamstown, presents StorySLAM on Friday, J... MORE

The Listening Project

The Listening Project

July 28, 2017|2:00 pm

Unicorn Theatre

Conceived and led by Alex Straus, The Listening Project is a series of open conversations between liberals and conservatives. The participants are t... MORE

History Talk: Travels with Satan: My Fifty Years as a Witchcraft Historian

History Talk: Travels with Satan: My Fifty Years as a Witchcraft Historian

July 29, 2017

Bidwell House Museum

A talk by John Demos, Samuel Knight Professor of American History Emeritus at Yale University and award-winning author. His book Entertaining Satan: W... MORE

WordxWord Team Poetry Slam

WordxWord Team Poetry Slam

July 30, 2017

The Mount

In partnership with The Mount, WordXWord brings several Northeast-based teams to the Berkshires for a gritty, high-energy, friendly face off ahead of ... MORE

TEDxBerkshires 2017

TEDxBerkshires 2017

July 31, 2017|10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health

Your ticket includes TEDxTalks by our featured speakers, some TED videos, a wonderful Kripalu lunch, and an optional mid-day class in yoga or meditati... MORE

Bagels & Books: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Bagels & Books: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

July 31, 2017|9:00 am - 10:00 am

Mason Library

In the Community Room MORE

Lantern Library Book Program Talk

Lantern Library Book Program Talk

July 31, 2017|6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Lee Library

Adult summer Reading Program.  Maktabat al-Fanoos, the Arabic Early Reading Book Program in Israel.  Galina Vromen will talk about Maktabat al-Fanoo... MORE

Dr. Avraham Horowitz on A. B. Yehoshua’s

Dr. Avraham Horowitz on A. B. Yehoshua’s "The Extra"

July 31, 2017|10:45 am

Congregation Knesset Israel

On Monday, July 31 at 10:45 a.m., the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires hosts Dr. Avraham Horowitz, who will discuss the novel The Extra by Is... MORE

The Future of Nature

The Future of Nature

August 1, 2017|7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Becket Arts Center

Join Wayne Klockner, VP/State Director, The Nature Conservancy for the 4th evening of the Marty Lasker Lecture Series 2017. Nature has inspired art... MORE

Tea & Talk - Keeping Up with the Vanderbilts: Gilded Age Architectural Rivalries

Tea & Talk - Keeping Up with the Vanderbilts: Gilded Age Architectural Rivalries

August 1, 2017|4:00 pm

Ventfort Hall

William Henry Vanderbilt died in 1885, leaving to his four sons and four daughters a fortune of $200 million (today $230 billion).  Historian Dr. Ga... MORE

Poetry bRawl

Poetry bRawl

August 2, 2017|8:00 pm

Whitney Center for the Arts

Wacky “poetic” games including head-to-head haiku, rap battles, insta-collaborations, and more. MORE

Poetry sCrawl

Poetry sCrawl

August 2, 2017|6:00 pm

Dottie's Coffee Lounge

A multi-stop poetry stroll through the Upstreet Cultural District of Downtown Pittsfield. Starts at Dottie’s and ends at the Whitney Center for the ... MORE

“Alfred Uhry, The Southern Jewish Playwright,” with Diane Steinbrink

“Alfred Uhry, The Southern Jewish Playwright,” with Diane Steinbrink

August 3, 2017|10:45 am

Congregation Knesset Israel

On Thursday, August 3 at 10:45 a.m., the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires features actress Diane Steinbrink, who will present “Alfred Uhry, T... MORE

"Moby-Dick" Marathon

August 3, 2017 - August 6, 2017

Herman Melville's Arrowhead

Over the winter of 1850-1851, Herman Melville worked in his study at Arrowhead, creating one of the greatest works in American literature. From August... MORE

Speak Up Storytelling presents “Metamorphosis”

Speak Up Storytelling presents “Metamorphosis”

August 3, 2017|8:00 pm

Infinity Music Hall

If you have never experienced a SPEAK UP show, don't miss this chance to check it out!  Come join us in Norfolk as we enjoy some incredible storytell... MORE

Intersection

Intersection

August 3, 2017|8:00 pm

Whitney Center for the Arts

Poets will tackle how we all exist at the intersection of multiple identities. Some we inherit, others are fluid. Some we own from the inside, and som... MORE

Excuse Me While I Kiss The Sky

Excuse Me While I Kiss The Sky

August 4, 2017|8:00 pm

Berkshire Museum

In harmony with the Berkshire Museum's exhibition Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked The World - poets use iconic guitar solos as jumping off points f... MORE

Indie Poetry Slam

Indie Poetry Slam

August 5, 2017|4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Whitney Center for the Arts

One day tournament from a preliminary round to the mind boggling, word tossing, eye gouging finals when the title of WordXWord Poetry Slam Champion 20... MORE

The Greylock Glen

The Greylock Glen

August 6, 2017|6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bascom Lodge

Ralph Brill presents the History of The Glen as well as his proposal for it. A Glen development was initiated more than forty years ago. What happened... MORE

Tea & Talk - The Plaza Hotel: A New York Legend

Tea & Talk - The Plaza Hotel: A New York Legend

August 8, 2017|4:00 pm

Ventfort Hall

Historian Francis Morronereturns to the mansion to roll out the red carpet on The Plaza, New York’sl Legendary hotel.  His presentation will be fo... MORE

Forty Years with Villa I Tatti

Forty Years with Villa I Tatti

August 9, 2017|11:00 pm - 12:00 pm

Villa I Tatti is the Florentine estate where the famed art historian Bernard Berenson and his wife Mary spent the first half of the 20th century enter... MORE

The Unknown Elder: George Alexander Grant

The Unknown Elder: George Alexander Grant

August 9, 2017|6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bascom Lodge

Ren and Helen Davis, authors of Landscapes for the People, will share information about George Alexander Grant's life, and show a selection of stunnin... MORE

"Lincoln Speaks"

August 9, 2017|5:00 pm

Chesterwood

“Lincoln Speaks”, a program of dramatic readings from Lincoln’s least known and best-known private and public words about love, life, and the co... MORE

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar Present: Ellen Meeropol-Kinship of Clover

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar Present: Ellen Meeropol-Kinship of Clover

August 10, 2017|5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar 11 Housatonic Street, Lenox, MA 01240 Call: 413-637-3390 website: www.bookstoreinlenox.com Thursday, August 1... MORE

Literary Roundtable with Special Guest Claire McMillan

Literary Roundtable with Special Guest Claire McMillan

August 10, 2017|3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

August 10, 2017 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Join a lively discussion of Wharton’s literary legacy with one of The Mount’s interpreters during Literary Roundtable! On August 10th, special gue... MORE

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar Present: Josh Volk-Compact Farms

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar Present: Josh Volk-Compact Farms

August 11, 2017|5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar 11 Housatonic Street, Lenox, MA 01240 Call: 413-637-3390 website: www.bookstoreinlenox.com Friday, August 11t... MORE

Food for Thought: Elizabeth Kolbert

Food for Thought: Elizabeth Kolbert

August 11, 2017|6:00 pm

Hancock Shaker Village

Over the last half-billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, each of which wiped out nearly three-quarters of the species on earth. Are hu... MORE

Knosh & Knowledge: Challenges for the Marginalized in Israel

Knosh & Knowledge: Challenges for the Marginalized in Israel

August 11, 2017|10:45 am

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire

On Friday, August 11, Knosh & Knowledge hosts Tova Hartman, the Dean of Humanities at Ono Academic College, a model of multicultural graduate and ... MORE

An Evening With David Sanger

An Evening With David Sanger

August 13, 2017|8:00 pm

Weston Playhouse

New York Times’ National Security Correspondent David E. Sanger returns to Weston Playhouse for a special lecture, “Decoding the Trump Administrat... MORE

Mushrooms! Mushrooms! Mushrooms!

Mushrooms! Mushrooms! Mushrooms!

August 13, 2017|6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bascom Lodge

John Wheeler, local wild mushroom enthusiast and founding member of the Berkshire Mycological Society will speak to the joys of mushroom identificatio... MORE

The Future of Arts in the Berkshires

The Future of Arts in the Berkshires

August 15, 2017|7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Becket Arts Center

Join Berkshire Eagle Editor Kevin Moran for a discussion on the current state of arts in the Berkshires and what the future holds for creativity in ou... MORE

Lenox Library and The Bookstore Present: Karen Chase-FDR ON HIS HOUSEBOAT/The Larooco Log, 1924-1926

Lenox Library and The Bookstore Present: Karen Chase-FDR ON HIS HOUSEBOAT/The Larooco Log, 1924-1926

August 15, 2017|6:00 pm - 7:30 am

Lenox Library

The Lenox Library Association 18 Main Street, Lenox, MA Call: (413) 637-2630 alafave@lenoxlib.org and The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar 11 Housat... MORE

Tea & Talk - Rough Point: Mansion and Museum, Doris Duke's Newport Legacy

Tea & Talk - Rough Point: Mansion and Museum, Doris Duke's Newport Legacy

August 15, 2017|4:00 pm

Ventfort Hall

Art historian Dr. Margot MacIlwain Nishimura, will open the door, with recent archival discoveries in hand, on storied Rough Point. Nishimura is Deput... MORE

Women Writing Through Loss: Connecting Through Calamity

Women Writing Through Loss: Connecting Through Calamity

August 17, 2017|4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Three women, three writers, three connections across geography, experience, profession, and religion. Join Dr. Lucy Kalanithi, Rebecca Soffer, and Emi... MORE

History Talk: Cuffee Negro, Berkshires’ First Black Real Estate Agent

History Talk: Cuffee Negro, Berkshires’ First Black Real Estate Agent

August 19, 2017|10:00 am

Bidwell House Museum

Berkshires historian Bernard A. Drew will tell the story of the most unlikely of real estate speculators, Cuffee Negro, also known as Cuffee Van Schaa... MORE

Max Grinnell

Max Grinnell

August 20, 2017|6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bascom Lodge

Urbanologist Max Grinnell returns to the lodge for an evening of tales from the urban wilderness. MORE

"Physical Collage" with artists Brian Kane and Michael Oatman

August 26, 2017|11:30 am

Chesterwood

Brian Kane and Michael Oatman have collaborated intermittently for over 30 years. The 8th Wonder – their inflatable sculpture on display at Chest... MORE

Soil and Shul in the Berkshires: The Untold Story of Sandisfield’s Jewish Farm Colony

Soil and Shul in the Berkshires: The Untold Story of Sandisfield’s Jewish Farm Colony

August 27, 2017|11:00 am

Sandisfield Arts Center

Presented by Lorraine German. Few realize that the first Jewish families who came from New York City in the early 20th century were part of a plan by ... MORE

Pathways to Prevention: Treating Joint Pain & Arthritis

Pathways to Prevention: Treating Joint Pain & Arthritis

August 29, 2017|5:30 pm

Olana State Historic Site

Join Columbia Memorial Health orthopedic surgeon Dr. Christopher Gorczynski and learn more about treatment strategies for arthritis and ways to get re... MORE

Austin Thomas

Austin Thomas

August 30, 2017|6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bascom Lodge

Austin Thomas, a recent Creative Resident at the lodge, will give a presentation of her projects. MORE

Brenda Wimberly,  Sereca Henderson, and Poetic X

Brenda Wimberly, Sereca Henderson, and Poetic X

September 1, 2017|8:00 pm

MASS MoCA

The culminating performance in Nick Cave: Until features poetry and music by three Shreveport, Louisiana artists: Brenda Wimberly, a soprano singer an... MORE

Words That Move: Poetry and the Active Citizen

Words That Move: Poetry and the Active Citizen

September 8, 2017|5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

September 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Poets Vijay Seshadri, Rosanna Warren, and Major Jackson reflect on how poetry has guided and given them a voice during times of great social turmoil ... MORE

"Stages of WHIPLASH" with artist Amy Podmore

September 9, 2017|11:30 am

Chesterwood

Amy Podmore often uses figurative elements in her sculptures. She will discuss the development and fabrication processes involved in the making of WH... MORE

Poetry Reading with CATA

Poetry Reading with CATA

September 14, 2017|5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The Mount

Community Access to the Arts (CATA) presents its annual poetry reading with selected works from the CATA Writers Workshop. These poems are funny, poig... MORE

The Amy Clampitt Memorial Reading with Andrew Motion

The Amy Clampitt Memorial Reading with Andrew Motion

September 15, 2017|5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

September 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Andrew Motion, former poet-laureate of the United Kingdom, reads a selection of his work. The Independent describes the stalwart poet as the “charmi... MORE

Tales from a Trip to Antarctica with Peter Baiamonte

Tales from a Trip to Antarctica with Peter Baiamonte

September 16, 2017|4:00 pm

Local photographer Peter Baiamonte shares his stories, images, videos and a short film shot during an expedition style trip to Antarctica. Peter share... MORE

A Story of Fascism presented by Val Coleman

A Story of Fascism presented by Val Coleman

September 23, 2017|4:00 pm

Fascism—“an authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government" Is it the uber-drama of Nazi Germany or is it an ancient sickness tha... MORE

"The Camp, From the Homestead" with artist Matt LaFleur

September 23, 2017|11:30 am

Chesterwood

Matt LaFleur is a fifth-generation caretaker of his family homestead in Taborton, NY, which is the inspiration for his installation and two-dimensiona... MORE

Sally Bedell Smith’s Prince Charles

Sally Bedell Smith’s Prince Charles

September 28, 2017|4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Celebrated royal writer Sally Bedell Smith discusses her New York Times best-selling biography, Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Impro... MORE

"Home Sweet Home" with artist Amelia Toelke

September 30, 2017|11:30 am

Chesterwood

Artist Amelia Toelke will draw on her training in jewelry and metalsmithing to discuss her piece in the exhibition, titled Home Sweet Home, and the s... MORE

Award-Winning Authors—  Don’t Wait: Do Tell Me!  Simon Winchester in Conversation with  Guest Roy Blount, Jr.

Award-Winning Authors— Don’t Wait: Do Tell Me! Simon Winchester in Conversation with Guest Roy Blount, Jr.

October 7, 2017|4:30 pm

New Marlborough Meeting House

Simon Winchester is the New York Times best-selling author of The Professor and the Madman. His recent titles include Atlantic and The Men Who United ... MORE

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