BerkshireWeekend

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

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, October 29-November 4, 2014

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‘IN DARFUR’ GETS NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE by WAM at SHAKESPEARE & CO. (LENOX, Mass.) – WAM Theatre will present the New England premiere of “In Darfur” by Winter Miller at Shakespeare & Company in the Berry Family Studio of the Elayne P. Bernstein Center from Thursday, October 30, through Sunday, November 16, 2014. Each performance…

Rasputina’s Melora Creager in November Residency at Helsinki Hudson

Melora Creager

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Melora Creager, best known as founder and leader of the historical cello-rock band Rasputina, will be in residence at Club Helsinki Hudson on Mondays in November, in a series called “Mondays with Melora,” featuring her band the Calico Indians plus special guests. The dates are November 3, 10, 17 and 24, at…

Exhibit of Sculptural Books and Prints by Brece Honeycutt Opens at Monterey Library

'Studio Wall' by Brece Honeycutt (photo Douglas Baz)

  (MONTEREY, Mass.) – “Brece Honeycutt: underfoot,” an installation of the Berkshire artist’s handmade sculptural books and prints, opens at Knox Gallery at the Monterey Library on Saturday, November 1, 2014, with an artist’s talk at 6pm and a reception immediately following. The exhibit/installation will be on view during library hours through November 29. Brece…

Camille A. Brown & Dancers to Perform at Williams

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(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Camille A. Brown & Dancers perform a new work about black female identity at the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance at Williams College on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, at 8pm. Using Angela Davis’ book “Blues Legacies and Black Feminism” and Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye” as inspiration, the multimedia work, performed…

‘In Darfur’ to Get New England Premiere by WAM at Shakespeare & Co.

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(LENOX, Mass.) – WAM Theatre will present the New England premiere of “In Darfur” by Winter Miller at Shakespeare & Company in the Berry Family Studio of the Elayne P. Bernstein Center from Thursday, October 30, through Sunday, November 16, 2014. Each performance of the play is followed by a conversation with a noted expert…

The Big Takeover Brings Jamaican Riddims to Helsinki Hudson

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(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Upstate New York’s ska-reggae outfit the Big Takeover brings its Jamaican riddims to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, October 24, at 9pm. The group’s third album, “Children of the Rhythm” boasts the band’s signature blend of upbeat, horn-inflected ska, deep, funky reggae grooves, soulful melodies, and dub dropouts. Born at SUNY-New Paltz…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Oct 22-26, 2014

Allen Toussaint and Preservation Hall Jazz Band

NEW ORLEANS LEGEND ALLEN TOUSSAINT LEADS PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND at MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Allen Toussaint and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, who between them encapsulate a century of New Orleans music, perform in the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA on Thursday, October 23, at 8pm. While names like Dr. John and…

‘Secret Science Club’ to Unveil Mysteries of Universe at MASS MoCA

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(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – The Secret Science Club, a regular gathering in New York City featuring mind-bending lectures, volatile experiments, and thematic chemical libations, makes its MASS MoCA debut in Club B-10 on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at 8pm, with a screening of “Particle Fever,” a “dazzling, dizzying documentary” that follows six high-energy scientists as…