BerkshireWeekend

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

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Mar 25-29, 2015

Carl Hancock Rux

SPOKEN WORD ARTIST CARL HANCOCK RUX BRINGS ‘WINTER SONG’ to MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Spoken word artist Carl Hancock Rux returns to Club B-10 at MASS MoCA on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at 8pm, with his program, “Winter Song,” a unique blend of intimate songs and poetry set to live piano music that…

Artists to Discuss ‘Abstraction’ at the Whitney Arts Center

Abstraction_Discussion_Image

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Artists Richard Britell, Julio Granda, and Geoffrey Moss will take place in the first of a projected series of Artists Discussions at the Whitney Center for the Arts on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at 5pm. The discussion topic will be “Abstraction,” and admission is free. Britell, Granda, and Moss have long, successful…

Meryl Wilen-Greenfield’s Paintings and Photos on View at Knox Gallery

Untitled, photograph   ©Meryl Wilen-Greenfield

(MONTEREY, Mass.) – SPACE-out-LINED, an exhibition of paintings and photographs by Meryl Wilen-Greenfield, will open at Knox Gallery at the Monterey Library on Friday, March 27, 2015. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, March 28, from 6 to 7:30 pm, at which the artist will talk briefly about her influences, work, and process,…

Moves & Countermoves Exhibition Opens at CCS Bard

View of José León Cerrillo, Kiria Koula, San Francisco, 2014. (Photo Johnna Arnold. Courtesy the artist and Kiria Koula, San Francisco)

(ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) – Moves & Countermoves, eleven exhibitions and projects curated by second-year students in the graduate program in curatorial studies and contemporary art in the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard), will be on view from Sunday, March 29, 2015, to May 3, 2015, with an opening reception taking place on…

Honky-Tonk Americana Festival Coming to Helsinki Hudson

Chops

(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, March 27, at 9pm, featuring the Hootinologists, Jim Krewson (of Jim & Jennie and the Pinetops), and other special guests. The house band for the evening will be Chops…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, March 19-22, 2015

Zammuto

INDIE-ROCKERS ZAMMUTO and GOTYE to PLAY MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Zammuto, the nom de bande of the art-rock genius Nick Zammuto, performs in the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA on Saturday, March 21, at 8pm, joined by special guest Gotye, the Belgian-Australian international music sensation who already has three Grammy Awards to his…

Massive Retrospective of Works by Jim Shaw at MASS MoCA

Jim Shaw 'Whistle While You Work'

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Entertaining Doubts, the largest exhibition of works by Jim Shaw in the United States, goes on view at MASS MoCA on Saturday, March 28, 2015. The centerpiece of the exhibition will be a series of large-scale paintings that Shaw began in 2004, utilizing old theatrical backdrops that he cuts apart, turning…

Canadian Country-Rockers the Sadies Headed to Helsinki Hudson

The Sadies

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Canadian punk-country band the Sadies, which celebrated its 20th anniversary last year, brings its melodic, hard-rocking alt-country to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, March 20, 2015, at 9pm. The Sadies are the missing link between fellow Torontonians The Band and punk-country pioneers like the Mekons and X. Formed in Toronto in 1994,…