BerkshireWeekend

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

‘New Realism’ Exhibit at Bernay Fine Art

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Works by six Berkshire artists are included in “The New Realism,” a new exhibition at Bernay Fine Art opening on Friday, October 9. The gallery’s new exhibition promotes contemporary artists working in the genre of realism. Featured artists include Stephanie Anderson, Warner Friedman, Jessica Hess, Phil Knoll, David Ricci, and David…

Danielia Cotton and Samirah Evans Bring Jazz, Soul, Rock to BTG

(STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – Singers Danielia Cotton and Samirah Evans bring their blend of jazz, soul, gospel, New Orleans music and rock to the Stockbridge campus of Berkshire Theatre Group for back-to-back concerts under the tent outside the Unicorn Theatre on Saturday, September 19, at 2pm, and Sunday, September 20, at 2pm, respectively. Danielia Cotton is…

June Millington Brings Pioneering Women’s Rock to MASS MoCA

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – June Millington, cofounder of one of the first all-women rock bands and the “godmother” of “women’s music,” performs two back-to-back concerts in Courtyard D at MASS MoCA on Saturday, September 19, at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. June Millington made history in the 1960s as the cofounder and guitarist of Fanny, one of…

Heidi Pitlor to Discuss New Novel via The Mount

(LENOX, Mass.) – Heidi Pitlor will discuss her new novel, Impersonation, with her editor, Kathy Pories, in a free, online program presented by The Mount on Thursday, September 10, at 4pm, streamed live via Zoom. Impersonation has been called a timely, bitingly funny, and insightful story of ambition, motherhood, and class. Jennifer Shattock calls it…

Marco Benevento Brings Keyboard Jams to MASS MoCA

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Marco Benevento performs two solo shows featuring his soulful keyboard jams in Courtyard D at MASS MoCA on Saturday, September 12, at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Benevento will perform a selection from his lengthy discography — including tracks from his bands the Benevento/Russo Duo, Garage A Trois, and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead,…

Karin Schaefer, Hideyo Okamura Exhibit Work at Bernay Fine Art

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Works by five abstract artists, including Karin Schaefer, Hideyo Okamura, Dana Piazza, Lynda Schlosberg, and Barbara Takenaga, go on view at Bernay Fine Art in Lines and Colors, on view starting Thursday, September 3 through Monday, October 5, 2020. The gallery’s new exhibition promotes contemporary artists from the United States and…

Regional Cultural Preview, Aug 31-Sept 6, 2020

Karin Schaefer, Hideyo Okamura Exhibit Work at Bernay Fine Art (GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Works by five abstract artists, including Karin Schaefer, Hideyo Okamura, Dana Piazza, Lynda Schlosberg, and Barbara Takenaga, go on view at Bernay Fine Art in Lines and Colors, on view starting Thursday, September 3 through Monday, October 5, 2020.    …

Reed Foehl Brings Original Folk-Rock to MASS MoCA

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Reed Foehl brings his rootsy brand of original folk-rock to Courtyard D outdoors at MASS MoCA on Saturday, September 5, at 7:30pm and 9:30pm.   Best known locally as the founder and singer-guitarist of the folk-rock group Acoustic Junction, Reed Foehl has an innate gift for hook-laden tunes.…

Sean Rowe Brings Gritty Folk-Rock Poetry to the Foundry

(WEST STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – Singer-songwriter Sean Rowe will bring his gritty folk-rock poetry to The Foundry on Saturday, September 5 at 7:30pm. A throwback to 1970s-era soulful rock poets like Leonard Cohen, Bruce Springsteen and Van Morrison, Rowe boasts an impossibly deep and rich baritone, a gift for melody, and a knack for the perfectly…

Ann Hampton Callaway in Online Cabaret for BSC

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Singer and songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway performs Diva Power, a tribute to great female vocalists and singer-songwriters including Barbra Streisand, Linda Ronstadt, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Anita O’Day, Edith Piaf, Etta James, Carole King, and Joni Mitchell, in an online cabaret for Barrington Stage Company on…