Best Bets, Pre June 2014


MAY 29 - JUNE 1, 2014


Great Barrington, MA

The Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFFMA or €śThe BIFF€ť) is a world-class festival that is an integral part of the cultural fabric of the Berkshires. BIFF showcases not only the latest in independent feature, documentary, short, and family films but also lively panel discussions and special events focusing on filmmakers and talented artists from both sides of the camera. Programmed is an incredible array of films dealing with complex and inspiring subjects: politics, activism, the environment, faith, education, innovation and of course, love.


SATURDAY, MAY 31, 2014


Maxon Mills 
37 Furnace Bank Road

Wassaic, NY 12592
Starting at 4pm:

-Parade through the hamlet featuring What Cheer? Brigade Marching Band and Artist Made Floats
-Community Cake Walk
-Three-Legged Race, Potato Sack Race, Water Balloon Toss, Egg and Spoon Race
-Artist Residency Open Studios
-Fire Truck Wet-Down, Live Music and Food at the Lantern


May 23 - 25, 2014


The White Gallery                                                                 
342 Main Street
Lakeville, CT 06039
(860) 435-1029

Opening, Friday, May 23 from 4pm to 8pm
Exhibit, May 23-25, 11am to 4pm

Join us to support the annual Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) art exhibit and sale. Photography; sculpture; drawings in pencil, pastel, charcoal and India ink; water color and acrylic paintings, and prints.  Funds from the annual art show help students with tuition costs for college, and supplement three awards given by the art department and field trips to


Saturday, May 24, 2014


TriArts Sharon Playhouse
49 Amenia Road
Sharon, CT 06069

Cocktails 5:30pm  
Performance 6:30pm

The evening is set to begin at 5:30 PM with cocktails on the terrace, followed by a 6:30 PM performance, which will feature "material from the Broadway canon of yesterday €” as well as exciting new theatre songs performed by three of Broadway's hottest performers."  John Simpkins directs, with music direction by Joshua Zecher-Ross.

There will be a post-show "Grazing Dinner," featuring small plates from various local restaurants including The Woodland, Boathouse, Hathaway Young, Pastorale, Salisbury Breads, Country Bistro, Serevan, Sweet William€™s Bakery and When Pigs Fly as well as dancing to DJ Joe Kool.

Gala tickets are $125 (cocktails and performance) and $250 (cocktails, performance, dinner and dancing). For Gala tickets, visit or call (860) 364-7469.


Saturday May 24th and Sunday May 25th from 9 am to 3pm


David M Hunt Library
63 Main Street

Falls Village, CT 06031
(860) 824-7424

Saturday, May 24 & Sunday, May 25
9:00am - 3:00pm

A wide variety of vegetable plants, annuals, perennials, and house plants will be available for purchase, all grown by local gardeners. There will be a book sale, bake sale and raffle. A special outdoor story time with Rita will be held on Saturday at 10:30 am, as well as a children€™s pot painting activity on Saturday.




Saturday, May 17th, 2014 
Lion Rock Farm 
Route 41 and Hosier Road

Sharon, CT 06069

Sunday, May 18th, 2014
Various locations in the towns of Cornwall and Falls Village, CT

A local tradition of the best kind and the envy of garden lovers everywhere, Trade Secrets, is the Northeast region's garden event of the year!  Trade Secrets brings garden-lovers from around the world to the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut to discover new plants, topiary, and antiques for their gardens.  

Join us as we gear up for our 14th season on May 17 and 18, 2014. The ever-popular two-day event, a fundraiser for Women€™s Support Services (WSS), a non-profit organization that provides services to persons in the northwest corner of Connecticut who have experienced domestic violence or abuse, includes the rare plant and garden antiques sale on Saturday followed by a day of garden tours on Sunday.


SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2014


Gallery in Wagner Terrace
Noble Horizons
17 Cobble Road, Salisbury, CT

Artists - Known & New, a Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Connecticut fundraising event, will feature the work of both aspiring and established artists, some of them world renowned.  It will include over fifty paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, sculptures, stained glass and woodworking items. ADMISSION TO THE GALLERY AND TO THE AUCTION/RECEPTION IS FREE! ART TO BE AUCTIONED AT MAY 17 RECEPTION 5 - 7PM.


Friday, May 2, 2014 


The Salisbury School
251 Canaan Road

Salisbury, CT
7:30 PM

Elizabeth Kolbert traveled all over the world from Alaska and Greenland to Peru, Panama, Australia and Europe visiting scientists monitoring the extinction of various species and trying to determine how it is happening. She has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1999. In addition to her award winning reports in The New Yorker her book Field Notes from a CatastropheMan, Nature and Climate Change was chosen as one of the 100 Notable Books of 2006. With photographs and graphics to illustrate the discoveries she writes about her talk will be both interesting and provocative. All Salisbury Forum events are free and open to the public.


Saturday, May 3, 2014


Sharon Audubon Center
325 Cornwall Bridge Road
Sharon, CT
Phone: 860-364-0520

Spring is here and our Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic is gearing up for another busy season.  With a full clinic of hungry baby birds from May until August, the Center goes through over $2,000 in feeder insects alone!  To help cover the costs of caring for these injured and orphaned animals, we are holding a fundraiser tag sale this coming Saturday, May 3rd from 10am-2pm at the Center.  All the proceeds will benefit the Wildlife Rehabilitation & Stewardship program at Audubon Sharon, so please come out and look for some bargains and help out the animals!


Saturday, May 3, 2014


Geer Village
99 South Canaan Road

Canaan, CT

The Salisbury Rotary and Exchange Club of Canaan will host a "Run for the Roses" event at Geer Village on Saturday, May 3, from 4 to 7 PM. Proceeds will benefit local scholarships, charities and organizations, as well as international service projects. The afternoon will begin with a wine tasting featuring local vineyards and hors d'oeuvres. There will also be silent and live auctions, as well as a viewing of the Kentucky Derby. Individual tickets are $25 per person. For information or to order tickets, email or call (860) 362-5095


Saturday, May 3, 2014


The Sharon Town Hall
67 Main Street
Sharon, CT

The Sharon Classic Road Race, a 29-year tradition in Sharon, CT combines small-town charm with big race amenities. What began as a small but meaningful fundraiser for the Sharon Day Care Center has evolved into a significant early spring race in the Northwest Corner. It is also a very successful fundraiser. The Main Event, and 5-Mile Race begins at 10:15 a.m. with Registration opening at 8:30 a.m. Kids Events begin at 9:30 with the Fun Run, which is organized into 2 age groups.  Our popular Not-Quite-A-Mile Kids race begins at 9:45 and is for children through age 12.

The race course is a beautiful route through town and rural sections of Sharon. One of the most enjoyable courses to run in the Northwest Corner, the Sharon Classic is a great way to start the racing season and is an excellent warm-up for the larger races in the area.

There will also be a Silent Auction, Bounce House, Massages, Food Concessions, local exhibits from community organizations, music and more.


March 28 through April 27


The Tremaine Gallery
The Hotchkiss School
11 Interlaken Road
Lakeville, CT 06039
(860) 435-3663
Open Daily 10 - 4   

The Tremaine Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by multi-media artist, Darlene Charneco. An aritst's reception will be held Saturday, April 5 from 4 - 6 p.m.

Darlene Charneco€™s resin and mixed-media artworks explore networks and the gradual reorganization of information on the web into shareable and navigable 3D spaces. She imagines humanity€™s overlapping experiences and shared interests creating new interactive maps of possibilities - hopeful that vital local and global challenges may be more collaboratively solved. Inspired by the blurring boundaries between dream and waking activities, the works are visual contemplations of our rapidly increasing interconnectivity and the evolution of an accessible collective memory.


Saturday April 26th and Sunday April 27th


April 26, Sat. 10-4 and Sun. 27 from 10 - noon
Cornwall Transfer Station
Route 4
Cornwall, CT

(approximately 6 miles west of Goshen)
Gail Jacobson 860-672-6639

The town€™s 14th annual Art @ The Dump is set to be held this weekend at the town transfer station, where art made from repurposed and recycled waste will be sold, with 30 percent of the profits to be donated to Cornwall Consolidated School art department.


Sunday, April 27


The Hotchkiss School
11 Interlaken Road
Lakeville, CT 06039
3:00 PM
(860) 435-4423

Gospelfest is back again, now in its 13th year. All are welcome to The Hotchkiss School€™s Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center Sunday, April 27 at 3:00 p.m. to fill the hall with joyful music! The gospel choirs of Hotchkiss and Salisbury Schools will once again host the event. Guests include gospel choirs of other area boarding schools: Westover, Taft, Millbrook and South Kent. Led by music director Michael Whitney Brown, Gospelfest has been going strong year to year since 2001. This year, singers Angela Clemmons of "Give Me Just a Little More Time" fame, renowned Broadway actor and singer Wanda Houston, and singer and music producer Janice Dempsey joining the voices on


Saturday, April 26, 2014


10th Annual Battle of the Bands
Housatonic Valley Regional HS
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Tickets, $8.00 per person

Join us for our annual Battle of the Bands competition!  For 10 years, the event has been drawing talented local bands.  Watch as the night heats up and budding artists battle it out for cash prizes!  All proceeds for this exciting family-friendly event go to support our free counseling program.


Thursday, April 17, 2014


Hotchkiss School
11 Interlaken Road
Lakeville, CT 06039
(860) 435-4423

The Hotchkiss Concert Series is thrilled to present violinist virtuoso Midori in concert Thursday, April 17 at 7:00 p.m. in Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center. *Please note that no ticket reservations are necessary; the concert is free. Limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Katherine M. Elfers Hall is located in the main building of the school.



Saturday, April 19, 2014


Canaan Fire Company Inc.
4 East Main Street
Canaan, CT 06018 

Non-Emergency ONLY: (860)-824-7366

The North Canaan Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary will host a pancake breakfast at North Canaan Elementary School on April 19th from 8 to 10 am. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 3-10, and free for children 2 and under.  An Easter egg hunt, sponsored by the North Canaan Recreation Commission, will follow at 10:30 am at Sam Eddy field.  The hunt is free and open to children ages 10 and under.


Sunday, April 20, 2014


33 Railroad Street
Falls Village, CT 06031
(860) 824-0033

Join the crew at the Falls Village Inn for a beautiful Easter Brunch!  Choose from Roast Leg of Lamb, Easter Ham or Fresh Fish prepared Mediterranean Style. More brunch selections available. Serving from 11am until 6pm. It's a Holiday and there is no better place to celebrate than the Inn!


Saturday, April 19, 2014


Salisbury Town Grove
42 Ethan Allen Street

Lakeville, CT 06039

Join the excitement with anglers young and old at the Town Grove€™s Annual Fishermen€™s Derby and Breakfast, 6am Sat., April 19 (prizes awarded at 8am); derby is for kids 15 and younger. Fisherpeople or not, come watch, then have breakfast from 7€“10am: adults=$9; kids 8 and under=$6.


April 11, 2014 - April 13, 2014


Hotchkiss School
11 Interlaken Road
Lakeville, CT 06039
7:30PM, 2:30PM
(860) 435-4423

The Dance program presents its annual Spring Dance Performance featuring the Hotchkiss Dance Company April 11,12 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 13 at 2:30 p.m. in Walker Auditorium. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.


Sunday, April 12, 2014


David M. Hunt Library
63 Main Street
Falls Village, CT 06031
6:00 pm
(860) 824-7424

Flute Meets Poem, featuring the pairings of flute repertoire and international poetry by sisters Kathi Byam, flutist and Joan Kunsch, poet. Words, flute, poetry, and music for all ages. Please call for reserved seating. Admission is free.


Sunday, April 6th


Sharon Town Hall 
63 Main Street
Sharon, CT 06069
(860) 364-5224

4:00 PM €“ 6:00 PM

Well known art historian Roberta Bernstein will give a lecture about the art of Jasper Johns. Local author Laurie Lisle will interview Bernstein about her work as an art historian and her knowledge of Johns' work. There will be a reception at the Hotchkiss Library following the event. The Library is located at 10 Upper Main Street,


Saturday, April 5th & Sunday, April 6th


First Congregational Church
251 Main Street
Great Barrington, MA 
6:00 PM Saturday, April 5

Trinity Church
484 Lime Rock Road

Lakeville, CT at 
4 PM Sunday, April 6.

Crescendo, the tri-state area€™s premier community-based music performance organization, will present the U.S. premiere of a 20th-century Latin American mass, Misa Andina, by the Chilean composer, Jaime Soto León and contemporary sacred choral works by the Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo. There are pre-concert talks given thirty minutes before each concert

Tickets are $30 and $10 for children under 18. Premium seating is available for $45. For groups of 10 or more, a special rate is available for the April 5 performance. For tickets and information, call 860-435-4866 or go where you can purchase tickets online



Wednesday April 9, 2014 at 7PM   

Searles Castle- Before and During Construction, 1883-1888: A

Pictorial History

Former Searle's Castle (now the John Dewey Academy)
389 Main Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Presented by the Great Barrington Historical Society: When it was built, Searles Castle was the largest and most expensive single family residence in the United States. David Rutstein, local historian and former Searles Castle leaddocent, will be presenting a power point presentation of the Searles Castle before and during construction using one-of-kind photographs, and with few exceptions, have never been seen by the public or published. These photographs were privately commissioned by Edward Searles.

*PRE -REGISTRATION and payment is required via Paypal or by sending your check to the Great Barrington Historical Society, PO Box 1106, Great Barrington, MA 01230.

SEATING IS LIMITED. Brief tours of the 1st level will also be conducted immediately following the presentation.

Visit to Register!



P.D. Walsh€™s Country Store
107 Main Street
Falls Village, CT




Saturday, March 29


230 Amenia Road
Sharon, CT 06069
Saturday, March 29
(860) 364-0674
Open Daily from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Celebrate Spring! Located in Sharon, Connecticut, Paley's Farm Market is your source for all that is LOCAL. We are celebrating our 32nd year in business! A full scale garden center, farm and fine food market selling locally grown produce. Find Us on Facebook


Sunday, March 30

Michael Berkeley presents Juliana Davis' LET ME SING AND I'M HAPPY!

Join Michael and Juliana for the next cabaret in the Diva Du Jour series at The Center on Main, 103 Main Street, Falls Village, CT on Sunday, March 30 at 2 pm.  Tickets available online or at the door: adults $20, students $10.


February 14 - March 30

Private Lives at Shakespeare & Company, Lenox, MA

Chock-full of witty dialogue and laughs, Noël Coward€™s play is considered one of the greatest comedies ever written. Directed by Tony Simotes and playing at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox.


Tuesday, March 18 and Wednesday, March 26 at 7 pm

Elton John and The Million Dollar Piano at The Millerton Moviehouse, Millerton, NY

Captured live from his residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas,The Million Dollar Piano features all of Elton€™s greatest hits from throughout his legendary career including: Rocket Man, Tiny Dancer, Your Song and more! At the centerpiece of this larger-than-life concert event, is the show€™s namesake piano. Cinema audiences will be treated to an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of Elton€™s celebrated 1973 album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.


Saturday, March 22, 2014


The Scoville Memorial Library, Salisbury, CT

4:00 pm €“ 5:00 pm

There€™s a big world of heirloom tomatoes out there, (not all of them really heirloom) and all of them good for something. Discover some of the best varieties, tomato facts and lore, how to select, grow and enjoy. Whether you are a cook, gardener, or passionate eater, learn more about America€™s favorite fruit.

Davis-Hollander is founder and former Director of the Eastern Native Seed Conservancy, author of Tomato: A Fresh-from-the-vine Cookbook, writer for Heirloom Gardener and Grit Magazine and principal of Dandelion Gardening Arts ( In his spare time he is the Adult Program Coordinator for the Scoville Library.


Saturday, March 22, 2014


P.D. Walsh€™s Country Store

107 Main Street

Falls Village, CT


LIVE STATION EARTH BAND...featuring Coyote Doty and Friends!

DOORS OPEN at 6:00PM with Pizza, Salad, Desserts and Beverages (Donations)

Suggested Donation $10


March 13-15

Hello, Dolly! at Housatonic Valley Regional High School, Falls Village, CT

Best & Cavallaro is proud to be a sponsor of one of the most beloved musicals of all time, coming to the HVRHS stage for four performances only: Thurs, March 13 at 7:30 pm, Fri, March 14 at 7:30 pm, and Sat., March 15 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm.  Tickets are $15 adults, $10 students/seniors/children, available at the door or online

March 15, 10 am - 4 pm

MapleFest!  Sharon Audubon Society

Join Audubon Sharon for a 40-minute tour of their sugaring operation, including a working sugarhouse. Learn how the Native Americans and Early Colonists made maple syrup and even get a taste of freshly made syrup! Maple syrup will be available for purchase in the nature store while supplies last. It's always a good idea to wear boots to this event, as the trail to the sugarhouse is generally covered in snow or mud! Sharon Audubon Society, 325 Cornwall Bridge Road, Sharon, CT.


March 7 - 9

A Few Good Men at The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck, NY

Can you handle the truth? Hatmaker Attic Productions revives their blockbuster staging of this iconic courtroom drama following a sold-out run at Newburgh's Ritz Theater. Tickets and info:


February 7 - March 6

Tremaine Gallery, Lakeville CT - Photographs Celebrating Scenic Hudson

On Time and Place : Photographs Celebrating Scenic Hudson's First 50 Years - Tremaine Gallery at The Hotchkiss School. Group photography exhibition celebrates the beauty of the Hudson River Valley and the efforts of the influential environmental organization to protect it.

February 27 & 28 at 7:00 pm

Student Dance Concert, The Hotchkiss School Walker Auditorium

This hour-long program features student-choreographed works set to a variety of music genres. Admission is free.

March 1   6-9 pm

An Evening of Jazz at The Cornwall Library, Cornwall, CT

The Friends of the Library are hosting an evening of jazz with the Jive by Five Band, March 1, from 6-9 pm.  For information or to purchase tickets, call 860-672-6874 or visit


February 21 & 22 at 7:30 pm & February 23 at 2:30 pm

The Crucible at The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT

Hotchkiss Dramatic Association presents The Crucible by Arthur Miller. Walker Auditorium.  Tickets are $10, $5 for students and seniors. Cash or check only. Phone 860-435-3203 or buy at the door.

Saturday, February 22 at 8 pm

TAP & TUNES! at The Center on Main, Falls Village, CT

Michael Berkeley's Diva Du Jour cabaret series continues with Heather J. Holohan at The Center on Main in Falls Village, CT, 103 Main St., Falls Village, CT.  Tickets available online or at the door.

February 14, 10 am - 4:30 pm

Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids, Scoville Memorial Library, Salisbury, CT

Drop into the Children's Room at the Scoville Memorial Library to create beautiful cards for your friends and family. Supplies will be available from 10:00-4:30.
February 15, 4 - 5 pm
Richard Boyle: The Era of Elegance - Paintings in the Salisbury Association Collection, Lecture at the Scoville Memorial Library, Salisbury, CT
Richard Boyle presents a lecture describing and discussing the paintings in the Salisbury Association collection.  The collection contains portraits of Salisbury residents, paintings by Salisbury artists, and landscapes or views of Salisbury that have become iconic. Boyle will elucidate the historical background of the paintings thus making the history of our town come alive. Boyle was the curator of painting and sculpture at the Cincinnati Art Museum, Director of Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Adjunct Professor of art history at Temple University in Philadelphia.  He is a Benjamin Franklin Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London.
Saturday, February 15, 5 - 8 pm

Loaves in the Stacks at the David M. Hunt Library, Falls Village, CT

A Sweet & Savory Benefit for the David M. Hunt Library, 63 Main Street, Falls Village, CT. Saturday, February 15, 5PM to 8PM (snow date 2/16. 2pm). Tickets:  $20 in advance; $25 at the door. For its annual winter fundraiser, the David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village extends Valentine's Day with LOaVEs IN THE STACKS, an evening of tasty breads, games, and poetry; wine, beer, and non-alcoholic refreshments will be served.

February 14 - February 16

Next to Normal at The Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck, NY

Chris Vallone directs the Trinity Players in this winner of three Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Mental illness within a suburban family forces us to question the price of happiness. The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck.


Through February 10, 2014

Argazzi Art, Lakeville, CT. 

Works by Laura Schiff Bean, Hilary Cooper, Joe Macca, Kathy Moss and Antonio Murado through Feb 10.  Gallery hours: Fri-Sun, 11 am-5 pm.  Argazzi Art, 22 Millerton Rd., Rte. 44, Lakeville, CT. 860-435-8222.

January 24 - February 9

The Center for the Performing Arts, Rhinebeck, NY.

Into the Woods - This Sondheim sensation is the twisted tale of classic fairy tale characters, including Cinderella, Jack (of beanstalk fame), Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and many others as they learn the responsibility of getting what they wished for.  For tickets and information:


February 7 - 9, 2014

Salisbury Ski Jumps!

The Directors of the Salisbury Winter Sports Association (SWSA) are planning a bigger and better Jumpfest Winter Festival, running February 7th - 9th, with added events and expanded old favorites.  Friday, Feb 7 - Chili Cookoff, Taget Jumping and Human Dogsled Race.  Saturday, Feb. 8 - Junior Jumping, Salisbury Invitational Jumping, Ice Carving, SnowBall Dance.  Sunday, Feb. 9 - U.S. Eastern Ski Jumping Championships.  For complete information, visit

Through January 31, 2014

The White Gallery, Lakeville, CT. 

11th Annual Artful Season: Celebrating our gallery artists, through Jan. 31. Gallery hours: Sat-Sun, 11 am to 4 pm or by appointment. The White Gallery, 344 Main Street, Lakeville, CT, 860-435-1029.

Saturday, February 1 from 6:00 - 8:30 pm

First Annual Winter Warmer, Salisbury, CT.

Cocktail party to benefit SWSA and the Salisbury Ski Jumps, hosted by Susan and Curtis Rand in Salisbury. Tickets: $30 available online at

Through January 26

The Tremaine Gallery at The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT.

Jane Martin: Beyond Boundaries, an exhibition that will include paintings, video stills, and a video installation. The Hotchkiss School, 11 Interlaken Rd., Lakeville, CT.

Through January 30

The Moviehouse Gallery, Millerton, NY.

Icons and Landscapes: Eternal Light, Hudson Light, Martha Zimiles€™ 12 Russian icons, painted with egg tempera paints and gilded with 24K gold backgrounds or halos, and Murray Zimiles€™ hand-colored prints primarily of landscapes. The Millerton Moviehouse, 48 Main St., Millerton, NY.

Saturday, January 25 from 10 am €“ 2 pm

Millerton Winter Farmer€™s Market, Millerton, NY.

The Winter Farm Market will be open the 2nd and 4th Saturday, January-April from 10 am-2 pm.  Millerton€™s Winter Farmers Market, North East Community Center, 51 South Center St, Millerton, NY.

Saturday, January 25  from 4-5 pm

Author Tovah Martin at Scoville Library, Salisbury, CT.

Get ready for the Houseplant Revolution with plant author Tovah Martin.  What the world needs now is more green close by - and houseplants are the answer. Ms. Martin talk about how to bust houseplants out of their plastic past and into a swank future. Here's how to make your window sill into a success story without quitting your day job.

Saturday, January 25 at 8 pm

DIVA DU JOUR at The Center on Main, Falls Village, CT.

Michael Berkeley€™s DIVA DU JOUR Concert Series continues with SHOW TUNES & TORCH SONGS on Sat., January 25 at 8 pm with Amy LeBlanc and Frank Fasano, in what promises to be an evening of dazzling entertainment in the intimate setting of the new Center On Main in Falls Village. Special pre-theatre dinner is also available at The Falls Village Inn. For more info and tickets:

Sunday, January 26 at 11:30 am

Girl Rising at The Millerton Moviehouse, Millerton, NY.

The Moviehouse and the Salisbury Forum present this powerful film which focuses on the importance of education for girls born into unforgiving circumstances. Their stories are narrated by celebrated actresses including Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Cate Blanchette. Following the film there will be a Q&A Session with Kayce Freed Jennings, senior producer of Girl Rising.  Open to the public, free of charge.

Thursday, January 30 at 8 pm

Dar Williams at Infinity Hall, Norfolk, CT.

Well-respected and much loved pop-folk singer-songwriter Dar Williams headlines and folk-rock sister duo The Nields open. For tickets and information:

Through January 19

The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck, NY.

Twelve Angry Men - based on Reginald Rose€™s innovative 1954 television play, this drama tells the story of what happens when 11 jurors think a young boy is guilty of murder and the 12th maintains he€™s innocent. The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 New York 308, Rhinebeck, NY 12572.

Saturday January 18 at 2 pm

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA.

Afternoon tea and talk with author Jane Allen Petrick, €śHidden in Plain Sight: The Other People in Norman Rockwell€™s America.€ť  A book signing will follow the program. Norman Rockwell Museum, 9 Glendale Rd., Stockbridge, MA, 413-298-4100,

Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19

Warner Theatre, Torrington, CT.

MOMIX presents Alchemia from Artistic Director Moses Pendelton. Pendleton€™s latest creation is an enchanting, phantasmagorical multimedia spectacle full of invention, beauty, sensuality and humor. Warner Theatre, 68 Main St., Torrington, CT.

January 11 at 4 pm

Norfolk Library, Norfolk, CT.

An Evening with Benjamin Luxon: A Theatrical Poetry Reading, Norfolk Library, 9 Greenwoods Road E., Norfolk, CT

January 11 €“ 18

Infinity Music Hall & Bistro, Norfolk, CT.

The Spirit of Johnny Cash, Jan 11, 8 pm; Cherry Poppin´ Daddies, the band that brought swing revival music to the masses, Jan 12, 7:30 pm; Open Mic Night, Jan 15, 7 pm; Dave Mason, Traffic Jam, Jan 16, 8 pm; Tracy Walton and Eddie Seville, Jan 17, 8 pm; Junior Brown, Jan 18, 8 pm; Robert Earl Keen with Andrea Davidson, Jan 19, 7:30 pm. Infinity Hall, 8232 Rte 44, Norfolk, CT, 866-666-6306,

January 4, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Scoville Memorial Library, Salisbury, CT.  

Llamas at the Library! Debra Elias from Country Quilt Llama Farm in Cornwall, CT will bring a real, live llama for a visit to the library. Debbie will read a favorite story and share about raising llamas. Children will have the opportunity to pet the llama and see and touch some of the many products that can be made from llama fiber. The program and the llama will be in the Wardell Community Room at the Scoville Library, 38 Main St., Salisbury, CT.

January 4, 2014   7-10 pm

Twelve Moons Coffee House, St. John's Episcopal Church, Salisbury, CT.

Twelve Moons is delighted to feature the music of the Joint Chiefs.  Eliot Osborn, Diana Herold, Louise Lindenmeyr and George Potts began playing locally, just up the street in the tap room of The White Hart Inn in 1995, and have become local favorites. St. John's Episcopal Church, 12 Main St., Salisbury, CT, 7-10 pm. 860-435-1060.

January 4 & 5, 2014

Sherman Playhouse, Sherman, CT.

ALADDIN at the Sherman Playhouse, 5 Route 39 N, Sherman, CT, 860-354-3622. A family show for the holiday season through January 5. Saturdays and Sundays - matinee performances only.

January 5, 2014 at 4 pm

Scoville Memorial Library, Salisbury, CT.

The Scoville Film Society presents the Marx Brothers' ANIMAL CRACKERS (1930).

December 31, 2013

Mahaiwe Theater, Great Barrington, Ma.  A special New Year's Eve concert of the Brandenburg Concertos by the Berkshire Bach Society.   What could be a more beautiful way to end the year?

December 31, 2013

Infinity Hall, Norfolk, Ct.  Enjoy a special 3 course prix fixe dinner on New Years Eve between 4 and 10

December 25, 26, and 28

Scoville Memorial Library, Salisbury, Ct. Christmas Movie: Little Women, Dec 25 at 7 pm; Despicable Me 2, Dec 26 at 1:30 pm. Family Holiday Magic Show, with professional magician, Ed Popielarezyk, Dec 28 at 1:30

December 21

The Millerton Moviehouse, Millerton, NY. The Royal Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker (postponed from Tuesday), Saturday December 21 at 1:00 pm.

December 20

Infinity Hall, Norfolk, Ct.  Ben Taylor, son of James Taylor and Carly Simon, offers a mix of songsfrom his albums.

December 13 - February 9, 2014

The White Gallery, Lakeville, Ct.  The 2013 - 2014 Artful Season, introducing Emma Kindall, Nick Savides and Ricky Bernstein.  www/

December 16, 2013

Diva du Jour -  The fabulously talented Wanda Houston and friends will make you smile with a Christmas Concert at 103 Main Street in Falls Village.   Enjoy the concert in the charming converted church and follow up with dinner at the Falls Village Inn.

November, 2013

Aglet Theatre presents "Other People's Money" on Friday, Nov. 22 and Sat. Nov. 23.  Doors open at 7pm for complimentary wine and refreshments; the reading is at 7:30 pm followed by a discussion. Jerry Sterner's comedy-drama was voted the Best Off-Broadway play of 1989 and was a hit movie staring Danny DeVito and Gregory Peck.  Though more than 20 years old, the story still speaks to today.  Tickets $25 general admission; $20 students 18 and under.  For reservations call 860-435-6928 or write Bok Gallery at TriArts' Sharon Playhouse, Route 343 Amenia Rd., Sharon.

Salisbury's Annual Festival of Trees runs from November 23 to December 7 in the Community Room of Noble Horizons.  This two-week magical display will be open every day from 12-4 pm; Thurs. & Fri. until 6 pm.  Free Admission.  This year's theme: "Making Spirits Bright," will be reflected from the entryway to the beautifully decorated trees to the special Children's Corner.  Each one-of-a-kind small trees, wreaths, and centerpieces has been hand-decorated by area residents, merchants, students, and organizations, and all are ofered for sale in a silent auction running throughout the event.  There will be raffle tickets for an American Girl doll and a remote-control motorcycle, and a Living Tree holding gift certificates to enable NH residents to enjoy special services such as haircuts and manicures.  All proceeds directly benefit residents.

Norfolk Artists and Friends Exhibit and Sale at Noble Horizons November 23 to January 5, 2014. Saturday, Nov 23 4-6:30 pm reception.  Hours: Sat: 11 am-4 pm; Sun. 11 am-4 pm.  Admission free.

The White Gallery -  Visions of Italy.  Artist's Reception, Saturday, November 2 from 5-7 pm  An art exhibition and sale featuring the works of Alberta Citolelli, David Dunlop, Elizabeth Rea and Luke Wynne. The White Gallery, 344 Main St., Lakeville  860-435-1029