BerkshireWeekend

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

Honky-Tonk Americana Festival Coming to Helsinki Hudson

'Sauerkraut' Seth Travins

(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, December 26, at 9pm. Seth’s Sauerkraut Revue includes an all-star cast of Hudson Valley roots musicians, including Pete Adams, Tony Kieraldo, Chris Neumann, Lukas Schwartz, Sasha Pearl, Jay “The…

The Bang Group Performs ‘Nut/Cracked’ at Bard College

A scene from the Bang Group's 'Nut/Cracked'

(ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) – Nut/Cracked, the Bang Group’s beloved, witty response to The Nutcracker, will be staged in the Fisher Center at Bard College on Saturday, December 20, 2014, at 7:30pm and Sunday, December 21, at 2pm. Showcasing choreography by David Parker ’81 with music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Nut/Cracked takes its inspiration from all corners…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Dec 17-21, 2014

Scene from 'It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play' at Shakespeare & Co. (photo Kevin Sprague)

RADIO PLAY VERSION of ‘IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE’ at SHAKESPEARE & CO. (LENOX, Mass.) – “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” inspired by the classic 1946 film starring Donna Reed and James Stewart, returns to Shakespeare & Company for a limited run through December 28, 2014. Adapted by Joe Landry from the original…

Colonial Theatre’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ Features 30 Berkshire Youth Actors

Scene from 'A Christmas Carol' at the Colonial

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Berkshire Theatre Group’s annual community production of Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol,” this year featuring 30 talented young Berkshire county actors many of whom are returning to the Colonial Theatre and some who are performing for the first time, runs through December 22 at the Colonial Theatre. This year’s production includes 44…

Live Radio Play Version of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ at Shakespeare & Co.

Scene from 'It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play' at Shakespeare & Co. (photo Kevin Sprague)

(LENOX, Mass.) – “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” inspired by the classic 1946 film starring Donna Reed and James Stewart, returns to Shakespeare & Company for a limited run through December 28, 2014. Adapted by Joe Landry from the original screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra and Joe Swerling, “It’s…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Dec 10-14, 2014

Hari Kondabolu

HARI KONDABOLU to BRING SOCIOPOLITICAL COMEDY to MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Stand-up comedian Hari Kondabolu brings his incisive, sociopolitical commentary to Club B-10 at MASS MoCA on Saturday, December 13, at 8pm. The son of Indian immigrants, Kondabolu grew up in Queens, N.Y., with a first-hand look at what it means to feel…

Robert Randolph Brings Gospel-Laced Soul-Rock to Helsinki Hudson

Robert Randolph

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Robert Randolph and the Family Band bring their unique blend of gospel-influenced soul-rock to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, December 12, at 9pm. Randolph’s unprecedented prowess on his instrument garnered him a spot on Rolling Stone‘s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” list, and also attracted the attention of such giants as…