Our week's picks: photographer in Myanmar, Easter in the Berkshires, OLLI's speaker series, Haitian musicians at the Clark, and a string quartet



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Mystical Country

APR 15 Photographer Scott Barrow, who contributes regularly to Berkshire Magazine, opens a new show of Myanmar photographs on Saturday, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at his Lenox gallery. Last December, Barrow spent two weeks in Burma searching for Buddha. Photographing from sunrise to sunset, he captured the golden pagodas, teeming markets, leg-rowing fishermen, and the country's vibrant, friendly faces. The show is on view through June 15.   Read More


Eastertime in the Berkshires

APR 15-16 The Berkshires celebrates Easter weekend with activities throughout the county. Here are some suggestions: On Saturday, Whitney's Farm in Cheshire will hold its annual Easter egg hunt from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children two to five years old will begin at 11 a.m., and those six and older start at 3 p.m. Prizes will be given for each age group. The Stockbridge Library hosts an Easter egg hunt with songs and stories at 11 a.m. Berkshire Co-Op Market holds a DIY Kids workshop for Natural Egg Dying starting at 10:30 a.m. On Sunday, Hancock Shaker Village's old-fashioned Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 12:30 p.m., with more than 1,000 eggs hidden. Included with admission to the village.


Speaker Series 

APR 15 The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) , presents an illustrated talk by Olivier Meslay, director of the Clark Art Institute. The talk, which launches the 2017 Distinguished Speaker Series, is Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Berkshire Museum. Meslay will give a visual tour of the Clark's sweeping collection of landscapes, from Turner to Monet. Tickets are $10 for OLLI at BCC and Berkshire Museum members, and $15 for the general public. Read More


Haitians Musicians at Williams

APR19 Williams College presents Lakou Mizik, a multigenerational collective of Haitian musicians formed after the 2010 earthquake, as part of the Ernest Brown World Music Series. This series brings musicians from across the globe to share their musical talents with the Williams College community. The performance is on Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Chapin Hall, and is free and open to the public. The Lakou Mizik group includes elder legends and rising young talents. Their mission is to honor the healing spirit of their collective culture and communicate a message of pride, strength, and hope.  Read More


String Quartet  

APR 15  Close Encounters with Music presents the Escher String Quartet on Saturday at 6 p.m. Comprised of Adam Barnett-Hart on violin, Aaron Boyd on violin, Pierre La Pointe on viola, and Brook Speltz on cello, The Guardian called them "one of the finest quartets of their generation.” They will play Mendelssohn's Quartet in f minor, opus 80; Quartet No. 3 by Bartók; and Beethoven's "Razumovsky” Quartet in E minor, opus 59, No. 2. Tickets are from $25 to $45. Read More



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