(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Spoken word artist Carl Hancock Rux returns to Club B-10 at MASS MoCA on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at 8pm, with his program, “Winter Song,” a unique blend of intimate songs and poetry set to live piano music that ranges from the blues to German lieder to Lili Boulanger. Rux will be accompanied on the piano by Lon Kaiser, a Brooklyn-based composer and pianist known for his genre-bending, improvisational style.
(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Actress and mental health advocate Mariel Hemingway will discuss suicide, mental illness and the stigma attached to both in conjunction with a screening of the documentary film about the Hemingway family, “Running From Crazy,” at the Mahaiwe on Saturday, March 28, at 2pm, in a co-presentation by the Erikson Institute for Education and Research of the Austen Riggs Center along with the Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF).
(MONTEREY, Mass.) – SPACE-out-LINED, an exhibition of paintings and photographs by Meryl Wilen-Greenfield, will open at Knox Gallery at the Monterey Library on Friday, March 27, 2015. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, March 28, from 6 to 7:30 pm, at which the artist will talk briefly about her influences, work, and process, at 6:45 pm.
(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Artists Richard Britell, Julio Granda, and Geoffrey Moss will take place in the first of a projected series of Artists Discussions at the Whitney Center for the Arts on Saturday, March 28, at 5pm. The discussion topic will be “Abstraction,” and admission is free.
(ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) – Moves & Countermoves, eleven exhibitions and projects curated by second-year students in the graduate program in curatorial studies and contemporary art in the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard), will be on view from Sunday, March 29, to May 3, 2015, with an opening reception taking place on Sunday, March 29, from 1 to 4pm. The exhibition explores exhibition-making as a game of establishing and breaking its own rules of engagement.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Seth’s Sauerkraut Revue, a mini-festival of regional Americana and honky-tonk performers hosted by “Sauerkraut” Seth Travins, returns to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, March 27, at 9pm, featuring the Hootinologists, Jim Krewson (of Jim & Jennie and the Pinetops), and other special guests. The house band for the evening will be Chops and Sauerkraut, featuring Travins on guitar and Michael “Chops” Laconte on bass.