BerkshireWeekend

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

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, April 23-26, 2015

Sergei Isupov, “Crosscurrent” 2015, porcelain, slip, glaze, 11.5 x 23 x 6" (photo: John Polak)

LITERARY DEATH MATCH RETURNS to THE MOUNT (LENOX, Mass.) – Authors Jedediah Berry, Arda Collins, Ron Currie Jr., Paul La Farge, Courtney Maum, Sue Smith and Jenny Zigrino will take part in a Literary Death Match at The Mount: Edith Wharton’s Home, on Friday, April 24, at 8pm. Four of these authors will read original…

New Tina Packer Book ‘Women of Will’ to Be Feted at Shakespeare & Co.

Book Jacket WomenOfWillHiRes

(LENOX, Mass.) – Tina Packer, Shakespeare & Company’s founding artistic director, actor, writer — and one of the country’s foremost experts on Shakespeare — celebrates the publication of her new book, “Women of Will: Following the Feminine in Shakespeare’s Plays,” in the Bernstein Theatre at Shakespeare & Company on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at 7:30pm.…

Exhibition of Painted Porcelain Sculptures at IAP Truly a ‘Family Affair’

Sergei Isupov, “Crosscurrent” 2015, porcelain, slip, glaze, 11.5 x 23 x 6" (photo: John Polak)

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Family Affair, a group exhibition featuring painted porcelain sculptures created by Sergei Isupov, Kadri Pärnamets, and their five-year-old daughter, Roosi Isupov, opens at Independent Art Projects (IAP) on the MASS MoCA campus on Saturday, April 25, 2015, and remains on view through May 25, 2015. There will be an opening reception…

Literary Death Match Returns to The Mount

Jenny Zigrino

(LENOX, Mass.) – Authors Jedediah Berry, Arda Collins, Ron Currie Jr., Paul La Farge, Courtney Maum, Sue Smith and Jenny Zigrino will take part in a Literary Death Match at The Mount: Edith Wharton’s Home, on Friday, April 24, at 8pm. Four of these authors will read original work before a panel of three all-star judges.…

BIFF Hosts ‘Animal House’ Screening and Reunion Party

Animal House poster

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – An unprecedented cast reunion and screening of “National Lampoon’s Animal House,” the classic 1978 comedy directed by John Landis and starring the late John Belushi, will take place at the Mahaiwe on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at 7pm, in a presentation by the Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF). Cast members expected…

Buffalo Stack Brings Bluesy Roots-Rock to Helsinki Hudson

Buffalo Stack

  (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Hudson’s own Buffalo Stack brings its bluesy brand of roots-rock to Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, April 25, at 9pm. With slide blues guitar, gospel organ chords, New Orleans-style horns, and group harmonies, bluesy roots-rockers Buffalo Stack can’t help but recall Woodstock heroes the Band. In fact, it was at Levon Helm’s barn…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Apr 16-21, 2015

BoDeans

KENNY ARONOFF to HELP BoDEANS ROCK the COLONIAL (PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – It will be a special homecoming when heartland rockers the BoDeans perform at the Colonial on Thursday, April 16, at 7:30pm, as the group is touring with Stockbridge native and local hero Kenny Aronoff – one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll drummers in…

Caroline Rose Brings Postmodern Blues to Williams Inn

Caroline Rose  by Jer Coons 2

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Caroline Rose, named by NPR’s Bob Boilen as his favorite discovery at 2014’s Americana Music Festival, brings her unique style of postmodern blues to the Tavern at the Williams Inn on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at 7:30pm (doors open at 6pm), as part of the Barntone Sessions series. Described by Boilen as…