HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 12-15, 2017

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Hudson Alleys and Garages Featured in Photography Exhibit at Opera House

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 12-15, 2017

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HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 12-15, 2017

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region, including a free literary reading; a photo exhibition of Hudson’s garages and alleys; a Moroccan trance dub group; the circus comes to town; and a whole lot more.       HUDSON ALLEYS & GARAGES FEATURED in PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT at…

Hudson Alleys and Garages Featured in Photography Exhibit at Opera House

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – “No Parking: The Alleys and Garages of Hudson,” featuring works by three local photographers who find unconventional beauty beyond Hudson’s more well-trafficked main streets, will go on view at the Hudson Opera House on Saturday, January 14, with an artist’s reception from 5 to 7pm. Exploring the parallel realities that exist in…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 12-15, 2017

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshire region, including a festival of new music; a sneak peek at cutting-edge performance art; a mini-festival of old and new plays; Moroccan trance grooves, the circus comes to town; and a whole lot more.         SHAKESPEARE &…

Club D’Elf and John Medeski Bring Moroccan Trance Grooves to Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Moroccan-dosed dub-jazz collective Club D’Elf, featuring superstar keyboardist John Medeski of Medeski Martin and Wood fame, return to Club Helsinki Hudson with their funky world-trance grooves on Saturday, January 14, at 9pm, to celebrate the long-awaited release of “Live at Club Helsinki,” an epic double album that showcases the band’s genre-leaping improvisational…

Bindlestiff Cirkus Brings Monthly Winter Cabaret to Club Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Hudson’s own Bindlestiff Family Cirkus continues its wintertime tradition of hosting a monthly cabaret, featuring a variety of circus, theater, comedy and musical entertainers, at Club Helsinki Hudson with four shows: its adult-oriented cabaret kicking off at 9pm on Friday, January 13; continuing on Saturday, February 18; and again on Saturday, March 11;…

New Work by Richard Move Gets Sneak Peek at MASS MoCA

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Choreographer and multimedia performance artist Richard Move will stage a one-night-only work-in-progress showing of “XXYY” in the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA on Friday, January 20 at 8pm. The new collaboration, exploring the multiplicities of the gender spectrum while deconstructing the conventional binaries of male and female, is conceived and directed…

Works by Reich, Zorn, Rzewski and Mingus on Tap at Williams New Music Festival

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Composers including minimalist pioneer Steve Reich, downtown lion John Zorn, avant-gardist Frederic Rzewski and jazz legend Charles Mingus will have their works performed as part of I/O Fest 2017, a four-day festival of new music at Williams College running Thursday, January 12, through Sunday, January 15, at various venues around Williamstown. The…

Shakespeare & Company Presents Winter Studio Festival of Plays

(LENOX, Mass.) – Plays by Sam Shepard, Sarah Ruhl, and Anton Chekhov will be featured in Shakespeare & Company’s annual Winter Studio Festival of Plays on Saturday, January 14, and Sunday, January 15. The weekend of staged readings, featuring both emerging and established artists, also includes works by local playwrights Emily Devoti and Robert Sugarman.…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Dec 29, 2016 – Jan 1, 2017

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region, including a gallery show by a half-dozen women artists; roots music; a rocking New Year’s Eve; and a whole lot more.     HAYES CARLL and ALLISON MOORER to BRING ROOTS MUSIC to HELSINKI HUDSON (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Grammy Award-nominated…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Dec 29 2016 – Jan 1 2017

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshire region, including chamber music; an exhibition of Japanese woodblock prints; a display of Saturday morning cartoon art; and a whole lot more.     BACH’S BRANDENBURG CONCERTI at MAHAIWE (GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – The Berkshire Bach Ensemble will ring out the old…

HudsonValleyWeekend Dec 22-31, 2016

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region, including vintage jazz; a gallery show by a half-dozen women artists; roots music; and a whole lot more.         HOT SARDINES BRING ‘VINTAGE JAZZ’ to BARD in HOLIDAY PROGRAM (ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) — Vintage jazz group The Hot…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Dec 22-31

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshire region, including chamber music; vintage jazz; an exhibition of Japanese woodblock prints; a display of Saturday morning cartoon art; and a whole lot more.         BACH’S BRANDENBURG CONCERTI at MAHAIWE (GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – The Berkshire Bach…

Hayes Carll to Bring Grammy-Nominated Roots-Folk to Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Grammy Award-nominated Texas singer-songwriter Hayes Carll brings his roots-oriented original songs to Club Helsinki Hudson on Thursday, December 29, at 8pm. Carll is equally known for his outspoken politically-infused rockers and his self-described “degenerate love songs.” His most recent album, “Lovers and Leavers,” came out earlier this year. Singer-songwriter Allison Moorer will…

Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti at Mahaiwe

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – The Berkshire Bach Ensemble will ring out the old and ring in the new with its annual Bach at New Year’s program featuring all six Brandenburg Concerti at the Mahaiwe on Saturday, December 31, at 6pm. The program – featuring violinist Eugene Drucker, a cofounder of the Emerson String Quartet –…

Hot Sardines Bring ‘Vintage Jazz’ to Bard in Holiday Program

(ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) — Vintage jazz group The Hot Sardines brings its early-20th-century sounds to the Fisher Center at Bard College on Friday, December 23, at 8pm, for a “Holiday Stomp” program infusing yuletide classics with a unique twist on New York, Paris, and New Orleans jazz from the era of Prohibition and beyond. In the…

Chamber Concert to Feature Works by Albumleaf, Brahms, Dohnanyi

(WEST STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – The West Stockbridge Chamber Players will perform works by Albumleaf, Brahms, and Dohnanyi at the West Stockbridge Congregational Church on Thursday, December 29, at 6pm. A reception will follow the concert. The West Stockbridge Chamber Players are a world class-ensemble that is made up of Boston- and Berkshire-based musicians who regularly…