BerkshireWeekend

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

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Feb 11-14, 2016

Richard Nonas, Steel Drawing, 5 Plates: One Red, One Yellow, 1988.  Oil paint on steel.

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshire region, including Angelique Kidjo and Richard Nonas at MASS MoCA; the Wailers at the Colonial; jazz and 10-minute plays at 10X10 Festival; more jazz at Spencertown Academy; Georgia O’Keefe at Norman Rockwell Museum, and more…   ANGELIQUE KIDJO BRINGS JAZZY…

5th Annual 10X10 New Play Festival Opens at Barrington Stage

Director John Miller Stephany and actor Andrew May (photo Barrington Stage)

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – The fifth annual 10X10 New Play Festival at Barrington Stage Company kicks off on Friday, February 11, and runs for three weekends through Sunday, February 28, as part of the 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival. The new play festival features ten new 10-minute plays performed at  BSC’s St. Germain Stage  at 36 Linden…

Georgia O’Keeffe Brought to Life in One-Woman Show at Rockwell Museum

Colleen Webster as Georgia O’Keeffe (photo Jack T. Douglas)

(STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – Actress Colleen Webster will portray Georgia O’Keeffe at Norman Rockwell Museum as part of its Meet the Artists performance series on Saturday, February 13, at 5:30pm. In “Georgia O’Keeffe: Portrait of the Artist,” Webster will bring to life the 20th-century painter known for her significant contributions to American Modernism. Projected paintings and…

The Wailers Bring Vintage Reggae to Colonial Theater

The Wailers

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – The legendary reggae group The Wailers – led by founding bassist Aston “Family Man” Barrett – bring their patented Jamaican riddims to the Colonial Theater on Sunday, February 14, at 8pm. Best known for their groundbreaking work with the late Bob Marley, the Wailers have also played or performed with international acts…

Angelique Kidjo Brings Jazzy Afropop to MASS MoCA

Angelique Kidjo

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) — Grammy Award-winning Afropop artist Angelique Kidjo brings her unique world music blend to the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA for an intimate acoustic performance on Saturday, February 13, at 8pm. A native of the West African nation of Benin, Kidjo is noted for her eclectic style, blending traditional Beninese styles with jazz,…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 27-Feb 4, 2016

Chris Gethard

A highly selective weekly preview of what looks best in the coming days and weeks in visual and performing arts in the greater region.     ALT-PUNK COMIC CHRIS GERHARD to STAND UP at MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Comedian Chris Gethard, familiar to audiences from appearances on The Office, Parks and Recreation, Broad City, and Louie, as well as…

Donna the Buffalo to Bring Jam-Friendly Roots-Rock to Helsinki Hudson

Donna the Buffalo

(HUDSON, N.Y.) –  Folk-rock quintet Donna the Buffalo helps Club Helsinki Hudson celebrate its 20th anniversary with a program of its original folk-roots jams on Thursday, February 4, at 8pm.  When Donna the Buffalo began performing at folk and roots-music festivals in 1989, there wasn’t even a genre called “Americana.” The group’s easygoing, jam-friendly brand…