BerkshireWeekend

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

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, April 26-30, 2017

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshire region, including the pen behind Norah Jones’s hit songs; Baroque works for organ and brass; photography from Burma; two hot young comedians; a new-folk roots-music legend; 17th century Dutch painting; and a whole lot more.       NORAH JONES SONGWRITER…

Emma Willman Brings Standup Act to the Colonial

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Emma Willmann, one of the New York comedy scene’s fast risers, delivers her signature standup in the Garage at the Colonial Theatre on Thursday, April 27, at 7:30pm, as part of the Comedy Garage series. New Hampshire-based comic Nick Lavallee will warm up the crowd for Willman. In the past two years,…

Greg Brown to Bring Grammy-Nominated Roots-Folk to Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Greg Brown brings his roots-oriented original songs to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, April 28, at 9pm. Brown is one of the titans of the new-folk movement of the early-mid 1980s, a mostly acoustic, back-to-the-roots scene that rebelled against the slick folk-rock of the previous decade, while anticipating the…

Baroque Works for Organ with Brass at First United Methodist

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Works by Bach, Charpentier, Clarke, Purcell, and others will be performed in the Berkshire Bach series at First United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 29, at 5pm. The concert showcases works that pair Baroque organ with brass. Organist Brink Bush will be joined by Eric Berlin and Richard Watson on trumpets. Baroque…

Norah Jones Songwriter Jesse Harris to Perform at Egremont Barn

(SOUTH EGREMONT, Mass.) – Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Jesse Harris – best known for penning Norah Jones’s breakthrough hit, “Don’t Know Why,” performs with his band at the Egremont Barn on Saturday April 29, at 8pm. Originally from New York City, Jesse Harris is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer of artists from all over the…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, April 13-16, 2017

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshire region, including a string quartet; an acrobatic feminist dance troupe; photography from Burma; Haitian music; noir-folk; 17th century Dutch painting; and a whole lot more.       QUARTET to PERFORM WORKS by MENDELSSOHN, BARTOK, BEETHOVEN at MAHAIWE (GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.)…

Charming Disaster Brings Noir-Folk to Dream Away Lodge

(BECKET, Mass.) – Brooklyn-based folk-noir duo Charming Disaster brings its darkly comic duets about love, death, crime, and the supernatural to Dream Away Lodge on Sunday, April 16, at 8pm. Admission is free. Charming Disaster’s songs explore different sorts of trouble two people can get into with a ukulele and a guitar, playing out against…

Lakou Mizik Brings Haitian Sounds to Williams College

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Haitian band Lakou Mizik performs in Chapin Hall at Williams College on Wednesday, April 19 at 8 pm. The concert is free and open to the public. Lakou Mizik is a multigenerational collective of Haitian musicians formed in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake. The group includes elder legends and rising…

Scott Barrow Turns Lens on Myanmar in New Exhibition

(LENOX, Mass.) – Award-winning photographer Scott Barrow presents “Mystical Myanmar,” a new exhibition of photographs taken on his first visit to Southeast Asia this past winter, at the Scott Barrow Photography Gallery from Saturday, April 15, through Thursday, June 15. There will be a free opening reception for the exhibition, featuring photographs from Myanmar, formerly…

‘Fiddlefest’ Brings Curtis Institute Violinists to Saint James Place

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – “Fiddlefest,” showcasing the Curtis Institute of Music’s violin students, takes place at Saint James Place on Friday, April 14 at 7pm. The program, designed by internationally acclaimed violinist Ida Kavafian, showcases classic works as well as virtuosic showpieces, and features a broad range of styles, from the Baroque master Telemann to…