Masha from Chekhov’s ‘Seagull’ Gets Her Own Show at BTG

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, May 20-24, 2015

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, May 20-24, 2015

Indigo Girls Headline Pop Music Festival at Tanglewood

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Masha from Chekhov’s ‘Seagull’ Gets Her Own Show at BTG

masha seagull

(STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – “Masha’s Seagull,” an exploration of the character of Masha from Anton Chekhov’s original play, “The Seagull,” gets a three-day run at the Unicorn Theatre from Friday, May 22, through Sunday, May 24, with performances at 7pm on Friday and Saturday and at 2pm on Saturday and Sunday. The one-woman show, written by…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, May 20-24, 2015

Cha Jong-Rye, Expose Exposed 101222, wood, 2010. Courtesy the artist and Madison Gallery.

AMERICANA TRIO LONE BELLOW and ARC IRIS to PLAY at MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – The folk-rock trio the Lone Bellow brings its rootsy take on Americana to MASS MoCA for the annual Memorial Day weekend kickoff concert on Saturday, May 23, at 8pm. The group’s recent album, “Then Came the Morning,” was produced…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, May 20-24, 2015

Linda Draper

WORLD-BEAT DANCE MUSIC from SOUTH ASIA and BALKANS at BSP (KINGSTON, N.Y.) – New York City’s Raya Brass Band and Lahore/Brooklyn collaboration Sandaraa will perform a double-bill of danceable world-beat music at BSP on Wednesday, May 20, at 8pm. Raya Brass Band plays Balkan brass band music infused with punk-rock energy and featuring jazzy soloing,…

Indigo Girls Headline Pop Music Festival at Tanglewood

Indigo Girls (photo Jeremy Cowart)

(LENOX, Mass.) – Grammy Award-winning folk duo Indigo Girls will perform on Saturday, May 23, 2015, as part of the SummerSound Live weekend of music on the grounds of Tanglewood. The two-day festival, which takes place on Saturday and Sunday, May 23-24, takes place at a parking lot outside of Tanglewood’s main gates, and includes…

Americana Trio Lone Bellow to Play at MASS MoCA

The Lone Bellow

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – The folk-rock trio the Lone Bellow brings its rootsy take on Americana to MASS MoCA for the annual Memorial Day weekend kickoff concert on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at 8pm. The group’s recent album, “Then Came the Morning,” was produced by Bryce Dessner of the National, and introduced a more contemporary…

String Trios by Schubert and Mozart at Hudson Opera House

Helena Baillie

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Grammy Award-nominated artists Shmuel Ashkenasi and Peter Wiley will perform works by Schubert and Mozart in a program of String Trios with Helena Baillie at the Hudson Opera House on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at 7pm, as part of the Classics on Hudson series. The trio will play Schubert’s sublime B-flat Trio,…

Downtown Studios and Gallery Open Doors to Public

Central Park by Martha Peskin

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – After significant updating to the sprawling gallery and artist studios, the NUarts Studios and Gallery will be reopening its doors on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at 4-7pm. New works by the artists will be on display in the gallery, and many of them will open their studios for this first event of…

Exhibit by Two Dozen Boston Sculptors Opens at Chesterwood

Big Red by Murray Dewart (photo Paul Rocheleau)

(STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – Boston Sculptors Gallery at Chesterwood 2015, an exhibition featuring site-specific contemporary sculptures by 24 Boston-area artists, opens at Chesterwood on Saturday, May 23, 2015, and remains on view through October 12. The new works by two-dozen members and alumni of Boston Sculptors Gallery, based in Boston’s South End, represent a diverse range…

Lens on Contemporary Photography at MASS MoCA

Liz Deschenes, Gallery 7, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 2014 (Installation view), Courtesy the artist, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York (Photo: Gene Pittman)

	 

	Long caption:

	Liz Deschenes, Gallery 7, 2014

	Installation of 9 silver toned black-and-white photograms mounted to aluminum and 4 pigment prints on acrylic in artist's frames, inset aluminum picture hanging rails

	11 parts, each: 60 11/16 x 36 5/8 x 1/4 inches (154.1 x 93 x .6 cm)

	Framed Dimensions: 62 x 38 x 8 inches (157.5 x 96.5 x 20.3 cm)

	
		Courtesy the artist, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York
	
		Photo: Gene Pittman

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) — Three new exhibitions of contemporary photography open at MASS MoCA with a reception on Saturday, May 23, 2015, from 5 to 6:30pm. The exhibits include Clifford Ross: Landscape Seen & Imagined; Liz Deschenes: Gallery 4.1.1; and Artists’ Choice: An Expanded Field of Photography. The opening reception is free for members and…

Exhibition of East Asian Art Opens at Berkshire Museum

Cha Jong-Rye, Expose Exposed 101222, wood, 2010. Courtesy the artist and Madison Gallery.

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.)  – Immortal Present: Art and East Asia, a new exhibition featuring the Berkshire Museum’s historic collection of Asian art and showcasing works by a number of significant and influential contemporary artists with ties to Asia, opens at Berkshire Museum on Saturday, May 23, 2015, will be on view through September 7, 2015. The…

Singer-Songwriters Kath Bloom and Linda Draper in Double-Bill at Spotty Dog

Linda Draper

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – A double-fill of female singer-songwriters featuring Kath Bloom and Linda Draper takes place at Spotty Dog Books & Ale on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at 8pm. Both Bloom and Draper are daughters of classical musicians who chose acoustic guitar and confessional folk songwriting as their main creative outlets. The daughter of oboist…

Omi to Screen Elizabeth Murray Documentary

Elizabeth Murray (photo Brigitte LaCombe)

(GHENT, N.Y.) – A work-in-progress screening of the documentary film “Everybody Knows … Elizabeth Murray” in conjunction with the current gallery exhibition showcasing large-scale paintings and works on paper by the acclaimed artist will take place in the Visitor’s Center at Omi on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at 4pm. Access to the screening, as well…

Multimedia Installations to Take Over Back Gallery at Basilica Hudson

Takeshi Murata, Golden Bananas, 2011. Courtesy of the artist, Ratio 3 and Salon 94

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Still/Life, a 3-D rendering of contemporary practices in the Hudson area featuring works by 16 artists, opens in the Back Gallery at Basilica Hudson on Friday, May 22, 2015, at 6 to 10pm, and runs through Sunday, June 14, 2015. The installation, by HQTBD, includes an extensive schedule of screenings, performances, talks,…

World-Beat Dance Music from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Balkans at BSP

The group Sandaraa - Zeb Bangash, Michael Winograd, Eylem Basaldi, Patrick Farrell, Yoshie Fruchter, Zoe Guigueno, Richie Barshay - performs on May 17, 2014 at Poisson Rouge, New York City. Photographer: Adam Berry

(KINGSTON, N.Y.) – New York City’s Raya Brass Band and Lahore/Brooklyn collaboration Sandaraa will perform a double-bill of danceable world-beat music at BSP on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at 8pm. Raya Brass Band plays Balkan brass band music infused with punk-rock energy and featuring jazzy soloing, while Sandaraa plays a unique fusion of South Asian…

Popular Berkshire Bakery-Cafe Opening Storefront in Hudson

Patisserie Lenox in Hudson

by Seth Rogovoy (HUDSON, N.Y., May 13, 2015) – A sign touting  “Patisserie Lenox coming soon” was spotted in the window of 504 Warren Street this afternoon. Co-owner Yulia Bougouin confirmed that she hopes the cafe is open and ready for business by June 20, meaning that by summer, the city can look forward to…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, May 13-18, 2015

Session Americana

ROSANNE CASH to SING of AMERICAN SOUTH at MAHAIWE (GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Rosanne Cash brings her “The River & the Thread” tour to the Mahaiwe on Sunday, May 17 at 7pm. Accompanied by longtime collaborator, producer, guitarist, and husband John Leventhal and musical partner Zev Katz, Cash will take the audience on a journey…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, May 13-18, 2015

Eleonora Ronconi, El Lavadero De Mi Tia
from Seras Mis Ojos

EL ANATSUI GETS FIVE DECADE RETROSPECTIVE at THE SCHOOL (KINDERHOOK, N.Y.) – Ghanaian sculptor El Anatsui will be the subject of a comprehensive survey spanning the last fifty years of his celebrated career, at Jack Shainman Gallery: The School, opening on Sunday, May 17, with a reception from 1 to 4pm. The works will remain…