BerkshireWeekend

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

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, Feb 7-10, 2013

  ANSEL ADAMS PHOTOGRAPHS at BERKSHIRE MUSEUM (PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – An exhibition of photographs by Ansel Adams, perhaps the most popular, critically acclaimed and influential American photographer of all time, best known for his black-and-white nature photographs of the American West, comes to Berkshire Museum beginning Saturday, February 9, 2013, when an opening reception will…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, Jan 30-Feb 3, 2013

DAVID IVES’S ADAPTION of CORNEILLE’S ‘THE LIAR’ OPENS at SHAKESPEARE & COMPANY (LENOX, Mass.) – Award-winning playwright David Ives’s new adaptation of Pierre Corneille’s classic farce, The Liar, opens on Friday, February 1, 2013, and runs through Sunday, March 24, 2013, in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox. The production, directed…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview Jan 24-29, 2013

HUDSON’S ROCK ROYALTY TEAMS UP FOR HOUSING BENEFIT CONCERT (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Four musicians representing bands including the Rolling Stones, Guns n’ Roses, Smashing Pumpkins, the Replacements, Hole and Rasputina – all equally distinguished for their solo work and all four residents of this riverside city – are joining forces on Sunday, January 27, 2013,…

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Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, Jan 16-22, 2013

ECOLOGY OF THE ARCTIC DISCUSSED at BERKSHIRE MUSEUM   (PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – On Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at 7 p.m., Berkshire Museum hosts author Bob Reiss for a multimedia discussion about his Arctic travels and his book, The Eskimo and the Oil Man (Business Plus). In The Eskimo and the Oil Man, author Bob Reiss…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, Jan 9-13, 2013

  NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL at WILLIAMS FEATURES CONTEMPORANEOUS, PAUL DE JONG and MELISSA ST. PIERRE (WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – I/O Fest ‘13, a three-day festival of new music from around the globe featuring five concerts with several world premieres, works by thirty composers, and performances by Contemporaneous, Paul de Jong (formerly of The Books), and Melissa…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview Jan 2-8, 2013

INDIE FOLK-ROCK DUO DAVID WAX MUSEUM to PLAY COLONIAL   (PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – The David Wax Museum brings its rootsy fusion of folk, rock, Mexican and musical curiosity to the Colonial Theatre on Friday, January 4, 2013, at 8pm. A duo, the group features singer-guitarist David Wax, who primarily plays the jarana, a Mexican instrument…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview Dec 28, 2012-Jan 1, 2013

BACH SOCIETY HOSTS TRADITIONAL NEW YEAR’S CONCERTS   (GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Berkshire Bach will offer a triple-play of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos as well as works by Vivaldi and Handel in concerts in Northampton, Great Barrington and Troy, N.Y., on December 30 and 31, 2012, and January 1, 2013, respectively. On the program will be…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, Dec 21-23, 2012

PAIRED ARTWORKS from COLLECTION, CHOSEN by ARTIST MAGGIE MAILER, DISPLAYED at BERKSHIRE MUSEUM   (PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Wink: Pairings from the Berkshire Museum’s Collections, on display at the Berkshire Museum through early spring, is the interpretive brainchild of guest artist/curator Maggie Mailer, who chose to bring pairs of artworks – paintings, photography, and prints from the Berkshire Museum’s…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, Dec 13-17, 2012

  CHEKHOV’S ‘SEAGULL’ GIVEN REMIX by EXPERIMENTAL THEATER COMPANY at MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – As the culmination of a technical residency at MASS MoCA, the unique contemporary theatre company Half Straddle presents Seagull (Thinking of you),  a new, experimental interpretation of Anton Chekhov’s classic play, The Seagull, in the Hunter Center on Saturday,…