BerkshireWeekend

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

Matisyahu to Bring Spiritual Rock to Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

(TROY, N.Y.) – Matisyahu, the unique singer-songwriter who blends rapping and beatboxing with reggae rhythms, alternative rock, and folk-rock, brings his Jewish-themed and often personal songs to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Thursday, November 1, at 7:30pm. Matisyahu – a dynamic performer skilled at connecting with his audience with or without a band…

#MeToo-themed Dance by Gina Bashour at TurnPark Art Space

(WEST STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – New York City dancer-choreographer Gina Bashour returns home to the Berkshires this summer to premiere Unraveled, a site-specific dance work, at TurnPark Art Space on August 25 and 26, at noon and 3pm. With a strong ensemble of performers, the work weaves together themes and imagery from the fable of Rumpelstiltskin with…

Jon Hamm, Decemberists, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Tune-Yards Head to MASS MoCA in Fall 2018

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) — Jon Hamm of “Mad Men” fame makes his North Adams debut in a work-in-progress performance at MASS MoCA on Saturday, December 8, in collaboration with Wilco’s Glenn Kotche and choreographer Danielle Agami. The piece, tentatively titled “Fishing,” is described as “a ravishing piece of multidisciplinary performance that explores the beautiful, simple…

Rogovoy Joins ‘Writers Who Rock’ Panel Discussion at Tivoli Free Library

(TIVOLI, N.Y.) – Author and music journalist Seth Rogovoy will join fellow Hudson Valley/Catskills rockers/authors Tony Fletcher, Holly George-Warren, and Robert Burke Warren in “Writers Who Rock: A Panel Discussion,” moderated by rocking writer Peter Aaron, at the Tivoli Free Library on Friday, August 3, at 6pm. A Q&A session will follow the talk. Peter Aaron is the…

WAM Theatre Gala Features Premiere of New Girls Ensemble Work on ‘Justice’

(LENOX, Mass.) – WAM’s Girls Ensemble will premiere their new work, “JUSTICE,” at WAM Theatre’s annual Midsummer Cocktail Party Benefit, hosted by author/speaker Ty Allan Jackson, at the Berkshire Equestrian Center in Richmond, Mass., on Wednesday, July 25, at 5:30pm. The evening’s guests will be the first to learn about this year’s beneficiary for WAM’s fall Main Stage…

Berkshire International Film Festival to Honor Rachel Weisz

(GREAT BARRINGTON and PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – The 13thannual Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF) will pay tribute to Academy Award-winning actor Rachel Weisz at its annual Tribute Night at the Mahaiwe on Friday, June 1, at 7pm. As part of the tribute, Weisz will be in conversation with David Edelstein, New York Magazine’s chief film critic, following…

David Krakauer, SoCalled, Sarah Aroeste Headline YIDSTOCK 2018

(AMHERST, Mass.) – YIDSTOCK: The Festival of New Yiddish Music is emphasizing the “new” in its title this year with a lineup comprised almost entirely of performers new to Yidstock audiences, including David Krakauer, one of the world’s great klezmer clarinetists and bandleaders, and Beyond the Pale, Canada’s premiere Jewish-roots music outfit. Also making their Yidstock…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Mar 28-Apr 1, 2018

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.   JESSICA KIRSON HEADLINES COMEDY NIGHT at THE BARN  (SOUTH EGREMONT, Mass.) – Comedian Jessica Kirson headlines a night of standup comedy at the Barn at the Egremont Village Inn on Saturday, March 31, at 8pm. Also appearing…