Jacob’s Pillow and Jason A. Rodriguez from the FX television series “Pose” will team up to showcase New York City’s Ball scene at the first-ever Pillow Party: Mini Ball Saturday, Oct. 26, at Jacob’s Pillow.
The program is still in formation but will include reflections from featured speakers including Rabbi Levi Volovik of Chabad of the Berkshires; Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier, D-Pittsfield; and Rev. Brent Damrow of the First Congregational Church of Stockbridge.
The most powerful words of the evening might have come from Talia Ben Sasson-Gordis, senior associate regional director at the Anti-Defamation League in Boston: “The opposite of love is not hate. It is indifference.”
For decades, Robert Bullard has been a leading voice against environmental racism—the disproportionate impact of environmental hazards on people of color—including the Flint water crisis and hurricane recovery in Houston and Puerto Rico.
Attendees of the Sweet Berkshire fundraiser will be able to bid on desserts donated by Dottie’s Coffee Lounge, Haven Cafe and Bakery, Wheatleigh, Canyon Ranch, Patisserie Lenox, Barrington Brewery, Taft Farms and other area food producers.
Author Alex Marshall will present new ideas about how transportation–including modern passenger rail and 21st-century innovations such as driverless cars–can be designed and managed in the public interest.
Based in Israel and operated through a partnership of the Israel Ministry of Education and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, Maktabat al-Fanoos has distributed more than 2 million books in Arabic to children ages 3 to 6.
The Live Out Loud conference’s keynote speaker will be Pat Griffin, a longtime advocate for LGBT equality in sports, who will speak on “Seeking Common Ground: LGBTQ People and People of Faith in College Athletics.”
In her role as whip, Rep. Farley-Bouvier will serve as the primary conduit of information between the national campaign and the Massachusetts delegates pledged to Clinton at the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia.
In their statement the clergy of South Berkshire write: “We weep for the refugees who run from terror and we seek to provide a safe harbor for these innocent families caught in the cross-fires. We recognize that responding to hate with hatred and with fear, only fans the fires of enmity among us.”
Eighth annual Berktoberfest Pittsfield — Brewers from near and far will open their taps from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 3 at the 8th annual Berktoberfest. Located at the McKay Street parking lot in the newly designated Upstreet Cultural District, Berktoberfest will include samples of some of the finest beers from the northeast and
Invasive plants and animals that damage native habitats are making inroads in Stockbridge. Local scientists Frank Lowenstein and Jess Toro will talk about the invasives that are already infesting our lands and waters – like barberry, phragmites (the prolific common reed) and Eurasian watermilfoil – and other threats on the horizon.
CATA performance, gala at Shakespeare & Company Lenox — Community Access to the Arts presents “Ready, Willing & Able,” CATA’s annual performance and gala on Saturday, May 16 at 6 p.m., and a second performance on Sunday, May 17 at 1 p.m. at Shakespeare & Company’s Tina Packer Playhouse at 70 Kemble Street. “Ready, Willing
Dr. T wins the sleaze award. The shrink, announces he is moving out of the hotel. The building manager responds: “I’d never come to a stranger, sit in an office, talk about my problems. I was in Auschwitz. This is my number.” He raised his sleeve and showed his tattoo.
“This is also a wonderful chance for our members and the broader community to expand our knowledge of the different ways one can live a relevant Jewish life in the 21st century.”
— Ahavath Sholom Spiritual Leader Barbara Cohen