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

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Nov 25-28, 2015

Sarah McLachlan

ARLO GUTHRIE on HAND to SCREEN ‘ALICE’S RESTAURANT’ on 50TH ANNIVERSARY of LITTERING ARREST (GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Nearly 50 years to the date when Arlo Guthrie and his pal, Rick Robbins, were arrested by Stockbridge Police Officer Bill Obanhein, setting into motion a cross-platform series of cultural events that has made “Alice’s Restaurant” nearly as much a…

Sarah McLachlan to Perform at UPAC in Kingston

Sarah McLachlan

(KINGSTON, N.Y.) – Grammy Award and Juno Award-winning artist Sarah McLachlan, the pop-rock singer-songwriter who founded Lilith Fair in 1997, performs at the Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) on Sunday, November 29 at 7:30pm. With over 25 years in the recording industry, Sarah McLachlan is a multi-platinum singer and songwriter best known for her intimate…

Tommy Stinson to Host New Musical Guest Series at Helsinki Hudson

Replacements co-founder Tommy Stinson sitting in on guitar with Karen Cole of Dust Bowl Faeries (photo Seth Rogovoy)

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Hudson’s own Tommy Stinson, a co-founder of the legendary post-punk outfit the Replacements and a touring member of Guns n’ Roses, inaugurates “Friday Night Is Killing Me,” a series of events he will host featuring surprise musical guests at Club Helsinki Hudson on Wednesday, November 25, at 8pm. The shows will be…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Nov 19-22, 2015

Stephin Merritt

STEPHIN MERRITT of MAGNETIC FIELDS PLAYS ‘A to Z’ in CONCERT at MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) — Singer-songwriter Stephin Merritt, the contemporary bard of wry romance, will perform an alphabetically ordered concert of 26 songs from his vast catalog, which includes the Magnetic Fields’ masterpiece “69 Love Songs” and two dozen albums under four…

Berkshire Symphony Features Mark Peskanov in Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

Mark Peskanov

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Mark Peskanov will be the featured soloist when the Berkshire Symphony performs the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in Chapin Hall at Williams College on Friday, November 20, 2015, at 8pm. The program will also include Roy Harris’s Symphony No. 3 and Johannes Brahms’s Third Symphony. There is a pre-concert talk with conductor Ronald…

Justin Hillman Celebrates New Album Release at the Whit

Justin Hillman

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Justin Hillman celebrates the release of his new album, “Have I Not Found You Yet?,” with a concert at the Whitney Center for the Arts on Friday, November 20, 2015, at 7:30pm. Hillman performs with his band, Good Company. Ryan Hommel warms up the crowd with a solo acoustic set. Born and…