BITS & BYTES: Spring wild edibles lecture; Center East crafts speak; Postmodern Jukebox efficiency; CNG container backyard design class; Pittsfield Youth Strings

BITS & BYTES: Spring wild edibles lecture;  Center East crafts speak;  Postmodern Jukebox efficiency;  CNG container backyard design class;  Pittsfield Youth Strings
BITS & BYTES: Spring wild edibles lecture;  Center East crafts speak;  Postmodern Jukebox efficiency;  CNG container backyard design class;  Pittsfield Youth Strings
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox. Picture courtesy of the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Middle.

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox: Life within the Previous Lane Tour on the Mahaiwe

Nice BarringtonOn Friday, March 17 at 8 p.m the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Middle presents “Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox: Life within the Previous Lane Tour.”

Occasions change and traits come and go, however – like a 1961 Jaguar XK-E – the basic sound of the previous solely appreciates with age. Postmodern Jukebox’s Life In The Previous Lane Live performance Tour is a celebration of the best twentieth century musical genres, fused with the recognizable hits of our personal fashionable period, for the proper patina of “classic” and “fashionable.” As at all times, the PMJ Universe will probably be dropped at life with a full forged of at this time’s most fun vocalists, instrumentalists, and faucet dancers, to deliver you the top-shelf leisure expertise for which the group is thought. Whether or not you are a vinyl aficionado or a TikTok fashionista, catch a journey with PMJ for an unforgettable journey by means of 100 years of timeless music.

Tickets can be found right here:

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Be taught to determine wild edible crops this spring

MontereyOn March 15 at 7 pm wild edibles fanatic Russ Cohen, will current “Springtime Wild Edibles within the Southern Berkshires,” on-line through the Bidwell Home Museum.

Cohen will share a slideshow masking no less than two dozen wild edibles obtainable within the spring. These embody plant species everybody is aware of effectively, like Daisies and Dandelions, to species they could by no means have even heard of, like Calamus and Carrion Flowers. Whereas the principle season for mushrooming within the Berkshires would not start till the summer season, Russ’s speak will even cowl a number of edible mushroom species obtainable within the springtime. Keys to the identification of every species will probably be supplied, together with data on edible portion(s), season(s) of availability and preparation strategies, in addition to pointers for secure and environmentally-responsible foraging.

Till his retirement in June of 2015, Russ Cohen’s “day job” was serving because the Rivers Advocate for the Massachusetts Division of Fish and Recreation’s Division of Ecological Restoration. Now Russ has extra time to pursue his passionate avocation, which is connecting to nature through his style buds, and serving to others in doing the identical. Along with main over three dozen foraging, he has arrange a small nursery (in Weston, MA) the place he grows/retains crops that he propagates from seeds (a few of which he collected himself). He’s then partnering with land trusts, cities and cities, faculties and schools, state and federal businesses, tribal teams, natural farms and others to plant crops from his nursery in acceptable locations on their properties.

Russ will comply with up this speak with a guided foraging stroll later within the spring. Members: Free. Non-members: $15. The lecture will probably be held through Zoom. Registration through the Museum occasion web page is required,

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Picture left to proper: computed tomography (CT) picture of Gav (bovine aquamanile) (element), Iran, late twelfth century with fashionable reconstruction from alien sherds. Eskenazi Museum of Artwork; studio view of Gav (bovine aquamanile) (element). Picture courtesy of the Clark Artwork Institute.

Margaret S. Graves to debate the “Invisible Fingers” of the Center East

WilliamstownOn Tuesday, March 14 at 5:30 p.m., the Clark Artwork Institute’s Analysis and Educational Program hosts a chat by Analysis and Educational Program Fellow Margaret S. Graves, who discusses craft expertise within the Center East. These expertise are normally portrayed as dying out within the nineteenth century however had been in truth redirected in the direction of a brand new market generated by the colonial challenge: the faking, forging, and fictionalizing of antiquities, particularly ceramics. By recognizing faking and forgery in the marketplace for Center Japanese ceramics as expert types of craft and as websites of Indigenous participation in world capitalism, this challenge reveals the challenges that colonial modernity presents to the self-discipline of artwork historical past, through the objects that moved by means of it and had been remade in its picture.

Margaret S. Graves is an affiliate professor of artwork historical past at Indiana College in Bloomington. She specializes within the plastic arts of the Islamic world. Her publications embody “Arts of Allusion: Object, Decoration and Structure in Medieval Islam” (Oxford College Press, 2018), in addition to a number of edited and co-edited volumes on the artwork and materials tradition of the Islamic world, together with “Making Modernity within the Islamic Mediterranean” (Indiana College Press, 2022, with Alex Seggerman). On the Clark, Graves is writing a guide entitled “Invisible Fingers: Islamic Ceramics and the Colonial Artwork Market,” which discusses fashionable accumulating economies and the craftsmanship of faking in a piece.

Offered in individual within the Clark’s auditorium. Free, with a reception within the Manton Analysis Middle’s Studying Room beginning at 5 pm

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As summer season approaches it is time to design your container backyard

Stockbridge— Attend Berkshire Botanical Backyard’s Container Backyard Design class in individual March 15 to March 29 from 5:30 to eight:30 pm

Purchase data of the talents required for stunning and profitable container gardens with Jenna O’Brien, proprietor of Viridissima Horticulture and Design. Get to know the crops that thrive in containers and look after them. This class will cowl sensible points of gardening with type in containers all through the New England backyard season. Concerns will embody container choice, website, planting, rising, controlling pests, and sustaining moveable gardens.

Jenna O’Brien has been working in Berkshire gardens for over 20 years. She can also be a member of the BBG Horticulture Advisory Committee and the Training Committee. Jenna makes a speciality of container gardening, perennial backyard design and care, nation property backyard administration, and Berkshire Backyard Type.

Class tuition is $165 for members, $175 for nonmembers. Register right here.

Additionally the Berkshire Botanical Backyard is internet hosting an internet class on native groundcovers introduced by Duncan Himmelman on March 15 from 5:30 to 7 pm Register right here.

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Pittsfield Youth String Quartet. Picture courtesy of The Foundry.

Rising Artist Collection highlights native younger performers

West Stockbridge— The Foundry presents the newest in its Rising Artist Collection on Tuesday, March 14 at 6:30 pm that includes the Pittsfield Youth String Quartet.

The 4 excessive school-aged performers are Zoë-Ruth Brizan, Cellist; Ethan Maisonneuve, Violist; Andrew Tullock, 2nd Violinist; Davis Albayeros, 1st Violinist. Instructed by Alla Zernitskaya, these 4 scholar musicians are at all times excited to play for an viewers. They’re decided and at all times try to do their greatest in rehearsal and on stage. They interpret music as extra than simply notes: they make music like a narrative being instructed.

This system consists of the Beethoven Quartet no. 16 Mvt. 3; Dvorak’s “American” Quartet no. 12, Mvt.; Schubert’s Quartet no. 1, Mvt. 1; Mozart’s Quartet no. 19, Mvt. 1; Schubert’s Quartet no. 4; Heitor Villa-Lobos String Quartet no. 1 Mvt. 3; and Smetana’s Quartet no. 1 Mvt. 1.

Tickets are $10 on the door. All proceeds go to the artists.

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Picture courtesy of Bobby MacVeety and Race Brook Lodge.

Jazz Brunch with Bobby MacVeety

Sheffield— Be a part of The Stagecoach Tavern at Race Brook Lodge, for a scrumptious fireplace brunch and soulful jazz and blues with Berkshire legend Bobby MacVeety and his trio on Sunday, March 12. Brunch will probably be served from 12 pm to three pm The stay music begins at 12:30 pm with a $10 cowl for the music. There isn’t a cowl to take pleasure in brunch in a special a part of the restaurant.

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