BerkshireWeekend

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

Chris Smither to Perform at Club Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Folk-blues singer-songwriter Chris Smither performs at Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at 9pm. Having distilled his own signature sound of blues and folk for over 40 years, Smither is truly an American original. A profound songwriter and virtuoso guitarist, Smither continues to draw deeply from the blues, American folk…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, July 10-14, 2013

  BRIAN BROOKS MOVING COMPANY at JACOB’S PILLOW  (BECKET, Mass.) – The dynamic contemporary dance ensemble Brian Brooks Moving Company presents a daring program featuring larger-than-life stage design, bold costuming, and full-out movement in the Doris Duke Theatre at Jacob’s Pillow Dance from Wednesday, July 10 to Sunday, July 14, 2013. Led by choreographer and…

WTF Free Theatre Features New ‘Dracula’ Adaptation, Blood Drive

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Dracula, or the Un-Dead, a dynamic new stage version of Bram Stoker’s iconic 1897 tale, opens at the Williamstown Theatre Festival’s Free Theatre on Poker Flats Field on the Williams College Campus (weather permitting). The production, adapted by Free Theatre co-founder and WTF veteran Steve Lawson, runs Wednesday, July 10 to Saturday,…

Jazz and Barbecue at The Mount

(LENOX, Mass.) – “Struttin’ with Some Barbecue,” an evening of music and food at The Mount – the historic home of writer Edith Wharton – takes place on Thursday, July 11, 2013, from 5 to 8pm, in conjunction with Lift Ev’ry Voice, the biennial festival celebrating African-American culture and heritage in the Berkshires. The evening…

John Cariani’s ‘Love/Sick’ Gets Staged Reading at Mahaiwe

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Love/Sick, the latest play by Almost, Maine playwright John Cariani, will receive a staged reading by Berkshire Playwrights Lab on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at 7:30pm at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center (14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, Mass.).  Love/Sick is composed of a series of ten funny, slightly twisted love stories…

Contemporary Opera Version of ‘Gatsby’ at Tanglewood

(LENOX, Mass.) –  John Harbison’s opera The Great Gatsby will be performed by the orchestra and chorus of Boston-based Emmanuel Music on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.,  in Ozawa Hall, as part of Tanglewood’s 75th birthday tribute to the composer. The concert performance will be led by Emmanuel Music artistic director Ryan Turner…

Brian Brooks Moving Company Coming to Jacob’s Pillow

(BECKET, Mass.) – The dynamic contemporary dance ensemble Brian Brooks Moving Company presents a daring program featuring larger-than-life stage design, bold costuming, and full-out movement in the Doris Duke Theatre at Jacob’s Pillow Dance from Wednesday, July 10 to Sunday, July 14, 2013. Led by choreographer and artistic director Brian Brooks, the troupe will perform…

Milton, Mike and Ruthy Headline Music Festival at Dream Away Lodge

(BECKET, Mass.) – Milton, the Toy Soldiers, Joe Fletcher, Poor Old Shine, the Dire Honeys and Mike and Ruthy (Michael Merenda and Ruth Ungar) headline Nouveau Revue 4, the fourth annual weekend festival of new, emerging and established music at Dream Away Lodge, taking place Thursday, July 11, through Sunday July 14, 2013. Admission to…

Close Encounters With Music Chamber Series Expands to The Clark

Program Highlights Russian Piano-Cello Duets by Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, and Tchaikovsky(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – The dynamic Close Encounters with Music chamber series makes its debut appearance at the Clark with “White Nights,” a program of works by Russian composers Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, and Tchaikovsky performed by pianist Vassily Primakov and cellist Yehuda Hanani, who is also artistic director…