BerkshireWeekend

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 28-31, 2015

Nomadic Massive

  GLOBAL HIP-HOP OUTFIT NOMADIC MASSIVE HEADS to MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Nomadic Massive brings its global hip-hop and dance rhythms to the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA on Saturday, January 31, at 7pm. Claiming its hometown as “Montreal, Chile, Haiti, Brazil, France, Argentina, St-Vincent, Barbados, France, and Algeria,” the group – based…

Global Hip-Hop Outfit Nomadic Massive Heads to MASS MoCA

Nomadic Massive

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Nomadic Massive brings its global hip-hop and dance rhythms to the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA on Saturday, January 31, 2015, at 7pm. Claiming its hometown as “Montreal, Chile, Haiti, Brazil, France, Argentina, St-Vincent, Barbados, France, and Algeria,” the group – based in Montreal — is a force to be reckoned…

Electronic Jazz Quartet to Play Herbie Hancock Opus at Simon’s Rock

(l-r) John Myers, Bob Gluck, Neil Rolnick

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) –  “Waking the Sleeping Giant,” a 1972 work by Herbie Hancock crafted for structured improvisation for solo piano and electronics, will form the basis for “You Can Say That Again!,” an evening concert of electronic music and jazz by pianist/composer Bob Gluck, avant-garde keyboard and computer composer Neil Rolnick, and bassist Christopher…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 21-26, 2015

Clayton Cubitt, Still from Hysterica  Literature: Session One:  Stoya,  2012, 		Courtesy the artist

MASS MoCA EXHIBIT ‘BIBLIOTHECAPHILIA’ EXPLORES LOVE of LIBRARIES (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Bibliothecaphilia, an exhibition exploring the medium and ethos of libraries and featuring the work of six artists, goes on view at MASS MoCA beginning Saturday, January 24, 2015. Participating artists include Clayton Cubitt, Jonathan Gitelson, Susan Hefuna, Meg Hitchcock, Dan Peterman, and Jena…

Lenox Celebrates Edith Wharton’s Birthday

Edith Wharton

(LENOX, Mass.) – On Saturday, January 24, 2015, The Mount, Edith Wharton’s home in Lenox, joins with Lenox businesses and organizations in hosting a day of literary appreciation on Wharton’s 153rd birthday. The festivities will include dramatic readings, raffles, and refreshments at three of Lenox’s leading literary hubs: The Mount, the Lenox Library, and The…

New Exhibit at Berkshire Museum Encourages Creative Interaction

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(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – The new exhibition If/Then – an interactive installation exploring the senses, rule-breaking, and creativity, opens at the Berkshire Museum on Saturday, January 24, 2015, and will remain on view through Sunday, May 3. An opening celebration for If/Then will be held Friday, January 30, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Visitors to If/Then…

Helado Negro Previews New Work at MASS MoCA

Roberto Carlos Lange aka Helado Negro

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Roberto Carlos Lange, aka Helado Negro, concludes a weeklong residency at MASS MoCA with several all-star collaborators in tow, including Mikael Jorgensen, the lead pianist for the museum’s rock band, Wilco, with a work-in-progress showing of the made-at-MASS MoCA Island Universe Story in the Hunter Center on Saturday, January 24, 2015,…

MASS MoCA Exhibit ‘Bibliothecaphilia’ Explores Love of Libraries

Clayton Cubitt, Still from Hysterical Literature: Session Three: Danielle, 2012, Digital video,	Courtesy the artist

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Bibliothecaphilia, an exhibition exploring the medium and ethos of libraries and featuring the work of six artists, goes on view at MASS MoCA beginning Saturday, January 24, 2015. Participating artists include Clayton Cubitt, Jonathan Gitelson, Susan Hefuna, Meg Hitchcock, Dan Peterman, and Jena Priebe. For centuries, libraries have exerted a quiet…

Noche Flamenca Presents ‘Antigona’ at Mahaiwe

Antigona Soledad

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Noche Flamenca, one of the most authentic flamenco companies in the world today, will present “Antigona” at the Mahaiwe on Friday, January 23, 2015, at 8pm. This new evening-length work based on Sophocles’ ancient Greek heroine combines live music, song, and dance, bringing the fiery, expressive nature of flamenco to one…

Bindlestiff Cirkus Brings Monthly Winter Cabaret to Club Helsinki Hudson

Bindlestiff's Stephanie Monseu aka Philomena

(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 on the fourth Saturday of each month, kicking off at 9pm on Saturday, January 24, 2015; continuing on…