Two for tea: The Clark Art Institute hosts a special tea event celebrating the publication of a new book on the Institute’s teacup collection by noted artist Molly Hatch today at 1:30 p.m. Alex Harney of Harney & Sons Fine Teas of Millerton, N.Y., will join Hatch for a special presentation and tea tasting. In addition to the tea event, the Clark’s daylong celebration of tea and teacups includes an author’s book talk between Hatch and Kathleen Morris, the Sylvia and Leonard Marx Curator of Decorative Arts, at 3 p.m. and a book signing at 4 p.m. Tickets to the tea are $25 and can be reserved at clarkart.educlarkart.edu or by calling 413-458-0524. The lecture and book signing events are free of charge.
Sweet music: Dr. Matthew McConnell will unveil his new, German-built harpsichord at the First Baptist Church on Main Street in North Adams today at 7 p.m. He will play pieces by Bach, Scarlatti and more. A donation of $5 is suggested.