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art, culture & entertainment

Break Out & Explore the Berkshires! FUN THINGS TO DO

Sit & Knit

Emerson String Quartet

When: Every Wednesday & Friday, 2-4pm Where: The Spin-Off Yarn Shop, 130 Water Street (lower level), Williamstown, MA Cost: Free

When: Saturday, May 13, 2017, 7pm Where: The Hotchkiss School, Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center, 11 Interlaken Road, Lakeville, CT Cost: Free

Knitters, crocheters, and yarn enthusiasts of all skills welcome every Wednesday and Friday. Project help, inspiration, and fellowship are plenty. Join this lively group at The Spin-Off Yarn Shop for an afternoon of fun! (414) 344-6257, www.spinoffyarnshop.com

The Hotchkiss Concert Series is thrilled to present the Emerson String Quartet, which has long enjoyed exuberant praise. The Times (London) says of the Emerson String Quartet “. . . with musicians like this there must be some hope for humanity,” while the Boston Globe asserts “The Emerson performances represented an extraordinary fusion of experience and authority with audacity and freshness.” The program will include Mozart’s Quartet in C Major, K. 465, “Dissonance”; Debussy’s Quartet in G minor; and Dvořák’s Quartet in C Major, op. 61. (860) 435-4423, www.hotchkiss.org

Kenneth Young Solo Exhibition When: Saturday, May 6, 2017, 5:30pm artist reception; art on exhibit through June 24, 2017 Where: Neumann Fine Art, 65 Cold Water Street, Hillsdale, NY Cost: Free Oil paintings on exhibit by Kenneth Young. Artist’s reception Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 5:30pm. Ken Young has been sketching and drawing with pencil and with pen and ink from a very young age, but oil is his favorite medium. Young takes a deeply spiritual approach to his art. His subjects range from landscapes of every season to human and animal portraits. (413) 246-5776, www.neumannfineart.com

Tea & Talk, 1900 to 1925: Revolutionary Fashion at Ventfort Hall When: Saturday, May 13, 2017, 3:30pm Where: Ventfort Hall, 104 Walker Street, Lenox, MA Cost: $35 Lynda Meyer, fashion historian and Adams vintage clothing shop owner, will focus on what she calls “the most revolutionary generational transition in fashion history.” She will examine the circumstances that forced the world to be reconfigured. Art, technology, a tragic world war, and woman’s suffrage created not only a new look in fashion, but new roles and aspirations as well. Lynda will demonstrate with original period clothing, photographs, and period magazines the amazing clarity of fashion changes taking place within one generation, but worlds apart. A special Victorian tea will be served. Reservations are recommended. (413) 637-3206, www.gildedage.org 4

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CATA’s Annual Performance & Gala: Everyday People When: Saturday, May 13, 2017, 5pm; Sunday, May 14, 2017, 1pm Where: Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA Cost: Call for more information Please join Community Access to the Arts (CATA) for Everyday People, CATA’s annual performance and gala celebrating the artistry of people with disabilities. Saturday, May 13 – CATA’s Gala evening includes cocktails at 5pm, performance at 6pm, buffet reception with music and dancing to follow. Sunday, May 14 – CATA’s Matinee is $20 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Performance begins at 1pm. (413) 528-5485, www.cataarts.org

Great Barrington Farmers’ Market When: Every Saturday from May 13 through October 28, 2017, 9am-1pm Where: 18 Church Street, Great Barrington, MA Cost: Free The 2017 season will include several community events celebrating local food and agriculture including a “Kids at the Market” day in June, multiple food-themed festivals throughout the summer, produce tastings, kids’ cooking classes, and food and cookbook swaps. Weekly music throughout the season. The market is a 100-percent producer-only market offering a wide assortment of vegetables, fruit, cheese, bread, bagels, seedlings, cut flowers,

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