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November 2017

Will Call #63: Utter Whimsy and Dust Bowl Faeries, plus Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

5th Annual Whimsy at the Whitney Center for the Arts, with afterparty tunes provided by the Dust Bowl Faeries; AND a costumed, elaborately staged reading of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley at Shakespeare & Company.

Lydia Barnett-Mulligan, as Mary Bennet, in Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley; photo by Olivia Winslow.
Lydia Barnett-Mulligan, as Mary Bennet, in Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley; photo by Olivia Winslow.

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TLC #61 — Gettin’ FESTIVE at Greylock WORKS

Immerse yourself in beautiful and delicious handcrafted gifts at the 2017 FESTIVE! A new holiday market at Greylock WORKS celebrating the unique magic of the Northern Berkshires.

Set in an expansive, light-filled mill, the festival marketplace offers music performances, food crafters, local farmers, fermenters and distillers, and the region’s best artisans and textile curators.

Come to discover all your holiday gifts and wants, and stay for programs and workshops that invite visitors into the true stories of our artisans.

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The Spirit Shop, Williamstown, Massachusetts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to get there

Greylock WORKS is located at 508 State Road in North Adams, along Route 2.

Their newly renovated Weave Shed is located within a 240,000 sf textile mill currently undergoing an exciting restoration. They are a scenic 1 hour drive from the Albany and Hudson train stations, 30 mins North of Pittsfield in Massachusetts and 30 mins South of Bennington in Vermont.

TIME & TICKETS

Saturday November 18th, 2017

10:30 am to 5:30 pm

Advance tickets can be purchased in blocks of 4 Adults for $20 at THIS EVENTBRITE LINK. Children under 12, accompanied by an adult, may join FESTIVE for free.

Unfortunately, pets are not allowed unless they are service animals.

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TLC #60: Berkshires first Transgender Day of Remembrance

 

 

from GLAAD:

Transgender Day of Remembrance is an international annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.

Additionally, during the week of November 13-20, individuals and organizations around the country participate in Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people and address the issues these communities face.

Observance at Park Square, Pittsfield

Thursday, November 16, 5:30 p.m.

Here in the Berkshires, MC and Featured Speaker Jahaira DeAlto, Reading of Transgender Day of Remembrance city proclamation by City Council President Peter Marchetti, Speech by Joseph Farnes of St. Stephen’s, Reading of US Names followed by Contemplative Silence, Speakers: Tegan Joy Cook, Ray Garnett, Kenneth Mercure, B Bradburd, Open Mic for Attendee Participation, Candlelit Procession (LED candles provided) to Park Square ending with Standing Vigil in Park Square with Reading of International Names followed by a return to the church with Reflection Time with Cookies and Beverages.

Jahaira DeAlto; submitted photo.
Jahaira DeAlto; submitted photo.

St. Stephen’s is handicap accessible, with the elevator available from the Allen Street Entrance. For those who are unable to attend we are making our best effort to livestream and/or record the event. We are also asking that our speakers try to provide written copies of their speeches, poems etc. so they may be shared online for those without access to transportation or who are unable to attend.

Jahaira DeAlto is an advocate and activist whose work began in 1997.

Notably, she has spoken at the Chanelle Pickett murder trial, the Ryan White Conference on HIV/AIDS, and Harvard University. Most recently, she was a guest-lecturer at Columbia University’s School of Social Work. Affirming and uplifting Trans/Intersex People of Color is her passion. She is a college student in Pittsfield, MA, and she can also be found vlogging her heart out at www.youtube.com/JahairasMission

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Will Call #62: The Wolves roam CenterStage in DeLappe’s 2017 masterpiece

The cast of the Williams Theatre Department production of "The Wolves," written by Sarah DeLappe, and directed by Shayok Misha Chowdhury. The show runs November 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18; photo by Jason Velázquez.
The cast of the Williams Theatre Department production of “The Wolves,” written by Sarah DeLappe, and directed by Shayok Misha Chowdhury. The show runs November 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18; photo by Jason Velázquez.

This is Will Call, #62—We travel this episode to somewhere in the Midwest to meet high school women’s soccer team The Wolves. Rather we’ll speak with Misha Chowdhury, who directs this Williams Theatre Department staging of Sarah DeLappe’s 2017 Pulitzer Prize Finalist play, The Wolves, which runs Nov 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 on the CenterStage. Keep Reading

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