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Bits & Bytes: Autumn Weekend; Open Air Cinema; Assemble e-bike raffle; literary prize for Bard


Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield will maintain its Autumn Weekend this Saturday, Sept. 26, and Sunday, Sept. 27. Photograph: Kara Thornton

Hancock Shaker Village to carry Autumn Weekend

Pittsfield — In a celebration of tradition, custom, craftsmanship and nature, Hancock Shaker Village will maintain its Autumn Weekend Saturday, Sept. 26, and Sunday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Greater than 20 regional artisans and meals purveyors will participate, and guests can take part in an egg toss competitors and a scavenger hunt, go to the barnyard animals, tour historic buildings displaying among the museum’s 22,000-piece assortment, peruse the farm stand and see an uncommon vegetable show. Reside music will probably be offered by Lanoue Evans (Saturday and Sunday at midday), the Kashmir Souls (Saturday at 3 p.m.) and Misty Blues (Sunday at 3 p.m.). As well as, HSV will maintain its final barnyard yoga classes of the season at 10 a.m. and a couple of p.m. each days.

Admission is $20 for adults, $8 for youth ages 13-17, and free for members and youngsters ages 12 and below). Advance admission isn’t required, however is inspired attributable to restricted area. For tickets and extra info, see the Berkshire Edge calendar, or contact Hancock Shaker Village at (413) 443-0188 or info@hancockshakervillage.org.

–E.E.

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Berkshire Movie Society to current Open Air Cinema at TurnPark Artwork House

West Stockbridge — The Berkshire Film Society will current Open Air Cinema this weekend at TurnPark Art Space with two movies: “Ursula Von Rydingsvard: Into Her Personal” Friday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m., adopted by a dialogue with curator Lisa Dorin of Williams College; and “Past the Seen: Hilma Af Klint” Saturday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m., adopted by a dialogue with Emily Russo of Zeitgeist Films.

“Ursula Von Rydingsvard: Into Her Personal” (2019) is a creative biography of one of many few ladies on the planet working in monumental sculpture. Directed by Daniel Traub, the movie explores the artist’s wrestle to beat the hardship of her upbringing and to observe her calling to grow to be an artist. Director Halina Dyrschka’s “Past the Seen: Hilma Af Klint” (2019) describes not solely the life and craft of af Klint, but in addition the method of her mischaracterization and erasure by each a patriarchal narrative of creative progress and capitalistic willpower of creative worth.

Tickets are $15 per individual. The movies will probably be proven outside and advance ticket buy is required attributable to a seating limitation of fifty individuals. For tickets and extra info, see the Berkshire Edge calendar, or contact the Berkshire Movie Society at (973) 885-1985 or berkshirefilmsociety@gmail.com.

–E.E.

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Assemble e-bike raffle to help important employees

Nice Barrington — Construct has teamed up with Berkshire Bike & Board and Lee Bank to launch an online raffle that includes a grand prize of a Specialised Turbo Como 3.0 e-bike, valued at $3,000. Proceeds from the raffle will elevate cash for important employees within the southern Berkshires who’re struggling to seek out housing or to stay of their houses.

Entries start at $20, with the upper $50 and $100 ranges rising a participant’s possibilities of successful. The raffle drawing will probably be held Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 6 p.m. and can stream dwell on Assemble’s Facebook page. The winner doesn’t have to view the drawing and will probably be notified by e-mail that night. For extra info, contact Assemble at (413) 528-1985.

–E.E.

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Bard Faculty literary journal wins Whiting Literary Prize

The quilt of the Spring 2020 concern of the Conjunctions literary journal. Picture courtesy Bard Faculty

Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y. — Conjunctions, the literary journal printed by Bard College, has been awarded a 2020 Whiting Literary Magazine Prize. Because the prize’s launch in 2018, a complete of 13 literary magazines have received the prize for excellence in publishing, advocacy for writers and a contribution to the power of the general literary neighborhood.

Edited by Bradford Morrow and printed twice yearly, Conjunctions publishes fiction, poetry and inventive nonfiction by rising voices and modern masters. For practically 4 a long time, Conjunctions has challenged accepted varieties and kinds, with equal emphasis on groundbreaking experimentation and rigorous execution. Named a Prime Literary Journal 2019 by Reedsy, the journal was a finalist for each the 2018 and 2019 ASME Award for Fiction and the 2018 CLMP Firecracker Award for Common Excellence. As well as, contributions to current points have been chosen for “The Finest American Essays” (2018, 2019), “The Pushcart Prize XLIV: Better of the Small Presses,” “Finest American Experimental Writing 2020,” “Finest Small Fictions 2019” and “The Yr’s Finest Darkish Fantasy & Horror: 2019.”

–E.E.

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