4 events not to miss this week, July 14-20
Don't miss your chance to see a legend
Buddy Guy will make his second appearance at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center tonight at 7. At age 82, Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago's fabled West Side sound, and a living link to the city's halcyon days of electric blues. He has received seven Grammy Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award, 34 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard Magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, a Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Tickets are $55 to $130.
Watch a Muppet come to life
The Norman Rockwell Museum will host "Muppets on Parade: Sesame Street at 50" starting at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16. Louis Henry Mitchell, creative director of Character Design at Sesame Workshop, will offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse of one of the most beloved children's programs of all time and explore the elements of character design that bring Sesame Street's Muppets to life. During this family friendly talk, Mitchell will demonstrate how he creates still performances during photo shoots using an armatured Muppet. Tickets: $15 members, $25 non-member. Children 18 and under free. www.nrm.org/event/muppets-on-parade
Dance under the stars for a cause
The Springside Park Conservancy will once again bring late night fun to Pittsfield's largest park starting at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20, with "Springside After Dark," where attendees can dance the night away to DJ BFG under a massive tent on the lawn of the park's historic Springside House. Attendees can dance, relax in a special lounge area amidst the blooming gardens, enjoy beer, wine and specialty cocktails at the outdoor bar by Methuselah Bar and Lounge. Barbecue will be available for purchase from Smoky Divas, and a free dessert buffet will also be provided. Tickets are $35 and are available online or at the gate: ww.eventbrite.com/e/springside-after-dark-with-dj-bfg-tickets-62571786899
Enjoy a night of music by Caroline Rose
The multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and fierce frontwoman Caroline Rose may hail from Brooklyn, but she's a solid Berkshires favorite. Don't miss your chance to see her at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. Rose has been turning heads with her synth-heavy, critically acclaimed 2018 release "Loner," which veered from her earlier folk sound into darkly funny danceable pop. Tickets are $28 to $44. massmoca.org
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