HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, August 23-27, 2017

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, August 23-27

John S. Hall to Bring Punk-Poetry and Unusual Squirrel to Helsinki Hudson

Music Inn to Be Celebrated at The Mount

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HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, August 23-27, 2017

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region, including club-inspired modern dance; brassy soul from the West Coast; photography and multimedia art; and more.     EPHRAT ASHERIE DANCE BRINGS CUTTING-EDGE STREET DANCE to PS21 (CHATHAM, N.Y.) – Ephrat Asherie Dance brings its blend of street and…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, August 23-27

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshire region, including a striking juxtaposition of illustrator and choreographer at Jacob’s Pillow; Shakespeare outdoors; opera; swing, and a whole lot more.     MAIRA KALMAN and JOHN HEGINBOTHAM JOIN FORCES at JACOB’S PILLOW (BECKET, Mass.) – “The Principles of Uncertainty,”…

Music Inn to Be Celebrated at The Mount

(LENOX, Mass.) –  The Music Inn will be remembered at “The Life and Times of Music Inn,” a multimedia celebration at The Mount on Friday, August 25, at 3pm, as part of the year-long Lenox 250th Celebration. The event will feature stories, video, audio tracks, memorabilia, and other Music Inn memories. From 1950 to 1979,…

Festival of Photography & Multimedia Art Returns to Hudson Hall

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – “Just the Facts,” the second annual LightField Festival of Photography & Multimedia Art, returns to Hudson Hall now through September 30, with an exhibition, artist talks, film screenings, workshops, and a panel discussion. Curated by Anna Van Lenten, LightField’s founding director, “Just the Facts” features photography and video work by six distinguished…

Royal Jelly Jive Brings Brassy Gypsy-Soul to Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – San Francisco-based Royal Jelly Jive brings its soulful, brassy party music to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, August 25, at 9pm. Fronted by the streetwise, soulful vocals of Lauren Bjelde, Royal Jelly Jive plays a fusion of the jumpin’ jive of the 1940s, brass band music of the 1950s and ‘60s, and…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, August 16-20, 2017

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshire region, including a legend of postmodern dance; Shakespeare outdoors; Frances McDormand and Suzzy Roche get early Shaker spiritual; abstract art at the Clark, and a whole lot more.     TRISHA BROWN DANCE PAYS TRIBUTE to FOUNDER at JACOB’S PILLOW…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview Aug 16-20, 2017

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region, including sports-inspired modern dance; a celebration of Chopin; a cello-piano duo; abstract art; and more.   MONICA BILL BARNES & CO. PREVIEWS NEW DANCE at PS21 (CHATHAM, N.Y.) – Monica Bill Barnes & Company performs a two-night preview…

Maira Kalman and John Heginbotham Join Forces at Jacob’s Pillow

(BECKET, Mass.) – “The Principles of Uncertainty,” a unique collaboration between choreographer John Heginbotham and acclaimed illustrator and author Maira Kalman, runs in the Doris Duke Theatre at Jacob’s Pillow from Wednesday, August 23, through Sunday, August 27. The evening-length dance-theatre work, inspired by Kalman’s written and visual art, is set to a score composed,…

Nona Hendryx Brings Art-Funk to MASS MoCA

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Nona Hendryx, a founding member of 1970s trio Labelle and backup vocalist on hits by Peter Gabriel, Prince, Yoko Ono, and Talking Heads, brings her distinctive art-funk and her Dream Opera – The Sound of Dreaming to MASS MoCA on Saturday, August 19, for a two-part performance collaboration with Nick Cave:…

Ephrat Asherie Dance Brings Cutting-Edge Street Dance to PS21

(CHATHAM, N.Y.) – Ephrat Asherie Dance brings its blend of street and social dance to PS21 on Friday and Saturday, August 25 and 26, at 8pm, as part the Chatham Dance Festival. The  company’s work straddles the genres of dance and theater, and is inspired by the New York City club scene of the late-1990s…

Squirrel Nut Zippers Headline Swing Bash at Butternut

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Neo-swing revivalists Squirrel Nut Zippers headline the Hot Summer Swing Bash at Ski Butternut on Saturday, August 26. The daylong event features performances by the Lucky 5, Blue Light Trio, and others, running from 3 to 8pm. Squirrel Nut Zippers play a high-energy fusion of Delta blues, Gypsy jazz, 1930s-era swing,…

Berkshire Opera Festival Stages Strauss’s ‘Ariadne auf Naxos’ at Colonial

  (PITTSFIELD, Mass.)  – Berkshire Opera Festival stages a new production of Richard Strauss’s “Ariadne auf Naxos” at the Colonial Theatre on Saturday, August 26; Tuesday, August 29; and Friday, September 1 at 7:30pm. What happens when high art and lowbrow comedy collide? This hilarious “behind-the-scenes” opera answers the question when a wealthy patron who…

Monica Bill Barnes & Co. Previews New Dance at PS21

(CHATHAM, N.Y.) – Monica Bill Barnes & Company performs a two-night preview performance of “One Night Only (running as long as we can)” at PS21 on Friday and Saturday, August 18 and 19, at 8pm. The evening-length work, part of PS21’s Chatham Dance Festival and which draws on sports competitions for inspiration, features Barnes and…

Frances McDormand and Suzzy Roche to Perform at Shaker Museum Gala

(NEW LEBANON, N.Y.) –  Frances McDormand and Suzzy Roche, members of the experimental theater collective The Wooster Group, will perform at the Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon gala on Saturday, August 19. McDormand ?and Roche, along with director Kate Valk, will present an excerpt from? Early Shaker Spirituals: A Record Album Interpretation, a performance based…

Trisha Brown Dance Co. Pays Tribute to Founder at Jacob’s Pillow

(BECKET, Mass.) – Trisha Brown Dance Company performs in the Ted Shawn Theatre at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival from Wednesday, August 16, through Sunday, August 20, representing the work of one of the seminal choreographers of the 20th century. The company will pay tribute to the late choreographer performing a version of Opal Loop (1980)…

Inbal Segev and Alon Goldstein to Perform at Tannery Pond Concerts

(NEW LEBANON, N.Y.) – Cellist Inbal Segev and pianist Alon Goldstein will perform works by Brahms and Dvorak in the Tannery Pond Concerts series at the Tannery on the grounds of Mount Lebanon Shaker Village and Darrow School on Saturday, August 19, at 8pm. The program explores the relationships among these Romantic composers and the…

‘The Tempest’ to Play Outdoors at Shakespeare & Co.

(LENOX, Mass.) – William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” will be staged in-the-round in the new, outdoor Roman Garden Theatre at Shakespeare & Company from Thursday, August 10, through Sunday, September 3. Directed by newly appointed company artistic director Allyn Burrows, the play features longtime Shakespeare & Company actors Nigel Gore and Jason Asprey alongside Thomas Brazzle,…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Aug 9-13, 2017

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region, including folk-jazz royalty; a jazz guitar legend; a celebration of Chopin; an Obie Award-winning play; abstract art; and more.       JEN CHAPIN to BRING SOULFUL, JAZZY ‘URBAN FOLK’ to HELSINKI HUDSON (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Singer-songwriter Jen…