BerkshireWeekend

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

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, February 25-28, 2015

Momenta Quartet (photo John Gurrin)

STORYBOARD P BRINGS BROOKLYN ‘STREET DANCE’ to MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Storyboard P and his troupe, the Warriorz, bring their stylized street dance to Club B-10 at MASS MoCA on Saturday, February 28, at 8pm. Storyboard P has been called “the Basquiat of street dance,” and “a man whose dancing seems to belong…

IAP Features Solo Exhibition of Works by Shona Macdonald

Shona Macdonald - Sky on Ground #4 - 25 x 36 - Casein on canvas - 2014

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) — Uncanny Valley, a show of innovative works on paper and paintings by New England-based artist Shona Macdonald, opens at Independent Art Projects on Saturday, February 28, 2015, with a reception from 3 to 5pm. The exhibition, presented by CYNTHIA-REEVES, runs through March 29. Uncanny Valley is a new series developed from…

George Thorogood Brings Boogie-Rock to the Colonial

George Thorogood

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – George Thorogood & The Destroyers bring their singular style of boogie-blues to the Colonial Theatre on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at 7:30pm. Legendary Boston-based soul-rock shouter Barrence Whitfield opens the show. George Thorogood and his longtime band, the Destroyers boast a catalog of iconic hits, including “Bad To The Bone,” “One Bourbon,…

Storyboard P Brings Brooklyn ‘Street Dance’ to MASS MoCA

Storyboard P

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Storyboard P and his troupe, the Warriorz, bring their stylized street dance to Club B-10 at MASS MoCA on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at 8pm. Storyboard P has been called “the Basquiat of street dance,” and “a man whose dancing seems to belong less to the limitations of the human body…

Momenta Quartet to Play Ives and Tan Dun at Simon’s Rock

Momenta Quartet (photo John Gurrin)

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – The adventurous Momenta Quartet will perform works by Charles Ives and Tan Dun at Simon’s Rock College as part of the South Berkshire Concerts series on Saturday, February 28 at 8pm in the McConnell Auditorium of the Daniel Arts Center. The program will include the Second String Quartet of Charles Ives…

North Mississippi Allstars and Anders Osborne to Join Forces at Helsinki Hudson

Luther Dickinson (Lightnin Malcolm in rear)

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – The Grammy Award-nominated North Mississippi Allstars and singer-guitarist Anders Osborne will combine forces as N.M.O. (North Mississippi Osbornes) at Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday, March 1, 2015, at 8pm. The evening will feature one acoustic and one electric set, combining the Southern blues-rock approach of the North Mississippi Allstars with Anders Osborne’s…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, February 18-22, 2015

Mark Dion: The Octagon Room

ACCLAIMED AUTHOR LYDIA DAVIS to READ at WILLIAMS (WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Short story writer Lydia Davis, winner of the Man Booker International Prize as well as a host of other awards, will read from her works of fiction in Griffin Hall, Room 3, at Williams College tonight (Wednesday, February 18, 2015) at 7pm. The reading…

Acclaimed Author Lydia Davis to Read at Williams College

Lydia Davis

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Short story writer Lydia Davis, winner of the Man Booker International Prize as well as a host of other awards, will read from her works of fiction in Griffin Hall, Room 3, at Williams College tonight (Wednesday, February 18, 2015) at 7pm. The reading is free and open to the public. Lyda…

Williams Jazz Faculty – Including Avery Sharpe and Conor Meehan – to Play Original Compositions at Brooks-Rogers

(l-r) Kris Allen, sax; Conor Meehan, drums; Avery Sharpe, bass

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Musicians who teach jazz at Williams College will offer a Jazz Faculty Concert, featuring all original compositions, in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall on the Williams College campus on Thursday, February 19, at 8pm. The concert is free and open to the public. The ensemble includes jazz director Kris Allen, saxophonist Mike Kolodny, trombonist…