BerkshireWeekend

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

Berkshire Cultural Preview, January 25-29, 2012

NEW CLARK EXHIBITION EXPLORES THE ART OF COPYING (WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – The Clark will open its latest exhibition, Copycat: Reproducing Works of Art, on Saturday, January 29, 2012. Exploring the line between innovation and imitation, the exhibition features 50 prints and photographs that are both original works of art and repetitions of drawings, prints, paintings,…

Berkshire Cultural Highlights Jan 20-22, 2012

AUDUBON and BIRDS TAKE FLIGHT at BERKSHIRE MUSEUM (PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Berkshire Museum will present the major new exhibition, Taking Flight: Audubon and the World of Birds, from Saturday, January 21 through June 17, 2012, showcasing the masterful wildlife art of John James Audubon and exploring the fascinating realm of birds, from the tiniest hummingbird…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Highlights Jan 9-13, 2012

SUPERSTAR ROOTS-MUSIC DUO BLENDS PUNK SPIRIT AND BLUEGRASS AT CLUB HELSINKI (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile, from the Punch Brothers, and Nickel Creek guitarist Michael Daves perform a concert of bluegrass standards played with punk-rock abandon at Club Helsinki Hudson on Wednesday, January 11, 2012, at 8 p.m. Last year, the vocal-instrumental duo…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, Dec 28-31, 2011

  A BRANDENBURG NEW YEAR’S EVE with BERKSHIRE BACH (GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – The Berkshire Bach Ensemble continues its tradition of over two decades on Saturday, December 31, 2011, by performing all six Brandenburg Concerti of Johann Sebastian Bach, directed by harpsichordist Kenneth Cooper, at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center at 6 p.m. Bach’s colorful…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Highlights Dec 22-25, 2011

HOLIDELIC at CLUB HELSINKI HUDSON (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Everett Bradley’s Holidelic comes to Club Helsinki on Thursday, December 22, 2011, at 8 p.m., for a ‘Holiday Freak’ concert. Holidelic blends the musical influences of 1970s and ‘80s funk and soul bands in original songs that celebrate diversity, mild familial seasonal dysfunction, individuality and holiday booty…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview Dec 14-18, 2011

LYLE LOVETT at the MAHAIWE (GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Four-time Grammy Award-winner Lyle Lovett will perform at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center with his five-member acoustic group on Saturday, December 17, 2011, at 8 pm. Finely wrought and full of wit, wisdom, and Texas-sized storytelling, his songs are rife with characters and concepts that loom…

Berkshire Cultural Preview, December 7-11, 2011

FAMED CELLIST, CHOREOGRAPHER TEAM UP for MULTIMEDIA OPERA at MASS MOCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Artists from the classical music and dance avant-garde will join forces when, after a 10-day residency, contemporary cellist Maya Beiser, the founding cellist of the Bang on a Can All-Stars, teams with radical choreographer Karole Armitage to perform the psychological…

Berkshire Cultural Highlights, November 30, 2011- December 4, 2011

FIDDLER NATALIE MACMASTER PRESENTS CHRISTMAS IN CAPE BRETON AT THE COLONIAL (PITTSFIELD, Mass,) – Renowned fiddler and Celtic musician Natalie MacMaster performs Christmas in Cape Breton at the Colonial Theatre on Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at 7:30 pm. MacMaster’s Cape Breton-style fiddling has resonated with world audiences through 10 albums, multiple gold sales figures and…

Berkshire Cultural Highlights November 25-27, 2011

'Stream Golds' by John MacDonald

  BOBBY SWEET CONCERT TO BENEFIT CENTRAL BERKSHIRE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY (PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Bobby Sweet and the BSweet Band with special guest the Tommy Filiault Band will perform a concert to benefit Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, November 26, 2011, at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St.…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Highlights Nov 16-18, 2011

A scene from Act II of 'Satyagraha' with Richard Croft (center) as Gandhi

SUPERSTARS of AFROBEAT and  FUNK PAY TRIBUTE to JAMES BROWN at the MAHAIWE (GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) –  Former James Brown sidemen Pee Wee Ellis and Maceo Parker team up with Afrobeat superstars Cheikh Lô and Vusi Mahlasela in Still Black, Still Proud, a musical exploration of the give-and-take between James Brown’s funk soul and African…