the blues away: the Clark After Dark.
H’AI Dig those hipsters having
fun in the photo; this could only be from a previous installment
of the Clark After Dark, the periodic and festive wintertime
parties held at the venerable Clark Art Institute (225
South St., Williamstown, Mass.) Unfortunately, winter’s over—I
love the cold, and the sun hurts my eyes and makes me sneeze—and
it’s time to say goodbye to this year’s Clark After Dark series
tomorrow night (Friday, March 30) with some tropical flava:
“Limbo your way through tiki poles into the balmy breezes
of Tahiti and say good-bye to the Berkshire winter. . . .”
In addition to light fare and drinks—wine, beer, espresso
and Mai Tais—there will be guided tours of the museum’s print
room, with its south-sea inspired works by legendary French
slacker Paul Gauguin. DJ Peter Hallisey will
be imported from Boston to set the musical mood. Admission
is $10 ($8 members), and the fun lasts from 8 PM to midnight.
For more info, call the Clark at (413) 458-0588 or visit www.clarkart.edu.
WILL THEY SHOW MOMMIE DEAREST? Saratoga Film
Forum is giving the movies-for-moms thing a shot beginning
April 5 at 9:30 AM at their Saratoga County Arts Center Theater,
with The Last King of Scotland. What is this “movies-for-moms”
deal? Well, SFF’s Morning Mommy Movies is a chance
for “parents (and grandparents) with ‘non-walking’ babies”
to see a flick without making everyone else sans baby secretly
wish they’d put a cork in their screaming little dear’s mouth.
SFF has acquired 20 new “comfortable chairs” and will make
changing tables available, all for your motherly convenience.
The note we received from SFF didn’t specify, but we’re assuming
the prices are the same as for regular shows. For more info,
call 584-FILM or visit www.saratogafilmforum.org.
love movies too: Saratoga Film Forum.
BAM THANK YOU POET The College of Saint Rose continues
its Frequency North series of off-kilter literary events
with tonight’s readings by four-time national slam poetry
champ Patricia Smith. Smith has four volumes of verse
to her credit, and, like any slam poet worth their national
reputation, has appeared on the HBO series Def Poetry Jam.
The event is, as noted, tonight (Thursday, March 29) at 7:30
PM in the Saint Joseph Auditorium (985 Madison Ave., Albany).
It’s free, word aficionados. For more information, call 454-5102.