WISK MOM AWAY
What a better way to celebrate the Mother's Day than by taking her away for a spa day?! Our Wisk Mom Away package offers overnight accommodations in a deluxe room, dinner for two at a snazzy local restaurant, two mini-facials, and two spa manicures at the luxurious InTouch Day Spa. What a better way to say, "Thank you"? Priced at $349 Sunday - Thursday May 1-31, 2008 (based on availability)
PLAY WITH WORDS
Main Street Stage "Red Room"
Every Saturday in AprilThe Red Room is back! Saturday April 5 at 8 p.m. the doors will open for an hour of life drawing and light refreshments. At 9 p.m the show begins - original skits, live music, poetry, readings and more. The Red Room continues on Saturdays through April with a different show every week. Tickets are $10.
Inkberry & Papyri Books
Robert Frost, Years of Triumph
North Adams Library
Thursday, April 10, 2008
After finding recognition in England, Frost returned to the States and settled in nearby South Shaftsbury, VT to raise his family, to tend his orchards, and to continue his writing - producing some of his finest poetry. The beloved poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" was written on a hot June morning in 1922, at his South Shaftsbury homestead! Carole Thompson, Executive Director of the Robert Frost Stone House Museum and President of the Friends of Robert Frost will relate the story of Frost's twenty-year history in southwest Vermont.
WordPlay featuring Derek Mong and Jeffrey McRae
Saturday, April 12th, 7-9pm
Celebrate National Poetry Month! On the 2nd Saturday of every month, Inkberry and Papyri Books join forces to highlight local and regional writers. The evening, hosted by Gail Burns, begins with featured readers and is followed by open-mic. Derek Mong is the recipient of a Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellowship from the U. of Wisconsin-Madison and the Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Choice Prize from the Missouri Review. His poetry, prose, and translations appear in The Kenyon Review, PLEIADES, Cream City Review, TriQuarterly, Crazyhorse and elsewhere. Jeffrey McRae has recently published work in Beloit Poetry Journal, Cimarron Review and Rattle. Open mic to follow.
MCLA Patrons of Arts "From the Heart of a Tradition"
April 11, 2008
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Patrons of the Arts series(Porches is a proud sponsor) will present "From the Heart of a Tradition," an evening of Indian music and dance. The performance features traditional Indian music and dance by Aniruddha Knight, the only grandson of the world-famous performer T. Balasaraswati, and the ninth generation of one of India's most distinguished families of professional musicians and dancers. "This is a rare opportunity to see a practitioner of the ancient forms of Bala Music and Dance," said Jonathan Secor, director of special programs at MCLA. Tickets for general admission are $12. To reserve tickets, call 662-5543. www.mcla.edu/patrons.
AFRICA & AMERICA
Of the total number of objects in Williams College Museum of Art's African collection, 20 percent represent East African cultures; the balance is from West Africa. The works include ceremonial vessels and furniture, articles of personal adornment, ritual and helmet masks, fetish figures, dolls, marionettes, agricultural implements, textiles from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and utilitarian objects. The geographic areas represented are encompassed by the current-day nations of Mali, Côte d'Ivoire, Zaire, Nigeria, Cameroon, Liberia, Gabon, Benin, and Kenya.
Williams College Museum of Art
15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Ste 2
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Frederic Remington shaped America's vision of the West with illustrations, sculpture, and painting. Remington Looking West brings together the Clark's iconic works by the artist with those from public and private collections to explore how he came to this vision and how it evolved throughout his career. Also included in the exhibition are photographs, drawings, and scrapbooks from his personal collection that allow you to "look over Remington's shoulder" and understand his working process. On view through through May 4 only!