Creative Ecologies

Horticulturist and Clark Grounds Manager Matthew Noyes joins beekeeper Dave Thayer to discuss the balance between aesthetic and sustainable landscape management on the museum’s sprawling 140-acre campus. Enjoy the long evening of the summer solstice during a walk-and-talk session on the museum grounds.

The Lao Tizer Quartet featuring Eric Marienthal

“Jazz Group of the Year” nominee The Lao Tizer Quartet featuring Eric Marienthal make their debut at the Clark in support of their new Billboard Jazz Top 10 CD/DVD release, Songs from the Swinghouse! Led by pianist, keyboardist, composer, and former “Best New Jazz Artist” nominee Lao Tizer, the quartet also features Grammy-winning sax legend Eric Marienthal, Grammy-nominated drummer Gene Coye, and Senegalese bassist Cheikh N’Doye.

Williamstown Theatre Festival Workshop

 

Williamstown Theatre Festival THEATRE WORKSHOP
Saturday, January 19, 2019, 11am-12:30pm
The Harper Center at 118 Church Street in Williamstown

(No need to RSVP!) Join Williamstown Theatre Festival for a theatre workshop!  WTF artists will lead the group as we explore two fundamentals of theatre and storytelling.  Through simple and fun group exercises, you can step inside the creative process.  No prior experience is required!  (VIDEO here!)

This workshop is a part of WTF’s COMMUNITY WORKS program, a year-round community-engaged theatre program committed to creating theatre by, for, and of the Berkshires.

This workshop is open to participants who are 18 or older.  In case of inclement weather, check here for updates and/or cancellations.

Special thanks to The Williamstown Council on Aging for hosting.

Questions about any upcoming events? E-mail community@wtfestival.org.

OUR ORIGIN STORY

In July of 2015, Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield charged Associate Director Laura Savia and Obie Award-winning playwright Lucy Thurber with creating a multi-year initiative that would build meaningful relationships with our neighbors in the Berkshires, bring together participants from diverse economic and social backgrounds, and make the Festival more accessible than ever.

The resulting year-round community immersive theatre project, COMMUNITY WORKS, invites the people of Western Massachusetts to be a part of the Festival’s creative process – not just as audience members, but on stage as well!

Williamstown Theatre Festival Workshop

FREE COMMUNITY THEATRE WORKSHOP
with Williamstown Theatre Festival

Thursday, January 17th, 3pm-4:30pm
Free & Open to All ~ No Experience Needed

OLLI is honored to be a partner in Williamstown Theatre Festival’s Community Works program, which brings together a cross section of Berkshire County residents on stage for free workshops and a summer performance with professional actors.

OLLI members and the public are invited to this first workshop of the year here at Berkshire Community College. Please RSVP so we know how many to expect, and please share with others!

Boland Theatre, Koussevitsky Arts Center
Berkshire Community College
1350 West Street, Pittsfield, Mass. 01201

Die Fledermaus

Williams Opera Workshop stages Strauss’s “Die Fledermaus,” (The Revenge of the Bat) with a small orchestra. The operetta plot centers around a ball/costume party. Amidst the gowns tuxedos, and party masks, a whimsical farce unfolds as comic revenge is taken to settle the score for a practical joke between friends.

Berkshire Palate

A new Williamstown cafe serving high-quality lunch and dinner in Colonial Plaza. Also offers catering. Focused on local and organic fresh food.

Blind Boy Paxton

Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton is, in the words of The Wall Street Journal, “virtually the only music-maker of his generation — playing guitar, banjo, piano and violin, among other implements—to fully assimilate the blues idiom of the 1920s and ’30s.” This storyteller and deeply talented multi-instrumentalist will captivate with his musical literacy and authentic blues.

Prospect Mountain Moonlight Ski

Ski under the beautiful moonlight. 
Moonlight Ski- January 19- Prospect Lodge

5:30- arrival. Bring your own beverages
6:00- Dinner

Special Program- “Prospect Back in the Day” featuring coach Bucky Broomhall and 5 local former skiing greats- Peter Graves, Robin Outwater, John Fairley, Ed Dick, and Brian Doxsee reflecting about the good old days.

Moonlight Ski and bonfire

Dessert back in the lodge

$35- per person

$25- per person- season pass holders

$15- kids 12 and under

RSVP by Jan 16- 802-442-2575 or info@prospectmountain.net

HooRWA Annual Meeting

The annual meeting will feature a presentation by Cassandra Wright and Professor Elena Traister, MCLA, on “Climate Adaptation Planning for the Hoosic.” HooRWA will also present the Irving Jack Tanzman Friend of the Hoosic Award, given in recognition of conservation work along the Hoosic River, to Judith M. Grinnell, founding president and past director of Hoosic River Revival. Light refreshments will be served.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Clark

Visit the Clark on MLK Jr. Day and pick up a self-guide to explore themes of vision, leadership, and human kindness in the Clark’s collection. At a special reflection space in the Clark Center, take time to listen and reflect on King’s most iconic speeches.