EMMY-WINNING PRODUCER TO SPEAK
|THURSDAY - APRIL 25, 2019|
Williamstown, 7-8:30 p.m.
Frank Doelger, Williams College alumnus and the executive producer of television shows "Game of Thrones," "John Adams" and "Rome," returns to Williams College for a talk about his more than 30-year career in film and television. In conversation with Associate Professor of Africana Studies Rhon Manigault-Bryant, Doelger will explore topics such as fantasy, artistic inspiration, the collaborative nature of creating, and the uncanny pathways back to one's beginnings on the ‘62 Center, Mainstage. Tickets are required and can be reserved by calling 413-597-2425.
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'CONSUMED BY SLAVERY'
Williamstown, 4:30 p.m.
Jared Sexton, professor of African American studies and professor of film and media studies at the University of California, Irvine, will give a talk at Williams College titled “Consumed by Slavery.” The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Griffin Hall, room 3. Sexton is one of the most important critical race theorists writing today. He is the author of three books and he has also published articles in journals such as American Quarterly, Radical History Review, and Social Text, and chapters in various anthologies on contemporary politics and popular culture.
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BERKSHIRE SYMPHONY STUDENT SOLOIST GALA
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
The Berkshire Symphony Student Soloist Gala concert features performances by winners of the 2019 Berkshire Symphony Soloist Competition. At the competition in February judges choose outstanding Williams College student musicians to perform. Sebastian Black ‘19, piano performs “Totentanz” by Franz Liszt. Angela Chan ‘19 plays the pipa, a Chinese instrument similar to a lute. She is featured with the orchestra on “Little Sisters of the Grassland” by (Wu Zuqiang), (Wang Yanqiao), and (Liu Dehai). Soprano Erin Kennedy ‘19 sings “Caro nome,” from Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi, and Jeff Pearson ‘20, violin performs Poème, op. 25 by Ernest Chausson. The Berkshire Symphony also presents Symphonic Dances by Sergei Rachmaninoff. https://events.williams.edu/event/berkshire-symphony-student-soloist-gala/ Free Chapin Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
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Williamstown, Noon-4 p.m.
Snowfest, the Williamstown Youth Center’s annual celebration of fun and community, returns s Springfest at the WYC and the Williamstown Elementary School campus, which allows for the use of both indoor and outdoor facilities and helps to get kids and their families active outside with bounce houses, games, art activities and more. Donations will be accepted.
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CHINESE MUSIC ENSEMBLE - “SPRING RAIN”
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
Chinese Music Ensemble - “Spring Rain” This concert, titled “Spring Rain” celebrates the surging hope of new life, and also features soloist Angela Chan '19 on the pear-shaped lute pipa. The Chinese Music Ensemble performs folk and contemporary works using string instruments such as pipa, erhu, liuqin and zheng, at times mixed with Western instruments. https://events.williams.edu/event/chinese-music-ensemble-2/ Free Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 7 p.m.
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A SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALL DINNER
Williamstown, 5 to 7 p.m.
A Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner fund raiser to benefit the Rotary Club of Williamstown’s community and scholarship programs will be held on Thursday, May 2nd from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Williamstown Commons, 25 Adams Rd. The dinner will feature spaghetti, meatballs, sausage, tossed salad, garlic bread, dessert, punch and coffee. Adults: $9, Seniors: $8, children under 12: $5. There will be a gift certificate board (purchasers pay $20 for a certificate worth $25 and up) and a 50/50 raffle. The event is sponsored by Williamstown Commons.
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MUD KITCHEN AT CRICKET CREEK FARM
Williamstown, 10:30 a.m. to Noon
Mud Kitchen at Cricket Creek Farm Saturday, May 4 from 10:30-12:00. Join us for a morning of messy nature exploration. Registration required-12 families. This is a messy event; we recommend a change of clothes and boots for the mud. Call 413-664-4821 to register.
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