Berkshire Cultural Highlights November 25-27, 2011

 

BOBBY SWEET CONCERT TO BENEFIT CENTRAL BERKSHIRE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Bobby Sweet

Bobby Sweet

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Bobby Sweet and the BSweet Band with special guest the Tommy Filiault Band will perform a concert to benefit Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, November 26, 2011, at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The Giving Thanks Concert ’11 is a fundraiser for Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit organization that builds affordable housing in partnership with qualified families in need of decent housing in central Berkshire County. The event will include a 50/50 raffle with proceeds to benefit Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity. Raffle prizes include firewood, home heating oil, gas gift certificates, food gift certificates, a golf pull cart, a wine basket from Nejaime’s Wine Cellars, a Pine Cone Hill outlet gift card and a signed copy of Fresh American Spaces by Annie Selke, founder of Pine Cone Hill. Food and refreshments will be available beginning at 6 p.m. Non-perishable food donations will be accepted at the event to fill the food pantry at the First United Methodist Church.

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ANNUAL HOLIDAY ARTWALK IN HOUSATONIC THIS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26

Pottery by Ellen Grenadier and Cement Leaves by David Boag

(HOUSATONIC, Mass.) – The Association of Housatonic Artists (aHa!) presents its Annual Holiday Artwalk on Saturday, November 26, 2011, 11am-6 pm. Seven venues will feature artworks by over 50 artists, all within walking distance of each other.  Maps and refreshments will be available at all locations. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information call 413.274.1432.

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NEW ENGLAND ROCK BAND HEADLINES AT THE COLONIAL

Barefoot Truth

Barefoot Truth

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Organic indie-rock group Barefoot Truth brings its distinctive blend of rock, folk, jazz, and reggae to the Colonial Theatre on Friday, November 25, 2011, at 8. Homegrown blues band Catfish Blue reunites for a special one-off opening set for this Thanksgiving weekend homecoming.

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BERKSHIRE LANDSCAPE ARTIST FEATURED in HARRISON GALLERY EXHIBITION

'Stream Golds' by John MacDonald

'Stream Golds' by John MacDonald

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Landscape paintings by John MacDonald – one of the region’s most popular, prolific and respected landscape artists – are featured in an exhibition currently running at The Harrison Gallery through November 30, 2011. McDonald has staked out the Berkshires as his favorite terrain, painting portraits of the area as it appears in all seasons.  Because he knows the area so well and has trained himself to paint only what he actually sees, emptying his mind of all preconceived images, his paintings speak with authority, distinctiveness and above all, great authenticity.

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